• Site Header X-Plane11.jpg

  • Posts

    • Guest a350 lover
      Hello? Stephen you sill there?
    • Guest Steve.Wilson
      According to the Developer blog, Snow Leopard will not be supported.  The oldest Mac OS to be supported will likely be 10.9 or 10.10.  The reason is that it costs considerable time to test all of the older OS's, and driver support for them may no longer exist.  That means that for every new OpenGL feature they don't support, LR has to provide a work-around to continue legacy support.  This ends up increasing the exposure for bugs too, and those bugs can potentially affect more than just the legacy folks.  Reduction of bug potential is a good thing, as is keeping development cost and time down  - time that is better spent perfecting new features and perfecting what we have.
    • This is a very interesting aircraft, and seemingly beautifully modelled inside and out. One couldn't call it a mainstream aircraft, though I do remember this noteworthy aeroplane sitting quietly within the pages of "Janes All The World's Aircraft", so worthwhile in terms of aviation heritage.  Interesting that the much lauded Honda Jet has engines mounted similarly on pylons above the wing - 1:0 to Fokker.  My sole concern is that Peter's VFW 614 might parallel its real-life counterpart's limited market success, though absolutely I wish Peter's creation greater success than Fokker's original.  With this in mind, I am able to think of an extraordinarily large number of aircraft that I would wish to see replicated to this immaculate degree within X-Plane, but sadly the VFW would not have been one of them. 
    • News! - Aircraft Released! VFW 614 by Peters Aircraft   Peter Hagar has done Airbus's for the last decade, and has now released a quite different type of aircraft in the:   Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke - Fokker VFW 614!     The VFW-Fokker 614 (also VFW 614) was a twin-engined jetliner designed and was built in West Germany. It was produced in small numbers by VFW Fokker in the early- to mid-1970s. It was originally intended as a DC3 replacement. Its most distinctive feature was that its engines were mounted in pods on pylons above the wing, to create a more shorter and sturdy undercarriage and less debris ingestion for operations from poorly prepared runways.   Only three airlines and the German Air Force operated VFW 614. The aircraft was initially prone to engine problems, and it was too expensive for the small regional airlines for whose needs it was designed. Three aircraft were flown but never delivered, and four airframes were later broken up before completion. The programme was officially cancelled in 1977, and the last unsold aircraft flew in July 1978. (wikipedia)   This X-Plane version of the VFW 614 is designed from an aircraft at the Aeronauticum museum, located in Nordholz, just a few kilomenters south of Cuxhaven, Germany. Where it was extensively photographed and detailed.     This aircraft can be used with the CIVA Navigation System which was used by the Luftwaffe VFW 614 version.     And in a Peter Hagar first you get a fully modeled cabin and opening doors...   ______________________________________________________________________     The VFW 614 by Peters Aircraft is NOW available! here :
      Peters Aircraft - VFW 614   Price is €29.95   Images & Text are courtesy of Peter Hagar©   Developer site : Peters Aircraft ______________________________________________________________________   Stephen Dutton 22nd October 2016 Copyright©X-Plane Reviews: X-PlaneReviews      
    • I will look at the new Carenado Aero Commander before making that decision, price is a factor and the quality will be very different between the two. But nothing is off the cards. SD
    • News! - Aircraft Released! : Aero Commander 500S Shrike HD Series by Carenado   I the space of a month we now have another Aero Commander with Nimbus's version and now this "Shrike" version is by Carenado.     So what is the "Shrike" version. Basically it is just a company name change more than a distinctive version, and was all the Piston-engined versions that were manufactured after 1967.     Features
      Original 500S Aero Commander autopilot installed
      Default X-Plane GNS530 installed
      HD quality textures (4096 x 4096)
      350 pixels / meter textures
      Custom audio plugins with extra effects for added realism
      3D gauges
      Original HQ digital stereo sounds recorded directly from the real aircraft
      Customizable panel for controlling window transparency, instrument reflections and static elements such as wheel chocks and turbine inlet/exhaust covers.
      Realistic behavior compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by real pilots.
      Realistic 3D night lights effects on panel and cockpit.
      Individual passenger 3D reading lights and numerous HDR lighting effects.
      Dynamic loading/unloading of 3D parts and plugin logic for FPS optimization.   This is a Carenado, which the name alone signifies quality and that high design craftmanship that we have come to expect, you are not going to be disappointed here with this Commander either.     Included in the package is:   6 HD liveries
      1 HD Blank livery
      500S Emergency Checklist PDF
      500S Normal Checklist PDF
      500S Performance Tables
      500S Reference PDF
      500S Autopilot Operation PDF
      Recommended Settings PDF     Lush interior helps with the visual experience, but overall this a working utility and transport aircraft.     Technical Requirements
      Windows Vista - 7 - 10 or MAC OS 10.8 (or higher) or Linux
      Only for X-Plane10.40 64 bits or higher
      2.5 GHz processor - 8GB RAM - 1GB VRAM
      490MB available hard disk space
      For WINDOWS users: Please ensure that you have all the Microsoft
      Visual C++ Redistributables downloaded and installed.     ______________________________________________________________________     The Aero Commander 500S Shrike HD Series by Carenado is NOW available! here :   Aero Commander 500S Shrike HD Series   Price is US$32.95   Images & Text are courtesy of Carenado© Developer site : Carenado.com ______________________________________________________________________   Stephen Dutton 20th October 2016 Copyright©X-Plane Reviews: X-PlaneReviews    
    • Guest NGN
      I see the Carenado aircraft has been released today, how about a comparison review
    • Guest Mike
      I wonder what the latest planemaker.exe is going to be like? They have been stripping features from it for years that make things more difficult for builders. Will this be still more stripped down?
    • Oh. by the way, Javier Rollon is upgrading the Canadair for now:   
    • Geez.  My creativity lets me add a Aircrafts.mine/ folder *besides* Aircrafts... with a shorter but quite similar hierarchy. The only one exception is coming from the PMDG DC-6, installed into Aircrafts/ by the installer.   Fingers crossed too. :-)
    • Guest CAVCPT
      If I already have the North American version of X-Plane 10 (boxed) do I need to buy the digital copy of X-plane 10 along with the all the regions offered with the free X-plane 11? Do I need to install all the regions to eventually be able to update to X-plane 11?   I only fly North America so I was just curious if having all regions installed is in fact a requirement.   Also, what is the current word on expected compatibility with existing X-plane 10 Payware aircraft?   Thanks   Stephen
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 13 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    Total Members
    Most Online
    Newest Member