Somehow the updated Model 6 mdl files also got copied to the Mk3 version. So to address the problem one will need to delete the 4 Model 6 files from the model folders from the Mk3 Hudsons.
I will recompile the exe and upload the corrected file to the shop. After that is done (later tonight) you can either simply delete the 4 offending files, or re-install the new download.
These need to be removed from the ‘model’ folder of GFA LH HUDSON MK3 CIVIL :
GFA LH LODESTAR Mk6 Civil.mdl
GFA LH LODESTAR Mk6 Civil_Interior.mdl
These need to be removed from the ‘model’ folder of GFA LH HUDSON MK3 MIL :
GFA LH LODESTAR Mk6 MILITARY.mdl
GFA LH LODESTAR Mk6 MILITARY_Interior.mdl
Sorry for the inconvenience !
COME AND GET IT ! It’s ready now and FREE for existing Hudson owners : http://silvercloud-store.com/index.p…oduct_id=29896
Simon has put a lot of effort and work into this expansion of our popular Lockheed Hudson and we hope you’ll enjoy it. NOTE: there’s a special Paratrooper effect that needs some special attention. Please check the manual ! Small donations are of course always appreciated and very welcome.
In the few hours per month spare time I can find I like to read. And what better than to read about one’s preferred topic. In my case that still has to be the WW2 campaign in Normandy. And even better than to just read about it, is to SHARE what one reads and learns. So I enlisted as a reviewer for Pen and Sword Books in the UK, one of the best dedicated publishers of military history titles.
Today I received the hefty book of Tigers in Normandy by Wolfgang Schneider. Filled with information AND photos of the famous and most dreaded German tank of that era. I’ll report back while reading !
Yup, I finally managed to finish the manual and packaging and the light sports aircraft Sling 2 from South Africa is now available in our store. I’ll make the simMarket and Aerosoft versions sometime later next week.
But that’s not all. Simon also built modesl of 2 autogyros and customers of the Sling get those added FOR FREE !! These things are really fun to fly in FSX and wonderful little scenery tourers !
The SLing itself is for FSX and Prepar3D (installers included) and has all the ‘Smeiman Features’ and animations, including a working ballistic parachute in case your fuel runs out !
Check it out in our store: www.silvercloud-store.com
ONLY Euro 14,95 for THREE AIRCRAFT !
The Sling package is ready now…… Installer tested, documentation finished. But as we are releasing two extra FREE autogyros with it, there is a little more work to do before I put it in our shop……. and later in the simMarket and Aerosoft shops too. Once ready I can re-focus on the ‘bunker building’ for the Crourseulles-sur-Mer bunkers and hedgehogs !
So just a little more patience please….. stay tuned !
I am now working on the Pilot’s Notes (User Manual) for Simon Smeiman’s latest aircraft, the Sling 2. Should be ready this week and then we’ll release the new FSX aircraft in our shop. Buyers of the Sling don’t get just this one GA aircraft. They ALSO get – for FREE – two wonderful little autogyros that Simon made as an experiment, the RAF 2000 and the Magni M24 Orion ! So you’ll get not one but three aircraft to add to your stable for the price of ONE !
Also coming soon is an Expansion Pack for our wonderful Lockheed Hudson/Lodestar, to be released within the next few weeks as well.
After that it is full steam ahead on the Avro Anson, which will be a nice add-on to our WW2 series and our upcoming Normandy 1944 packages!
AND….. we already have a new project in our sights after the Anson is finished…… an aircraft that will land on water and climb out of it all by itself, an aircraft made famous by the famous writer and flyer !
Although the release of our Normandy 1944 base software is delayed (we are hopeful to get it out next month!), work still continues on a host of related things. I have collected a tremendous amount of relevant websites, tons of photos and stories and even have started an entirely different project, but still related to Normandy.
AND construction work continues. Here’s my fresh-out-of-the-workshop Regelbau 612 bunker that will find a place in the Courseulles scenery and other places !
The US’s two largest general aviation organizations AOPA and EEA are recognizing desktop flight simulators as real tools. FSX (or Prepare3D now) is not dead by a long shot, my friends, and being further developed and used for ever more serious operations ! Check out the video and (if you can) the article on AOPA.
Simon Smeiman has been working on an update for our Lockheed Hudson/Lodestar package over the past months and we’re almost ready to publish it. It is a pretty large file with over 200 Mb to download, and will be made available through our shop (just log in to your account and you’ll find the additional file there).
In case you did not buy the Hudson directly from us, please refer to your supplier for the update. We usually have them ready within a few days after updating our own shop.
Here’s what Simon changed:
- the small window clickspot on the pilot side is now on the lock knob at the right side of the window handle.
- the manifold pressure gauge for engine 2 is now corrected.
- the prop feathering has been corrected. To feather a prop first hit the feathering knob then drag the fuel mixture lever to the cut-off position.
- the small vents on the cowl sides are removed.
- The hopping and bobbing of the aircraft while on the ground is hopefully now gone too. On my system the aircraft is now as solid as a rock while on the ground and during view changes.
- The aircraft remains slippery. I did some changes to make the slowing down a little quicker. One should just remember that slowing down on landings without the flaps extended will result in a slow decay of speed. With flaps extended the aircraft slows down pretty quick. I think this behavior is in line with what is explained in the Pilot Notes of the real aircraft.
Simon is also working on an expansion pack, that will add dedicated Mk3, Mk VI and a Lodestar with enlarged fuselage, raised tailplane and new wing profile.
Simon Smeiman is ‘at it’ again. When I found an ad in one of the aviation magazines about the South African built Sling a few months ago, I asked Simon to see if he could get in touch with the factory. He did much better than just that and today dropped a Beta Version of his latest aircraft on my server !
Meet the Sling !
And for our last post of the year I chose a bush pilot video again………. what these folks in Alaska can do with their Cubs is pretty unbelievable.
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year and lots of fun watching the video below !
Umberto Colapicchioni (Virtuali S.a. from Milano, Italy) is working on his rendition of CYVR – Vancouver International. Ever since we published Vancouver Plus we intended to deliver a detailed airport afterwards to go with it. Unfortunately the developer we had an agreement with decided to leave us in the cold after more than a year of waiting…… and we never found a new one. Umberto is now building a wonderful CYVR that is compatible with our latest Vancouver Plus V3.0 for FSX and we’re thrilled to see this published when he’s done developing. Here’s a preview video from his website:
Sorry folks, but because of some ‘technical issues’ (some call it ‘ skiing’, I call it research) we won’t be able to send out DVD’s and CD’s from January 1st till January 15th.
The on-line shop remains open and manned of course and downloads are 24 x 7 as always. And of course the on-line support will continue as well !
Either order now and be patient a little longer, or be patient a little longer and order later ! Wishing you lots of ‘preferred weather’ !
Tomorrow December 17th, we’ll release the latest Real Earth X product in our shop: DolomitiX – Trento + LIDT. LIDT is the Mattarello Airfield situated just south of Trento. This is yet another masterpiece of Daniele Tona consisting of some 20 km’s high definition aerial photos draped over highly detailed mesh and speckled with thousands of hand-placed autogen buildings.
If you ever drove down from Austria over the Brenner Pass to Italy, you’ll love this little marvel. And now we have TWO airfields in our series, adding to the fun and allowing you to fly from Trento towards the Dolomiti, ad then go for a coffee on our FREE Belluno Airfield !
See this wonderful little video of Karmanik of the new scenery !
We’re happy to tell you about two reviews of our Lockheed Hudson that have recently been published. One is from Kasper Hanselman from Holland, writing for Mutleys Hangar. You can read his extensive – and favorable – review on-line here.
The other review appeared in the latest issue (V1 Issue 5) of FSPilot, the on-line FS magazine published by Douglas MacKay and he awarded us the Silver-Gold Award ! The latter is only available to readers of said magazine, that can be ordered from the Silver Cloud Store here. There’s over 130 pages of interesting information in it, so you might want to get it anyway !
You all know where to find the Hudson of course….. and we have a HOLIDAYS DISCOUNT on it too… just in case it slipped your mind: here’s the link !
We are really happy with the good reviews and take it as a great compliment to Simon Smeiman’s ever-growing skills !! Thanks folks !
Allied Landings Grounds as they were officially called were (mostly temporary) airstrips for the allied aircraft to operate from after landing on mainland Europe. In research for the Normandy fields I keep finding tons of interesting material on the Internet and I thought to share some of it here on FSAddon.
The video below shows how US engineeers work on what is probably Aachen airfield in Germany to make it useable for US fighters. Mud and cold… much like the weather here today !
As we have done for the past few years, we’ll have some Holiday Discounts in our shop again. Just in time for the Dutch ‘Sinterklaas feest’ (St. Nicholas). And going on through the Holiday Season. The discounts will be there from December 1st til January 10th (!!) so even if you’re too busy to shop, you can still get them just after the holidays.
Also, we hope to have Normandy 1944 out before Christmas, and available from FranceVFR and FSAddon’s shops ! Stay tuned !
Now before we start discussing our Word War 2 publishing plans, here’s something more important that I want to share with you all.
I am certain that you will agree with me that letting a national aviation museum go down the drain is nothing less but a ‘crime’. Here I am talking about the Canadian Air and Space Museum (CASM) that was recently kicked out of their buildings. The buildings in fact were the former factory building of the DeHavilland company in Toronto !!! More history !!
They now have been offered a piece of land, but need MONEY to BUILD a new museum so they can save the collection of aircraft !
PLEASE HELP and DONATE…. even $ 5 will help, as long as enough people chip in !
We are Laurent Dupouey of FranceVFR and Francois Dumas of FSAddon Publishing and we are happy to announce that we have embarked on a mutual project for Flight Simulator X, the first part of which is planned to be published before Christmas 2012.
We have enjoyed a good relationships for many years and decided that now was the time to extend that relationship by having our companies start a project together.
We will have to leave you in suspense for a while longer regarding all the details of the new product, but can already tell you that it involves Normandy and that it is ‘special’ in more ways than one compared to any existing FSX project. Our news and associated website will unfold in the next few weeks!
FranceVFR is specialized in all sorts of landscapes and airfield products of a very high quality, specifically for France. It has its own webshop, support forums and a number of websites to cover a wide range of products.
FSAddon is not only a flightsim publisher and webshop, but also well-known for its many websites and associated (FS and other) communities. Its owner has been active in the flight simulator world for more than 35 years and apart from being one of the major publishers for FS is also a well known writer in the FS and aviation industry.
The new product will get its very own dedicated place on the new FSClassics website and we intend to build a new community around it and based on it, for customers, enthusiasts and developers. It will be ready for purchase in a few weeks from now and be made available on the FranceVFR webshop as well as on the FSAddon webshop.
The first product will be a ‘base’ with further expansion planned, but also allowing for freeware add-ons made specifically for it. We will provide some of those freeware add-ons ourselves as well, right from the start !
We are excited going forward together in this and are having fun developing already! We will keep you posted of progress and more details will be made available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more !
With thanks to a number of people who’ve helped me with the effects and objects seen, I am working on a freeware extension of a new payware product we’re working on. Cannot tell you everything yet, waiting for my partners, but here’s the first of a number of freeware add-ons that will appear within the framework!
Since all of this is still beta and subject to improvements, I cannot hand it out to some of the more sophisticated videographers among us, so you’ll have to make do with my limited skills in that area.
This is an animation of the D-Day landings on June 6th, 1944 at Courseuilles-sur-Mer, Juno Beach.
When FSAddon Publishing released Tongass Fjords (after the initial Misty Fjords box office hit!) it wasn’t long before the Misty Moorings fan group latched onto it. There were several websites based on these great sceneries, actually. Several years later when Holger Sandmann (now at Orbx) built Tongass Fjords X, the Misty Moorings fan group re-started and built the page Return to Misty Moorings. Since then they have fostered a lively community, built a lovely place, released many freeware add-ons and kept the Tongass area alive in spite of all the Orbx advertising for adjacent areas.
Their latest feat is the SHIPPING! Misty Fjords and Tongass Fjords were the first sceneries with an elaborate shipping AI installation, and RTMM has built on that capability with their own projects. TFAISP (Tongass Fjords AI Shipping Project) is fittingly the first of a series and can be freely downloaded from their site here. Conceived by Brad Allen but made possible by the combined talents of Brad Allen, Rod Jackson, Dexter Thomas and “JJ”, TFAISP will add many ships to the already active Tongass Fjords Region. Check out the work that has gone into this, and enjoy the site !
(FSAddon Publishing is a FRIENDLY publisher and provides certain discounts to recognized members of RTMM, and also to 65+ customers. Check out our shop at Silvercloud-store.com where you will find Tongass Fjords and many other great products, including freeware titles!).
Due to the unfortunate events at Computer Pilot Magazine recently I now have some time on my hands (don’t you believe me, but hey!) and since I just can NOT stop writing about our wonderful hobby I agreed to Jan Hilt’s invitation to join his new FSCommunity.info effort.
Jan and I go back many years and are both veterans in the flightsim industry and communities. Jan has always been involved in the military side of the hobby, whereas I (although a military buff too) am mostly involved in civil aviation matters. Since we both have this long-time vision of getting the F-16 jocks, 747 captains, bush pilots and GA leisure flyers share their hobby, this might be the ultimate attempt at doing so.
I am not committed full-time of course, having way too many activities and projects on-going, but you will see my name pop up on the news pages regularly.
Since I am still receiving complaints, queries and other email addressed to me as ‘Managing Editor’ Computer Pilot Magazine, I’d like to make it clear that I am NO LONGER associated with the magazine. I published this knowledge in the CPM website and on the forums, but seeing these have now disappeared or changed, let me repeat it here on my own website for you, should you happen upon here:
Dear Flightsim Enthusiasts, Readers and Customers,
I would like to inform you that I have stepped down as Managing Editor of Computer Pilot (Magazine).
As you know it is one of my hallmarks to deliver quality goods and services to clients. For the past 7 months I was actively engaged with Computer Pilot Magazine, its website, PR and forums and working day and night to get CPM back on its feet again.
As you know I am one of these small-time publishers who are trying to scrounge a living together by publishing products I am passionate about. The Westland Lysander is a prime example of such a project and so is the Fieseler Storch!
Now I am embarking on another project, invited by a colleague publisher and designer in France. The two pictures below will most certainly give you an idea of what we are working on……. ;-)
More details will follow over the next few weeks !