Colimata Concorde FXP Cold & Dark Start Now in Public Beta
Florian and the team at Colimata have quietly released the "early birds" public beta version 1.03 to their Concorde FXP product, which was initially released in May 2019.
The main change with today's update addresses the chief complaint most customers report with this aircraft: not being able to start from cold and dark (starting from a shut down state).
Previously, users would need to click a button which moved the aircraft into a post-engine start state, with no option to manipulate the engine start procedure, for example. Colimata cite their "Early Access" pricing model for this, and had repeatedly warned would-be customers of the aircraft's initial lack of systems, which would be incrementally improved over time.
Ten start-up checklists are now available to guide users through the process, along with a 66-page description of the starting procedure for those wanting to go "under the hood", according to the developer.
In addition to the cold & dark changes, v1.03 also improves on other features already in the Concorde. These include:
- It is now possible to change the hydraulic source for the Elevons on the lower roof panel. The active source will be shown also on the ICOVOL (Flight Control Indicator).
- The code part the drives the night lighting has been optimized and performs better now.
- Linux version is still causing major issues. We continue to work on that intensely.
Florian, the head developer, has promised further information on Linux issues in the coming days.
If you'd like to see more of X-Plane's first payware Concorde, see our review of the Colimata Concorde FXP here.
To update, download the patch from this forum thread.
Thanks to timmetje2001 for the tip off in the Threshold Discord server <3