Sunday, December 18, 2005

My flight simulation world - Part 1

Many years ago I started with Microsoft Flight simulator version 3. As processing power increased, so did the complexity of aircraft, and the beauty of scenery. Just a short note today on beta-testing of aircraft. I am currently of the team for the Flight Factory Simulations Saab 340 turboprop.

Yesterday we received a new model to test, and it is flying better and better. Very unique turboprop, in that the propeller RPM is quite low. Thus the noise level is low, but since turboprops are not well-modelled in FS9 (Microsoft Flight Simulator - A Century of Flight), it takes more effort to get the model to fly like the real thing. And all credit to the programmers, they have cracked it.

On a lighter note, this describes a few people I know!

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