REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later
This is X-Plane RACING, the FIRST-EVER X-Plane (for any platform, including desktop!) with timed race-courses that let you race against the computer, or your friends, in multiplayer-mode! This is the most polished and optimized version of X-Plane for iPhone yet!
Of course, as we always do with these types of features, we have also made multiplayer a FREE upgrade to ALL the X-Plane flavors... but we think it is the most FUN in RACING, where you can race through courses against your friends and compare times at the end!!!
So here is how it works: X-Plane RACING comes with 4 regions (for now.. of course we will add more in free upgrades, same as always) and 6 planes, with a race course for each plane in each region... a total of 24 race-courses. These course are presented as 'highway-in-the-sky''hoops' that you fly though, racing against the clock, right alongside the AI plane. X-Plane RACING will show you the time through the course, and number of hoops missed, at the end of the race. Can you fly faster than the AI plane? Some courses race down river-valleys.. others through mountain ranges, other through clouds. Some through snow-covered rocky mountains, others through desert. My favorite is the F-15 course in Anchorage, Alaska... can you handle it? To our knowledge, this is the most realistic flight physics for any aerial racing sim ever done. Pulling these peppy WW-2 fighters, or massive jets, through the hoops in the Mach 0.5 to Mach 1.25 range at low altitude through mountains and canyons is... special.
Then, once you get the hang of racing against the computer, it is time for MULTIPLAYER: Race against your friends! Who can get through the courses fastest? Both of your times are tracked and posted.
Racing, you can choose from the:
F-4-U Corsair: A tricky hi-speed fighter of World-War-2. Being a tail-dragger landing gear configuration, it will be VERY tricky to land. You must land in a full-stall, nose-high attitude. (BE SURE TO HOLD FULL-AFT STICK ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL IN THIS PLANE TO HOLD THE TAILWHEEL DOWN FOR STEERING AUTHORITY).
P-51 Mustang: The premier fighter of World-War-2 .Being a tail-dragger landing gear configuration, it will be VERY tricky to land. You must land in a full-stall, nose-high attitude. (BE SURE TO HOLD FULL-AFT STICK ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL IN THIS PLANE TO HOLD THE TAILWHEEL DOWN FOR STEERING AUTHORITY).
F-4 Phantom: The King of the 'Jet-Age', this plane is amazing to take through the desert canyons at Mach 1.25.
F-15 Eagle: This powerful machine is the pinnacle of pilot-friendly jet-power... IF you can handle Mach 1.25 between the mountain peaks of Alaska... can you?
F-86 Sabre: An amazing Korean-era jet.
We also have some new tweaks in here like tire-skidding sound that is accurately hooked up the street-racing-accurate tire-physics model, and visible afterburners, which are pretty darn cool on the F-4 Phantom!
Very minor tweaks here just to keep all of our apps absolutely bug-free and perfect:
Thermals are operative! They were not functional in previous releases, but are now working perfectly.
All flight controls now move visually on all planes… Some flight controls did not deflect visually on some planes in previous versions.
If you have any problems with any of the Laminar Research apps, email info@X-Plane.com, and we will get any issues addressed promptly! Our apps must be perfect, and we will be sure to keep them that way!