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Flight Sim Books

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Take a nostalgic journey back in time by visiting Flight Sim Books where you will find vintage text of Flight Simulators of yesterday. One book in particular is a gem – PC Pilot by Steve Smith. It covers an assortment of early flight simulators that really take me back and will do the same for you!

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Flight Sim Aircraft Production Scrapbook

Author’s note: I thought that it would be fun to dig this post from my archive as I sometimes get inquiries on methods of how aircraft are created for Flight Sim, and this is a great illustration of that. This post originally “aired” in November of 2007.

I was sorting through some paper near my desk this morning, and I stumbled upon some of the drawings and images I used as production references for the Twin Comanche. I thought that it would be fun to share these images with you and give a glimpse at the method to my madness. Continue reading

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The Evolution

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A fellow blogger has taken the time to give a great MS FS 98 through MS Flight comparison.

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FrenchPainter: You’ve gotta see this!

I am often amazed at what I can stumble upon when doing a simple #fsx search on Twitter. I curiously clicked on @frenchpainter to broaden my horizons a bit, and WOW…my jaw hit the floor.

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Flight Sim And Twitter

twitter-logoAs Twitter has gained traction in just about every segment of the online world these days, I thought that I would share some twitter accounts that may be worthy of following within the flight sim community.

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MS Flight Add-On Store…Redux

My previous post has generated some interesting conversation in the AVSIM forums weighing in on my prediction regarding add-on content and MS Flight. Many argue that freeware will go away if users are forced to use a single repository for add-on content, but I think the folks at MS are smart enough to realize the detrimental effects that would have. Continue reading

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MS Flight Add-On Store?

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Will it work?

I have been monitoring an interesting discussion thread at the Flight Simulator Network and the discussion led to add-on capabilities of MS Flight versus previous versions.  It is my understanding that there will not be any backward compatibility for add-on content for MS Flight. Continue reading

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AlacrityPC is available – get it now!

Repost due to popularity…

The sequel to FSAutoStart is finally here – AlacrityPC! Developed by Ken Salter for Win XP/Vista 32- & 64-bit (and as far as I can tell Windows 7), this utility shuts down any non-critical program while running a resource hungry application, such as our beloved FSX. When the user is done with the application, all of the switched off programs resume!

[EDIT] – After a few hours of tweaking this utility on my system, I’m seeing a tremendous improvement in performance of FSX. Be sure to keep the profile below “Realtime,” as that will seriously affect sounds (as I found out very quickly). Thanks FSInsider visitors for stopping by! I invite you to check out my main page for more FS and TS related topics. All support issues for AlacrityPC should be directed here: http://support.alacritypc.com. Thanks!

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FSX Prometheus update!

Work continues on the FSX version of Skip Stewart‘s Prometheus. Here are a few shots!




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If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

Unless you have been under a rock for the last few months, certainly you have heard about Microsoft Flight. Interesting how they dropped the “Simulator” part, but if you ask me, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it is a duck.  No matter how it is branded, it still is a S-I-M-U-L-A-T-O-R for those of you who share my point of view. Calling it something different to appeal to a broader audience will be interesting to see if it can be done.  We’ll see in the next few months what is to become of it. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list to keep up-to-date with news from the dev team.

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