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    FlyingIron Simulations Update on G109b

    Since we last reported on their G109b motor glider for X-Plane, FlyingIron Simulations reports considerable progress has been made. Testing is well underway, with the flight model almost complete, art progressing, and special features like a fully functional touch screen tablet in the cockpit now coded.

    September 17, 2019, 10:43 am

    Orbx - KORS, WA79 and 7S3 Arriving For X-Plane 11 Soon

    Orbx announces three airports for TrueEarth USA Washington and Oregon which have been ported from P3D to XP11: KORS Orcas Island for Washington, 7S3 Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark and WA79 Walter Sutton's Airstrip for Oregon.

    September 17, 2019, 10:09 am

    Review: Airport Layout Enhancement Solution

    Some of the best and most popular add-ons for flight simulator are those that change the overall look of the sim world you fly in. Airport Layout Enhancement Solution (ALES) from Pyreegue Dev. Co. does that for X-Plane by replacing default textures with high quality PBR texture including runways, signs, taxiway lines, pavement and helipads. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca enjoyed the effect on older and default airports.

    September 16, 2019, 5:11 pm

    SimCoders Updates Reality Expansion Pack (REP)

    A new update of the Reality Expansion Pack for X-Plane from SimCoders is now available. It applies to all available aircraft except the Super Cub that will be improved in v4.3.

    September 16, 2019, 1:36 pm

    X-Plane Gateway Showcase: Tokyo RJTT

    Scenery authors continue to fill up the X-Plane airport gateway collection, and it's sometimes pretty amazing what they can do given that they are limited to a collection of standard scenery objects. The new Tokyo Internation scenery is a good example.

    September 16, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Orbx - TrueEarth Oregon HD 1.1.0 Updated

    Orbx has announced an updated v1.1.0 of their TrueEarth Oregon HD scenery for X-Plane 11. It includes some updated imagery, mostly around Portland and Medford, mesh fixes for airports and some other object fixes.

    September 16, 2019, 9:55 am

    vFlyteAir Releases Cherokee 140 Modern

    vFlyteAir introduces the latest addition to their range of light planes for X-Plane 11: the Cherokee 140 Modern. This packages includes planes with two quite different interiors, one a classic analog gauge setup and the other a glass panel featuring the Aspen E1000 PFD. Both panels have GPS and other avionics. The plane also features FMOD sounds, support for VR, PBR textures and a variety of liveries.

    September 14, 2019, 10:09 am

    X-Plane Mobile New Route Planning Feature

    Announcing a new X-Plane Mobile feature: coming soon, you can plan a route using the global map, download the scenery for flying offline and then load the route directly into the GPS or FMS.

    September 13, 2019, 12:30 pm

    TrueEarth US Washington Enhancement Pack For X-Plane 11

    Orbx announces the release of TrueEarth US Washington Enhancement Pack For X-Plane 11. This pack includes enhanced textures for 3D models and autogen, UHD textures for TerraFlora trees, enhanced Seattle area buildings. Also available is a bonus airport, WA56 Israel's Farm.

    September 13, 2019, 11:20 am

    X-Plane 11.40 "Secret" Beta-1

    With X-Plane 11.36 having been officially released just a few days ago, details on the next major version X-Plane 11.40 are now coming out. Creator Austin Meyer has announced a "secret" beta-1 is already available and has posted a lengthy video and accompanying text description of the large set of changes in this version.

    September 11, 2019, 10:17 am

    Status Update For XPlane2Blender

    From the X-Plane Developer site comes news on the status of XPlane2Blender. Included are details on the Blender 2.49 Converter, Blender 2.8 support and v3.5.1 beta 2.

    September 11, 2019, 10:01 am

    Aerosoft - Airport Geneva For X-Plane 11

    Welcome to Aeroport International de Geneve, the latest airport scenery from Aerosoft for X-Plane 11. Located just north of the city of Geneva this is the second largest airport in Switzerland. The scenery is detailed, including terminals T1 and T2 and a complete taxiway network for use by ATC and AI aircraft. The airport surroundings are also included in high resolution.

    September 10, 2019, 12:04 pm

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: Aeros-2 Trike Project News Flash

    VSKYLABS continues to make progress on their Aero-2 Trike Project. Flight model engineering and flight testing phase has reached its target goals, and the VSKYLABS Aeros-2 Trike is now a tight and robust, highly defined hang glider trike simulation.

    September 10, 2019, 10:36 am

    3D CAD Techniques For Making Aeroplane Canopies

    Ray Hill has provided us with a number of tutorials on creating 3D aircraft models and today he expands that series with an article on making airplane canopies. Using ViaCAD this actually takes only a few steps and is probably easier than you might imagine.

    September 9, 2019, 1:40 pm

    Mont Blanc Group Working

    Designers Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini continue to create outstanding mountain scenery with their latest being the Mont Blanc Project for X-Plane 11. This is their most complex so far, including two localities (Coumayeur and Chamonix), two small airports plus heliports, ski lifts and other features.

    September 9, 2019, 11:31 am

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