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Timothy Thomas

FSX for 10 years, FS9 before that. Real World Private Pilot. Freeware Scenery developer for FSX. Gamer, youtuber, and Part time Weeb.System Specs MOBO: Asus P8z-77V PRO CPU: i7 3770k GPU: GTX770 RAM: 16GB DDR3 https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Desparoto/saved/#view=3Yw6hM
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REX Simulations anounces their plans for 2017

03/16/2017

Today REX Simulations announced their plans for the year of 2017. They made these announcements in a forum post in which they reflected on 2016, then went on to make several announcements. Their plan for 2017 is “Improve and Expand.” How they plan on doing this was detailed in the post, but the bullet points were: release enhancements and expansions to existing REX products. Along with several other very interesting announcements.

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REX Worldwide Airports HD: The FSElite Review

Developer
REX Game Studios
Publisher
REX Game Studios
Price
$29.95
Version
5.1.2016.1212
Provided by
REX Game Studios
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REX Studios released an interesting product not long ago. Worldwide Airports HD! The goal of this product was to improve the textures of Default Airports. Now they have improved textures of airports before, Mostly in the surface and marking department. This addon however set out to improve the building textures of default airports. To quote their own feature list, “Give all default airports the payware treatment.” A very ambitious project indeed, and a really good idea. Since it was 10 years ago some of you may not remember that moving from FS9 to FSX, airport buildings saw a massive texture upgrade. But now those textures do feel a bit lacking when compared to dedicated scenery addons. So if this addon truly accomplishes what it sets out to do; Then it will surely be a must have addon.
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Developer Month: Carenado – They aren’t All that Bad

Welcome to the FSElite Developer Month. Our theme this year is about delivering for the community and part of that is delivering great content to you all. As part of our commitment to you all, we’re pleased to announced Developer Month – a month themed solely around celebrating our great development community. Over the course of March, you’ll be treated to some behind the scene looks at some of our favourite developers, stories from the FSElite team, exclusive interviews and more.

As part of Developer Month, the FSElite team wanted to look at some of their favorite developers and write a short story celebrating why it is they are their favorite. This could be for a single reason or many, but the fact remains, these developers hold a special place in each person’s heart.

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Alabeo Releases the Piper PA20 Pacer

03/04/2017 Alabeo has released their next aircraft for FSX and P3D. The Piper PA20 Pacer; A High wing, fabric plane produced post WW2. The pacer is prized for its ruggedness, spacious cabin, and its impressive speed for the time. With 1120 built, Meany of them still flying today.

The product from Alabeo features realistic Beauvoir, material shine & reflections, volumetric side prop effect, dynamic propeller shine, and High quality 3D model & texturing. The Aircraft comes with 4 HD liveries as well as 1 Blank texture for painting you own. In order to run this addon you must have Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10. 32 and 64 bit versions are both supported. You also need 1 of the following simulators; Microsoft FSX (With SP1 and SP2, or Acceleration installed), Microsoft FSX Steam Edition, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. Either V2.5 or 3.4 or better. 755MB of hard drive space and additional hardware requirements. Internet connection is required for installing. See the screenshots below and visit the store page for more information on this aircraft.

The PA20 Pacer is produced by Alabeo and is available for purchase on their store as well as Carenados. At the price of $24.05 this purchase will net you the aircraft for FSX and P3D no additional purchase required.

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Drzewiecki Design Releases Washington X

On the 17th of February Drzewiecki Design released their latest addon Washington X. Covering 5 Airports, Meany Heliports, and recreating several of the famed cities landmarks.

2017-02-17. Users may fly around the area of Washington DC and enjoy 1500 custom made buildings putting all of Down Town DC in 3D plus other landmarks and bridges, Night and Seasonal Textures, and Detailed Autogen. Washington National Airport (KDCA) has been recreated in Detail, along with Lite versions of Joint Base Andrews (KADW), College Park Airport (KCGS ), Potomac Airfield (KVKX ), and Washington Executive Airport (W32 ). Lite meaning the airports have Custom Buildings and a Ground Poly Layer. All scenery in the package was made with a highly advanced performance friendly design. the package is also compatible with UTX, FS Global, as well as FTX Global and Vector. Its also compatible with Airport enhancement services.

The Scenery is compatible with FSX, P3D V1, V2, and V3. Installation of the scenery is fully automatic however do remember to uninstall all versions of included airports you may have before prior to installing this product. The product is available from SimMarket at the price $31.72 (€28.45, £26,81). There is no registration key and you simply download the installer upon purchase. If you wish to try before you buy a Demo is available. The demo features the same airport layout as the full version but with limited 3D objects and Low-res textures.

Normally I would include a brief description of the area the scenery is modeling. However seeing it is Washington DC I feel the point of that is a bit moot. I will however link to the Wikipedia page on the city here. Below are a few select images of the scenery from Drzewiecki Designs website.

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Red Bull Air Race the Game

Today Wingracers Sports Games has released their Anticipated Red Bull Air Race game available for free. The games Beta was introduced at Gamescon 2016 where it won the GamesCom’s Best Racing Game Award. Featuring 7 race tracks and 13 different aircraft. You race to beat your personal best time, or the best times of other players around the world. In addition there is also Meany top pilots and Authentic locations of Red Bull Air Race World Championship. And now you can download the game and fly like the pilots of the Red Bull Air Race.

Visit the Red Bull Air Race website to download the game for free.  http://www.redbullairrace.com/en_US/thegame