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Scenery Review | Orbx “the Balearic Islands”

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to take a virtual airplane to Mallorca, but due to COVID-19 restrictions it was not that easy, but she managed to reach the Balearic Islands. Talking about Balearic Islands. Angelique is pleased to take you on her VFR scenic flights at the Orbx Balearic islands, visiting Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca. Check it out at her in-depth review of the Balearic Island flights.

Aircraft Review | Nimbus Britten Norman Islander

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen and dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke explored, investigated and flew the Nimbus Simulation Studios BN-2 Islander. On behalf of X-Plained.Com are pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Nimbus Britten-Norman BN-2B aircraft. The modeled version by the Nimbus team is representing the old fashioned cockpit lay-out. I mention that on purpose since the Islander is still build although these days it’s equipped with modern Display Units. Curious about our experience? Then you must check out our in-depth review. Enjoy!  

Aircraft Review | Part I – Thranda Design Beaver

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to inform you that on behalf of the Thranda Design team she tried to find all the ins and outs of the modeled DHC-2 Beaver. And I can tell you, she had a lot of fun reviewing this model. You can read her in-depth Beaver impression via this link. Enjoy the reading and feel free to comment.

Hardware Review | Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant

We at X-Plained.Com finally made it, oops, no finished it. A more than normal in-depth review of the Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant. Your personal reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to let you know that she finished this awesome piece of hardware. According to Angelique “the Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant; only one word fits it all; awesome piece of hardware! Although the name suggest that we’re dealing with a throttle device for flight simulators, it actually offers much more than only a throttle unit. Besides throttles for GA single and multi aircraft, it also comes with a set for commercial aircraft and it also offers an annunciator light panel and AP panel.” You can read all about her comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com and comments or suggestions or personal experiences are always welcome.


Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2102

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on February 25th, 2021. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2102

Aerosoft released on February 25th a new AIRAC Cycle 2102 for their NavDataPro.For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days...

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Improving X-Plained.Com

Dear all,Just to inform you that we're busy making the necessary improvements at the backend - our developers control center - of X-Plained.Com. The list of improvements are trying to speed up loading times, better scripting and making the website more responsive as...

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Humbug01 “Howard DGA-15P” Released

Update February 13th 2021 : Model updated to version 2.1.0On behalf of Steve Baugh a.k.a. Humbug01 (X-Plane.Org user) we're pleased with Steve's approval to host his Howard DGA-15P package version 2.1.0.The enclosed X-Plane 11.50 model is of the historic GA aircraft,...

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Aircraft Review | DeltaWing Simulation F-16

Our dedicated X-Plained reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen are pleased to inform you that they both decided to write a comprehensive review of the F-16C BLOCK 52+ from DeltaWingsim.Com.According to Andy "the external and internal...

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Helicopter Review | VSKYLABS Robinson R44

This time your personal reporter Angelique van Campen shifts to helicopters. Yes, you're right ... a total new dimension to explore. It's been a while ago that Angelique has reviewed a helicopter. Depending on the degree of realism, it is either not that difficult to...

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Airport Review | Fresno Yosemite International

Many years ago your personal reporter Angelique van Campen visited the famous US National Parks like Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. While in this region, we passed and stayed during our trip from these NPs to San Francisco in the city of Fresno. Not that we...

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Airport Review | DC Sceneries Design KX06

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen takes you on a Floridian cross country trip from Arcadia Municipal (X06) to Coral Creek (FA54), at least, that was the plan. Ho ho, hold on, what was that plan then and why is it not done and what can we expect?That's what...

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Scenery Review | TrueEarth US Florida

Your personal X-Plained.Com reporter Angelique van Campen took a virtual flight to Orlando and drove to Venice, situated on the West coast of Florida. The reason for this virtual flight was to explore Orbx TrueEarth US Florida. And I can tell you, it was an awesome...

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Utility Review | SkyScout for X-Plane

Your personal reporter and dedicated reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to inform you that she made it. Yes, she finished a comprehensive review of XPlane Aviator SkyScout.Angelique says "It wasn't an easy review. It took a while to get the right flow. That has...

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Utility Review | SAM World Jetways

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen virtually travelled around the world to check out Stairport SAM World Jetways. She visited default Laminar Research airports, but also a lot of payware add-on airports. The last one she visited for her...

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Globall Art Vancouver Intl. Airport Video

Originally planned as a slide show at X-Plained.Com, but final thoughts changed me to creating a movie. Although being a movie slide show, it's still a bit better and pleasant to look to.Enjoy our Vancouver airport impression.It's a very detailed and well modelled...

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Video | Orbx TrueEarth GB North Isle of Skye

This X-Plane 11 cross country flight over the Scottish isle of Skye using Orbx Simulation Systems TrueEarth Britain North and the Carenado Grand Caravan EX G1000. The journey starts at Loch Duich where you've got a great look at the Eilean Donan Castle before reaching...

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Hold Advisor by Alan Wright

We proudly present to you from Alan Wright (Teignmouth) his “hold advisor” ….. a quick and easy means of obtaining the correct join path to fly to enter a hold. You always wanted to fly the perfect holding? From now on this is possible with the “Holding Pattern...

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Belga12345 refreshed Saitek FIPs

We’re pleased to offer you, on behalf of Marc Leydecker aka Belga12345, his remodelled, renewed, refreshing Saitek FIP (Flight Instrument Panel(s). At X-Plained we’re exited about what Marc did. Yes, we all know Marc from his gorgeous airports, and once and a while...

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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface Part 2

At we're pleased to offer you part 2 of Marc Leydecker (Belga12345) his Saitek FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) adventure. This time Marc. Starts with "A picture tells a thousand words …. The screenshots used in this part2 tutorial are of a Bendix King...

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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface

Not on approach, not on final, it has landed ... Belga12345 "Saitek FIP" tutorial. Recently we published an article about Saitek FIP. For those who aren’t familiar with Saitek FIP; a FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) is a colorful 3.5-inch LCD screen that seamlessly...

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Mountains by Marc Leydecker

What the heck is this for tutorial .. creating sand/construction mountains on airports, of course, if applicable for you. Even when you know how to do it, perhaps this tutorial will offer you an easier way to create them. Whatever is applicable to you, we're pleased...

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