Browsing: Utilities

With FsXpand you can build your own panels for your sim. FsXPand runs on your simulator pc with FSUIPC. It connects to FsClient running on one or more PC’s (or even the FS PC). New in this release: Online feature: You can now track your flight by switching the feature on in FsXpand and then go to https://flyware.nl/trackAdded Mooney Bravo cockpitAdded Kingair 200 en 350 engine gaugesAdded prop sync gauge Improvements: – QNH (Altimeter) can now be set separately for Captain and F/O – The ADF indicator will change now needles VOR1/VOR2 and ADF1/ADF2. A separate key command can be set…

Flyware will present this year a sequence of updates and extensions, some of them minor, some extensive. One of the new updates contains a Mooney Bravo panel, as as well as a set of new engine gauges for the Kingair 200 and 350. Added features: QNH will be 2-sided, so the F/O can set his own altimeter (transition altitude/height).The ADF indicator will change now needles VOR1/VOR2 and ADF1/ADF2. A separate key command can be set for this purpose.Night lighting is now available. You can set you intensity and tone of colour.For those who run more than 1 client on a machine: You can…

Browsing around Reddit I came across a post presenting a free command line tool written in Node.js. It enables the user to download publicly available FAA charts for every airport in North America via the command line and is thus named FAA-Chart-Downloader. Sure, one could just download necessary charts one by one with the internet browser. But I can’t deny that typing in a single ICAO code and pulling all the instrument procedure charts plus airfield diagram available for that airport is quite a bit more comfortable to me. Someone who satisfies his need for aviation charts with products from…

Before you fly a 767, a useful utility appeared at simMarket store : the B767 Takeoff Performance Calculator computes the V Speeds reference according to your flaps settings, your airport runway and the assumed temperature. The author Nikola Jovanovic has other specific programs for more aircraft types : Boeing 737, 787, 777..

Use your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) as a remote CDU for PMDG is possible thanks to Mark Foti. He has released the version 2 that adds the support of PMDG 777 beside the 737 NGX. A full licence requires you to pay 5 EUR.

One of the biggest disappointments with FSX for scenery designers, when the sim was released umpteen-and-a-few years ago, was the fact that ACES neglected to include something called “conditional animations”. That means nothing to most people, but if I said “opening hangar doors”, “custom windsocks”, “piles of snow” and “this product is not compatible with DX10 preview mode” then that might mean a little more. Basically, if you wanted to include anything that animated outside of a simple loop, or only displayed given certain criteria, then you either had to use FS9 models and code, or write a complete module…

Today Jeff Balk released his tool FSXBox which gives Xbox controller users the ability to receive turbulence through vibrations on the controller. If you use a controller then you may want to take a look.

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