FlightFactor Updates Boeing 757 & 767 Airframes
X-Plane developer FlightFactor, renowned for multiple Airbus and Boeing series aircraft, has released an update for their Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft. Most notably, both airframes are now fully compatible with X-Plane 11’s new Vulkan Rendering Engine, which is currently a part of the XP11.50 beta.
Just a few hours ago a team member from StepToSky, which partly designed both aircraft, posted two separate announcements for each aircraft regarding the updates; one for the 757, and the other for the 767. The updates include compatibility with Vulkan, better simulated air-fuel mixture (in heavy rain or icing conditions, for example) and provides a VHF radio info file for the online ATC simulation network, PilotEdge.
As both aircraft are built very similarly, the updates contain features which are improved on both aircraft;
- added support for X-Plane 11.50 running on Vulkan
- added VHF radio info file for PilotEdge
- turned off sound notification "warning", and light "caution" - during the "Fire detection test"
- fixed ground service objects drawing in X-Plane 11.50 (Vulkan)
- fixed lamps for fire extinguishing handles
- fixed TAI indication
- fixed radials rendering for tuned navaids and fix info
- fixed clock display
- fixed logic of heat exchanging between fuel and environment air when wing anti-ice is active
- fixed some IRS lamps and states logic
- added violations in the air-fuel mixture in which the engine can stop if the engine igniter is not turned on: heavy rains, icing of the engine, high turbulence, low fuel pressure
The update to the 757 brings the version up to 2.4.6, and includes the aforementioned features along with button fixes, and improvements to the ‘Thomson’ livery. The update also removes the ability to enable Bulk temperature EICAS displays.
The 767 gets the same number of improvements in the new version 1.3.10. In addition to the features above; the broken VTM (Visual Tutorial Mode) function has now been fixed, temperatures for cargo compartments now display correctly and the flap placard limit speed for the freighter variant of the airframe has now been fixed.
The update is available to download via the included X-Updater or via the X-Plane.org Store. Both the 757 and 767 are currently priced at $72, with ‘Extended’ variants setting the user back another $20 on the X-Plane.org Store.
While the update is downloading why not checkout the previous update to the Boeing 757 and 767 from FlightFactor, or take a peek at the exclusive highlight video from the upcoming update to their Airbus A350!