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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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New X-Plane 8.50 Beta Available
8:30 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Laminar Research's X-Plane 8.50 Beta-11 is available for download. The beta streamlines the game's code and introduces a host of changes and fixes to the flight simulator program.

Here's a list of some of the changes in the latest beta:

- Various and sundry groundspeed displays now all display groundspeed, not total speed with respect to the ground.
-There is a difference. Groundspeed does not consider vertical component of speed.
- As well, the groundspeed readout in external cockpits should be a bit smoother.

- The "APP" autopilot lites now lite up when engaged.

- New instrument: Sideslip instrument in the 'supplemental' instruments folder. This tells you what your sideslip is in degrees.

- 40 joystick buttons per joystick are now allowed rather than 'just' 30, as before.
More information can be found at the site listed below. The latest beta can be downloaded from

X-Plane 8.50 Beta Info
MGF: X-Plane 8.50 Beta Download
Laminar Research
X-Plane 8
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