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 […]

New Blog, More Information

We’ve decided to change how we present information about development and what not. Instead of waiting for a major milestone to post anything, we’re switching to this blog system. We’ll do our best to post something every week (though sometimes it may be two items in one week, or two weeks between, etc.). We’re at […]

July Progress Report

Howdy, We’re back with another monthly update! We’ve finalized the virtual cockpit and finished all of our tweaks (pictures attached – in-sim). The systems are underway and making progress, the virtual cockpit is done, and the exterior is nearly done. For the texture artists: once we finalize the exterior, you’ll be hearing from us to […]

The May Progress Update

We’ve been quiet for a while (like always – our progress tends to come in waves), but I want to break the silence to give everyone some information regarding the 717’s progress. Today’s update won’t have pictures, but there is some information I want to share. As it is, the virtual cockpit, external model, systems, […]

The December Progress Update

It has been about four months since we announced the 717 project, and it’s time for us to let you know what’s been happening. While we were working on smartCARS, progress was being made on the 717. As of now, we have an animated 717 external model ready for exporting to Flight Simulator. This means […]