Catching up with IndiaFoxTecho on their DCS and MSFS projects

Flight sim aircraft developer IndiaFoxTecho has been busy developing for Microsoft Flight Simulator and DCS World and we have some new updates from them over the last few weeks covering a variety of subjects from their Long-EZ project for Flight Simulator to the latest on their development of the DCS: MB-339. Let’s have a look!

LongEZ update

There’s a bunch of updates for the Long-EZ, a unique GA aircraft for the sim, that should be great for owners and enticing for those who are looking for something different. It hasn’t had a perfect first launch but IndiaFoxTecho has been hard at work to improve the visuals and find the right visual balance. It’s also the first aircraft in the sim with canards so it has lead the way and required some updates from Asobo to make it work.

New in the latest update are implemented checklists, airspeed needle reliability, a new livery and some further tweaks to the cockpit canopy glass scratches.

Here are the patch notes for VERSION 1.13:

  • Further improvements to canopy scatches
  • Fixed bug preventing pilot figures to show in the green-checker livery
  • Added red and silver livery courtesy of Christoph Tantow
  • Added checklists courtesy courtesy of Lucas Aulen aka Laulenture
  • Changed mapping of airspeed needle for better gauge readability
  • Remapped fuel selector controls to avoid issues with mouse drag problems introduced in MSFS 1. 12.13.0 (note: the way it works now is that clicking on the fuel selector will switch between left and right tanks, clicking on the support will set the selector to off)

DCS MB-339 progress takes shape

IndiaFoxTech is also an official DCS World developer and is turning the MB-339 into a fully fledged module. We’ve seen a few updates recently including a new wing flex video demo which shows the progress they are making in adding wing flex to the module.

Also on display are some new screenshots with a functional IFR canopy hood which will block the view and help pilots with instrument training regimes. Cool! That’s definitely a unique feature as I don’t think I’ve seen that anywhere for any sims that I’ve ever covered – it’s unique in DCS World to be sure.

Great new screenshots of the T-45C Goshawk

Another new aircraft that IndiaFoxTech is working on and is planning to release in February is the T-45C Goshawk. This US Navy trainer is a relatively sleek looking trainer. In the first cockpit shot you’ll see the initial work done using the slightly older monochrome MFD displays while in a more recent update we’ve been informed that community polling has suggested that the more modern colour displays on the jet are preferred.

It seems that a clear majority of you prefers the color MFDs over the old monochrome green ones…so here you go ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

IndiaFoxTech on Facebook

IndiaFoxTech is working to ensure that the jet is realistically put together and has realistic avionics packaged into it and according to their update, they have the necessary documentation to make that happen.

We have received full documentation for the color MFD graphics, and we are upgrading the T-45C accordingly. By and large the graphics are very similar to the monochrome versions – color is only used in the ADI page and to identify VOR and TACAN symbology – there are few differences in functionality, but they are very minor.Due to MSFS restrictions, some limitations to the avionics will still apply – but we will still try our best to keep them as close as possible to the real aircraft..

IndiaFoxTech on Facebook

MSFS MB-339 is now on the marketplace

The other news from IndiaFoxTech is that their MB-339 for Flight Simulator is now finally on the marketplace with the latest version of the jet. It has been available on several other stores including Orbx but is now available on the Flight Simulator marketplace too.

Great news.

For this and more, check out IndiaFoxTech on Facebook.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Kerbo says:

    the IFR hood isn’t unique, it’s present for example on the L-39. but the Instructor has to be the one to put it down

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    1. mk.82 says:

      Came to say same thing. It is realistic school 0hase where instructor blinds trainee from outside visibility.

      One of those things that L-39 does great but is not used as it is too expensive to purchase for two players.

      In all trainers the front seat should be free with requirement that rear seat is purchased license.

      That would make trainers more attractive when license owners could take people to flight at front seat and train them as trainees don’t need to own license.

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      1. harryvoyager says:

        That would be very interesting. Have you suggested it on the DCS forums?

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    2. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I didn’t know the L-39 had the same feature. Cool.

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      1. C101 also… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Blue 5 says:

    Goshawk also for DCS?

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It has not been listed or mentioned by the developer as a DCS project – at this point. But it does seem like they are keen on developing on multiple platforms and a T-45C would dovetail really well with the other US Navy types and Supercarrier.

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      1. Blue 5 says:

        Would fit really well. Am alway amazed that the Hawk was successfully modified for the stress of carrier landings.

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      2. ClannK says:

        Goshawk for DCS is already a project with another group. It’s supposedly a free mod a la the A4 Skyhawk.

        News sneaks out every once in awhile, but it is actually flying with the private group, IIRC.

        would LOVE if it became an official module (by this group or IFT)

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  3. harryvoyager says:

    Ah cool. Glad to hear the MB-339 is now in the FS2020 store too. Very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. ClannK says:

    Now all we need is an (accurately modeled) CVN to land it on, and hopefully a rendition of one of the FCLP facilities the SNA’s use to practice before going feet wet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had forgotten that IFT also intends to bring the M-346, and what looks like a Sukhoi aerobatic aircraft (along with the TA4 Skyhawk!) to MSFS – this sim is gonna be GREAT in a couple years!

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