Thursday, February 24, 2022

Zlin Z-242L for X-Plane

This is a twin-seat training and aerobatic aircraft designed for basic and advanced training. It is also used for acrobatic training in civil and military aviation schools and also for UPRT training (Upset Prevention and Recovery Training) The aircraft has an all-metal airframe and the main wing spar filled with pressurized nitrogen. Maneuvers are allowed with a load of + 6G to -3.5G.

Download links at X-Plane.org
Zlin Z-242L - Main model + more information
Zlin Z-242L - GA Livery pack
Zlin Z-242L - Military Livery pack

Download links at Flightsim.cz
Download links at Flightsim.com



Monday, May 10, 2021

Starship, Starhopper, Boca Chica scenery for X-Plane

The first public version of SpaceX Starship has been released for X-Plane. So those who are not afraid of experiments have a chance.

Download links at X-Plane.org:

SpaceX Starship SN15
Boca Chica Texas SpaceX Launch Site
Boca Chica Texas Ortho4XP Scenery

Download links at Flightsim.com



Saturday, April 10, 2021

Aero A-102 model for X-Plane 11

Model testing in X-Plane and acrobatics test training at LKSZ Sazená Airport, Czechia.



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SpaceX Starship for Xplane

I'm a fan of SpaceX Starship and I'm watching all their test flights. There is already a Xplane Starship for Apple mobile devices (I don't have any, so I can't try it) but still nothing for desktop XPlane.
So I decided to try something myself. After some experiments in Planemaker it seemed it won't be easy to create something usable.
But then I tried some ideas and found how to "bend" model in Planemaker, so I can now recreate at least something similar like the test flight of real thing. After this I created a new simple visual 3D model to enjoy it more. And now it seems to me that it is a time to release it for public, even in its experimental state, so other fans can enjoy it too and feel the excitement from trying something new and something challenging.


More information and screenshots here:

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Aero A102 for Xplane

This model was my last published creations for MS fligth simulator and also my first attempt to convert it into Xplane. After some experiment s and learning, how to create models for Xplane, I left it unfinished and focused to another planes and different features. But when I learned how to do all things, is seems to me, that this model deserves to byt completed, so other people can enjoy it too. 

Prototype of real plane flew in 1934. Because of its fine aerodynamics it reached quite exceptional maximum speed for its time - 434 km/h. It participated in the competition for a standard fighter jet for Czechoslovak air force. Because A102 hasn't landing flaps, its landing speed was quite high - 140km/h ( in the time of biplanes ). This feature together with difficult manufacturing of the wing were the reason for no mass production. 
 
It has powerful 800hp engine and with empty weight 1500kg it has similar power to weight ratio like today's aerobatics specials, e.g Extra 330. So it is quite fun to fly in XPlane


More screenshots here:

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Aero L-159 ALCA flight display training at home base LKCV Caslav in simulator X-Plane 11. Youtube video:


Thursday, January 14, 2021

When I saw this video:

Martin Sonka relaxing - ZLIN Z 242 L GURU spin recovery

I got inspired and had to try something similar in X-plane simulator and with my model of Zlin.



Friday, January 8, 2021

 

Aero L-159 Alca

My second plane I'm trying to convert/create for Xplane is Aero L-159 Alca. 
The origin of this model is in the times of FS98/2000. At this time I created L39 Albatros and then its successor L-159 Alca for FS
For Xplane I wanted to try something different than my Zlin 242L , so I chose this ( because it is produced in my country , same like Zlin ) 

I used simplified AI model version, to test, what I can recreate in Xplane. If testing is OK, I can replace exterior model with a better one, which I have  in my archive.
I also created a basic 3D cockpit, which has still several details in texture only. But at least I can try some modified instruments for MFD and 3D HUD.
There will be also 2D HUD in 2D cockpit view mode, with 3D cockpit background, because 3D HUD version has its limits.

More info here:

Friday, January 1, 2021

 Zlin Z-242

Some of you may still remember my old creations for MSFS. I made also Zlin 142 ( FS98,2000,2002 ). When I started flying with X-plane a year ago, I thought also about flying my own plane in it. So I digged in my archive and found all my files. Zlin 242L seemed to be a good candidate for conversion to X-plane, I had its model ( never released ) and I can use default Cessna as a template, because it is similar category and has a Lycoming engine too. 

More info here:

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

I had the first published model for a flight simulator in 2000. So I had a little anniversary this year :-) Only with a 15-year break ...
I composed such a memorial plaque from the model thumbnails: