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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.

According to Bruce “An aircraft such as this is very well suited to short regional routes that can be flown in less than an hour. The sound is excellent, as is the lighting and texturing, and the depth of the simulation I found to be very nice. The features in the model such as independent movement of seat reclining, tray tables and passenger lighting are very well done and equal to or better than anything else I have tried to date. All of this is surpassed only by the great customer support on the forum where questions are answered very promptly.”

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.

Aircraft Review | Cessna C310 L

Something new, something refreshing, something to think about or something … ah, whatever!

That said, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen decided on special request to check out the Digital Replica Cessna C310L. According to Angelique “we’re talking about a very old and perhaps even historical aircraft. Ok, not historical as the Douglas DC-3 or Convair models, not even famous as the Fokker F-28 or F-27, but around the year 1960 and before, it was a hot model, the Cessna C310L.”

Angelique continues “Wrapping it all together, keeping in mind the price, this Digital Replica aircraft model is nearly half the price from twin engine competitors which makes it a great choice to try out this Cessna C310L. and she can tell you that it was worth the time to check it out. Miguel from Digital Replica was very helpful in answering my questions and issues, which helped me a lot. That the Auto Pilot is custom-made is awesome for such a package price.”

Do you want to know all – ok, nearly all – about it? Then you should read, but keep in mind that it’s a very long review, this comprehensive Digital Replica C310L review. Enjoy and comments are welcome!

Aircraft Review | Just Flight Duchess 76

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is just back from her Dutch flying trips to test something special, to test also her twin engine skills, to test the latest model from Just Flight / Thranda Design as per April 2019, the Beechcraft Duchess 76.

According to Angelique “As always I have the feeling if I have discussed everything or that I’ve forgotten something. It looks like that I did it and that I discussed all the parts of the Just Flight / Thranda Design Duchess 76. Therefore I hope that the contents of this review will help you making the right decision. What said in the beginning of this review, there are a lot of developers making twin engine GA aircraft and that makes it even more difficult to make the right choice.”

She continues “As far as my knowledge goes, most of these developers are all highly skilled in what they model and they all update their models on a regular base which is also important. But perhaps there’s one thing that could change your mind buying the Just Flight / Thranda Design Duchess 76 add-on and that is ….. there’s only one Beechcraft Duchess 76 for X-Plane 11 available. So when you like to fly a twin engine trainer and you like to fly a T-tail then this is your GA aircraft.”

Ready for a comprehensive Dutch Duchess review? No worries, everything is in English! You can check out Angelique’s in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Airport Review | Sedona UHD Airport

From his home town, Bruce Knight, our dedicated reviewer, visited the incredible Sedona area and of course the local airport, all modeled by X-Codr. According to Bruce ‘I can’t imagine what approaching this airport to land is like- the effects of up and down drafts (as indicated in the airport documentation), the relatively short runway with its elevation, and the slope of the runway- and what it must be like to try and ignore all this amazing geology while focusing (or trying to) on landing your aircraft.’

Bruce continues “This wrap-up largely repeats comments made throughout the review- the rendition of the airport and surrounding landscape is very well done. That this update is free is a testament to the author, as the increased definition adds so much to the prior versions of this product.”

“The attention to detail is excellent, the visuals look so real compared to my actual experiences from being there. The dynamic hanger doors (there are two hangers featured) make for an excellent addition to realism.”

Want to read Bruce his comprehensive review? Then check it out at X-Plained.Com via this in-depth link.

Aircraft Review | X-Aerodynamics F-16

Curious what review X-Plained.Com brings you this time? This time your reviewers Andy Clarke and Angelique van Campen checked, tested and flew the JCS / X-Aerodynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The F-16 was originally made by General Dynamics, but ok, that’s history.

According to both reviewers “This model is not as detailed or as complicated as some and many systems work automatically, rather than having to be handled by the pilot, and whilst some may feel this limits the use of the aircraft it does free up the pilot to fly and enjoy the renown agility and responsiveness of the F16.”

They continue “The developers have made key systems usable along with the additional functions such as refuelling and weapons release. The streamlining of processes to start the aircraft and the straight forward methods of obtaining flight information from the various displays means the user can enjoy the flight experience itself and appreciate the all round visibility the model provides.”

Want to read there comprehensive review? Check it out via this F-16 Fighting Falcon link. By the way; the review is based on model or package version 2.0.3.

Aircraft Review | Carenado G1000 C172S

Our dedicated GA pilot Bruce Knight did some extensive tests for you with the Carenado Cessna 172S with G1000. Oh oh, that has been wild rides, but the outcome is a comprehensive review.

Bruce thinks that “This Carenado model performs close to my actual experience in type. The additional work done around the G1000 suite is well done and enhances realism. It is stable in flight and predictable- good for learning how “flying by the numbers” always works to one’s benefits (power, airspeed, etc.). For those who just want to do traffic]c pattern work (which all pilots do from time to time, if only to keep up the 90-day landing currencies required), this model is perfect.”

And Bruce continues “For those wanting a more complex flight route the G1000 offers more sophistication than the avionics in some airliners flying the skies today, especially non-glass and semi/early glass flight decks).” But there’s so much more to read about this Carenado GA model. Curious what Bruce has to say more? You can read the whole story via his in-depth review. Enjoy!