Weekly News Recap: May 20
Welcome to Threshold’s weekly news recap for today the 20th of May, 2018. We aim for this weekly piece to be a collection of all the news that we didn’t get to, as well as where we take a look back at all the headlines from the X-Plane world. The Threshold Weekly News Recap is released every Sunday.
In case you missed it:
Turbulent Designs announce MBS Int’l airport for X-Plane, Ultra Weather XP V2.3 is released, Airfoillabs show us some incredible detail in an update to the King Air 350, JustFlight preview the upcoming C152, FlightFactor update the 757 to be VR compatible, and Frank Dainese shows off new screenshots of Monument Valley.
Laminar preview FSExpo set
With FlightSim Expo on in just under 3 weeks, Laminar Research are in full swing preparing for the event in Las Vegas. They aren’t keeping it all under wraps though, letting us in on progress on the Vegas strip.
Posted to Facebook on Saturday, Laminar said:
“Happy Friday! Here is a sneak peak of something that we're working on for FS Expo. #VegasBaby#XPlane”
Keep up to date with all the X-Plane news from FSExpo with Threshold.
ToLiss A319 - new engine sounds in v1.1
ToLiss’ flagship aircraft, the A319, is due for a large update. Since release back in early March, the developers have been showing off more new features available in v1.1. Some of the confirmed new features include a totally redone cockpit (with new textures), as well as bug fixes from the previous version.
Another feature for V1.1 is an engine sound overhaul. The news was announced via Facebook earlier today:
“It's time for great news ! We are very happy to announce that the ToLiss 319 will feature new custom CFM sounds provided by Turbine Sound Studios. The new CFM sounds will be included in version 1.1 and the IAE sounds will soon be available as an add-on.”
AOA Simulations V-22 Osprey v1.3 previewed
Military aircraft developer AOA Simulations have previewed a future update to the V-22 Osprey. The heli was released back in March, and has received two small updates since then.
In the next update, AOA will fix texture mapping issues with the military craft, as well as the addition of more community liveries.
"In version 1.3, currently under development, we have fixed several texture mapping issues. Here is a new livery made by one of our talented users, Cristoph Tantow."
That’s all for this week!
Happy flying - and have a wonderful day!