Aerosoft Updates CRJ550/700 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

May 29, 2021
X-Plane
OTHER
MSFS

Earlier this week, Aerosoft updated their CRJ 550/700 product to v1.0.3, bringing an array of different bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and new features.

The full list of changes is as follows:

  • Changed ETA calculation to base on current UTC time instead of ATD
  • Fixed NAV frequencies on MCDU Radio Page showing 0.0 after LOC tuned
  • Fixed Coupled VNAV not initiating descent
  • Limited range for PFD slip indicator
  • Limited range for PFD flight director
  • ETA calculation on MFD DATA FPLN Progress page
  • ETA calculation on MCDU PERF INIT page 3/3
  • Improvements to GPWS mode 3 (altitude loss after takeoff)
  • Improvements to GPWS mode 5 (below glideslope)
  • Flaps/Slats EICAS animation corrected
  • Flaps/Slats exterior model animation corrected
  • Added custom glide path calculation
  • Adapted GS Hold to custom GS
  • Fixed wrong lbs-kg conversion in EFB ZFW input
  • Removed duplicate PA "Remain Seated" after landing
  • Added "Low cost carrier" mode for PA and FD announcements (no drinks, no coffee, no sandwiches)
  • Increased volume for Gear Up/Down sounds inside the cockpit
  • VNAV improvements. Better handling of intermediate level offs
  • Fixed EFB ZFW input
  • Fixed transparency issue with CRJ-550/700 LOD1 models
  • Added functions to allow 180+ degree turns into a given direction
  • Added reduced bank angle to MSFS version
  • Fixed CF Leg drawing for right turns (Test case: EGHH/26 - EGHH/ILS26/BIA)
  • Verified CF Leg drawing for left turns (Test case: EGHI/20 - EGHI/20/EAS)
  • Last direct waypoint now disappears from the DIR INTC page after the aircraft passed it.
  • Fixed route zig zagging
  • Fixed bearing pointers
  • Fixed missing SID-Enroute transitions at end of list
  • Fixed wrong heading calculation if both longitudes on a track are equal
  • Added support for hardware flaps axis
  • Added support for hardware spoiler axis
  • Fixed ALT mode switching to ALTS CAP instead of PITCH
  • Added icao_xxx entries to aircraft.cfg
  • Updated CRJ-550 model
  • Custom Glideslope Hold
  • Landing and takeoff behavior improvements in flight model
  • Fixed arc and radius to fix drawing routines
  • New throttle control mechanics via Simconnect
  • Improved ground and flight spoiler effects
  • Cruise performance fine tuned to new atmospheric model
  • Take of rotation improved by modified slats/flaps behaviour and new V-Stabilizer calculation
  • Improved flight spoiler to meet real world descent rates
  • Improved ground spoiler effect for correct lift dumping effect at touch down
  • Overall stability in flight improved to feel less wind and turbulence effects
  • All flaps stages matching operating handbook reference data and are based on new flaps model
  • Correct CoG empty display in modified UI
  • UI Load stations with max value reference data
  • Fixed (INTC) to Arc leg sequencing (GCFV/01 LORP4Q SID)
  • Added arrow in flight plan display for arc legs (RF/AF) with the overfly flag set

Aerosoft’s CRJ 550/700, a short-range commercial airplane, features a custom-built exterior model and cockpit that comes equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic flight bag (EFB), high-quality textures, and a highly realistic flight system. 

In addition to the CRJ 550/700 base package, Aerosoft is also planning to release a 900/1000 variant for an extra €16.75 (USD $20.25), though a definite release date is still unclear. For more information on Aerosoft’s CRJ base package, check out another Threshold Article.

The newest version of the CRJ 550/700 variants can currently be purchased on the Aerosoft Shop or the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace for €42.00 (USD $50.80), excluding tax.


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