FlightGear Newsletter April 2018
- 1 Development news
- 2 AI
- 3 Community news
- 4 Hardware reviews
- 5 Contributing
We would like to emphasize that the monthly newsletter can not live without the contributions of FlightGear users and developers. Everyone with a wiki account (free to register) is welcome to contribute to the newsletter. If you know about any FlightGear related news or projects such as for example updated scenery or aircraft, please do feel invited to add such news to the newsletter.
Ever got frustrated by being unable to select the right checklist from the Help->Checklist dialog? Your problems may now be solved - FlightGear now supports grouping of checklists.
Checklists can now optionally be grouped together under a <group> node in the property tree, with each group given a descriptive name. For example:
<group> <name>Emergency</name> <checklist>... <checklist>... </group> <group> <name>Ground</name> <checklist>... <checklist>... </group>
This is supported within the Checklist dialog, and also by the FG1000.
Speaking of the FG1000, this now has pages for the current flightplan and checklists, as well as a fully functional moving map and PFD. It is available from the Debug menu for those running in in development mode. The current status can be found here: FG1000
Improvements April 2018
In April some great contributions to AI traffic have been pushed to Git. Ian (BecOzlcan) created new detailed AI liveries for new timetables by SP-KOK. He reviewed these traffic files and pushed all to Git: CORSAIR, Iraqi Airways, Azerbaijan Airlines
The timetable for RBA Royal Brunei got updated. Ian also wrote new traffic files and created liveries for AeroMexico and NordStar. For this russian airline he modelled a new aircraft, the ATR 42-500 (AT5) (a short version of the ATR 72).
The AI team makes FlightGear more realistic, colorful and lively every month. You can support the important development of Interactive Traffic and contribute at the FlightGear AI forums.
FlightGear on YouTube
These two videos showcase FlightGear v2018. The first is a helicopter flight near Mount Etna, highlighting the new volcano feature. The second is a flight in Italy again, but in a Cessna 172P, showing very nice scenery and weather.
FlightGear Active Volcano - Mount Etna
FlightGear 2018.2.0 | LIDG - LIPM
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FlightGear on Instagram
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|Das FlightGear Wiki benötigt immer noch Hilfe bei der Übersetzung in verschiedene Sprachen. Wenn Du Interesse daran hast, das FlightGear Wiki mehrsprachig zu machen, dann fang mit dem Help:Übersetzen an.|
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|A wiki de FlightGear ainda necessita de ajuda para traduzi-la em vários idiomas. Se estás interessado em tornar a wiki de FlightGear multi-lingual, por favor começa em Help:Traduzir.|
|FlightGear 百科仍然需要志愿者将其翻译为各种语言。如果你有兴趣让FlightGear百科支持更多语言, 你可以查看 Help:Translate.|
If you want some graphic elements for your FlightGear-related site (such as a hangar or YouTube channel), please feel free to visit FlightGear logos for a repository of logos. And if you have some art skills, please don't hesitate to contribute with your own design creations.
The FlightGear project always needs screenshots, which show features that were added since the last release. These should be of good quality, especially in content and technical image properties. It is therefore recommended to use the best viable filter settings (anti-aliasing, texture sharpening, etc.). More info at Howto:Make nice screenshots.
Screenshot of the Month
FlightGear's First Screenshot of the Month April 2018 is Stormy by StuartC
FlightGear's Second Screenshot of the Month April 2018 is Ready to go by sidi762
If you want to participate in the screenshot contest of May, you can submit your candidate to this forum topic. Be sure to see the first post for participation rules. For purposes of convenience and organization, after all the entries have been submitted, a new forum topic will be started containing all shots in an easy-to-view layout. The voting will then take place there. Once the voting has finished, the best screenshot will be presented in the Newsletter edition of May 2018.
Thanks for reading FlightGear Newsletter April 2018!