X-Plane 10 Being Released Christmas 2011
We have now finalized the X-Plane 10 release schedule for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux desktop computers! X-Plane 10 will be available on Christmas of 2011, at which time you will be able to order X-Plane from www.X-Plane.com!
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New Orbx Freebies Released
It has been some time since we have talked about the freeware products Orbx offers. Check out their newest selections here.
Notably New: 2S1, US Portland, and KHQM. Many other freebies such as FS Bob, AU region sceneries, and world wide mesh.
Also: PNW Version 2 demo released, now includes KHQM above, and an expanded demo region. Nearly 700MB of FREE scenery.
Amazing C337 Lighting Preview from Carenado
The Cessna Skymaster is a United States twin-engine civil utility aircraft built in a push-pull configuration. Its engines are mounted in the nose and rear of its pod-style fuselage.
See the lighting previews on their Facebook page.
PMDG Releases 737NGX Paintkit
Aerosoft RadioStack X is an app for the iPad which replicates the complete standard radio stack of Microsoft Flight Simulator X aircraft. When it is connected to the PC (via your local Wi-Fi network) which is running FSX you are able to set the frequencies of all radios in your cockpit with a simple flick of your finger. It increases the realism of your flights as you can keep your Virtual Cockpit focused on the windscreen and will not have to pan towards the radio stack.
- Two communication radios with standby frequencies (COM1 and COM2)
- Two navigation radio receivers with standby frequencies (NAV1 and NAV2)
- One ADF receiver
- One Transponder transceiver
- Aerosoft RadioStack X will automatically find your FSX PC on the network
- Simple installer for the free PC connection software
- Includes a free webserver running FSX that allows you to follow your flight path and aircraft systems on any web enabled device on your network (smartphones, tablets etc)
Developed by Aerosoft, the leading producer of FS add-ons, this app is simple and a good example of how we intend to use networked systems to increase the realism of PC based simulation. Future expansions will include connections to X Plane 10 and more functionality.
Top Gun vs FSX Video
Chris: ASA eBooks
Nick: Canon EOS 60D
E-Mails and Voicemails
VFR Airport ID Tip from Bert
I very much enjoyed the latest show on the PMDG 737NGX release! Just thought I share this undocumented feature of FSX
Displaying airport names
Difficult to identify and locate airports in unfamiliar areas. The airport's name can be displayed above airports.Places a red airport name label, visible - Range maximum 20nm Approximately 1500' above airport reference point. Through terrain. User aircraft must be higher than the airport reference point, (otherwise airport-label disappears).
Edit the file Standard.xml as explained above.
Add the following code to the first SimControls.Map group, (at the very top of the file).
<Entry> <Key>CTRL+SHIFT+P</Key> <Down>TOGGLE_AIRPORT_NAME_DISPLAY</Down> </Entry>
CTRL+SHIFT+P will now toggle the display of 'Airport Labels'.
I found it very usefull when flying VFR in unknown area's looking for your destination airport.