Saturday, June 25, 2011

Golden Age Simulations Lockheed Model 12 Released

Golden Age Simulations has released the Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior for FSX. Golden Age Simulations
"On June 26 1939 the prototype Model 12 flew for the first time and in doing so became in icon of the Golden Age of Aviation. Lockheed built a total of 130 Model 12’s ending production in 1941. 75 years later Golden Age Simulations releases the Model 12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator X."

Faithfully Represented Lockheed Model 12A and C-40 models designed from actual blueprints 
and factory flight manual authored by C.L. Johnson, himself!
Accurate soundfile for the Pratt and Whitney R -985 Wasp “SB” Junior
Accurate Flight Dynamics based on actual factory specifications
Feathering and non-feathering propeller characteristics based on aircraft and propeller type
(7 ) L12A liveries including the famous TWA Research, Casablanca, and movie “Amelia” aircraft as well as other historic general aviation schemes
Simulated fuel dumping capability (Requires FSX SP2 Installed)
Dedicated panels for the Lockheed 12A & C-40
Emissive Gauge lighting
Fully animated VC and Exterior Model
Animated Pilot Figure
Paint Kit
Extensive Flight Manual
Unique Interiors and much more!

New QualityWings BAe146/Avro RJ Livery Previews

QualityWings has posted new livery previews from the upcoming BAe146/Avro RJ for FSX and FS2004.

Orbx Port Maquarie (YPMQ) Version 3 Released

Orbx has released Port Macquarie Airport (YPMQ) Version 3 for FSX. Details at the Orbx Website.

More FSDreamTeam Los Angeles (KLAX) Previews

FSDreamTeam has posted more preview screenshots from Los Angeles Intl. Airport (KLAX) in the FSDT Forums.

LatinVFR Key West Intl. Airport (KEYW) Released

LatinVFR has released Key West International Airport (KEYW) for FSX and FS2004. Purchase at SimMarket.

KEYW (EYW) airport completely modeled in replica with significant attention to detail.
Surroundings extremely detailed.
All landmarks (southernmost point, Forts), hotels and important buildings of the island.
Thousands of hand placed autogen.
High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures.
200 square kilometers of photo scenery, with night versions and water blends, in total 3 islands and 8 keys (FSX)
63 square kilometers of photo scenery with night version, in total 2 islands and 3 keys (FS2004)
Revised land classes for surrounding photo scenery.
Fully AI traffic compatible.
Excellent night effects.
Inclusion of manual and airport diagram in PDF format.
Birds, Dolphins (FSX only)
Atmospheric sounds! *A first for LVFR! (FSX only)
Beautiful variety of static aircraft.
Vehicle animations (FS2004) , and native (FSX)

FlyJSim Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 for X-Plane Version 1.1 Released

FlyJSim has released update version 1.1 to the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 for X-Plane. FlyJSim Website

Change log for the version 1.1
· Updated Vmo Cue and Vstall Cue graphics.
· Changed aileron deflection time limit to zero. Did this because they are not hydraulically controlled.
· Reversed the action on the pitch_mode autopilot wheel. Down is up and up is down now.
· Updated colors of the Artificial Horizon.
· Updated the VSI tape graphic.
· Changed the way the TUNE knob works. Now works with 4 commands, which work similar to how the 3d panel TUNE knobs would work. No more Scrolling up or down.
· Added ADF1 and ADF2 to the ARCDU.
· Added MFD1 & 2SelectorKnob Functionality for NAV,SYS, DOORS, and ENG.
· Adjusted Fuel Tank center position.
· Adjusted Fuel transfer switch logic
· Added logic for fuel imbalance annunciation. When fuel in each tank differs by 600lbs, all fuel annuns turn yellow.
· Fixed hash marks on altitude tap.
· Updated el_horizon-3.png
· Fixed issues with “Hot and High” takeoffs.
· Added logic for engine failures.
· Added de-rated takeoff power options. Buttons for this are on the Engine Control Panel.
· Added Max Takeoff Power (MTOP) button to allow for max takeoff power, which gives you 106% TRQ.
· Added the option to change the change the Baro setting between IN and HPA, you can do this by clicking next to the Baro setting on the PFD.
· Changed the RadAlt Indicator. The box only shows up when at or under 2500ft Rad Alt like it should.
· Fixed the Alt Select Bug and indicator, they now change to yellow when closing in onto your preselected altitude as they should. Along with this you now will see Alt*.
· Added in code to stop the screens from displays dark when switching to theQ400 from another add-on. This normally left you in the dark wondering where the light switches were, but not anymore.
· Engine intake switches will only turn the inlet heater on now if there is hydraulic pressure, on top of normal 15°C rule.
· Added RMI to the PFD as well as associated DME. You can switch between VOR ADF and FMS on two needles using the panel under the FMC.
· Added Weight and Balance Manager as a popup with many settings.
· Added door animation which can be toggled from the DOORs MFD screen.
· APU now uses fuel when turned on, drawing from the left tank.
· Adjusted the roll effect from P-factor and Torque by adding roll stability.
· Separated the High and low rez into two different folders. This allows you to save about ¾ the file size.

LINDA (Lua Integrated Non-complex Device Assigning) Released

The first version of LINDA (Lua Integrated Non-complex Device Assigning) has been released for download.

Khamsin T-28C Trojan for X-Plane Version 1.1 Update

Khamsin has updated the North American T-28C Trojan for X-Plane to version 1.1.

Version 1.1 ChangeLog:
- Fixed bug "Perpetuum mobile"
- Fixed bug "dead generator"
- Fixed Drain Manifold Button
- Avionics are now "off" by default
- Corrected textures and animations for gears lock indicators
- Mixture handle now sticks to "full rich", "normal", "cut-off" with no intermediate setting.
- Sounds stop when Xplane enters pause mode
- All sounds are now "spacialized"
- Improved electrical consumptions calculations
- Fuel Boost Pump and Fuel Valve are now linked as in the real stuff
- High altitude power and ceilings tuned
- New Livery : VF84
- New sound : fuel boost pump.
- New sound : rotating beacons engines. (Thanks to GregHoward for his inputs about this.)
- Volumetric propeller
- Version displays on the low-left corner of the screen for 10 seconds
- One can switch back to learning mode without reloading the plane : menu/plugin/Gizmo/scripts/Virtual Flight Instructor
- DEBBUG MODE "BLACKBOX" for better customer support can be enabled or disabled on demand (generates a log.file that logs all flight-related data --- NB : ~1Ko per monitored second)

Aerosoft 20% Off Various Flight Simulator Tools

Aerosoft is holding a 20% off sale on various flight simulator tools. Valid thru Sunday June 26th 2011.

Freeware Palmas Airport (SBPJ) for FSX

Freeware Palmas Tocantins-Brigadeiro Lysias Rodrigues Airport (SBPJ) for FSX is now available at Terra Brasilis.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Real Environment Xtreme 25% Off Weekend Sale

Real Environment Simulations 25% Off Sale on Real Environment Xtreme for FSX and FS2004. Expires June 26th 2011

Freeware Falaise-Monts d'Eraines Aerodrome (LFAS) for X-Plane

The freeware Falaise-Monts d'Eraines Aerodrome (LFAS) for X-Plane has been released at the XPFR Website.

First XP Jets Boeing 777-200ER Virtual Cockpit Renders

XP Jets has posted the first virtual cockpit renders from the Boeing 777-200ER for X-Plane.

Take On Helicopters - Community Preview Available

The Take On Helicopters Community Preview is available for all owners of Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead.

Welcome to the Take On Helicopters Community Preview!
What? A light helicopter, a new flight model & many other new engine additions / improvements
When? Right now, and with regular updates
Who? Freely available to anyone who owns Operation Arrowhead
Why? Gathering feedback before the official release, rewarding our loyal community, and preparing the modders!

Taxi2Gate Monterrey Intl. Airport (MMMY) Version 2 Released

Taxi2Gate has released version 2 of Monterrey International Airport (MMMY) for FSX and FS2004.
Updated: Now also available for FSX

Carefully detailed 3d objects
Full detail Buildings
Realistic Ground Markings
Numerous static objects
Realistic ground textures
Night ilumination
3D Grass

Orbx Diamond Point Airport (2WA1) Seasons Preview

Orbx has posted some seasonal previews from the upcoming Diamond Point Airport (2WA1) for FSX.

More Thai Creation Ho Chi Minh City (VVTS) Screenshots

Thai Creation has posted more screenshots from Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat Intl. Airport (VVTS) for FS2004.

Final FSAddon Fieseler Fi 156 Storch Preview Pictures

FSAddon has posted new preview pictures from the final beta version of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch for FSX.

FlyJSim Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 for X-Plane Load Manager Preview

FlyJSim has posted an image of the Load Manager from the upcoming update to the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 for X-Plane.

EasyNavs Version 2.20 for FSX and FS2004

Hervé Sors has released EasyNavs version 2.20 for FSX and FS2004 on his website. Flight Simulator Navaids Page
"EasyNavs FS9/FSX is an utility that can extract VOR and NDB data from any FS9 and FSX BGL file (with associated Scenery objects), edit and save them (via a dedicated database manager) and rebuild an updated XML file that can be compiled with the BGLComp Microsoft compiler. This utility will allow an update of all default FS Navaids files (FS9 and FSX), including associated scenery objects and recalculation of updated magnetic variation. Direct navaid changes inside BGL files and ILS inspection are also provided."

Changes in Version 2.20:
Adds an "unverified" record flag for rapidly locating records that need to be checked and updated Removed the "unrefined" record search tools that are not needed anymore Accepts now some unconventional VOR frequencies (those normally assigned to ILS) Old database format is now discarded and will not be anymore accepted (In case you still have such databases you would like to convert, please ask me)

Aerosoft Vilnius Airport X (EYVI) Released

Aerosoft has released Vilnius International Airport X (EYVI) for FSX and FS2004. Aerosoft Online Shop

Completely new designed scenery for FSX and FS2004
Highly detailed virtual replica of the airport and Vilnius city
Photo realistic ground textures
All airport buildings and institutions
Realistic navigation aids (ILS, VOR/DME, NDB, ATIS)
Numerous taxi- and runway signs
Excellent night effects
Realistic runway and taxiway lighting
Fully AI compatible
Excellent frame rates
FSX and FS2004 version included
Manual and charts included

Aerosoft Mega Airport Zurich 2012 (LSZH) for FS2004 Released

Aerosoft has released Mega Airport Zurich 2012 (LSZH) for FS2004. Purchase at the Aerosoft Online Shop.

Complete new development for FSX and FS2004
Highly detailed representation of airport
0,5 m/pxl aerial ground image
Seasonal effects on ground and vegetation
Includes all buildings and structures
Photo realistic textures on most objects
Detailed navigation systems (ILS, VOR/DME, NDB, ATIS)
Complete and accurate taxiway and runway details
High Speed Taxiways included
Excellent night effects
Animated radar systems and wind socks
Extensive animated ground traffic using AES-Lite
ADGS - Aircaft Docking Guidance System
Roads with road signs around the airport
Excellent frame rates
Compatible with Airport Enhancement Services (AES)
Compatible with standard-AI traffic and AI-Traffic Add-ons (for example MyTraffic X
Compatible with Switzerland Pro X and Ultimate Terrain Europe
Manual in English and German, with up to date official charts

Freeware Moscow Sheremetyevo (UUEE) 2011 for FSX

The freeware Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (UUEE) 2011 for FSX is now available to download at AVSIMrus.

Freeware Cairo International Airport (HECA) for FS2004

Freeware Cairo International Airport (HECA) for FS2004 is available to download at the VATEG Website.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Inquisitive Graphics FS Kneeboard Version 1.5 Released

Inquisitive Graphics has released version 1.5 of FS Kneeboard for iPhone and iPad. Inquisitive Graphics Website

Bear Studios Chengdu J-10 ADT Edition at SimMarket

The Bear Studios - Chengdu J-10 'Vigorous Dragon' ADT Edition for FSX and FS2004 is now available at SimMarket.

New Pacific Islands Simulation Tonga Screenshots

Pacific Islands Simulation has posted new preview screenshots from Fua'amotu Intl. Airport (NFTF) for FSX.

You Want Manuals? We Have Manuals!

Watch this overview video of the Precision Manuals Development Group (PMDG) 737NGX Chief Pilot Manual Set.

First LatinVFR Key West (KEYW) FSX Preview Pictures

LatinVFR has posted the first FSX preview images from the upcoming Key West Airport (KEYW) for FSX and FS2004.

More FlyTampa Athens Airport (LGAV) Previews

FlyTampa has posted more previews from the upcoming Athens Elefthérios Venizélos Airport (LGAV) for FSX and FS2004.

FSBreak 93: Peter James - Lead Dev for Flight Unlimited III

FSBreak episode 93 with guest Peter James - Lead Developer for Flight Unlimited III and more. FSBreak Website

Freeware Douglas Piaggio PD-808 Version 2.1 for FS2004

Mario Noriega has released version 2.1 of the freeware Douglas Piaggio PD-808 for FS2004 at AVSIM.

Freeware Itä-Helsinki-Järvenpää-Kerava Photoscenery for FS2004

FISD has released the freeware Itä-Helsinki-Järvenpää-Kerava Photoscenery for FS2004 at

Freeware New Kassel Airport (EDVK) for FSX

Albert Claudi has released the New Kassel Airport (EDVK) version 2.0 for FSX at AVSIM.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

X-Scenery Mitsubishi MU-2B V1.5 for X-Plane VC Lighting Preview

X-Scenery has posted final virtual cockpit lighting previews from the Mitsubishi MU-2B V1.5 for X-Plane.

Dreamfoil Creations Robinson R22 Virtual Cockpit Renders

Dreamfoil Creations has posted the first virtual cockpit renders from the Robinson R22 for X-Plane.

MilViz Northrop T-38A Talon - Manual and Paintkit Available

MilViz has released the manual and paintkit to the upcoming Northrop T-38A Talon for FSX.

Taxi2Gate Monterrey Intl. Airport (MMMY) Version 2 Patch

Taxi2Gate has released a small patch to their Monterrey Intl. Airport (MMMY) version 2 for FS2004.

Orbx Port Maquarie (YPMQ) Version 3 - Final Previews

Orbx has posted the final previews before the release of Port Maquarie Airport (YPMQ) Version 3 for FSX.

Freeware Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 2011 for FSX and FS2004

Libardo Guzman has released the completely reworked freeware Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 2011 for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Boundary Bay Airport 2011 (CZBB) for FSX and FS2004

Don Grovestine has released his freeware Boundary Bay Airport 2011 (CZBB) for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Kerkyra Island Photo Scenery for FSX

Angelo Tassoglou has released his Kerkyra Island photo scenery for FSX. Download at AVSIM.