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Wednesday
Feb182009

FSBreak 4: Support Flightsim, PTaylor Comments, and more!

Hosted by Eric McClintock, Jordan G, & Adam J.

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Tell us what you think! Use the form on our contact page, email feedback@fsbreak.net, or call 513-201-5426 Phil ends the speculation by saying that it is clear Microsoft has SOMETHING in the works, but we will just have to wait and see. Until then FSX is a great platform to build on. View the full article here. [Link]

New Film from JaggyRoad Films

Imagine you are watching an amateur edited video with a bit of music in the background to spice things up a bit. Nothing crazy, just a relaxing but fun experience you might find at a friend's TV on a late night while tipping back a few beers.

Video: Watch this video and JaggyRoad's other videos here. [Link]

GoFlight Integrated Communications Console

  • Features a Full-size COMM and NAV stack
  • Includes a prewired USB hub, just plug it in and use the configuration software.
  • Will run you about $900.

View more about the console here. [Link] Picture of Jordan's friend's setup: [nggallery id=2] Share your home cockpit! Use the form on our contact page, email feedback@fsbreak.net and include an attachment or a link to your home cockpit!

Quick Links

Sandspit "X" Airport

This is one of the most popular and yet often forgotten airports in North America. From the very detailed and unique terminal building to animated "birds in flight" and Orca whales "splashing about" just off the coastline, we have done our best to capture the area's overall peaceful and serene feel.

  • Both FS2004 and FSX versions included.
  • Price: $15.00 USD.

More info at this article. [Link

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Sky Diver 2009

A skydive 'simulator' for both FS2004 and FSX. Features 5 different types of animation. Also features a watch with Altimeter and different canopy colors. Price: $12.00 USD. Screenshot: Sky Diver 2009 Find out here. [Link]

Flight Replicas J-3 Cub

The J-3 is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947. With tandem seating, it was originally intended simply for flight training, but went on to become one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time. Four Models: Standard version on wheels. Standard version on Floats. Standard version on skis. 1941 Franklin-engined ”Flitfire”. Also features a full virtual cockpit, and is only for FSX. Price: $19.95 USD. [Link

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Picks

Eric: iPhone Airport Lookup - Free [Link] Jordan: Flight1 Cessna Citation Mustang - $54.95 USD [Link]

Emails

Several suggestions from Rich, Rob, Jerry, & Don

Rich says:

You guys could do is a sort of "flight of the week" where listeners are invited to submit what they think is a great flight. For instance, if they flew KDEN-KASE and were really impressed with the difficulty of the approach, or the up-close view of the Rockies, they could write in and suggest it for the week's flight. Encourage submissions to include freeware and payware scenery downloads, route flown, SID and STAR charts, fuel planning, etc.

Rob Says:

In the future you might want to have segment where you review addins both freeware and payware. Each week you could have a different guest on where they discuss a new add-on and review the pros and cons of it.

Jerry says:

I think having a VA segment that interviews the CEO of their VA would have merit.  I would let the CEO drive some of the content - For Example - what would they like to tell the FS community about their VA in 5 minutes?

Jerry also suggests an interview with members from the Online ATC community, and perhaps an interview from an ex-ACES team member??? Lastly, Don writes in and says:

As the HR Director for MidCon Airlines, I sure would (like more VA news)! More news on the VA world, or even some profiles on some of the VA operations would be cool.

Jordan's VA: Fusion Airways [Link] Adam's Looking for a painter, Contact Baldwyn. [Link] View the VATSIM documents. [Link] We welcome any user reviews of scenery/aircraft/flight plans! Use the form on our contact page, email feedback@fsbreak.net, or call 513-201-5426

Jason is staying away from X-Plane

Jason Writes:

Based on the comments I heard about X-Plane in the last episode I think I'm going to stay away from it for now. If the airflow is that disconnected from the joystick input, I don't want to play it. I'm quite happy with FSX especially now that I have the hardware to play it.

Download the X-Plane Trial here, let us know how it is! [Link]

A listener suggests the A2A P-47

I was dying to find a scenery package for NYC (I live there) and purchased Manhattan X for FSX... it's a resource hog but a terrific add-on. ... Also says: A2A Simulations has released their new P-47 with Accusim. They are seperate packs but the Accusim takes the experience to another level in my opinion...One of my complains with FSX was that all the aircraft were so forgiving and there was never enough feedback on what you're engine was doing... just full throttle and go...now if only I could shoot something down...didn't we have that option in FSII? Tried the X-Plane beta and know that a lot of pilots rave about it... but that program has serious user interface issues.

Patrick has a quick technical question

Enjoy the podcast. Question: how do you do your conversations with guests, from a technical perspective? Are you using Skype and just recording?
  • Skype on a laptop into a mixer.
  • Output into another computer to record.
  • You can also use a program to record skype calls, just search google for "Record skype calls".

Other Links: Co Host Information Voicemail & Other Contact Info Just leave a comment (Bottom of Page)

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Reader Comments (3)

Hello, great show you have going here, Im loving every aspect of it. I've sent links to your show to my friends all over the globe that are FS freaks like me. I get to Air Travel in RL quiet a bit and do way more of it Virtually with FS. I've listened to all of your shows and I may have missed this but with the shake up at Microsoft with OUR Game / SIMULATOR, do you have sources you can go to to actually see if they are going to dump FS or are they (microsoft) actually revamping things in silence watching and seeing what people such as us are doing over the lay offs to create the hype making the FS even bigger?

I like the weekly Flight suggestion.
Thanks again
Jay

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJay Ingram

Hi Jay,

Thanks for listening and sharing the show with your friends!

It is unclear exactly what Microsoft is doing as they have not formally released anything. But right now I would say that the best resource for news I am watching is Phil Taylor's blog, as mentioned in this episode:
http://www.futuregpu.org" rel="nofollow">http://www.futuregpu.org

It seems like he has given the most 'insider' news as of yet.

I am waiting to see how this turns out!

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric McClintock

Enjoy the podcast... but I would like to see possibly something for the beginners. For example I can take off, fly and land. But I now want to refine my skills. Could you include tutorials on things like ATC, Correct Procedures and ILS in fact any tips on flying for those new to the game.. What are the best resources for learning these, and how did your guests learn. Keep up the good work.

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

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