FlightGear Newsletter December 2014
A new ATC software for the FlightGear network has been announced on the forum, called ATC-pie. Any regular ATC or person with aviation background who wishes to participate in its beta-testing phase is invited to visit the brand new wiki page ATC-pie, where details can be found.
In the hangar
The EC135 got now finally a major update in FGAddon for FlightGear 3.4.0: simulating now the EC135 P2; complete accurate and detailed new 3d-model; complete flightdeck with dual and single analog panel - digtal panels coming; Rembrandt compatible; latest shaders; accurate and realistic fdm matching 90% POH values for AEO, OEI, Airspeed; flight handling based on tech reports; many different configurations possible; influence of configurations to weight and CoG; and some more things. Please see this video to start the engines, as autostart and }-key isn't working yet. Please also see the FGWiki page for additional informations.
2 medium size German airports have been developed and uploaded to terrasync this month: EDLW(Dortmund) and EDDG(Münster Osnabrück)
A new thread on the forum (http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24917&p=227640) has been started inviting FlightGear users to share their 3D anaglyph pictures. The first post includes the link to an online album (http://imgur.com/a/IVwVI), and the post itself carries the album description which gives some hints for anybody new to 3D anaglyph.
A new video clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvxzmYOW-T8) has been published in YouTube showing impressive textures around LFKJ (http://pattenflightgear.wifeo.com/textures-du-terrain.php). The chosen aircraft is the JA37-Viggen, developed by Icetail aka Nikolai. Although he already achieved a very good aircraft with nice systems and a great FDM, he is very actively implementing further improvements (you might want to read the latest changelog items!). So, if you want to fly it, be sure to grab the latest release from Just another FlightGear hangar (https://sites.google.com/site/fghangar/).