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  1. Bell Nexus. Image via Bell Bell rings in the new year by revealing its autonomous VTOL aircraft at the Consumer Electronics Show. President and CEO Mitch Snyder says travel by air taxi will be a reality by the mid 2020s. Bell unveiled its vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) autonomous air taxi at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. The Bell Nexus, named to signify the convergence of transport and technology and of comfort and convenience, will enter service as part of the Uber Elevate initiative, which plans to launch fleets of electric VTOL aircraft in Dallas, Los Angeles and an unnamed international market by the mid 2020s. Mitch Snyder, Bell’s president and CEO, introduced the Bell Nexus VTOL aircraft at CES on Monday. Bell, which, according to president and CEO Mitch Snyder, dropped Helicopters from its name to better reflect its focus on creating opportunities in urban air mobility, showcased a version of its air taxi cabin concept at CES last year. This year, the company will display an updated, full-scale mockup of the hybrid-electric powered vehicle, equipped with six tilting ducted fans. While Bell is leading the design, development and production of the Bell Nexus, it’s collaborating with Safran (hybrid propulsion and drive systems), EPS (energy storage systems), Thales (Flight Control Computer hardware and software), Moog (flight control actuation systems) and Garmin (avionics and the vehicle management computer) to bring the on-demand mobility solution to market. View image on Twitter Room for One More The Bell Nexus is a four-passenger vehicle with space for a pilot or mission manager. “The aircraft is designed to be fully automated,” Snyder announced at today’s press conference. “Once the regulatory authorities and community accept that it’s ok to not have a pilot, then it will be a five-passenger vehicle.” Bell Nexus interior. Image via Bell Bell will also have a flight simulator at CES this year in order to determine how the average person might operate the Bell Nexus. “We want to see what’s intuitive for people to learn how to fly these as opposed to just pilots,” Snyder explained. Coming Soon to a City Near You Bell aims to make air taxis that are safe, quiet and affordable. “We’re still working with Uber to determine the cost of traveling in the vehicle but it’s going to be more affordable than you think,” Snyder said. “The ability of these aircraft to [complete] multiple trips within an hour window allows you to work the economics in a favorable way,” added Michael Thacker, Bell’s executive vice-president of Technology and Innovation. While Bell is working closely with Uber, Thacker insists that the company is setting its sights even further. “We are taking Uber’s specifications into consideration, but this vehicle actually goes beyond what the Uber specifications require,” he said. “While Uber is one of the potential applications, it’s not the only one.” Snyder and Thacker are optimistic about the timeline. “Defining and developing urban air mobility is a complex undertaking, requiring collaboration across industries, regulatory agencies and other communities of interest,” Snyder said. “Although there is still a lot of work to be done, the future is real, it’s possible, and it’s coming soon.” SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://apex.aero/2019/01/07/bell-nexus-uber-elevate-vtol-air-taxi-ces
  2. Engine trouble caused aircraft forced landing copyrightAAIB The aircraft hit a furrow in a field and was flipped upside down A microlight aircraft landed upside down in a field after a "probable" fuel problem caused its engine to stall, a report found. The Flight Design CTSW was five nautical miles from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire when the pilot made a forced landing, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said. The landing gear collapsed when the plane hit a furrow, flipping the craft. The two pilots were not hurt but the plane was damaged beyond repair. The accident happened on 15 September as the pilot and passenger - another qualified pilot - were returning to the airfield after a short flight. The aircraft was returning to Sywell Aerodrome after flying over Deenethorpe Airfield and Market Harborough The report stated the engine "coughed" before stopping, forcing the pilot to choose a suitable field in order to land. However, he had no choice but to make a downwind landing, meaning "the touchdown was at a higher groundspeed than the pilot would have liked". "The pilot was beginning to apply the brakes gently to avoid locking the wheels when the nose dropped suddenly and the aircraft lurched forward, coming to rest upside down." the report said. The AAIB said the "cause of the engine failure could not be positively determined". The report concluded "the failure was probably due to a fuel supply issue". SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-46824501
  3. CityScene Orlando - Coming Soon! CityScene Orlando is the biggest CityScene project to date - this scenery package covers 1,115km2 of coverage and includes two major airports - KMCO Orlando International Airport and KORL Orlando Executive Airport. We have also included Lockheed Martin's HQ east of the main coverage area - see if you can find it!  Please note that KMCO and KORL provide much more detail over the default airports without any additional frame rate loss. While they aren't as heavily detailed as a commercial airport add-on, they are included in order to provide the full Orlando experience without compromising performance. Orbx CityScene Features: Highly detailed, accurate representation of Orlando, Florida Nearly 3.9 million accurately placed regional trees Over 200k accurately sized, shaped and positioned custom buildings including high rise, commercial, and residential buildings 135.7k lights, 6.3k container objects, and 3.4k individual water features 40 points of interest Expertly optimised using ground-breaking techniques for best performance What does CityScene mean? Highly detailed city and urban landscapes brought to life Accurate and detailed buildings that go far beyond the limitations of the P3D autogen system Realistic photoreal/satellite orthoimagery base Dense and highly-accurate vegetation placement Road traffic, vector, mesh (DEM) and landclass where required Full 5 seasons (where applicable) and complete night lighting Important POI, landmarks and features modeled Optimized for the best balance between performance and detail Major POIs: Magic Kingdom Entrance Astro Orbiter Haunted Mansion Swan and Dolphin Tower of Terror MGM Giant Mickey Hat Disney Contemporary Resort Epcot the Land Epcot World of Energy Mission Space Orlando Amway Center Orlando Renaissance Seaworld - site of the 2019 FlightSimExpo! CityScene Orlando for FSX and P3D will soon be available to purchase from OrbxDirect for $29.95 AUD (approx. USD $21.10 / €18.50 / £16.65) Orbx CityScene is a new line of scenery products that will recreate urban centres and cityscapes around the world in incredible detail. Building upon thousands of hours of R&D over several years, Allen Kriesman's ground-breaking new technology enables highly-detailed scenery, coupled with highly improved performance and optimisation compared to default city centres. Bypassing traditional autogen methods, buildings correctly replicate unusual footprints, improve on building height and type accuracy, and even add more details for an immersive experience. Vegetation, lighting, terrain, traffic, are all fully integrated. Most importantly, CityScene technology uses next-gen optimisation techniques to ensure the very best performance. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/165867-introducing-cityscene-orlando/?utm_source=OrbxDirect+Customers&utm_campaign=07081dc09b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_04_04_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d196806e9b-07081dc09b-210868097 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  4. View File Flight Replicas DC-4 (C-54 R5D) Cargo Livery Four Pack Because of The Sky Lounge patron requests, I accepted the challenge to create FedEx and UPS liveries for the C-54 R5D from Flight Replicas. There are retro liveries for those who want to fly more to the time period of the plane and there are liveries depicting the current textures of FedEx and UPS for those that prefer the latest styles. They are all fictional liveries. To my knowledge neither FedEx nor UPS flew this plane. Each of the liveries have been tested by me in P3D and have full functionality. To install, follow the directions in the "Installation Instructions" txt file. If you have any trouble downloading, please leave your comments here, post in a forum thread or PM me here on this site. There are no files that should negatively impact your sim or PC. If you have any issues after installation, uninstall the liveries and post your trouble here or leave me a PM. I hope you enjoy flying them as much as I enjoyed painting them. Canuckshaw Submitter Canuckshaw Submitted 12/29/2018 Category Misc Downloads  
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    Because of The Sky Lounge patron requests, I accepted the challenge to create FedEx and UPS liveries for the C-54 R5D from Flight Replicas. There are retro liveries for those who want to fly more to the time period of the plane and there are liveries depicting the current textures of FedEx and UPS for those that prefer the latest styles. They are all fictional liveries. To my knowledge neither FedEx nor UPS flew this plane. Each of the liveries have been tested by me in P3D and have full functionality. To install, follow the directions in the "Installation Instructions" txt file. If you have any trouble downloading, please leave your comments here, post in a forum thread or PM me here on this site. There are no files that should negatively impact your sim or PC. If you have any issues after installation, uninstall the liveries and post your trouble here or leave me a PM. I hope you enjoy flying them as much as I enjoyed painting them. Canuckshaw Note: You must have the Flight Replicas DC-4 Package to use this file. You can find it here: http://www.flight-replicas.com/DC-4_Home.htm
  6. Ok, here ya go. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ncjnokbpf9dakgr/Flight Replicas Cargo Four Pack.zip?dl=0
  7. Freeware Download from RIKOOOO This is the Millenium Falcon from the Star Wars movies, go to high speed and try to hit the stars! The Millennium Falcon is the spaceship of the smuggler Han Solo and his second Chewbacca.New 2018 model: Maximum performance, complete outdoor/indoor modeling, maximum FSX speed: (2667 kts / GPS-GS) - Stable and solid with extreme dynamic pressures, ultra-efficient, very high thrust, SuperSpoilers, flaps deflection hovering.Read the manual carefully if you want to install the Docking Bay 94 scenery included in this package, it is in your Documents. For FSX & Steam Edition & P3Dv1 P3Dv2 P3Dv3 P3Dv4 Author : Model and textures by Dean Crawford. Sound and 2D panel by "Lonestar". FDE by Bruce Fitzgerald Star Wars Millenium Falcon FSX & P3D SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.rikoooo.com/downloads/viewdownload/8/160?utm_source=newsletter_232&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=your-new-downloads-rikoooo-219 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  8. Canuckshaw

    KC Flight Shop Republic Seabee TSL Repaint

    Not a review. The link posted is no longer valid. Is there another place to get the Seabee? Or does the link just need to be updated?
  9. Three four new liveries for the Flight Replica's C-54 R5D are complete. In the new year I will be posting them on Simviation and AVSIM for the rest of the world to enjoy. But, all of my friends here on The Sky Lounge can download today. I have posted them on discord, in the hangar. To get your copy, go to Sky Lounge Social Club # the-hangar page. You may need to scroll up to find them. If you've never been to the Sky Lounge discord page (and who hasn't), then follow the instructions provided right here, by our very own OMGEDSON. The link to the instruction page is posted below: If haven't already picked it up, the Flight Replicas DC-4 package can be purchased here: http://www.flight-replicas.com/DC-4_Home.htm Hope you enjoy the liveries as much as I enjoyed creating them. Canuckshaw SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  10. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://store.steampowered.com/app/269950/XPlane_11/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  11. Super sweet. Freeware quality in a payware plane.
  12. Edson needs to fly this one on his favourite bombing run! Blame Chase Plane
  13. As most of you know, all of our FSX/P3D airports have been specifically designed to be used with FTX Global and the corresponding region if available, so in order for the best experience, we highly recommend using them. To celebrate the milestone release of KSBA, we are offering everyone 50% off our Southern California region and FTX Global*. While Santa Barbara will still work without these titles, you may experience some visual anomalies if you choose to forego them. *Offer expires 06 November at 01:00Z SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxdirect.com/product/sca?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Release&utm_campaign=KSBA&utm_source=OrbxDirect+Customers&utm_campaign=fec0039047-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_29_09_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d196806e9b-fec0039047-210868097 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  14. KSBA Santa Barbara Airport released for FSX/P3D! KSBA Santa Barbara Airport for FSX and Prepar3D is now available for purchase! KSBA is served by 5 airlines on a regular basis by CRJ's, 737's, A320's and more, and is the perfect combination of airline and GA destination. With its main 6000ft runway and two 4200ft GA runways, this airport caters to pretty much whatever your favourite type of flying is. The airport is uber-optimized for all kinds of operations to ensure smooth performance at all times. Aside from the high detail airport, we have also included a HUGE area of 500sq km of fully annotated and detailed scenery around the airport, covering the entire city of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and the stunning mountain range that can be seen from the airport and city. You certainly won't run out of things to explore here! Key Features: Ultra-detailed rendition of KSBA Santa Barbara Municipal Airport HUGE 500km2 coverage area at 30cm/60cm /1m Beautiful rendition of the terminal, including interior modelling for maximum depth Additional "lite" landing area - 0CA3 Crawford Airport Custom vegetation and trees native to area Advanced rendering, ambient occlusion and night-lighting methods used for maximum realism Plenty of VFR landmarks and POIs to explore including schools, shops, factories, custom bridges and others. Full suite of ObjectFlow, PeopleFlow2, TextureFlow and more included Extensive control panel with options for alternative APX/AI configurations Strongly optimized for good performance with complex aircraft types KSBA Santa Barbara Airport is now available to purchase from OrbxDirect for AUD $39.95 (approx. USD $28.80 / €24.60 / £21.95 ) For the best experience, we recommend using KSBA in conjunction with FTX Global and the Southern California region SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxdirect.com/product/ksba?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Release&utm_campaign=KSBA&utm_source=OrbxDirect+Customers&utm_campaign=fec0039047-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_29_09_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d196806e9b-fec0039047-210868097 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
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