Hey guys, hope you are all well! Our last Dev Update was relatively short so we gonna do this one a bit more detailed.
How’s the project going?
It’s going fantastic. Our 3D modelers are working hard on the VC models while the exterior is getting along a bit slow. Our current working area is the FMC/FMS. The good news is that the FMC is (partly) controlable and a lot of stuff is already working. The bad news is that it’s going to take a lot of time. Our programmers did a hell of a job there and at this point I really want to thank them for their effort and work they did for us, as well as all the other team members who are working on this project! You are the best guys! At the moment we don’t want to share more videos/pictures of the FMC because it just doesn’t look good and doesn’t work very well in the simulator. But I think in the next Dev Update you will see some videos of it.
Besides the FMC, the EADI (aka virtual horizon) and the EHSI (aka Navigation Display) are working and look absolutely fantastic. We have not worked on textures that much yet so you won’t see much of that in the future.
What is going on behind the scenes?
We do a lot of coding and coffe drinking at the moment so nothing really exciting here. Our working speed is about average so regarding a release date, I can’t say anything but I assume that maybe mid next year we will have a well looking and working product. But don’t expect too much, we are giving our best.
Can I participate in Beta Testing?
At the moment we are getting a lot of these questions which is totally understandable. I’m gonna be honest with you: Most of the “Testers” want an early and free version of the product just to play around with. If you are applying for testing keep in mind that the aircraft might not work and a lot of stuff is still missing and you would not be happy. So we aim to recruit as few testers as possible that are also hardly testing and writing reports and all that stuff.
I have more questions, where I can I ask them?
The best thing is, you join our Discord Server (https://discord.gg/54hUYYx). There you can ask all questions about the project and get in touch with our team members.
That’s it for now. Enjoy these few pics of the VC and I see you in the next update.