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Other simulators / Re: X-Plane and Aerofly2 vs FSX:SE
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:01:13 PM »
What I need to do is pick an aircraft that is common to all of my civil/general aviation sims and thoroughly compare their flight characteristics. I am thinking along the lines of a Cessna 172. I would like to show the strengths and weaknesses of all the sims by comparing how well they model the same aircraft. But I am pretty sure without having to waste any time testing that I will find Aerofly 2 and X-Plane inferior to FSX, though FSX may have lower graphics quality.

I would agree 100% with Alex. If you want a realistic aircraft search for skilled developers independent the Simulator. X-Plane is famous for it's flight dynamics engine, it's well known that it uses blade element theory. Blade element theory it's not a magic tool, it's fast but it works for up to 8 degrees AoA, the reason is that the fluid it's not real but ideal, so no viscosity, no flow separation. As far as I have study the XP SDK it seems that it uses a modified blade element that uses tables for the lift-drag-moment of the airfoils in order to overcome the limits of the original theory. FSX/P3D/FSW, Aerofly, Flacon 4, DCS (simple Flight Models, I don't for the other flight models), Flight Gear (JSBSIM) Flight Dynamics use directly derivatives of forces and moments to calculate the stability of the aircrafts. These derivatives can be calculated with many ways, first of all flight tests of the real aircraft, flight tests of scaled aircraft, empirical equations, wind tunnel, CFD or blade element methods.

So if you want a realistic Flight Dynamics it would require 3 things:
a) reference for the aerodynamics of the real aircraft
b) skilled developers
c) a lot of human-hours for developing


News updates / 4th of July 2017 20% off
« on: July 02, 2017, 12:12:48 AM »
With the 4th of July in sight, we will be doing a 20% sale off the F-4B starting from now and ending 5th July 04:00 GMT!

Use "phourth" as the promo code to claim your discount and enjoy this award-winning representation of the Phantom!

SWS team

News updates / T-37B Tweet Under Development
« on: May 13, 2017, 07:56:31 PM »
Continuing from where we left last week, the second plane in our pipeline is the T-37 tweet. This beautiful trainer has been missing from our flight simulators for years and it is time to bring it back.

Below you can see some photos of the exterior model which is approaching fast the texturing phase. We will keep you updated with progress photos and videos as development continues!

Stay tuned next week to find out what our third product in-development will be!

News updates / Mig-17F Fresco under development
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:16:41 AM »
We would like to announce the first of the three products we have in the pipeline: the SWS MiG-17 Fresco!

The MiG-17 is a nimble, single-seat jet figher that served in almost every Eastern Bloc country and was notorious for its performance in the skies of Vietnam! We are proud to take up on this iconic aircraft, starting with the MiG-17F.

The exterior model is almost finished and getting ready for the texturing phase. Furthermore, a prototype model is already in the sim to allow our coder to breathe life into the plane's systems. The MiG-17 will raise the quality bar above our current F-4B/N, bringing in new technology, being more resource efficient and more advanced compared to it.

Finally, it will come TacPack-enabled out-of-the-box, hoping to score a kill against the lofty Phantom crews!

With regards to the F-4B/N, the first bugs have been scratched off the list for an upcoming patch. We intend to introduce some minor features and fix some problems reported by our customers post-release.

The USS Midway is now finished and will get a small texturing update to be brought up to Coral Sea's standard. Work on the static aircraft continues and we are hoping that it will not be long until the release of the fleet package.

Last but not least, next weekend we will announce our second aircraft-in-development, which is running parallel to the MiG-17 and another secret project...

General discussion / Re: FSX@War v1.0 has been released
« on: July 16, 2016, 11:58:02 PM »
Chris that's absolutely cool 8)

General discussion / Red Flag excercise
« on: June 18, 2016, 09:57:50 PM »
With the release of 0.95 coming within the month, we are contemplating the organisation of a "red flag" type event after it, if there is sufficient interest. Please vote on Facebook and let us know what you think here.


FSX Military aviation chat / Re: 3D flying...
« on: June 16, 2016, 12:58:03 AM »
Personally I had the chance to try olculus rift dk2 before some months. I wanted to raise my hand and touch some dead bodies and skins😁 but from the other hand after 10 min I wanted to throw away everything I hand inside me. I felt extremely dizzy😵

FSX Military aviation chat / Re: 3D flying...
« on: June 14, 2016, 10:04:36 PM »
You don't mention the most important thing, how is the feeling?

FSX Military aviation chat / Re: Mirage F1CG
« on: May 20, 2016, 06:40:45 PM »
I looked there before I posted.

Aside from the megapack, all F1CG links are broken.


Here it is:

You have to download the fix also

FSX Military aviation chat / Re: Mirage F1CG
« on: May 20, 2016, 01:25:31 PM »
I can't seem to find any F1CG repaints anywhere.


When I was on the high school, I used to make repaints with my brother.
One of these is a pack of 4 repaints for the Mirage F.1CG.

In my opinion you can use this  pack
and add my textures :)

News updates / USS Coral Sea & USS Midway
« on: February 23, 2016, 01:36:24 PM »
While working on the F-4B's first upgrade, our shipyards are telling us that USS Coral Sea is coming closer to completion. F-4B/N Phantom II owners will soon have access to it!
And a reminder: Anyone who buys the F-4B/N Phantom II open beta is entitled to a 50% discount on the USS Midway Battle group package that is coming soon and will contain:
-USS Midway
-USS Coral Sea
-USS Charles F. Adams DDG
-USS Fletcher DD
-USS Navasota fleet oiler

An iconic photo of a VF-111 F-4B launching from USS Coral Sea, remade in Flight Simulator X.

A view of the superstructure. Everything shown is Work In Progress and will change.

The two famous sister ships of the Midway class of aircraft carriers: CVA-41 USS Midway (left) and CVA-43 USS Coral Sea (right).
Buyers of the F-4B/N Phantom II will get the Coral Sea in the package. USS Midway will be released bundled with USS Coral Sea as a separate product later.

« on: February 14, 2016, 08:16:40 AM »
sent you an email.. so far all i see is the manual, which I downloaded today.

Hi SandPro,

Check your PM


« on: February 13, 2016, 09:14:09 PM »
Hello SandPro,

Check the email you have used for your order. An email from SimWorks Studios has been sent to you with the download link. If you don't find it in the inbox, check the junk folder.


« on: February 12, 2016, 11:06:51 PM »
After an unexpected delay, we gladly announce that the F-4B/N Open Beta will be available on our store Saturday, February 13 at 16:00GMT. It is sold through at a base price of 40€.
The first release version will support only Flight Simulator X: Acceleration. It may work without a hitch in P3D/FSX:SE but the plane and installer is compiled for FSX:A so we need to clarify that in advance.
The initial release contains:
•   F-4B pre-1966 version
o   High detail exterior & interior models
o   Detailed textures
o   High fidelity flight Dynamics
o   Many Multiplayer compatible animations
o   Custom soundset from Skysong Soundworks
o   Carrier ready
•   TacPack functionality and loadout manager for the following items:
o   600 and 370 gallon fuel fanks
o   AIM-7
o   AIM-9
o   Mk.82 versions
o   Mk.83
o   LAU-10/33 with Zuni Rockets
o   Mk.4 Gun Pods
o   Mk.20 Rockeye*
o   Mk.77 Napalm Canisters*
o   M117 Iron Bombs*
o   Various pylons*
*These will become droppable as TacPack gets updated
•   Included manuals: Aircraft Familiarisation, Cockpit Familiarisation, Tactical Supplement (yes, weapons manual!)
NOTE: Before running the installer, be sure to have deactivated your antivirus program otherwise the installer will not start, or corrupt your airplane installation.
Repainters, the Paintkit will be released on Monday so clean up your brushes and get ready for it!
With regards to the carrier, we are working on the textures for USS Coral Sea so we can provide the first public version within the next couple of releases. Therefore, it will not be included with tomorrow’s package.
We are also thinking of initiating a SQUADRON/COMMUNITY DISCOUNT program if sufficient interest is expressed. Please contact us at if you are interested. The sale conditions will be made public within the next week depending on the demand.
As this is an open beta version, bugs are definitely to be encountered and some features missing or removed (i.e. drag chute, inflight refueling). This is not an excuse to sit back, though! For any bugs and problems you may encounter, please go directly to our forum at After you register you will be able to see the support forum and post your request there or at .

Best regards,
The SimWorks Studios team

News updates / F-4B/N Phantom II release date/mini-Contest
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:28:35 AM »
Following our previous release, we are in a position to announce that the F-4B/N Phantom II Open Beta will release as a download on our website on January 31st, 18:00GMT.
The initial release version will be FSX-only and full P3D support will come in the next releases.
The base price will be 40.00€ (not including VAT).
The F-4B/N Phantom II Open Beta will initially feature the F-4B with TacPack capabilities. Down the road the full package will include:

•   F-4B Phantom II – early model, no RHAW
•   F-4B Phantom II – various RHAW models
•   F-4N Phantom II
•   USS Coral Sea AI ship, along with our custom FLOLS system
•   Full TacPack integration
•   FSX and P3D compatible

As said before, buyers of the Open Beta are entitled to a 50% discount off our Carrier Battlegroup package that will release this Spring.  Buyers of the version after it has gone gold have the right to a 25% discount.
We would also like to announce a mini-contest for our Facebook followers. We intend to give away 6 phree Phantom packages on release day, two for every mark we hit on our Facebook page: 800, 900 and 1000 likes. The conditions are as follows:
•   Anyone that likes this post, our page AND comments it AND shares it gets his name in the draw
•   If the same person also follows us on twitter and retweets our release announcement, he gets his name in a 2nd time in the same draw. Use #swsphantom or #swsrelease.
•   At each one of the above marks, one name from this pool will be randomly chosen
•   At each mark, one more name from the rest of the followers will be chosen as well
•   Someone who has won once is no longer eligible for the contest
•   The winners of the contest are eligible for a 25% discount on the AI Carrier Battle Group package

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