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Scenery Review | Faroe Island X-Plane 12

Flying from the States to the Faroe Islands is for our reviewer Paul Beckwith not a long trip and therefore, Paul decided to review for you the Faroe Islands from Maps2XPlane which is updated to X-Plane version 12.

According to Paul “The Faroe Islands XP is a tremendous piece of scenery or the Faroe Islands XP from Maps2XPlane is an award-winning scenery, and it continues to demonstrate exactly why it merited that award. Faroe Island XP. Buy it. There are few packages that are as worth the asking price as this work by Maps2XPlane and Albert Ràfols is. You will not regret it especially if you are a fan of helicopter flying and challenging your landing skills. If you are an airliner pilot, the Faroes are an increasingly popular destination in and of themselves, and the airport at Vágar is sure to challenge your skills especially when the weather is less than cooperative.”

Want to know all the ins and outs Paul discovered on his Faroe island hopping? Then you MUST check out his comprehensive review. Enjoy!

Scenery Review | Updated Maps2XPlane Society Islands

We’re pleased to inform you that our dedicated reviewer Paul Beckwith flew back to the Society Island which are updated for X-Plane 12. The Society Islands or actually the package is known as “Society Islands XP – Bora Bora and the Leeward Islands” are a product from Maps2XPlane and published by Aerosoft.

According to Paul “Society Islands XP – Bora Bora and the Leeward Islands remains a scenery package that will draw you in. It does so even more than it did when it was first released under the last version of X-Plane. Maps2Xplane has diligently corrected the mesh problems introduced by X-Plane 12 and created the perfect blend of the Society Islands with the remainder of the X-Plane world. Updating this package to work with XP 12 was definitely worth the effort since the efforts of Laminar Research have enhanced the Leeward Islands in dramatic fashion.”

Curious what Paul has to say or do you want to know all about this scenery add-on package? Then check out Paul’s short review impression for X-Plane 12 or his previous comprehensive X-Plane 11 review.

Aircraft Review | Thranda Cessna C337F Skymaster

Paul Beckwith, our personal Thranda reporter reviews for you the latest Thranda GA aircraft; the Cessna C337F Skymaster. The C337 Skymaster is a twin-engine civil utility aircraft built in a unique push-pull configuration. Its engines are mounted in the nose and rear of its pod-style fuselage. The Thranda C337 Skymaster is part of Thranda “Dynamic Generation Series”.

According to Paul “The Cessna C337F “Skymaster” is a noteworthy addition to the Thranda lineup of aircraft for X-Plane 12. Thranda has set a very high bar of expectations over the course of their aircraft releases and they live up to it with this presentation. The modeling is precise, and the texture work is incredible if not the best available. The only niggle here is the overly glossy tires.”

And “If you are a fan of unusual aircraft, this is a model for you. If you want to make the step up from a single engine plane to a twin engine, this is as good a plane as any to use for getting used to managing a dual set of engine controls.”

But this is only a very small excerpt from the massive in-depth review from Paul. Check it out via this review link, offered by X-Plained.Com. Enjoy!

Scenery Review | Frank and Fabio “Italian Dolomites”

Angelique van Campen, your personal reporter for detailed and in-depth reviews tried to cover the Italian Dolomites from Frank and Fabio.Not an easy task since the X-Plane 12 version of the Dolomites covers an area of 11.000 square kilometeres. That said, where to start, what to see, what to cover, what not and so on. According to Angelique “This is way tooooooo much to cover, but what I did see during my three stretches flying thru and around the modeled area offers me awesome realistic looking major and minor Dolomites, many airports, airfields and heliports.”

And “But thousands if not more objects representing every thing you can imagine. It’s all there. It is all included. Actually, I can’t find any other words then impressive, gorgeous, awesome, wow! A big thumb up for Frank and Fabio with this Italian Dolomites master piece.”

You can read Angelique’s Dolomites experiences at the dedicated X-Plained.Com review. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | AOA Simulations T-6A Texan II

The AOA Simulations team created another masterpiece. This time they modeled the famous USAF trainer, the Beechcraft T-6A Texan II. According to the AOA team “This trainer was developed using the official USAF 1T-6A-1 Flight Manual and SNFO (Student Naval Flight Officer) P-880 Aircraft Systems explanatory guide. It’s compatible with both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. It comes with two default liveries, USAF and U.S. Navy TAW-5, but another bunch of 30 (!) additional liveries is available on the freeware download manager. This is the T-6A model with federated (many small units combined into one system) glass display panels. The project has been in development since February 23, 2020 and is our most detailed model to date.”

The T-6A Texcan II has been reviewed by your personal reporter and ex-ground engineer and technical trainer Angelique van Campen. Although it cost Angelique also a lot of time to check all the systems, it was more then worth to check and above all, to fly the modeled Texan II trainer. According to Angelique “it’s an awesome modeled, and it flies great and as far as she could tested, highly realistic, in particular when using the R2 mode. The AOA support is user / simmer friendly and besides that, AOA Simulations is a well known X-Plane modeler. They are known about their well crafted military fighters and also a GA aircraft while the Texan T-6A is slightly different in that way. It’s not as fast at the fighters, it has a single turboprop engine, but it’s for the design an elegant and maneuverable trainer.”

Curious what she has to say and what she all tested? Then, sit back, relax, take a coffee, tea or something else, but above all, take the time to read her comprehensive and highly detailed review. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | VSkyLabs M-7-235B

Our dedicated reviewer Paul Beckwith explored the VSkyLabs Maule M-7-235B Project aircraft for X-Plane 12. As on owner said “My Maule is a fairly straightforward airplane to fly—but a very nuanced and difficult airplane to fly well. I am constantly working on improving our relationship.” but what experiences Paul.

Paul experienced that the modeled Maule “The VSKYLABS Maule M-7-235B Project is a noteworthy addition to the fleet of aircraft available for X-Plane 12. If your idea of fun is low and slow observation of the world beneath your wheels, the Maule will provide you with hours of that as well. This aircraft is also for those pilots who want to experience the world of conventional gear or “taildragger” aircraft. It is subject to all the benefits and pitfalls of a taildragger while having a little more tailwheel authority and stability than I’ve experienced in other taildraggers.”

But Paul has much more to say then only this. On behalf of Paul and X-Plained.Com we invite you to check out Paul’s comprehensive VSkyLabs Maule M-7-235B review. Enjoy!