TFDI Design, a developer responsible for many well-known add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D, like SmartCARS tracker which virtual airlines use, Boeing 717 add-on, or enhanced sounds for default 737 for FSX, has shared a new development update regarding their future development, and what we can expect from them.
The development update has been shared through the TFDI Design forums. In this update, the developer has been mainly focused on their upcoming add-on of MD-11 for Prepar3D. The developer shared the rendered, but an untextured screenshot of its cockpit. The developer is really happy with the work they’ve done.
We didn’t get any further previews, apart from the cockpit ones, as the exterior model is still under development. However, we may get the external previews soon, as it has been stated that the development of it is in the final stages.
The development of electrical systems of the aircraft is progressing very fast, all the generators, buses, relays, switches and loads were coded individually and now are being integrated to work together.
The FMC of the aircraft is still under development, and they shared some information what has actually been added to the aircraft system for the recent time, which can be seen in the list below.
- Triple, independent IRU simulations with simulated drift and realistic alignment behaviour (for example, a fast align can be performed once the IRU has captured true north and has been previously aligned).
- The GNS systems are implemented and have the appropriate amount of sensors and information channels to integrate in a realistic way.
- The navigation database system has been optimized and brought into the MD-11 and is now being properly read by the FMC, including both primary and secondary databases.
The last but not least, there have been some updates to their other products like PACX, and the 717 has got some fixes as well.