Well, all things come to an end. And now it is the time for DA. There’s a lot of reasons behind this decision and I will give you a few of them at the end of this post.
So what’s going to happen? We will continue to work on our current projects (CRJ and the Fokker VC). However, we will do that without using our own brand, website and forums. Support will be moved to the Aerosoft forums (DA20, Cheyenne and CRJ) and the Flight1 forums (Fokker). Our website and forums are going to be set to read-only for good on April 15th. No forum registrations will be accepted after this point.
So, why are we doing this? First, all three of us have significantly less time available to do flight simulation stuff in our spare time. Florian became an airline pilot and has to spend much time in hotels away from his PC (developing on a notebook is no real alternative), Alexander transferred to a different department and has a much higher workload than before. I started my own company and that requires most of my time and energy. We had the choice between reducing our flight simulation work to nothing more than development itself or to stop it completely. We chose the first way because we didn’t want to waste all the time and money that went into the current unfinished projects.
We’d like to thank everybody who spent these past six years with us (the Katana was the first DA project, released on April 2nd, 2004). Never say never, so we might be back at some point if things change in our lives or one of the new flight simulator currently in development, make doing aircraft interesting and fun again
Alexander M. Metzger
The Digital Aviation aviation team wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010.
We’d like to thank all of you for your help in the forums, bug reports and especially for your patience when things couldn’t be finished on time. Have a nice holiday season and see you all in 2010.
Your Digital Aviation Team
Welcome to our new website. It was about time for new content but updating the old page was just to time-consuming. So we decided to move to a blog-like website based on Wordpress which can be easily updated by any member of our development team.
The website is not the only thing that changed at Digital Aviation. First, we’d like to thank Marcel Felde, who left us some time ago, for his great work on the Do-27 and Katana.
We also got some new team members who joined us for the CRJ project.
Robin Bilgil (UK) – best known for his work with B&W Design (check Avsim.com for their repaints of the PMDG 747). He’s going to do the 2D Panels and virtual cockpit textures on the CRJ.
Nick Landolfi (USA) – he’s responsible for the virtual cockpit of the CRJ. He’s also part of the development team for the combat flight simulator “Fighter Ops” and will soon launch his own FSX scenery project “November Lima Simulations”.
Mister X – an anonymous aircraft designer, well known for his top-notch work. We won’t mention his name yet, but rest assured: you all know him and he’s one of the best in the business.
Other members of the team are Alexander M. Metzger for the flight dynamics as well as Florian Praxmarer and Hans Hartmann for the programming part.
More information on the CRJ project will be posted here as development continues. Please make sure to check out the CRJ page on this website.
CRJ Overhead Panel
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Resized 2D Panel Graphics