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Aircraft Review | SSG 747-8i Anniversary Edition

When we say Queen of the Skies, we mean the …… When we say 747-8 Series, we say SSG Anniversary Edition. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen who has been a short period technical instructor on the 744, takes the challenge to master this very big Jumbo Jet. Oops, that the old nickname of the 747-100/200 Series. Curious what Angelique has to say? I bed you are. Go ahead and follow this comprehensive SSG 747-8i V2 review.

Scenery Review | Orbx Hamar Stafsberg and Ørsta-Volda

It’s still August 2019, but a couple of weeks later. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen started besides many other X-Plained related projects, with her second Norwegian adventures. This adventure deals with the X-Plane airport products from Orbx Hamar Stafsberg (ENHA), Orsta-Volda (ENOV)the Orbx Libraries, MeshXP Norway package from Taburet and a bit of the ortho texturesfromZonesPhoto. Enjoy Angelique’s second in-depth review | Norwegian Adventure part II.

Aircraft Review | Carenado Fokker F 50

Once in a while new X-Plane 11 add-on products have the wow factor. That’s for example with this Carenado Fokker F 50 aircraft. Originally made in the Netherlands, but for you reviewed by our dedicated reviewer Bruce Knight. The same as for Angelique, Bruce flew as passenger with the F 50, while Angelique worked during those days at Schiphol-East and have seen several Fokker models of which the  F50 was one of them. As you can expect, once Bruce is enthusiastic about a product, he can’t stop but the end result is a comprehensive and very detailed with lots of examples how to handle the aircraft. Check out his in-depth Fokker F50 review at X-Plained.Com.

 

Aircraft Review | MLADG MiG-15

On behalf of our new reviewer Wisnu Tanggap Prabowo, I’m pleased to inform you that Wisnu has written a comprehensive review of the Mig-15 from ML Aero Design Group (MLADG). According to Wisnu “We are the students of history. It shapes our identity. It shapes the reality today and the future. Aviation is no exception. The past shapes the aircraft designs. Aviation also learns from the past; the mistakes, errors, accidents, incidents, dogfights, the flops, the philosophy…. everything.” Has the developer done a good job? I would say yes.” Via this in-depth review link you can read all about it.

Airport Review | ShortFinal Design EDDM

It’s Winter time. October Fest is gone with the wind, but your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has some time left to visit the Bavarian landscape and then in particular the ShortFinal Design EDDM airport. EDDM is an important international hub for many airliners, in particular for Lufthansa. Besides that, EDDM is also an important maintenance base for Lufthansa Techniek. Curious what Angelique has to say about it? Then I invite you to read her comprehensive SFD EDDM review.

Utility Review | FlyAGI Tweak Utility

Once an a while there’s something that triggers Angelique’s attention. This time she was seeking for a lua utility that could do a bit more then she normally sees. Together with the recent update of X-Plane to version 11.30r3, she ran into trouble with her clouds, but she found, not only for clouds, a interesting freeware utility; FlyAGI Tweak Utility. Want to read her FlyAGI Tweak Utility look and feel review? Then you must check out this in-depth review link.

Airport Review | Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive

We’re pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive Airport, written for you by our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen. All together worth the read. That said, we invite you to read this comprehensive Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive’ review. That said, EGGD is worth every penny!”

 

Aircraft Review | Saab 340 by Carenado

Although our dedicated and real PPL pilot Bruce Knight may life in the USA, his roots go back to NZ or New Zealand. That said, Bruce is pleased to offer you a in-depth review of the Carenado Saab 340. But Bruce thinks that “there’s so much more to tell you all the ins and outs about this well-modeled and comprehensive with lots of details Saab 340 aircraft.” Want to read it all? Want to read Bruce comprehensive review? I’m quite sure you want and therefore, X-Plained is pleased to offer you his well written and in-depth Saab 340 review.

Utility Review | Laminar Research Control Pad

According to your personal reporter Angelique “When you own an Apple iPhone or iPad, and using X-Plane 11 on your Mac, Windows or Linux, then this article could be very interesting to you. Oh yes, I’m aware that this free Apple Store app is already for a long time available, but I get the impression that it’s a bit “a forgotten Laminar Research app”. Let me introduce you to the Laminar Research X-Plane Control Pad.” Curious what Angelique has to say about the Control Pad app? Check out her in-depth review of the LR Control Pad.

 

FlyWithLua NG updated to 2.7.21

Our Update December 8th, 2019 | Official FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) X-Plane 11 version 2.7.21At X-Plained we’re very pleased to inform you that, in consult with X-Friese, we are able to offer you his latest FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) for X-Plane 11 plugin...

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SketchUp Custom Lights “SPILL”

What the heck is this .. custom lights, if applicable for you. We’re pleased to offer you this short but effective tutorial, written by Marc Leydecker a.k.a. Belga123245.Custom Lights (LIGHT_CUSTOM & LIGHT_SPILL_CUSTOM)We all use lights in our sceneries and...

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totedemac ToLiss Cockpit Textures

We’re pleased to inform you on behalf of X-Plane.Org user totedemac that we’re hosting his ToLiss A319 cockpit pack version 4.1.According to totedemac “This cockpit package version 4.x comes with a plugin that will fix the shadow angles for this aircraft, but it’s...

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SAM Updated Version 2.0.1

No no, don’t worry. It’s not Uncle Sam that has been updated, but Marten his Scenery Animation Manager that has been updated to version 2.0.1. Note that the current version 2.0.1 is only for Windows and Linux systems. Marten is working on an updated version for macOS....

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Aircraft Review | ML Aero Design Group MiG-15

On behalf of our new reviewer Wisnu Tanggap Prabowo, I'm pleased to inform you that Wisnu has written a comprehensive review of the Mig-15 from ML Aero Design Group (MLADG).According to Wisnu "We are the students of history. It shapes our identity. It shapes the...

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Aircraft Review | SSG 747-8i V2.1

When we say Queen of the Skies, we mean the ...... When we say 747-8 Series, we say SSG Anniversary Edition.According to SSG "the release of the 747-8 Intercontinental version 2.x is something that continues on the version 1.x. Version 2.x has a complete remodelled...

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Aircraft Review | Carenado F50

Once in a while new X-Plane 11 add-on products have a kind of wow factor. That's for example with this Carenado Fokker F-50 aircraft. Originally made in the Netherlands, but for you reviewed by our dedicated reviewer Bruce Knight. The same as for me, Bruce flew as...

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Aircraft Review | Milviz Turbo Otter

We're pleased to offer you Andy's in-depth review of the Milviz DHC-3T Turbo Otter for X-Plane 11. Andy Clarke, our dedicated reviewer, took the time to find out all the ins and outs of this Milviz X-Plane product.According to Andy "The way this aircraft is modelled...

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Airport Review | Bristol Definitive Airport

We're pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive Airport, written for you by our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen.According to Andy "There is considerable attention to detail throughout...

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Airport Review | KLAX Funner Flight

We're at X-Plained.Com are pleased to inform you, on behalf of Bruce Knight our dedicated reviewer, that Bruce took the time and effort and even virtually flew to KLAX to figure out all the ins and outs of the Funner Flight KLAX version 2.5 airport. You might think...

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Scenery Review | Norwegian Adventures 2

It’s still August 2019, but a couple of weeks later. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen started besides many other X-Plained related projects, with her second Norwegian adventures. On behalf of Angelique, Orbx and Tony, we're pleased to offer you in a series...

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Scenery Review | Norwegian Adventures 1

It’s August 2019. I’ve started besides many other X-Plained related projects, my Norwegian adventures. I’m pleased to offer you in a series of review articles, part I of my Norwegian exploration. This adventure deals with the X-Plane scenery products from Hard Landing...

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Utility Review | FlyAGI lua Tweak Utility

Once an a while there's something that triggers Angelique's attention. This time she was seeking for a lua utility that could do a bit more then she normally sees. Together with the recent update of X-Plane to version 11.30r3, she ran into trouble with her clouds, but...

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Utility Review | XP Realistic Pro

Although Angelique van Campen had a lot of fun reviewing XPRealistic Pro, it wasn’t easy to write a review about this utility. But she finally found the flow. She's pleased to offer you an in-depth review of XPRealistic Pro version 1.0.92, tested on macOS Mojave...

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Utility Review | WebFMC

A remote FMS CDU/MCDU is always worth to investigate. Such an add-on software could be very helpful. With that in mind, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen decided to take a closer look into the Green Arc Studios WebFMC Pro.It's actually an X-Plane plugin...

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Impression Carenado Fokker F50

I’m aware that I love Fokker aircraft. Yes, I’m also aware that Fokker doesn’t exist anymore as it was in the good old days at Schiphol-East. Anyway, I know the Fokker F27, but more familiar with t5he Fokker F28. While being a mechanic with Martinair, I worked on the...

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Exclusive Screenshots Cheyenne II

During these days it's fun to fly over my own country. In my case that's the Netherlands, Europe (for those simmers who have no idea where the Netherlands are situated). It gives me a moment to relax, a moment to test all the aircraft I have in my huge hangar.This...

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Carenado’s Saab 340, so beautiful

No no, this is not a comprehensive review, and it’s also not an in-depth impression although it’s an exclusive screenshot impression I made today, February 28th while test flying in Germany. It was during this short flight, departing from ShortFinal Design...

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Special FF/QPAC A350 RR ALPS Livery

And now, coming soon to you for the Flight Factor A350 v1.5.x …… the Advanced Low-Pressure System (ALPS) virtual CTi fan blades and modified engine cowling and much more ... even a complete livery.After flights test in 2014 of CTi fan blades with a titanium leading...

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Your Own Boeing 738NG Simulator

You are a simmer with a dream. You’re a simmer for whom there’s only one awesome aircraft in the world, oh, no sorry, in X-Plane … and that’s the Boeing 737 Series, right?If this is your favourite aircraft to fly with, wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a room in the...

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Photo-real Norway From East to West

The following exclusive screenshots are representing a flight from East to West which are left-over screenshots from a “test” flight I did from ENHA to ENOV, near the coast. Some other screenshots will be used in my Norwegian review Part II where I review the freeware...

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FTU plus ASXP Clouds

FTU Advanced Clouds + ASXP HiRes Cloud TexturesOops, for those who don’t know what all those abbreviations mean … FTU mean FlyAGI Tweaker Utility and ASXP stands for Active Sky for X-Plane. Anyway, FlyAGI Tweak Utility main menu can be opened by clicking on the menu...

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Exclusive X-Codr Sedona Screenshots

Welcome to America’s Most Scenic Airport! Sedona Airport (KSEZ) is located in Sedona Arizona, a popular tourist destination for Arizona tourists. Due to its location atop a 500 foot mesa Sedona Airport is a destination that pilots often go out of their way to land...

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Munich Winter Wonder World

In-between the many things your personal reporter Angelique van Campen does on my iMac on a daily base, is trying to find some time to visit SFD EDDM and preparing herself to start with the Short Final Design EDDM review. Today, Saturday February 2nd, she found some...

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Impression ShortFinalDesign EDDM

Short Final Design, known from many payware and freeware airports. The designer/developer behind SFD is also MisterX, known from his famous MisterX6 Library and much more.Anyway, this page deals with the high quality and accurate modeled EDDM or Munich Airport or also...

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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 X-Plained.com 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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Roger2009 “DC-9-30 Series”

Good old workhorse, the Douglas DC-9-30 Series. Angelique van Campen explores Roger2009 his Dc-9-30 Series. Although I've written a while ago this product story, I found it worth to pinpoint it again on the highlight X-Plained list. Ah! The good old days of the...

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SpainUHD Part I “Menorca Impression”

SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. The performance is very similar to SimHeaven scenarios, but the...

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