FlightGear Newsletter January 2017

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January 2017

Development news
Earthview fix
FGQCanvas
In the hangar
ErAZ 762
Mil Mi-6PS
Saab 37 Viggen review on FlightGear.org

Scenery Corner
Bergen Airport chosen for FG 2017.1
Azores custom scenery
Community News
FlightGear's best screenshot of the year 2016

Contributing
Translators required
FlightGear logos
Screenshots
Screenshot of the Month

Development news

Earthview fix

Thorsten has fixed the hard upper atmosphere line in Earthview. The fix will be available in 2017.1.

FGQCanvas

James has been working on FGQCanvas, a Qt-based remote Canvas application for FlightGear. The app can connect to a FlightGear instance which has the built-in HTTPD server enabled (either on the same computer, or a remote) and display any Canvas in real-time.

See FGQCanvas for more details.

FGQCanvas windows showing the PFD and ND of the Boeing 747-400.

In the hangar

ErAZ 762

The BulldogRS team has recently updated their ErAZ 762 vehicle, which was manufactured by ErAZ, an automobile manufacturer in Armenia.

ErAZ-762 ErAZ-762 interior

Mil Mi-6PS

Russian Transport Helicopter Mil Mi-6 Poschar (Fire Fighting Variant)

HerbyW has worked on the Mil Mi-6PS search and rescue helicopter. He has made a video documenting how to do autorotation with it.

Saab 37 Viggen review on FlightGear.org

Thorsten has written a review of the Saab 37 Viggen on the FlightGear website. You can see this review at http://www.flightgear.org/tours/the-saab-viggen/.

Scenery corner

Bergen Airport chosen for FG 2017.1

Catalanoic has added more buildings and 3D objects to Bergen Airport (ENBR) in Norway. Bergen Airport has been chosen as the next default airport for FlightGear v2017.1, to be released in February.[1]

Azores custom scenery

The Azores custom scenery by D-ECHO, previously available via Git as a custom scenery, is now incorporated in TerraSync. Any future updates will be added to TerraSync.

The isle of Corvo seen from the R44

Azores, with Pico Island in the background

Community News

FlightGear's best screenshot of the year 2016

The FlightGear community has chosen the best screenshot out of all winners of the monthly screenshot contest!

Here's the FlightGear screenshot of the year 2016: Cleared to land at JFK by Jonathan S.

Cleared to land at JFK by Dg-505

Contributing

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 the Month January 2017 is Soaring above the Grand Canyon by D-ECHO

Soaring above the Grand Canyon


If you want to participate in the screenshot contest of February, 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 February.
  1. https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=31255