Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Virtual Aviation Week in Review for Sept 21st - 27th

If you have SL aviation links for next weeks Virtual Aviation Week in Review, please let me know via email [zoeconnolly (at) gmail (dot) com].

Now on to the most recent SL Aviation links....

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat was on Saturday the 27th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 28th of September at 9 AM SL time.

Last week we saw the opening of Josh Noonan's Aaren Field on the Crimson Rose sim. As Josh says it "Everyone is welcome to visit, fly and relax in the lovely terrain or even dog fight with your opponents!"



April Heaney presented her first aircraft offering from The Omega Concern. Her finely built and scripted AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter. Click here and here for my previous posts. My quickly made machinima can be viewed below....



SL Aviation photograph of the week by GoSpeed Racer. I'm not sure what it is, and neither does Go ;)

Next weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat will be Saturday the 4th of October at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 5th of October at 9 AM SL time. Combat System and Location to be announced later in the week.

Monday, September 29, 2008

AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter in Second Life® ....the first machinima

First Machinima of April Heaney's AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter in Second Life®

Previous posts here and here.

The AH-64D Apache Longbow in SecondLife® ...more photographs

Read the first post here







The AH-64D Apache Longbow :: April Heaney enters the SL Aviation community with a bang

April Heaney's enterprise The Omega Concern released their Second Life® version of the AH-64D Apache Longbow early Monday morning September 29th. It's the most advanced and detailed item ever made by April, and it is really amazing. I first gasped at it's 6000 Linden price-tag, but eventually caved. It's like buying two finely scripted sex poseball beds and for my money, has equal thrills, so to each their own ;)











The AH-64 Apache

SL Bloggers Avie Auction 2

Blogger Party - October 5, 2008
When: 3pm SLT until we are done…


from Veyron Supercharge's blog....

"...The last blogger avie auction was a lot of fun. Some avies even enjoyed themselves in spite of everything…. I had a blast and I think everyone else who attended did as well. In fact I have had a bunch of requests to do it again. I would also think that most of you should have used up your old 24 hours by now and it’s time for a new - ahem - switch? So with that being said….

Tired of the same old usual party? People showing in some unusual costume or outfit, everyone commenting on how lovely they look. How about something different? :D

Theme: Mistress/Master Ball - submissive’s can come too… :D If you’re not “into” D/s the come in your favorite kinky wear for fun.

Rules: Things have to stay like movie R rated at most. If you’ve seen an R rated movie lately, that covers a lot of ground…

Some area will be provided for extra curricular activities. Feel free to use them. If you’re in the house, feel free to do as you please though.

Now for the fun part, a submissive auction. Not one, but two of them. Auctions will start at 3pm and end when we have gone through everyone or the auctioneer passes out… You can be in both auctions should you choose to be. The winner gets the slave for 24 hours (if that’s 1 RL or SL day that’s between the two avies). Any limits the sub has must be stated before the auction starts. No SL TOS violations (you know what that means) are allowed. As part of terms the sub can agree for the time to start after the party or during it. Starting price for all auctions is L$500. The auctioneer will take a 25% commission from the winner, and the sub will get the rest. While the auction is going on, the auctioneer is the the sub’s dom/domme and must be obeyed..."

Read the entire post here

In case you're wondering...I'm going up for bid, myself ;)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Star Trek After Dark - The Immunity Syndrome

Another classic from Kelvington....

Air Combat for Weekend of September 27th and 28th

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat will be Saturday the 27th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 28th of September at 9 AM SL time.

Combat System: TCS (VICE Combat will be held next weekend)

Location: Skies of Tomorrow

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SL Aircraft updates

Bancos Milestone's de Havilland Mosquito....



For those of you that have already purchased Bancos Milestone's DH98 Mosquito, Rezz your original box to receive your updated Mosquito. It's now equipped with all three combat systems: VICE, TCS, and CCC. Bancos' other aircraft will be upgraded as soon as time allows.

Josh Noonan's P-47 Super Thunderbolt....



Josh's Super Thunderbolt P-47 is now updated with new textures, less prims including improved appearance, new faster roll rate and the addition of VICE LMG (Light Machine Gun) functionality! TCS is still available and as always this aircraft is available in your choice of custom textures and now Josh will give a 1/2 off price on fleet deals. Example: You purchase 10 aircraft and get them for 450L each instead of the 900L single price! Coming soon, Group functionality, More VICE functions, and continuing scripting upgrades ALL FREE! IM Josh Noonan if you need an upgrade, from this version on the auto upgrades work.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Virtual Aviation Week in Review for Sept 14th - 20th

If you have SL aviation links for next weeks Virtual Aviation Week in Review, please let me know via email [zoeconnolly (at) gmail (dot) com.

Now on to the most recent SL Aviation links....

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat was on Saturday the 20th of September at 9:00 AM SL time (VICE Cargo Ship vs VICE Aircraft), followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 21st of September at 9 AM SL time (VICE Dogfight Furball). Special Note: We tested VICE all weekend.

New Free VICE Combat aircraft from Cornelius Fanshaw.

SL Aircraft release from Tumansky Heavy Industries.

How to Texture Like a Pro Part II, using the F4U Corsair as an example.

Caine Beresford's Curtiss R3C video....



djelbows's Jet Engine in Secondlife....



My video "Come Fly With Me"....



SL Aviation photograph of the week by Josh Noonan.

Next weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat will be Saturday the 27th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 28th of September at 9 AM SL time. Combat System and Location to be announced later in the week.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Come Fly With Me

Duke Elliott of Tumansky Heavy Industries (THI) demonstrates the Hawker Hurricane MKII and releases it for sale Saturday 20 September 2008.

Inside of a Jet Engine in Secondlife

djelbows created this video to explain how a jet engine works. djelbows writes: "Simple jet engine that I built in Secondlife using textures, rotation scripts, and particle scripts...."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Air Combat for Weekend of September 20th and 21st

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat will be on Saturday the 20th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 21st of September at 9 AM SL time. Special Note: We're testing VICE all weekend. So Practice Practice Practice! Join the dogfight furball in the Extropia sims of Skies of Tomorrow, Dirac Sea, and Future Current. Meet us at Skies Of Tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Free VICE Combat System items available

Our man in the EDF/RCAF labs - Cornelius Fanshaw - has added a new vendor to the Connolly Aerodrome Quonset Hut.

In addition to the free items from VICE's own Creem Pye, you'll find Cornelius' updated vendor that includes 3 free TCS/CCC/VICE capable aircraft as well as a free VICE Target Cargo Ship for your bombing pleasure.

The 3 aircraft are the Sopwith Camel, Fokker DR1, and a whimsical Steam Flyer for steampunk-ish places in SL.

Cornelius is also working on VICE versions of Tiny Airplanes. Watch for those in the near future.

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat will be on Saturday the 20th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 21st of September at 9 AM SL time. Special Note: We're testing VICE all weekend. So Practice Practice Practice! Our dogfight location will be announced later in the week....

Flight of a Curtiss R3C in Second Life

SL Aviation machinima from Caine Beresford

Monday, September 15, 2008

"Spirit Of St. Louis" in Second Life

Josh Noonan's latest Second Life historic build of Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit Of St. Louis" airplane.

Steampunk Explorer? No surprise here....

Thanks to Elle for this little diversion....

Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...

The Explorer


You are the Explorer, the embodiment of steampunk’s adventuring spirit. For you, clothing should be rugged and reliable, and just as functional as it is attractive. You probably prefer khaki or leather, and your accessories are as likely to include weapons as technological gizmos. You probably wear boots and gloves, and maybe a pith helmet. Most of what you wear is functional, and if you happen to wear goggles people had better believe that you use them. In addition to Victorian exploration gear, your outfit probably includes little knickknacks from your various travels. Above all, you are a charming blend of rugged Victorian daring and exotic curiosity.



Try our other Steampunk test here.

Take The Steampunk Style Test at HelloQuizzy

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Virtual Aviation Week in Review Sept 7th - 13th

If you have SL aviation links for next weeks Virtual Aviation Week in Review, please let me know via email [zoeconnolly (at) gmail (dot) com.

Now on to the most recent SL Aviation links....

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat was on Saturday the 13th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 14th of September at 9 AM SL time. Location: Skies of Tomorrow in Extropia.

Aircraft releases from Bancos Milestone.

Aircraft release from Josh Noonan.

SL Aviation machinima of the week from Mifune Thibaud of E.B. Aeronautica



SL Aviation photograph of the week from Vidal Tripsa.

Next weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat will be on Saturday the 20th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 21st of September at 9 AM SL time. Special Note: We're testing VICE all weekend. So Practice Practice Practice! Our dogfight location will be announced later in the week....

April March "Chick Habit" (Pinup video)

Holding Your Breath - Anthony A. Lucas

Industrial Steampunk Animation 2.0

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Air Combat for Weekend of September 13th and 14th

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat on Saturday the 13th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 14th of September at 9 AM SL time. Location: Skies of Tomorrow in Extropia. Watch for notices about VICE only combat in the near future. We'll mix it up by alternately using TCS on some days and VICE on others. VICE = Vehicle and Infantry Combat Environment

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

2 Major Aircraft Releases Today

Bancos Milestone released the following statement in a group notice:

"AM RELEASING MY GOTHA G3 FINALLY AFTER my exclusive use contract expired. It is available in two versions a STANDARD, and a GROUP version. They both fly the same, but having group capablility is requested by so many I am trying it out on the Gotha. Features include, TCS, Bombs and articulating control surfaces, RL engine sounds and effects. You can find the Gotha on Display next to my new DH Beaver. As always thanks for your support. Bancos."

SLurl to Balsa Airport: http://slurl.com/secondlife/BALSA%20INC%20AVEOUSA/177/160/29

The Gotha G3....







The de Havilland Beaver Seaplane....



Sunday, September 7, 2008

Virtual Aviation Week in Review Aug 31 - Sept 6

If you have SL aviation links for next weeks Virtual Aviation Week in Review, please let me know via email [zoeconnolly (at) gmail (dot) com.

Now on to the most recent SL Aviation links....

Our most recent scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat was on Saturday the 6th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 7th of September at 9 AM SL time. Location: Skies of Tomorrow in Extropia

Josh Noonan is working on an SL version of Charles Lindbergh's airplane.





A Spur-of-the-Moment VICE Combat Dogfight Contest.

SL Aviation Pioneer Cubey Terra celebrates 5 years in Second Life.

Bancos Milestone will soon release his SL version of the de Havilland Beaver Seaplane. Below is a look at a RL version and a Flight Sim version....





Next weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat on Saturday the 13th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 14th of September at 9 AM SL time. Location: Skies of Tomorrow in Extropia. Watch for notices about VICE only combat in the near future. We'll mix it up by alternately using TCS on some days and VICE on others. VICE = Vehicle and Infantry Combat Environment

Friday, September 5, 2008

Veyron Supercharge hosts the next Second Life Bloggers Party

Veyron Supercharge contacted me recently and volunteered to host the next SL Bloggers Party.

Here's her Master Plan (or I should say Mistress Plan)....


Blogger Party - September 7, 2008

When: 1pm SLT until we pass out
Where: Sierra Nevada Sim - SLurl announced soon

Tired of the same old usual party? People showing in some unusual costume or outfit, everyone commenting on how lovely they look. How about something different? :D

Theme: Mistress/Master Ball - submissive's can come too... :D
If you're not "into" D/s, come in your favorite kinky wear for fun.

Rules: Things have to stay like movie R rated at most. If you've seen an R rated movie lately, that covers a lot of ground....
Some area will be provided for extra curricular activities.

Now for the fun part, a submissive auction. Not one, but two of them. First auction will start at 2pm SLT. Second auction will start at 7pm SLT. You can be in both auctions should you choose to be. The winner gets the slave for 24 hours (if that's 1 RL or SL day that's between the two avies). Any limits the sub has must be stated before the auction starts. No SL TOS violations (you know what that means) are allowed. As part of terms the sub can agree for the time to start after the party or during it. Starting price for all auctions is L$500. The auctioneer will take a 25% commission from the winner, and the sub will get the rest. While the auction is going on, the auctioneer is the the sub's dom/domme and must be obeyed.

Subs who will be auctioned should report to the auctioneer 30 minutes prior to their auction and be prepared to be available for viewing. Comments from the peanut gallery are welcome during the auction.

Doms/Dommes who wish to volunteer to be auctioned off - for a good cause - will be given preferential treatment, but once you start, you have to finish, and you are bound in good faith to follow through.

Anyone who is not a dom/domme or sub and wishes to be auctioned off may do so, but should understand - uh - what they're getting into... :D

If you want to be auctioned off, you need to IM Veyron Supercharge or email her at veyron.supercharge at gmail dot com before the party. Note which slot or slots you want to be in. If you plan to attend as a bidder also email or IM as a courtesy so we can gauge how much interest there is.

Try to wear a group tag that lets people know if your a dom/domme, sub or undecided... :)

P.S. Rumor has if there is a good response, several well known bloggers might be up for auction....

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Air Combat for Weekend of September 6th and 7th

This weekends scheduled EDF and RCAF Air Combat on Saturday the 6th of September at 9:00 AM SL time, followed by another dogfight on Sunday the 7th of September at 9 AM SL time.

Location: Skies of Tomorrow in Extropia

Tuesday, September 2, 2008