Update please ! ORBX announced in their forum the patch 2 release for FTX EU England, mainly for compatibility issues with FTX Wales. Note that Service Pack 1 is required and FTX Central must be set to “Europe” before install.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_V50waKlGw&feature=player_embedded Aerosoft Robin DR-400 X has been appreciated since release, and many private or student pilots wanted to get it on their home sim as well as at their local aeroclub. The German publisher produced this promotional video to raise interest also from simmers that may be interested in a detailed general aviation airframe designed by an actual pilot of the real Robin.
The lack of detailed systems here is reflected in the price, but fans of the little Dornier regional airliners may well still be interested in these models from Virtualcol of the Do328-110 turboprop and its turbofan powered partner, the Do328J, for FSX and Prepar3D. Developed intentionally as a “light” package, making life easier for both the developers and entry level users, they are also launched with a package deal that knocks a fair chunk off the price when buying both together. The turboprop aircraft can be found here and the jet here.
Pilot’s GesmbH have announced their latest product – FS Global Real Weather – along with a request for beta testers from around the world to help iron out the bugs before release, due during Q1 2013, so you might want to be quick! The product takes ground-based weather from over 24,000 ground based stations and uses algorithms to calculate winds aloft from them. Once released, there will also be a try-before-you-buy option. For full details, visit the developers’ website, here.
Opinions on Orbx’s new development team, British based SIM720, may be mixed, but no-one can dispute that they are turning out new airfields and scenery areas at a very high rate. The latest, with the Wales area scenery barely out the door, is back to England for Old Warden in Bedfordshire, home of the vintage Shuttleworth Collection. With 15-60cm/pixel ground textures and including the Shuttleworth College as well as the airfield itself, the scenery requires EU England to use. More details and screenshots can be found here.
Over at the Orbx forums, Iain Emms has posted more preview pictures of the next Orbx England add-on airfield scenery – this time Old Warden in Bedforshire – home of the Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft. The thread shows a number of screenshots of the collection’s buildings and even some static aircraft – albeit your editor has never seen that many modern aircraft parked at Old Warden – but you can check it out here if you are interested (forum login may be required).
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US1RqEAa3T4&feature=player_embedded This marvellous flying machine can be yours for EUR 16.00 (vat excl) at simMarket. Alabeo strove the best efforts to reproduce the material effects and shapes of their Gee Bee Model Z. They also included aerobatic smoke effects.
Thanks to Manfred Spatz of Sim-Wings team, Canary Islands will receive a second detailed airport. After El Hierro already out since past January, it will be time for GCLA La Palma then. Surroundings will be upgraded in many ways : mesh, photoreal textures, Autogen buildings, detailed coastlines..
The popular and impressive weather / environment tool REX Essential PLUS has a new Beta version 2 of the Service Pack 1. A new wind smoothing algorithm and the visibility management shoubd be enhanced.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU_MPSnqMu8&feature=player_embedded JustFlight announce J-15 Naval Flanker, developed by Bear Studios. It seems like you’ll live the thrilling experience of launch from the ship. Their recent productions are still available at simMarket : Mig-17, Flanker B+, Chengdu J-10.