Three days left on FSX Twin Comanche promotion!

Time is running out! There are three days left before the  30% discount coupon expires for the FSX Twin Comanche! If you haven’t joined the many satisfied customers in proud ownership of this classic bird, now is the time! Note: Right click on Coupon and use browser save picture as function to obtain your Discount Coupon. Do not Left Click! Discount Coupons must be used at time of new product purchase for a discount price to be applied! Visit the Eaglesoft website to obtain your copy now!

Cessna acquires Columbia Aircraft

Some of the biggest news out of the aviation community in quite some time comes out of Bend, Oregon with the announcement that Cessna has won the auction of Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing by default for 26.9 Million. This comes as great news to fans and owners of current Columbia aircraft. Cessna made it clear from the beginning that they intended to maintain status quo by continuing production of new 350s and 400s and also upholding warranties of current aircraft. Check out Aero-News for more information…

Simming La Vida Loca with Jarn

First off, I’m sorry for the infrequent posts – things have been very busy for me in my "day-job" and family arenas. This time of year – "the holidays" – are always hectic for me. This will probably be the rule at least until after the New Year… I have been keeping tabs on the community, though. I ran across a great blog that I thought was worth passing along here. Jarn – Simming La Vida Loca! Jarn is a partner in FS-Dev-Support (or maybe he IS FS-Dev-Support!). He started out in June of this year with posting several well-done desktop wallpapers. Jarn … Continue reading Simming La Vida Loca with Jarn

It goes up to eleven!

Using a utility I will not name, the Twin Comanche has been analyzed for draw calls within FSX, and it "goes up to eleven!" That’s it. Using the very same utility, the default FSX Maule results in TEN draw calls. It doesn’t get much better than this folks. Optimization of both texture counts and draw calls is the answer for well performing aircraft in Flight Simulator, period! It can be done – the FSX Twin Comanche proves that. (Thanks Bill!)

New TC paint schemes coming soon!

Bjørn has been a busy bee since the release of our FSX Twin Comanche. Nick has been actively posting images of some brand-new paint schemes for the Twin Comanche that are (IMHO) Bjørn’s the best yet! I’ll post download information for the new bottom two as soon as it is available! D-GALX for FS9- download here. D-GALX for FSX- download here.

Twin Comanche production scrapbook

I was sorting through some paper near my desk this morning, and I stumbled upon some of the drawings and images I used as production references for the Twin Comanche. I thought that it would be fun to share these images with you and give a glimpse at the method to my madness. Here is a top view and appropriate notes. Believe it or not, all of this made perfect sense to me at the time. I took measurements using a carpenter’s measuring tape that only had inches and feet. All of these figures had to be converted to meters, as … Continue reading Twin Comanche production scrapbook

Get your 2008 Flight Sim calendar

Courtesy of the fine folks at SimPilot Magazine, a 2008 calendar is now available for order just in time for the holidays! From SimPilot: Would you like to start 2008 with a set of 12 stunning flight sim pictures on your wall? We’ve created a high quality calendar containing 12 product shots of the best FS add-ons on the market. Celebrate the New Year in true flight sim style! What’s in this calendar? 12 high quality pictures of stunning flight sim aircraft and scenery Shots from companies including Captain Sim, Carenado, Eaglesoft, Flight 1/Scenery Solutions, FS Addon, Just Flight, Orbx, and … Continue reading Get your 2008 Flight Sim calendar

TSInsider launched!

Microsoft Game Studios recently launched TSInsider.com as the Train Simulator 2 web site, much like FSInsider.com is the home to Flight Simulator X. While the site is in its infancy, there is some pretty good information to wet the appetite on the product information page. This is definitely a site to bookmark!