FlightGear Newsletter August 2017

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August 2017

Development news
In the hangar

Scenery Corner
Community News

Translators required
FlightGear logos
Screenshot of the Month

Development news

MapGear.py Improvement

-MapGear now automatically displays the animated .GIF of the flightpath once you exit FlightGear. Just run:

'fgfs --launcher && python MapGear.py' in order to start the simulator and MapGear.

-MeapGear will automatically save the fg_log.csv files of all your flights. It does this by saving the log files as fg_log-1.csv, fg_log-2.csv, fg_log-3.csv,... You don't have to manually rename the files ever again and you get to keep a record of all the your flightpaths (provided you enable debug>logging).

Screenshot of MapGear:


For screenshots and news/feature requests visit: https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31741&p=305873#p305873

For short youtube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BaVbCtOr3E

In the hangar

Scenery corner

Caribbean Scenery Update

D-ECHO is reworking a big part of the Caribbean islands, namely

  • Saba
  • Montserrat
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Guadeloupe
  • Dominica
  • Martinique
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Barbados
  • Grenada

T he islands get new terrain based on OSM data and the latest airports from gateway.x-plane.com, partly reworked by D-ECHO. Parts of the big scenery update are already available, once it's considered more or less "completed", the scenery will be sent to TS (terrasync).

For those wanting to use it now, here are the compiled scenery packages:

while the uncompiled scenery data is available here:

Community news


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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.


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Screenshot of the Month

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