Simulator flying have been somewhat low during the winter due to work and stuff. But now spring is here and i am visiting the virtual skies all the time. Focus these days are on the virtual pilot flying. Trying to get to Privat pilot at IVAO. Sorry to say i did not make the theoretical exam. Have to read more the next time. Been lazy.
The big simulator have been sitting in the old stable all winter and it is to cold to build.
But now it is getting warm and it is time to start to build again. Because the simulator have been down there have not been much flying big planes in Scandinavian VA.
But i have found a new virtual airline.
Short flights in Denmark with my Beechcraft 200. It is perfect for real virtual flight in the Oculus rift. I now start to get the difficulties in Oculus flying and the new update on Flyinside is really great. Feel like a pilot.
Today I did a test on Euro truck 2 Multiplayer. Lots of fun driving and many people online. But I can tell you people are not nice. Well a few guys when driving on the highways with a trailer did some friendly honking. Looks like there are two types of people online. The ones that are there for some serious transporting and a lot of a..holes that just grief. Well what else is new.
I will go back. I liked it and I only have to understand how voice works and I can call people idiots. Want a finger animation too.
Website updated now all downloads should point in the right direction. Some old links removed. Nilsart gallery is no more in Second life. May be back later for direct downloads in world. We have to see.
Working on a new site for Flight simulation stuff but have no name. Trying to find a good one.
More problems to come i guess.
I wanted to write some software again but not until now i found a new project.
When i do some tower controlling on IVAO i use several different website and the Ivac software. Scratch pad on paper and several other documents just to get the planes in the air. And as Ivac 2.0 still is some time away i thought it would be nice to have a tool i can use so i do not have to use a lot of other stuff.
And this is my early alfa and it works but there are still a lot of functions and debugging to do.
I have tried to contact the IVAO software team and logostics but so far i have heard nothing so i am doing some experiments with Navigraph data and some other data i got from the net.
The Specs so far is.
The software pulls the active nordic planes from the net and create a strip window as the one above.
When you click on a strip it gives you a text in a other window with the clearence to read to the pilot.
At the moment you get callsign, airline, The airport and city. (i hate when i have to say "to your destination insteed of the place the pilot fly to), and the squawk.
I want to try to let the software figure out departure and QNH and so the clearence is complete.
If you push the airline icon in this window the activity as pushback or taxi will update on the flight strip.
Next here is when you push the strip again you get the next thing to read to the pilot so you always have some support for your memory and thats a good thing when you are a newbie.
I am not planning for the software to connect to Ivac as there is a totally new client coming. When its coming?
I thought this could be a nice project meanwhile.
Thye work continues.