Lotus Blossoms: An L-39C Albatros For FSX

By Tim Stone on August 23rd, 2009 at 9:51 am.

Flight simulation needs more men like Michael ‘Lotus’ Johnson. The maker of Elyonim, the only sim film that ever made me cry, has spent the last fifteen months fashioning his first FS add-on. Going by the post-jump trailer, it was time exceedingly well spent.

 

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31 Comments »

  1. RiptoR says:

    “…movie not available in your country…”: d’oh.

  2. RiptoR says:

    Elyonim movie can be downloaded here in highres: http://www.flightsimworld.com/downloads/viewfile/1550.html

  3. Tim Stone says:

    Link updated. Thanks RiptoR.

  4. Silverfish says:

    Wow that was a cool vid, and I’ve never even played a flight sim! :o

  5. DigitalSignalX says:

    … WOW indeed. Beautiful video. No idea what a L-39C is.. but I suddenly *really* want to fly one.

  6. l1ddl3monkey says:

    Not a flight sim fan but that plane is a beautiful looking piece of technology and that looks like a superb flight sim.

    And I liked the music. Zoia Vitkovskaia, apparently.

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    phuzz says:

    “The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia…”

    Very nice, the rain on cockpit effects were good.

  8. Zerotime says:

    That’s the worst X-Wing I’ve ever seen.

  9. Caer says:

    The first thing I noticed about that video is that the planes don’t cast shadows. It looks weird.

  10. wat says:

    Caer: That’s probably caused by the FSX settings of the guy who filmed the footage though, as FSX supports both ground shadows and self-shadowing for aircraft.

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    MacBeth says:

    Wow… beautifully made. Nothing asploded though :(

    Incidentally there definitely were ground shadows on the desert racing sequence.

  12. Mil says:

    @Zerotime:

    That’s the worst X-Wing I’ve ever seen.

    On the other hand, it’s a fairly passable Z-95.

  13. Mil says:

    That last post should have included a link to this page:
    http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/z95headhunter/index.html

    Oh well, I’m sure Edit will be back some day.

  14. DMJ says:

    Well, that was interesting. I never “got” the flight sim thing, but that was a thing of beauty.

    And what’s that about shadows? I clearly saw shadows on the ground towards the end.

  15. Cutman says:

    I like how the Albatross doesn’t evens how up until halfway through the vid.

  16. Toby says:

    Monkey the song is Gabriel, by Lamb.

    Am I a cold hearted husk of a bastard man for finding this video more amusing than anything- a sort of po faced love story with planes? And an impressive engine?

    Tell me, was the love all about the people in the planes or the planes themselves? Eh? Eh? Were the people flying, or the planes? Imagine the pilots, screaming and unwilling inside the cockpits, as their planes drag them round on an ill fated love affair like some flying metallic conjoined twin? Eh? No that’s ridiculous.

  17. Flappybat says:

    Very good but ouch, 40 euros for one plane?

  18. RiptoR says:

    No problem, mister Stone :)

  19. Psychopomp says:

    Want

  20. nath says:

    I think the last flight sim I played was Flight Unlimited, or maybe Janes ATF, but this vid made me really want to dig out my old flight stick.

  21. Kanakotka says:

    15 months? On a single plane? Really?

  22. Kanakotka says:

    Not to mention, that single plane costs nearly as much as the entire game…

  23. Kanakotka says:

    (i want that edit button) No, wait. It costs MORE than the entire game. http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Sim-X-Gold-Pc/dp/B001DPZE84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1251058426&sr=8-1

  24. PatriotMan says:

    Probably the best payware aircraft I’ve ever flown. Fantastic stuff from Lotus. Can’t wait for more aircraft from them!

  25. Mike_in_Akron_Ohio says:

    Man.. sent a shiver down my leg sorta like the way Obama gave one to Chris Matthews from MSNBC….. wow…

  26. Thiefsie says:

    That is one cool video… and that isn’t Gorecki last time I checked.

    What is the shroud/canopy to the trainee pilot? A way of making them fly by dials??

    I love the air race bit at the end.

    Still a non-combative flight sim would be a little boring for me.

  27. Muzman says:

    The video up there isn’t Lamb. The downloadable “Elyonim” machinima aeroplane romance short thing is though.

    I was wondering about that shroud to. Maybe they have to use the force.

  28. Snuffy (the Evil) says:

    I love FSX, but I hate how all of the good downloadable aircraft cost more than the entire game.

  29. Vinraith says:

    The plane modeling looks spectacularly well done, but as a non-FSX owner I have to ask if that video is representative of the graphical quality of the game as a whole. Have ground textures in flight sims really advanced so little? Or have they just got them turned down, there?

  30. psyk says:

    for people wondering about the hood its a “instrument flight training hood”

    long list of features http://www.fspilotshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=2214

  31. Ed from Brazil says:

    It’s as pretty as it’s expensive…