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Might be the multi-engine lesson content that goes along with the additional aircraft.

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They just told me that they will release the DA42 (which is made by Alabeo) end of this month.

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Just saw some new pictures on their facebook page. Including a very cool 360 of the cockpit! 

 

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Curious, do all the switches work in this version, have they said?  Or is like the two original limited function release aircraft?  Nice looking model.  I do struggle with how "drab" they have made everything look colorwise though.... not an issue in FSX or P3D, so obviously a design choice they made.  I just don't like it.

 

Of course, no one asked me anywho  :Tounge:

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Looks like they added a 3rd place for a Fligth School? German registration of the DA42 maybe a hint. But can`t identify airport on picture, maybe EDRK ?

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Looks like they added a 3rd place for a Fligth School? German registration of the DA42 maybe a hint. But can`t identify airport on picture, maybe EDRK ?

 

Looks like EDRK to me. Its certainly one of the Turbulent Design airports. 

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DA42 DLC on STEAM is now decrypted and has a size of 1.18 GB.

I think they will release it tomorrow.

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DA42 is a nice aircraft, but i can`t fly it because my frames drop immense.

With the pipers i have 30-80fps, normally about 40.

With the DA42 i only get 5-25 fps, mostly about 17.

A lot of stutters, not playable.

 

They failed again....

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Looks nice, but when I move the GPS to a second monitor the sim crashes. And my control settings aren't persistent.

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Tried to complete my first flight from Seattle, low frames (20-25) but kept flying.  About 5 minutes after departure, leveled off at 4K feet, and CRASH to desktop.

 

Lame.

 

DTG's can keep their sim, no time for this unfortunately.

 

Still can't figure out how they have made the FSX/P3D world so drab and dreary looking.

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What gets me is I cannot pan around the VC with my hat switch, it is too fast and when I wan to look out the left side I end up looking at the rear.  Maybe a performance issue. I have been pretty positive about flight school but the DA42 looks nice but is unflyable to me because of this, I wonder what kind of beta test they performed on this aircraft.  Plus I already have emailed support about this but I need a map view with a simulator which Dovetail has chosen to remove.   I will stick with the Pipers in Flight School.

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What gets me is I cannot pan around the VC with my hat switch, it is too fast and when I wan to look out the left side I end up looking at the rear.  Maybe a performance issue. I have been pretty positive about flight school but the DA42 looks nice but is unflyable to me because of this, I wonder what kind of beta test they performed on this aircraft.  Plus I already have emailed support about this but I need a map view with a simulator which Dovetail has chosen to remove.   I will stick with the Pipers in Flight School.

I have to wonder if they just released it to meet the June deadline they initially promised for all pre-orders... only reason I can think of.  Release it and hope it's good enough instead of dealing with the whining of another missed date.

 

I'm torn, I want them to succeed, but simply not liking the experience overall so far.  I do like the UI though for the most part, that's a nice improvement for general users I'd say.  Graphics are quite disappointing though and will turn away those new to the hobby used to modern titles.

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Did it come with any new missions/training lessons?

 

Yep. The shots come from the one-engine landing lesson for the DA-42.

Also, I am pretty satisfied with ground textures, it seems that a lot of work has been done there. In addition, no microstutters at all now, smooth as butter. Unfortunately, clouds and sky colors continue very bad as usual.

But I am more positive now than I was after the first release (in view of the full sim).

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Yep. The shots come from the one-engine landing lesson for the DA-42.

 

Do the lessons get into critical engine (most adverse effect) failure on takeoff? Just curious.

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Do the lessons get into critical engine (most adverse effect) failure on takeoff? Just curious.

Yes, there is a specific lesson for the DA-42 with one-engine failure both before and after take-off.

Base flight school for the DA-42 is Koblenz, Germany.

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Quite pleased with the update so far. The DA-42 runs very smooth on my laptop, though at lower FPS than the Cub. I wish I could turn down the light scattering effect though.

 

The G1000 was kind of a hard-hitter on FPS in FSX as I recall.

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A couple nice things I noticed post-update:

 

Both the GPS295 and G1000 and are working pretty well. They fixed some GPS bugs where it would not display waypoint info or procedures, and the sim doesn't crash if you mess with the different pages, waypoint info, approach procs etc.

 

This might be a pre-update feature but I noticed that if you disable pause on task switch, the audio doesn't cut out when switching to another program. I like to switch over to my browser to look at charts etc and it's real nice to not have the audio cut off. In FSX I paid for a $15 addon for the same feature.

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