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Hi,

First of all, we want to thank all of our King Air customers for their loyalty and patience. It hasn't been a quick road to a release, and unfortunately, it's about to get a bit longer.

When we started the King Air, our goal was to make one of the most authentic simulations of the King Air that would exist in our simulators. We were confident in our progress, to the point that last year we decided to open up the doors and invite our customers along for the journey. Well, although the King Air has progressed to the point where many might call for it's release, saying it's 'good enough', we've had to sit down and make some very difficult decisions regarding its evolution.

The fact is, we're not happy with the present condition of the PL-21, nor the UNS FMS that is currently installed in the King Air. We feel that it's not accurate enough to the real deal, and when it's all said and done, we desire this aircraft to be *perfect*. To that end, we are completely dropping the UNS FMS and re-coding the PL-21. This will allow us to provide the correct FMS, the correct procedures, the correct look and feel, and in the end, a far more authentic and superior product. One that will allow us to continue our long standing tradition of upgrading and support well into the future.

However, with a change of this magnitude comes an inevitable delay. We were hoping for a release in the very, very near future, but the changes we've described necessitate a lot more work and coding, much more bug fixing and polishing. We've never done anything half-way, and we're not about to start now. Although we hesitate to put a number to it, we are targeting a window of 3 to 6 months for this extra work to be completed.

When we have a stable alpha version with the new code, we will of course be releasing a version to our Early Access customers to become familiar with.

Again, we thank you for your continued loyalty and patience; we promise to make this an aircraft worth waiting for.

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Creative Director and chooser of planes.

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Thanks for the update.  I'm sure there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, but getting it right the first is, in my opinion, very important.

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Agreed, tough decision, but aiming for a top end product this makes sense.

This Ka will be awesome! We just need to be patient (and that's where it's difficult :) )

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Well, you stand behind your products so if in your opinion this is the way it has to go,,,that's okay with me. I did enjoy it worked to date.

Dave

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