X-Crafts Updates ERJ Family to v1.3.3

December 24, 2020

The Embraer Regional Jets family created by X-Crafts has seen a new update this week, bringing it up to version 1.3.3 just in time for the Christmas season.

Taking to the X-Plane.org Forum to share some insight, the developer said that 'we’ve improved a number of items that will make your experience even better' in version 1.3.3.

"Even though X-Crafts is now focusing mainly on the new E-Jets Family which is in development, the popular ERJ Family is still very much in active development and we have many more features planned for this product line."

Here's the release notes for v1.3.3, sorted into various categories by the developer:

AVIONICS CONTROLS

  • Revised CRS knobs for CA and FO.  CRS knobs were changing both CRS1 or CRS2 based on NAV source selected.  Now CRS1 (Left side) only changes CRS1 and CRS2 only changes CRS2. Added the "push to synch" on center of knobs.
  • Total fuel used will reset if the FMS is cleared using the CLR (twice inside of five seconds).
  • You can now manipulate YAW and ROLL knobs on the back of the pedestal in VR to change yaw and roll trim.
  • Pressurization controller increment changed to 100 instead of 500ft.

AVIONICS DISPLAYS

  • Trend vectors added to the PFD for both Speed and altitude. The speed trend vector shows where the speed will be in 10 seconds based on current acceleration. The altitude Trend vector shows what the altitude will be in 6 seconds.  Both reflect the prediction times used in the real aircraft.
  • Airspeed tape becomes live only after 40kts like on the real aircraft
  • Added Horizontal Localizer deviation (dot) scale just underneath the artificial horizon. (Note: If you don’t see it, make sure you have a VOR or ILS with DME tuned in. Some don’t have it)
  • Added a green tape to the pitch trim indicator to match the real EICAS.

MANIPULATION

  • Yoke visibility command changed.  You can now hide the yokes by clicking on the yokes, as well as using the XP menu Flight > Toggle Yoke Visibility (or by the command assigned on your keyboard).
  • Added the ability to open doors by clicking on them (only works in 3D cockpit view).

MODELING

  • Wings were not using PBR in the last version. Meaning the materials were not shown properly. This is now fixed.
  • Fixed some texturing issues around the cockpit.
  • Switching to RADIO 2 on the RMU1 showed a texturing glitch. Fixed.
  • Changed lighting of monitor knobs to match the flood light.
  • Fixed Elevator animation.
  • Rudder deflection time now a bit slower.
  • Fixed the cargo bit sticking out of the fuselage on the E140.
  • Fixed APU inlet model.
  • I was not using a golden ticket number 8! I used a different golden ticket twice. This is part of the easter egg hunt. You can now complete the whole secret sentence.

AUTOPILOT

  • AP pitch up for Overspeed is now active only if the aircraft is in VS mode.  This permits using the maximum airspeed when in autopilot.

AUDIO

  • Cabin sounds will only reset after you actually fly (may still have intermittent bug).

KEY BINDINGS

  • Added custom commands for all doors.
  • Added custom command to reset total fuel used.

There are two ways to update your aircraft to version 1.3.3, either via the SkunkCrafts Updater or by re-downloading the package from the store of original purchase.

Grab the X-Crafts ERJ Family on the X-Plane.org Store for $69.95 USD (discounted from $89.95 USD) here. You can also purchase one of five aircraft in the family for $39.95 USD.

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