Aircraft

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1506

Posted by on May 28, 2015

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1506 for NavDataPro is now available. NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for...

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Scenery

Exploring Fred-E.Net “Sarasota Bradenton”

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Want to see all about Sarasota Bradenton KSRQ and nearby city? Then you should check out the NAPS (North Atlantic & Pacific Sceneries) USA Florida KSRQ Sarasota-Bradenton...

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Utilities

A Gateway Outage and New WED

Posted by on May 29, 2015

From the X-Plane blog on behalf of Ben Supnik ….. WorldEditor 1.3.2 is out now and has new certificates to work with the gateway; get it here! I screwed up: WorldEditor 1.3.1...

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Impressions

A Typical vFlyteAir Traveler Flight

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easily under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights...

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Recent Posts

A Gateway Outage and New WED

A Gateway Outage and New WED

From the X-Plane blog on behalf of Ben Supnik …..

WorldEditor 1.3.2 is out now and has new certificates to work with the gateway; get it here! I screwed up: WorldEditor 1.3.1 contains a certificate that allows it to authenticate that the X-Plane Scenery Gateway is who it says it is before WED transmits your user name and password during an airport upload. And this certificate expires in about two hours.

Last night we cut a new build (1.3.2) with a new certificate with a much longer time range, but Tyler said that for some reason the new certificate did not work. So it’s most likely that we’re going to run out of time before we get a new WED build posted.

Here’s what this means:
– You will not be able to upload airports to the gateway with WED 1.3.1.
– Once WED 1.3.2 is available, you will be able to upload airports using WED 1.3.2.
– Every other function of WED will keep working.
– The Gateway’s public web page will keep working.

I’ll post an update here when we can get WED 1.3.2 “live” – unfortunately it will probably be more than two hours. I’m hoping to have this solved by the end of the day. I will also cut a new WED 1.4.0 beta with the latest bug fixes and an updated certificate. That should be available tonight. As a side note, I think that everything that is “must fix” for WED 1.4 is fixed, so this will be a WED 1.4 release candidate. We are deferring jpeg-2000 support out of WED 1.4 entirely so we can ship it.

Exploring Fred-E.Net “Sarasota Bradenton”

Exploring Fred-E.Net “Sarasota Bradenton”

Want to see all about Sarasota Bradenton KSRQ and nearby city?

Then you should check out the NAPS (North Atlantic & Pacific Sceneries) USA Florida KSRQ Sarasota-Bradenton International packages phase II and phase III. Phase II package covers the complete renewed airport scenery of KSRQ while phase III offers the nearby city type of file with USGS ortho-imagery covering Bradenton, Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch and many buildings and ….. more to come. You can find it all at the decimated Fred-E.Net KSRQ web page.

What is Wedbing?

What is Wedbing?

What is this? Found this via via and perhaps worth to check it out and to offer some comments.

Wedbing is the marriage of WED, the World editor for X-Plane, and Bing maps. Wedbing lets you navigate Bing maps in a web browser, and provides a push-button to see the same map temporarily in the WED editor, in exactly the right position in the world. That’s all! Curious? Check it out at the dedicated Wedbing blog with lots of movies.

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1506

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1506

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1506 for NavDataPro is now available.

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane flight simulator. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use. More information can be found at Aerosoft’s dedicated web page.

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1506

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1506

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on May 28th, 2015. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday. It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments. When you want to know about the AIRAC. Have a look at the dedicated ICAO website.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1506, effective from May 28th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Alabeo C177 Cardinal II Released

Alabeo C177 Cardinal II Released

Alabeo is pleased to inform you that they have released the Cessna C177 Cardinal II for X-Plane 10.

Ther package comes with two Cardinal II models namely the C177B (fixed gear) and C177RG (retractable gear). Further on, the package comes with the following features:
– HD Textures (416 pixel/meter)
– High quality 3D model and textures.
– Own sound system containing more than 20 sounds recorded from the real aircraft.
– Accurately reproduced flight characteristics
– Realistic Systems simulations.
– FPS-optimized model.
– Setup Menu.
– Easy livery selection.
– Easy B/RG model selection.
– and much more.

Want to know more about it? Then you should visit the dedicated Alabeo Cardinal II web page.

Haversine v4.3 X-Plane plugin Out

Haversine v4.3 X-Plane plugin Out

Haversine, known from their AirTrack, AirFMC and SeaQuest products has released a new version 4.3 of the HSAIR Plugin (from AirTrack and AirFMC) for X-Plane which is available the their downloads section.

This new version was re-written in a more modular format in order to be easily extended and made to support future third party aircraft with custom datarefs. It is still work in progress and new versions will be released in the near future with bug fixes and new planes but for now, 4.3 introduces:
– A totally new / restructured to support multiple aircraft seamlessly
– Added AirTrack/MCP support for the Boeing 777 from FlightFactor
– Added AirTrack/MCP support for the Boeing 757 from FlightFactor
– Added AirFMC support for the A330 from JAR Design (from version1.1b4 onwards)
– Integrated support driver for the 737 MCP and EFIS from CPFlight

If you fly any of these planes it is definitely worth upgrading the the latest plugin. Check it out at Haversine.

NVidia 352.86 Drivers Do Not Work

NVidia 352.86 Drivers Do Not Work

Some incoming news from Ben Supnik from Laminar Research regarding the Nvidia 352.86 drivers.

According to Ben “I’ve received a few bug reports about this today: NVidia’s new 352.86 WHQL drivers for Windows do not work with X-Plane 10. I’m contacting Nvidia now to figure out what has happened. In the meantime, to fly X-Plane, use the previous 340.52 WHQL driver.

I’ll post more when I learn more; we’ll resolve this with either a driver update or an X-Plane update, based on what has actually gone wrong and which can happen first.

Update:
NVidia was able to suggest a work-around in our shaders that avoids what I think is a driver bug. Since we can cut an X-Plane build faster than NVidia can re-release their drivers, I have cut X-Plane 10.36 rc1. You can get 10.36 rc1 by running the updater and checking “get new betas”; the updater will run even with the newest NVidia drivers. 10.36 rc1 is identical to 10.35 except for version number and a single shader change, but it’s also highly untested; I wanted to get it posted ASAP to accelerate the process. So please give it a try and file a bug if it doesn’t work like 10.35 (but working with the new NVidia drivers.)

Update 2:
Sigh…this is what happens when I try to rush out a patch. The 10.36 patch’s free space calculation is totally borked. This will be fixed some time today. (This will be the third time I cut a patch.)

Update 3:
the meta-data on the 10.36 rc1 patch is fixed – if you haven’t installed it yet, try again; you’ll need 30-40 MB of disk space, not 30-40 GB.

OpenSceneryX version 2.1.1 Out

OpenSceneryX  version 2.1.1 Out

A new version of the OpenSceneryX library has been released today. This is a tiny release – version 2.1.1 – for the library with only one new object and one modified object. However, the big change this time is the website – it has been completely revamped and re-structured, with the whole thing being served by WordPress. The separate blog is no more, this has been integrated as ‘news’ into the new website. Hopefully this all makes the site easier to navigate and understand, and information is closer to hand.

Obviously with a major site rebuild like this, there are bound to be bugs and issues so please reply to this post if you spot anything a bit odd. Take a look at the release notes for the full list of new items and changes. The installer hasn’t changed, so just re-run your current version and it will update your copy of the library.

Aerosoft now selling “FlightFactor A350″

Aerosoft now selling “FlightFactor A350″

It took some time, but finally she’s there .. the Flight Factor/QPAC Airbus A350 and available for you via the Aerosoft download shop.

You’ve heard for sure much about it, but in case you haven’t seen all the impressive details, then it’s worth you check out our comprehensive review we wrote for you. And when you’ve read that, then you need to check out the dedicated Aerosoft Airbus A350 eShop web page for more information and how to get your own copy. Enjoy this great X-Plane 10 only aircraft!