A new Carenado aircraft has been released: The Cessna 172N Skyhawk II joins the Carenado Fleet. The first 172 flew in November 1955 and since then more than 43000 have entered service world wide. This particular model variant, the Skyhawk”, was introduced in 1977. Carenado include three standard factory paints plus a commemorative 50th Anniversary scheme. For more information please visit the Carenado website. (A simFlight review is in progress)
PMDG has released new versions of the PMDG MD-11 for FSX and FS2004 during the night, Friday. These updates serve to bring both versions to parity, and to add some new features and fixes since the FSX release in October and the FS9 release earlier this week. Both platforms are now up to version 1.10.0051, and customers may download the updates directly from PMDG’s download page at www.precisionmanuals.com.
Orbx have announced completion of their FTX: Australia series with the release of FTX: AU Red Central Outback. This now completes a highly immersive series of scenery addons that all fans of the “Down under” will enjoy. For more information about the FTX: series and how to acquire them, visit the Orbx website and folow the links. Incidentally – that is one well organised website too – you won’t have any problem finding what you need.
Justin Tyme sends news of the latest FSGenesis meshes for FSX: “A V2 progress build for Alaska-Hawaii is now available. This progress build includes plateau fixes at numerous airports in SE Alaska. Several more AK airports will be available in next week’s progress build.” Find out more about this update and about FS Genesis meshes here.
Leonardo Software have released their Pro version of the MD80. Available for FS9 and FSX Fly The Maddog is one of the most sophisticated and complete add-on ever developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The accuracy of cockpit and system simulation is very high and there are many features which add realism to the simulation and are not present in standard FS aircrafts. For full details of this add-on and how to purchase, please visit the simmarket shop.
FS-Recorder, that delightful little freeware addon from Matthias Neusinger that lets you go formation flying on your own, has been updated. Matthias writes: “As already announced in the support forum, I had no time for further development of FS Recorder during the last year, but here is at least a minor update.”
Nemeth Designs have uploaded a small patch for their MBB Bo 105 Helicopter. The patch fixes engine sound, adds a couple of contact point fixes and adds new interior cameras. You can download the patch here.
Something different for a change, and more than just some phototextures as you can read in the features list in the second part of this message. “…… Kalaupapa is a small village on the island of Molokai in the state of Hawaii. The village is located on the Kalaupapa peninsula at the base of the highest sea cliffs in the world, dropping about 3,315 feet (1,010 m) into the Pacific Ocean. Kalaupapa peninsula was created when lava erupted from the ocean floor near Kauhako Crater and spread outward, forming a low, shield volcano…..”.
Laurent Dupouey of FranceVFR reports that they have published some screenshots of their upcoming product ‘FS Altitude Western USA’. Laurent mentions that “…… This photo-real product is dedicated to high altitude flying and brings photo-real coverage on half the USA country (Western part). The release date is expected for February, and the second volume (Eastern part) should be available in April…..”. New screenshotscan be seen here.
The German publisher Halycon who re-packages many well-known (and not-so-wellknown) titles on CD for the German market, has now released two of Razbam’s recent aircraft. The Grumman Intruder that is Razbam’s most recent release is now available on CD with a German-language box, and the other product is the slightly older Banshee, also a military jet. Both are available from simMarket as of today.