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Mar302010

FSBreak 62: Concorde-X Released, Captain Sim in Space, and a $19,000 Cockpit?

Hosted by Eric McClintock, Chris Palmer, and Mark Stewart. With special guests John, Holger, Matthew, Martin, Tim, and Neil from Orbx.

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Angle of Attack E-Book Released

Check out the new AOA Pilot Speak E-Book, here!

Addon Converter X Released

Addon Converter X is a plugin for FSX that makes many add-on aircraft and sceneries developed for FS2004 compatible with FSX SP2 and FSX Acceleration Pack.


Many existing aircraft and sceneries suffer display problems with these FSX versions, such as missing textures or missing scenery objects in the DirectX 10 mode. Addon Converter X resolves many of these problems on the fly, thus allowing you to enjoy thousands of sceneries and aircraft developed for previous Flight Simulator versions with FSX.


Addon Converter X does not modify any files you have installed in FSX. It performs conversions on the fly as FSX is loading files. You don’t have to “convert” any add-ons you are installing. Simply copy them into FSX, and Addon Converter X will make any necessary changes automatically.


Price: $15 Euro

 

Nemeth Design's MD Helicopters MD 902 Explorer for FSX Previewed

The MD 902 launched in 1989, as McDonnell Douglas Helicopters initialized development on the Explorer, which was then referred to as MDX. Explorer incorporated Boeing's, NOTAR® anti-torque technology system and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s, PW207E series engines. In September, 1992, improvements to the Explorer increased range, endurance and enabled a higher maximum takeoff weight. With these enhancements, the Explorer unofficially became designated MD 902. As one of the most technically advanced helicopters, the MD 902 Explorer continues to make improvements including greater safety, lower noise levels, and enhanced performance and controllability. Also notable in the MD 902, is its ample usable interior space for occupants and storage.


The MD 902, charter aircraft, is the largest in the light twin-engine class. Perfect for corporate jet charter. The twin-engine's greater fuel capacity gives the MD 902 its longer range of travel without the need to stop and refuel. However, jet charter is also ideal for short, scenic trips. Traveling at a cruise speed of 180 miles per hour and with a range of 485 nautical miles.


NemethDesigns MD 902 Explorer package contains four different variants:

  • Standard passenger transport
  • Emergency medical service
  • Law enforcement
  • VIP passenger transport


Features:

  • Custom exterior and interior animations
  • Fully clickable dynamic virtual cockpit. Perfectly flyable from the VC.
  • Realistic flight dynamics
  • Uses the newest FSX graphic features
  • All variants with different panel layouts and cabin configurations
  • PDF manual
  • Paint kit


Screenshots Here: http://www.nemethdesigns.com/md902.html

 

Concorde-X Now Available

The only supersonic aircraft ever to enter commercial passenger service, the Concorde was first rolled out on 11 December 1967, to continue its majestic career until 24 October 2003, when the last BA flights landed at Heathrow and Concorde was officially retired. Flights of the Concorde, though, continued to take place all over the world on PC simulators, with the Flight Simulator 2004 SSTSIM Concorde product, which was the most successful replica of the real bird ever to be found on a desktop simulator, but sorely missing from the newest and most advanced Flight Simulator X version… until now!


The long-awaited new product from Flight Sim Labs, has been released and is now available for electronic purchase and download!


Offering the easiest-to-fly but also most complete Concorde aircraft simulation ever to be produced for a desktop flight simulator, the Concorde-X has arrived to set new standards with its amazingly accurate systems, stunning photo-realistic 2d graphics, vigorously detailed external model and virtual cockpit, and a fully immersive three-dimensional sound experience!

Price: 50 Euro

Details and screenshots Here: http://www.flightsimlabs.com/aircraft/concorde-x/

SimTouch Products Revealed

Using any touch screen monitor of any size. SimTouch is a FSX add-on which allows you to control all aircraft controls in Flight Simulator X from a touch screen monitor, basically you are bringing out the cockpit controls & gauges to you at easy reach to control the airplane without the need for a mouse or keyboard. SimTouch has over 100 fully functional controls also with real time flying in Bing maps & a full TCAS system with audio / visual display of traffic including all risk traffic shown on map in their exact latitude / longitude location . Two way synchronisation for all controls / radio frequencies / light switches / landing gear etc will be synchronised automatically for each new flight & mission.


SimTouch works with all FSX Aircraft in free flight / Online multi player & Missions. SimTouch Plus has real working instrument gauges for both light aircraft & Jet planes. A true flying experience where you can always look out the cockpit window and control the airplane.


http://secure.simmarket.com/simtouch-plus-for-fsx.phtml

Other Versions: http://secure.simmarket.com/simtouch.mhtml

Price: 78 Euro

Cessna Cockpit from SimKits

Open the door and step in to your own Cessna cockpit. Everything is included. A windshield, two doors with soft pads on the inside, carpeting on the floor and behind the seats, two adjustable seats. ceiling lighting, two fans for fresh air with adjustable nozzles, switches for lighting and fans and sockets for head sets (connection for head sets is in development at this moment). All you have to do is add your TRC 472 Flight Deck and you are ready to fly

Price.... $19,000 not including instruments!

http://www.simkits.com/product.php?prodid=1826

Captain sim in space!

This Captain Sim t-shirt has been delivered to International Space Station by Soyuz TMA-15 commander Roman Romanenko (spent 186 days in Space /Expeditions 20-21/ and succesfully landed on the 01 Dec '09.

http://www.captainsim.com/img/news/_1RU3247.JPG

Lionheart Bizjet Epic Victory

This is the sleek, new Epic Victory private VLJ business jet by Epic Aircraft in the United States. This unique, small 5 passenger jet features a single engine turbine powerplant, high mileage economy, and fast cruise at 320 Knots. The Victory features the Garmin G1000 full screen panel system and a plush, luxurious, leather clad interior. Featuring an all carbon fiber airframe, this is one very liteweight, very fast, very economical jet for todays jetset pilots. This Addon Package is by permission of Epic Aircraft Corporation.


There are presently 12 different exterior paint schemes that the Epic Victory comes with. Each exterior paint scheme has a fitting interior and panel theme that will match it. Paint schemes mostly feature metal flake metallic finishes with a classy, waxed shine.

 

The instrument panels feature the Garmin G1000 glass panel system as well as the MVP-50 engine management screen, lower center. There are 5 different color schemes of instrument panels to accompany the 12 variant interior/exterior themes. These panel versions include dove gray metal, carbon fiber, cherry wood veneer, teak wood veneer, and walnut burl veneer. The center screen now features a built in Checklist system like the actual Garmin screens. The MVP-50 features a secondary screen showing the aircraft outline and system features/annunciations.


Price: 25 Euro


http://secure.simmarket.com/lionheart-epic-victory-vlj.phtml

SimFlight 3D's Spirit of Texas - Sea Fury

The Spirit of Texas, Sea Fury (NX24SF) was built for racing by Ezell Aviation, but owned and flown by Stewart Dawson who performs aerobatics routines and races at the Reno National Championship Air Races. It has a Wright 3350-26WD 18-cylinder radial engine (replacing the Bristol Centarus 2,500 hp and five-blade propeller) with 3,100 hp and four-blade propeller at maximum speeds of 450 KTS. Modifications include a larger spinner, induction scoop and extended rudder.

Features

  • True FSX aircraft
  • Working, highly detailed virtual cockpit, GPS and localizer with glideslope
  • Full 3D panel—IFR ready (day and night)
  • Canopy crank works in virtual cockpit.
  • High resolution, photo-realistic textures (interior/exterior)
  • Optimized for smooth frame rate
  • Realistic shadows and lighting, reflection mapping
  • Includes checklist and performance information
  • Available in 2 paint schemes (racing and military)
  • Click chart for map screen/mike button for ATC window
  • Working tail wheel lock
  • Fully operational rudder and elevator trim wheels


Price: $25.00


http://www.simflight3d.com/Sea_Fury_FSX.html

Scenery Builder XP for X-Plane

Scenery Builder XP (SBXP) is one of the fastest tools to built sceneries for the flight simulator X-Plane. This website holds free scenery downloads as well as pictures and videos of free sceneries and pay ware sceneries where you get an idea what complex sceneries are possible by using SBXP. This is also the place where you get a download link for the free test version of SBXP to test some features of it. If you want to buy the SBXP full or license version or if you wish to upgrade your older versions as well as if you wish to buy one of the pay ware sceneries, have a look in the shop.


The scenery development is done with the help of Google Earth pathways or OpenStreetMap source. Via the pathways in GE you define house positions (length, width and angle), tree positions, forest areas, polygon areas, industry facades, streets, strings and much more. From the open source OSM you get all information to extract buildings (residential houses, retails and industries) as well as streets and forests.


http://www.x-scenerybuilder.com/home.html

There is a free demo, and the full version is 25 Euro for individuals and 100 Euro for commercial scenery distribution.

Recommendations

Eric: MÜLLABFUHR-SIMULATOR 2008

http://secure.simmarket.com/astragon-muellabfuhr-simulator-2008.phtml

And http://www.flightsimtoolbar.com/

Chris: Carenado 185

http://www.carenado.com/ecommerce/buscador.php3?id_producto=80

Mark: republic SeaBee RC3 FSX

E-Mails and Voicemails

Piper Sport

Have you seen the new PiperSport? Would love to see Carrenado do this plane. Kinda like the Sirrus.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PiperSport?feature=pyv&ad=4056721410&kw=light%20aircraft#p/u/0/vzcBidB6C0U

From Phil

Other Items...

B-17 Manual

Mark's Amazon Pics

 

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