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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!

Aircraft Review | vFlyteAir Cherokee

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had a close look into the completely renewed vFlyteAir Cherokee 140 Original for X-Plane 11.30+ and she can tell you, it was worth the look, feel and flights.

According to Angelique “The Cherokee 140 comes with a VFR and IFR instrument panel/model. With the older previous model they called it the Original and Classic model. Basically, the Original with the VFR instrument panel is just a perfect aircraft for PPL lessons or just flying around without the need of using any navigational equipment or you go for the IFR (or old naming Classic) model. Although this is an IFR model, it can still be used for your virtual PPL lessons. It comes with a Garmin GNS 430, an AP, and besides NAV equipment also with an ADF. Perfect for your IFR training.”

It’s a worthy add-on, it’s worth to have it in your hangar, it’s great to fly with, either on your VFR or IFR flights. Check out Angelique’s comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Spitfire L.F. Mk IXc

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen did a combined review of the FlyingIron Spitfire.

According to Andy “The many working systems add to the realism of the experience and the developers have found ingenious ways of integrating further flight systems, some not true to the original, so that the user has many options as to how to conduct a flight.”

But Andy found much more ” Andy continues “With two engine types and full and clipped wing versions, along with several liveries, the model can be configured in several ways and the flight experience can be whatever the user makes of it. A high quality model that presents the aura and character of the real aircraft whilst maintaining realistic challenges for the user to overcome.”

Want to know what Andy has to say more and what Angelique thinks about the FlyingIron Spitfire, you can read it our in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | X-Trident Harrier

We from X-Plained have the following surprise for you … written by Andy Clarke and a little bit by Angelique van Campen … a comprehensive review of the X-Trident Hawker Harrier.

According to both reviewers “The interior of the aircraft has the very utilitarian look of a military aircraft but does not lack detail or clarity. This creates a very realistic atmosphere and environment when flying the model. The model is provided with a large amount of operating controls and instrumentation throughout allowing the user to become immersed in all the different activities connected with an aircraft of this type.”

But there’s so much more to read. Curious? Then you should read our in-depth review. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | Carenado Cessna S550

While our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke tries to relax, he’s also curious how the Carenado Cessna Citation S550 is modeled or how it flies or how … too many questions and thoughts.

According to Andy “This model is highly detailed both inside and out and comes with a very good sounds package. The developers have worked to make as many systems usable and this creates a busy and interesting cockpit environment. The aircraft surprised me with is level of sophistication for relatively small, and not so young aircraft.”

Andy also thinks that “The avionics modelled really do add to the experience and enable a great involvement for the user. The model provides a platform that is easy for the less experienced user to create an enjoyable flight without going through numerous procedures and preparation yet at the same time there is so much that actually works in the model it can become more and more challenging to use to its full potential. A detailed aircraft that looks great and provides a flight experience to match.”

You can read it all via this in-depth Cessna Citation S550 review link. Enjoy the reading!

Aircraft Review | C177 Cardinal X-Plane 11


We’re pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Alabeo C177 Cardinal for X-Plane 11, but first, let me introduce you Bruce Knight, our new reviewer and real licensed PPL pilot. It’s my pleasure to have Bruce being a member of our team. We’re both looking forward to see many reviews from his hand.

Bruce his first review isn’t just a review … it’s a comprehensive realistic examination of this Alabeo aircraft. According to Bruce “In full disclosure I have never flown a Cessna-177, however I do have significant time in a C-172 and have flown a C-182 with a CFI onboard. Both of these real aircraft are very stable and exhibit a heavy and stable feel, which is translated into the Cessna-177 very well. I am very impressed by the stability of the flight model, almost to the point that I feel it’s a shame to use the autopilot and let “George” have all the fun!”

And Bruce thinks that “For anyone who wants to step into the world of “complex aircraft” from a slower C-172 or similar, this product by Alabeo is a beautiful way to do that.”

Curious what Bruce has to say more? Then you must check out his in-depth review here at X-Plained.Com. Enjoy!