FlightGear Newsletter February 2017

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February 2017

Development news
FlightGear v2017.1 released
Bombable v4.6 released
In the hangar
JSBSim Sopwith Camel v2.0delta released

Contributing
Translators required
FlightGear logos
Screenshots
Screenshot of the Month

Development news

FlightGear v2017.1 released

The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2017.1 "Bergen" release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Highlights in this release include accurate buildings from OpenStreetMap, voice synthesis of tutorial instructions, improved rendering of Earth from orbit, and a more realistic blackout/redout system.

Bombable v4.6 released

Flug has released Bombable v4.6. This version includes some bugfixes and many improvements to the Bombable-enabled Sopwith Camel (detailed below). This new version is fully compatible with FlightGear versions up to 2017.1.

Bombable is an addon that converts FlightGear into a combat flight simulator with realistic weapons, dogfighting, bombing, and strafing either with AI opponents or via multiplayer.

Download the Bombable add-on, or find out more, on the wiki page

Bombable features aircraft from World War I through to modern times.

In the hangar

JSBSim Sopwith Camel v2.0delta released

Real Sopwith Camel 1917 vs FlightGear JSBSim Camel 2017
JSBSim Camel: Bad Crash

Flug's JSBSim Bombable-enabled Sopwith Camel has undergone major revisions and the 2.0delta version of the aircraft has been released. Major features of the new release include:

  • Greatly updated and refined flight dynamics model
  • Crashes modeled
  • Completely new sound design
  • Ground interactions
  • Water landings
  • Friction effects and bumps
  • New Inspect Aircraft View

More information and download the JSBSim Camel here

Demo of an early version of some of the above features.

Translators required

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FlightGear logos

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.

Screenshots

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 Screenshot of February 2017 is Having some fun in the Basque Country by xcvb!

Having some fun in the Basque Country

If you want to participate in the screenshot contest of March 2017, 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 March.