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Like many, Justin Kissling found the X-Plane world a little barren and so set about doing something about it. He has since created a number of airports, mostly large international ones with San Francisco being his favorite. Learn more about his interests and design techniques in our interview.
Convert your dual Saitek throttle set up into a Boeing style throttle quadrant with the Boeing Handles For Saitek Throttle Quadrant from Cockpit PHD It includes pieces that replace the default handles from Saitek.
One of the latest X-Plane 10 offerings from Alabeo is the Cessna C207 Skywagon. Included are regular and bush models with HD textures, accurate flight model, 64-bit compatibility, scroll wheel support and more. This is one of the bigger single engine GA planes out there and perhaps not the best looking but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it to be Alabeo's finest release yet.
Now available from Drzewiecki Design is Warsaw City XP, a sophisticated scenery package featuring a highly detailed scenery of Warsaw city in Poland with surrounding airports. This product is compatible with X-Plane 10. It includes 13 airports, hundreds of photoreal buildings and over 5000 sq km of photoreal area of Warsaw city.
A beautiful weekend, a great aviation museum, and hundreds of flightsim enthusiasts -- what could be better. That's what FlightSimCon 2015 was all about. Included was a full two days of presentations plus a hangar full of displays and lots of fellow simmers to meet. Nels Anderson presents his first person view of the event.
The next major update for X-Plane is getting close. Laminar Research has announced that X-Plane 10, version 10.40 beta 2 is now here and available for download for those who wish to try it.
An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) gives you all the flying information that used to take many pounds of paper and puts it into digital form that a pilot can easily take along. FSWidgets has created a number of very similar EFB versions, for FS2004, FSX and in the case of this review, a Windows version that works with X-Plane. Reviewer Paul Mort gives it a try and offers his report.
The ultimate Multi Crew Experience is now available for X-Plane. Using speech recognition technology, it gives sim pilots the ability to fly aircraft with a crew that participates in the flight by responding to voice commands. With the latest update, Multi Crew now supports JAR A330 and FlyJSim 727.
In this tutorial series, Paul Mort gives us an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. The series is now getting into more advanced techniques, with this 15th part showing how the use of components makes modeling easier.
New from Alabeo for X-Plane 10 is the C177 Cardinal II. It includes both the fixed and retractable gear versions, with HD textures, high quality 3D model, custom sound system, accurate flight characteristics and much more.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is the GoFlight - Commercial Starter Set. GoFlight makes some of the highest quality control hardware for flight simulators. This package includes the GF-ProYoke, GF-TQ6-ADV throttle and TQ6 throttle clamp.
Starting as an internal project used for performances and capability demonstration, ForwardSim has created a distributed simulation plugin for X-Plane. Using their latest technology providing distributed simulation capability for any simulator, they have successfully integrated DSim API with X-Plane.
The Noorduyn Norseman is a classic bush plane that has served Canadian and other pilots for many years. The version from 111Sim includes wheel, float and tundra tire versions, for a real bush flying experience in X-Plane. Reviewer Richard Nilsson finds that the plane is well documented, looks good and flies right, making it well worth adding to your hangar.
There are only a couple of weeks until FlightSimCon 2015 in Connecticut! With the recent additions of Dovetail Games, PMDG, and Saitek, more than 20 flightsim organizations are now attending. Others include AirDailyX, Aerosoft, A2A Simulations, FSFX Packages, GoFlight, Jetline Systems, LiveATC, PC Pilot. All of the largest online aviation communities, including Boston Virtual ATC, IVAO, and VATSIM, will also be in attendance.
In this tutorial series, Paul Mort gives us an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. The series is now getting into more advanced techniques, with this 14th part covering the addition of lights and smoke to objects.