FlightFactor Boeing 757, V2.3.6 + FPDS Now Available

FlightFactor, in partnership with StepToSky, have posted a new (and free) product update for the Boeing 757 Professional V2 – X-Plane 11. Further, the team have also released the payware FPDS avionics upgrade.

First, with respect to the free product update, the release is designated Version 2.3.6 and features a number of additions, adjustments, and fixes to the existing aircraft build. Moreover, according to the official release announcement, the update is available using X-Updater or via the x-plane.org store.

Please see below for a list of changes.

2.3.6

  • added FPDS Avionics (available as an extension)
  • added EASTERN livery to In-Pack livery package
  • made outside texture improvements
  • improvements for 3d, antennas, winglets, beacons, pitots, RAT, etc
  • updated all livery packages to fit improved 3d (requires re-downloading livery packages)
  • fire test correction
  • default VHF MIC buttons changed
  • changed the brake hydraulic pressure logic
  • removed PA from cargo
  • fixed some brake related lamps logic
  • fixed possible glitches in TERR/WXR images after consequent mode changing
  • fixed look-ahead markers depiction in TERR
  • fixed WXR strange patterned output in some cases
  • fixed an issue with right VHF mic transmitter not working
  • fixed some warning lamp colors
  • fixed several button light
  • fixed freighter wing lamp glass

Next, the FPDS avionics upgrade is also available for a $20.00 USD upgrade fee – existing users can find the discount code listed on the original 757 V2 purchase invoice. New users can purchase the complete package for $92.00 USD. There is a detailed explanation video discussing the different versions of the aircraft via YouTube.

Anyway, according to the product description, the FPDS avionics upgrade includes the following features:

The FPDS variant contains

  • High resolution (768 x 1024 pixels) XGA multi-color LCD flat panel display with integrated standard six – FULL glass cockpit
  • All digital electronics with improved accuracy, dependability and responsiveness
  • DCP with Speed Reference Settings
  • Minimum Selection (Radio or Baro) Units Selection
  • Integrated Barometric Altimeter Setting
  • Flight Path Vector
  • Meters Altimeter
  • Officially licensed by the Boeing © Corporation
  • Accurate dimensions based on drawings supplied by Boeing ©
  • Auto-Update for lifetime of  X-Plane 11

For more information about either FlightFactor or StepToSky, visit the respective company website.

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