Weekly News Recap: June 17

Sam Clark
Sunday, June 17, 2018


Welcome to Threshold’s weekly news recap for today the 17th of June, 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:

Aerosoft debuts their latest X-Plane project; EDLW Dortmund, Milviz shows off their Cessna 310 for XP, new previews of volumetric clouds in xEnviro 1.10 are released, FSEnchancer v0.5 is released, JARDesign releases v4 of their plugin; Ground Handling, and PMDG’s Robert Randazzo talks about X-Plane.

Carenado announce 690B Aero Commander

Aircraft developer Carenado have announced the 690B Aero Commander for X-Plane. The 690B is the big brother of the Aero Commander family, seating 4 passengers and 2 crew. It has a ceiling of 19,000ft and cruises at a cool 350km/h.

We were shown the first previews of Carenado’s rendition of the 690B last week via Facebook:

“CARENADO 690B AERO COMMANDER for X-PLANE 11 - Coming very soon!!”

You can find the announcement post on the Carenado Facebook page.

Aerobask Eclipse 550 NG receives FMOD sounds & VR compatibility

The Eclipse 550 NG by Aerobask has received an update. As seems to be the trend recently, the aircraft now includes an FMOD sound pack. Aerobask have released a video showing off the new feature;

Here is the changelog for v1.1.10:

  • FMOD sound system by Daniela Rodríguez Careri
  • VR compatibility, new and revisited manipulators

Attitude Simulations Fox Islands release imminent

Steaven Mckenzie of Attitude Simulations has released more new previews of the Fox Islands for X-Plane. We featured this scenery last week on the Threshold Weekly Recap, where we got our first glimpse of the runway textures of South Fox Island. Since then, the first in-sim screenshots have been released.

“Should be [released] by this weekend. I have 3 days of flying so I'm trying to get final edits and video done by Sunday”

See the full post (with more screenshots!) in the Attitude Simulations Facebook group.


That’s all for this week!

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