Colimata Releases Concorde FXP v3 for X-Plane 12

January 3, 2023
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Colimata has recently released the third version of their Concorde add-on, especially for X-Plane 12 (not compatible with X-Plane 11). It’s said to bring their product to a new level in terms of visuals, flight model, and functionality. 


The Concorde was a supersonic passenger airplane operated by British Airways and Air France between 1976 and 2003. It was developed in the 1960s as a joint venture between the British and French governments, making its first flight in 1969. It was known for its sleek, delta-wing design and the ability to fly at speeds of up to Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound (it was the first commercial airplane to break the sound barrier and could fly from London to New York in just over three hours). Despite its short service life, the Concorde remains an iconic and influential aircraft in aviation history.


The Colimata Concorde is a highly detailed and realistic aircraft simulation for X-Plane 12, featuring a 3D cockpit with front, center, roof, side and engineering panels. The cockpit features 4K texturing and over 1000 click regions, as well as 700+ custom lights for warning lamps, night lighting, and exterior lights. The aircraft also includes a PRO or STANDARD complexity setting. The external model is equally detailed, with accurate 3D modeling, moving engine parts, and opening doors and service panels. The flight model offers realistic takeoff and landing behavior, and refined subsonic and supersonic flight. The sound design is immersive, with 3D audio and a wide variety of sound effects. It’s fully VR-compatible and includes an autopilot with 16+ functions. The complete feature list follows down below:

3D COCKPIT

  • Super detailed 3D cockpit
  • Front panel, center panel, roof panel, side consoles, Engineering
  • 4k cockpit textures including 100’s of texts and markings
  • 2k alternative available to save VRAM
  • Incredible level of interactivity
  • More than 1000 click regions (switches, quick access areas, etc)
  • 700+ custom lights for:
  • Warning lamps
  • Gorgeous, dimmable night lighting (Instruments, panels, floods, etc.)
  • Exterior lights
  • PRO or STANDARD complexity settings
  • 3D Inertial Navigation System CIVA
  • Route programming directly in the 3D cockpit
  • Track / Groundspeed
  • Heading / Drift angle
  • XTK Track
  • Position
  • Waypoints
  • Distance / Time
  • Wind
  • Waypoint change
  • Interactive Engineering panel
  • Automatic or manual trim fuel pumping
  • Rain effects

EXTERNAL MODEL

  • Accurate 3D model of the aircraft
  • Very detailed engines
  • Including moving ramps, intake/spill doors
  • Animated primary and secondary nozzles (reversers)
  • Engine cowl doors can be opened
  • Mounted engines
  • External 3D model of the Olympus 593 engine
  • Detailed landing gear
  • Opening passenger and cargo doors plus service panels
  • Many utility vehicles included (tankers, conveyors, catering, etc)
  • Included pushback truck and functionality
  • Full use of PBR
  • Beautiful 4k textures including normal maps
  • 2k version available to save VRAM

 

FLIGHTMODEL

  • PRO or STANDARD setting
  • Realistic takeoff and landing
  • Refined subsonic and supersonic flight model
  • Thrust simulation
  • Trim fuel imbalance force simulation
  • Automatic fuel trimming via Virtual Engineer

 

SOUND

  • FMOD 3D sound
  • Dozens and dozens of sound effects
  • Audio advice from Copilot, Engineer, and Pilot
  • A dozen different sound spaces
  • Adjustable volumes

 

VR

  • Fully VR compatible
  • Including flight preparation in VR via GUI

 

IN ADDITION

  • PRO or STANDARD complexity settings
  • Autopilot with 16+ functions
  • Extensive Graphical User Interface with features like:
  • Route loading
  • Flight Preparation
  • Aircraft management
  • Virtual flight engineer
  • Custom content
  • GUI is fully scalable and can pop out
  • Dedicated Checklists window
  • Quick Access GUI (Views, GUI, Checklists)
  • 3D passenger cabin
  • 2 liveries included
  • Many more free liveries available
  • Paintkit available

 

 

MANUALS

  • Installation & Setup manual
  • ‘10 essentials’ manual (91 pages)
  • Full manual (403 pages, separate download)
  • Cold & Dark startup guide (67 pages)
  • Navigation tutorial (54 pages)
  • Video tutorials on youtube.com/colimatavideos


It’s available on the X-Plane.Org Store for $54.95 (on sale), requiring at least 600 MB of free disk space. Owners of the previous version are eligible for an upgrade discount.

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