An Interview with Laminar Research
Several general aviation autopilots have been recreated so aircraft developers can use ready- made units from simple single-axis analogue devices, to more complex types such as the GFC-700, S-Tec 55 and KAP-140. To find the aerodynamic centre acting on a fuselage, Austin resorted to mounting a rocket launch tube to a Tesla model S. X-Plane 11.30 will introduce major upgrades to the autogen scenery.
Since the launch of X-Plane 11, the platform has gone from strength to strength, with new features being added such as Virtual Reality (VR) support, detailed cities and 3D airports, along with a plethora of flight modelling and engine improvements. With the impending release of X-Plane 11.30, we decided to speak to the Laminar Research team to find out what features we can expect in the new version.
PC Pilot: May I start by asking you to highlight the major changes that have been made to the flight model and engine dynamics?