• X-Plane 11.40 "Secret" Beta-1

    X-Plane 11.40 Beta-1

    X-Plane 11.40 Beta-1 is here now.

    This is referred to in the video below as beta-3 because it is the third version of 11.40 that has been released, but the installer calls it beta-1 because it is the first full public beta!

    So just get your installer from X-Plane.com if you have not already and run it WITH THE BETA BOX CHECKED and you will get 11.40b1 which is the latest as of this writing.

    Note for Steam users: This is expected to be available for Steam users in a day or so. Steam always runs a few days behind because testings is done with core customers first and then only leak it to Steam when it works.

    Release Notes

    • Stall is now TRIPPED and you really have to lower the nose to recover the non-separated flow, as per reality; this really drops a wing more in the stall!
    • Rotor bouce back in ground effect now modulated by forward speed, which is cool and causes a little bit of settle as you start to get going before ETL.
    • Thermals for gliders are found per element now, so the glider raises a wing in the edge of a thermal.
    • New wind PROFILE from wind sock to ground; this is from data on wind above ground carefully compiled for wind turbines! So while the metar or real weather or other weather setting sets the wind at 10 meters (the wind sock height), the profile from that down to the ground (by definition 0 for the atoms touching the pavement, and a curve in between) follows the wind turbine wind profile model.

    ...and a whole lot more. Go to the source or watch the video for full details.

    Experimental Flight Model Changes In X-Plane 11.40

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    1. btwallis's Avatar
      btwallis -
      The guy is totally ADHD14 Signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

      • Self-focused behavior. A common sign of ADHD is what looks like an inability to recognize other people's needs and desires. ...
      • Interrupting. ...
      • Trouble waiting their turn. ...
      • Emotional turmoil. ...
      • Fidgetiness. ...
      • Problems playing quietly. ...
      • Unfinished tasks. ...
      • Lack of focus.

      I totally lost focus in the first 5 minutes. A simple calmer listing of things over 10-15 minutes might have been useful.

      AND, instead of focusing on such minutia, perhaps he might focus on "SEASONS" and ATC, which are sadly lacking in XP11 and they do not seem to have any priority.

      While I love this sim, these two items need FIXING and enhancement before all this other flight model minutia in my view.

    1. johnost's Avatar
      johnost -
      Austin is obviously enthused about some things, but I have to agree with Bryan. There are more pressing things needed for XP!
    1. zangg's Avatar
      zangg -
      I agree with the previous comment, and add a little - need to animate the vegetation, as in P3D. Animation of vegetation will give VFR flights excellent realism. We understand that it will not work right away, we understand this is also a necessary update 1140B too (Thanks), and after this update we wait at improvement of the air traffic control, the seasons of the year, the animation of vegetation. Best wishes to LR
    1. btwallis's Avatar
      btwallis -
      Just to be clear...I am a big fan of XP11+, and Austin is a very enthusiastic and passionate guy. My previous post was just poking fun but perhaps did not come across that way.

      Its his sim and he can go in any direction he would like. I love the sim and flight characteristics are a major reason this sim is so good and its Austin's specialty.

      I would like though to see some balance in the sim toward other aspects which are not up to par.
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