Charlie Reed Reviews the DCS A-10C Warthog
Charlie reviews the DCS A-10C Warthog, check it out here!
PMDG June Development Update
See all of the news about the PMDG 777 and more here.
New Orbx Airport Releases
- US KJAC Jackson Hole (Central Rockies)
- US W16 Monroe Firstair Field (PNW)
- US 77S Creswell Airport & US OR57 Walker Airfield (PNW)
- CA CZST Stewart Airport (Pacific Fjords)
A2A Wings of Power P-51 Accu-Sim Release
Full Feature List:
- A true dual-speed supercharged engine experience.
- Feel the exhilaration of flying an Accu-Sim-powered P-51 Muatang.
- Mach drag built and tested specifically for the P-51D airframe.
- Merlin V-12 liquid cooled V-1650 engine built to manufacturer’s specifications.
- A true propeller simulation.
- Electric starter with accurate cranking power.
- Dynamic ground physics including both hard pavement and soft grass modeling.
- Primer-only starts are now possible. Accu-Sim monitors the amount of fuel injected and it’s effectiveness to start and run the engine.
- Immersive in-cockpit, physics-driven sound environment from A2A engineered P-51 recordings.
- Complete maintenance hangar including landing gear, internal systems and detailed engine tests including compression checks.
- Understand how a high-performance aircraft behaves and see how well you can cope with all of the unexpected things that can happen. No two flights are ever the same.
- Piston combustion engine modeling. Air comes in, it mixes with fuel and ignites, parts move, heat up, and all work in harmony to produce the wonderful sound of a V-12, liquid-cooled racing engine. Now the gauges look beneath the skin of your aircraft and show you what Accu-Sim is all about.
- Airflow, density and it's temperature not only affect the way your aircraft flies, but how the internal systems operate.
- Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures. Manage temperatures with a radiator flap and proper flying techniques.
- Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if the engine is allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out and smoke.
- Overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls which could ultimately lead to failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.
- Large engined aircraft like the P-51 like to be in the air, not on the ground. So don't idle for too long, get in the air where the air supply is plentiful
- Engine, airframe, cockpit panel and individual gauges tremble from the power of a high-performance combustion engine.
- Authentic component drag. Dropping your gear will pull your aircraft realistically as the landing gear is deployed along with cooling flaps, ordnance and even opening the canopy. Drop your gear, deploy your flaps, or just try a dive, and listen to your airframe.
- System failures, including flaps that can independently jam or break based on the actual forces put upon them. If you deploy your flaps at too high a speed, you could find yourself in a very dangerous situation.
- Total audible cockpit made with recordings from the actual aircraft. Before you fly, enjoy clicking everything.
- Primer system modeled. Accu-Sim monitors the amount of fuel injected and it's effectiveness to start the engine. Cold mornings require as many as 12 strokes and warm starts may only need a single shot.
- Authentic battery. The battery capacity is based on temperature. The major draw comes from engine starting.
- Oil pressure system is affected by oil viscosity (oil thickness). Oil viscosity is affected by oil temp and oil dilution level. Now when you start the engine, you need to be careful and not raise RPM too much until oil temp is high enough to give proper oil pressure. If you raise RPM too high on a cold engine, especially very cold, oil pressure can raise to over 150 psi. Oil pump failure can result. Extended inverted flight (negative g) can uncover the oil sump and reduce oil pressure. Do not fly in a negative g situation for more than 5 seconds.
- Oxygen starvation (hypoxia) is modeled. Just take off and climb without oxygen to see.
More SimAir Details Announced
REX SIMAIR is a new revolutionary concept for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and FS2004. It brings the reality of massive multi-player online simulation to Flight Simulator.
SIM CARRIER allows you to create your own virtual air-carrier for passengers and/or cargo. As a SIM CARRIER, you compete against actual players for pilots, virtual passengers or businesses for cargo. You can manage everything: hubs, routes, aircraft purchases and maintenance, employees, hiring and firing actual pilots, setting ticket prices, airport fees, etc. For a more realistic experience, we have created a unique SIM WORLD engine that will keep your executive skills on the go. As time passes, the SIM WORLD engine will provide unique real-world situations and challenges, just like an actual carrier would face. In SIM CARRIER you will be able to attract virtual passengers by competing against other air-carriers of your type.
SIM PILOT allows you to create your own pilot profile to fly for another SIM CARRIER. You can bid for various routes to fly and receive SIM DOLLARS to advance your career. As a SIM PILOT you will select and fly various routes while your performance is tracked. With SIM PILOT you may find yourself ready to pushback when ATC advises you of a delay due to bad weather. Or you may receive a call mid-flight from a flight attendant that an unruly passenger is aboard. SIM PILOT simulates fueling, baggage loading, passenger loading and various other real-life procedures.
GPS Sim Cable
Wanted to drop you a note telling you about a very simple product that can send GPS data from X-Plane or FS2004 or FSX to an IPAD to drive Garmin Pilot or Foreflight in real time. You can check it out at http://www.gpssimcable.com