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According to Bruce “The stability, ease in handling, the feeling of having a heavy aircraft under your control- even how it is unforgiving if landings are done without sufficient airspeed. While I was generating my “numbers” table in the test flight, I found them to be overall relatively close to the real thing.”
Bruce continues “The graphics and look of this model is amazing (even given the few small issues I found). Great sound and good handling, along with effective lighting, to me all equals immersion, and this product is certainly that- I had a feeling of satisfaction after flying it, not frustration, which I often get if it doesn’t feel almost real.”
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Hi wmg, good questions. If you were asking about a C172 I could answer “right off the bat” as I have over 200 hours in type, but unfortunately zero time in the B58- such is the world of flight simulation. I am away from my computer today, but will get back with you tomorrow (August 1). Thanks for your interest.
There are 2 Pitot Heat switches, but only one pitot tube on the port side. Does the pitot tube have a “backup” heater or did Carenado just forget to add a second one on the starboard side? Also, I have not found a functioning “ice light’. Perhaps it is just my equipment, a iMac running 10.14.5.
Your question has been enlightening as it has taught me more about this beautiful aircraft. I found a B58 POH: Basically the standard pitot tube is mounted near the left of the nose wheel, and there is a “Left” labeled switch for pitot heat (as well as the stall warning alarm). I looked at photos of B58 cockpits and most of them had a blank space where the “right” labeled switch would be mounted. Beechcraft have an option of adding a second (right) pitot mast (to the right of the nose-wheel) to provide a separate feed to the copilot’s instruments to add redundancy, and this “right” pitot mast has it’s own separate heater (that’s the switch labeled Right”.
To your question: It appears that additional right pitot switch is included, but the aircraft is only fitted with the (standard) left pitot mast. I also checked the Laminar stock Baron and it is the same. I am unsure as to whether that occurs in the real world- often a given model will have variances in configurations over the life-time of the production that are not different enough to need a new operating certificate.
I suggest you address any further enquiries to the Carenado forum, since I have limited knowledge of this aircraft.
Thanks for your interest, and for being a member of the X-Plained community.
Thanks for the confirmation. I’ve searched Caranedo’s forum, but haven’t found anything about this. However, the forum is pretty extensive, so I might have missed something. I’ll try again once some dust settles.