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My intent with this thread is to try and keep the FSW community informed on what is happening at FSW as best as I understand it. I am not a FSW employee so anything I post here is 'unofficial'. However, as a member of the FSW Beta team, I do get to talk with Mark (FSW) so hopefully what I have to say is at least 'in the ballpark'.  😉   I intend to periodically provide updates as needed.

This thread is locked so updates don't get lost in possible follow-on discussion posts. However, feel free to post in the appropriate FSW topic subforum.

So ...

I expect there will be a Lear35 update in a few weeks or so with the new textures by Wickedbacon; a new Payload Manager that allows more flexibility in setting individual fuel tank quantities, passenger weights and the cargo load (similar to the Falcon 50 Payload Manager); and some code updates/fixes.

Regrading the FMC for the Lear, as far as I know Ernie is working on it, but I have not heard any details on that for a while now. I think FMC availability is still a good ways off yet. I'll update in this thread when I know more.

I also expect a MU-2 update to be released fairly soon with a number of fixes and improvements like an engine air start procedure, a prop animation fix that uses N1 and N2 for engine failure, No Smoking and Fasten Seat Belt chimes, etc.  As for the MU-2 texture work, it seems the professional texture company has decided to restrict their efforts to new aircraft, so they will not be working on the MU-2 as was originally expected. However, Mark does still wants to update the MU-2 textures, but it won't happen as soon as was anticipated.

Meanwhile, back at the FSW  'Skunk Works' Mark and Joe are hard at work on the C414AW. Joe is providing a lot of detailed pictures and information since it's his plane that is being modeled, and I've no doubt this is going to be one heck of a super accurate simulation when it's done!

That's it for now...

Al

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Although there can always be unexpected delays I think we are really getting close to the release of the Lear 35 update. All that remains are a few things to 'touch up' and some beta testing to make sure all is ready to go.  In addition to the amazing texture updates by Wickedbacon that I'm sure most of you have been following in another thread here, the update will also have coding improvements and significant sound updates. The sound updates will greatly enhance immersion and realism thanks to FSW's chief pilot Joe who went out of his way to record and install 'real' sounds from the actual Lear 35 that he flies as his day job (actually, it seems most of his on-call medivac flying is in the wee hours of the morning!) 

So IMO this is going to be one super L35 update!

Al

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I expect the Lear35 update to be released to the beta testing team this coming week.  For a peak at some of the changes you haven't seen -- I should say -- haven't heard, take a look at the Preview Video for Upcoming Sounds in the Lear35 subforum that FSW's Chief Pilot Joe put together for you.

Al

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The Lear35 update is currently undergoing testing by the FSW Beta team.  FSW has developed a new installer so that is also under beta testing at the same time. The new installer puts the FLYSIMWARE LEAR35 INFO folder on your root C drive instead of on the desktop as in the past. You will find a simple startup shortcut on the desktop pointing to the FLYSIMWARE LEAR35 INFO. However, once you know where things are you can delete the shortcut off your desktop. In the FLYSIMWARE LEAR35 INFO folder you will find the GPS Management Tool for loading different GPS configurations into the Lear 35.

 FSW expects to have the Lear35 update with the new installer 'out the door' in a week or less.

Al

Update: You will be able to access the Lear GPS Management Tool from the Win10 Start menu.

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Now that what was going to be a Lear35  'minor' update, but turned out to be a major update thanks to the extensive efforts of Mark and volunteers RW Lear 35 pilot Joe and texture magician WickedBacon is finally out the door, Mark is back hard at work on modeling the C414. Mark hopes to get the C414 model to the texture company in a timely manner which will free him up for the major work that will be required to integrate the UNS-1 FMS into the Lear35 cockpit. This will require quite a bit of 're-modeling' work since the Lear's radios will have to be moved to the main panel (which btw is where they are in Joe's Lears)  to free-up room on the center console for the UNS-1. The UNS-1 will be available as an expansion pack in the not to distant future.

Al

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Here's the latest info from FSW on the C414 progress as posted on Facebook. Once the exterior model is off to the painters, Mark will begin developing the interior -- VC, systems, AP, etc.

Al

 

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Just want to let folks know that the external model of the C414 is finished and has been sent to the texturing company, and Mark is now hard at work on the interior model.

Al

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