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Skunkcrafts Mustang P-51 Review

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a look at the exclusively for X-Plane 11 modeled Mustang P-51 from Skunkcrafts.

According to Andy “It would be easy to imagine that the modelling of a WW2 origin, single seat fighter would be straight forward and with limited detail and equipment. The developers have proved this too be very wrong with a great amount of detail both inside and outside the aircraft and with most of the cockpit switches, instruments, levers and operations simulated to work.”

But there’s more. Andy continues “Several useful additions have been created to enhance the flying experience together with a sound package that is easily customised and very realistic. Whilst the model is great to just climb in and fly, with sensitive controls and details such as working guns, it is when the user starts to add more detail and procedures to the flight that it can be seen how challenging these aircraft were and just how much went in to flying them.”

You can read Andy’s comprehensive P-51 review via this link.

FlyJSim 727 Professional v3 Review

Back to the good old days .. back to February 1963 … back to the maiden flight of the Boeing 727-100, but this time brought to you by FlyJSim with there latest creation … the Boeing 727 Series Professional.

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has the pleasure to find – as far as possible – all the is and outs of this old-fashioned aircraft although the implementation of the Laminar Research default FMS and the add-on xCIVA INS are possible. According to Angelique “Should you own the FlyJSim 727 Professional v3? I think it should be in your hangar, even when you’re a modern electronic computerized flight simmer.”

Angelique continues “When you like old-fashioned aircraft and like to fly only with the help of VOR/VORTAC and NDB beacons, then this is your companion. But it’s even possible to add to this aircraft the “as real as it gets” Delco CIVA INS unit.”

She has put a lot of time and effort into it, but it’s worth the result, it’s worth the reading, it’s worth .. find it out yourself by following this massive in-depth FJS 727 v3 review.

X-Plane 11 Embraer EMB-110 Review

Your personal reporter and enthusiastic reviewer Angelique van Campen flies the DreamFoil Creations “Embraer EMB-110 for X-Plane 11” and comes to one conclusion, a very nice and well-modeled GA/commuter aircraft.

Angelique thinks that “This is another interesting addition to the X-Plane aircraft fleet. I’m aware that it becomes a bit crowded with all kind of these twin engines GA aircraft on the X-Plane 11 market. Carenado has got a few, vFlytAir has got one, Alabeo has got one, and so on. Neither less, I was impressed with the DreamFoil model for X-Plane 10, so it is logical that I like it still while being updated for X-Plane 11 with a couple of new features and a couple of nice implemented modifications.

The operations manual is – in my view – very colorful but the majority of things you need to know are there. The EMB-110 is nicely modelled externally and internally which was already the same for the X-Plane 10 model. The exterior has many tiny details, as well as the virtual cabin and 3D cockpit. I sincerely hope painters will take the time and effort to provide some more liveries. The current default liveries are nice, but the model deserves more.”

You want to know al about it …. then you must read her comprehensive Bandit review.

Carenado 690B Turbo Commander Review

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke had a thorough look into and around the Carenado Turbo Commander 690B and guess what ….

Andy thinks that “This is a very detailed model and is extremely realistic when viewed externally and internally.  The detail is complimented by a very convincing, varied and appropriate sound package. I do think that given all the systems made available and all of the working switches and instruments a cockpit diagram would be useful for a less experienced user but the check lists and systems guide provided in the documentation are very useful.”

And Andy adds even more …. “The model is great to simply fly and enjoy X-Plane but can be used in great detail by those who wish to carry out more detailed procedures. I did find the auto pilot more challenging than most I have used given the tendency for the selection of one mode initiating combinations of other modes I did not expect but, once I had practiced, it controlled the model as a stable platform allowing the user to learn more about the aircraft and enjoy the views.”

Curious to his in-depth review? Then you must check out this X-Plained.Com review link. Enjoy!

Just Flight Socata and Trinidad Review

X-Plained.Com is pleased to inform you that our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke has visited the virtual factory of the Just Flight Socata TB10 Tobago and TB20 Trinidad.

According to Andy “This is a very high quality model with great attention to detail. When viewed from outside or inside it is clear and realistic and the views are accompanied by a convincing sound suite. There are numerous systems modelled with the aircraft and the developers have used innovative ways to allow the user to access these whilst preparing the aircraft, in flight or shutting the aircraft down.”

Andy continues “The two variants are easily identified and either can be chosen quickly from various menus.  The avionics supplied means there is something for users of all levels of experience and the aircraft can be simply flown, especially for the views out of the cockpit, or used to a high level of realism that would challenge a more experienced user.”

You can read all about it via this comprehensive review link.

Just Flight/Thranda Design Cessna C152 Review

Add-ons like this Cessna C152 from Just Flight/Thranda Design are such rewording products. And that’s what your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had in mind too. Back to the good old days, back to the days she tried to get her US PPL in Florida, KEVB.

According to Angelique “I flew to New Smyrna Beach, Florida (KEVB), where I had my lessons at IFT (International Flight Training). Thus, the question is, is it worth acquiring this modeled C152? The answer is YES, without doubt! Worth being a member of your GA aircraft collection.”

And she continues “I liked this GA aircraft while flying and testing around.I liked it very much! I felt in love “again” with this dedicated X-Plane 11 C152 from Just Flight/Thranda Design.”

You can read it all. Where? …. here at X-Plained.Com via this comprehensive review link.