smartCARS Mobile Beta

Update: As of 7/26/2015, we are no longer accepting beta applications. Thank you to everyone who requested access and has participated in helping us to improve the apps! We are aiming to submit the apps to their various app stores during this next week. smartCARS Mobile is now available for beta testing! With smartCARS Mobile, you […]

A First Look at smartCARS Mobile

The time has finally come to show off smartCARS Mobile! In a sentence: smartCARS Mobile will help you stay active and engaged in both your flight and the community from the palm of your hand. Without further ado, let’s break into some pictures. I’ll explain more about each feature below.   First up, the “ACARS” system.   […]

Speeding Up Gauge Development

If there’s one thing we try to avoid when working on anything, it’s tediousness. Sometimes it’s as simple as using Notepad to replace all instances of a line of text. In the case of the displays on the 717, we wrote a program to design the gauges visually rather than in code. Why, might you […]

Wiring Up the Electrical System

I’m finally breaking our silence on updates. We were planning to wait until our current list of changes was complete, but we’re finding that some of these changes are going to be larger undertakings. One of the main things I’ve been working on recently is the electrical system. The electrical system and its associated controls and data […]

smartCARS 2 Unveiled

We’ve unveiled smartCARS 2.0 and its features and improvements. The live stream video is available below (smartCARS 2.0 is seen running). UI Enhancements The first and most noticeable change you’ll probably see when opening smartCARS 2.0 is the brand new user interface. smartCARS has always been about effective simplicity. With version 2, we wanted to […]