• Plane Maker Tutorial Part 3

    Every copy of X-Plane comes with the utility Plane Maker that lets you create and fly your own aircraft. The creative process is quite rewarding and enjoyable but may seem daunting at first. In this tutorial Ray Hill shows that it's not as hard as you might imagine, as he walks you through the basic design steps. Here in part 3 he concentrates on engines and landing gear.

    March 25, 2019, 4:48 pm

    Review: Mad Flight Studio - Spectr-Aero SP-30

    Being that the Spectr-Aero SP-30 is not the prettiest plane on the field, you might be tempted to not give it a look. But that would be a big mistake. Designer Mad Flight Studio has created what may well be the most detailed light aircraft ever made by X-Plane. It has the accurate flight model and 3D details you'd expect, but goes way beyond that with features that include aircraft maintenance, walk-around inspection, optional crop-dusting equipment and much more. You'll need to read Stuart McGregor's review to the end to learn about it all.

    March 22, 2019, 2:20 pm

    Flight Simulator Audio

    Sound is a part of flight experience that is sometimes overlooked, but it adds an important extra dimension to the realisim that we all seek. For nearly twenty years Aaron Swindle (Skysong Soundworks) has been supplying the flight simulator community with improved sounds. In this article he discusses various aspects of audio and how it applies to flight simulation, from the early days of basic loops to the complex sounds cones of today.

    March 19, 2019, 4:37 pm

    Plane Maker Tutorial Part 2

    Every copy of X-Plane comes with the utility Plane Maker that lets you create and fly your own aircraft. The creative process is quite rewarding and enjoyable but may seem daunting at first. In this tutorial Ray Hill shows that it's not as hard as you might imagine, as he walks you through the basic design steps. Here in part 2 he covers flying surfaces.

    March 16, 2019, 4:17 pm

    Review: Orbx EGSG Stapleford Aerodrome

    EGSG Stapleford Aerodrome is a busy general airfield not far from London. Orbx has recreated it for X-Plane with their usual high level of detail. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca was pleased with the results and says he would easily recommend this scenery.

    March 13, 2019, 6:19 pm

    Plane Maker Tutorial Part 1

    Every copy of X-Plane comes with the utility Plane Maker that lets you create and fly your own aircraft. The creative process is quite rewarding and enjoyable but may seem daunting at first. In this tutorial Ray Hill shows that it's not as hard as you might imagine, as he walks you through the basic design steps.

    March 10, 2019, 5:46 pm

    Freeware Focus: Ford Tri-Motor Project

    After trying, over the years, all the flight simulators from FS2000 to Prepar3D, Robin Meyerowitz found that immersion is more important than realism and that FS2004 suited that need for him. To aid that, he discovered the Ford Tri-Motor Project put together by Garry J. Smith and Edward C. Moore. As he describes, the project is even more than just the history of the famous Tri-Motor but provides a variety of period resources to aid in that flightsim immersion.

    March 7, 2019, 8:29 am

    Where in the World Feature 114

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues as readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destinations. Last month's location may have been too easy, as everyone who tried got it right. No big clues this month--let's see who is up to the challenge.

    March 4, 2019, 3:57 pm

    Review: Professional Flight Planner X

    Planning is an important part of flying, and if you are looking for the ultimate flight planning tool, reviewer Rohan Nair will tell you that would be Professional Flight Planner X, also known as PFPX. This tool has a lengthy list of features and also integrates with things like real world weather sources and NOTAMS, virtual airline and multiplayer systems and of course your flight simulator itself.

    March 2, 2019, 8:43 am

    How to Create Multiple Installs of FS2004

    Ever wish you would have multiple installs of FS2004 running under Windows 10? It is possible, and it's not even all that hard. In this tutorial, Robin Meyerowitz walks you through the necessary steps. He also offers pointers to useful tools as well as custom interfaces that you can set up.

    February 27, 2019, 9:49 am

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    Today we'd like to welcome another new developer to the FlightSim.Com Store. Shaderlabs Production offers two products that will make FSX or Prepar3D look so much better. And for those who are always complaining that add-ons are too expensive you'll be pleased that just the opposite is true here!

    March 25, 2019, 4:40 pm

    X-Plane - Update on Vulkan And Metal Progress

    X-Plane programmer Ben Supnik reports on progress moving X-Plane to Vulkan and Metal in place of OpenGL. The X-Plane team first looked into the as long as three years ago and is now making steady progress though not without challenges along the way.

    March 25, 2019, 10:07 am

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    March 25, 2019, 9:15 am

    Milviz Announces ATR 72-600 Add-on For X-Plane 11

    Milviz has announced a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of an ATR 72-600 add-on for X-Plane 11. Their current expertise is in Prepar3D so moving to X-Plane would be a new platform for the design team. The intention of the Kickstarter campaign is to ensure there is interest and support for such products.

    March 24, 2019, 9:22 am

    Taburet Spring Sale Starts Today

    Starting today scenery designer Taburet announces a Spring Sale on all products in the FlightSim.Com Store. For a limited time you can save 20% on a variety of scenery and mesh designed specifically for X-Plane 11. Explore the mountainous areas around Mount Rainer or Mont Blanc. Visit cities like Lisbon, Los Angeles or Tampa. See improved mesh in the USA, Spain or Switzerland...

    March 23, 2019, 11:44 am

    Virtualcol - Airbus A220 Series Pack

    Virtualcol presents the Airbus A220 Series Pack for FSX and Prepar3D as part of their "friendly frames" and "low cost" series. It includes two models, the A220-100 and A220-300 in a variety of real world liveries. Features includes virtual cockpit and 2D panel, paint kit and original sounds.

    March 22, 2019, 5:59 pm

    Taburet - Mont Blanc XP

    New from Taburet is Mont Blanc XP, featuring scenery of the tallest peak in Europe for X-Plane 11. Located in the Alps, the massif lies along the French-Italian border and reaches into Switzerland. The scenery extends further to cover the major peaks.

    March 22, 2019, 4:37 pm

    Just Flight Previews Turbo Arrow for AFS2

    The Just Flight production line is keeping busy. Today they've offered some preview images of their upcoming Turbo Arrow for Aerofly FS 2. These are described as "early shots" but it looks pretty well developed.

    March 22, 2019, 1:24 pm

    France VFR Releases LFRN - Rennes Saint-Jacques

    France VFR announces their latest airport for X-Plane 11, LFRN - Rennes Saint-Jacques. This 3D photoreal accurate airport scenery modelizes a very detailed regional airport in the northwest part of France.

    March 22, 2019, 1:12 pm

    Runway 26 Simulations Announces KMIA

    In a brief Facebook post, Runway 26 Simulations has announced that their next scenery will be KMIA - Miami International Airport in Florida, USA for X-Plane 11. No details so far, just some screen shots.

    March 21, 2019, 9:49 am

    REX Simulations Launches New Web Site

    REX Simulations announces the opening of a new web site, including release information on the upcoming REX 5 Environment Force. The completely revamped website features a streamlined design which now houses all of REX Simulations' offerings, instead of separating the brands into independent websites.

    March 21, 2019, 9:08 am

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