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Richard Nilsson is a talented X-Plane scenery designer and in this tutorial he shares his techniques for creating airports and their surroundings using graphic overlays. He covers sources for data, tools used, artistic considerations and the various techniques needed to put everything together.
The Caranado C210M Centurion is yet another fine file from arguably the best general aviation add-on team available to X-Plane consumers. It has gorgeous good looks, incredible sound, and a decent flight model. It's not perfect, but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it a worthy addition to his hangar.
Polish Airports Vol. 1 from Drzewiecki Design is a package of highly detailed sceneries of EPGD Gdansk, EPKT Katowice, EPRZ Rzeszow (including EPRJ) and EPLB Lublin (including EPSW) airports in Poland. It works with X-Plane 10.
The flightsim convention FlightSimCon will be held in Connecticut USA in June. The speaker and exhibitor list continues to grow and now includes Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane. Other newly announced exhibitors include A2A Simulations, iBlue Yonder and I.D.S
The PMDG Classics DC-6B is the lead off product in a new breed of products for PMDG that will bring some "old school" aviation to their product lines for X-Plane, FSX and Prepar3D. This product will drop for X-Plane first, but shortly after will release for FSX and Prepar3D as well, making it the first PMDG product to appear on three simulation platforms.
In this tutorial, 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. This 11th part offers some tips on avoiding problems that often affect new designers.
Alabeo presents the Cessna C207 Skywagon for X-Plane 10. Included are regular and bush models. Features include HD textures, accurate flight model, 64-bit compatibility, scroll wheel support and more.
You might already have heard of Xavion, from Laminar Research the makers of X-Plane. It's the answer to the question: How much can an iPad do to help you out in the cockpit? The answer is: A LOT. Available as a free download in the iTunes App Store, Xavion is an iPad app that is designed to run in a real plane, providing all the backup information possible. It is now free to use within X-Plane.
The VMAX Boeing 777 Worldliner Extended is certainly one of the pricier add-ons for X-Plane, but offers a lot. Reviewer Gene Davis finds that it is by far a huge leap in add-on quality for X-Plane and it features everything you need to learn about how these massive aircraft are flown.
The Flight Master Yoke-II from VRInsight is replacing the previous Flight Master Yoke with more added functions: high-end stainless steel shaft, solid cast aluminum powder coated yoke and toggle switches for Cessna 172 type panels.
FlightSimCon 2015 takes place in June the New England Air Museum near Hartford, Connecticut. The conference has an exciting lineup of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors and is a great place for flightsim enthusiasts to explore other simmers' setups, interact with aviation and flight simulation personalities, and visit the New England Air Museum. Conference registration is now open.
In this tutorial, 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. This 10th part shows some techniques for building houses, with interiors, a sloped roof, chimney, etc.
Now available from vFlyteAir for X-Plane 10 is the Piper Arrow III. It has been recently updated to v2.1 which offers greatly improved frame rates and now includes a Garmin 430 GPS and fully animated landing gear.
Ricardo Flores, long time FS2004 user, ventures into the world of X-Plane and more specifically the area of scenery design. In this article he describes how in a few short months he's learned to create custom buildings and lay out the airports that he wants to fly from.