Year: 2012

Countdown to 844X’s Flight to Oshkosh—T minus 6 days

  The mission:   OK so a few months ago, 844X had flown in primer and no interior with the standard Lancair avionics package. This package consists of:   Two Garmin G-900’s for primary display and map. A Moritz display for control of pressurization, air conditioning, some power switches, and the like. An L-3 Trilogy […]

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Gee Bee Model R

This week’s Featured Freeware is the Gee Bee Model R, an aircraft from the early days of competition air racing. It’s a challenge to fly, but it’s loads of fun. Imagine being a pilot racing these in 1932! Tips on flying the Gee Bee from the model’s creators at VSKYLABS: If the engine quits on […]

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Alabeo begins developing for X-Plane

Alabeo, creators of high-quality flight simulator add-ons, just announced that they will begin developing for X-Plane! On July 13 2012, Alabeo announced that the company will begin to develop products for X-Plane. The first product will be the Pitts S-2S previously released for FSX and P3D. This aircraft will be released in the coming days. […]

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De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 Dash 8

The De Havilland Dash 8 is a high-performance, highly efficient regional airliner. Its two powerful, rotary engines allow it to cruise at around 360 knots. Thanks to X-Plane.org user riviere for creating the model!

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Rubik R-26S Góbé Glider Trainer

The R-26 Góbé (pronounced “go-bay”) is a Hungarian-built glider that is an ideal starting place for flying gliders. From the model’s designer meszger01: The Góbé is the most typical training glider in Hungary, many of them are still in operation after many years of service. A very forgiving, good-natured aircraft, ideal to learn the fundamentals […]

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Get real-time approach charts on your iPad

The new GPS Sim Cable connects your iPad to a copy of X-Plane running on your (Windows) computer. Using the Garmin Pilot app or Foreflight app for iPad, you can get real time weather and briefing updates! For even greater power, you can use geo-referenced approach charts to track a GPS or ILS approach. This […]

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ICON A5 Amphibious Airplane

The Icon A5 is an amphibious sport aircraft that features a 100 hp engine driving a pusher propeller. Though the airplane is not yet in production, it has generated considerable publicity at airshows like Oshkosh. To perform a water takeoff in X-Plane, first select this aircraft as usual. Then, open the Aircraft menu and click […]

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XtremeAir Sbach 300 Aerobatic Airplane

This ultra-lightweight aerobatic airplane is capable of some of the most extreme stunts imaginable. With a beautiful, accurate 3-D cockpit and a great flight model, this is sure to fulfill your looping, rolling, corkscrewing daydreams. Careful with the controls, though—as an aerobatic craft, the controls are super sensitive. The included read-me file will help set […]

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South Pacific Society Islands Scenery

This beautiful island scenery includes fourteen islands and nine airports, including Tahiti (NTAA) and Bora Bora (NTTB). This is an ideal spot for island-hopping in a helicopter, or flying circles over in an agile little jet. Note that to use it, you’ll first need to install the OpenSceneryX package. See this scenery package, complements of  […]

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X-Plane 9 for Android is 50% for #BecauseWeMay

X-Plane 9 for Android is 50% for the week long #BecauseWeMay promotion. Grab it now from Google Play (a.k.a. The Android Market) for just $1.49! You can get more information about the promotion or find other apps in the promotion at the links below: #BecauseWeMay Site IndieGames Promotion on Google Play

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