John’s Video Blog 006 – YCDR Caloundra in Sibwings Cessna Bird Dog

October 9, 2010

More info at – This is an 8-minute look at Caloundra Airport, Orbx’s latest release, and also a sneak peek at the Sibwings Cessna Bird Dog, due for release soon. The video begins with a ‘walk’ from the Queensland Air Museum over to the GA parking area. We then jump into the delightfuly “used” Bird Dog and do a quick half-circuit over Pelican Waters before landing back at the airport. If you like your airport ultra-detailed and immersive, and your aircraft so real you can see the paint flaking, this is a must-see video. PC Specs Intel i7 920 @ 4.0Ghz / Gigabyte EX58-Extreme Mobo / 12GB DDR3 triple-channel RAM / 2x Velociraptor HDs in RAID-0 on a dedicated Adaptec controller / nVidia GTX285 GPU 1GB DDR3 / Samsung 22″ LCD monitor @1680x1050x32 / Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler / Thermaltake ToughPower QFan 750W PSU / Thermaltake Spedo full tower case / Windows 7 RC 64-bit Tags: microsoft flight simulator 2004 ftx orbx caloundra ycdr cessna bird dog birddog sibwings terrain airport queensland


25 Responses to “John’s Video Blog 006 – YCDR Caloundra in Sibwings Cessna Bird Dog”

  1. gizzle7445 on October 9th, 2010 7:59 pm

    Instead of doing 1 airport at a time why not work on sections.. for example, north america, central, south, europe?

  2. PeterTheSAGAFan on October 9th, 2010 8:26 pm

    @orbxtube Endorsement is well deserved. Please continue the development. The texture flow demo is just spectacular. I’ll stay tuned. Looking forward to more blogs…

  3. orbxtube on October 9th, 2010 9:14 pm

    @pedrosura Well that is quite a nice endorsement, thank you! Make sure you invest in an Intel i7 (overclocked), a 1GB GPU and Windows 7 64-bit. That will ensure a nice experience for a few years 🙂

  4. pedrosura on October 9th, 2010 10:04 pm

    I had never bought into FSX until I saw your videos. You guys are breathing new life into this sim. I will buy a computer just to to run your software. WELL DONE!!!

  5. MityLite on October 9th, 2010 10:19 pm

    actually I turned it in and got a new TrackIR 5 🙂

  6. cory1337 on October 9th, 2010 11:10 pm

    Can you walk around and enter a plane/chopper on command…like Grand Theft Auto…

    In some missions in FSX when you get close to a plane it puts you in it as the story progresses.

  7. orbxtube on October 9th, 2010 11:54 pm

    Really? The GPS and NAV data is included in the payware version. If you don’t have it, then it does not show up since MS did not include it as a default airport.

  8. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 12:22 am

    Thank you for the comments, it’s appreciated. We’re working very hard to cover many areas in the coming months/years.

  9. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 12:48 am

    Not sure what you mean?

  10. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 1:22 am

    Yes we are doing NorCal and SoCal later in 2010.

  11. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 2:08 am

    Sorry to hear that 🙁

    Meantime, use the SHIFT+O key combo in FSX to simulator head movement.

  12. MityLite on October 10th, 2010 2:19 am

    it sucks my TrackIR stopped working. It just stopped working someday, when I turn on the software the blue light doesnt light up. And it sucks cuz I payed so much money for it

  13. eka099 on October 10th, 2010 2:43 am

    @mozartman2000 well they aim to build the whole world…

  14. mozartman2000 on October 10th, 2010 3:27 am

    any plans to do California sceneries?

  15. cory1337 on October 10th, 2010 3:31 am

    I’m Speechless…

    One thing, is it hard to program the option when your close to an airplane to you can press like “1” to enter or something (Like in some of the default missions in FSX)?

  16. joshpezza on October 10th, 2010 3:45 am

    hey i cant find that air port on the gps

  17. adisorus on October 10th, 2010 4:02 am

    I would pay lots of $ if you guys ever reworked the entire FSX terrain….lots of money, please don’t stop doing what you guys are doing. You are by far the best out of everyone out in the field

  18. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 4:15 am


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  20. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 5:15 am

    Thank you!

  21. orbxtube on October 10th, 2010 5:22 am

    Yes, we all have REX 2.0 and love it.

  22. elmayimbeNy on October 10th, 2010 6:15 am

    Do you guys use REX with FTX ?

  23. ZorgDK on October 10th, 2010 6:24 am

    Beautiful scenery!

  24. FlightSimulatorXATC on October 10th, 2010 7:21 am

    This scenery will definitely get me flyin’ around Australia more often. You guys make the best scenery for flight sim! Can’t wait for NORWESTPAC as well!

  25. ThePiper235 on October 10th, 2010 8:00 am

    im using Windows 7 32-bit and i want to get HD vids but cant get them to upload all the way and I know i have enough room it justs quits

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