FSTramp – P3D v2.2 compatible

Version 5.4 of Helge Schroeder‘s FSTramp navigation module is now available to download from major freeware sites, with the announcement from the developer that the latest version is now compatible with Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2.2 as well as FSX SP2/Acceleration. The time limited shareware application runs within FSX/P3D (not currently fullscreen compatible) and provides navigational information, plus an autopilot front-end and AI/MP air… [...]

Sim Skunk Works – PA-200 Tornado announcement

…has nothing related with the old Russian team, authors of the A310. You should even know about their popular and freeware F-104 Starfighter. They won’t stop offering the FS Community freeware military jets, as their next gift will be the PA-200 Tornado, with professional features like realistic systems simulation and full cockpit sharing. Facebook Twitter Google Email More Tumblr Digg Reddit StumbleUpon P… [...]

SIMstarter, freeware launcher application

Peter Rosendahl‘s SIMstarter application may be familiar to many in its previous guise of FSXstarter – a program designed to simplify handling of profiles, aircraft liveries, scenery sets and more for the Microsoft sim. It has now expanded its remit to include Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D, while retaining its status defined by the developer as “Freeware/Donationware” in a press release received by simFlight yesterday. To fin… [...]

First Orbx free EU airports for FSX Global

The first European freeware airports for use with Orbx‘s FTX Global Base (pictured above) have been released by new developer Sylvain Delepierre, as announced on this post at the Orbx forums. The 7 new airports are all situated within the Kingdom of Belgium – not the most populous region for flight simulator scenery, so will be a welcome addition to many European pilots who also use Orbx’s global package…. [...]

Freeware : Yak-40

Appeared four days ago at avsimrus.com (179 Mb), this Yak-40 is definately the best freeware aircraft released since the beginning of the year. Its description says this is a model made for FSX upon the FS2004 payware model of Suprunov Design, but the main developer, Igor Suprunov passed away in April 2012. Facebook Twitter Google Email More Tumblr Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Pinterest Pocket LinkedIn Print… [...]

Free Tree Lines and Farms V2 for XP10

The developer Andras Fabian informed us about his latest release: “The freeware / donationware scenery X-Plane 10 Tree Lines and Farms V2 has been released! The “X-Plane 10 tree lines and farms V2” scenery is the second version of an overlay add-on for X-Plane 10. It tries to add “visual clutter” (tree lines and farms) to the usually relatively dull landscape of agricultural areas and grassy areas. Like in real lif… [...]

Bornholm X for FSX released

Bornholm X is a major update to Vidan Design’s “Bornholm Airport X”-scenery which was released in April 2011. The scenery features a detailed scenery of Bornholm Airport (EKRN, RNN) and the city of Rønne, situated on the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. The scenery includes highly detailed models of all airport buildings with high resolution textures and a new photoreal ground terrain with season- and night variation (covering the air… [...]

Calling all DC-3 fans!

The DC-3 is probably the most iconic aircraft ever built. We all love it! Most of you are certainly aware of the freeware gorgeous rendition of a vintage DC-3/C-47 model fitted with a modern VC by Manfred Jahn and his team, released not a long time ago, available at most FS file libraries. Jan Visser, of the MAAM’s DC-3/R4D fame, is currently preparing a new virtual cockpit to match Jahn´s models. Jan selected a vintage virtual cockpit that wi… [...]

B-25J for Prepar3D v2 freeware

We mentioned a couple of days ago the outstanding contributions of Roy Chaffin to our hobby. Now he has just released the B-25J RAF MkII for Prepar3D v2. You can download this jewel, which uses a totally automatic installer, with seven liveries at Roy Chaffin’ s website. Please note that this version is for Prepar3D v2 only. Facebook Twitter Google Email More Tumblr Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Pinterest Pocket… [...]

Long live freeware

We are all aware that quality freeware addons are becoming scarce. Yet from time to time there are a few that surface to the enjoyment of the FS community. One of these works is by a FS legend that all simmers (particularly those that are not that young…) know well: Roy Chaffin. Roy (a very skilled professional wildlife painter) has given us in the past many quality contributions, aircraft and panels alike – his website is R.C.S. Panels…. [...]