I prefer broiled ambient occlusion…what…it’s a fish isn’t it?
I missed this post but saw a stream of him working on it. Very excited!!
X-Rotors has released their Leonardo AW139 V4 (early access). My initial impression is that it is very nice! Beautiful 3D model.
Oooh that in the LAFD colours with the water tank and rescue equipment might just push all my buttons…
And systems-wise? I heard it wasn’t really in-depth…
Systems wise it is evidently not complete yet. I’m not sure how far they intend to take it, and I did read that they are not shooting for 100% systems modeling. Personally I’m fine with that. Having never flown one I’ll never know the difference unless it is something major.
How different is X-Plane 11’s helicopter flying compared to FSX? Or DCS?
MSFS helicopters suffered for years and were never able to really depict a twin jet engine helo properly. Developers seem to ave gotten through some of that with the Dodosim B206, the Aerosoft Huey X, Milviz’s Hughes 500 and the ND/Milviz Chinook. All overcame many restrictions somehow. But still.
Helicopters..they are fun
IMHO, the DCS Huey and Mi8 in VR with a Gametrix Jetseat is the best helicopter experience available right now. The X-Plane helos are good but they feel a bit too smooth. Still fun to fly though, and there are some fun environments to fly in helicopters with X-Plane.
It’s been so long since I have flown FSX that I can’t really comment on helicopter flying in that sim.
Hmmmm… …might have made a mistake going with the Gazelle rather than the Huey…when is the next DCS sale? (rhetorical question)
Yep. They feel good enough…but they do seem to be a bit spritely too. I haven’t tried messing around with any of the control curves or anything (don’t even know if that is possible) to dampen the reactions down a bit. I do believe that DCS offers the best helicopter experiences out there right now. Although Arma 3 is fun too…despite it’s flight model flaws…
Helicopters..they are fun
Going to check this out later today. A little mod to add a high definition 747 to your VR hangar. That low res 747 always bothered me because…ya’ know…VR is cutting edge, why are we looking at what looks to be an inflatable 747??
This mod will make your virtual hangar with a HD 747-400 located on your right. By default, the resolution is very blurry and low and see a lot of pixel. Those two DDS files will correct that and you’ll have a 4X better resolution (no impact on FPS). It’s for X-Plane 11 (live or beta).
I’m fairly new to XP11 and I’ve only really used it for training at the moment. No long flights or big jets really. Could anyone recommend a place to get some decent aircraft to play with? I’ve had a brief look around but other than the xplane forums I’m struggling to find decent stuff that isn’t XP 9 or 10 planes.
Honestly what I’m after is a decent KC10 dc-10 or md-11. A kc135 or C135 of any variant. A few big bomber’s would be nice as well. I don’t mind looking for them for myself I just haven’t got a clue where to go. Any help appreciated. Cheers
X-Plane.org is the place to go for both freeware and payware. Hold onto your wallet if you go browsing through the store though . Oh, and another word of caution when buying stuff on “the org” store… make sure that what you buy explicitly says it is X-Plane 11 compatible. There is a lot of older stuff on there that may or may not work well.
Thanks Paul I will check it out. I’m always wary at trusting sites to take my money so thought I’d better check on here. Thanks for the help
You are welcome!
These two are well regarded…
I have the 737-200 and it really is quite nice. Steam gauges everywhere!
Keep an eye on the Specials page too… there are often some great deals to be had.
Tbh that 737 sounds perfect for me. I try to stay away from anything that does any calculations for me in civil sims.
Old school Crp 1 and paper all the way.
But I am gonna look for some tankers and freight birds to play with on the weekends lol
Virtavia have released their B47 for X-Plane. This is a port from their FSX version. I’m a sucker for anything from that era, and so I picked it up.
Considering it is an old 3D model, it looks pretty good. The cockpit is nice enough in VR, apart from the fact that the default VR head position is somewhere aft of the cockpit and well below the aircraft. Once you slew it to where your head should be then it looks ok. The aircraft feels heavy in roll and pitch, but seems a bit too slippery as it is a real challenge to get her slowed down. I do like the slow engine spool up time. You have to stay well ahead of the power curve.
Anyway, it’s ok, if a little over priced ($20) for what it is. YMMV of course.
‘Chuck Yeager flew the XB-47 later in its development cycle and years later noted that the aircraft was so aerodynamically clean that he had difficulty putting it down on the Edwards lakebed’
Possibly not too slippery
Well then, I guess they got that right.
What’s it like to land Paul? I know you can’t rotate on takeoff so I always imagine landing to be a fairly rough slam into tarmac