The North Pole in FSX in a Boeing 747

This is how it looks like up North (during summer). Strange place where the landscape turns into a Bermuda Triangle type thing. I was unable to fly there by Autopilot or manually as the aircraft would suddenly shift directions as I got close to the Pole. The only way to get there was by slewing.

2014-12-3_19-25-49-522After doing a second attempt I flew with autopilot on with wings leveller activated. As I got closer to the Pole the aircraft started going in circles and chasing the tail of it’s own vapor trail. When reaching the actual Pole point it spun violently in a sort of flat spin. I was unable to simply fly over the North Pole in a realistic manner.

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December 3, 2014 at 18:32 Leave a comment

Prepar3D v2.4 is great, but still far from perfect.

Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x542314d3
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18247, time stamp: 0x521ea8e7
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x000ce753
Faulting process id: 0x28c4
Faulting application start time: 0x01cffd183b51559e
Faulting application path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\Prepar3D.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 8095eca0-691b-11e4-a77d-c86000022084

Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x542314d3
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18409, time stamp: 0x53159a86
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x0000c42d
Faulting process id: 0x1a8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cff79798fb63fb
Faulting application path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\Prepar3D.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 12c2289f-638b-11e4-973e-c86000022084

Faulting application name: FTXLights.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x47c5f65e
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18409, time stamp: 0x5315a05a
Exception code: 0xc000041d
Fault offset: 0x000000000000940d
Faulting process id: 0x2618
Faulting application start time: 0x01cff12699748628
Faulting application path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\ORBX\Scripts\FTXLights.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: dcb71c51-5d19-11e4-a9c6-c86000022084

Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x542314d3
Faulting module name: terrain.dll, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x5423148a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000c1650
Faulting process id: 0x1814
Faulting application start time: 0x01cff12484b63632
Faulting application path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\Prepar3D.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\terrain.dll
Report Id: bb1c04b9-5d19-11e4-a9c6-c86000022084

Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x542314d3
Faulting module name: terrain.dll, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x5423148a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000c1882
Faulting process id: 0x1458
Faulting application start time: 0x01cff1239df9e44c
Faulting application path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\Prepar3D.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\terrain.dll
Report Id: ab2d9e5d-5d17-11e4-a9c6-c86000022084

Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x542314d3
Faulting module name: terrain.dll, version: 2.4.11570.0, time stamp: 0x5423148a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000b8897
Faulting process id: 0x1a0c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfe7d05ed048b8
Faulting application path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\Prepar3D.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v2\terrain.dll
Report Id: 9451ae69-53ca-11e4-b9ad-c86000022084

November 10, 2014 at 21:20 Leave a comment

Coolest aircraft ever?

March 7, 2014 at 09:03 3 comments

Freeware Excellence: Bell 206 Jetranger III

If you find that the default helicopters in FSX fly like crap then look no further. Eagle Rotocraft Simulations has converted Owen Hewitt’s stunning FS2004 freeware to FSX: http://www.eaglerotorcraftsimulations.com/fsx_bell206b.php

206B_FSX_RTM

January 27, 2014 at 21:44 Leave a comment

This addon is a scam!

This website is a scam. Don’t fall for it!

http://genuinesimulation.com/

Background info:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Next-Level-Simulations/181439575254200?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline
http://forum.avsim.net/topic/433209-the-genuine-simulation-a380-scam-is-taking-a-step-further-dont-fall-for-it/
http://airdailyx.blogspot.no/2013/12/my-take-on-this-whole-a380-thing-and.html

January 25, 2014 at 16:24 Leave a comment

Freeware in progress: Sweden & Norway

The Scandinavian freeware scene is currently blooming like never before. With Lockheed Martin breathing new life into our beloved flight simulator series with Prepar3D, developers again feel that their efforts are worthwhile. Great progress has been done to the Norwegian scenery with 10m mesh and a very detailed vector package currently in beta. Add to that, Lennart Arvidsson (and some good helpers), have continued developmend of a detailed scenery for Sweden with custom autogen, landclass and airports. An example of the custom landclass textures (for both Sweden and Norway) is seen in the screenshot below. Visit the swedish flight sim site for more screens of the work in progress: http://www.flightsim.se/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=4729&an=0&page=0#Post4729. It is also worth mentioning that the Scandinavian freeware is being developed with ORBX FTX Global users in mind, and to get the best experience, FTX Global is a requirement.

Lennart

January 21, 2014 at 19:18 Leave a comment

Freeware Excellence: Dino Cattaneo’s Three Musketeers

Dino Cattaneo is probably the best military aircraft designer in the FS community presently. Since releasing his Boeing T-45C Goshawk he has won the heart of every military sim aircraft aphrodisiac out there. He has followed up with two amazing addons, the F-14D Tomcat and F-35 Lightning II. Better yet, an S-3B Viking is in the works! Not only is Dino’s aircraft above most payware addons, he also supports all plaforms (FSX, P3D and P3D v2 – where his F-35 i included as a default aircraft) and makes updates so frequently that one has to wonder if the man ever sleeps. Download his musketeers here (and don’t forget to hit that donate button): http://indiafoxtecho.blogspot.no/

Dino_F-14D

Dino_F-35

Dino_T-45C

January 17, 2014 at 09:15 Leave a comment

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