Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mr3D Mitsubishi A6M Zero for X-Plane - Updated Version Available

Mr3D has released an updated version of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero for X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10. Store

Changes in versions 9 and 10:
- 3D Pilot
- Canopy Texture update
- Normal Maps update
Changes in version 10:
- Flight model update
- Drop tank update

Taxi2Gate Lambert-St.Louis Intl. Airport (KSTL) - Updates Available

Taxi2Gate has made available several updates to the Lambert-St.Louis International Airport (KSTL) scenery for FSX.

FlightOntario Freeware Ontario LandClass X for FSX

FlightOntario has released the freeware Ontario LandClass X for FSX. Download at the FlightOntario Website.

TropicalSim Flores Airport (LPFL) for FSX Released

TropicalSim has released the Flores Airport (LPFL) scenery for FSX (FS2004 version soon). Available at SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- Highly detailed Flores Airport / LPFL
- Photoscenery surrounding the airport area with night lighting and full autogen
- Coastline remade for the whole island
- Custom landclass and roads
- FSX version compatible with default and add-on FSX scenery
- Compatible with add-on AI traffic
- Usage of FSX SDK for the FSX version for best performance
- Animated traffic using stock FSX vehicles for FSX
- Auto-installer

MilViz F-86 Sabre and King Air 350 Previews Plus More

MilViz has posted previews from the upcoming F-86 Sabre and King Air 350 plus another unidentified project. MV FB Page

Fly to Tahoe

Pete's Seabee Flight

ICARO Eurocopter EC145 for FS2004 - Another Screenshot

Thomas Röhl has posted another preview screenshot from the upcoming ICARO Eurocopter EC145 for FS2004.

FranceVFR Auvergne Photo HD for FSX Released

FranceVFR has released the Auvergne Photo HD scenery for FSX. Available at the Product Page and SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- High resolution photoreal scenery covering a French region.
- 0.85 to 1 meter resolution ground texture made from aerial photography (IGN) retreated for an optimal visual rendition in FSX (summer only).
- High resolution real 19 meter (LOD11) optimized custom mesh incuded.
- All lakes and rivers have been entirely cut out and faithfully represented, reworked with bodies of landable water.
- Water transparency effects for the whole scenery coverage.
- Optional Waterclass and original water texture provided (depending on regions).
- Extremely precise geo-referenced texture positionning is carried out in order to ensure a maximal compatibility with scenery add-ons for this region.
- Process development is fully conform to the Microsoft FSX SDK, ensuring a maximal compatibility with future versions of Flight Simulator.
- Open scenery concept allows an easy integration of scenery add-ons from other editors.

FlightSim Developers (FSD) May Day Sale

FlightSim Developers (FSD) is holding a May Day Sale with 20% or more off select titles. Valid Through May 1st 2012.

Angle of Attack - 737NGX GroundWork - Engines Preview

Angle of Attack has posted the 737NGX Engines preview video from the PMDG 737NGX Training Program.

NMG Trading Freeware George Airport (FAGG) for FS2004

The NMG Trading - George Airport (FAGG) for FS2004 is now available as freeware. Download at AVSIM

NMG Trading Freeware Durban Intl. Airport (FADN) for FS2004

The NMG Trading - Durban (Louis Botha) International Airport (FADN) for FS2004 is now available as freeware. AVSIM

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mil Helicopters Mi-2 - X-Plane 10 Preview Screenshots

Pavel Pranov has posted several preview screenshots from the upcoming Mil Helicopters Mi-2 in X-Plane 10.

Warbirdsim P-51D Mustang 'Then and Now Series' Part 2 - Released

Warbirdsim has released the North American P-51D Mustang 'Twilight Tear' Then and Now Series Part 2 for FSX.

FlightOntario Freeware Hay River Airport (CYHY) for FSX

FlightOntario has released the freeware Hay River Airport (CYHY) for FSX. AVSIM - FlightOntario -

Synchro-Soft Boeing 737 Classic Soundset V2 for FSX Released

Synchro-Soft has released the Boeing 737 Classic CFM56-3 Soundset Version 2 for FSX. Available at SimMarket.

Ground Environment X Atlantic and Pacific Tropics at SimMarket

Ground Environment X Atlantic and Pacific Tropics for FSX is now also available to purchase at SimMarket.

- Complete coverage of the Pacific and the Atlantic.
- Enhanced textures to assist in rendering clear visuals as low as 250-500ft.
- High volume autogen layout with optimizations for maximum performance.
- Updates GEX Europe in the southern regions when installed with GEX EU.
- Major upgrade for GEX North America users when installed with GEX NA.
- Synchronizes all GEX regions. No texture switching between regions.
- 1m/pixel - 1024x1024 Textures - No excessive resolution to render.
- Full texture support for SceneryTech and Xclass landclass products.
- Automated file backup system with merged region backup storage.
- Sync patches provided for UTX USACanadaUT Alaska and Europe.
- 2D enhancements produce simulated 3D depth in textures.
- Textures derived from licensed Arial and Satellite imagery.
- All seasons including snowy winters and mountain terrain.
- FSX tree render issue addressed in autogen annotation.
- Realistic custom designed night lighting textures.
- Improved default FSX road night lighting.
- Highly detailed aerial views.
- Natural seasonal blending.

FSBreak 111: Kevin Miller - Republic Seabee Interview

FSBreak Episode 111: Kevin Miller - Republic Seabee Interview is now available at the FSBreak Website.

Drzewiecki Design Polish Airports Vol.3 - More Previews

Drzewiecki Design has posted more preview screenshots from the upcoming Polish Airports Vol.3 for FSX and FS2004.

Aerosoft Airbus X Extended - Virtual Cockpit Previews

Aerosoft has posted several preview screenshots of the virtual cockpit from the upcoming Airbus X Extended for FSX.

Aerosoft - Flight1 Products Discounts

Aerosoft is offering 25% discounts on all products from Flight1 Software. Valid through May 1st 2012.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

SoulMade Simulations DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane - New Preview

SoulMade Simulations has posted another preview screenshot from the upcoming de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane.

Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe Flight Test/Delivery

Just Flight - English Electric Lightning for FSX Released

Just Flight has released the English Electric Lightning supersonic fighter-interceptor for FSX. Details at the Product Page.

- Highly accurate model, built over drawings and plans of the real aircraft
- English Electric Lightning F.6 and F.53 variants included
- Animated flying surfaces, landing gear, doors, hatches and airbrakes
- Detailed landing gear with realistic suspension and accurate animation of the distinctive retraction process
- Highly detailed virtual cockpit with radar scope and a significant number of animated/functioning switches and levers
- Deployable braking chute which can be operated using either a keystroke or cockpit switch
- Custom-coded, gravity-operated air-bleed doors – housed in the fuselage sides
- Authentic segmented tail-hook
- Comprehensive set of ground equipment including chocks, pre-flight flags, probe sheath, cockpit ladder and even a tie-down cockpit cover
- Switchable ground power unit
- Includes the distinctive over-wing fuel tanks, selectable from the virtual cockpit
- Dynamically animated reheats and operating thrust vanes in the tail pipes
- Cockpit canopy is textured to replicate the low-glare, ‘dark-gold’ look of the original cockpit glazing
- Red Top missiles, fitted to the fuselage on authentic pylons and capped for pre-flight safety when ground equipment is toggled
- ADEN gun-pods built into the ventral tank, featuring muzzle flash and shell casing ejection effects
- Animated SNEB’ rocket packs fitted to the F.53 version, together with under-wing pods
- Accurate modelling of the Martin-Baker ejection seat from the Lightning period
- A total of seven high definition liveries are included, featuring plenty of polished, heat-scorched and rivet-filled metal surfaces!
- XR770 ‘AA’ – RAF 5 Squadron (red tail)
- XR728 ‘JS’ – RAF Lightning Training Flight
- XS901 ‘AH’ – RAF 5 Squadron (camouflage)
- XR752 ‘Y’ – RAF 111 Squadron
- XS903 ‘BA’ – RAF 11 Squadron
- XS895 ‘H’ – RAF 74 Squadron
- 53-689 ‘J’ – Royal Saudi Air Force (Mk.53)
Virtual cockpit:
- ‘Baked’ textures used to give the highly detailed cockpit a period, worn look
- Fully functional with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional
- Authentic gauges and tracking, radar and radio equipment – featuring the large AHI and NAV/TAC dial displays
- Distinctive ribbon airspeed/MACH indicator – 3D gauge with dual KIAS/MACH read-outs
- Realistic liquid-filled EB2 standby compass
- Collimated gun-sight
- Radar scope with adjustable screen presentation displaying terrain, airport and traffic information
- Fully functional autopilot which can be linked to the ILS and TAC displays for navigation and approach modes
- DME, NAV, ADF, transponder and communications radio suite
- Custom-coded engine selector switch, starter, reheat and engine cut controls
- Accurate fuel tank gauge array, including the unique Lightning flap tanks
- Functional annunciator banks for all major engine systems
- Authentic tachometers indicate spool-up for the pre-start motors
- Full night lighting effects for the instruments and panels
Other features:
- Highly accurate flight dynamics closely simulate the real aircraft performance envelope
- Lighting and effects including afterburners, start-up smoke, strobes, recognition and navigation lights
- Professional standard stereo sound set delivers the full force of the two Rolls-Royce Avon engines with their unique start-up sequences

Outerra - Terrain Self-Shadowing Preview

Outerra has posted several terrain self-shadowing previews from the Outerra Terrain Engine currently under development.

McPhat Studios is Working on a Fokker 50?

McPhat Studios has posted several pictures from their newest project, which appears to be a Fokker 50?

Twentynine Palms - Developer Tree Library - Part One Released

Twentynine Palms Scenery Design has released the Tree Library - Part One for developers. Details at the Product Page.

- Five high detailed tree models.
- Formats: 3ds, obj, FS9 MDL, FSX MDL.
- MDL-files are already tweaked (tweaks described in the manual).
- 1024px² base texture (bmp 32bit, bmp 24bit, bmp DXT1, opacity map).
- Seasonal textures (summer, fall, winter).
- Licence for commercial use.

Flightdeck Solutions Open House on June 1st - June 2nd 2012

Peter Cos from Flightdeck Solutions has announced this year's Open House to be held on June 1st - June 2nd 2012.

Nemeth Designs Eurocopter AS355 Ecureuil 2 - More Previews

Nemeth Designs has posted Previews Part 1 & Previews Part 2 from the upcoming Eurocopter AS355 Ecureuil 2 for FSX.

Carenado Piper PA-34 Seneca II for X-Plane - Promo Video

Dan Klaue has posted this promotional video of the recently released Carenado Piper PA-34 Seneca II for X-Plane.

Alabeo Extra 300S - Smoke Effect Previews

Alabeo has posted new smoke effect previews from the upcoming Extra 300S for FSX on the Alabeo Facebook Page.

ASNews Interview with John Vennema from Orbx - Part 2

ASNews has published part two of the exclusive interview with John Vennema from Orbx. Read Interview Here

NMG Trading Freeware OR Tambo Intl. Airport (FAJS) for FS2004

The NMG Trading - Johannesburg OR Tambo Intl. Airport (FAJS) for FS2004 is now available as freeware. AVSIM

NMG Trading Freeware Port Elizabeth Airport (FAPE) for FS2004

The NMG Trading - Port Elizabeth Airport (FAPE) scenery for FS2004 is now available as freeware. Download at AVSIM

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SoulMade Simulations DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane - New Teaser

SoulMade Simulations has posted another teaser screenshot from the upcoming de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane.

TropicalSim Flores Airport (LPFL) - More Previews

TropicalSim has posted more previews from the upcoming Flores Airport (LPFL) scenery for FSX and FS2004.

BDOaviation Soekarno–Hatta IntlAirport (WIII) - Now at SimMarket

The recently released BDOaviation Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (WIII) is now also available at SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- Low polygon model
- High definition texture
- Custom made ground polygon
- Detailed terminal building, apron, taxiway, runway.
- FPS friendly
- Animated car, bus, refueling truck
- Hand placed taxiway sign
- Realistic taxiway bridge
- Transparent terminal building window

Flight Replicas Super Cub Ultra for FSX - Now at SimMarket

The recently released Flight Replicas Piper PA-18 Super Cub Ultra for FSX is now also available at SimMarket.

- Flight Dynamics written and tested by real Super Cub pilot (and 767 Captain);
- Includes custom sounds;
- Highly accurate VCs;
- Wind sounds when doors and/or sliding windows open;
- Lower door, keychain react to dynamic forces;
- Audible overstressing of the airframe;
- 35" wheels;
- Water-skimming ability, for fun plus assisted ultra-short-off-airport landings;
- "Brake-stand" take-offs;
- AOSS low-rebound gear suspension;
- Vortex generators and other high-lift accessories;
- Removable fuel/baggage pod and strut-mounted rifle;
- Fully clickable and workable cockpits overall;
- Three different variations (standard, cargo and passenger);
- Five different textures;
- Bump and specular mapping;
- Animated pilots, including over rough terrain;
- Full flight operations manual, accurate and derived from the original;
- Paint kit
- Squared wings with increased wing and control surface area;
- Droop aileron system;
- Precise flight dynamics;
- Camping, pre-heating and storage equipment.

Golden Age Simulations Ryan ST-A for FSX - First Previews

Golden Age Simulations has posted the first preview pictures from the Ryan ST-A project for FSX.

Flysimware Cessna 195 for FSX - Preview Screenshots

Flysimware has posted several preview screenshots from the Cessna 195 currently under development for FSX.

FlyJSim Boeing 727 Series for X-Plane - Exterior Model Renders

FlyJSim has posted new exterior model renders from the upcoming Boeing 727 Series for X-Plane.

Flying Stations Hawker Sea Fury for FSX - Preview Videos

Flying Stations has posted two preview videos from the Hawker Sea Fury under development for FSX and P3D.