Saturday, June 9, 2012

Let L-410 Turbolet for X-Plane - Pedestal Renders

Several new pedestal development renders have been posted from the Let L-410 Turbolet project for X-Plane.

Tom Curtis Inside Passage for X-Plane 10 Released

Tom Curtis has released the X-Plane 10 optimized version of his Inside Passage scenery. Available at the Store.

Optimized for X-Plane 10 (still works on X-Plane 9):
-All seaplane bases and bush ports are now properly aligned with the shorelines in XP 10
Incredible coverage of Inside Passage:
- 95 charted airports and Seaplane bases - Plus an additional 100 uncharted facilities for you to discover as you fly
- 30,000 sq miles of scenery
- Custom ships
Major overhaul to all 11 of the airports in the Vancouver area including:
- Vancouver - CYVR
- New terminal addition ar CYVR
- New (more realistic) ground equipment at all gates at CYVR
- Completely rebuilt South Ramp at CYVR adding new hangers and seaplane facility
Pitt Meadows - CYPK
- New (more realistic) tower and terminal
- New hanger and ramp complex on Northwest side of airport
- New taxiways and GA parking areas
- Rebuilt several hangers on the north east ramp.
Langley - CYNJ
- New paved runway and several new hangers on the north side of airport
- New ground textures surrounding airport
Squamish - CYSE
- Completely rebuilt entire airport
- New photo-real terrain textures

Wilco Bombardier CRJ NextGen Series for FSX - V1.3c Available

Wilco Publishing has updated the Bombardier CRJ NextGen Series for FSX to version 1.3c. Available at the Product Page.

- Autopilot improvements and fixes

FSBreak 113: REX Essential Interview

Eric McClintock has posted FSBreak Episode 113: REX Essential Interview. Now available at the FSBreak Website.

Taxi2Gate Toncontín Intl. Airport (MHTG) for FSX Released

Taxi2Gate has released the Toncontín International Airport (MHTG) scenery for FSX. Available to purchase at SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- Custom Ground Textures
- Custom Photo Scenery (All Tegucigalpa city included)
- Custom mesh
- Hand placed Autogen
- Basilica de Suyapa
- Cristo del Picacho
- Monumento a la Paz
- Carefully detailed 3d objects
- Full detail Buildings
- Realistic Ground Markings
- Numerous static objects
- Fencing
- Realistic ground textures
- Night ilumination
- Volumetric Grass
- FPS friendly
- Charts included

Nemeth Designs Eurocopter AS355 Ecureuil 2 - Now at SimMarket

The recently released Nemeth Designs Eurocopter AS355 Ecureuil 2 for FSX is now also available at SimMarket.

Aircraft Features:
- 6 variations with three different panel configuration
- 8 different liveries
- Full support for FSX visual features for both inside and outside
- Working hoist system on the utility variant.
- Controllable search light on the law enforcement variant.
- High definition exterior and interior textures
- Bump and specual maps for both the exterior and interior
- Detailed and accurate 3D models
- Custom exterior animations
- Hundreds of animated 3D gauges for smooth gauge operations
- Glass reflection and dust maps
- Working AFCS (automatic flight control system)
- Fully interactive virtual cockpit, perfectly flyable form the VC view
- Different closeup VC camera views for better instrument and panel access
- High definition sounds by Sonicsolutions
- Realistic system procedures
- PDF manual
- Paintkit (download)

Zinertek Level-D Boeing 767 HD Texture Upgrade for FS2004

Zinertek has released the Level-D Boeing 767 HD Texture Upgrade for FS2004. Available to purchase at SimMarket.

- New textures in High Definition bring your Level-D 767 to a whole new level of realism!
- New flood lights inside the virtual cockpit.
- Backlit gauges and instruments during night time!
- New and more realistic virtual cockpit.
- Realistic windshield reflections.
- New and more realistic GPWS callout sounds.
- Frame rate friendly!

Computer Pilot - Volume 16 Issue 2 - June/July 2012

The all-new Computer Pilot - Volume 16 Issue 2 - June/July 2012 is now available at the Silver Cloud Publishing Store.

A2A Simulations - Accu-Sim Core Update V1.4 Released

A2A Simulations has released the Accu-Sim Core Update Version 1.4 for FSX. Details and Download Here

New in Core Update v.1.4:
- Engine hours and aircraft system states preserved (for those already on core update v.1.3)
- Fixed issue that caused one mag would sometimes not fire correctly
- Some changes to cabin humidity as cabin was fogging up during very humid days and rain
- New features
-- Added Auto Cold & Dark option
-- The pilot is removable
-- Added engine hot metal cooling crack physics and sounds
-- Added carburetor fuel return line (reserve tank)
-- New temperature gauge physics in p-40
- Improvements / Bug fixes:
-- Increased aileron effectiveness at mid range speeds, reduced at high to match chart. Peak 95 deg sec at 270mph ias, 50 lb stick force.
-- P-40 ram air / carb heat lever and logic fixed
-- Brakes improvements
- New features:

-- Added Auto Cold & Dark option
-- The pilot is removable
-- Added engine hot metal cooling crack physics and sounds
- Improvements / Bug fixes:
-- Fixed Pneumatic pressure building after engine stops
-- Increased pneumatic pressure useage with flap operation
-- Direct drive electric starter torque increased
- Improvements / Bug fixes

-- Metallic material and texture improvements
-- Minor fixes to some paint chips
-- Shorter oxygen hose
-- Increased aileron effectiveness slightly to match flight test. Peak 95 deg sec at 310mph ias, 50 lb stick force
-- Fixed / improved some specular texturing
-- Trim can be more finely tuned
-- FSX external sound fix
-- Added sounds to IFF panel, stores release, lower arming panel switches, and fuel selector switch
-- Better tail wheel tire rotation
-- Some shortcut fixes / improvements
-- Lowered hydraulic pump output at lower RPM (fairing doors won't come up so fast)
-- Made some edits that may help a few with aftercoolant running out
-- Direct drive electric starter torque increased
-- Brakes improvements

NMG Trading Flight Simulator Airport Scenery Roadmap

NMG Trading has detailed their future plans and sceneries in the Flight Simulator Airport Scenery Roadmap.

MilViz North American F-86 Sabre - In-Sim Previews

MilViz has posted more preview screenshots from the upcoming North American F-86 Sabre for FSX.

Documentary "3 Planes- 6 Countries - 2000 Kilometers" Part 3

Khamsin - Pacific Islands - Munda Airfield (AGGM) - Teaser

Khamsin Studio has posted this teaser from the upcoming Pacific Islands Munda Airfield (AGGM) scenery for X-Plane 10.

Guess Bill Womack's Next Project

Bill Womack has posted this teaser screenshot to guess his next scenery project for FSX.

ImagineSim Indira Gandhi Intl. Airport (VIDP) for FSX Released

ImagineSim has released Indira Gandhi International Airport (VIDP) for FSX. Details and purchase at the Product Page.

Oryx Simulation Kelowna X (CYLW) 2012 Edition Previews

Oryx Simulation has posted several preview pictures from the upcoming 2012 edition of Kelowna X (CYLW) for FSX.

FSAddon Lockheed Hudson - RC2 Delivered

FSAddon has posted another teaser screenshot from the soon to be released Lockheed Hudson.

Freeware Adisucipto International Airport (WARJ) for FSX

The freeware Adisucipto International Airport (WARJ) scenery for FSX is now available to download at

iFly Boeing 737NG for FSX - Feature Pack Released

iFly has released the Boeing 737NG for FSX Feature Pack. More information and download at the Flight1 Website.

Flight One Software Weekly Special - $10.00 off the Cessna T182T

Flight One Software is curently offering $10.00 off the Flight1 Cessna T182T for FSX as the Weekly Special.

Blue Sky Scenery Freeware Big Bear City, San Bernadino Mountains

Blue Sky Scenery has released the freeware Big Bear City, San Bernadino Mountains photo scenery for FSX and FS2004.

UK2000 Cardiff Airport (EGFF) - Free Versions for FSX and FS2004

UK2000 has released basic and reduced freeware versions of the Cardiff Airport (EGFF) scenery for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Nadi International Airport (NFFN) for FS2004

FRF Studio has released the freeware Nadi International Airport (NFFN) scenery for FS2004.  AVSIM -

A-Flight Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (EFHK) - HDR Screenshot

A-Flight has posted another teaser screenshot from the upcoming Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (EFHK) scenery for FSX.

AWG Simulations Bombardier CRJ100/200 - More Previews

AWG Simulations has posted more preview screenshots from the upcoming Bombardier CRJ100 an CRJ200 for FSX.

Alabeo Sukhoi Su-26 Flight Dynamics and Smoke Update

Alabeo has updated the Sukhoi Su-26 with improved flight dynamics and new smoke effects. Product Page - SimMarket

Alabeo Cessna 188 Crop Duster - More Screenshots

Alabeo has added more preview screenshots from the upcoming Cessna 188 Crop Duster for FSX.

Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended - More Development Previews

Aerosoft has posted more development previews from the upcoming de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter Extended for FSX.

Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Checklist Preview Video

Aerosoft Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (LFBO) for FSX Released

Aerosoft has released Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (LFBO) for FSX (X-Plane 10 version to follow). Product Page - SimMarket

Scenery Features:
- Detailed reconstruction of the airport including all airport institutions
- 3D- approach lights
- Photo real textures on buildings, vehicles, etc
- Seasonal ground textures
- Apron with realistically rendered textures
- Day- and night textures in high resolution
- Realistic navigational aids (ILS, VOR/DME, ATIS)
- Fully compatible with the standard AI-traffic and AI-traffic add-ons (e.g. MyTraffic X)
- AESLite for dynamic ground traffic on the apron and surrounding roads
- Manual (German, English, French, Spanish)
- Lufthansa Systems FlightNav Inc. Charts

Abacus Dads and Grads Special

Abacus Publishing is offering 15% discounts on select titles during the Dads and Grads Sale. Valid until June 11th 2012.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

IXEG Boeing 737-300 for X-Plane - Development Status

Tom Kyler from the International X-Plane Engineering Group has posted this development update on the 737-300 for X-Plane.

FranceVFR Aquitaine Photo HD Vol.1 - New Preview Screenshots

FranceVFR has posted new preview screenshots from the upcoming Aquitaine Photo HD Vol.1 scenery for FSX.

Pacific Islands Simulation - Xiamen Intl. Airport (ZSAM) - Previews

Pacific Islands Simulation has posted more previews from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (ZSAM) for FSX.

McPhat Interview with Ben Supnik from Laminar Research

LatinVFR Cozumel International Airport (MMCZ) Announced

LatinVFR has announced development of Cozumel International Airport (MMCZ) for FSX and FS2004.

Robin DR400-120 for FSX Under Development

Merelle Bruno a.k.a. Thor's Hammer has announced development of the Robin DR.400-120 for FSX.

GrandSurf Oakridge State Airport (5S0) - New Teasers

GrandSurf has posted new teaser screenshots from the upcoming Oakridge State Airport (5S0) scenery for FSX and P3D.

FSDG Freeware Oresund X Scenery Addon for FSX Released

FlightSim Development Group has released the freeware Oresund Bridge and Surroundings scenery addon for FSX.

This add-on includes:
- The Oresund bridge
- Artificial island and tunnel on the west side
- Photorealistic ground on the east side
- Moving traffic on the bridge and into the tunnel
- Seasonal and night textures / effects
- Photorealistic Saltholm island
- Helipad “EKC8” (for emergency operations, located on the artificial island)

Flightdeck Solutions - Full Motion Simulator Unveiled

Flightdeck Solutions has unveiled the FDS-B737NG-FMPT Full Motion Simulator during last weekend's Open House.

Carenado Cessna CT182T Skylane - New Preview Pictures

Carenado has posted new preview screenshots from the upcoming Cessna CT182T Skylane G1000 for FSX.

AWG Simulations Bombardier CRJ100/200 Project Revealed

AWG Simulations has announced development of the Bombardier CRJ100 an CRJ200 FSX. Further Details Here

Aircraft Features:
- Complete Simulation of all systems (including autoland, FMS etc.)
- User based failures (eg. deploy flaps 40 at 250KNOTS will result in failure)
- Maintenance System for each system and plane
- Realistic FDE coded with the help of real world CRJ-200 pilots
- Includes both the -100 and -200 along with the LR and ER variants
- Full 3D virtual cockpit with photoreal textures (4096px)
- Super High Definition exterior textures (4096px)
- All the animations you can expect, plus some others like windshield wipers and animated, moving pilots
- 3D Lights
- Sounds recorded from the real aircraft

Aerosoft Mega Airport Rome Fiumicino (LIRF) - First Preview

Aerosoft has posted the first preview screenshots from the upcoming Mega Airport Rome Fiumicino (LIRF) scenery.

Aerosoft Lugano Airport (LSZA) for X-Plane 10 Released

Aerosoft has released Lugano Airport (LSZA) for X-Plane 10. Available at the Product Page and SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- Highly detailed airport scenery of Lugano for X-Plane 10
- High resolution photo textures for the 3-D models
- All airport buildings as they are in real life
- New vegetation details with approx 20.000 grass polygons
- Night lighting in real time
- Sloped runway
-Manual and charts