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[SAH] Some of the Best Orbx Products Available for FSX, P3D, XPL and AeroFly FS 2

As the world continues to pull through as a global community against the pandemic known as Coronavirus, we are supporting simmers across the world with our newly released Stay at Home Community Hub. As part of that, we’re taking the time to look at ways to help you find new products or teach those new to flight simulation where to begin that experience. In this series of content, we will be giving you route ideas, looking at some of the best products from certain developers and more. 

As new people join the flight simulation community, we wanted to take a look at some of the best possible products currently available to simmers. Whether you’re new to the hobby or looking to expand your horizons, Orbx products are some of the best scenery products to transform your simulator.

This is purely an opinion piece from myself. It doesn’t reflect what the rest of the FSElite team think about their favourite products, and of course, your favourites will also differ. I encourage you to write down in the comment section your favourites or if there are any you agree with.

A quick reminder that many of these products are currently on sale with up to 50% off at Orbx.

Another reminder is that we are holding a competition for you to win a free Orbx product from their collection. You can check out details on how to enter on our previous Challenge of the Day post.

Written Edition

The world is a wonderful place to explore. Whilst many of us are having to stay indoors for the protection of others, flight simmers are still able to connect with the world through flight simulation. Whilst there are many developers out there supporting the flight simulation community, Orbx provides the community opportunities across the globe to take in scenic views across varied landscapes. From the chilly mountains of the Alps near the challenging Innsbruck Airport to the scorching plains of South Africa. Orbx is known for their quality and ambitious products.

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TrueEarth US Northern California X-Plane 11: The FSElite Review

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Introduction This is where it all began, for myself anyway... Born and raised in Northern California, I was thrilled to learn that Orbx was developing a True Earth scenery for the region. Located on the west side of the United States, Northern California is a beautiful and diverse location both environmentally and culturally, filled with valleys, beaches, mountains, and metropolises.
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FSElite Original: Community Voted Top 5 X-Plane 11 Plugins

Being new to a simulator can be an overwhelming experience when it comes to acquiring addons. Therefore, each month we’ll poll the community for their favorite addons in flight simulation. Lasts month poll focused on the Top 5 plugins for Prepar3D. This time we asked the community to pick their favorite plugins for X-Plane 11 and these are the top 5 choices.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Before getting into the main top 5 we want to do some honorable mentions from the poll. The first two will be the runner ups from the 10 main categories and the last one is the most popular from our “Other” category. This option was put in place so the community could still vote if their favorite was not in our original list.

Ground Handling Deluxe – 162 Votes

First runner up is Ground handling deluxe by JarDesign with 162 votes. This plugin is basically the GSX of X-Plane 11. It provides animated cargo loading, fuel trucks, and many other vehicles to your aircraft. Everything is easily controlled through a simple menu that allows for these vehicles to be quickly added or removed.

xEnviro – 151 Votes

Next is X-Enviro with 151 votes. This plugin enhances many weather aspects in the sim including lighting effects, physics, cloud rendering and so much more. Check out the full list of features on the Xenviro website here.

xVison – 25 Votes

Lastly, selected from our “other” category is X-Vison with 25 votes. X-Vison allows you to control shaders for water, clouds, lighting, atmosphere and terrain. With this plugin you can customize the lighting to look just the way you want. You can come up with your own presets or use the ones provided with X-Vison. Either way this will have your sim looking fantastic!

#5 X-Camera – 206 Votes

Number 5 coming in at 206 votes is X-Camera by Stick and Rudder Studios. As a flight sim video producer this is one of my favorite plugins. X-Camera is what makes the cinematic filming possible. It also allows you to save as many views as you want inside and outside of the aircraft. You can then easily come back to these views at any time. If you don’t feel like making your own views, there are plenty of sets shared for each aircraft.

X-Camera is free to download and try. However, in order for your settings and views to save you will need to purchase a license for $15 USD. It’s a tool that’s well worth the price and something you’ll find yourself using for each and every flight.

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Just Flight PA-38 Tomahawk | X-Plane 11 | Test Drive (FYC)

Just Flight PA 38 Tomahawk X Plane 11 Test Drive
Just Flight has released their PA-38 Tomahawk for X-Plane 11 recently. Developed in partnership with Thranda Design, the PA-38 is a two-seater, piston-engine aircraft that is suited to aircraft touring and flight training. The aircraft has been developed after having hands-on research with a real-life Tomahawk in the UK. Aus Flight Simmer, one of our content creators, has taken the
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The Flight Sim Deck: Understanding SIDs & STARs [FYC]

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Greetings everyone! I want to talk about a crucial part of IFR flight planning, that being Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs). SIDs, and STARs, are predetermined routes with speed and altitude restrictions that will guide you to and from the airport. Most airports have multiple published SIDs and STARs. Each one is setup to accommodate the
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Orbx TrueEarth Washington For X-Plane 11: The FSElite Review

TrueEarth US Washington X Plane 11 The FSElite Review
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Introduction Washington has always been a popular destination among flight simmers and developers. With the beauty of mountains like the Olympics, Rainier, stunning cityscape and of course home to one the busiest international airports in the country, Seattle International Airport. Its no wonder why Orbx chose to take on the beautiful state of Washington with TrueEarth. The realism of this
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FSExpo 2019 Interview With POSCON

FSExpo 2019 Interview With POSCON
In this interview from FSExpo 2019, we speak with AJ from POSCON (Positive Control Network) to find out all about the network, how people can join the beta and more. We have a wealth of other content from FlightSimExpo 2019, all of which you can find on our archive hub. It has also been confirmed that FlighSimExpo 2020 will take place
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