Fancy a Quickie?!

139397_image001Before anyone starts contacting management about the headline, we should point out that the Quickie Q200 is a new fictional aircraft – based on the 1980s Q200 Dragonfly – from Lionheart Creations for FSX and P3D.

Designed as powered by a Continental O-200 engine, the Quickie has a cruise speed of 180mph, which you’ll find indicated on a ‘classic steam’, rather than modern glass, panel layout. It certainly is an eye-catching design, about which you can find more here, or you can read the developer’s press release by clicking “Read More“, below.

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FSX Steam Edition available

That original release trailer is still really cheesy and inappropriate, but over ten years after the release of Flight Sim 2004 A Century of Flight, we’re announcing the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X… Hang on… Haven’t we done this before?

Dovetail GamesFSX: Steam Edition is basically the same as FSX Gold (FSX + Acceleration), but with minor updates to allow it to work on newer Microsoft Operating Systems and new multiplayer functionality to replace the defunct GameSpy system. It’s also worth picking it up quickly if you are going to, seeing as for the next 2 days (46 hours at the time of writing), it is available for 80% off. You can find it on Steam, here.

777 Immersion released by FSFX Packages

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The developers of the 777 Immersion add-on, FSFX Packages, describe the new pack as being “the most advanced aircraft-specific effects package ever made” – a bold claim, but backed up by some good reviews of their previously released precipitFX title.

To read the full press release regarding this new add-on for the PMDG 777-200LR and -300ER, click “Read More”.

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X-Plane 10 mobile released

Laminar Research have announced the release of X-Plane 10 Mobile for iPhone and iPad, adding a new level of realism to the travelling pilot, away from their primary sim, or those who just want to visit the world in a portable format.

Having tried the single free aircraft in the new sim, as well as several other iPad-based flight simulator titles, this one really does bring something new to the series and is well worth having a look at.

To read the full Press Release, click “Read More“, below.

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Winds Everywhere

From time to time one finds sites that are really neat! This is the case of the just launched and really interesting Czech Windyty site. It shows a dynamic graphical depiction of winds, temperatures, pressures, clouds and humidity around the world using real-world data from different sites. It has nice and useful features namely it shows metars, maps at higher zoom levels, and the ability to change the altitudes and overlay filters. Also, you can click on anywhere in the map and it displays weather trends and corresponding forecasts. Give it a try because it is worth of it!Winds_site

Navigraph – New airport and enroute charts

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The November update loads a major revision for almost all enroute charts of North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, according to their last newsletter.

Like every three months, Navigraph adds or updates airport charts for all their Navigraph Charts Cloud and Charts Desktop users. Charts Cloud service is the easiest way to get unlimited access to all their charts on all your devices with only a yearly fee. More tutorials videos have also been added, they make part of the Charts Cloud service.

Binersim – Halim Perdanakusuma

Binersim - Halim Perdana KusumaFly to Indonesia, and land at the old international airport of Jakarta, Halim Perdanakusuma WHHH. Mainly used for the charters, it’s used again for some domestic scheduled flights since a few months.

Complete your exotic destinations to discover different regions in FSX, and ivsit Binersim’s product page.

MilViz MD530F Quick Startup Tutorial

In less than 2 minutes, MilViz teach in video how to quickly start their latest MD530F.

It’s just a matter of a few clicks, not a long and hard procedure. But of course, you get things right if you follow the tutorial.

Taxi2Gate – Hong Kong Intl VHHH official video

Taxi2Gate promote their latest product Hong Kong Intl VHHH with the release of the above promotional video.

If you haven’t purchased it yet, the overall aspect, jetways, airports objects seen from different points of view than the commercial screenshots may convince you to try it in your own FSX pr P3D.

At the same time, their Holiday Sales have started, cutting their products price by 25%, out of the new Hong Kong VHHH though.

Aerosoft CRJ VC – more updated screenshots

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We last mentioned the Aerosoft/Digital Aviation Canadair Regional Jet – somewhat fittingly regarding the VC – in June this year. It’s one of those projects that has been going for so long that many people have either forgotten about it, or given up on it ever appearing.

Aerosoft haven’t forgotten, however, and earlier this week, Mathijs Kok posted three new images including the one above, showing progress in bringing what has already been done up to current standards. If you read the thread, here, you’ll find that while there are still many “issues” being found and fixed, the team and testers are happy with the progress being made – and yes, they know that Mathijs didn’t set up the aircraft properly before taking the screenshots (check the PFD… ;))