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During [[FSweekend]] 2017, team FlightGear had the privilege to give a number of presentations in a big theatre at the [[Aviodrome]] aerospace museum in Lelystad, the Netherlands. One of the presentations covered the launch, engine failure and subsequent return to launch site of a [[Space Shuttle]]. Part of the presentation was recorded and can be seen below.
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Revision as of 04:47, 8 November 2017

This newsletter is a draft.

Please feel free to add content that you think will be of interest to the FlightGear community.


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November 2017

FSweekend 2017
Development news
G1000-style avionics
In the hangar

Scenery Corner
Community News

Contributing
Translators required
FlightGear logos
Screenshots
Screenshot of the Month

FSweekend 2017

During FSweekend 2017, team FlightGear had the privilege to give a number of presentations in a big theatre at the Aviodrome aerospace museum in Lelystad, the Netherlands. One of the presentations covered the launch, engine failure and subsequent return to launch site of a Space Shuttle. Part of the presentation was recorded and can be seen below.

Development news

G1000-style avionics

Here is a little update of the G1000 emulation. Stuart has now got the key MapStructure layers in place, though they are not styled correctly for the G1000 yet and Stuart would like to replace some of them (airspace in particular) with vector data, and started on the MFD architecture. For prototyping he hacked together a PUI dialog box, which speeds up development massively as it reloads all the Nasal code each time it's opened.

There's a screenshot of it here:
Fg1000 mfd.jpg

There's also a wiki page of the current status here: http://wiki.flightgear.org/FG1000 Next steps are to get the MFD architecture in place - this will probably require some changes to Richard's generic MFD to support buttons that don't change the MFD pages better. Stuart has not yet pushed this to fgdata - he'll wait until he's happy with the overall architectures so that there is a solid base for anyone else interested in helping out.[1]

If you are interested in helping with any of this, and familiar with Inkscape, GIMP or maybe even Blender it would be great if you could get in touch via the FG1000 topic on the forum to see if we can come up with the artwork resembling a G1000-style device, possibly even a 3D model for aircraft developers. Having the artwork in place for creating a simple "skin" would also mean that we could get rid of the PUI dialog and instead use a native Canvas GUI window showing an appropriate raster image with bindings for each button/dial via Canvas Event Handling.

In the hangar

Scenery corner

Community news

Contributing

Translators required

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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.
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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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Das FlightGear Wiki benötigt immer noch Hilfe bei der Übersetzung in verschiedene Sprachen. Wenn Du Interesse daran hast, das FlightGear Wiki mehrsprachig zu machen, dann fang mit dem Help:Übersetzen an.
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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.
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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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La wiki de FlightGear encara necessita ajuda per traduir-la a diverses llengües. Si esteu interessat en fer la wiki de FlightGear multilingüe, llavors comenceu a Help:Traduir.
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A wiki de FlightGear ainda necessita de ajuda para traduzi-la em vários idiomas. Se estás interessado em tornar a wiki de FlightGear multi-lingual, por favor começa em Help:Traduzir.
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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 November 2017 is Approaching Sint Maarten by tonghuix

Approaching Sint Maarten


References
  1. Stuart Buchanan  (Nov 4th, 2017).  [Flightgear-devel] FG1000 update .