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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.

Curious?
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!

Aircraft Review | Part II – Thranda Design Beaver

As promised to myself, and too You, our readers, I need to figure out how to start this part II of the Thranda DHC-2 Beaver review. The idea of this impression is to cover the DHC-2 Beaver with amphibious floats. Yes, I write on purpose amphibious floats since the Beaver can also be equipped with “straight” floats.

That the real DHC-2 Beaver was and still is a famous aircraft and in particular a magnificent seaplane is known, and now with the Thranda DHC-2 Beaver You and I can enjoy this X-Plane 11 add-on. Just follow this link and you’ll get all the ins and outs of the seal[plane version as wel las how to skim with Tundra wheels.

Aircraft Review | Part I – Thranda Design Beaver

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to inform you that on behalf of the Thranda Design team she tried to find all the ins and outs of the modeled DHC-2 Beaver. And I can tell you, she had a lot of fun reviewing this model.

According to Angelique “It was an awesome experience to review the modeled Beaver by Thranda and perhaps we will review the Pilatus PC-6 too since I’m impressed by what I’ve seen and how it’s made. And this also concludes our Part I of the Thranda Beaver with wheels. As I mentioned before, our Part II of the Thranda Beaver will cover the seaplane model.”

And “For those who like to fly in the bush bush they need the tundra wheels or when just fly to/from paved airports, you can equip them the Beaver with normal sized wheels. But for those who love to fly to snowy sceneries, they can equip the Beaver with skis etc.”

You can read her in-depth Beaver impression via this link. Enjoy the reading and feel free to comment.

Aircraft Review | DeltaWing Simulation F-16

Our dedicated X-Plained reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen are pleased to inform you that they both decided to write a comprehensive review of the F-16C BLOCK 52+ from DeltaWingsim.Com.

According to Andy “the external and internal modelling of the aircraft have been completed to a high standard with great attention to detail. Considerable imagination has been applied to how the user can interact with the model along with many alternative ways to present the pilot. The systems to engage with the model fit seamlessly with the systems for the aircraft itself.”

“The developers have managed to make the use of the model both straight forward and accessible without compromising on realism. Whilst this departs from the traditional FMS used by X-Plane it does create a very realistic experience. The model is further enhanced by the addition of extras such as smokers, drop tanks, weaponry, a variable HUD and a helmet mounted display.”

But Andy and Angelique have so much more to tell that it’s worth to check out our in-depth DeltaWing Simulations F-16C BLOCK 52+ review.

Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Lockheed P38L

Back to the good old days. Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke takes an depth look into the FlyingIron Simulations Lockheed P38L Lightning. This will be fun as Andy starts with. But there’s more according to Andy.

Andy thinks that “This is a very realistic model with lots of character and the presentation and detail really show off the unique profile. The model is responsive and forgiving to fly and needs far more gentle control inputs than I thought at first. The use of the engines both in start up and flight has been made very realistic and can be a challenge. It is worth practicing and persevering, I am no expert and I acquired the technique after a while.”

Andy continues “Once accomplished it is a great feeling to have learned the true nature of flying the aircraft.” Want to read Andy’s complete in-depth review? Check it out via this X-Plained review link.