Lockheed Martin now sells an Academic licence paid US$49.95 of Prepar3D. Their Flight Simulator is based on FSX graphics engine they purchased at Microsoft. They have kept on developing more features to Prepar3D and the community around is getting larger enough so than some FS developers make their products compatible with it. Visit Prepar3D section at simMarket.com.
Another FSX product that has made the jump across to Lockheed-Martin’s Prepar3D platform, Flysimware’s Bell 47G/H-13 helicopter is a light utility aircraft, probably most famous for its casualty evacuation role during the Korean War as immortalised by the TV comedy “MASH”. The package comes with five models, eight paints and numerous custom animations and other features. To check out the full listing and to purchase, click here.
It’s not quite the news that many flight simulator enthusiasts will be hoping for, but Lockheed-Martin have announced a lower-cost license for their Prepar3D flight simulator, targetting schools, classrooms and students. The new academic license, costing US$49.95, is for “educational efforts at or below undergraduate level” and joins the US$199 retail license and US$9.95pcm developer subscription.
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..