[UPDATE 2.2.3] Pushback Express | FS2Crew

PUSHBACK EXPRESS for MSFS has been Updated to Version 2.2 with MSFS Tool Bar integration!

Web: www.fs2crew.com

Pushback Express allows you to pushback and manage ground services in a more immersive and realistic way with full audio and Voice Control support.

It features VOICE and BUTTON CONTROL options so, if desired, you can speak to the Ground Crew with your own voice, or just use buttons.

The choice is yours!

Voice control supports native: English, German, French and Spanish.

The product also ships with multiple voice sets from around the world.

Version 2.2 is a major update.

Primary new features include:

  1. MSFS Toolbar Integration (Launcher)

*This is the biggest feature people wanted! You can now launch PBE directly from the MSFS toolbar! This way you’ll never forget to launch PBE again!

  1. Massively re-worked user interface to match the style used in the new FS2Crew: FBW A32NX Project.

Some screen shots:

The new user interface:

MSFS Tool Bar Integration:

Trailer:

For Support, please visit our Support Forum at Avsim:

https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/212-fs2crew-support-forum/

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Nov 14 2021,

A major new public beta (or owners) is now available for PBE with some exciting new features and changes.

Notes:

  1. This is is the download link for the latest FBW and PBE public betas.

https://downloads.fs2crew.com/fs2crew_downloads/public_betas/fs2crew_msfs_public_betas.zip

  1. You do not need to uninstall them first.

  2. You need to own a legal copy of FS2Crew to use the public betas.

  3. The public betas for FBW and PBE are very solid. We strongly suggest using them -but remember they are still technically public betas.

5. After installing for the 1st time, you may see the FS2Crew PBE panel appears way too big (huge black rectangular area… don’t send me a support ticket!!!).

Instead, move or hide the panel. Behind the big panel window is a message box asking you to give admin rights to our server that we use control the Command Center.

After you click “YES” for giving the FS2Crew server that required admin permissions, the FS2Crew panel will return to normal size.

  1. Due to a tech limit, we cannot currently auto size the FS2Crew Command Center panel. You will need to manually enlarge it to accommodate the various FS2Crew buttons and text boxes.

  2. You must “Launch” FS2Crew (Pushback Express or Flight Crew A320) everytime you want to run the program, even if you see the extra sub-panel commands.

The original stand-alone FS2Crew panel (the one you’re used to seeing that does not reside in the Command Center Tool Bar) must still be allowed to run. However, you can keep it minimized if you just want to use the Command Center so that way you don’t have to see it.

To minimize the FS2Crew panel, click the PIN icon, then press the yellow minimize icon (yellow circle button.

  1. PBE now features a brand new function never before seen. As mentioned, we’re learning new things about MSFS everyday. And one thing we discovered was how to control and place ground objects.

That said, if you’re in “Distance Pushback” mode, but you can’t eyeball the distance to the taxiway line, you can now use a Marshaller icon as a “market flag” so to speak.

The marshaller can be toggled on / off using the buttons shown below in the screen shot, and you can set the distance at which he will appear. The represents the point at which the airplane will turn. We’ll see if we can find a way to compute the turn radius so you can put the marshaller right on the taxi way line to give you a more accurate distance push.

However, it’s a neat little trick we hope will improve your “Distance Pushbacks” so you can get closer to the taxiway line.

Screen shot showing the new VR/Command Center integration with PUSHBACK EXPRESS along with the Distance Pushback “turn point” flag (marshaller model).

As you can see, the ASSIST panel is shown in the Tool Bar / Command Center. If using Voice Control, you don’t need to memorize any phrases. Just speak what’s listed in the ASSIST panel.

It supports multiple languages (English, French, German and Spanish).

Bye Bye “Rudder Control”… and say hello to ‘Distance Pushback’ Mode - or at least the new version of it in Pushback Express!

Notes:

To obtain the update, download the new FS2Crew Product Manager, available here:

Support:

https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/212-fs2crew-support-forum/

Video showing why it’s Bye Bye Rudder control :slight_smile:

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