- Free Flights
- Real Aviation News
Posts tagged Michael Pook
May 23, 2018
FSX/P3D Supermarine Spitfire Mk VbTrop. This is a panel update for the Supermarine Spitfire Mk VbTrop, recently uploaded by A, F. Scrub. Thanks to him for that terrific model but the panels needed some updating. New gauges and gauge configuration for both the VC and the 2D panel give them a more detailed appearance and the VC has been entirely newly designed.
New VC and gauge configuration by Michael Pook
April 2, 2018
FSX/P3D – Vought FU7 Cutlass Updated. The Vought F7U Cutlass was a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era. It was a highly unusual, semi-tailless design, allegedly based on aerodynamic data and plans captured from the German Arado company at the end of World War II. Regarded as a radical departure from traditional aircraft design, the Cutlass suffered from numerous technical and handling problems throughout its short service career. The type was responsible for the deaths of four test pilots and 21 other U.S. Navy pilots. This is an FSX update of the FS2002/2004 model deigned by RanchoJen models and features a modified 2D panel and a highly detailed static VC (non-functional gauges). Automatic smoke and afterburner effects added. Credits go to the designers mentioned above, whom I’ve tried to ask their permission for this update but their E-Mail as well as the website mentioned in their readme is invalid anymore.
Modified 2D panel, new static VC as well as effect configuration by Michael Pook
March 26, 2018
FSX/P3D – Messerschmitt Me-323 Gigant. The Messerschmitt Me-323 Gigant (“Giant”) was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. It was a powered variant of the Me 321 military glider and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of its time. A total of 213 are recorded as having been made, a few being converted from the non-powered glider Me 321. This update is particularly for those who like this awesome “Giant of the Air”, now equipped with both a much more realistic VC and 2D panel. Also, I’ve given it a more realistic paint job to make it look more like the real thing. Realistic exhaust smoke for all six engines added as well as vc light and extra camera views and animations added (opening cargo doors and truck being unloaded).
Original model by Kazunori Ito, extra camera views and truck animation by Erwin Welker and new repaint, VC and 2D panel as well as smoke and VC light configuration by Michael Pook
March 24, 2018
FSX/P3D – Dornier Wal Updated. The Dornier Do J Wal (“whale”) was a twin-engine German flying boat of the 1920s designed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke In the military version (Militärwal in German), a crew of two to four rode in an open cockpit near the nose of the hull. Several countries, notably Italy, Norway, Portugal, Uruguay and Germany, employed the Wal for military tasks.
The civil version had a cabin in the nose, offering space for up to 12 passengers, while the open cockpit was moved further aft. Main users of this version were Germany, Italy, Brazil and Colombia. The Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen used two Dornier seaplanes in his unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole in 1925. His two aircraft, N-24 and N-25, landed at 87° 44′ north. It was the northernmost latitude reached by any aircraft up to that time. This is an FSX update for the FS2002 model of the Wal, posted by the “Freeware Project Dornier Whale” in 2003. It features three closed cabin models and one open cabin model in four different liveries. The focus of this update lies on completely reworked VCs and new 2D panels, giving the cockpits a much more realistic appearence. Included are three different panels (two for the closed cabin model and one for the open cabin) with now all German authentic gauges of the 1920s. Thanks to Michael Garbers, Wolfram Beckert, Uwe Hochmuth and Markus Senkbeil for the original models.
Reworked VCs and new 2D panels by Michael Pook
March 24, 2018
FSX/P3D – Douglas X3 Stiletto Updated. The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was a 1950s United States experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its primary mission was to investigate the design features of an aircraft suitable for sustained supersonic speeds, which included the first use of titanium in major airframe components. This is a new enhanced FSX update of the X3, previously updated by uploader. Textures and panels have been entirely reworked to make them look crisp and fresh and the panels have been equipped with new more realisic gauges. Automatic smoke and burner effects added. All in all, for those who love this awesome aircraft, this is a must-have. Thanks to Kazunori Ito for the original model, to E.J. Wells for his texture enhancements and to Erwin Welker for the 2D panel yoke.
New panel configuration, vc light and smoke and burner configuration by Michael Pook
March 4, 2018
FSX/P3D – Convair B-58 Hustler Updated. The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight. The aircraft was developed for the United States Air Force for service in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the 1960s. It used a delta wing, which was also employed by Convair fighters such as the F-102, with four General Electric J79 engines in underwing pods. It carried five nuclear weapons; four on pylons under the wings, and one nuclear weapon and fuel in a combination bomb/fuel pod under the fuselage, rather than in an internal bomb bay. Replacing the Boeing B-47 Stratojet medium bomber, it was originally intended to fly at high altitudes and supersonic speeds to avoid Soviet fighters. The B-58 was notorious for its sonic boom, which was often heard by the public as it passed overhead in supersonic flight.
The package is an FSX/P3d (V.3) update of my previous update, now including the original livery and two new Camo repaints. VC and 2D panel are now equipped with new (more authentic) gauges with GPS, radios and radar in the popup windows. Automatic smoke and afterburner added. Thanks to Massimo Altieri for the original FS2004 model and to Philippe Wallaert for some of the gauges as well as to the unknown designers of the other gauges used with this update. Also thanks to Erwin Welker for the 2D panel design.
Panel updates, smoke and afterburner configuration as well as new Camo repaints by Michael Pook
February 18, 2018
FSX/P3D – Pilatus PC-12 Updated. The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The main market for the aircraft is corporate transport and regional airliner operators. It is the best-selling pressurized, single-engine, turbine-powered aircraft in the world. This mega package, previously updated for FSX by Michael E. Roberts, features a new enhanced and more realistic virtual cockpit and interior with new cabin views, smoke and corrected VC lights. Thanks to Brian Gladden for the original FS2002 model and to Michael E. Roberts for the previous FSX update.
New VC and modified 2D panel as well as smoke and vc light correction by Michael Pook
February 4, 2018
FSX/P3D – Convair 880 Mega Package V3. This is a new FSX update for the FS2002 Convair 880, previously posted by uploader. This mega package now features five liveries, among them the Convair purchased by Elvis Presley in 1975 which he named Lis Marie after his wife. The Package also features a completely revised and much more realistic VC and the 2D panel I used for my earliar Douglas DC-8 upload. Automatic smoke and burner added. Credit goes to Rey Lopez for the original model, to Christian Page and Marc Beaumont for their repaints and to Philippe Wallaert for many of his excellent gauges.
New revised panels, effects and the Lisa Marie repaint by Michael Pook
January 27, 2018
FSX/P3D – Fairey Battle MKI Updated. The Fairey Battle was a British single-engine light bomber designed and manufactured by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was developed during the mid-1930s for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a monoplane successor to the earlier Hawker Hart and Hind biplanes. This is an FSX panel update for the Fairey Battle MKI featuring both a new VC and 2D panel. Thanks to Edward Cook for the original model and to Yannis Tsetsas for his Greek repaint.
New VC and 2D panel by Michael Pook. Smoke effect included
January 6, 2018
FSX/P3D . Sukhoi Su-34 Updated. The Sukhoi Su-34 (Russian: ????? ??-34; NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft. It first flew in 1990 and entered service in 2014 with the Russian Air Force. This is an update of the FS2004 Su-34 for FS/P3D,V.3. It features all authentic FSX compatible Russian gauges. Automatic smoke, afterburner effects as well as various camera views included. The package includes seven beautiful crisp repaints by different authors. Thanks to Bowe Tyson and Unkomura Humoto for the original model and to Sean Doran for the additional repaints.
FSX updates by Michael Pook