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. This seventh part ties together everything learned previously, and uses it in the creation of a complete 3D object.
OK, one last gift guide in case you didn't get what you wanted for Christmas. The SIM720 Stornoway Airport includes all buildings within the airport boundary hand modeled and placed with extreme accuracy, while the runways and taxiways are also exact matches to the real world surfaces. Reviewer Bill Stack finds the scenery to be very well done and well worth considering for FSX and Prepar3D users.
The Socata TBM850 is the fastest single-engine turboprop. Wilco Publishing has included every tiny detail, every panel screw and rivet in 3D. Reviewer Bill Stack takes the plane for a ride and offers his report.
Reviewer Ron Blehm has a real passion for regional jets, so was excited to get his hands on the new Emraer E-190 and E-195 package from Virtualcol. The packages offers a lot of value for a very low price and Ron reports that it compares very favorably with his previous standard regional jets.
Bornholm X for FSX/Prepar3D from Vidan Design includes highly detailed scenery of Bornholm Airport (EKRN, RNN) and the city of Ronne, situated on the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. With this scenery it becomes one of those great little destinations that flightsimming lets you travel to and explore. Reviewer Bill Stack was impressed with the quality and details.
The SA227-BC Metroliner is a 19 seat twin turboprop airliner built by Swearingen and later by Fairchild. The model from Razbam for FSX features highly detailed exterior and interior models, including a detailed flight deck. Five major variants are included. Reviewer Meng Yu tries it out and offers his report.
Here's a package with a lot to offer. The LHC Classics Fleet One Ultra-Pack includes five complete planes, ranging from a small sport plane up to a business jet, with a modern GA plane, bush plane and turboprop too. Multiple variants and lots of liveries add to the interest. Bill Otten offers his report and we also include a video look from Jack's FSX Videos.
Many of us dream of having a realistic home cockpit to fly with. Ray Andersen had tried small pieces such as controls and gauges but finally decided to take the ultimate step and build his own complete cockpit. Read the story of how this all came about and the details on the build.
The Velocity XL RG is an American amateur-built aircraft, produced by Velocity, Inc. The Flysimware model for FSX or Prepar3D comes with HD textures, a custom G1000 PFD, MFD and remote system. It includes a full auto pilot system with VNAV that is close to real world operations. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a spin and offers his report.
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. In this sixth part he expands on applying textures, including projecting textures onto curved surfaces.
US Cities X, created by LimeSim, is based on an extensive aerial imagery and has all major buildings, landmarks and airports and heliports inside the covered areas. The wide area of the Los Angeles X scenery, its plentiful surface features, and its detailed buildings enable unlimited opportunities for sightseeing. The scenery reflects considerable attention to detail and accuracy, reports reviewer Bill Stack.
AFS Design presents the Eurofighter Typhoon - Professional 4 for FSX with new repaints The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft which will be used in the air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles.
Systems Unlimited announces another major update to FSCaptain, release 1.6 for FSX, Prepar3D version 2, and FS2004. With FSCaptain, simulator pilots can have a taste of the challenges of flying in the real world - for an employer with policies and a dispatch office, flying passengers and cargo with professionalism and safety while meeting tight time schedules.
VATSIM India vACC is going to end 2014 with a bang, with 2014's last event: Eastern Quadrilateral. It will features flights to Guwahati, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Varanasi.
Nemeth Designs presents the MBB/Kawasaki BK-117 for FSX. The BK-117 is a twin-engined medium utility transport helicopter jointly developed between Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) and Kawasaki. It is a twin engine helicopter whose rugged but sleek design and large cabin interior provides mission versatility without sacrificing comfort. This add-on represents the B2 variant with four configurations.
New from Flysimware is the Bell 47G / Sioux H-13 helicopter rev. 2.1. The H-13 entered military service in 1946 and the same year the model 47 version became the first helicopter certified for civilian use. Versions are available for FSX and Prepar3D.
Now available is Taburet - Night 3D Poland for FSX and Prepar3D. Specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D night light effects placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights all over Poland.
Now available from Flightsoft is a package containing three of their popular scenery add-ons for FSX: Fly To Singapore FSX, Fly To Macau FSX and Hong Kong FSX Live.
EFTS Teisko Airfield for FSX/P3D is a highly detailed scenery of a single runway airfield in western Finland. The airfield is located only 30 km north from Tampere city center on a some of the Finland's most beautiful country side surrounded by forests, fields, and lakes of various sizes and shapes.
Now fly the entire country of Italy in spectacular photoreal detail - border to border, including the islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica. MegaSceneryEarth 2.0 Italy gives you over 116,000 square miles of scenery and 4,700 miles of coastline to soar and explore as you make your way into and out of hundreds of airports.
For only ten days during this holiday season, Alabeo will be running a big sale on their many add-on products for FSX and X-Plane. Visit the FS Pilot Shop today for big savings on a wide variety of Alabeo add-on aircraft.
During this holiday season save on all products from FSPS now at the FS Pilot Shop. FSPS sells products that enhance your entire flight simulation experience Boost your FSX performance with FSX Booster. Get full use of your computer's CPU with Multicore Environment Advanced...
The FS Pilot Shop announces a special holiday sale on Razbam products. Razbam makes a wide variety of quality aircraft add-ons, concentrating on military aircraft. Most are now on sale for $10 each.