Take Command! SR20/22 Updates Released, Preparing for X-Plane 12

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the following updates for our products:

  • Take Command! SR22 G1000 Series 1.3.0
  • Take Command! SR20 G1000 1.3.0
  • Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series 1.1.0
  • Take Command! SR20 Entegra 1.1.0

These updates consist of a wide variety of improvements, and as we detailed last month, our initial preparations for X-Plane 12. (This isn’t the X-Plane 12 update, but this is a step towards it. Once X-Plane 12 is released, we will release updates in due course to fully support the new sim at no additional charge to existing customers.

To Update: Download your installer(s) here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the products here:

SR20/22 G1000 1.3.0 Release Notes

New Features:

  • Major infrastructure refactoring in preparation for X-Plane 12, bringing over our modern fundamental function library, activation system, and anonymized statistics platform from our in-development aircraft. These systems should increase the aircraft functions’ stability and provide a better basis going into X-Plane 12 for a more unified experience across our fleet.
  • Improved FMOD sounds throughout with surround sound support and fixed audio compression. Reworked sound space, sound positioning, and refined engine and prop sounds.
  • Visual model overhaul, improving fuselage mesh and interior textures. No more ripples or pinches in the composite exterior. Added 3D stitching on the glare shield.
  • Performance tuning and general improvements

Bug Fixes and Improvements:

  • [T-1203] Exterior lights should now work with “hide_3d_details” setting
  • [T-1602] Tabs fuel option on SR20 should fill properly
  • [T-1611] Persist setting option in the menu was previously finicky
  • [T-1431] SR22 NA adjust fuselage drag coefficients
  • [T-1542] Adjust MD302 power handling with RSG Cirrus Cockpit hardware
  • [T-1630] Wobbly propeller disc texture
  • [T-1631] Magnetic compass texture orientation
  • [T-1259] Improved engine model handling
  • [T-1639] Fixed hidden visor in exterior view
  • [T-1643] Fix GCU frequency ENT key on engine page for frequency entry

SR20/SR22 Entegra 1.1.0 Release Notes

New Features

  • Major infrastructure refactoring in preparation for X-Plane 12, bringing over our modern fundamental function library, activation system, and anonymized statistics platform from our in-development aircraft. These systems should increase the aircraft functions’ stability and provide a better basis going into X-Plane 12 for a more unified experience across our fleet.
  • Improved FMOD sounds throughout with surround sound support and fixed audio compression. Reworked sound space, sound positioning, and refined engine and prop sounds.
  • Visual model overhaul, improving fuselage mesh and interior textures. No more ripples or pinches in the composite exterior.
  • Add Annunciator Panel popup window
  • Improve performance of Entegra system
  • Improve engine handling
  • [T-1609] Support for simultaneous DFC90 button press functionality for RealSimGear DFC90 hardware
  • Commercial Edition: Customizable failures for aircraft and avionics

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • [T-1578] Add PFD Knob labels
  • [T-1571] Fix Entegra PFD knob push action
  • [T-1604] Fix engine parameter rounding errors
  • [T-1575] Improve automatic popup handling
  • [T-1637] Add in-sim popup control for windows
  • [T-1631] Fix magnetic compass orientation
  • [T-1638] Adjusted Linux dependencies
  • [T-1513] Commercial Edition: Improved oil pump failure, Added configurable Magneto failures
  • [T-1639] Fixed hidden visor in exterior view
  • [T-1630] Fix propeller disc wobbly texture
  • [T-1629] Fix bungled Linux OpenGPWS versions
  • [T-1641] Fix DFC90 popup window label brightness

Screenshot courtesy of RobH via the TorqueSim Discord

The TorqueSim Roadmap and X-Plane 12

We have a lot in store this year, including updates for X-Plane 12 when it releases, and new products! Here is a summary of our projects and our current plans. All TorqueSim aircraft will be getting updated to X-Plane 12 for free. The AFM M20 Collection will not be seeing further updates, as it is being replaced with the upcoming TorqueSim M20R (discounts will be made available to all AFM M20 owners).

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The Updates

TorqueSim SR20/22 Series, G1000 and Entegra

We have multiple updates planned for this line. For the G1000s, we expect to release the 1.3.0 update soon, upgrading our internal processes and adding some new features and improvements. This update will also include many internal updates in preparation for X-Plane 12. 

Following the release of X-Plane 12, we plan to release a larger free update for each aircraft in the line bringing full compatibility with X-Plane 12, and taking advantage of all the great new features in the sim.

TorqueSim BN-2B/BN-2T Islanders

This product will also be seeing a free update to X-Plane 12! At this time, it has not been determined if this update will be split into two parts, like the TorqueSim SR Series aircraft. 

TorqueSim Pocket Rocket

This aircraft will be seeing a free update to X-Plane, with the addition of the many new features X-Plane 12 offers, and some significant internal improvements, including a variant equipped with the Allison 250 B17 engine.

The New Additions

TorqueSim CitationJet 525

We are really excited to release this aircraft. While we are still squarely in the middle of development, we do want to make sure we can get this aircraft to you as soon as it is ready. This will be our most in-depth aircraft from TorqueSim yet, and by far the most accurate and fun light-jet for X-Plane, or any flight-sim, to date. We are really going deep with custom systems, failures, avionics, and more. Expect lots of exciting updates between now and release. This aircraft is planned to release for X-Plane 12 only.

TorqueSim Take Command! Mooney M20R 

What started as a massive overhaul has grown into a whole new aircraft. The 3D and textures are completely new, intricate, and absolutely phenomenal. The systems are being totally redone from scratch, benefiting from the custom engine model and systems in the TorqueSim SR Series.

Both the M20R Ovation II and M20R Ovation III are being done with great care, the former featuring a steam-gauge cockpit with options to show combinations of the RealSimGear G5, RealSimGear G500, RealityXP GNSs and RealityXP GTNs, in addition to the default X-Plane GNSs. The latter features our customizations on top of the X-Plane X1000, providing a great G1000 glass cockpit experience. Expect more updates on this in the months to come. This aircraft is planned to release for X-Plane 12 only.

The Retirement

AFM M20 Collection

The AFM M20 was the start of AFM Simulation’s venture into X-Plane development, and what led to the formation of TorqueSim, merging forces with the art prowess of Attitude Simulations. Seeing dozens of updates since its initial release in 2017, its time for retirement has come, with the development of the TorqueSim M20R taking its place. The AFM M20 will still be available for X-Plane 11, and all customers of the AFM M20 will receive the upgrade discount to the TorqueSim M20. The new visuals and systems are a remarkable improvement and will truly do the M20 justice.

Thank you for all your support over the last many years – we wouldn’t be here without you. We will have more to share soon!

Cooper, Steaven, and the entire TorqueSim Team.

Take Command! SR20/SR22 G1000: Update 1.2.2 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 G1000 Series and Take Command! SR20 G1000 1.2.2 updates. These updates consist of a variety of improvements which we have integrated to improve the aircraft. 

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the G1000 SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR20/SR22 G1000 Series Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Improve engine propeller governor behaviors and performance
  • Fix CAPS pin clickspot
  • Popup window jumping cursor bug on Windows resolved
  • MD302 HPA unit support (RealSimGear Cirrus Cockpit customers)
  • Miscellaneous bug and quality of life improvements

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Take Command! SR20/SR22 Entegra: Update 1.0.3 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series and Take Command! SR20 Entegra 1.0.3 update. These updates consists of a wide variety of bug fixes which we have integrated to improve the aircraft. 

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the Entegra SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR20 Entegra and SR22 Entegra Series Changelog:

New Features:

  • Much improved integration with RealityXP GTNs and GNSs:
  • Implemented parsing RealityXP output waypoint names (prevents the “+XX-YY” style names that have been showing previously when the AIRAC cycle conflicts and a waypoint doesn’t exist in the different database between RealityXP/X-Plane
  • Improved behavior of CDI key with RealityXP on GPS1. The CDI key now works properly and following the “1-2-1 method” along with using the CDI key to switch between VLOC1/GPS1 should now work properly.

Bug Fixes & Improvements:

  • Fixed mouse cursor behavior on popup windows with the Windows operating system.
  • Improve MFD airspace altitude limit display location determination algorithm
  • Improve persistence system
  • Adjusted propeller governor override to remove prop fluctuations that was affecting a subset of users
  • Entegra OAT units on Map page match setting on the Engine page
  • Fix behavior of wind indicator on the ground
  • Update RealSimGear CommandMapping files
  • Add MD302 standby gauge for RealSimGear Cockpit hardware
  • Add setting to disengage parking break with toe break press
  • Disable obstacle database on Linux builds to prevent library loading issues
  • Fix trim hat labels

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Take Command! SR20/SR22 G1000: Update 1.2.1 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 G1000 Series and Take Command! SR20 G1000 1.2.1 updates. These updates consist of a variety of improvements which we have integrated to improve the aircraft. 

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the G1000 SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR20/SR22 G1000 Series Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Add fix for users with frozen G1000 screens on startup
  • Fixed Avitab
  • Adjusted VR clickspots for throttle and mixture levers
  • Added ability to disable the G1000 multithreaded texture uploader for those with unsupported graphics cards
  • Prevent crash at sim quit caused by improper file access with Windows
  • Add support for increased G1000 screen resolution configurations
  • MD302 Auto Initialization with RealSimGear SR20/SR22 Cockpit Hardware
  • Updated RealSimGear Command Mapping files to support latest RealSimGear cockpit hardware

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

RealSimGear/TorqueSim SR20/SR22 BATD: FAA Approved!

TorqueSim and RealSimGear are excited to announce the FAA Approval for our Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD). This means you can now have your very own FAA certified flight simulator at home. Having a BATD allows you to log flight time on your approved simulator in your logbook. If you have an Instrument Rating you can use an FAA Certified BATD to maintain instrument currency. In the presence of a CFI you can also use the simulator to contribute to certain requirements of a private pilot certificate and instrument rating.

The new FAA Approved BATD Simulator products from RealSimGear are unique in that they offer a true representation of the important flight controls found in common general aviation aircraft. Real buttons and knobs are provided, no distracting touch screens or cumbersome screen overlays. This is the most realistic, most affordable FAA approved simulator currently available of such quality. TorqueSim is thrilled to power this simulator via our TorqueSim SR2X Commercial Edition software, included with the BATD.


The BATD is available in the Standard variant or Professional variant.

Both Versions Include:

  • RealSimGear G1000 Suite with back lighting
  • RealSimGear Cirrus Desktop Console & Cirrus Switch Panel
  • RealSimGear GCU Stack (Choice of Perspective or Perspective Plus version)
  • Flight Sim Spec PC
  • 49″ Ultra Wide Curved Monitor
  • X-Plane 11 Professional Edition
  • Professional Edition TorqueSim SR20, SR22, or SR22TN Aircraft model
  • Premium Support

The Standard variant includes:

  • Thrustmaster Side Stick
  • Logitech Throttle
  • Logitech Rudder Pedals

The Pro variant includes:

  • RealSimGear Cirrus Yoke with Force Feedback
  • RealSimGear Cirrus Throttle
  • Thrustmaster TPR Rudder Pedals

Take Command! SR20/SR22 G1000: Update 1.2.0 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 G1000 Series and Take Command! SR20 G1000 1.2.0 updates. These updates consist of a wide variety of improvements which we have integrated to improve the aircraft. Many of these improvements have stemmed from our recently released Take Command! SR20/SR22 equipped with the Entegra Avionics.

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the G1000 SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR22 G1000 Series Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Implemented a custom GPS intercept arming logic
  • Added the ability to hide the passenger 3D models
  • New RealSimGear G1000 Popout System
  • Flight model set to experimental by default
  • Prop disk visualization improvements
  • Added cold-weather engine cover
  • Added ELT triggering with high-G impacts
  • Added ability for cockpits without parking brake handles to disengage parking brake
  • FMOD sound improvements
  • CAPS cover now hides in the front right pouch
  • Livery specific normal maps with metallic paint
  • Added Carbon liveries
  • Various 3D and texture improvements
  • Cleaned belly dirt texturing
  • Tail number location reworked

Take Command! SR20 G1000 Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Implemented a custom GPS intercept arming logic
  • Added the ability to hide the passenger 3D models
  • New RealSimGear G1000 Popout System
  • Flight model set to experimental by default
  • Prop disk visualization improvements
  • Added cold-weather engine cover
  • Added ELT triggering with high-G impacts
  • Added ability for cockpits without parking brake handles to disengage parking brake
  • FMOD sound improvements
  • CAPS cover now hides in the front right pouch
  • Livery specific normal maps with metallic paint
  • Various 3D and texture improvements
  • Cleaned belly dirt texturing
  • Tail number location reworked

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Take Command! SR20/SR22 Entegra: Update 1.0.2 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series and Take Command! SR20 Entegra 1.0.2 update. These updates consists of a wide variety of bug fixes which we have integrated to improve the aircraft. 

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the Entegra SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Added ability to hide 3D people through custom load manager
  • Added scroll wheel support to knobs in popups
  • Improved Entegra MFD Map performance
  • Added Entegra Fit for Flight and Envelope of Safety Boot Screens
  • Added proper autopilot annunciators for DFC90 on Entegra PFD
  • Improved frequency of engine parameter updating

Bug Fixes:

  • Now reads RealityXP GPS Waypoint name Datarefs for PFD
  • Fixed persistence and config files not saving
  • Fixed Cruise/Descent Checklists showing doubled
  • Added lock to prevent auto-throttle engagement with certain hardware
  • Added Turn rate error beyond standard rate
  • Now sets engine air filter to proper default value with reset engine state

Take Command! SR20 Entegra Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Added ability to hide 3D people through custom load manager
  • Added scroll wheel support to knobs in popups
  • Improved Entegra MFD Map performance
  • Added Entegra Fit for Flight and Envelope of Safety Boot Screens
  • Added proper autopilot annunciators for DFC90 on Entegra PFD
  • Improved frequency of engine parameter updating

Bug Fixes:

  • Now reads RealityXP GPS Waypoint name Datarefs for PFD
  • Fixed persistence and config files not saving
  • Fixed Cruise/Descent Checklists showing doubled
  • Fixed SR20 Airspeed tape speed ranges
  • Added lock to prevent auto-throttle engagement with certain hardware
  • Added Turn rate error beyond standard rate
  • Now sets engine air filter to proper default value with reset engine state

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Take Command! SR20/SR22 Entegra: Update 1.0.1 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series and Take Command! SR20 Entegra 1.0.1 update. These updates consists of a wide variety of bug fixes which we have integrated to improve the aircraft.

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the Entegra SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Airspeed/Altitude Tape rolling digits
  • Include pre-made GNS/GTN configs for all options (See included RealityXP_Configs folder)
  • Add support for RealSimGear hardware alternate resolutions in the auto-detect popup systems
  • Enable Experimental Flight Model on ACFs

Bug Fixes:

  • Transparent baro disc in standby altimeter
  • Fix VR Config file to remove errant audio panel entries
  • Fix hundreds digit % power indication
  • Entegra MFD Command Descriptions mislabeled
  • Add protection for GPS names on PFD
  • Empty flight plan causes jumping on TRIP page
  • Update SR22 AIM TKS Description
  • Update Entegra MFD Directional Indication Triangles
  • GTN 3D knob press click-spot missing
  • Checklist duplicates
  • Add RSG pop-reset on reload
  • Make popups load smaller
  • Aileron trim animation on ailerons wrong
  • Fix aileron animation cutting through top of wing
  • INT2 knobs missing NMLs
  • Adjusted PFD and MFD knob manipulator sizes
  • FMOD mid range and exterior bass tuned

Take Command! SR20 Entegra Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Airspeed/Altitude Tape rolling digits
  • Include pre-made GNS/GTN configs for all options (See included RealityXP_Configs folder)
  • Add support for RealSimGear hardware alternate resolutions in the auto-detect popup systems
  • Enable Experimental Flight Model on ACFs

Bug Fixes:

  • Transparent baro disc in standby altimeter
  • Fix VR Config file to remove errant audio panel entries
  • Fix hundreds digit % power indication
  • Entegra MFD Command Descriptions mislabeled
  • SR20 PFD Boot Screen Fix
  • SR20 Checklist screen fix
  • Add protection for GPS names on PFD
  • Empty flight plan causes jumping on TRIP page
  • Update Entegra MFD Directional Indication Triangles
  • GTN 3D knob press click-spot missing
  • Checklist duplicates
  • Add RSG pop-reset on reload
  • Make popups load smaller
  • Aileron trim animation on ailerons wrong
  • Fix aileron animation cutting through top of wing
  • INT2 knobs missing NMLs
  • Adjusted PFD and MFD knob manipulator sizes

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

TorqueSim Take Command! SR20 and SR22 Series Entegra Editions: Available Now!

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are thrilled to have the released both the Take Command! SR20 Entegra Edition and Take Command! SR22 Series Entegra Edition! The SR22 Series includes both the normally-aspirated and turbo-normalized variants.

For existing SR20 customers, the SR20 Entegra Edition is available at a nominal upgrade price of $24.95. For existing SR22 Series Customers, the SR22 Series Entegra Edition will be available at $29.95. The coupon(s) have been emailed to customers.

These aircraft are our most complex simulations to-date. Brand-new custom avionics, the TorqueSim physics engine, our maintenance and wear system, all paired with a gorgeous 3D model and a phenomenal sound pack. And that is just the beginning!

Be prepared to have a new favorite plane in your X-Plane hangar!

As we detailed in the announcement post last week, as can be seen here, these aircraft are feature packed! The custom Avidyne Entegra R8 avionics provide a unique immersive flying experience unparalleled in flight simulation.


Make sure to check out this great preview video from Reflected Reality Simulations! The video outlines the many unique features of the aircraft!

If you haven’t already, check out our Trailer!

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