Saturday, January 14, 2012

STMA Kaman K-1200 K-MAX for X-Plane Released

Shade Tree Micro Aviation (STMA) has released the Kaman K-1200 K-MAX for X-Plane.

- Developed from KMAX documentation and assistance from Kaman engineer
- Accurate 3D model developed from Kaman technical drawings
- Three versions for XP version 9 and 10
- Long line version with resident slung loads in the weapons folder
- Integral Bambi Bucket © that operates on the X-Plane jettison feature
- Firefighting Tanker model with the ISOLAIR 8200 tank and snorkel system
- The purchase gets you all three and a free update to v10 when you are ready or you can buy v10 direct
Excellent Flight model:
- Accurate cyclic, collective, and pedal responses in all flight regimes
- Realistically modeled blade droop
- Systems modeled on actual aircraft follow KAMAN operators handbook
- A great helicopter to learn with – stable, simple, and ready to expand your skill level when you are
Awesome model details:
- Liveries of current and recent US, European, and Asian operators
- Great pilots!
- Fully modeled panel and cabin with full moving controls and switches
Special Bonus Packages:
- 2 custom scenery placing you in a logging camp with challenging vertical movements 
  and landing pads for refueling, maintenance, and special challenges
- 3 X-Adventures missions

New FranceVFR Rhone-Alpes Photo HD Previews

FranceVFR has posted several new preview pictures from the upcoming Rhone-Alpes Photo HD scenery for FSX.

EADT x737 for X-Plane Version 4.4 Available

The European Aircraft Developer Team (EADT) has updated the x737 for X-Plane to version 4.4. EADT Website

Flight model
- Gear doors operative in X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10
- Improved flight performance.
- Perfect trim control now
- Flight path vector (birdie) available on both pfd's
New features
- Lots of new datarefs for home cockpit builders
- Seat bets chime now with original 737NG sound
- Gear doors no longer remain open when aircraft was saved in PlaneMaker 10
- Autopilot precision improved in LNAV (severly improved) and APP
-A number of new liveries added most of them were distributed through the .org, we have bundled a number of them 
  with the friendly permission of the authors. Many thanks to all livery painters!

Düsseldorf International Airport (EDDL) Crosswind Landings

First Khamsin North American B-25 Mitchell for X-Plane Render

Khamsin Studio has posted the first preview render from the upcoming North American B-25 Mitchell for X-Plane.

Latest IRIS Simulations F-15E Strike Eagle Preview Pictures

IRIS Simulations has added more preview pictures from the soon to be released F-15E Strike Eagle for FSX.

Free Sardinia Terrain Mesh from Real Earth X

FSAddon has released the free Real Earth X Sardinia Mesh for FSX. Available to download at the FSAddon Blog.

FlightSim Developers (FSD) Weekend Sale

FlightSim Developers (FSD) Weekend Sale with $5 off on the most popular planes. Valid through January 15th 2012.

Freeware Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (LFSB) - Beta 3.00.4 Available

The freeware Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (LFSB) Beta for FSX has been updated to version 3.00.4. Download Here

Freeware Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport (EGNM) for FS2004

The freeware Leeds Bradford International Airport (EGNM) scenery for FS2004 is now available at AVSIM.

Freeware Blue Sky Scenery - Corcoran (KCRO) Photo Scenery

Blue Sky Scenery has released the freeware Corcoran (KCRO) photo scenery for FSX and FS2004. Download Here

Friday, January 13, 2012

New UK2000 East Midlands Airport (EGNX) Preview Pictures

New preview pictures have been posted from the upcoming UK2000 East Midlands Airport (EGNX) for FSX and FS2004.

Thierry Massieux - Poitiers-Biard Airport (LFBI) for FSX Released

Thierry Massieux has released Poitiers-Biard Airport (LFBI) for FSX. Now available to purchase at SimMarket.

- Photoreal buildings made with pictures taken on the airportelf.
- Personnal aerial ground photographies
- Hand placed vegetation, buildings, taxiways and aprons to match reality on and around the airport
- Static aircrafts
- FPS Friendly Scenery.

Glowingheat Convair B-58 Hustler for FS2004 Released

Glowingheat has released the Convair B-58 Hustler for FS2004. Now available to purchase at SimMarket.

- high quality soundset included
- detailed virtual cockpit with animations (stick, pedals, levers)
- highly detailed and authentic 2D panel, all-xml gauges, fully mousable, custom pop-ups for radios, autopilot, GPS
- animated crew entry hatches (shift-e)
- droppable ventral Pod (2 pods on TCP model)
- animated braking chute
- animated engine turbines
- animated engine nozzle petals
- automatic control surfaces droop after engine shutdown
- automatic moving intake spikes (Mach 1.42)
- automatic afterburner flames & smoke effect
- high detail undercarriage with realistic retraction sequence
- realisitic reflective bare-metal textures (not on 'Bullseye' camo variant)
- highly authentic flight model with illustrated checklist
- authentic landing and nav lights

Orbx Jackson Hole Airport (KJAC) In Development?

Orbx has posted a screenshot of what appears to be Jackson Hole Airport (KJAC) under development for FSX.

FSDreamTeam (FSDT) GSX - Multiple Service Vehicles Screenshot

FSDreamTeam (FSDT) has posted another screenshot showing multiple service vehicles in Ground Services X for FSX.

Freeware Memmingen Airport (EDJA) Version 2.0 for FSX

The freeware Memmingen Airport (EDJA) version 2.0 for FSX is now available to download at the Product Website.

Airportfile Update:
- original Taxisigns added
- airportlayout improved
- PAPI Lights Position corrected
- Aprons adjusted
- Vektorapproach implemented
- ILS/DME, VOR, ADE corrected
Scenery Update:
- all Buildings optimized
- Textures reworked
- Scenery Objects added

FSX & FS2004 Navaids Update 1201 by Hervé Sors

Hervé Sors has released Navaids Update 1201 for FSX and FS2004 on his website. Flight Simulator Navaids Page

Carenado Piper P46T Malibu - Service Pack 20120113

Carenado has released service pack 20120113 to the Piper P46T Malibu for FSX. Available at the Carenado Website.

Changes in service pack 20120113:
- This service pack fixes some issues related to Reality XP integration and the operation of some switches 
  and buttons when GNS430 and/or GNS530 from Reality XP was installed.
- It also fixes some minor visual and operating bugs found.

Blueprint Simulations Detroit Wayne County Airport (KDTW) Updated

Blueprint Simulations has updated Detroit Wayne County Airport (KDTW) to version 1.2.1 for FS2004 and 1.2.2 for FSX.

AivlaSoft Electronic Flight Bag Version 1.32 Available

AivlaSoft has updated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) to version 1.32. More information at the AivlaSoft Website.

Changes in version 1.3.2:
NEW : New Sim-Avionics flightplan export module.
IMPRV: All flightplan export modules: If the export module can handle procedures (SIDs, STARs, Approaches), 
             select whether you want the procedures to be saved or not.
IMPRV: Reading AI traffic from SimConnect reworked. Added new AI aircraft monitor.
IMPRV: Network installation/DisplayUnit settings: DataProvider's "computer name" can be set as a IP-address.
FIXED: (Online/both) If several ATC services within the same FIR/ARTCC boundary are online, only the first one is shown in the frequency ribbon.
FIXED: Scenery exclude does not consider certain folders below 'Addon Scenery'.
FIXED: Exceptions while scanning Aerosoft's Antarctica X scenery.
FIXED: DataProvider sometimes blocks the user interface when trying to connect to SimConnect.
FIXED: If a route contains STAR waypoints, the first STAR waypoint shows 'DCT' as airway instead of the name of the arrival route.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Freeware Pontivy Aerodrome (LFED) for X-Plane

The freeware Pontivy Aerodrome (LFED) for X-Plane is now available to download at the XPFR Website.

STMA Tracker XP Demo Released

Shade Tree Micro Aviation has released the demo version of Tracker XP headtracking software for X-Plane 9 & 10.

Just Flight Half Off Super Sale

Offers end 9am (UK time) on Thursday 19th January 2012

Legacy Executive Jet (Boxed) for FSX & FS2004
Was: £20.40 / €25.50 / $30.65
NOW ONLY £10 / €12.50 / $15

Schweizer 300CBi (Boxed & Download) for FSX & FS2004
Was: £15.30 / €19.35 / $22.45
NOW ONLY £7.50 / €9.50 / $11

F-117A Stealth Fighter (Boxed & Download) for FSX & FS2004
Was: £20.40 / €25.50 / $30.65
NOW ONLY £10 / €12.50 / $15

P-38 Lightning (Boxed & Download) for FSX & FS2004
Was: £20.40 / €25.50 / $30.65
NOW ONLY £10 / €12.50 / $15

707 Professional (Boxed) for FS2004
Was: £15.30 / €19.35 / $22.45
NOW ONLY £7.50 / €9.50 / $11

Lancaster (Boxed & Download) for FS2004)
Was: £20.40 / €25.50 / $30.65
NOW ONLY £10 / €12.50 / $15

VertigoStudios 15% Off January Sale

VertigoStudios is offering 15% off purchases at the PC SimStore during the January Sale. Valid until January 31st 2011.

VR Insight V737 Overhead Panel Now Available

The VR Insight V737 Overhead Panel (incl. free iFly 737) is now available to purchase at SimWare and SimMarket.

Real Environment Simulations Beta Testers Wanted

Real Environment Simulations is looking for more people to expand their beta testing team. Details Here

QualityWings BAe146/Avro RJ - New Cockpit Screenshots

QualityWings has posted two more screenshots from the virtual cockpit of the BAe146/Avro RJ for FSX and FS2004.

Ant's Airplanes Tecnam P92 Eaglet Public Beta for FSX

Ant's Airplanes has opened public beta testing of the Tecnam P92 Eaglet for FSX. Details and download available here.

- Native FSX model
- Incredibly detailed model with full animations and completely clickable virtual cockpit
- Super sexy chicky babe passenger.
- Silky smooth 3D gauges
- Custom gauges including radios, GPS and autopilot
- Two different models with different panel setups, EFIS and analog gauge
- Lovely Lotus style landing lights
- Realistic Prop Torque effects
- Genuine engine sounds
- Animations for tiedowns, wheel chocks and pitot covers
- Animated pilot and passenger models which can be displayed or hidden
- In game Animation Manager
- Separate Eaglet Setup program to set preferences

Navigraph NAVData AIRAC Cycle 1201 Available

Navigraph NAVData AIRAC Cycle 1201 is now available. Purchase Credit Packs at Navigraph or SimMarket.

FSGenesis Everything 50% Off Sale

FSGenesis is offering 50% off everything at the FSGenesis Online Store. Valid through Monday January 16th 2011.

Skysoft - Shijiazhuang Zhengding Intl. Airport (ZBSJ) - Final Previews

Skysoft Simulation has posted the final preview pictures from Shijiazhuang Zhengding Intl. Airport (ZBSJ) for FS2004.

Just Planes Releases First Blue-Ray Title

Just Planes has released Air Canada Boeing 777-200 Polar Operations on Blue-Ray Disc.  Product Page - SimMarket

Blueprint John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (KJFK) - First Pictures

Blueprint Simulations has posted the first pictures from John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) for FSX and FS2004.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

National Geographic Channel - Alaska Wing Men - Season 2

The National Geographic Channel has started airing season two of Alaska Wing Men on Mondays at 10PM Eastern/Pacific.

More DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane - Cockpit Panel Previews

SoulMade Simulations has posted more cockpit panel previews from the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane.

X-Plane 10 - Mobile GPUs and Fill Rate

Ben Supnik has posted an article concerning performance of mobile graphics processors on the X-Plane Developer Blog.

New Microsoft Flight Promotional Trailer

The Microsoft Flight Development Team has posted another promotional trailer for the upcoming Microsoft Flight.

ArezOne-Aviation Pitts Special S2S SoundSet Released

ArezOne-Aviation Soundstudios has released the Pitts Special S2S SoundSet for FSX and FS2004.

BGD Kashgar Airport (ZWSH) for FS2004 Released

Billy Guo Designs (BGD) has released Kashgar Airport (ZWSH) for FS2004. Now available at SimMarket.

McPhat Studios Freeware Ryanair Dreamliner HDT Released

McPhat Studios has released the freeware PMDG 737NGX Ryanair Dreamliner HDTextures. Unlock key in this video.

More Phuket Intl. Airport (VTSP) for FSX Dev Screenshots

More development screenshots have been posted from the upcoming Phuket Intl. Airport (VTSP) scenery for FSX.

FlightSim Greenland - Freeware Paamiut X Released

FlightSim Greenland has released the freeware Paamiut X scenery for FSX. More information at FlightSim Greenland.

Carenado Piper P46T Malibu for FSX Released

Carenado has released the long-awaited Piper P46T Malibu for FSX. More information and purchase at the Product Page.

- Original G500 installed (PFD / MFD)
- HD quality textures (2048 x 2048).
- Carenado GNS530 and GNS430 installed.
- Weather Radar installed.
- 3D gauges.
- Pop up PA46T Malibu manual with normal, emergency checklist and performance tables.
- Original HQ digital stereo sounds recorded directly from a real PT6A (Pratt and Whitney Canada) engine.
- Customizable panel for controlling windows transparency, instrument reflections and static elements such as wheel chocks and sights props.
- Real behaviour compared to the real airplane. Real weight and balance. Tested by real pilots.
- Realistic night lights effects on panel and cockpit

Antarctica Chart from Aerosoft

Aerosoft has posted an Antarctica Chart for users of the Antarctica X scenery. Available to download here.

A2A Simulations - Accu-Sim Core Update V1.2 Released

A2A Simulations has released the Accu-Sim Core Update Version 1.2 for FSX. Details and Download Here

Accu-Sim Core Update v.1.1 to v.1.2
- Re-designed hydraulics
- Reduced the speed of outside canopy fogging up
- Aircraft can be jacked up
- "Check engine" in mechanic's notes will be persistent and not disappear after you have checked the engine
- Updated spitfire configurator so shortcut works
- Re-tuned side forces in flight model
- Added fuel line size differences for each aircraft
- Battery charging is a consumer
- Fixed bug that may have been responsible for unrepariable hydraulic leaks
- Made adjustments to the detonation. It is more sensitive to higher CAT
- Spitfire has mechanical gear locks
- Radiator lever control works and sounds better when mapped to an axis
- Added additional fuel system modeling. Fuel first has to drop from tanks, then the fuel pumps need to pump and pressurize the system
- Gear repairs on ground puts plane on jacks and repairs
- Coolant consumption bug fixed
- Autostart primes fuel
- Engine heat damage after shutdown fixed (this was another bug)
- Humidity goes to 0 when air is freezing
- Battery doesn't drain when switch is off (Spitfire battery is always ON)
- Hydraulic pump failure fixed
- Smoother landing gear animation
- Random prop start position
- Engine wind-down friction tuned (9 sec for merlin to stop after mixture cut)
- Can now start engine on primer alone
- Code supports broken reduction gear (may not implement until P-51)
- Busted crankshaft will seize engine
- Fixed bug when touchdown sounds are heard in air under very high G load
- Fixed the way the engine sucks fuel into cylinders.
- Oil friction tuned
- Detonation system re-calibrated
- High speed shake support added with scalars for each plane
- Fixed engine popping
- Gear physics added. Gear is affected by weight and air forces. Gear locks up and down.
- Hydraulic hand pumps (spitI gear handle is a hyd hand pump) now uses pressure physics
- Improved gear system damage modeling. Gear locks can break and gear can jam
- Improved flaps damage modeling.

Monday, January 9, 2012

AMX Ground-Attack Fighter Alpha Version 1.3 for X-Plane 10

The AMX Ground-Attack Fighter alpha version 1.3 for X-Plane 10 is now available to current customers.

DreamFoil Creations & Dawson Designs - Trike Announced

DreamFoil Creations & Dawson Designs have announced development of the Trike for X-Plane.

Include Features:
- High detailed 3D model
- Two panel versions (Analogue & High-res EFIS)
- Realistic handling done by plugin and tested by real pilots
- Fully animated
- High quality 3D engine model
- Real flight envelope produced with original manufacturer specifications
- DreamEngine High quality sounds
- Engine Vibrations

Freeware CR1-Software Handley Page Type O/400 for FS2004

CR1-Software has released the freeware Handley Page Type O/400 for FS2004. Details and download available here.

- XML gauges
- Animated crew, including front and back gunners
- Animated front and rear guns
- Folding wings
- Animated cowl flaps
- Shock absorber movement
- Animated VC
- Nine liveries
- Amazing sounds
- Accurate flight dynamics
- User manual

Glowingheat Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Released

Glowingheat has released the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird for FSX and FS2004. Available to purchase at SimMarket.