17th January 2017: NEW UPDATES for the VSKYLABS Trikes package.

13th January 2017: NEW UPDATES for the VSKYLABS F-19 Stealth Fighter.

X-Plane 11 public beta was recently released !!! Click HERE to Read about the VSKYLABS models update plan to XP-11.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Aeropro EuroFOX

The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX

 *** Project Under Development ***

The EuroFOX is going to be my first 2017 release, expected to be completed during January 2017. This is a highly detailed, fully functional, animated, interactive aircraft with a fully operational, high quality 3D cockpit. It will be released for both X-Plane 10.51 and X-Plane 11.

A bit of background and history of the EuroFOX:
The  Aeropro company was formed in 1990, in Slovakia. Since 1999, two versions have been produced; Tricycle and Tail-dragger configurations. Both versions features an enclosed cabin with two-side-by-side seats and folding wings. In Europe, the EuroFOX is sold in both kit form and factory complete form. In the USA, it is only available as a factory built aircraft.

In the USA and Canada, the EuroFOX is marketed by Aerotrek, and it's two versions (Tricycle, Tail-dragger) are named A240 (Tricycle) and A220 (Tail-dragger). Both versions are offered with the 80 hp Rotax 912UL and the 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engines.

Initial release of the VSKYLABS Aeropro Eurofox will include only the A240 version, and the additional A220 version will be included in the first package update, shortly after the initial release.

It is going to be a low-cost /  high quality payware.

If you are not familiar with this aircraft, here is a nice introduction video (this not my video):



January 10th 2017: 

Modeling and system integration continues...

Latest screenshots:

January 8th 2017: 

Modeling continues...

Latest cockpit screenshot:

January 5th 2017: 
Step by step...creating and adding bolts and rivets...rods and pivots...creating and tying up together all the elements into an Aeropro EuroFOX virtual kit...This is the most exciting process, bringing the design to life!

The current method is to collect and inspect as many as relevant exterior and interior photos of the aircraft and its variants, including videos on YouTube, and then to replicate as many details as I can. There are many design decisions to be made, including the final color scheme etc.

Another issue is the great number of existing cockpit layouts...The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX initial release cockpit layout was derived from the EuroFOX Aviation Type Approved Microlight Pilot Operating Handbook, as well as from various cockpit layouts that I've found good.

...My idea is to get in as many details as my 3D modeling skills will allow me. I have to admit that working on this project improved my 3D skills and thinking exponentially...I'm starting to feel like Lucy ;) (Luc Besson's film...).

Here are a couple of updated **UNDER DEVELOPMENT** screenshots, showing some more details:

January 3rd 2017: 
  1. Cockpit final general layout was decided: Bendix KX-155 radio and Bendix KT 76A Transponder were modeled and installed successfully. 
  2. Warning lights (for boost pump, minimum fuel and charge control) were installed and are functional. All 3D of course... 
  3. Various textures and 3D modelling work. 
  4. Thorough work on aircraft systems definition and integration. 

Here is a current screenshot:

January 2nd 2017: 
OK..it's was time to take the VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX to a nice ride in X-Plane 11. The cockpit is not done yet, but it is fully functional and looks pretty nice :) The cockpit environment is aimed to be very rich in details and to have a photo-real look feeling.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Alternair AMP-100

The Alternair AMP-100

The AMP-100 is a two-seat electric Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA). The design is for a super quiet (<65 dBa), comfortable, safe, efficient and green aircraft.

It is a real-life aircraft development project of Alternair. VSKYLABS got the approval and access to develop it as an add-on project for X-Plane flight simulator.

You can find a lot of information regarding the real aircraft in the Alternair's company website (http://www.alternair.com).

Note: Although approved and given access to data and other information by Alternair, The VSKYLABS Alternair AMP-100 add-on for X-Plane flight simulator is not in any ways a part of the actual aircraft development.


Alternair Links:

Stay tuned for updates.


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