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Issue 118 Freeware Downloads

 

Once again we have a collection of high quality freeware files for you to enjoy. These aircraft, scenery and utilities easily compare with many commercial products but don’t forget if you’ve enjoyed a particular file please let the author know – it’s their only payback! By the same token we’re always interested to hear from you if you’ve downloaded or designed a file that you think is worth sharing.

Although the authors of these files have very kindly given us their permission to include them on our website, they still remain the property and copyright of the authors. You are free to enjoy them for you own use but they must not in any circumstances be distributed, copied, uploaded to any other websites or disassembled in any way whatsoever.

Library files
Most X-plane users will already know that many freeware airport designers make use of the freeware library files to enhance their creations. Consequently, it’s important to read the documentation within each file to find out which libraries have been used. These library files need to be installed in order to experience these airports as the authors intended.

Featured Download

Convair Model 7002 XF-92A7
In this issue we feature another aircraft from the prolific design team led by Milton Shupe. It’s an experimental delta wing model made by Convair – a division of General Dynamics. Designated the XF-92A, it proved reasonably easy to fly and land, was quite stable in the transonic region and was virtually stall proof.

However, it didn’t have enough thrust for supersonic flight but managed to exceed Mach 1 in a dive on one occasion with test pilot Pete Everest at the controls. Although the aircraft was underpowered from the beginning, it successfully demonstrated the delta wing technology that became the basis for Convair’s winning proposal in the USAF’s 1954 Interceptor competition with the F-102 Delta Dagger.

The aircraft presented here comes with four different liveries and an almost fully functional virtual cockpit. It’s another superb design that reinforces the fine quality from this team: Milton Shupe, Rick Mackintosh, Brian Alexson, Scott Thomas, Hans-Joerg Naegele, Jan Rosenberg, Nigel Richards, the pilot figure is by Jan Visser and tyre textures by Mike Kelly.

Platform: FSX/Prepar3D
Convair Model 7002 XF-92A7 Download

Star Performers from the Internet

American Boeing 787-8 AGS V6
This version 6 of the Boeing 787-8 features new effects and ground animations. As usual it also includes CamSim’s own static displays and Animated Ground Servicing (AGS). By Camil Valiquette.

Author: Camil Valiquette
Platform: FSX/Prepar3D
American Boeing 787-8 AGS V6 Download

Blackburn Firebrand
The Blackburn Firebrand was a big, brutish, beautiful British fighter/torpedo bomber which suffered a long gestation period but was ultimately underpowered and sadly unsuccessful. This fine FSX/P3D model was by designed AF Scrub.

Author: AF Scrub
Platform: FSX/Prepar3D
Blackburn Firebrand Download

Cessna 172 SP Panel
Here we have a new Cessna 172 panel designed by Luke Webber mainly for IFR pilots. It fixes a few issues with the stock version by removing the default GPS unit which has caused navigation errors.

Author: Luke Webber
Platform: X-Plane 11
Cessna 172 SP Panel Download

Northrop P-61c Black Widow
Dean Crawford and Pam Brooker have once again collaborated to produce a beautiful aircraft. The aircraft on this occasion is the Northrop P-61C Black Widow. This one also includes a nicely detailed manual.

Authors: Dean Crawford and Pam Brooker
Platform: X-Plane 11
Northrop P-61c Black Widow Download

KSMF Sacramento International
This rendition of KSMF Sacramento International by Sidney Schwartz is an accurate rendition of the airport as it is today, including the new terminal and cargo facilities.

Author: Sidney Schwartz
Platform: FSX
KSMF Sacramento International Download

Dynon’s D10A Glass Gauge
If you’re looking to improve the navigation instruments in your favourite aircraft, perhaps this latest offering from Bob Kellogg will do the trick. It adds a pair of well specified gauges to virtually any aeroplane in your collection.

Author: Bob Kelogg
Platform: FS2004/FSX
Dynon’s D10A Glass Gauge Download

YMLT Launceston Airport
Launceston Airport is a regional airport on the outskirts of Launceston, Tasmania. It is located in the rural area of Western Junction 15km (9.3 miles) from Launceston city centre. Designed by Will Reynolds, Compass Design Group.

Author: Will Reynolds Compass, Design Group
Platform: X-Plane 11
YMLT Launceston Airport Download

LSZH – Zurich Airport
Zurich Airport is also known as Kloten Airport. It’s the largest international airport in Switzerland and is the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. This well designed and detailed rendition was created for X-Plane 11 by Stefan Lorenz.

Author: Stefan Lorenz
Platform: X-Plane 11
LSZH – Zurich Airport Download

 

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