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Aircraft Review | NKDesign C140

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke checks out the NKDesign Cessna C140. You’re right, a very old, almost a historical GA aircraft, but Andy had a lot of fun and worth to check out the model.

According to Andy “This is a fun aircraft to fly. The all round visibility from the cockpit is really helpful. There are no complicated systems to learn and the checklist is almost completed by switching the engine on and off. There are no navigation aids so VFR skills are put to the test.” And Andy continues “There is real character to the appearance of the aircraft augmented by some bespoke sounds to accompany various actions and operations. The checklists and engine start up are extremely straight forward that it is simple to “wake” the aircraft. A real opportunity also for those who want to practice VFR flight.”

You can read Andy’s review via this X-Plained.Com link.

Aircraft Review | VSkyLabs C-47 FLP

It wasn’t an easy job, and it took a lot of time to figure out how all the systems work and above all, to fly the C-47, but it was worth your personal reporters time. On behalf of your reviewer Angelique van Campen, we at X-Plained.Com present to you a massive in-depth review of the VSkyLabs C-47 Skytrain FLP (Flying Lab Project). Yes yes, she knows that there’s also an Aeroworx C-47/DC-3, but according to the Aeroworx group this model is till in beta, so we need to wait til that’s OK.

But now the VSkyLabs C-47 Skytrain review based on model version 3.0c. According to Angelique “It may be an old aircraft with not so many systems, but it has so many different systems in it, that it’s hardly impossible to discuss every tiny section. On the other hand, she thinks she offered some background information, included her own tips and tricks and how to deal with the simulated systems and yes, not every system is modeled as in the real DC-3/C-47, but perhaps with the new update these are also included.

Then I suggest that you seek for a relax seat, take something to drink and eat since it is a long read, but worth every paragraph. Oops, almost forgotten. Here’s the link to this comprehensive review. Enjoy!

Airport Review | Granada XP by LOGO Projects

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen took a virtual flight from EHAM Amsterdam Schiphol International to Granada International Airport, modeled by LOGO Projects. Although this wasn’t a long flight, it was worth her time and investment exploring Granada XP.

According to Angelique “For some reason I had a lot of fun exploring this small to medium size Spanish airport. I think it had to do that I knew that only one person modeled it, living in Barcelona, Spain. And yes, it’s not a large airport, but even this small one has it’s own charme.”

She continues “Combine this with the freeware SpainUHD ortho textures, and you’re ready to explore Spain in general. And for those simmers who like to fly under VFR rules, it’s even more fun making a stop at the modeled LOGO Projects Granada.”

And now it’s up to you to judge. Check out Angelique’s her LOGO Projects Granada for XP review at X-Plained.Com.

Scenery Review | Orbx TrueEarth GB Central

This is an easy job for our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke, reviewing Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain Central. As Andy lives in the UK, it’s not far from his hometown to explore the beauty of the Central of England, made possible by Orbx with their TrueEarth packages.

According to Andy “Given the size and coverage of the scenery it is impossible to cover every iconic building and every area. The whole view fitted together and created stunning realism. The scenery below included a motorway, railway and minor road alongside each other. VFR flights would not have been as detailed given the detail provided by Orbx True Earth. The whole flight becomes alive as the user takes in the stunning detail and looks for the next landmarks, iconic site, road or water layout with confidence.”

Overall, an awesome package. You can read Andy’s complete in-depth review with a video surprise at the end of his review. Enjoy the reading and see you in the Central of Orbx Great Britain.

Airport Review | CFXP Vancouver Airport

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen took a virtual flight to Vancouver International Airport, Canada and explored the modeled Canada4XPlane airport. According to Patrick from Canda4XPLane “At Canada4XPlane we develop high quality add-ons for XPlane 11. In addition, our website is a collection of many other Canadian add-ons from other developers, organized neatly in our categories. Our goal is to create the largest site for Canadian Add-ons for XPlane 11.”

Angelique confirm this statement since the overall modeled airport comes with lots of tiny details, and the whole Sea Island is taken into account. It was worth Angelique her time to review this airport and is it worth your money to buy it?

The answer is simple; yes, I enjoyed every minute exploring each corner of the airport. You can read her in-depth review that not only comes with a thorough review of the modeled airport but it also comes with a lot of tips and tricks.

Scenery Review | Orbx TrueEarth Britain South

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke explored for you this time his own country and flew around from East to West, from North to South, covering the Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain South scenery. According to Andy “There is a great temptation to just keep on flying over this scenery, interested in the next detail to be viewed. The standard of presentation certainly is a game changer in terms of flight experience and creates another reason to simply get in a plane and fly. The package also assists greatly with VFR flight. Not all buildings are modelled in detail, but even those not given special attention are in the correct place and add to the view.”

But there’s more. Andy thinks “Settlements are recognisable from particular buildings and also road layout. In terms of navigation all settlements reflect the same “footprint” as those on the map and so can be identified. The detail, colours and textures are realistic and effective and blend well together.”

It has been an exiting journey for Andy and Angelique, who helped Andy with a couple of scenic YouTube flights. You can read it all in Andy’s comprehensive and detailed review