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Mar042009

FSBreak 6: X-Plane Racing, VA Talk, BigFoot Adventures, and more!

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X-Plane Racing Coming Soon For iPod Touch/iPhone

  • X-Plane racing lets you have timed races against a computer, or in multiplayer.
  • Multiplayer will be soon updated to ALL versions of X-Plane to iPhone for CURRENT customers, however Racing will only be sold with this new version.
  • Other versions will be upgraded once testing complete.
  • Multiplayer is ONLY for LAN! No Online Multiplayer.

More about X-Plane racing:

  • X-Plane racing comes with 4 regions, and 4 planes:
  • F4U Corsair
  • P-51 Mustang
  • F-4 Phantom
  • F-15 Eagle
  • A race course for each plane in each region, 4x4=16 total races.
  • Familiar "Green Hoops" in other flight racing games (Like FSX Airbull race, etc)
  • "Coming Shortly", our best guess is $9.99 for X-Plane racing.

Link to Article here. [Link]

UPDATE!

X-Plane Racing has now been released for $9.99 as we predicted. [Link to iTunes Store]

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Mike Stone’s Aircraft Available Again

Garry J. Smith from Australia reports “….. As many of you know Mike Stone has retired from the simming community and model development and has no desires to return to the hobby of model creation, modification or revisions. However, Mike has graciously granted permission for me to host for download all of his aircraft via the GJSmith.net site……”.

“….. This is an excellent opportunity to gather together all 107 of Mike’s models and make them all independently available to the simming community from the one spot. To facilitate this I have created a web within a web which is exclusively dedicated to presenting all of his aircraft over several pages. The web pages now contain download access to all of the Mike Stone Aircraft. The new pages are here….”.

View the article on SimFlight.com [Link], orgo straight to the website here. [Link]

Our thoughts:  We respect Mike's decision to keep control of his property, but the site can use some work (A search function and more robust server for starters) and the copyright can be loosened up a bit as it currently does not even allow the FS2004 aircraft to be converted to FSX by the community...

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RDJ Simulation's Bigfoot Adventures for FSX

Have some unusual fun as a bush pilot in several exotic locations around the world while landing by ground, float plane and even freefall parachute. You then go on foot to track and tranquilize these elusive beast to cover it all up for the government. You get paid well and find all kinds of great hunting and fishing spots along the way for when you take your R&R. 5 Total Missions included:

  • Australian Outback
  • Louisiana
  • Amazon River
  • Washington DC
  • Tibet

Price: $18.00 [Link]

Share with us! What is your weirdest FS addon you have ever owned?

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SimFlight.com wants you to know about ForkLift Simulator

Yes, the simulator recommended by Adam on Episode 5...

Not Sure You Want To Know This But simMarket now carries a Forklift Simulator (in German language only). It is published by Astragon, the same company that also brought you the amazingly popular Farm Simulator and another few ‘games’ away from the ordinary. Actually, it is quite fun so why not give it a go? Available here on simMarket. [Link]

Again, this addon is available only in German, and will run you back EUR 19.99, or about $26 USD.

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Link to article. [Link]

VA Discussion

Joe is a member of Delta Virual [Link], and Brendan is a training manager at Fusion Airways [Link]. If you are a member or an owner of a VA, tell us what your VA offers! Call our voicemail at 513-201-5426.

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OpenSceneryX 1.10.0 Released

The OpenSceneryX project is a free to use library of scenery objects for X-Plane v8.50 and above. It is a collaborative effort by members of the X-Plane.org community and the aim is to provide a good range of high quality scenery components for authors to use in their scenery packages. This version includes many new objects and modified objects. Among the new objects included are:

  • A drive-in movie theater screen.
  • A 90,000 litre Jet A1 fuel container.
  • A Helipad.
  • A tennis court.

For more information on OpenSceneryX check their website. [Link]

Captain Sim 727 Pro Pack 2.1

New features include:

  • Fuel dump visual effect
  • Leading Edge Devices Annunciator Panel
  • Door Annunciator Panel
  • Compass System Switch
  • Secondary Main Landing Gear Position Indicator Lights

The 2.1 service pack also includes a slew of other fixes. For a full list of fixes and update instructions visit  Captain Sim's website. [Link]

JustFlight Releases Traffic X Tutorial

The first tutorial for Traffic X - Creating, Editing & Deleting Flight Plans is now available as a 60 page PDF download from JustFlight's website.

It covers every aspect of creating, editing and removing flight plans in Traffic X. The creation of basic and complex IFR/VFR flights is also explained in illustrated step-by-step instructions. Other topics covered in this first tutorial include editing and deleting existing flight plans, creating circuit traffic and a detailed list of the errors you might come across and how to resolve them.

The tutorial includes complete diagrams and screenshots to guide you through creating your own traffic.

Link to PDF. [Link]

Poll Results

Last week's poll: In Flight Sim, are you a general aviation, or commercial pilot?

  • 25% say GA.
  • 25% say Commercial.
  • 50% Say Both.

Picks

Eric: Captigame, Freeware FS Video recorder. (Note, the site is up now however it looks like they are only in a private beta.) See the news post [Link], or visit their website. [Link]

Joe: AVWing Website for FSX addons. [Link]

Brendan: Mach1 freeware Scenery Design Group. [Link]

Emails

Chris is going around the (sim) world in a C172

I've been playing around with MSFS since version 3 but never really got around to being serious about it until I decided to start a trip around the virtual world in a 172 and blog about it. Check it out at http://flightsimaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/ I'm trying to keep it lighthearted and fun to read as well as learn as much as I can about proper flying. I really like your podcast and thought it'd be cool to maybe be on if you need guests or something to talk about.

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What is the most significant event you have ever done in FS? Share your experiences, Use the form on our contact page, email feedback@fsbreak.net, or call 513-201-5426.

Charles shares his view of FS2004 vs FSX

Thank you for a welcome addition to our passion. The show coming into its own very quickly. For brevities sake Ihttp://wiki.fsbreak.net/index.php?title=FSBreak_6&action=edit will comment on the topic of FS longevity. I am mainly sticking to FS9 as I have a huge investment in add-os for same. Also some of my favorite planes are not compatible with FSX. I doubt they ever will be. I see no reason why I can't continue to use FS9 with all the fun I have had in the past. FSX was introduced way to early and is just now beginning to get its legs. So FSX will only continue to get better with age and when FS9 is too old and tired for me,I will finally be able to afford a PC that will run FSX properly. Continue the great work guys....Charles

X-Plane Community Podcast

For listeners wanting more in depth X-Plane content, check out the new X-Plane community podcast.

Topics discussed include Community News and reviews, X-Plane tips, the latest news from Laminar Research, interviews and more! From new user to experienced pilot, there is something for everyone.

We are not related to the X-Plane Community podcast, but we do want to let our listeners know if they are looking for an X-Plane only podcast!

Link to podcast. [Link]

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