Excellent demonstration of TrackIR and TileProxy for FSX

I stumbled upon this great video demonstrating the TrackIR when used while flying the ultralight over Sion Matterhorn mapped using TileProxy. What is TileProxy? It is an incredible "mash-up" of FSX and internet based satellite map servers that has to be seen to be believed.  Enjoy the video!

Eaglesoft Twin Comanche in original scheme!

I’m proud to announce that Roy’s Twin Comanche will be released in its original paint scheme and N number! Here are a few captures I grabbed while checking out the progress in FS. You can click on each image to pull up a slightly larger version. These are beta, so what you see may very well change later on!

Freedom Weekend Aloft 2007

Freedom Weekend Aloft took place this past weekend in the upstate of SC. Did I attend? No. The family and I were in Tennessee for the weekend. I’m sure Christy Lake would have loved to see balloons above, as "ballooooons" are one of her favorite first words to say. Maybe next year. Freedom Weekend has been an annual event in the upstate for as long as I can remember.  It used to take place on the weekend of the 4th at Donaldson Center.  My grandparents live in Mauldin, downwind from Donaldson, so there were many times where hundreds of balloons … Continue reading Freedom Weekend Aloft 2007

Turbine Toucan start sequence

David Kervinen of Infinity Entertainment, Inc. and creator of the venerable Turbine Toucan has just posted this video of the Turbine Toucan’s start sequence. Take a moment to sit back and relax, & watch 750 horses in action!  I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to see video of this bird taking to the skies.

Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival – Toronto, CA

Those of you lucky enough to live in or near Toronto Canada, there is an awesome aviation event taking place this weekend.  The Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival will be held May 26th & 27th in Downsview Park, downtown Toronto.  This year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.  Over 20 vintage Beavers are expected to be on-hand, along with other various vintage aircraft, including the Tiger Moth.  And where there is a Tiger Moth, ACES resident evangelist Hal Bryan is sure to follow, so be on the look-out for this guy. 🙂

What’s going on?

Yes, long time, no post.  I decided to take a bit of a break from the computer over the weekend, catching up on a lot of things around the house in preparation for a dinner party Christy and I hosted Sunday night.  It went very well, and now that the house is looking good, I’m back to work.  On what you ask?  I just completed revising the paink kit for the FSX Columbia, and I am uploading it to Ron as I type.  Hopefully it will be a short time before Ron is able to post it.  It is quite … Continue reading What’s going on?

Eaglesoft FSX Columbia 400 Released!

RELEASED! Yes, the Eaglesoft FSX Columbia 400 is now available! Make sure to have SP1 installed, as the Columbia requires it. As a promotion for this release, we are offering a 30% discount coupon for 30 days, bringing the cost for the aircraft to $22.36 USD!  Instructions for use of the coupon are found here, and make sure to download the coupon to your computer by right clicking the coupon image before purchase. Enjoy!

Microsoft FSX & Dale Snodgrass – ATG

Hot on the heels of the release of SP1, Microsoft announces a new partnership with Dale "Snort" Snodgrass (the F-14 Tomcat Legend) in what will be known as the "American Topgun Challenge." I recommend checking out Dale’s video where he describes this concept and how Microsoft FSX will be incorporated. I think this is a really unique way to merge many different mediums together into what should be an exciting show.

So far, so good

Judging by the popularity of the SP1 feedback thread at the AVSIM forums (over 5900 views so far) and the comments posted thus far, it appears that many are getting excellent results with SP1.  That is really great news!  That being said, we at Eaglesoft are making final preparations for getting the FSX Columbia 400 ready to go public, hopefully by this weekend!  Stay tuned…

FSX SP1 now available // Become an FSInsider

News is quickly spreading around about the public release of SP1 last night – I was currently at work at the time and did not get a chance to mention it here, but better a few hours late than never, right?Phil’s posts are a pretty technical look at exactly what was addressed, but I thought that I would also highlight a few things that were fixed that I am especially excited about. Remember how the wheels of the aircraft would suddenly stop rotating after the aircraft left the ground in FSX RTM?  They now rotate slowly to a stop as they should, or … Continue reading FSX SP1 now available // Become an FSInsider