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NEWS! - Aircraft Update : Embraer ERJ Family v1.4.1 by X-Crafts


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NEWS! - Aircraft Update : Embraer ERJ Family v1.4.1 by X-Crafts

 

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Already here is another big and serious update to the X-Crafts ERJ Family, note the update also covers the individual E145 & E145XR packages, then the Version v1.4.1 update also covers those aircraft as well. The last ERJ update details are here; Aircraft Update : Embraer ERJ Family v1.4.0 by X-Crafts from April earlier this year.

 

The focus this time around is focused on the more authentic details of the aircraft, including a lot of small things like a realistic engine startup sequence EICAS and sounds, Revised Mach / KIAS conversion code for more accurate display of overspeed on the PFD, flap lever has also new animation and a more intuitive manipulator and the Position 18 is now also enabled, and the cockpit and fuselage textures now allow for a resolution change (for very poor computer graphic cards) as well.

 

Version 1.4.1 (June 30th 2021)
AIRCRAFT
This version has a big update of the engine performance of all aircraft. The engine performance should now such closely represent the real performance in all stages of the flight.  Startup sequence improved for more accurate representation of the startup sequence on the real jets
More accurate representation of the EICAS instruments during the startup sequence(See video above)
Increased the brightness of the textures to counteract X-Planes very dark rendering of the cockpit. The cockpit is sometimes still very dark and this issue will hopefully be fully fixed when we get the new X-Plane lighting system
Modified pedals animation to be less exaggerated
Added "AUTO" to the pressurization knob to indicate automatic function
Flaps lever has new animation and a more intuitive manipulator. Position 18 is now also enabled
The pop-up 3D FMS now has dynamic lighting as the rest of the cockpit
FMS
Made the Initial and Final cruise altitude data entry and update easier and more consistent throughout flight planning
Cruise altitudes now automatically update with all flight plan edit modes:  added significant checks for INITIAL and FINAL CRUISE altitudes
VPI now dependent upon cruise altitudes in order to provide more stable TOD and VPI results:  cruise altitudes are now required before EXEC is permitted
Adjusted CIFP procedures to always provide STAR runway transition waypoints even if an approach has been selected:  previously these waypoints were only provided if an approach transition was not selected
Corrected various nuances of CIFP data reading to provide more accurate waypoint data
Overhauled the STAR altitude calculator - some constraints were being missed because the  constrained waypoint should have priority.  Also, in some selection cases, the airport waypoint was not being created properly
Using INSERT AFTER for new, inserted procedure waypoints will now ignore the constraints of the initially selected waypoint if present and will be treated instead as hard altitude constraints
Fixed automatic runway assignment during approach selection that was not working for some approach types
Added circling NDB approaches to CIFP extraction code and corrected descriptors for these approaches
Fixed VA type waypoints when they are the first waypoint of a SID so that the correct runway heading is used
If the flight plan has not been loaded, resetting cruise altitudes with an implied step climb will automatically adjust all  entered ROUTE waypoints to reflect the step at the approximate midpoint of the route
All altitude data entry can be done using flight level (FL330) or three digits (330) in addition to the normal 5 digit altitude entry
Loading a SimBrief flight plan will now automatically set the departure and arrival airports
AVIONICS and CUSTOM COMMANDS
Parking brakes are now a toggle in the normal 3D as well as the VR cockpit
Updated APU switch to be "OFF" when starting the aircraft with engines running
Revised Mach / KIAS conversion code for more accurate display of overspeed on the PFD
It is no longer possible to start the engines without the ingition knobs engaged
Added requested N1 bug to the N1 indications (EICAS)
VR CONFIG
Added vertical speed knob to the configuration (thank you Ken Brand)
Cleaned up duplicate entries
Changed the Altitude Knob sensitivity for VR
GENERAL
Cockpit and fuselage textures now allow resolution change:  this will likely increase your frame rates if your machine isn't very powerful and your Texture Quality slider is not on maximum
Added invitation popup for the X-Crafts Not a Newsletter:  appears when the aircraft is loaded for the third time and then never again, even if the aircraft is re-installed
Added "Re-enable" function for Recommended VS to the X-Crafts ERJ plugin menu
Added X-Crafts tech support link to the X-Crafts ERJ plugin menu
Fixed some typos in the FAQ and checklist
Changed Aircraft names from EXXX to ERJ XXX
SOUNDS
Spool down sound is now only triggered below 22% and you should not hear it if the engines are on idle
Adjusted engine sounds to account for lower idle
Removed the three dings warning from the T/O button when all is well - "takeoff okay"
Added “GLIDE SLOPE!” aural warnings
Removed the engine shutdown sounds which could previously be heard when the plane was loaded cold & dark
 
A video was provided to show the new spoolup (engine) dynamics and sounds...
 
 

 

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Full update is 305.35 Mb, and you can use the Skunkcrafts plugin to update immediately to this extensive updated v1.4.1.

 

Images are courtesy of X-Crafts...

 

There are five ERJ packages now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore for purchase

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The Embraer ERJ Family v1.4.1 by X-Crafts is NOW available at the X-Plane.Org Store:

 

Embraer ERJ Family - Package Includes ERJ 135/ERJ 140/ERJ 145/ERJ 145XR/Legacy 650

Priced at US$89.95

 

Embraer ERJ 135 - Includes: ERJ 135

Priced at US$49.95

 

Embraer ERJ 140 - Includes: ERJ 140

Priced at US$49.95

 

Embraer ERJ 145/ERJ 145XR - Includes: ERJ 145/ERJ 145XR

Priced at US$49.95

 

Embraer ERJ Legacy 650 - Includes: Legacy 650

Priced at US$49.95

 

Requirements

X-Plane 11
Windows, MAC or Linux - 
4 GB VRAM Minimum. 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 869 MB
Current version: 1.4.1 (June 30th 2021)

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News by Stephen Dutton

1st July 2021

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