Airfoillabs Updates King Air 350 to v1.5 (XP11)

Airfoillabs have earlier this month released a rather big update for their well-known rendition of King Air 350 for X-Plane 11. Bringing the addon to version 1.5, the update will for sure please not one flight simmer.

The update brings adjusted ground effect on the aircraft resulting in less floating during the flare, tweaked autopilot systems, or adjusted engine model to better represent the real counterpart. Furthermore, the tire force was improved to prevent excessive sliding while taxiing, and a new Quick Look system was introduced for better view management.

Additionally, a plethora of fixes was introduced with the new version fixing issues throughout the whole aircraft. The complete changelog can be found below in the article.

The new version of the aircraft can be downloaded through the store where you purchased it. If you don’t own the Airfoillabs King Air 350 yet, and would like to purchase it, you can do so through the X-Plane.org Store for $49.95 or about €42.

Changelog (v1.5)

New features:

  • New Quick Look system
  • ALT SELECT PANEL added in the A/P pop up window
  • The aircraft is less prone to over torque
  • Limited rudder pedals movements when the aircraft is at a stop or taxiing slow
  • Engine power slightly adjusted
  • The aircraft is less prone to over torque
  • Adjusted ground effect, aircraft won’t float so much during the flare
  • Added on/off commands for each and every two state switch in the aircraft for better hardware mapping, so far only toggle commands were supported
  • Bleed Fail Annunciators implemented
  • Fueling nozzle can be locked during refueling. Once full, it will disengage automatically
  • Updated tire forces to prevent excessive sliding while taxiing
  • A/P climb and descent tweaked
  • UI – added an option to set icon menu popup delay when mouse hover

Fixed Issues:

  • Surface Deice – when switched to single momentarily, surface de-ice is powered for 10s until the de-ice cycle completes
  • The Exit switches are now spring loaded to the neutral/middle position
  • The voltmeter is spring loaded from BAT to TRIPLE FED
  • Wipers park is spring loaded
  • W&B – fixed issue where passenger showed instead of cargo
  • Walking during flight disabled
  • Towing – issue which occurred during aircraft towing fixed
  • 3D model – sun visor fixed
  • Issues with Co-pilot callouts fixed
  • Inability to map external views to NUM keys fixed
  • Triple-fed bus 1V less when fed from the battery
  • EHSI now displays correct information from the FPL (GTN + G530 + FMS). EHSI will now show the correct waypoint and distance from FPL (works for all avionics options). EHSI will now display the FPL when in MAP mode (For FMS and G530 option)
  • Low fuel pressure annunciators fixed in crossfeed
  • Altimeter BARO adjusted, issue with high QNH setting fixed
  • Fixed issue with autopilot which caused AP to disconnects itself in turbulence too often
  • Fixed issues in performance calculation panels


Author: George

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