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Saturday
May142011

FSBreak 90: Avsim FANCON 2011 and More!

Hosted by Eric McClintock, Chris Palmer, and Nick Collett. News collected by Tom!

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PMDG 737NGX Shots Revealed

Link Here!

Orbx Cushman Meadows (KCMW) and Bear Gulch (W38) Released

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Drifter Ultralight for FSX Released

The Drifter 582 ultralight is a two seat, wire braced, tail dragger aircraft. The Austflight Drifter is an extensively modified version of the original Maxair Drifter and since the early 1980’s approximately 500 have been built. The aircraft has a high Dacron covered wing and the pilot sits in front of the passenger ahead of the wing thus providing an excellent field of view. A Brolga 4 blade prop is powered by a Rotax 582 engine which is mounted behind the pilot and passenger. This aircraft has been modelled on the real world 25-455 aircraft.

More details, and download the demo here!

Professional Flight Planner X Screenshots

Check them out here, it is shaping up to be a great flight planner! Currently slated for release between June and August 2011.

More QW 787 Shots Released

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Avsim FANCON 2011 Registration

We are pleased to announce the opening of our registration system for the 2011 FANCON that will occur during the weekend of October 14th through Sunday, the 16th. This will be the first national FANCON held since November of 2007, when we held the FANCON in conjunction with Microsoft's Flight Sim Developer's Conference. It has indeed been a long road since then and we are looking forward to this year's event. We have a great venue and program for the weekend, including the Reader's Choice Awards, the AVSIM's own Bravo Zulu Awards, the most prestigious in our hobby. We hope to see you there! The first step is to register, and you can do so at the registrations page. Please not that if you only plan to attend the daily exhibitions, you can register and pay at the door. If you plan to attend either the Friday night Social or the Saturday night Awards Banquet,or both, you need to pre-register using our registration system. Registrations for the Social and Banquet will close in September. Please register before then.

Check it out here!

Hardware tips for X-Plane 10

Read the post here, interesting stuff!


X-Plane CRJ-200 Manuals Released (Update: CRJ-200 Released)

Check it out, and enjoy!

Recommendations

Eric: Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX Lens

Example Images


Chris: Airport Madness

Brendan: Mod Manager

E-Mails

Online Group Flights

In early 2011, a group of VATSIM controllers and pilots got together, and created Online Group Flights. The intentions of this group are to create a fun, and relaxing environment, where VATSIM'ers are able to fly together, and have a good time. We also strive for professionalism. Over the months, we have grown extensively, having over 70 members, and creating a very good amount of events and traffic for the VATSIM community. We look forward to new bigger events and new features, such as flying competitions, and pilot training, in the future.


As we continue to grow and develop, we are looking for more pilots, to get this group off the ground, grow as a community, and to have more fun. There is no set rule to how many flights you must participate in. You can come and go as you please. We know how busy life can be, so we are only looking for you to fly with us when it’s at your convince. We also openly welcome members to create and run their own events. IFR, VFR or anything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Sound like something you’d be interested in? Give us a try!


Visit our brand new website athttp://www.onlinegroupflights.com


You can also visit our Facebook Page athttp://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_179326078754372

PS, We really don't know anything about the PMDG 737NGX!

CRJ-200 Email

I didn't know that there actually exists a flightsim topic podcast out there, until I came across you when looking through all the referrers to our Youtube vid of the CRJ-200. I'm the programmer of the CRJ-200 for X-Plane.


Generally liking "podcasts" as a medium, I couldn't believe I have missed 88 episodes so far - anyway, I just listened through your last episode and had more than one good laugh.


Regarding the CRJ being cancelled to "shut people up" it's only partially true. The CRJ was announced dead when the designer sacked the old programmer for being unreliable. I stepped up as a the new guy a few days later and immediately picked up work. So development continued almost without interruption from there on, but it was never announced that the "cancellation" only lasted 4 days or so. Not announcing continuation was indeed to shut people up, but the cancellation in the first place was real.


Development is finished now (if one can say so WRT software, because software is never released, it escapes) and the publisher is wrapping up the installer - so we are counting toward the release in days now.


I'm looking for a good medium to tell developers to take a look at X-Plane. Being a die-hard FS user for years, the decision to work on X-Plane was mind-blowing for me. I don't know if your podcast is targeted at the end-user only or if there is room to adress people who also create content. If so, I'd love to share some experience and tell developers that now is a great time to become part of the X-Plane world.


Looking forward to hearing from you!

All the best, Philipp Münzel CRJ-200 development, JRollon planes

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