Google+ gone with the wind … Google Photos waiting around the corner
While Google decided a while ago that it was time to remove and delete all Google+ accounts, it was for us and many others a challenge to find a new platform to add additional screenshots of our/your aircraft, sceneries, utilities and so on.
The only problem … what or which platform was suitable and fulfils our needs. Although we’re still not convinced that Google Photos is the right platform we’re looking for, it could be a start. Oh yes, we do also use Dropbox but Dropbox has no possibility to show screenshots or photos. We can store them there, but nothing more than that.
We also tried Pinterest, Flickr and many others, but not all fulfil our ideas or wishes. That said, we go for Google Photos and every time we have a new set of interesting screenshots, we add a link below. Any ideas? Please let us know via the contact form.
Today, July 21st 2019, we start with a screenshot session of the Carenado Beechcraft Baron 58 for X-Plane 11:
- Carenado Fokker F50
We’re so pleased – and Carenado too – that their Fokker F50 is from now on – August 2019 – also available for X-Plane 11. Although the Fokker Factory I know from the past doesn’t exist anymore, world famous where the Fokker F27 turboprop and the F28 small jet aircraft. The modeled F50 is based on the Fokker F27, but many things have been added, changed, modified with of course EFIS and other advanced avionics systems. The Fokker 50 was developed during the early 1980s following a decline in the sales of the company’s earlier F27 Friendship. It was decided that the new airliner would be a derivative of its predecessor, sharing much of its airframe and design features, while incorporating new advances and several improvements, such as the adoption of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127B turboprop engines, in order to produce a successor that had a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption over the F27. The Fokker 50 performed its maiden flight on 28 December 1985, and entered revenue service during 1987.
- Exploring photorealistic Norway
As of this writing – August 2019 – I’m reviewing 2 Norwegian airports – ENHA and ENOV – and decided to make a flight from ENHA Hamar to ENOV (Ørsta–Volda Airport, Hovden). I could do that with below the default X-Plane textures, but was seeking for another option. That option is using ortho textures, in this case from Zones Photo. From an altitude of approximately 12.000 feet this is how the Norwegian landscape looks like. Judge yourself!
- Carenado PA-31T Cheyenne II
Compiled with photo-real scenery textures from ZonesPhoto (zoom level 16) of the Netherlands, FlyWithLua package, FlyAGI Tweak Utility (lua script) with cloud textures from XP11 Environment+ 1.1 and this time I also installed X-Europe from SimHeaven to give the Netherlands an even more realistic look and feel!
Want to see more Cheyenne II photoshoot impressions? Check out our own photoshoot Cheyenne II link.
- Carenado Beechcraft Baron 58
Compiled with photo-real scenery textures from ZonesPhoto (zoom level 16) of the Netherlands, FlyWithLua package, FlyAGI Tweak Utility (lua script) with cloud textures from XP11 Environment+ 1.1
Google+ was nice. It offered a less intrusive way to share images and stories than Facebook. Unfortunately, we are now stuck with Facebook as a place for social meeting with some flexibility and impact.
We’re not stuck to Facebook, lucky we aren’t. Instead, we’ve decided to go for Google Photo.