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Curtis Olson
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After a longer than expected debugging session, FlightGear 2018.3.1 is finally available on FlightGear.org!

Some of the highlights include:

* substantial performance improvements
* usability improvements to the launcher
* a new active volcano to explore (Beerenberg on Jan Mayen island)
* the FG1000 glass panel display (inspired by devices such as the Garmin G1000) available for aircraft developers to include
* more detailed rendering of light scattering on clouds

Get your free copy now! ✈️
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UMN flight testing this afternoon. An all white airplane against a heavily overcast and hazy sky, temps just below freezing. Glad to have the computer do all the flying today!
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tail assembled: check
control horns and linkages: check
decals: check
next up: radio/receiver install and setup.
then: prop, battery, canopy, (cg), fly!
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Well look what fedex brought me last night. This model has been around for years, but it's new to me ... I wonder if I can fit an autopilot in there and craft up some sort of algorithm to catch thermals? I've been wondering if a rhodonea curve trajectory might be a great way to sniff out thermals in an area without needing to make very sharp turns?
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Watch the final approach to landing from inside the space shuttle via the FlightGear simulator (with voices from an actual shuttle landing overlaid.) FlightGear is an open-source flight simulator so you can start your free astronaut training today!
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Crushed my own high score!!!
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Fancy visiting us at #FSweekend 2018​, the world's largest flight simulator weekend on 3 and 4 November? Tickets for the Aviodrome​ museum (and flightsims) are only €10 if bought before coming Sunday! aviodrome.nl/tickets
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Intern #1: "apt upgrade" seems to have broke something on the satellite. :-(
Intern #2: maybe see if upgrading works on the other satellite ...
Intern #1: Ohh, it's running angstrom
Intern #2: So is it yocto, pocky, bitbake, or bitbake yocto pocky?
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