FS 2004 Aircraft

We constantly see posts on various forums about how poorly we model aircraft, how we should have chosen this aircraft instead of the one we did, etc. We see this so much we’ve developed pretty thick skins, and frankly some of the criticism is well deserved. When I joined the team the aircraft list for…

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Playtesting

Last week we held another play test of missions, so I thought I would share some thoughts about play testing. As team members we try to squeeze time into our day to play with Flight Simulator X, especially areas that we don’t directly work on. This way we can have a better understanding of where we…

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Rocket Racing League

Cait whom has a blog called suborbitalblog asked me for more thoughts on my reservations about the Rocket Racing League, so here goes. I understand that the organizers want to create an event that is very exclusive and seem to be modeling their business after Formula 1 and NASCAR autoracing where sponsors pay most of the…


Things to do in Flight Simulator X

Missions in Flight Simulator X are somewhat of a mystery right now, and I’m not going to spill the beans before details of our plans are officially announced. But I can say they provide “new things to do.” Advanced users and Flight Simulator enthusiasts don’t seem to have any difficulty figuring out what kinds of interesting…

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No Jet Class at Reno in 2006

Well I must say I’m disappointed… There won’t be jet class racing at Reno in 2006. Here is the article where I learned about it. The L-39 is such a pretty aircraft and fast too. However they are awefully quiet going around the course. If you ever get a chance to stand next to one doing…

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THE Flight Simulator Experience

Something that makes Flight Simulator different from nearly all other games is the fact that every user gets a different experience out of it. I think this is partly because we provide an open “sandbox” to explore and because we have such an active community creating content for the product. For people that delve into…

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What’s a P-12C?

If you aren’t really into aircraft, especially aircraft from all eras of aviation, you probably don’t know that a P-12C is a Boeing biplane fighter which took flight in 1931. It’s not necessarily my favorite airplane of all time, but it is one of my father’s favorite aircraft and he is building a ¾ scale…

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Howdy!

I’ve been thinking about doing this for several months and always had some excuse to postpone doing so, but I finally set aside a few hours to make it happen. Hopefully those that peruse my blog will find something of value and worthy of your time. Let me introduce myself. My name is Paul Lange…

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