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==Newsletter mailing list==
 
==Newsletter mailing list==
To fulfill some requests, we now have a special newsletter [[mailing list]], thanks to Curt! Please [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-newsletter register yourself]. Emails will be sent when a newsletter is released, and possibly also a week in advance of the release, in order to remind anyone that their help is welcome.
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To fulfill some requests, we now have a special newsletter [[mailing list]], thanks to Curt! Please [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-newsletter register yourself]. Emails will be sent when a newsletter is released, and also a week in advance of the release, in order to remind anyone that their help is welcome.
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==FlightGear events==
   
==Call for volunteers==
 
==Call for volunteers==
 
=== OpenRadar ===
 
=== OpenRadar ===
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==Development news==
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== In the hangar ==
==Nasal for newbies==
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===ZKV1000 instrument===
==New software tools and projects==
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==FlightGear addons and mods==
   
[[File:Zkv1000.jpg|thumb|250px|The zkv 1000 glass cockpit project]]
 
[[File:Zkv1000.jpg|thumb|250px|The zkv 1000 glass cockpit project]]
''Zakharov'' is working on a new glass cockpit and is improving the ZKV1000 instrument, turning it into a replica of the Garmin Primus 1000.  The interface is based on a Garmin Primus 1000 user manual found in a DA40 aircraft. It is designed for simple integration in an aircraft panel, and in the future it will be possible to configure the graphic interface and automatic behavior for specific aircraft (i.e. speed warnings).
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''Zakharov'' is working on a new glass cockpit and is improving the ZKV1000 instrument, turning it into a replica of the Garmin Primus 1000.  The interface is based on a Garmin Primus 1000 user manual found in a DA40 aircraft. It is designed for simple integration in an aircraft panel, and in the future it will be possible to configure the graphic interface and automatic behavior for specific aircraft (i.e. speed warnings).
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A user manual will be released when the instrument is completed. For now, it features:
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An user manual will be released when the instrument is completed. For now, it features:
 
* PFD and MFD (including revisionary mode)
 
* PFD and MFD (including revisionary mode)
 
* Altimeter, speedometer, TAS, and VSI
 
* Altimeter, speedometer, TAS, and VSI
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A release is still a few weeks off, but a [http://seb.marque.free.fr/fichiers/flightgear/zkv1000.tgz development snapshot] is available. Screenshots can be found [http://seb.marque.free.fr/fichiers/flightgear/snapshots/index.php?/category/5 here].
 
A release is still a few weeks off, but a [http://seb.marque.free.fr/fichiers/flightgear/zkv1000.tgz development snapshot] is available. Screenshots can be found [http://seb.marque.free.fr/fichiers/flightgear/snapshots/index.php?/category/5 here].
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== In the hangar ==
   
===Boeing 747-400===
 
===Boeing 747-400===
In order to show something nice at the FSweekend, besides all the nice stuff FlightGear offers, the [[Boeing 747-400]] has seen some extensive developments going on over the past month. Some of these include:
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[[Image:Boeing_747-400_KLM_night.png|thumb|250px]]
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In order to show something nice at the FSweekend, besides all the nice stuff FlightGear offers, the [[Boeing 747-400]] has seen some extensive developments going on over the past month(s). Some of these include:
 
* EICAS pages including detailed fuel and electrical synoptics.
 
* EICAS pages including detailed fuel and electrical synoptics.
 
* Electrical system
 
* Electrical system
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===Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar===
 
===Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar===
 
A new cockpit is being developed for the historic [[Lockheed L-1011-500|L-1011-500]] airliner by [[User:Armchair Ace|Armchair Ace]] and ''statto'', hopefully making it an enjoyable aircraft to fly!
 
A new cockpit is being developed for the historic [[Lockheed L-1011-500|L-1011-500]] airliner by [[User:Armchair Ace|Armchair Ace]] and ''statto'', hopefully making it an enjoyable aircraft to fly!
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===Zeppelin NT===
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[[File:ZLT-NT_panel.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Zeppelin NT instrument panel.]]
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The [[Zeppelin NT]]'s cockpit has been updated with some new instruments:
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* An envelope pressure indicator contributed by Robert Leda.
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* An outside air temperature and superheat indicator by Anders Gidenstam.
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* A KNS-80 integrated navigation system by Syd Adams and Ron Jensen (from the generic Instruments-3d collection).
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Replacement of the big PFD with two smaller units (that will fit) is awaiting future developments in the FlightGear core.
    
===Sikorsky S92 "Helibus"===
 
===Sikorsky S92 "Helibus"===
The S92 is currently under development by ''Arthur Maiden''. So far, the following are completed:
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The S92 is currently under development by ''Arthur Maiden''. So far, the following parts are completed:
 
* Basic fuselage and rotor assembly
 
* Basic fuselage and rotor assembly
 
* Basic [[YASim]] FDM
 
* Basic [[YASim]] FDM
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* Add glass to windows
 
* Add glass to windows
 
* Add further detail to fuselage, smooth out the model, add antennas
 
* Add further detail to fuselage, smooth out the model, add antennas
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===[[Zeppelin NT]]===
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[[File:ZLT-NT_panel.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Zeppelin NT instrument panel.]]
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The cockpit has been updated with some new instruments:
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* An envelope pressure indicator contributed by Robert Leda.
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* An outside air temperature and superheat indicator by Anders Gidenstam.
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* A KNS-80 integrated navigation system by Syd Adams and Ron Jensen (from the generic Instruments-3d collection).
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Replacement of the big PFD with two smaller units (that will fit) is awaiting future developments in the FlightGear core.
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===PZL-Mielec M18B "Dromader"===
 
===PZL-Mielec M18B "Dromader"===
 
[[File:PZL-Mielec_M18B_Dromader_PromoImage.png|thumb|right|250px|The M18B "Dromader", an under development AG aircraft]]
 
[[File:PZL-Mielec_M18B_Dromader_PromoImage.png|thumb|right|250px|The M18B "Dromader", an under development AG aircraft]]
The Spain-Latinamerica FlightGear community released the public beta of their new developed aircraft, the PZL-Mielec M18B "Dromader", a popular AG plane. The aircraft are available to download in "[http://www.vivefg.org/ Vive FlightGear]" web site, and has a complete 3D model, animated & texturizad with two liveries, immatriculation, basic instrumentation, custom sounds, basic particle system and a well working FDM; you can find more info in the [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9929 forum thread]. Take it, and try some air cropdusting action!
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The Spain-Latinamerican FlightGear community released the public beta of their new developed aircraft: the PZL-Mielec M18B "Dromader", a popular AG plane. The aircraft are available to download at the [http://www.vivefg.org/ Vive FlightGear] web site, and has:
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* A complete 3D model
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* Animated & texturizad exterior with two liveries
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* [[Immatriculation]]
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* Basic instrumentation
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* Custom sounds
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* Basic particle system
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* A well working FDM
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You can find more info in the [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9929 forum thread]. Take it, and try some air cropdusting action!
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===Liveries===
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===MiG-15===
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[[File:MiG-15bs-Cockpit.jpg|thumb|right|250px|MiG-15bis cockpit.]]
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The aircraft's current developer, Victor Slavutinsky, worked hard on this beauty over the past months. The project's current state:
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* Realistic JSBsim model based on MiG-15bis manuals.
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* Fully clickable cockpit.
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* Realistic ground and air engine startup procedures.
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* Harder-than-realistic complicated crash and breakage system.
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* Simple but exacting electrical and fuel systems.
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* PDF documentation.
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* Distortable gyro instrumentation.
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* Dropable external fuel tanks.
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* Bombable script compatible cannons.
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* Fast and smooth JSB driven own instrumentation.
    
==Scenery corner==
 
==Scenery corner==
===Airports===
   
===New York City World Trade Center===
 
===New York City World Trade Center===
 
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In memory of the victims of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks] on the World Trade Center, [[User:Skyop|Skyop]] has modelled the now-destroyed North and South towers. The models are time-aware, so they appear on their top-off ceremony dates and disappear on their collapse times. The buildings feature night lighting and for 24 hours after their collapses, they become shining translucent monuments.
In memory of the victims of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks] on the World Trade Center, [[User:Skyop|Skyop]] has modelled the now-destroyed North and South towers. The models are time-aware, so they appear on their top-off ceremony dates and disappear on their collapse times. The buildings feature night lighting and for 24 hours after their collapses, they become shining translucent monuments. See below for images:
      
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:WTC-9-11day.jpg | During the daytime
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Image:WTC-9-11day.jpg | During daytime
 
Image:WTC-9-11night.jpg | Lighting up at night
 
Image:WTC-9-11night.jpg | Lighting up at night
 
Image:WTC-9-11trans.jpg | Translucent for a day after collapses
 
Image:WTC-9-11trans.jpg | Translucent for a day after collapses
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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The models will be available through [[TerraSync]] soon. You will need to [[Command line options#Time Options|set the date and/or time]] to view them.
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The models will be available through [[TerraSync]] soon. You will need to [[Command line options#Time Options|set the date and/or time]] to view them.
 
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==Aircraft of the month==
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==Airport of the month==
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==Screenshot of the month==
      
==Suggested flights==
 
==Suggested flights==
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The distance between Helsinki and Tallinn is about 50 miles or 80 kilometres, while Tartu is twice the distance from Tallinn at 100 miles/160 kilometres. Fly a heading of 135 to get to Tartu from Tallinn.
 
The distance between Helsinki and Tallinn is about 50 miles or 80 kilometres, while Tartu is twice the distance from Tallinn at 100 miles/160 kilometres. Fly a heading of 135 to get to Tartu from Tallinn.
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==Aircraft reviews==
      
==Wiki updates==
 
==Wiki updates==
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Various addons were installed in order to extend the functionality of our wiki. These include:
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* Support for embedded videos from various sources (including YouTube).
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* A count down script that displays the number of days till a pre-set date.
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* Extra flexibility for displaying various images in a gallery.
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* A calender (currently being tested at [[Current events|this page]]).
    
==Community news==
 
==Community news==
 
===FlightGear on YouTube===
 
===FlightGear on YouTube===
 
* FlightGear user ''planetacancun'' uploaded an [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB0N7MvQDkk excellent video] showing the equally excellent [[MiG-15]].
 
* FlightGear user ''planetacancun'' uploaded an [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB0N7MvQDkk excellent video] showing the equally excellent [[MiG-15]].
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* Altough being built back in 2003, a video hasn't been released until now. I am talking about a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogauHnDOo_0 home built three degrees of freedom flightsimulator], which runs on FlightGear, of course! With overall costs being less than $100, this is the ultimate example of in-reach home built cockpits.
 
* Two videos ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMEfzPGfXRU] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OXplTr96S4]) featuring the photo-scenery at [[Brest]], were uploaded by ''Dawid''. Pictures used are CC-BY-SA Brest Métropole Océane. http://www.brest.fr/territoire-competences/brest-metropole-oceane/bmo-vue-du-ciel.html
 
* Two videos ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMEfzPGfXRU] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OXplTr96S4]) featuring the photo-scenery at [[Brest]], were uploaded by ''Dawid''. Pictures used are CC-BY-SA Brest Métropole Océane. http://www.brest.fr/territoire-competences/brest-metropole-oceane/bmo-vue-du-ciel.html
 
* A [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd_WEpRKStc nice example] of some [[Howto: Multiplayer|multiplayer]] fun (chasing the [[An-225]] in a [[F-16]]) is uploaded by SweetChinMusic1133.
 
* A [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd_WEpRKStc nice example] of some [[Howto: Multiplayer|multiplayer]] fun (chasing the [[An-225]] in a [[F-16]]) is uploaded by SweetChinMusic1133.
* Altough being built back in 2003, a video hasn't been released until now. I am talking about a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogauHnDOo_0 home built three degrees of freedom flightsimulator], which runs on FlightGear, of course! With overall costs being less than $100, this is the ultimate example of in-reach home built cockpits.
   
* A [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2BSUOMyiIg video tutorial] showing how to add objects with the UFO uploaded by ''draoi99''.  
 
* A [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2BSUOMyiIg video tutorial] showing how to add objects with the UFO uploaded by ''draoi99''.  
    
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkeApfVUnVk&feature=PlayList&p=3B31CCD15245D0AA&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1 Watch the FlightGear PlayList] for a collection of all (somewhat) quality FlightGear videos ever uploaded to YouTube.
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkeApfVUnVk&feature=PlayList&p=3B31CCD15245D0AA&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1 Watch the FlightGear PlayList] for a collection of all (somewhat) quality FlightGear videos ever uploaded to YouTube.
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===New tutorials and screencasts===
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===Forum news===
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===Multiplayer===
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===Virtual airlines===
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==Useful links==
   
==And finally...==
 
==And finally...==
 
===FAA adopts "line-up and wait"===
 
===FAA adopts "line-up and wait"===
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===Did you know===
 
===Did you know===
 
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FlightGear has key assignments for every conceivable function. Unfortunately, it is all to easy to press the wrong key by mistake and have difficulty diagnosing and then recovering from the resulting command. The two scenarios below are both regular occurances for me, which I thought worth mentioning, just in case you hit the same problem part way through a challenging approach...
FlightGear has key assignments for every conceivable function. Unfortunately, it is all to easy to press the wrong key by mistake and have difficulty diagnosing and then recovering from the resulting command. The two scenarios below are both regular occurances for me, which I thought worth mentioning, just in case you hit the same problem part way through a challenging approach...
      
* Throttle stops responding. Typically this is because you've de-selected the relevant engine by pressing !, ", £ or $. The fastest fix is to select all engines - @
 
* Throttle stops responding. Typically this is because you've de-selected the relevant engine by pressing !, ", £ or $. The fastest fix is to select all engines - @
 
* Aircraft suddenly starts turning to the left or right. Typically, this is because you have enabled the autopilot heading mode. The control for this is Ctrl-H. However, Ctrl-H also happens to be the key code for Backspace on some systems. If you use the quick text-based chat system in MP (key "_"), and attempt to delete all you have written using Backspace, it is all to easy to toggle the autopilot.
 
* Aircraft suddenly starts turning to the left or right. Typically, this is because you have enabled the autopilot heading mode. The control for this is Ctrl-H. However, Ctrl-H also happens to be the key code for Backspace on some systems. If you use the quick text-based chat system in MP (key "_"), and attempt to delete all you have written using Backspace, it is all to easy to toggle the autopilot.
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[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2010 10]]
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[[es:FlightGear Newsletter October 2010]]

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