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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. With the basics well covered, this 13th part gets into the use of opaque textures to create things like glass and water.
Navigraph provides the international flight simulation community with aeronautical data such as airport charts, enroute charts and FMS Data. They have now added Lufthansa Systems as a supplier of chart data to significantly expand their coverage.
Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, announces that the European pilot organization, PPL/IR, has adopted X-Plane 10 as its instrument training platform. PPLIR is a European organization dedicated to promoting safe IFR flight for private pilots in Europe.
Laminar Research announces that X-Plane 10 Mobile version 10.1 is now available. Also all add-on airliners are now on sale. Changes include a new kneeboard map, new aircraft, new tutorials, improved navigation equipment and more.
There are less than 70 days remaining until FlightSimCon 2015 in Connecticut! One of the biggest developments this month is that GoFlight, manufacturer of custom FSX panels and controls, will be attending the event. They join other FSX developers, including A2A Simulations, Jetline Systems, iBlueYonder, and newly-confirmed FSFX Packages on our extensive list of exhibitors.
Daniel Everman is a young X-Plane scenery designer who in a short time has made quite a name for himself. He has created many larger airports like KDCA and KELP and is increasing his skills all the time. Learn more about the person behind the scenery and his other aviation interests in our interview.
Announcing the Virtual International Flying Club (VIFC). The main goal at VIFC is to promote multiplayer flying. At the moment they are running three FSD servers and a Teamspeak 3 server to give to members the possibility to fly online in great company using FSCOPILOT and FSINN. They support FS2004, FSX and X-Plane.
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 12th part reviews creating curved shapes and demonstrates how to project textures onto them properly.
There are a lot of exciting things going on at X-Plane! March saw the release of X-Plane 10.35 for desktop computers, and the first major update for X-Plane 10 Mobile is coming soon. Creator Austin Meyer has been busy too, between the patent troll lawsuit and his custom airplane.
New from Carenado for X-Plane is the PC12 HD Series. The package includes six HD liveries plus a blank for repainters, realistic lighting, customizable panel, an advanced cockpit and much more.
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.