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X-Plane bush pilots will surely enjoy flying the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver from Soul Made Simulations. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt surely did and declares it a must have add-on. The plane comes with wheel and amphib versions, lots of liveries, high fidelity sound and a lovely flight model.
Laminar Research announces a major new release of X-Plane. Version 10.40 includes many updates and new features. It now supports download digital purchase. There are also now 576 new 3D airports, faster scenery loading, improvements in ATC and much more.
Laminar Research announces that X-Plane 10 Mobile is now available for Android. The new Android version has all of the same features, missions, high quality aircraft and performance as the iOS version.
The GF-RP-2 rudder pedals from GoFlight, now available at the FS Pilot Shop, is the final key piece for every pilot to complete their cockpit environment. Enhance the realism and improve on the fundamentals of flight with true stick and rudder control.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Carenado is the Cessna 182T Skylane for X-Plane. This popular general aviation plane includes features like the Carenado G1000 PFD and MFD, KFC225 autopilot, 3D stereo sounds, 3D gauges and much more.
Christopher Leipelt is a young X-Plane scenery designer with big ambitions. Since being drawn into aviation a few years ago he's explored various aspects of it and plans to make flying a career. In just a short time he's made his mark as a scenery designer and has had some great real world experiences too. Learn more in our interview.
REX Game Studios is dividing up into two divisions. The REX Game Studios division will focus its future development on full game and simulation products designed to be developed for the PC, mobile, and console platforms. The REX Simulations division will be overseeing all support and development of its add-on tools for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D, and X-Plane.
Now available for X-Plane at the FS Pilot Shop is the DHC-2 Beaver from SoulMade Simulations. The Beaver is the ultimate bush plane. It comes in regular, bush and water versions and can be configured for passenger, pax/cargo mix or cargo cabins.
In this new tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease.
FSWidgets have released a Windows edition of GMapHD, their flagship moving map product previously available for Android, iPad and Mac. GMap is the name of their popular free mapping utility, whereas GMapHD is the title for their premier line of moving map products that come pre-loaded with a large collection bonus Aero Charts and World Nav Data.
Dan Gould is an X-Plane enthusiast who enjoys repainting aircraft. With a life-long interest in aviation and being a professional graphic designer, this is pretty natural. He's painted a variety of planes and enjoys getting the highest level of realism possible. Learn more about him in our interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.