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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. The modeled airport is as always with Orbx airport a stunning piece of art. It’s so beautiful and so detailed and perfectly blends with their own TrueEarth Northern California region.

Curious what Angelique has to say about KFAT?
Then you should check out her in-depth Orbx Fresno Yosemite International Airport review.

 

Hardware Review | Pro Flight Trainer PUMA - Part II

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen received from the Pro Flight Trainer team the Toe Brake Modification (TBM) kit. In conjunction with the from Aerosoft received the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA., this TBM kit adds a toe brake function to the helicopter equipment. It was worth Angelique’s her time, effort and be able to fly helicopters with wheels and brakes. This resulted in an in-depth review of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA with TBM kit. I hope you like the review.

Hardware Review | Pro Flight Trainer PUMA - Part I

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen received from Aerosoft some awesome helicopter hardware equipment; the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA. Together with the help of the Pro Flight Trainer team she was able to master helicopters in a professional way. This helicopter hardware is really topnotch quality, made of durable materials and much easier to fly helicopters than with regular hardware like joysticks and so on. It was worth her time, effort and be able to fly helicopters. This resulted in a comprehensive review with lots of ins and outs of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA. I hope you like the review. Feel free to comment.

Helicopter Review | VSKYLABS Robinson R44 Raven II

This time your personal reporter Angelique van Campen shifts to helicopters. Yes, you’re right … a total new dimension to explore. The VSKYLABS R44 Raven II will be a challenge. It won’t be a challenge to find out how it’s made, how the 3D model is created or how the small, but beautiful cockpit looks like. The challenge lies in hovering with regular flight sim equipment. The challenge will be setting up all the hardware for the R44 and then to fly it. Curious what Angelique has to say and how she did it? Then you must check her comprehensive VSKYLABS Robinson R44 Raven II review that offers a lot more then just discussing the modeled R44.

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!

 

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 nothing to do with the product. It’s just different finding your way then reviewing an aircraft, an airport, a scenery or hardware.” Want to read the whole article? Take a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you prefer, relax, sit back and enjoy this in-depth SkyScout review.

Hardware Review | Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls

At X-Plained.Com we’re reviewing all kind of products, ranging from software aircraft, airports, scenery, utility add-ons and what else more. Some are chosen by us, some are written on request. The reviewed product, the Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls is a GA aircraft look alike device with switches, buttons and an engine selector. It was fun reviewing it due to the used material and thus the overall quality and what else I found out during the testing. Check it out via this in-depth review link. Enjoy the reading and comments or suggestions are always welcome.

 

Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Lockheed P38L Lightning

Back to the good old days. Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke takes an in-depth look into the FlyingIron Simulations Lockheed P38L Lightning. This will be fun as Andy starts with. But there’s more according to Andy …. “This is a very realistic model with lots of character and the presentation and detail really show off the unique profile. The model is responsive and forgiving to fly and needs far more gentle control inputs than I thought at first. The use of the engines both in start up and flight has been made very realistic and can be a challenge. It is worth practicing and persevering.” Want to read Andy’s complete in-depth review? Check it out via this X-Plained review link.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2014

Aerosoft released on December 31st a new AIRAC Cycle 2014 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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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2014

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on December 31st, 2020. 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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Ho Ho Ho …. A Merry Merry Christmas to All

On behalf of the whole X-Plained.Com team, we would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas!2020 isn’t yet finished, I’m aware of that. Let’s hope we will never face such a disaster for all of us again. With lockdowns in many countries around the world we kept on...

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Homer Jay ToLiss A321 Neo Liveries

X-Plained.Com is pleased to announce, in consult with and the approval of X-Plane.Org user Homer Jay, that we’ve decided to promote several of his ToLiss A321 NEO liveries.The Toliss NEO add-on comes with 2 additional engine types for the ToLiss A321. The 3...

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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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Aircraft Review | Khamsin DHC-1 Chipmunk

This is such a nice and easy aircraft to fly and should get a place in your hanger. I'm talking about the Khamsin DHC-1 Chipmunk version 2.0 for X-Plane 11.50+. That said, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen rented in the south of England a virtual Chipmunk...

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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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Video Section Added

Many videos can be found on the Internet related to X-Plane or dedicated to the many add-ons. Most of them are either promotional videos or have a kind of educational background, so why should we create even more videos, right?We're not interested in competing with...

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WIP JARDesign A340-500 Series

On behalf of the JARDesign Group I'm please to offer you some exclusive screenshots of there WORK IN PROGRESS A340-500 Series. As you all know, JARDesign offers the A330 and the A320Neo and with all their knowledge, they've started a while ago with the development of...

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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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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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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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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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