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About avdheide

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    I am a virtual GA, Helicpoter, old warbird odd aircraft pilot. Like to do virtual Bush flying.
    Fly now mostly in virtual reality with the rift. Started with sublogic flight simulator.
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  1. Nimbus Simulation Studios have been working on the Huey since early March, however, it has seen little spotlight since the release of Chicago O'Hare (KORD) V3. The project appears to be back on track, however, with new previews posted on the group's Facebook page. The military utility helicopter was used by the US Army and Air Force during the war in Vietnam, with over 7,000 iterations of 30 variants deployed there. ‍ "Taking the Huey out for a spin at St. Barts (TFFJ)" The previews that surfaced today are of the UH-1 Iroquois flying around the Caribbean island of St. Barth's, which Nimbus developed scenery for. They show a relatively complete helicopter, with functions such as the weight & balance menus being previewed for the first time. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://m.facebook.com/nimbussimulationstudios/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/nmshue
  2. As of right now, the plan Orbx are considering is to release 2 different versions of the product: TrueEarth GB South LOD15 Summer Edition TrueEarth GB South LOD14 Seasons Edition Since it was announced that the planned intention of releasing TrueEarth Great Britain on Prepar3D without seasons, there has been a lot of community feedback regarding that decision. Because of the amount of data that would have to be distributed, it would’ve cost Orbx far more than the cost to the consumer to distribute such a large portion of data amongst the community. Understandably, this wouldn’t have been good business sense from the developer. However, John V took to the forums today to give a more detailed explanation into why this was the case and that the team has been discussing various options to both deliver for the community and also the business needs. The first thing John did was break down what comparing 5 regions would look like if they had all 5 seasons in the current LOD15 quality. TE Region Size in Sq Miles Size on Disk Netherlands 16040 72GB Great Britain 80823 360GB Washington 71362 320GB Oregon 98466 440GB California 163696 730GB TOTAL 2TB John said that by delivering 2TB of data to thousands of customers would “pretty much bankrupt Orbx” – nothing any of us would want to happen. It’s also worth remembering that Orbx allows for free, unlimited downloads for life, which again would add to the data distribution costs. As a result of wanting to listen to the community, but also protect the business, John put on the table a couple of options and want the community to comment on them (with constructive thoughts). Option 1 – Simply, to release TrueEarth Great Britain as it was intended. So with LOD15 (LOD15 is 1.2m per pixel*) resolution and summer seasons only. Orbx Trees will also work with TrueEarth, so seasonal trees will appear throughout depending on the time of year. Some previews of that are below. SPRING SUMMER FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER Option 2 – Option 2 will compromise on some of the quality, but allow the team to create a seasonal texture package, and still be within reasonable file limits. Instead of LOD15 detail, Orbx would reduce to LOD14, but will include 5 seasons into the texture set. This would make it the same size as a LOD15 set overall. This is thanks to how P3D can compress BGL images. Below, you can see the difference between LOD15 vs LOD14. John said in his post that the differences are discernible at 500ft, but at a usual VFR altitude of 2,500ft, it’s hard to tell. LOD15 LOD14 As of right now, the plan Orbx are considering is to release 2 different versions of the product: TrueEarth GB South LOD15 Summer Edition TrueEarth GB South LOD14 Seasons Edition Both will be the same price, but Orbx will offer the 40% cross-grade discount between the two. The plan is people can decide which is more important to them as a simmer, and either choose to install one or both – switching them on/off as required. As mentioned at the beginning, Orbx are keen to get your feedback on this, so please head to the forums and give them your constructive thoughts. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/165729-to-season-or-not-to-season-that-is-the-community-question/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/news/orbx-want-to-know-seasons-or-not-to-season-trueearth/
  3. Not yet but latest update from site. It also hints to more X-plane releases B-47E gets FMOD sounds The FMOD Studio app can be used to create comprehensive sounds packages for XP11 models and this is what we're using for the B-47E. In addition to true 6-engine sounds, custom cockpit noises will be included, such as switch clicks, canopy, crew hatch and bomb bay door sounds, as well as additional wind roar when the undercarriage is extended. An FMOD sounds scheme will be a feature of all future Virtavia X-Plane releases
  4. Coming soon - B-47E Stratojet for X-Plane 11 ! The ever-popular Virtavia B-47E Stratojet has now been reworked for X-Plane 11 and will be released shortly. A new bump-mapped bare-metal effect has been applied which really brings out the classic lines of the famous Stratojet. The original model's cockpit has also been converted, screenshots will be posted very soon. The RATO function of the FSX version is not included, although it's possible this could be part of a future update. The conversion process is far from simple so we are not able to offer the model package as a free update, although the pricing is favourable at only US$19.95. The new XP11 B-47E is the first in what it is hoped to be a long line of conversions of popular Virtavia titles. Looking forward for more and converting of existing virtavia X-plane 10 to X-plane 11 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : http://www.virtavia.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  5. ORBX new AFS2 Freeware For those who have the Swiss scnerery of AFS2. You can now pickup some nice addon freeware from ORBX. A new airport Saanen with a helicopter section but not a desinged helicopter pad and most importantly "Swiss Cultivation" which adds tons of autoscenery. https://orbxdirect.com/product/swisscultivation-afs2 https://orbxdirect.com/product/lsgk/afs2 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxdirect.com/product/swisscultivation-afs2 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/news/orbx-release-swiss-cultivation-for-aerofly-fs-2-as-freeware/
  6. The Harrier is availible for x-plane Not helicopter or plane but nice hybrid. This is the early adopters' release of the Harrier by x-trident for x-plane 11.30 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://store.x-plane.org/Harrier-AV-8B_p_919.html#tab-1 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  7. On 9 december John Venema started a Poll on the Orbx forum to check if the Flighsim community is interrested in a partly release of ThrueEarth Netherlands XP. The reason for this is that a full release wil take at least an other year which is related with obtaining Ortho imagery for the border area with the 1-degree ortho tile limitation XP11 has as stated in the original post The problem is obtaining ortho imagery from Belgium and Luxembourg. Also the covered area would be more a BeNeLux scenery (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) This same problem would also occur for the USA regions and the Canadian border since Canadian Ortho imagery seems extremely expensive Qoute from post Because of the 1-degree ortho tile limitation of XP11, we have substantial ortho imagery to license for Germany, Belgium and even France if we want to release the entire country. That said, would you be interested in buying a TE Holland region for XP11? That would extend from Amsterdam NE to Groningen. We would price it around AU$29 (£16, US$21, €19) because of the smaller size. The attraction is the ability to do flights from Amsterdam to UK major airports whilst staying within TE regions. This would be the coverage area: Image of entire problem SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/164319-poll-trueearth-holland-for-xp-now-versus-te-netherland-a-year-away/?tab=comments#comment-1447012 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK
  8. With the update of SkyMaxxPro en FS Global Weather and the release notes of ActiveSky XP there are several hints that the Weather in X-Plane wil be improved by Laminar. Why this conclusion Because of the following statement by SkyMaxxPro and FS Global Weather The FS Global Real Weather engine is now able to process a wide variety of cloud identifiers, such as Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus, Cumulonimbus and Towering Cumulus. Cirrocumulus, Nimbostratus and Stratocumulus depiction in X-Plane 11 is planned for the near future. And this one by ActiveSky XP We have put our previous X-Plane visual cloud rendering replacement efforts on hold (until next year) due to performance considerations and changing API environment/tools that are not yet finalized We expect our visual cloud rendering replacement technology to debut in Q4 2019 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/news/pilots-fs-global-real-weather-updated-to-build-403/
  9. SkyMaxxPro is updated to 4.7 which has FSGRW Integration This is folowing on the release of activesky xp. It also intergrates with activesky but is optimized for FSGRW what also is announced that it wil be able to process a wide variety of cloud identifiers which for X-Plane 11 is planned for the near future VR support is als added. What's New / Changed: Big new feature! Exposes new "FSGRW / External Injector" mode for Real Weather Connector users, offering tighter integration with FSGRW for localized weather effects and cloud types specific to FSGRW. This mode may also be used with other external injectors such as Active Sky (ASXP) that modify X-Plane's METAR.rwx file, but FSGRW will provide more accurate cloud types when used. Improved cloud visuals, and reduced rotation artifacts from cloud puffs Initial VR support Increased maximum cloud draw area and default cloud draw area setting Various performance improvements and bug fixes SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : http://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/product_info.php/skymaxx-pro-p-138 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  10. According FsElite an extremely odd plane is being made for X-plane. Its the SP-30 an ultra light that has a designed Crop dust function and can have extended fuel tanks mounted on the wings. This should give some interresting flying. By the way the included checklists are in Russian. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/previews/mad-flight-preview-upcoming-sp-30/
  11. As mentioned on Helisimmer.com DMO is working on the S64 SkyCrane for x-plane. keynote, Smooth in VR They confirmed they are launching a very big set of those: E and F variants; Short and long cabin Corpo Florestale version, with a radar bulge in the nose Simplex and Erickson water tanks The team also took their time to do a few more liveries and objects to be slung. Release date is still not determined but it seems to be very close to be entering your hangar Should be fun to fly and work with the slingloads SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.helisimmer.com/news/project-update-dmo-s-64-for-x-plane/
  12. At EHAM is the iconic Aviodome is back. This former airport museum dome is rebuild on nearly the original location and rebranded amsterdome. Its now a conference center SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://amsterdome.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  13. According the twitch live stream of chillywillies “exclusive: activesky xp pre-release” has HIFI 10-12 confirmed as the release date live stream was announced on fselite but topic in no longer availible SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://hifisimtech.com/asxp/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  14. avdheide

    x-plane XPlane 11 OCD Overload

    You can use X-SPLASHER 2 from helisimmer.com for that. https://www.helisimmer.com/downloads/downloads-x-plane/downloads-x-plane-utilities/x-splasher-2-0/