We have been working on this for quite a while now. The Epic LT has been refitted with the newest 2nd Generation Garmins, and we have been developing a new Autopilot system, (actually redoing the older version) to the more detailed, more radical TruTrak AP system. This thing is amazing. It has a female voice with 25 different annunciation calls, it can fly a NAV track heading up a VOR radial like it was a Glide Slope beam. It has a VNAV system that can bring you in to the Altitude you want, at the distance you want. The screen on the AP now has tons of multi-displays (in the little LCD screen) that show you the various systems in the AP that are running.
If you have problems with the sophistication of the present Epic glass panel system, if you do not read manuals, if you already have issues with the present Epic LT TruTrak AP system, then do not get this update. You will need to read the manual to see how the basics of the sytems work in the new AP. You will need to take an hour or two to get used to flying the new AP system. The voice system will at first freak you out, but you get used to her voice. (This is the actual voice from the factory. They were kind enough to provide the WAV files for it).
I have written a Blog on this update pack that goes into details on all the new features.
This is an upgrade, not an update. There are new systems in this, new features, sound systems with clicks, voice system, a built in XM Satellite Radio system with 7 song tracks that you can change to your own music.
This is free to those that have already purchased the Epic LT. The price remains the same, no increase. The file is not uploaded to PCAviator yet. The PayPal and Flight1 files are now up, online, ready for reloads. SimMarket was given the file yesterday and were to have a sale on it today, but I havent seen that come to pass, so I do not know when the SM version will appear. Hopefully by Monday at least.
Note that the model itself hasnt changed, only the systems. The buttons, panel, avionics, have changed, but the rest of the plane is pretty much as it was. I did adjust the Beta (turbine spool up time) to be less for those that were having issues taxiing the Epic.
Thanks to Dwight Furleigh for his amazing, inventive, creative gauge code writing capabilities for making such advancements possible in Virtual flying! He deserves an award for this!
NOTE: Below are some excerpts from the revised Epic LT Manual PDF file. They show the basics of the TruTrak system.