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Retired Air Force pilot John Wojnaroski can’t seem to get away from flying and he’s been constructing the “ultimate” flight simulator with authentic screens, switches and even throttle controls. Using scavenged passenger jet parts and the “FlightGear” open source simulator platform, Wojnaroski’s simulator can emulate most jumbo jets and can even perform instrument approaches along with around the world flights.
OpenCores is an organization owned by ORSoc that invests in open source hardware. Their site hosts many hardware projects that ship the source code (Hardware Description Language in this case) with the GNU Lesser General Public Licence.
The FlightGear flight simulator project is an open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development project. The project is primarily aimed at civilian flight simulation. It should be appropriate for simulating general aviation as well as civilian aircraft.
Step is a physics simulator for KDE 4. It’s meant to be an educational tool, but I’ve found it to be fun just to play around with also. Step was written as a Google Summer of Code project for KDE by Vladimir Kuznetsov.
The Speed Dreams developers have announced the availability of version 1.4.0 of their open source 3D motor sport simulator, adding three new tracks, new gauges, a new animated drive and three new car sets