X-Crafts’ Director, Marko, has today sent out to subscribers a new episode of Not-A-Newsletter, an irregular email series that provides the community with an insight into what is happening behind the scenes.
Today’s email is the first email in the Not-A-Newsletter series that was sent in 2021. It first mentions Marko’s personal experience with many payware X-Plane add-ons which he had experience with in the past week. Marko wrote, that he has been frustrated in many cases while using numerous add-ons, mainly from the technical aspect of things.
Following that, as Marko got a chance to see things from the customer’s point of view, he reached out to the community asking the following question: “What are your biggest X-Plane frustrations?“. It was followed by saying, that Marko would like to know as well what things the community really enjoys in other add-ons.
The questions are related to the currently developed E-Jets Family for X-Plane 11. Based on the community feedback, X-Crafts will be able to work with more information, ideas and suggestions.
Furthermore, a brief update on what is going on behind the scenes was provided. While Steve is working on converting the FMS in the ERJ Family to use the new nav data format instead of the older one, Marko has progressed with the cockpit modelling which was said to be in the final stages.
I spent the past few weeks remodeling the cockpit walls after feedback from one of our pilots and it really paid off! I’m mostly done with the main cockpit elements, so I now get to add all the tiny little details (..)Marko – X-Crafts Not-A-Newsletter
Marko hopes to bring the aircraft to X-Plane 11 soon. A set of previews was included and can be seen below. They are all showcasing the cockpit model in a modelling software.
On a different note, we can expect X-Crafts to bring a new high-resolution map to the MFD with TCAS support to their existing aircraft add-ons. Although it was not mentioned when can we expect that to come, it is in production. Marko has been looking into this issue for the past six years, but without luck.
(..) It seems that I have finally found the person and we will soon be getting a beautiful new high-resolution Nav map with TCASMarko – X-Crafts Not-A-Newsletter