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  1. Aircraft Review : CowanSim Bell 222B + UT You know when something special is going on when the X-Plane forums were buzzing. It was "CowanSim this" and "CowanSim that", and everyone was wanting something relating to the aircraft, more unusual was that is was a Helicopter, and in most instances helicopters don't usually create this sort of buzz, mostly because chopper pilots are a minority bunch and stay mostly within their own flight pal circles... so something must have been interesting to create a so much activity. This comes with the release from CowanSim a Bell 222
  2. This comment has been moved to the updated review Medellinexpat There’s already a v1.1 out which is meant to fix several issues. Given the review it might not be the last update. One has to question the testing on the original release. What some developers miss is that few releases are lucky enough to get a second review. The review of the initial release is likely to be read by many potential purchasers not just now but in the future.
  3. News! - Updated : Airbus A320 Ultimate v1.1.9 by FlightFactor FlightFactor.Aero have released the update v1.1.9 to their A320-214. (This post replaces the v1.1.17 beta release). The v1.1.19 release is the formal release and takes the aircraft out of the beta version, but between the beta and the formal release there have been no extra changes or revisions. There was an announcement a few weeks ago that FlightFactor were doing some optimisation on the aircraft's Flight Management System to recover the severe lost framerate when Vulkan was introduced t
  4. News! - Upgraded Scenery Release : Tenerife South Airport v2 by Digital Design Your filter was in full use... I looked at JustSim's GCTS-Tenerife 2018 scenery and thought it was not worth the review, rare really because I really like JustSim's scenery and they rarely do a dud, but I didn't like it, so I didn't recommend the scenery. Since that initial release, the scenery has had two upgrades (v1.1 and v1.1a) that has smoothed out a lot of the original imperfections. Part of JustSim's original team have been rebranded as Digital Design, and slowly the deve
  5. News! - Scenery Announcement : KMEM Memphis by Axonos Axonos have announced their next X-Plane release in KMEM Memphis, Tenn. Memphis International MEM is in reality three distinct airports in one, the Commercial, Military (164th Airlift Wing) and Memphis is also the main base and mainstay hub for FedEx Express domestic and international services, the FedEx facility totally dominates the northern boundary of the airport. This Axonos scenery is actually the second announcement of Memphis as Nimbus Simulation had also announced the scenery last year after th
  6. News! - Scenery Release : Airport Split XP by Aerosoft Although branded Aerosoft, this is a new scenery from Stairport Sceneries and PadLabs, in another convert of a ESP Product for X-Plane, this release is LDSP Split Airport, in Croatia. Split Airport is also known as Resnik Airport, it is the international airport serving the city of Split, Croatia. It is located 19 km (12 mi) from Split, on the west side of Kaštela Bay, in the town of Kaštela, and extending into the adjacent town of Trogir. In 2019, the airport was the second busiest airport in Croa
  7. This comment has been moved to the updated review olderndirt A very considerate review. This one is marginal payware and, having owned one, consider it incomplete. In today's market you have to be above average. Attached is a shot of my 1946 C140 - rag wing (the later ones had metal). Note the axle extension mod to alleviate the tipover tendency. Almost forgot - a glaring error on the fuselage. There is no line between wings across the fuselage. Wings are bolted to the fuselage with a gap for fuel lines, wiring and cables. Each gap is covered with a screw on fairing.
  8. Aircraft Update Review : Cessna 140 v1.1 by NKDesign The Cessna 120, 140, and 140A series, are single-engine, two-seat, conventional landing gear (tailwheel), light general aviation aircraft that were first produced post-war WW2 in 1946. Production ended in 1951, and was succeeded in 1959 by the Cessna 150, a similar two-seat trainer which introduced tricycle gear. Combined production of the 120, 140, and 140A was 7,664 units in five years. The Cessna 140 was originally equipped with a Continental C-85-12 or C-85-12F horizontally opposed, air-cooled, four-cylinder pisto
  9. Seriously, you should know this one... Thranda Design (Dan Klaue) does all the Just Flight X-Plane conversions. Obviously the avionics in X-Plane will be different. If you do get the eight different variants, and the cargo does have a full cargo feature, with JF quality, it has to be pretty good value for your money, size is not the consideration here, the feature list and the quality is.
  10. News! - Previews : Just Flight Bae146 Professional for X-Plane Just Flight via their facebook page have shown off some more spoiler images of their coming Bae 146 Series aircraft. The images cover the Bae 146 features including: AviTab (EFB) integration – a popular freeware EFB. Cockpit night lighting. Avionics/systems progress, e.g. VSI/TCAS Brake temperature indicator WXR New animations such as variable pilot and jump-seat positions, and cabin doors/stairs (with 2D control panel). Passenger cabin/galley area.
  11. Scenery Review : Machu Picchu National Park UHD by Dainese and Bellini Up in the darkest deepest Paddington Bear country there is an astounding 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru. This is Machu Picchu and it was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Machu Picchu is located on a 2,430-metre (7,970 ft) mountain ridge in the Machupicchu District within the Urubamba Province above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco. The Urubamba River flows past it
  12. Translation: I cannot find the T / C and T / D indications. In addition, the aircraft (FMC) assumes neither speed nor altitude when descending. FlightFactor are doing a (beta) test update now on that problem... an updated release should come soon.
  13. News! - Updated : Tromso XP v1.3 by Aerosoft Aerosoft have updated to Version 1.3, the largest airport in Northern Norway in Tromsø Airport Langnes. Created by Jo Erlend Sund and Stairport Sceneries the scenery depicts an extremely detailed recreation of Tromsø Airport on the island Tromsøya as well as its surroundings. The changelog is extremely short, with only three changes, but still extremely important to keep the airport current and to fix a couple of X-Plane11.50 related issues. Version 1.3 (February 11th 2021) Updated GroundTraff
  14. News! - Scenery release : Machu Picchu National Park UHD by Dainese and Bellini Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have now released another epic scenery and this one is totally different again... Machu Picchu National Park in Peru. Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 2,430-metre (7,970 ft) mountain ridge. It is located in the Machupicchu District within Urubamba Province above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco. The Urubamba River flows past it, cutting t
  15. News! - Aircraft Release : Cessna 140 by NKDesign Out of blue comes a nice little tiddler aircraft from NKDesign... the Cessna 140. The Cessna 120, 140, and 140A, are single-engine, two-seat, conventional landing gear (tailwheel), light general aviation aircraft that was first produced in 1946, immediately following the end of World War II. Production ended in 1951, and was succeeded in 1959 by the Cessna 150, a similar two-seat trainer which introduced tricycle gear. Combined production of the 120, 140, and 140A was built 7,664 units over five years. The
  16. News! - Updated : Embraer A-29 v3.4 by BFDG Brazilian Flightsim Development Group (BFDG) has updated the BFDG Embraer A-29 "Super Tucano" for X-Plane 11 to version v3.4. The Tucano is a light attack aircraft and trainer from Brazil, and this Embraer A-29 is the "Super Tucano" variant. Changelog to v3.4 is quite comprehensive, with a completely new model, mapping, panel textures, lighting and night textures... new flight Dynamics are also in the new version. Version 3.4 Changelog -Compatibility update for X-Plane 11.50+ -One unique
  17. News! - Released : EINN Shannon Airport by Boundless Simulations Boundless have released a significant Western Ireland airport in EINN Shannon. The airport is significant because it has the longest runway in Ireland of 3199m, which allowed EINN it to be designated as an alternate landing site for the now retired American Space Shuttle. It was also a stopover and immigration point for the BA1/BA2 London City to New York shuttle service with a converted BA Airbus A318. Feature list is long... Features Accurate taxiway, runway & Apron networks
  18. Scenery Review : RJAA Tokyo-Narita XP by Drzewiecki Design With living in Australia, you want more exciting routes that fit in with your more local perspective. Europe or even the United States are a long way away from this Pacific based area, so the choices of interesting routes out here are limited. Asia is thankfully now starting to appeal to X-Plane users, which are all still very European and US centric in their flying, but there is a lot to explore out here, and the location differences available are exciting as well. So Japan appeals in many ways. For one it is a
  19. Aircraft Release : Bell 222 B + UT by CowanSimulations This aircraft which has been very quickly, become very popular, and it is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore, noted as the CowanSim 222, it is available in both the 222B and the 222UT variants, or you can purchase both aircraft in a single package. The B222 Bells come with a huge list of features: Luxury & Medical Interiors FMOD sound pack Window Rain Effects Compatible with X-Plane 11.50’s Vulkan API Compatible with Virtual Reality AviTab Integration
  20. News! - Project Update : MD11 by Rotate Rotate has released a WIP (Work In Progress) video of their forthcoming McDonnell Douglas DC-11 Tri-Jet for X-Plane11. The developer is noted for their excellent MD-80 which has a huge following in the simulator, and the larger MD-11 aircraft has been in development now for 3 years.... yes 3 years. The video shows extensively the MD-11's exterior model and detail, showing the concept is almost complete in this area. We also get our first comprensive look at the systems and the highly detail FMC integratio
  21. RJAA Narita is very good, but yes there is a very bad (you could call it a anti-MSFS) feeling in that we can do the same thing but for free. That is bad for the business, you need quality in the simulator and no matter how good the Global Airport tools are, they are still not a complete reproduction of the airport... this is damaging the simulator on many levels.
  22. Behind the Screen : January 2021 Another year in 2021, after 2020 it has to be better, change and a whole lot of it dominated the year, even in our little virtual corner of the world in Simulation. Did we mention Microsoft's new flight simulator release of last year, of course we did. The reality was that X-Plane didn't actually get atomised by MSFS on it's release, or anything else, in fact something interesting happened. According to the Navigraph Flightsim Community Survey which is always interesting reading, is that the mostly rejected FSX/FS9 and Prepar3D users did
  23. News! - Scenery Release : RJAA Tokyo Narita XP by Drzewiecki Design The Polish developer house of Drzewiecki Design have released their next scenery which covers the important Japanese hub of RJAA-Tokyo Narita. Narita International Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located approximately 60 kilometers (37 mi) east of central Tokyo in Narita, Chiba. Narita is the busiest airport in Japan by international passenger and international cargo traffic. In 2018, Narita had 33.4 million international passengers and 2.
  24. News! - Cyber attack : JARDesign site attack The X-Plane JARDesign developer site was involved in a cyber attack, details from JAR are noted here: "On the night of January 31st 2021, our website and servers were attacked," the developer noted in a Facebook message. "The attack on the servers resulted in crashes when loading the X-Plane if our products were installed in the plugins folder." "The services were unavailable and it took us about 5 hours to fix the problem. I apologize to our users for these problems and these terrible 5 hours. Now, the work
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