just received an email from Stefan. Now, the -900 exterior model is finished. Next are liveries and other small things. Enjoy.
A few days ago Stefan finished the CRJ 700 model and I must say, it’s just awesome. He’s working on the 900 series model now. Of course this is just a conversion of the 700, so it shouldn’t take long.
Everybody else is hard at work and we hope we can start beta testing pretty soon.
I just received an email from Stefan containing the first in-game screenshots of the CRJ-700. The aircraft model and textures is of course still work in progress. More to come very soon. Enjoy.
Well, as I said. Never say never. Thanks to the help of Aerosoft we were finally able to find a modeller who actually does a model and we’re very grateful for this. Take a look at Stefan’s stunning work. More pictures to follow very soon…
Well, all things come to an end. And now it is the time for DA. There’s a lot of reasons behind this decision and I will give you a few of them at the end of this post.
So what’s going to happen? We will continue to work on our current projects (CRJ and the Fokker VC). However, we will do that without using our own brand, website and forums. Support will be moved to the Aerosoft forums (DA20, Cheyenne and CRJ) and the Flight1 forums (Fokker). Our website and forums are going to be set to read-only for good on April 15th. No forum registrations will be accepted after this point.
So, why are we doing this? First, all three of us have significantly less time available to do flight simulation stuff in our spare time. Florian became an airline pilot and has to spend much time in hotels away from his PC (developing on a notebook is no real alternative), Alexander transferred to a different department and has a much higher workload than before. I started my own company and that requires most of my time and energy. We had the choice between reducing our flight simulation work to nothing more than development itself or to stop it completely. We chose the first way because we didn’t want to waste all the time and money that went into the current unfinished projects.
We’d like to thank everybody who spent these past six years with us (the Katana was the first DA project, released on April 2nd, 2004). Never say never, so we might be back at some point if things change in our lives or one of the new flight simulator currently in development, make doing aircraft interesting and fun again
Alexander M. Metzger
The Digital Aviation aviation team wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010.
We’d like to thank all of you for your help in the forums, bug reports and especially for your patience when things couldn’t be finished on time. Have a nice holiday season and see you all in 2010.
Your Digital Aviation Team
Some time has passed since the last update on our CRJ project and again we had some changes in our team. Owen Hewitt and Nick Landolfi unfortunately had to leave the project due to personal reasons not related to the CRJ. They’re succeeded by Aerosoft’s Martin Schmieschek – though most of you might not know his name, a lot of you already own scenery and aircraft he worked on. The basic 3d aircraft and virtual cockpit models are already done and he’s working on details now. But don’t think it’s already almost done. It’s the details that require most of the time.
On the panel side of things, I’m happy to announce that I moved the FMC navigation data into a SQLite database. This improves both, stability and performance of the FMC code. When the CRJ is released, it’s going to contain a utility to transfer Navigraph’s Cheyenne/Fokker Navdata into the SQLite database.
Robin Bilgil sent me two new screenshots of the 2d cockpit for you to look at. I’d preferred to have them filled with some life, but work on the FMC kept me from doing this in the past few weeks.
Today, Florian has released a new beta version of Service Pack 2.1 for the Digital Aviation Fokker 70/100 product. This Service Pack introduces a change which became necessary due to changes of the inner workings of GDIplus in Windows 7.
Download links and a complete list of changes and fixes are available at our forums.
Finally! Aerosoft just released the Cheyenne Update to their customers. Customers at Simmarket will follow shortly. There will be no updates, only full versions, so please uninstall the Cheyenne from your PC, get the new version via your Aerosoft/Simmarket account and do a fresh installation.
You can find a list of additions, changes and fixes in this thread on our forums.
Please also note that we changed we use version number 4.0 instead of 2.0 because the FS9 versions already had numbers like 3.4. Version 4.0 is also we only version that will be supported in the future.