Today we are happy to release the last planned feature of Kinetic Assistant – Aerotow! This is a present for all glider pilots as towing brings MSFS soaring to a completely new level. Now you can ask your friend to deliver you into the air, or take a tug role by yourself. You always can be attached to the AI aircraft as well, so it will be a good idea to put the AI plane as a tow-taxi into your favorite gliding airport and train your skills without limits.
Thermals improved as well – now you will experience smooth airflow conditions inside of the thermals, even if they are not part of the weather system.
And last – all Assistant features carefully tested with only fully working and freeware glider add-on for MSFS – DG Flugzeugbau DG-808S.
Please check description carefully, as many things was changed.
Don’t forget it is opensource, so feel free to make some experiments and share you results.
Time to soar!
Only this weekend, from today’s midnight, Kinetic Assistant is completely FREE on the SimMarket!
When you grab it on the marketplace, you can receive update notifications and create support tickets.
If you haven’t tried it yet, perfect time to do it. Don’t forget to leave fair review!
Next update for the Cloud Assistant. New tab Thermals was added – it is not sort of weather simulation script, but simple gameplay element – you can load Userpoints CSV list (made in Little Navmap) where position and radius set for each thermal manually.
Controls and sound notifier settings added – now you can attach program functions to existing MSFS event (light only at the moment).
And all three other features improved – winch became smoother, catapult with arrestors more stable.
Small hotfix for Legacy Importer available for download. If you had problems with importing gliders – it will help to fix wrong engine value to make it flyable.
Also news counter added – as we are working on several projects at the same time, you may be interested in other mods and programs development progress. It will work only if updates check not blocked.
Last release for this year. It was tough for sure. Let’s make next one better. See ya next year!
Cloud Assistant – SimConnect util – get significant update. Now it simulate winch string properly, so you will literally linked with winch position. More settings added, so you can adjust winch effectiveness for yourself. I had to remove keyboard/joystick shortcuts support temporarily because of issues.
Aircraft carrier features support added – Catapult and Arresting strings. You can use it with any aircraft, but tailhook animation will work only on Legacy planes. Program still in development stage so feel free to report about any issue you will have.
Ultralight motorized glider updated – textures quality improved, some flight model problems fixed.
And new option now available in installer – you may not just import data from FSX, but also update already imported aircraft.
Another update. This time it contain various improvements: upscaled and remastered cockpit textures (gauges still waiting for their time), engine and aerodynamics data fixes. Instruments greatly improved as well – realistic total energy calculation provide better gliding experience, everyone say thank you to Ian “B21” Lewis for the guidance (sink rate compensation not implemented yet) .
You can turn off variometer tone by Alt+A shortkey.
You can test out new update of DG-808S add-on: some flight model adjustments was made and installer issues fixed.
Feel free to leave a comment if you will experience any troubles with installation or gameplay.
Next update of DG-808S upgrade project available for download.
A lot of flight model adjustments made its in-air behavior much closer to reality, and working yaw string will help you to catch the wind and raise to the clouds!
Known issue: if you are updating already installed aircraft, you have to remove “dg808s_CVT_” folder inside of Community manually. It will be fixed in next update.