Fed up of having to rush through your pre-flight, because you know that if you don’t you won’t have enough battery charge to start the engine? Most simmers are aware of the ridiculously short battery life in FSX which has, unfortunately ported over into ESP and hence from there into Lockheed-Martin’s Prepar3D as well. Flight 1 have now released “BatX”, a tool that allows you to alter the time taken for the battery to discharge and, if necessary, to recharge it with a single click. For more details, please visit the product page at Flight1.
The 10th Virtual World Aerobatic Championships will be held in September this year, with entrants welcome to complete using MS FS2000, FS2002, FS2004/9, FSX, Laminar X-Plane 9 or 10 or, finally, Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D. Entrants can fly in either powered or unpowered events, plus a 4-minute freestyle event, following FAI/CIVA rules. Routines will be posted at the end of August, to be flown before September 9th. For more details, please visit the VWAC website.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odzAQs6GDZI Last, but by no means least, of the new multi-platform packages for the day comes FlySimWare’s Bell B205/UH-1D/HH-1D “Super Huey” helicopter. The package comes in versions for Microsoft FSX and Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D, with a wealth of features on a total of 7 models in 11 liveries. Among those features are custom animations for rescue and fire fighting roles, as well as detailed systems and custom gauges to support them. The package also includes additional sounds over the default set, including speed controlled sounds for windows, doors and heater vents amongst others. As usual, for more details including the full…
This new tool from Flight1 has been made to enable you to keep listening to FSX or Prepar3D when you minimized its window. No more ATC communication lost, or alert sound missing while you’re looking for a chart, a weather report or other activity out of your sim.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m3LPy4wGZtc Billund Airport exists for FSX, FS2004 and even Prepar3D. The photoreal airport in Denmark can be discovered in action thanks to the above video. If you are interested in it, you’ll get the respective version to your simulator here at simMarket.
One thing that simFlight’s staff would never think to call Washington DC is “Tropical”, but, nevertheless, developers Tropicalsim have created a rendition of its Ronald Reagan National Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, Flight Simulator X and Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D. DCA is an interesting airport. Situated only 3 miles from Downtown Washington, it is the closest airport by far to the United States’ capital city, but its approaches are complicated by this – and the proximity of some very important buildings – resulting in the airport limiting its flights and capacity to get larger aircraft to use more distant and larger…
You can purchase a new airport scenery Eindhoven X for Netherlands, to install in FSX, FS2004 or Prepar3D. Oryxsim is selling it through simMarket at EUR 11,89 bringing custom ground textures and seasonal terrain, 3D grass..
Pete Dowson announced the availability of newer versions of FSUIPC. It’s now version 4.80 for FSX/Prepar3D, and version 3.999 for FS2004.
To complement their already released FS2004 and FSX versions of the second largest airport in Denmark (which also happens to serve Legoland for children both old and young), Aero Files have released a version native to Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D platform. With a features list including photoreal textures on all objects, both day and night, along with custom taxiway lighting and buildings/structures, more details on the scenery can be found at simMarket, here.
Orbx has started delivering Side-By-Side-Licenses (SBSL) for their products used with Prepar3D flight simulator of Lockheed. In this forum thread, John Venema details it will create links from the FSX products installed on your hard disk for use with Prepar3D sim. The first Orbx product licence is for FTX Pacific Northwest.