FlyJSim has posted some new information and previews concerning various ongoing projects including Shared Flight, the Q4XP, and “Quality of Life” updates for the 732 and 727. Please allow me to briefly summarize below.
First introduced back in May, FlyJSim has provided some additional clarification regarding several key points relating to the Shared Flight project. You may recall, the software enables multi-person crews and flights in a shared cockpit experience.
- Training is part of the core ethos of this plugin. We really want simmers to get used to the idea of proper crew resource management, as well as using Shared Flight as a tool to enhance your own simming experience. If you feel like you have a product or service that could greatly benefit from this, contact email@example.com for further information
- Thank you for all those who have signed up on our notification form on our website. Beta testing has not yet commenced whilst we work on a few items on our development schedule. The best way to get involved is to either :
- Some people have voiced concerns about pricing. Rest assured, we want to deliver a product and price that is both economical, and a significant resource to your current flight-simulation demands. More information at a later date.
- This product is not only limited to FlyJSim products! Yes, we are excited by the prospect of having a 3-manned crew on our glorious FlyJSim 727 Series Professional V3. But we are opening this up to other products, and we’ve already had productive talks with other developers. By far the aircraft with the most overwhelming support request is the Zibo 737-800, and we can confirm that it will be a part of the initial support line-up.
- Shared Flight does have terrain synchronization, and doesn’t necessarily need the same scenery height requirements. That doesn’t mean we recommend building a red-bull ramp at the end of your runways, but Shared Flight will reasonably handle different sceneries.
More information is expected in the coming months including live demonstrations and beta testing.
FlyJSim 732 and 727
With respect to “Quality of Life” updates for both the 732 and 727, the developer has provided some insight regarding these items.
In regard to scope, the updates are expected to include Librain support, Avitab integration, a TCAS VSI for the 732, and GPWS sound fixes, again for the 732. Other items may very well be included but have not been mentioned.
Although there is still no release timeline, the developer remarks, “There were a few kinks and bits of technology we had to wait on, but we are “closer” to release.”
According to FlyJSim, “Q4XP work continues on schedule and at a steady pace.” As previously reported, exterior artwork is complete. As such, the team is now moving toward cockpit textures and will commence work on the cabin.
Check out some livery screenshots below.