SWN: July 13th

In my normal fashion I have again reversed a decision in my projects. Some time ago I was working on a Tactical Ops program, trying to make MSFS into a pseudo-military sim, which was quite clunky, and requires a PC running a bunch of apps to air it all happen. I called ‘time’ on the […]

Aerofly Scenery Design

I said there would be more Aerofly screenshots…. Well, here we go 🙂Over the weekend I did some further experiments with some of the development tools for Aerofly. I have not yet gone so far as to look at the 3DStudio part of the SDK, I’m sticking to established end-user tools for now. Once I […]

Aerofly FS2

I have experienced Aerofly FS2 before and was impressed especially as a VR experience, what I wasn’t prepared for was the open architecture and the ease of adding scenery. The tools available for AFS2 are outstanding, allowing for easy development of vast, detailed photo sceneries and even airport design from your web browser. AFS2 is […]

Sim Tech Support

Tonight I got all of Nikolai’s sim parts together for a final run-through to make sure everything was running properly before he takes it all home… After getting everything setup again, and a couple of test flights by my trusted co-pilot it was all ready to ship off, with Nick’s F/A-18 cockpit, to it’s new […]

New Sim for the ‘Stash’

I am always on the lookout for sim software to add to my collection, and recently while browsing Trademe I stumbled over one of the more obscure items on my ‘wish list’; ASA OnTop IFR Proficiency Simulator.This is no flashy simulation game, this is a serious training tool… therefore it doesn’t have pretty graphics or […]

DCS Tanking

I’ve been playing around with DCS:World, and the ‘VSN’ mods, which allow you to fly a multitude of aircraft types leveraging off the FC3 F-15C and A-10A. This week I did some experimenting and training for air to air refueling. Using the VSN Super Hornet, and the default S-3 tanker was a hoot!

DCS: SSA Mod

Or “Sean’s Strategic Assets Mod” is my pet name for my conversion project… I plan on converting, with original modelers permission, a bunch of ‘Strategic’ aircraft from FS9 AI models. The idea is to build a mod around aircraft which would be based out of the theater of operations, and so would only be seen […]

Quick-Build Sim

Yesterday I put together Nikolai’s F/A-18 cockpit. The cockpit design was from Luka at Dogfight Boss, which I had modified for a potential customer at work. When the sale didn’t go through we had the prototype laser-cut cockpit laying around, which Nik purchased. Which goes some of the way to explaining why I ended up […]

New IO Interface Component

I have been using up recycled interconnect boards from the skip at work, but as that source is quickly running out I thought I should find an available substitute.I like the idea of using CAT5 cable and connectors for running between my components and IO boards, so I looked for an RJ45 connector which would […]

CT4 Forward Air Controller?

With my playing around in DCS, and my love of the FAC mission, I decided to try a conversion of my CT4 model as a working FAC aircraft in DCS. I had the basic aircraft geometry imported and converted, albeit with a few bugs so I tackled the task of adding weapons to it one […]