FlightGear Newsletter May 2018
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FlightGear 2018.2.1 Released
The FlightGear project is pleased to announce the 2018.2.1 Honolulu release! Torsten Dreyer posted on the mailing list
I have just pushed the files for the 2018.2.1 release of FlightGear to our primary host at https://sourceforge.net/projects/flightgear/files/release-2018.2/ Within the next few hours you should be able to download your copy from one of their mirrors.
We still have to complete a few items of our virtual release checklist:
Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this fantastic project!
As always, the latest release can be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/projects/flightgear/files/release-2018.2/, and the changelog is found at Changelog 2018.2.
Stay tuned for the 2018.2.2 bugfix released, bringing launcher bugfixes and more!
New software tools and projects
TerraMaster was updated to build 1.13 on May 24th 2018. The latest version may be obtained from https://portree-kid.github.io/terramaster/ and corrects a bug "that would affect users which DNS might not always reply correctly". Find out more at the FlightGear forums.
In the hangar
The IDG-MD-11X received a massive update in the past few weeks, adding an improved electrical system, autobrake, and an all-new ignition system, allowing the aircraft to be started manually at last. Furthermore, using new technology from 2018.1, the engine spool rates were adjusted. The aircraft, which now requires 2018.1 or later, may be obtained from it0uchpods Hangar.
New aircraftD-ECHO has started work on the SR22T with JSBSim FDM, the development version (WIP) can be found here.
North East Italian airports improved
Shared 3D models have been recently submitted and included in Terrasync for the following Italian airfields: LIDK, LIPA, LIPD, LIPI, LIPQ, LIPS and LIPV.
In May some great contributions to AI traffic have been pushed to Git. Ian (BecOzlcan) created some detailed AI liveries and traffic files for two new airlines "Air Vanuatu" and "Windrose Airlines" (traffic by SP-KOK).
Some airliners also got new liveries (by Ian) to match updated timetables of their airlines. They are "AUI Ukraine International" (777-200 or 77L) (traffic update by SP-KOK), "AeroMexico" & "AeroMexico Connect", "Air Algerie" (ATR72), "AirMoldova" and "LOT Polish Airline" (789)
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.
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User Swamp has proposed a VFR flight in June to help relieve tension and stress in the community. Find out more at the forums!
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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 May 2018 is Welcome to São Paulo by lomar
FlightGear's Second Screenshot of the Month May 2018 is Perfect Weather by legoboyvdlp
If you want to participate in the screenshot contest of June, 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 June.
Thanks for reading FlightGear Newsletter May 2018!