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Wednesday
Jan202010

FSBreak 52: We Welcome Chris Palmer, OZx Tuscany, Captain Sim B-52, and Much More!

Hosted by Eric McClintock, Mark Stewart, Brendan Farmer, and Chris Palmer.

Listen Here:

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Video

Intro Chris Palmer & Aviator 90

Also, check out some of the recent announcements about Angle of Attack and Aviator 90 here.

Captain Sim – B-52 BUFF Exterior Announced

 

Expected Release: Jan 2010

Key Features:

  • Unparalleled visual quality and realism
  • Designed according to FSX standards
  • DirectX 9/10 compatible
  • Highly detailed and accurate Boeing B-52H Model
  • 4x high resolution* textures of USAF Livery
  • Hundreds of Custom Animations
  • Wing Flex
  • Wing Vortices
  • Exhaust Smoke
  • Custom Self-shade
  • Custom Views
  • Manual
  • Repaint Kit (coming soon)
  • Growing number of Free Liveries
  • Exterior only**

Link with more screenshots: http://www.captainsim.com/products/b520/

OZx Tuscany Photoreal Updated

OZx is proud to release the expected upgrade to the version 1.1 of Tuscany!

As in the previous version, where people had a sensation of full immersion in this new concept of photoreal, this upgrade wants to improve the autogen of the already covered area, adding anyway a new zone, Lucca and its environment.

The coast from Marina di Pisa to Lido di Camaiore has been fully implemented with the autogen, along as the wonderful area of Puccini lake. Inside the Apuan Alps (provided with mesh developed by Holger Sandmann), another fantastic lake, the late of Vagli, with its little city.

Beautiful landmark 3d objects have been added, we speak about the famous miracles' square in Pisa (developed by Dario Bortot) and an ancient castle, the castle of Malaspina, in Massa (developed by Loreno Venanti). The Isle of Elba and other cute islands are also availables here (developed by Antonio C.)

All the territory is perfect to be flown also at the sunset or in the night, a real experience with the well experimented true nightlights system. Fluidity and hi graphic details, a project by Maurizio G.

This release will be the base to cover the entire area with the autogen, and to develop completely in 3D the town of Lucca too (already in progress).

Download for free here. Via SimFlight.

CLS releases FSX version of their 767

Features:

  • The GMAX models are FS9 native, yet compatible with FSX
  • Highly detailed exterior models
  • High quality interactive 3D Virtual cockpit
  • 2D panel with custom gauges
  • Highly detailed liveries
  • Easy to read Manual
  • Option for showing the wings from the interior view (wingview)
  • Pushback truck (can be switched on/off for FSX)
  • Air stairs. For passenger models
  • Dynamic wing-flex
  • Detailed flight deck when seen from the exterior
  • Animations abound; Passenger doors, lugage-cargo doors, flaps, rudder, elevators
  • Animations abound; undercarriage, engine fans, thrust reversers and spoilers
  • High quality sound sets for RR, GE and PW engines
  • Rolls Royce, Pratt and Whitney and General Electric engines modelled
  • Both 767-200 and 767-300 modeled

Price: € 23.95, More Information - Via FlightSimNetwork.

XP Jets B777 for X-Plane Preview

Also, check out the Internal and External gallery!!

FS2Crew Looking For Voices

FS2Crew’s new Mad Dog needs YOU! FS2Crew’s new “Voice Commander” for the Leonardo Mad Dog has entered beta testing and will be released very soon. However, FS2Crew wants to expand its Mad Dog voice set. We’re looking for men (and especially women) of all nationalities who can record their voice for the program. Please contact FS2Crew if you are interested in assisting with this project.

Do you think Mark can make the cut? Via SimFlight.

Flight Replica's Super Cub Released

Flight Replicas has produced 18 variants of this historic, hard-working and fun-to-fly aircraft. As you may have a specific interest in one type of flying rather than all of them, plus to keep prices low and tailored to needs, the Super Cub is available as one complete package or in smaller role-specific packages.

  • One complete pack for $40, includes 18 variants.
  • Standard Variants, including Early and Military ($19)
  • Classic Bushplanes ($20)
  • Extreme Bushplanes ($22)
  • Deluxe IFR Amphibious ($9)

More information on Flight Replica's Super Cub. Via FlightSimulatorNetwork.

(Not So) Odd Addon: DBS Airport GPS for FSX

DBS Airport GPS is a new way to navigate on airports. Taxi at any airport like driving a car in the streets with your car GPS! Run the GPS and follow the indicated route from gate to runway. Touchdown and taxi the GPS route to any parking! The DBS Airport GPS shows a top-down view of the airport map which can be dragged by mouse and zoomed by mouse wheel.

Price: $15 US, More Info.

Eric's $100 Kilauea Volcano Burger

Reminder! Just 1 week left, fly it here!

Recommendations

Mark: Aerospatiale AS-350

Eric: Revo Uninstaller (Free)

Chris: IL-2 Sturmovik

Brendan: SamDim Design

E-Mails and Voicemails

US Air Flight 1549 Recreation

First of all, congratulations on achieving your 50th FS Break program milestone. I have been listening for almost a year and all of your programs have been a joy to listen to (and now watch). Most importantly you have greatly expanded my knowledge of flight simulator developments. I have been a devoted listener of FS Break since your 8th show as every week I download and listen to your Podcasts whether on the road or exercising in the Vicksburg Military Park. Also note that your efforts are pushing me towards many major hardware and software upgrades (FSX and X-Plane) in 2010 as you have conveyed many exciting products that have me drooling! Again congrats and thanks for your good work!


I thought FS Break listeners would be interested in the following You-Tube on the US Air Flight 1549 recreation:


(Alternative Video): 


Certainly this You Tube helps demonstrate the unique capabilities of flight simulators to clearly show such a dramatic event. Of interest in the video is what limited, or perhaps non-existing options to land at alternate airports that were available after the bird strike/fame out. Truly a miracle all survived.


As a side bar, my brother graduated the same year (1973) from the Air Force Academy as Captain Schullenburger. Presently my brother is a captain for Southwest, and as a result, I am a recipient of all of his out-dated charts and maps for use in my flightsimming. (However, that will soon end as it is my understanding that Southwest is migrating to a paper-less navigation chart flight deck.)


One fun thing I do with my flight simulator is to try and run SWA flights the same time on VATSIM while the actual SWA flight is occurring. The use of sites such as Flight Aware allows me to obtain the actual flight plans of SWA plus their actual departure. For example, SWA 1346 originates in KLAX and goes to KMDW, KMHT, KBWI, before ending in KTPA. You will find many times that when you try to keep pace in your flight simulator with the real flight, that you will start to lag behind. No doubt commercial pilots must bust butt to keep their schedules on time and to avoid delays. Anyway I highly recommend the fun exercise of trying to keep up with the real flights in your flight sim as you will find it to be a humbling experience.


In closing, many thanks for your great shows and keep up the great work,

Russ

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