6.10.2020 – 10:58z

CaptainSim Updates 757 to v1.6 for P3D4/5 & FSX

CaptainSim have been supplying highly detailed, study level, airliners to the flight simulator community for over twenty years. The 757 variant, available for P3D4/5 and FSX, is a popular product which has now received an update. It fixes known bugs, adds improvements and introduces new features.

Released on the 5th October 2020 the update now brings support for P3D5 as well as improvements to the glass rain effects (GlaCS). Refresh rate and definition settings for the CRT display can now be altered in the Aircraft Configuration Editor. PAX and CDU cargo can also be configured. CaptainSim have also added fully functional oxygen equipment.

CaptainSim have fixed some known issues including the shape of the throttle quadrant, problems regarding FD at TO (now fixed to 8 degrees pitch at take-off) with guidance for speeds now within the parameters expected.

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Other fixes include some issues regarding saving flight where symbols would be corrupted and difficulty with the P3D4 Autoland not saving. Improvements have also been made to the Aircraft Configuration Editor, lights FX, the position of the winglet strobe light and EPR calculations.

The update can be accessed via the CaptainSim site. Log in to your profile, navigate to the product and click Extended Download Service and then download the latest version.

757 Captain III base pack is available from the same store priced at $75.70 USD (normally $99.99)

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Features, fixes and improvements are listed in full below.


New features:
– P3D5 support.
– GlaCS (glass rain effects).
– CRT displays definition and refresh rate settings added to ACE.
– CDU Cargo and PAX configuration.
– Functional oxygen equipment.
– Throttle quadrant shape.
– The FD at TO should give guidance for an 8 degree pitch up. Immediately after TO, it then gives guidance for a speed of V2+15 to V2+25.
– VNAV separated from A/T.
– HOLD altitude below transition level.
– FMC version info page MENU > SETUP > page 2.
– P3D4 Autoland flight resaved.
– Corrupted symbols when load saved flight.
– If I enter my wind data in the FMC in the CRZ, it works first, but from this moment on the displays on the PROG and LEGS RTE DATA page start to spin.
– Utility Buses do not load shed during engine start.
– HSI VECTORS waypoint draw.
– T/C and T/D calculation.
– Fuel flow on current leg calculation.
– Freighter weights.
– EPR switch light should not go off at 80kts.
– OIL TEMP yellow values.
– RR the commanded EPR and actual EPR are not aligned after engine stabilized.
– On APU state has flaps at 10.
– Reserve Brakes switch labelling.
– Cabin door opens in flight deck only models.
– The actual fuel fuel is being displayed in pounds while the fuel weight was changed to KG via CDU Menu (KG is correctly displayed on the overhead panel).
– Aircraft vertical speed far exceeds -1250fpm during a cruise descent.
– Engine N2 over speed and HI-STAGE.
– RB211-535E4 idles much higher than the E4B.
– EPR calculation.
– Lights fx.
– Winglet strobe lights position.
– ACE.

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