FlightGear Newsletter March 2018

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March 2018

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.

Development news

YASim 2.0 development

Canvas showing yasim internals. CG green, correct MAC calculation using wing sections.Yasim development tools

YASim development tools is a set of tools created by forum's user D-JSB. (Note that JSB is related to the user name not with the other FDM that FlightGear can use).

D-JSB is working hard improving the YASim FDM system to the next level. His first approach to this work is coming canned as FGADDON. This first tool shows crucial information on run-time of a YASim FDM over a canvas screen. Masses and forces are shown. CG Center of Gravity and MAC Mean Aerodynamic Chord have now their own indicators.



FG1000 Updates

Stuart pushed some significant updates to the FG1000 to fgdata:

  1. Stuart added the PFD. Most of the instruments are functional. particularly pleased with the inset map (press the INSET softkey). Many thanks to Sebastian Marque who wrote thekv1000, and whose SVG and display code Stuart was about to re-use.
  2. Proper 3D instruments are now available, so the FG1000 can be added to the cockpit of aircraft. Many thanks to Jean-Paul Anceaux for these.
  3. Stuart cleaned up some of the interfaces so that you can easily create a UI dialog that mirrors one of the aircraft PFD/MFDs.

There's still a lot of work to do, but it's now suitable for VFR flying, and getting close to the stage where there's sufficient function working that a user could use it for IFR flying, if not editing IFR flightplans.

The current status is available here: FG1000 There are instructions on the wiki and in the README files on how to add the FG1000 to aircraft for those interested.[1]




AI

In March there have been many contributions to AI traffic. Gooneybird modelled the Bombardier Global 5000. SP-KOK worked thorough airline schedules and Ian (BecOzlcan) contributed new detailed AI liveries. They added a dozen small airlines this month and made FlightGear more realistic, colorful and lively. You can follow their work and contribute at the FlightGear AI forums.

New Traffic Files (by SP-KOK)
AirMoldova, AnadoluJet, Azerbaijan Airlines, BulgariaAir, Corsair,
Iraqi Airways (CR9 aircrafts replaced by 738 models), Luxair, Travel Service, WindroseAirlines

Updated Traffic (by SP-KOK)
THY TurkishAirlines (Timetable for Passenger and Cargo), Croatia Airlines, Ukraina International,
REX Regional Express Australia (by Ian)

New AI Liveries (by Ian: BecOzlcan)
AJA 738, 8 new liveries for Azerbaijan Airlines, BulgariaAir, Luxair, REX Regional Express Australia traffic update, Travel Service B738 and A230

New Bombardier Global 5000 model by gooneybird

Scenery corner

Community news

FlightGear on Facebook

Since early December 2010, FlightGear has an official Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account please feel free to join the page.

FlightGear on Google+

Since November 2011 there is a FlightGear page on Google+. If you haven't done so already, please add us to your circle and stay up to date on the latest FlightGear news, cool screenshots and release info.



Contributing

Translators needed

En.gif The FlightGear Wiki still needs help for translating it into various languages. If you are interested in making the FlightGear Wiki multilingual, you can start by looking at Help:Translate.
Fr.gif Le wiki de FlightGear a toujours besoin d'aide pour être traduit en différentes langues. Si vous êtes intéressé par le rendre multilingue, commencez par lire Help:Traduire.
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Nl.gif De FlightGear Wiki kan nog steed hulp gebruiken bij het vertalen van artikelen. Als je interesse hebt om de wiki meertalig te maken, raden we je aan om een kijkje te nemen bij Help:Vertalen.
Es.gif La wiki de FlightGear todavía necesita ayuda para traducirla a varios lenguajes. Si estás interesado en hacer la FlightGear wiki multilingüe, entonces comienza en Help:Traducir.
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Zh.gif 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.

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 March 2018 is night acceleration by hardba11

night aceleration - hardba11

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


Thanks for reading FlightGear Newsletter March 2018!

References
  1. stuart  (Mar 8th, 2018).  Re: Canvas G1000 .