VSKYLABS Pre-flight GO-NO-GO
Always check your VSKYLABS project version
The VSKYLABS models are maintained as real-life aircraft. Periodic "inspections" and constant development are part of any project. You are invited to follow the VSKYLABS Facebook page, as it is one of the first places to get update and release news. To update your project version, simply log into your store account and re-download the project. Some of the projects are including the STMA AutoUpdater plugin.
The projects which are utilizing the STMA AutoUpdater are having a 'Build version' which is the base version to be downloaded, and an updated version, which indicates the current version of the project that was acquired via the auto updater. Every once in a while, the 'Build version' is being replaced with a new one, to match the most updated version.
Always fly a VSKYLABS Project with X-Plane realism set to 100%
The VSKYLABS projects are designed and tuned to fly with X-Plane's realism settings on 'FULL REALISM'. For best flying experience make sure to set it up in your X-Plane's settings (to be found in the joystick settings screen).
STABLE vs Experimental flight model in X-Plane 11.40+
UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE IN A VSKYLABS PROJECT: IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO USE THE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT MODEL MODE WHEN FLYING A VSKYLABS MODEL.
X-Plane 11.40 is introducing an updated Experimental Fight Dynamics mode, which will allow to fly planes with the evolving 'next generation' X-Plane's flight dynamics model.
Currently, the Experimental Flight Model mode is optional, and users can select using it by enabling it through the General Settings menu in X-Plane.
The Experimental Flight Model is, as its name is indicating, an experimental flight dynamics environment which will allow Laminar Research to develop X-Plane's next-generation flight dynamics model in the real-time environment of X-Plane. It will be developed and evaluated throughout several versions of X-Plane 11, right until it will get into a 'stable' state. It is prone to changes, therefore is not considered as *stable*.
Meanwhile, while having it as an option for users to test, it is allowing aircraft developers to evaluate and test their models extensively, mapping the needed changes and have them ready for the time in which the experimental flight model will become *stable*.
VSKYLABS is developing its projects for use with the experimental flight model mode. The experimental flight model mode is prone to changes and updates and it is not considered as *stable* as the non-experimental mode, however it will allow to simulate flight dynamics with the latest, cutting edge environment.
The VSKYLABS Projects are designed and developed as native (default) X-Plane 11 add-ons, This is assuring a relatively simple adaptation process to new flight dynamics model changes made by LR.