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Produced by the editorial team behind PC Pilot magazine, X-Plane 10 - The Official Guide, is a 100-page publication giving a comprehensive profile of Laminar Research's advanced flight simulator and the aircraft, scenery and add-ons, which make it one of the most significant developments in flight simulation history.
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 second article covers four of the basic drawing tools.
EETN Tallinn XP is a highly detailed scenery of EETN Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in Estonia. The product from Drzewiecki Design is for X-Plane 10 and also includes the city of Tallinn with its landmarks and many other details.
Now available for X-Plane from Greek Airports Project is Rodos International Airport. The scenery is made using latest tools and techniques available, based on more than 1500 high resolution photos taken at the airport. Together with the design plans of the actual airport make this scenery a quality replica of the real thing.
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 first article in the series provides a basic introduction to SketchUp.
Carenado announces that with the last X-Plane update (to 10.30) new features are now possible in their aircraft. One of the most important is related to the incorporation of the GNS430 and GNS530. They have decided to update all their fleet to 10.30 (or higher). The updates are called version 3.
The GippsAero GA8 Airvan makes for a fine utility aircraft, capable of carrying up to seven passengers or a good load of cargo anywhere you need to go. X-Plane users now have a good model of this plane created by X-Hangar. Reviewer Mark A. Stevenson tried all the variants and found it a pleasure to fly.
This add-on from SimPlugins contains eleven type specific instruments for the Robinson R22 Helicopter. It requires simPlugins Panel Builder or simPlugins EFIS Panel Builder.
New from Carenado for X-Plane 10 is the B1900D HD Series. This popular turboprop airliner is for X-Plane 10.30 or higher only and features HD quality textures, 3D gauges, digital sounds recorded from the real airplane and much more.
This add-on from SimPlugins contains eleven type specific instruments for the COMCO Ikarus C42. It requires simPlugins Panel Builder or simPlugins EFIS Panel Builder.
FSLoadMaster is a stand-alone tool to compute realistic fuel and payload for most of the current commercial aircraft. The results can be used with any flight simulator. It's based on official data and a universal fuel burn estimator algorithm.
Aerobridge Studios has released their freeware Douglas DC-10 for X-Plane 10.30 or greater. It features high definition textures, custom cockpit panel, custom sounds.
Laminar Research has created a brief tutorial to get acquainted with the new Airport Scenery Gateway. Find out how to download airports as an X-Plane user, and how to log in to submit or view airports as an artist.
HeadShake from SimCoders.com is an X-Plane 10 plug-in which adds some nice camera effects while flying in virtual cockpit view. It is free and available for Windows, Linux and Mac in both 64 and 32 bit versions.
Paul Mort has created considerable scenery for X-Plane, as well as scenery objects that he shares with other designers. He prefers designing smaller UK airports and has done quite a few of them. Learn more about how he got into scenery design and his other aviation interests in our interview.