X-Plane: X-Plane 12

Welcome to Fly Away Simulation's X-Plane 12 Q&A hub, an engaging resource for flight simulator fans. Here, we unravel the enhanced features of X-Plane 12, from improved flight dynamics to expansive global scenery.

X-Plane 12 introduces a larger aircraft roster and a refined ATC system, ensuring a more immersive experience than previous versions. If you're intrigued by the latest G1000 NXi avionics or wish to optimize rendering settings, this forum is your guide.

We invite you to explore and contribute. Ask questions, share insights, and enrich your flight simulation journey. Together, let's master the skies with X-Plane 12.

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Kevlar212

Solving Underwater Scenery Issue in X-Plane 12 with HD Mesh V4

Hi Guys  Newbie to flight sims so decided to install XPlane with the complete hd-mesh-v4-complete.zip file, I have done the usual and searched YouTube and have got utterly confused. I think it has to do with my scenery_packs.ini, which I have posted...

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David Fleischmann

Comprehensive Guide to Loading Custom Scenery in X-Plane 12

I am looking for detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to load scenery in XP12....

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lazomilov

Two sceneries with separate overlays. Blurry vegetation.

Hi dear team! First of all, thank you for all what you do! It is just priceless experience! Could help me and take a look at my "scenery pack ini" file, please? I downloaded few scenarios like A Sky Story Alps part1 as well as Ireland orthoXP. Howev...

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De clerck

Troubleshooting Saitek Panel Compatibility Issues with X-Plane 12

Saitek (Logitec) radio multi and switch panels do not work with Xplane 12! What's the reason? Would this issue probably updated and solved shortly? if not How can you help,? regards jp de clerk...

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Alan Mallows

Enhancing X-Plane 12 for Australian VFR Training: Scenery, Aircraft, VATSIM, and Dual Monitor Support

My question is really four questions: Is there a source of Australian VFR scenery that's better than the photoreal one currently available, which is quite dated and not very accurate? Are there any better add-on RA planes like Jabirus, Tecnams, and Sl...

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Noynik

HD v.s. UHD Mesh Scenery Files

Are both of the below listed files compatible with X Plane 12 ?  And, can I assume the larger UHD has better resolution and should be the one loaded into my flight sim ?  I am looking at covering the State of AZ XP11_HD_Mesh_V4_+30-120 North America ...

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KEITHZQN1

Cannot Release Parking Brake on Cessna - X-Plane 11

I have purchased and installed a copy of X-Plane 11 running Windows 11 Pro  combined with FLYPFC C2 Professional Console Hardware and Rudder Pedals using a Serial Connection.All controls and switches are working correctly in the Software Setup, but the P...

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Baywoof

X-Plane 12 support on Fly Away

With the pending release of X-Plane 12 reported to be  in the next few weeks, will Fly Away transition its current support of X-Plane 11 to X-Plane 12 or will they remain separated as they do with the Microsoft packages?  Just curious....

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Corgi100

Troubleshooting High Altitude Issue on RNAV Approaches with A350 FF in X-Plane 12

Question: When flying an RNAV approach with The A350 FF the aircraft consistently comes in too high, even so the QNH setting is as per ATIS information for the landing destination. This does not happen when flying the same approach with the A320 from Flig...

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CmdrMike

Troubleshooting Unexpected Autopilot Disengagement in X-Plane 12

I have several aircraft Cessna Citation, Toliss 320 Neo in the middle of a flight FL320 the autopilot shuts off and the plane goes into a dive that can't be recovered.  Please help....

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Stephen65

Correcting Vehicle Direction in Orbx Sumburgh for X-Plane 12

Can anyone post the script file to stop the Orbx Sumburgh traffic from going backward, please?...

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ianstephens on
falkn-air

Exploring Updated Datarefs in X-Plane 12: A Comprehensive Overview

Have new datarefs been added in X-Plane12? If so, which ones?...

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ianstephens on
Peter Dobson

Integrating Aircraft Visuals in a Multi-Projector X-Plane Setup

I have a 180-degree screen fed by 3 off projectors each providing 60 degrees and corrected by Immersive Display Pro. This works well, but the one thing I cannot work out how to achieve is to show in the projected images the wings and engine pods of the Pi...

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ianstephens on
Richard Lemay

Visual Discrepancies in X-Plane 12 Weather Settings: Looks Foggy

When I enter the weather manually and set it to clear and visibility to the maximum, the scenery is still foggy and not clear. Is this normal? Thank you....

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MattK377

Comparing X-Plane 12 to X-Plane 11: Enhancements and System Requirements

What are the advantages of X-Plane11 over X-plane 12? And is there much extra spec required for the PC?...

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ianstephens on
kusznir

X-Plane 12 Photoreal Scenery: not really any different?

Hello: I loaded the photoreal x-plane 12 scenery packs downloaded from here, following the instructions here.  The result, though, was basically the same quality.  I definitely would not qualify it as "photoreal". Moreover, I definitely had some s...

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ianstephens on
CmdrMike

Troubleshooting Flight Plan Compatibility Issues with Navigraph

I have created several flight plans using Navigraph. I have exported them to the Xplane 12 flight plan folder and they show up. However, when to load them into an FMC I get an error message saying that flight plans for Xplane 12 must use the SIT, FDR, or ...

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ianstephens on
hawky007

Optimizing Runway Terrain in X-Plane 12 with HD Scenery Packs

Hi, I have downloaded hd scenery here. The problem of bumby / unrealistic runways for example LFSL ( Brive, France); still couldn't find a way to smoothen or flatten the runway. Is there a general cure for that problem in X-plane12?...

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ianstephens on
NickMarshall

Optimizing X-Plane 12 Scenery Installation on Mac M2 Studio: A Step-by-Step Guide

Please, I need help. I have installed x-plane 12 on my Mac M2 studio. I have downloaded the following scenery packages:    florida photoreal scenery,    hd-mesh-v4-complete,    londonvfr  and     california complete photo real I note ...

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SgtDave

Troubleshooting ATC Recognition of Custom Livery Tail Numbers in X-Plane 12

I'm flying an Aerobask-LegacyRG which comes with several different liveries, each having a unique tail number. The default seems to be an orange tip with the number N335AJ; I like the blue trim with TN N8448J. No matter what I've tried, ATC, LittleNavMap,...

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ianstephens on
Nigel Smith

How Much Does X-Plane 12 Cost, Including Variations and Add-Ons?

I'm diving into the world of flight simulators, and I've got my eyes on X-Plane 12. But before I take the plunge, I wanted to gauge the financials. Specifically, how much does X-Plane 12 typically set someone back? Furthermore, while we're discussing c...

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kusznir on
ngrachanin

Trouble Integrating Garmin 530/1000 with Air Manager in X-Plane 12: Step-by-Step Assistance Needed

I have watched all the videos for adding the Garmin 530 or 1000 to Air Manager from the X-plane 11 or 12 but cannot get them to load into the Air Manager. ...

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ianstephens on
buick71

Troubleshooting Liveries Not Loading in X-Plane 12

I have a problem with X-Plane 12. Before I added a lot of different liveries in X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. I downloaded it from X-Plane.org and X-Plane.to. Almost all of them worked with no problem. The liveries I downloaded lately (I tried a lot of t...

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ianstephens on
james Fitzpatrick

Understanding and Managing Overlay Folders in X-Plane 12

what if anything do I do with the overlay folders?...

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ianstephens on
janbofly

Resolving Mesh Anomalies and Artifacts in Mexico Photoreal Scenery for X-Plane 12

Hi, I downloaded Mexico Orthos and placed them in the custom folder, also the overlays. But I wonder why there are so many Mesh files in the folder. Usually, this is not the case in the ortho folders. Also, I am getting strange artifacts in Mexico, near M...

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ianstephens on
SgtDave

Syncing MD302's Barometric Data with PFD in Lancair Legacy RG

Is there a way to configure the MD302--Standby Attitude Module--to sync to the barometric data in the PFD? By default, the MD302 opens with Baro=29.92, and altitude=3630 ft, even if the PFD shows the correct altitude as 0. If I manually set the MD302 alti...

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SgtDave on
Jay.Beckham

Comparing Graphics Performance: X-Plane 12 and MS2020

Does X-Plane 12 require as fast of a graphic board as MS2020? In other words, will I get a better performance graphics-wise with Xplane or about the same? Thanks Jay...

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ianstephens on
Dara Hogan

Seeking Compact USB-C Travel Joystick Compatible with MacBook for X-Plane 12

Hi There, Looked and cannot find a small, "travel" joystick for my MacBook as it would enable me to fly X-Plane 12 when on holidays.  Can't see anything online. If necessary, quite happy to revert to the keyboard for throttle, flaps, wheel brakes, spe...

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ianstephens on
iamthe1flipper

Achieving Stable Flight in XP with High-Quality Joysticks

I am never able to get anything like a stable constant flight with XP. Using various high-quality joysticks, the controls seem far too sensitive, any ideas, please?...

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ianstephens on
mitch bennett

Will Upgrading GPU in Power Spec g358 Improve Simulator Control Responsiveness?

I have a stock Power Spec g358. If I upgrade the GPU to a $500 replacement GPU will it resolve issues like unresponsive sim controls?...

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ianstephens on
Gilles27

Troubleshooting X-Plane 12: Sound, Controls, and Pushback Issues

My new digital installation of X-PLANE 12 has a number of features that don't work. No Sound. Unable to have Thrust and reverse levers working properly. The brakes don't release and the pushback tractor rides under the plane. Can't taxi let alone fl...

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ianstephens on
tomsierrafly

Loss of Buildings and Scenery Details in Las Vegas Area with HD Mesh

When the mesh scenery was added to the Las Vegas NV area it lost most of the buildings and at night lost the great-looking Vegas Strip.  Does anyone have a reason for that?  Also, why did Xplane make Boulder (Hoover) Dam look like a dirt pile? Thanks Al...

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ianstephens on
Redmike

Fr-Tec Raptor Mach 1 Joystick and Throttle: Troubleshooting Recognition Issues

Hi. New X-Plane user who is having trouble getting the Fr-Tec joystick and throttle to configure and be recognized by X-Plane 12. Any thoughts on how to get my controls to work would be greatly appreciated....

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ianstephens on
AnthonyF

Trouble Loading HD Mesh Global Scenery: Installer Not Loaded

I am unable to load the installer for HD Mesh Global Scenery. In the OS toolbar, the download icon shows not loaded. I'm sure I've missed a step somewhere. I'm on XP12, the latest version, and the latest version of Ventura on a Silicon computer. Any help ...

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ianstephens on
mnaylor

How do I get my California Complete Photoreal to show up in my .ini doc

I have downloaded the california complete photoreal, I am running X-plane 12.  I have unzipped it and have moved it to my custom scenery folder.  The "california complete" folder shows up in the custom scenery folder, however, it does not appear in the ...

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ianstephens on
Oldmanbushflyer

how do I install a downloaded navion aircraft in X-Plane sim?

I have downloaded an aircraft for X-Plane 12 and I don't how to install it....

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ianstephens on
Henk van den Berg

How can I install the scenery West Alps on X-Plane 12

I use X-Plane 12. Can you explain me how to install the West Alps scenery. Thank you.  ...

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ianstephens on
SSDave

What add-on plane files are compatable with X-Plane 12?

It seems very ellusive finding add-on planes and scenery for X-Plane 12. It would seem to me that previous versions of X-Plane would be supported in 12. That would make sense and be way more efficient. Also, is there a way to use microsoft files in X-P...

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