21.1.2024 – 03:43z

Asobo Updates Both the ATR 42/72 and MU-2 in Microsoft Flight Simulator

New updates for two high-performance turboprops from Asobo, the Expert Series 1: ATR 42/72-600 and Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2, have been rolled out via the Content Manager in Microsoft Flight Simulator. These new updates provide several different bug fixes, particularly for the ATR pair. Extensive improvements have also been made to their avionics suite.

What’s new in the Mitsubishi MU-2?

The changelog for the MU-2’s update (v1.0.20) is pretty light, including mentions of fixes for the heading bug, removing a glitch that prevented it from starting in cold weather, and a reduction in “the ambient occlusion reflectiveness of the cockpit.” Other than these changes, the rest of the aircraft remains untouched for the time being.

What’s new in the ATR 42/72?

On the other hand, the twin pair of the ATR 42/72 have received a far more extensive list of changes. Some of the highlights for this new update (v1.0.36) include a reshuffling of the items in the EFB Options and several other changes to the EFB, various fixes for the autopilot suite, and the squashing of many different bugs.

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In terms of aircraft behaviour, there really hasn’t been much change in that department. Players will mostly note the changes made to buttons, switches and some functionality around the cockpit. That said, since its release last year, there have been calls by ATR owners to see it brought up to a higher standard, particularly as it relates to AP functionality and cockpit features. Thus, it appears Asobo is making some steady headway with listening to that feedback.

Both the ATR 42/72-600 and Mitsubishi MU-2 add-ons are available now for Microsoft Flight Simulator via the in-game Marketplace. If you haven’t picked either of them up yet, seeing that they’re both direct releases from Asobo, keep in mind that you can benefit from a permanent 33% discount if you own the Deluxe, Premium or Premium Deluxe version of the sim.

For more info on the ATR specifically, have a look at our review. The extensive changelog for the updates of both aircraft has been posted to a thread in the official Microsoft Flight Simulator forums.

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