Category: Research

Simple Way to Boost X-Plane Framerate

I have spent the past few months on and off struggling with my frame rate in X-Plane. Lately I had been getting no higher than 22-24FPS. Since the newer betas, I have been getting slower and slower framerates and it’s been very frustrating, as I used to get 28-32 FPS. I have gone through about …

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Fun at I/ITSEC

Besides being a bit under the weather in Orlando at I/ITSEC, I had an awesome time. I attended the show a few years ago and there was much of the same, but this time with much more VR using Oculus or Vive headsets.¬† I virtually flew a Blackhawk helicopter at the Wittenstein booth, shot machine …

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Flight Sim Inspiration

The research that kept me going in the past few months of work. Flight Sim References On The Glideslope¬†– This guy does really knows his stuff and does great work on his blog. I learned quite a bit about setting up X-Plane properly and using the X-Plane world editor, WED, although I haven’t done too …

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Motion Platform R&D

I’ve been trying to design my own motion platform for awhile now. Before starting on the mechanics, which is the hard part for me as I’m not that mechanically inclined. I started with electronics design and communication from X-Plane. I chose to start with the ArdSimX Interface for communication to control stepper motors, based on …

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EAA Airventure 2017

I took the opportunity this year to head to Osh Kosh with my future son-in-law, Aaron, and two good friends, Buckley and Dave, who happen to have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything aviation. Buckley was my inspiration to fly in the first place and Dave has trainee as an acrobatic pilot! We made a great …

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