• Ratty's Ramblings - Trim and Trimming

    Author Ian Radcliffe has been flightsimming for a long time -- since 1984 and FS2 on a Commodore 64. In an effort to give something back after all these years of enjoyment, Ian has offered a series of articles that will offer hints, insights and suggestions to enrich the flight simulator experience. This time the main topic is trim, what it does and how to use it. Briefly mentioned are FS2020, hangers/hangars and everything finishes up with a nice 170 mille "ramble".

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    Review: X-CPL-Pilot

    If you ever fire up X-Plane and wonder "where am I going to go now?", X-CPL-Pilot provides a great solution. It is a GA business simulation that lets you create your own company, starting small and working your way up. You can do multi-point trips, sightseeing, sky-diving and more. Recently an airliner component has been added as well. Reviewer Andrew Parish really enjoyed the structure it added to his flying.

    October 21, 2020, 5:49 pm

    Review: Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    Reviewer Paul Mort takes a look at the first payware X-Plane 11 scenery from Boundless Simulations. The scenery features EGNS Isle of Man, a British Dependency located in the Irish Sea. He found the scenery to be very immersive, with lots of little details that bring it to life. Buildings, runways and taxiways were nicely textured, and good night lighting is included as well.

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    Review: Orbx Dundee Airport for X-Plane

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    October 13, 2020, 10:51 am

    Review: DC Scenery Design - SNPJ Patrocinio Airport

    It's nice to see designers trying the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and here we take a look at SNPJ Patrocinio Airport in Brazil from designer DC Scenery Design. It's a fairly simple airport, but also very inexpensive. Reviewer Neil Birch finds flying there an enjoyable experience, with good models and textures and a good fit into the surrounding scenery.

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    Where in the World Feature 127

    After a short break, the Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Last month's destination proved to be challenging, with not many right answers. This destination is a "Spa". Can you figure out where it is? We're looking forward to some MSFS 2020 screen shots to go with your answers.

    October 7, 2020, 4:23 pm

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    October 26, 2020, 1:00 pm

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    IndiaFoxtEcho released their Long-EZ for Microsoft Flight Simulation a few weeks ago and has been collecting feedback from users. This morning they've announced they are working on an update based on this feedback to address things like the canopy glass. MSFS 2020 pilots should have this updated version available shortly.

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    QualityWings Announces 787 Ultimate For MSFS

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    VSKYLABS R44 Released

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    October 25, 2020, 11:18 am

    REX Weather Force Tech Update 1.1 Public Preview Available

    The public preview of Technical Update 1.1 of REX Weather Force 2020 is now available to try in Microsoft Flight Simulator. The software is available for download but with a limited run time and at the user's risk. It does include a variety of fixes as well as a couple of additions.

    October 25, 2020, 9:08 am

    IndiaFoxtEcho MSFS 2020 Vision And Product Roadmap

    Aircraft designer IndiaFoxtEcho has posted a major announcement about their plans for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Their first two releases have been well received and they now have ten new projects in the works. Because of the current state of MSFS 2020 these are separated into three tiers, depending on whether the planes can be accurately done now given the current state of the sim or whether they are longer term projects.

    October 25, 2020, 8:55 am

    MK-Studios New Screen Shots Of Helsinki

    MK-Studios reports progress on their scenery of Helsinki Airport, with the release of some new screen shots. No firm release date yet, but the do expect it before the VATSIM Cross the Pond event in a few weeks.

    October 25, 2020, 8:39 am

    Airworthy Designs: Update On TNCM For MSFS 2020

    Back in August Airworthy Designs announced they would be developing Saint Martin and Grand Case for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. They continue to make progress and have just released some new screen shots of TNCM.

    October 24, 2020, 11:17 am

    Orbx: Introducing Volanta Flight Tracker

    Orbx steps outside their usual area of scenery design with the announcement of Volanta, your personal flight tracker. Volanta is an easy to use smart flight tracker that integrates all your flight data across all major sims. Volanta gives you one more reason to fly. It is intended to work with all major flight simulators and computer platforms.

    October 24, 2020, 11:03 am

    PMDG Releases 737 NGXu BBJ Expansion

    Just in time to do some VIP flying this weekend, PMDG announces the release of their 737 NGXu BBJ Expansion for Prepar3D v4 and v5. A full set of updates for the PMDG 737 NGXu product range have also been pushed out, including the base package, 600/700 and cargo expansion.

    October 24, 2020, 10:17 am

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    VSKYLABS provides a small update on their F-19 Stealth Fighter project for X-Plane 11. The 2015 project, which was initially developed for X-Plane 10, is being heavily re-designed and re-modeled so that it will fall in line with the latest VSKYLABS development standards, and with the latest X-Plane 11 features sets.

    October 23, 2020, 10:53 am

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