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News! - Released - DA42 Twin Star (G1000) by Alabeo


This DA42 - Twin Star is another G1000 GPS twin-screen aircraft to be released in quick succession from Alabeo. This aircraft is also an interesting release because the Carenado G1000 system has had a bit of an upgrade and it feels far more responsive in not only loading in the data far more quickly, but it is far more efficient in flight and for usability.






Alabeo G1000 GPS
  • Improved G1000, with dedicated database plugin, for vastly reduced load times, increased FPS, improved navigation, and more similar operation to X-Plane's default GNS430/530
  • Terrain Awareness Map Mode
  • Different declutter levels
  • Advanced menus and cursor activation with scroll wheel, click/hold or /drag
  • Aux Trip planning window
  • Checklist mode
  • Crisp, vector-based water data
  • Pop-up windows can be resized and moved around the screen
  • Pristine scroll wheel support
  • FPS-friendly terrain map, with higher resolution terrain probing
  • KAP 140 autopilot
High-Definition Model
  • Volumetric side view prop effect
  • High quality 3D model and textures.
  • Blank texture for creating your own designs.
  • Accurately reproduced flight characteristics: Realistic behavior, faithfully reproduced from the real aircraft.  Realistic weight and balance. Tested by real-life pilots
  • FPS-optimized model.
  • SuperManipulator scroll wheel support
  • Customizable panel for controlling window transparency, instrument reflections, static elements (such as wheel chocks, engine covers, pylons)
Custom 3D sounds
  • New sound architecture in its own plugin, for more efficient and flexible handling of sounds
  • Original HQ digital stereo sounds recorded directly from the real aircraft





The Garmin G1000 GPS system is fully intergrated into this excellent Alabeo aircraft. All G1000 panels pop-out for use and easy adjustment.

Also included with this aircraft are:


  • 6 HD liveries
  • 1 Blank texture
  • Normal Procedures PDF
  • Emergency Procedures PDF
  • Performance tables PDF
  • Quick Reference PDF
  • KAP 140 Autopilot PDF
  • Alabeo G1000 PDF





Technical Requirements
Windows XP -7-8 (or higher) or MAC OS 10.8 (or higher) or Linux
X-Plane 10.40 (or higher)
i5 (or equivalent) 2.5 GHz - 8GB RAM - 2GB Video card
326MB available hard disk space

For WINDOWS users: Please ensure that you have all the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables downloaded and installed (click here)




This is a very nice light-twin aircraft that makes a great twin-engine trainer for your flight learning needs. The usual Carenado/Alabeo quality is also very much in vogue and so is the construction quality. Modern, light and powerful...  what more do you want.




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The DA42 Twin Star (G1000) by Alabeo is NOW available! from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Diamond DA42 Twin Star


Price is US$32.95


The DA42 Twin Star is also available from Carenado/Alabeo:

For more information go to ALABEO : ALABEO.COM


Images & Video supplied courtesy of Carenado



Stephen Dutton

Updated : 30th May 2016

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2 hours ago, Guest Steve Owen said:

Do owners of the previous version have to purchase this new and improved version? Or is there an update to the new features?

This is a first release of the Diamond DA-42 for Alabeo, I think you are mixing it up with Aerobask's DA-42? SD

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Guest Roman

I have a homecockpit  and i search the engine master switch in xplane buttons and i can not find it !

Can anybody help me what button it is ?


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Guest Mr_McBride

This is the review that is linked for the Org store for this plane....but it's not much of a review. I get the feeling there is another review somewhere and that is just an update.

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8 hours ago, Guest Mr_McBride said:

This is the review that is linked for the Org store for this plane....but it's not much of a review. I get the feeling there is another review somewhere and that is just an update.


Nope, it is not a review but a news release...  The G1000 system by Alabeo has been just now updated to v3, so we are waiting for the update to be completed for the review. SD

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Great plane...beautiful...

I am using XP 11

and the plane will not fly a flight plan...

Am working with Alabeo on a fix....a popular

on-line fix does not seem to work...failure 

of plane to fly flight plan is a bummer for me...

The DA 40, which I also purchased, will fly

a flight plan...


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Hi Jan...I have the plane and i too had the problem...

I assume you have properly registered the plane

after purchase...


If memory serves me, there is a tool tab, accessible

on the left-hand side of the screen that has some Alabeo

settings...one of those is the culprit...like an open door or

something like that...


Hope this helps...


John H.

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The date may be the clue? the DA42 from Alabeo is old in three years old, and it uses their own and now older G1000 system. This system has now been abandoned by Alabeo for this reason and they now use the G1000 Laminar Research version (the same as in the C172), but the aircraft has not yet had that upgrade? It wasn't a particularly good G1000 from the start? You could try setting up the full flightplan including the SID/STAR procedures in SimBrief and then importing in the completed flight plan into the G1000, it may work, it works that way with other limited FMS systems. Stephen

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