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Heinz Spitfire cost $31 at the time they were developed for XP 10. Now you can get them absolutely free and converted to XP-11 thanks to DomHenry. There are 8 variants. Heinz Dziurowitz passed away in 2015 but his legacy lives on! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/47097-supermarine-spitfire-mk-ix/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
Originally for the ill-fated Flight Sim World, the Blue Sky FS Spitfire Mk. XIV was a great little aircraft in the sim when Shane gave it a first look. Since the closure of FSW, the team at Blue Sky FS have been busy porting over the aircraft to P3Dv4. One of the biggest challenges for the team were convering the PBR rendered textures of FSW into non-PBR rendered (although that may not be the case for very long). As you can see from the shots below, the team have done a good job at conveying the realistic look with the current limites of P3Dv4. In addition to texturing, some animation errors need fixing and flight modelling needs some work on. What’s very cool is that the team at Blue Sky FS will (hopefully) be streaming parts of the development process so you can see how the magic happens. Right now, their plan is to release by the end of September and are also in talks with multiple publishing partners to release the aircraft to. This is in addition to their own self-publishing website. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/news/blue-sky-flight-simulations-spitfire-mk-xiv-update/
The Spitfire simulation is nearly ready for the prime time! With many companies involved including A2A Simulations, Orbx, Airtech Simulation we are proud to see the world class Boultbee Spitfire simulation being launched. It truly is a masterpiece and at Boultbee Flight Academy you will be able to get some serious Spitfire sim time, not to mention actual Spitfire stick time in there two seat Spitfire. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : http://www.boultbeeflightacademy.co.uk/spitfiresimulatorrevival NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
Update for the A2A Simulations P3Dv4 Accu-sim Spitfire MkI-II, thanks to Spitfire pilot feedback during the production of the Boultbee Spitfire simulation Version 18.8.19 Changes- Re-worked aircraft inertia and stability based on further testing with the Boultbee Flight Academy Spitfire pilots.- Fixed lamp wire protruding through fuselage in Mk.II variants.- Fixed pilot's sleeve protruding through fuselage when pilot is hidden.To access this update, please click the "Spitfire Check For Updates P3D4" icon in the Windows Start Menu as shown below. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=65023 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=65023
Accu-sim Spitfire MkI-II (P3Dv4) Description The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the truly legendary aircraft, not just of World War II, but of all time. A brilliant design, the basic Spitfire wing and fuselage were able to be refined and improved over and over again into many different configurations during the course of World War II, and each excelled in its own right. The Spitfire was designed by R. J. Mitchell, an aeronautical engineer of stellar talent who had previously designed such aircraft as the Supermarine S6B, which won the Schneider Trophy in 1931. Borrowing from the developments of others, including the low-wing, monocoque design which came from the United States, Mitchell crafted a superb basic design which stands to this day as one of the greatest piston fighters in aviation history. Mitchell envisioned a light, maneuverable craft with low drag, elliptical wings, and a broad performance envelope. The result was the Spitfire, a capable, lethal, yet forgiving aircraft that ultimately proved more than equal to anything the Germans could throw at it, including the vaunted Focke-Wulf 190. The Spitfire had a number of design characteristics which set it apart from other contemporary fighter aircraft. The Merlin engine, the elliptical wing, the well-harmonized controls, and the versatile wing platform all worked together to create a package that was perhaps unmatched in terms of its immediate effectiveness and its potential to be developed further. Unlike the Japanese Zero, which was obsolete by 1943, the Spitfire was just coming to its prime. Chief among the features that set the Spit apart from other aircraft was its wing, which served multiple purposes. The elliptical planform and relatively broad root chord allowed a thinner airfoil section, reducing drag while preserving lift, which led to a very low wing loading. This increased top speed, preserved a low stalling speed, increased the service ceiling, and provided excellent low-speed agility. But the broad wing chord also allowed the convenient fitting of formidable armament such as multiple 20mm cannon and heavy machine guns. https://a2asimulations.com/product/accu-sim-spitfire-mki-ii-p3dv4/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
Aeroplane Heaven has released the Dunkirk Spitfire. It is a very early Mk.1 type. The plane features two versions, one with the undercarriage hand pump, and a hydraulic version. The price is $24.99 over at the JustFlight store. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.justflight.com/product/dunkirk-spitfire
I’m not sure if you’ve covered this already in a previous show, but for anyone like me that missed it... some fabulous video and stills of the JustFlight spitfire (made by aeroplane heaven) that is under development. Available for a wide range of platforms. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.justflight.com/product/dunkirk-spitfire
https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/home2/restored-spitfire-takes-flight/ Restored Spitfire takes flight By Dave O’Malley Vintage Wings of Canada Arnold Roseland was just 28-years old when he died in an aerial gunfight over Normandy in the summer of 1944. He had fought both the Japanese in the Aleutians and the Nazis before and after D-Day. If anyone deserved to return home to his family, it was the well-liked “Rosey.” But it was not to be. Instead he died when his parachute caught on the tail of his burning Spitfire and he was thrown to his death when the aircraft struck the ground. Since that day, Rosey’s remains have lain in a well-tended grave site at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France. The memory of Arnold Roseland lived on in his wife Audrey’s heart until her death, and since then his story has been carried like a torch by his son Ron and his children and grandchildren. Though Ron would never meet his father, he had some artifacts to help him construct a bridge to him—his eyes have scanned the words that Rosey’s hands penned in his logbook, his hands have caressed his pilot’s brevet, his story has coursed through his bloodstream like a ghost. But there was no actual living memory he could attach his love to. Until last week. Last week, Rosey’s spirit rose into the air over his native Canada, casting a physical shadow across a country he gave his life to protect and to preserve its freedoms. Last week, after many years and millions of dollars, Spitfire Mk IX TE294, known as the Roseland Spitfire, took to the skies for the very first time. The Roseland Spitfire is the very embodiment of that brave, fatigued young man from so long ago. It is in fact the embodiment of every young Spitfire pilot who went to war and never came home. That is why we took on this project—to honour these courageous Canadians by building the first Spitfire ever built in Canada and flying it in Canadian markings. Comox shares in success It was a happy day for the entire Comox/Gatineau team, but all of Canada should be proud of their accomplishment. When the volunteers at the Comox Air Force Museum began work on TE294, they went forward under the hopeful banner “She will fly again.” Vintech Aero and Vintage Wings of Canada have always respected this vision of the project’s founders and we are proud to have helped fulfill that promise they made. Since this first flight, the Roseland Spitfire has now completed six test flights, each one carefully and gradually expanding the flight envelope of the aircraft. Vintage Wings of Canada will now take TE294 through a lengthy, meticulous and methodical test process for the rest of the year to ensure she is in perfect order before she attends any distant air show or other events. She will, however, be debuting for all of Canada when she makes a triumphant flypast over Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. How’s that for a homecoming for long lost but not forgotten Arnold Roseland! Modest beginnings Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, RAF serial number TE294 – Twenty years ago, nothing more than a pile of rotting metal and loose components, TE294 had almost been subsumed by the earth from which she came—her aluminum and steel structure corroding and breaking down in a scrapyard in South Africa, her wings long gone, component parts stolen or vandalized. Only to someone who could recognize her broken, twisted and rusted bones was she still a Spitfire. In the 1990s, TE294 was rescued, the decline to dust arrested, and the long, long journey to living warbird commenced. From South Africa, her boxed bones travelled to British Columbia, Canada, where a group of passionate volunteers at the Comox Air Force Museum took on her daunting rebuild as a millennium project and as an homage to the wartime pilots of 442 Squadron, a Search and Rescue squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force still residing on the flight line at 19 Wing, Comox. Funding a problem For a number of years, the Comox team made steady progress, but continued funding of the extremely expensive enterprise became problematic. Mike Potter and Vintage Wings of Canada were approached to offer assistance in terms of expertise, facilities and above all funding. The transition of control to Vintage Wings was not without controversy and detractors, but the Comox Air Force Museum website explains it best: “In 2000, the Comox Air Force Museum, with a grant from the Y2K Millennium Fund, purchased TE 294 and embarked on the Y2K Spitfire Project. The project was funded entirely by donations and grants from the general public and the restoration proceeded slowly. By 2007 only the fuselage and tail section had been completed and it was becoming obvious that a massive infusion of cash would be needed if the project was to continue. “In 2008, the Museum presented a decision paper to the Wing Commander of 19 Wing, Comox. It concluded that unless a new owner could be found the Museum would be compelled to shut the project down and dispose of the unfinished aircraft. The Wing Commander accepted the findings, and the plane was offered to other museums and agencies who might be interested in completing the restoration. “Vintage Wings of Canada, a Heritage Foundation based in Gatineau, Québec, was willing to take over responsibility for the project in situ and provide the estimated $1.6 million required to finish it to flying status.” There are many people who have been critical to the rebuilding of this remarkable aircraft, the first of which were the original Y2-K team members from Comox. Their creative and audacious idea now seems close to reality. In addition, the Comox Vintech Aero team—Ken Hazell, Dean Sept, Kaven Tremblay, Henry Bukach and Terry Chester—built the main fuselage, cockpit and tail assembly. The quality of their work took our collective breath away when the fuselage was unveiled at a special hangar dinner in October of 2014.