SAPFA has been working with Aeroworx to bring you a suitable platform for flying competitions on your computer.

While we have succeeded with the visual effects, we have not been able to duplicate the comradery and the smell of burnt avgas.

 

Firstly you will need a computer with a screen and a joystick. The minimum requirements are listed here:

https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/x-plane-11/15381

with an app that will check your system.

 

Next you will need to buy and install your own copy of Xplane. You can buy this here:

https://www.x-plane.com/

 

Once installed, we need a few add ons.

First you need your own aircraft. This is the cheapest aircraft you will ever own.

Cessna172SPVWR2020.zip (132 MB)


Make a New Folder - \X-Plane 11\Aircraft\My Aircraft and Extract this file to that folder.
When choosing the aircraft to start a flight, go to customize and then at the top right where it says default, click there and choose your callsign livery.

 

Next you need some on screen instruments.

FlyWithLua.zip
Extract this file to /X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins
This will put among other things Rally_Info.lua into: (/X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins/FlyWithLua/Scripts)
When you restart XP the rally info widget should show up in the top left corner. This will conveniently show, Airspeed, Mag Heading, Altitude and Time.

 

Now you need a flight logger, so that we can score your flight.

TimedProcessing.zip


Extract this file to /X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins
This will start logging your flight when you start the program and write the file when you quit Xplane. It will write a log file "TimedProcessing.GAC" to the /X-Plane 11 directory.

And then you need some realistic scenery.

SAMastsV2.zip
WindTurbines.zip

FASH.zip

Just download and unzip directly to the Custom Scenery folder; above the overlays folder...

This will provide customised Masts
This will provide customised Wind Turbines

This will provide customised scenery for Stellenbosch Airfield, with the Zero landing line.

 

And now some realistic scenery for the route. (We are still working on a solution the efficiently make these available to you)

For the Stellenbosch World Rally Flying Champs, the only files you need are:

zOrtho4XP_-34+018.zip (4.7 GB)
zOrtho4XP_-34+019.zip (6.4 GB)
zOrtho4XP_-35+018.zip (1.04 GB)
zOrtho4XP_-35+019.zip (3.8 GB)

Note this are numbered by the Bottom Left corner of the latitude longitude square.

 

Have Fun without burning Avgas.