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  1. bguerra77 liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Why I've fallen for the MD-80. One of my all time favorite links from YouTube, and pretty timely with the Maddog release tomorrow   
     
     
     
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  2. bguerra77 liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Why I've fallen for the MD-80. One of my all time favorite links from YouTube, and pretty timely with the Maddog release tomorrow   
     
     
     
    SOURCE INFO
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    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  
     
  3. bguerra77 liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Why I've fallen for the MD-80. One of my all time favorite links from YouTube, and pretty timely with the Maddog release tomorrow   
     
     
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  
     
  4. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by kobusvanwyk in SimWorks Studios Midway Battlegroup   
    Enjoy authentic carrier ops in this Simworks Studios add-on for FSX and P3D, providing feature-packed models of USS Midway and USS Coral Sea in their Vietnam-era configuration along with a whole fleet of escort ships.

    Carrier landing physics and other features have been designed to enhance the realism of your landings in any aircraft with a hook and wheels - feel the traps like never before!
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.justflight.com/product/simworks-studios-midway-battlegroup?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Just Flight Just Trains Newsletter - January 2018&utm_content=Just Flight Just Trains Newsletter - January 2018+CID_c167ef5fe422ac59cfe1cf89e2b147e5&utm_source=cm&utm_term=SimWorks Studios Midway Battlegroup
  5. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in 732 TwinJet V3 Pro - 737-200   
    FlyJSim continues their commitment to delivering high quality aircraft for the X-Plane platform! It's time to 'Experience the Jet Age' with the 732 TwinJet which is modeled off the 737-200 Advanced, with JT8D-15A engines, and a SP-77 Autopilot. The plane offers an experience like nothing before and some for every type of pilot.
     
     
    v3 Brings a visual and auditory experience like nothing before…
    For the ears: From the roar of the JT8D turbojets on takeoff to the individually recorded cockpit switch sounds, to the seat belt signs overhead seat 26A, the FMOD sound pack provides a fully 3D positioned immersive experience. Put on your headphones and crank up the volume! For the eyes: Fully utilizes X-Plane 11.10's Physics Based Rendering capabilities with a complete retexturing of the cockpit, liveries, and a fully rendered 3D cabin! Admire the sunlight reflecting off the painstakingly hand-textured wings and fuselage as you climb the 3D animated modeled airstairs and cabin plug-door. Was that you that left the coffee stain on the galley counter? The 732 TwinJet v3 is the perfect airliner for any pilot...
    For the beginner. Get acquainted with this easy to fly aircraft! The FlyJSim 732 TwinJet comes packaged with easy-to-use checklists and the X-Plane 11 FMC to accurately fly full RNAV procedures with ease. Flight-planning and navigation is easy, so sit back in economy class and enjoy the sights and sounds of our newly modelled cabin! For the advanced. Navigate just like the real pilots who originally flew this plane. Using ground based navigation, VOR-to-VOR, gauging DME distances, chasing ADF needles and the glide slope beam. For the veteran. Control wheel steering (CWS) and unique aspects of the SP-77 autopilot are modeled with engaging fidelity. From departure to cruise and descent to touchdown, challenge yourself to fly the plane according to real procedures. Couple custom failures, generated when the custom maintenance system is enabled, with faithful systems modeling and your flight will be one to never stop talking about. Once you are back safely parked on the ground.  FlyJSim Custom Replay System in v3
    Take the visual experience and learning to the next level during replays. The FlyJSim custom replay system records far more parameters, allowing you to enjoy all those exterior surfaces in accurate motion, even after you have shut the plane down at the gate. Learn from your performance in replay while reviewing more instrument needles, switches, guards, and levers in the cockpit not previously provided by X-Plane's native replay.
    True-to-Life Exterior
    Incredible textures in v3. Rivets, reflections, and surface bumps all add up to give you that extra bit of realism. A completely accurate replica of the 737-200 Adv, down to the last hand placed rivet. Detailed animations in v3. All exterior control surfaces animated accurately to real world behavior and smoothly driven even in replay using the custom replay system. Exterior sounds in v3. JT8Ds have a roar like no other. Detailed lighting. Lighting is based off real 737 data. Landing, taxi, taxi turnoff, strobe, beacon, navigation lights, wing and even logo lights have been faithfully modeled using the real angles and widths of the real 737 lights. And the lighting looks better than ever as they light up these new v3 liveries. Wing flex. Of course. You wouldn’t want them to snap. Immersive Interior
    Fully interactive and dynamically lit cabin in v3. Detailed seats, adjustable lighting and interactive doors and air-stairs, movable window blinds, and baggage compartments you could stow away in! Unprecedented cockpit lighting in v3. All cockpit lights are controllable. These include all indirect lighting on the panels, storm lights under the glare-shield, center console light to shine onto the throttles, dome light to illuminate the entire cockpit at night, and two map lights. Light spills realistically from annunciators onto nearby switches. Flying at night doesn’t get more fun. Each of the over 300 lights fades in and out like authentic incandescent bulbs. Best in class cockpit manipulators are even better in v3. The dedication to Intuitive cockpit manipulation that you would expect from a FlyJSim product continues in v3 with mousewheel support added for the knobs you want it on. Great care has been taken in setting up just how you interact with the switches, knobs, and levers in the cockpit. Dial in your headings, course, altitude, and radios with ease, even while flying online. Animations everywhere. Each switch, lever, knob, and handle is animated. Press to test functionality on annunciators. Standby compass stowable. Both map lights adjustable. (You do have that approach plate onboard, correct?) Precisely dimensioned 3D cockpit. Modeled using real dimensions down to the size of the switches. 3D modeled circuit breakers in v3. As you go to check out the cabin, be sure to notice these beautiful breakers. You might spot a couple of surprising system breakers.  Study Level Systems And Dynamics in v3
    Designed with input and testing by former 737-200 pilots and mechanics.
    Advanced flight model utilizing the absolute latest XP11.10 vector based flight dynamics, including refined down-wash and ground effect. SP-77 autopilot modeled including Control Wheel Steering (CWS) modes JT8D-15A engine performance tuned across the full flight envelope Control surfaces driven using fully custom coding, simulating hydraulic pressures, blow-down effects and standby control surface modes in the event of failures. Autobrake system modeled to match real world data Every annunciator light is push to test. Spot the burnt out bulbs during preflight! Bleed systems and performance physically modeled, and respond to temperature, altitude, wear, and humidity. Look in the FCOM to find the N2 requirements for a cross-bleed start. Pressurization and environmental cabin control systems faithfully modeled. Open the doors to let a breeze in, get AC on before loading passengers on a hot day, and watch the cabin temp cool as the sun sets. Auto, Standby, AC and DC manual modes all faithfully modeled. Cabin doors are pressure locked. FMC and CIVA units realistically coupled to pilot HSI for improved situational awareness Fully custom hydraulic systems and electrical busses Instrument Comparator GPWS including test functionality Warning systems Fire protection systems Weather radar  Comprehensive Menu System
    Redesigned and Inobtrusive Left-side Menu that dynamically appears only when moused over Weight and Balance Manager provides detailed loading of passengers, cargo and fuel to accurately and dynamically shift the aircraft’s CG V-card popup provides dynamic V-speeds for landing and takeoff including improved flap schedule calculations for user selected takeoff and landing flap config Additional customizable options menu to configure the plane and navigation systems Checklist and notes provided in sime with a 32-page fully customizable window that includes checklists and an overview of the aircraft. Have something you need to reference in the flight? Add it into the notes page! Maintenance System For Added Challenge in v3
    An optional persistent maintenance and failure system is new in v3 to make your day more interesting. No more will you be flying a brand new aircraft each flight. Instead each flight will wear out your engines, APU, generators … and even airframe. Your flying technique will now have a direct bearing on failures and maintenance.
    Manuals and Learning Material
    Plane ships with detailed manuals, procedures, and thorough checklists. 
    All New Liveries Included for v3
    Lufthansa (D-ABHD) United “Stars and Bars” (N427VA) Aloha (N73711) Aer Lingus (EI-BDY) KLM (PH-TVX) Southwest (N93SW) Air France (F-GBYD) WestJet (C-FLWJ) FlyJSim v3 House Colors (C-IGAR) Paint kit and additional liveries available on FlyJSim.com 3rd Party Integrations
    Ground call button integrated with the free open-source Better Pushback Plugin (https://github.com/skiselkov/BetterPushbackC) Plan and push from the gate without leaving the immersion of the cockpit. PilotEdge (www.pilotedge.net) audio volume control and transmit/receive light. Adjust com volume and monitor communication directly from the center pedestal in the 3D cockpit. The ultimate experience in online ATC simulation. Custom 3D model to make full use of CIVA navigation system Smartcopilot compatible.  Shared Flight Deck Supported
    This plane is guaranteed to fully support Shared Flight Deck (coming soon) for the ultimate multi-crew and passenger experience.
    More pictures here
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: http://store.x-plane.org/732-TwinJet-V3-Pro_p_739.html
  6. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in PropStrike Studio. Making some nice x-plane scenery.   


     
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/PropStrike-Studio-138398576852232/?hc_ref=ARQ66PYETxBEySuPK60LREWRd02BNe_yoYWoNqQc663_xJm4v2h4V4wjp4oj4xrPyy4&fref=nf
  7. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Weekly Chopper Club Flight Information   
    First chopper club meet up...
    Flight Info for Sunday 6pm London Time
    Starting airport: LOWI
    Sim time: 10am 13/01/18
  8. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Weekly Chopper Club Flight Information   
    First chopper club meet up...
    Flight Info for Sunday 6pm London Time
    Starting airport: LOWI
    Sim time: 10am 13/01/18
  9. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in PropStrike Studio. Making some nice x-plane scenery.   


     
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  10. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in PropStrike Studio. Making some nice x-plane scenery.   


     
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  11. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by ssimmons1958 in Airplane Heaven-Lancaster In Development?   
    Heavy Metal (and a touch of fabric)
    It has been over 10 years since we produced a Lancaster. Our last one became a big hit for us and is still selling. With the recent success of our B17s and in light of Prepar3d V4 and its features, we decided that it was time to take a new look at the "Lanc", for P3DV3+ and FSX/FSXSE.
    Whilst the B17s ruled the daylight hours, the Lancaster was the hero of the night, carrying out dangerous mission sorties deep into enemy territory, with little or no fighter cover.
    Just like its fighter counterparts, the Hurricane and Spitfire, the Lancaster was the maker of legends like Group Captain Leonard Cheshire and of course, the Dambusters led by Guy Gibson to name but a very few.
    With all the latest tech and techniques now available to us,we can now bring you what will be your chance to experience just what it was like to fly and crew this legendary machine in the skies of the latest simulators.
    The exterior will have a massive amount of authentic detail to explore with many unique animations and the highly detailed VC will include the front turret and bomber's compartment, engineer and nav station and radio operator's positions.
    We will update you with more news and features as they happen.
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
     
  12. LUISimulations liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Airfoillabs KAWO Arlington Area UHD   
     
    New scenery from Airfoillabs located in the Pacific Northwest of US includes 3 airports (KAWO, Fugios Ranch, Gabriel's Farm), City of Arlington and neighbourhood.
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
     
  13. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in MisterX6 Releases HD Forests 1.0 for XP11 - For Free   
    his package replaces X-Plane's default forests with higher resolution textures.
    Please note that this package only contains summer textures at the moment. Place it underneath any seasonal tree replacements in your "scenery_packs.ini" file.
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/41570-hd-forests/
  14. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in MisterX6 Releases HD Forests 1.0 for XP11 - For Free   
    his package replaces X-Plane's default forests with higher resolution textures.
    Please note that this package only contains summer textures at the moment. Place it underneath any seasonal tree replacements in your "scenery_packs.ini" file.
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/41570-hd-forests/
  15. TomcatUK liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in 45% off all orbx   
     
    45% off all Orbx products and Whangarei released!
    We are pleased to announce our End of Year sale! This sale runs until the 1st of January 2018 at 23:00:00 UTC.
    This time, EVERY Orbx product will have the sale pricing applied - including Germany South, LDPL Pula and the newly-released NZWR Whangarei.
     
    We are also releasing our first airport in the North Island of New Zealand: NZWR Whangarei Airport!
    At release, Whangarei will also receive the 45% off sale pricing. So get in quick to try it at this insanely low price for a new airport!
    Learn more about Whangarei: https://orbxdirect.com/product/nzwr
    See all our products: https://orbxdirect.com
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
  16. LUISimulations liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in Airfoillabs KAWO Arlington Area UHD   
     
    New scenery from Airfoillabs located in the Pacific Northwest of US includes 3 airports (KAWO, Fugios Ranch, Gabriel's Farm), City of Arlington and neighbourhood.
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
     
  17. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in DREAMFOIL CREATIONS PREVIEWS THE AS350 FOR X-PLANE 11   
    We’ve all been waiting for it and DreamFoil Creations is finally showing us the goods. Check out the AS350 for X-Plane 11.
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.helisimmer.com/news/dreamfoil-creations-previews-as350-x-plane-11/
  18. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by PapaG in FlightSim Expo VS. FlightSimCon   
    HI, I am a Patron and look forward to On Approach each week. Greatly value your insights and opinions. I am sure that I am like many US based followers I look forward to attending a Flight Simulator show. This year it looks like there will be two and I can only afford to go to one.  
    FlightSimExpo 2018 - June 9 and June 10,  2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada and FlightSimCon 2018 June 23 and June 24, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. An initial look at each web site seems to indicate that the Las Vegas conference will be the one to attend. I am sure that in On Approach you guys will give your opinions of each show and be a valuable input to the planning efforts of many, including me.  
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
    http://www.flightsimexpo.com/
    https://flightsimcon.com/
  19. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in DREAMFOIL CREATIONS PREVIEWS THE AS350 FOR X-PLANE 11   
    We’ve all been waiting for it and DreamFoil Creations is finally showing us the goods. Check out the AS350 for X-Plane 11.
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.helisimmer.com/news/dreamfoil-creations-previews-as350-x-plane-11/
  20. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in DREAMFOIL CREATIONS PREVIEWS THE AS350 FOR X-PLANE 11   
    We’ve all been waiting for it and DreamFoil Creations is finally showing us the goods. Check out the AS350 for X-Plane 11.
     
    LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.helisimmer.com/news/dreamfoil-creations-previews-as350-x-plane-11/
  21. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by Bucnatic60 in Weekly Cub Club Flight Information   
    @Patrons  Cub Club info for Saturday 11/25/17:
    Starting airport: NZOP (Opotiki)
    Sim time: 1000 local ; Date: 11/25/17
    *We will be taking full advantage of the ORBX NZ North Island region. There will be A LOT of cool tiny soft runway airports. It is currently 50% off. One of the best scenery packs you can buy!!*
  22. TomcatUK liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in 45% off all orbx   
     
    45% off all Orbx products and Whangarei released!
    We are pleased to announce our End of Year sale! This sale runs until the 1st of January 2018 at 23:00:00 UTC.
    This time, EVERY Orbx product will have the sale pricing applied - including Germany South, LDPL Pula and the newly-released NZWR Whangarei.
     
    We are also releasing our first airport in the North Island of New Zealand: NZWR Whangarei Airport!
    At release, Whangarei will also receive the 45% off sale pricing. So get in quick to try it at this insanely low price for a new airport!
    Learn more about Whangarei: https://orbxdirect.com/product/nzwr
    See all our products: https://orbxdirect.com
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
  23. TomcatUK liked a post in a topic by sparks_smudge in 45% off all orbx   
     
    45% off all Orbx products and Whangarei released!
    We are pleased to announce our End of Year sale! This sale runs until the 1st of January 2018 at 23:00:00 UTC.
    This time, EVERY Orbx product will have the sale pricing applied - including Germany South, LDPL Pula and the newly-released NZWR Whangarei.
     
    We are also releasing our first airport in the North Island of New Zealand: NZWR Whangarei Airport!
    At release, Whangarei will also receive the 45% off sale pricing. So get in quick to try it at this insanely low price for a new airport!
    Learn more about Whangarei: https://orbxdirect.com/product/nzwr
    See all our products: https://orbxdirect.com
    LINK TO SOURCE: 
  24. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by LewisBloom in More A2A into v4 by the end of the year???   
    A couple of insights in the other side of things we work on that the average fs hobbyist wouldnt ne
    B377 slightly changed but not much to help the Berlin Airflift Historical Foundation, making there first flight recently there new baby the C97;
    http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=62174
    Spitfire simulator to train Spitfire pilots of today;
    https://www.facebook.com/airtechsim/?ref=br_rs
    Working with Redbird on some amazing new PPL programs to bring flight training into the 21st Century;
     
    There are several others that I cannot go into right now, but everything we do on that side of things always has a great filter down to the fs hobbist market and from our point of view the A2A software simulators you fly at home on your desk are essentially the same to what are used in the certified and non certified flight training areas in area such as to the numbers, correct flight models and what not.
  25. sparks_smudge liked a post in a topic by LewisBloom in More A2A into v4 by the end of the year???   
    This thread is good;
    http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=61846#p472225
     
    But yes, we are hoping for an end of 2017 release of something, we have our Accu-sim Spitfire MkI-II coming to P3Dv4, Accu-feel and lots of ther bits. Safe to say after a quiet from fs hobbyist pov 2017 from A2A its going to be quite a busy 2018 as some of our professional flight training projects close up.
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