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The first scenery that Mark A. Stevenson created was actually watercolor paintings. That painter's eye has served him well as he now creates scenery for X-Plane. Learn more about Mark and see some of his paintings in our interview.
The BLU-fx plugin enables X-Plane users to fully customize the look of their simulator by adding post-processing effects like customizable saturation, contrast, color shift or a vignette look.
While now living far away, Ricardo Rementeria Troncoso ("Remen") has taken on the task of creating the airports of his home region in South America. This allows him to turn his lifelong interest in aviation into something creative that can be used and shared with others. Learn more about him in our interview.
Laminar Research has announced that the upcoming X-Plane 10.30 will include an approach-capable GPS modeled after the real world Garmin 430. The new GPS will work in every existing X-Plane aircraft using the existing GPS.
If you're an X-Plane pilot who thinks simply flying in a straight line is dull, the Su-26 from Alabeo may be for you. It's a high performance aerobatic plane that really shines, both in its looks and in how it flies. Reviewer Mark Stevenson says "it rocks!"
New from Alabeo for X-Plane is the Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter. It features realistic HD textures, panel vibration, animated rotor mechanism, immersive sound and much more.
Flight SimCon is excited to announce the 2nd annual flight simulation and aviation event June 7 - 8, 2014 at New England Air Museum @ Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. Flight SimCon is a networking and vendor event focused on enthusiasts of desktop flight simulation, real world aviators, and aviation professionals.
Leen de Jager got started painting aircraft liveries some 13 years ago, first with MSFS and now with X-Plane. Learn more about him, his favorite planes and how he creates them in our interview.
The C195 is probably not what you think of when you think of a Cessna. Cessna's first post WWII plane is a taildragger (or comes equipped with floats) and has a big radial engine. Heinz Dziurowitz has created a nice version of this aircraft for X-Plane and reviewer Rene Bruun offers his report on it.
This month only at the FlightSim.Com Pilot Shop, all scenery products from Taburet are on sale. With some 90 products in the line for sims including FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane there's sure to be something that you're looking for.
EFBXP (Electronic Flight Bag for X-Plane) is a software-based display system intended primarily for the simulated cockpit or flight deck. It virtually does away with the need for paper charts and other physical copies of documents.
The Piper PA28-181 Archer II for X-Plane from Carenado includes two models and four paint schemes, all with a variety of features. Carenado specializes in small planes like this and it shows, with a plane that functions and looks correct. Reviewer Douglas Dumas takes it for a flight and offers his report.
The Grumman American AA-5 from vFlyteAir offers X-Plane pilots a nice GA plane that has a bit higher performance than the typical trainer. They've created a highly detailed and realistic model, with great textures and many small details. Reviewer Dominic Smith gives it a close look and offers his report.
Everyone can make some simple scenery around their favorite base airport in X-Plane. In this tutorial, Ricardo Rementeria Troncoso explains the basic steps that he uses to create airport scenery.