• X-Plane

    FS Pilot Shop Labor Day Sale 2015

    During the week around the Labor Day holiday, the FS Pilot Shop offers a series of sales on popular flight simulator related pilots. Here's a great chance to save up to 60% on some great add-ons. Companies on sale include FeelThere, Razbam, Flysimware, TweakFS, FS Widgets and more.

    September 3, 2015, 1:27 pm

    Fruit Stand Tutorial

    Airports in X-Plane can seem barren without airplanes, or unrealistic with the wrong ones. In this tutorial, Roy White explains how to use resources including his The Fruit Stand Aircraft Library to realistically populate any airport with aircraft for a greatly improved look to scenery.

    September 2, 2015, 2:04 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Nineteen

    In this tutorial series, Paul Mort has given an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. This article wraps up the series by reviewing the previous lessons.

    August 28, 2015, 7:45 am

    Multi Crew Experience Update Released

    Multi Crew Experience, voice control based crew simulation has now been updated. The FSX, Prepar3D and FS2004 version now supports the Captain Sim 737. The X-Plane version now supports the SSG Boeing 747-i8.

    August 24, 2015, 9:43 am

    Aerosoft - Manchester Airport for X-Plane

    Now available from Aerosoft for X-Plane is Manchester Airport X. The airport is modeled with high accuracy and has been provided with a combination of ultra high Definition (UHD) Textures and High Definition (HD) Textures.

    August 23, 2015, 1:59 pm

    Review: Alabeo - C177 Cardinal II for X-Plane

    Alabeo recently added to its X-Plane 10 lineup with the C177 Cardinal II. It includes both the fixed and retractable gear versions, with HD textures, high quality 3D model, custom sound system and much more. Our reviewer Shawn Weigelt did find some flaws but still found it a joy to fly and a "must buy" for GA fans.

    August 22, 2015, 6:34 pm

    X-Plane Control Pad Released

    X-Plane Control Pad is a new app that lets you control many features of X-Plane from and iPad or iPhone while the sim continues to run. Normally, changing things like weather require the sim to pause but no longer. This new app should be useful for normal X-Plane pilots and also for instructors using it with a student pilot who can now change things on the fly.

    August 16, 2015, 3:30 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Eighteen

    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. In this article he demonstrates some new tools and shows some useful tips for more advanced users.

    August 16, 2015, 1:11 pm

    Review: Saitek - X-55 Rhino HOTAS System

    The X-55 Rhino HOTAS System from Saitek can be used with all popular flight simulators. Inspired by controls found within actual fighter planes, the X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands On Throttle and Stick) System provides advanced control over simulated aircraft. Reviewer Rohan Nair was impressed with the system and found it worked well in several sims and with a variety of aircraft.

    August 14, 2015, 4:47 pm

    Review: Carenado - B1900D HD Series For X-Plane 10

    X-Plane pilots looking for a regional airliner will enjoy the B1900D HD Series from Carenado. This popular turboprop airliner is for X-Plane 10.30 or higher and features HD quality textures, 3D gauges, digital sounds recorded from the real airplane and much more. Reviewer Gene Davis paired it with scenery of PANC (Anchorage, Alaska) from Aerosoft and found this made for some great flying.

    August 11, 2015, 2:31 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Seventeen

    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. In this article he shows an easy way to create vehicles.

    August 3, 2015, 1:07 pm

    Review: DHC-4 Caribou For X-Plane

    The de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou is a twin engine cargo aircraft. It was used by the military in many countries and survives to these days as a bush plane. The X-Plane version by Gerald Rader is the DHC-4A/C-7A configuration. Reviewer Rik Nilsson takes it for a flight and offers his report.

    August 1, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Tutorial: X-Plane GA Tiedowns

    You need a place to park your plane at an airport, so tiedowns are a part of any GA airfield. In this tutorial, Rik Nilsson explains how to add tiedowns to X-Plane scenery using the GA_Tiedowns utility, WED and other standard utilities like GIMP or Photoshop.

    July 26, 2015, 8:43 am

    X-Plane Digital Released

    Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce that X-Plane 10 is now available as a digital download from the Laminar web site. In addition to the DVD version of X-Plane 10, new purchasers of X-Plane 10 now also have the choice of the digital version which is identical to the full X-Plane Global product.

    July 21, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Alabeo - DA40 for X-Plane

    Now available from Alabeo for X-Plane 10 is the Diamond DA40 single engine aircraft. This modern composite aircraft has a full glass cockpit including Vision Microsystems VM 1000 engine instruments and two GNS430 plus many other features.

    July 21, 2015, 9:51 am