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Aircraft Review | Part I Airfoillabs Skyhawk Digital

Our dedicated reviewer Paul Beckwith started to explore the Airfoillabs Next Generation Cessna C172 Skyhawk, but came quickly to the conclusion that this is a comprehensive model with lots of features. No, not lots of feature … a huge amount of features.

According to Paul “Walking up to the C172 NG, the model quality becomes apparent even at a distance. Surface reflections and detail are responsive to light conditions from bright sun to shade with less reflectivity where the skin is in full sunlight. External features as lights, fuel drains, rivets, and seams visible as well. The details only become clearer and more impressive as we move in closer.

But there’s more. Paul continues “In Part 2, We will climb on in, finish our pre-flight, start up, taxi, and take-off. We will then put the Cessna through its paces and try out a few scenarios to see what they do and how they work. Finally, we’ll bring it down to land and wrap it all up.” But let me first offer you this in-depth Part 1 of his Airfoillabs Next Generation Cessna C172 Skyhawk impression. Enjoy the reading.


Aircraft Review | VSL PAC CT/4E Airtrainer

First of all, I welcome you our new reviewer Todd C. Immediately your personal reporter Angelique would like to add to this that we’re pleased on behalf of Todd, that he finished his first comprehensive review of the VSkyLabs PAC CT/4E Airtrainer.

According to Todd “The aircraft exterior modeling is very well done though the lights seem a little large for the aircraft. While the fueling latches could have been identified, it did not take away from the beauty of the exterior model. The decals and paint are very clean and crisp and truly represents the real CT/4E.”

Todd continues “The aircraft systems and the overall flight model are realistic based on my research and observation of real-world flights of the CT/4E via You Tube. Flying the aircraft is also fun and I had no frame rate issues.”

Todd has so much more to share with you. You can read it all via his comprehensive review. Feel free to comment or leave a message for Todd.

Aircraft Review | FlyJSim Dash 8 Q400

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke tries to master the FlyJSim Dash 8 Q400 Next Generation model., According to Andy “This is a high quality model, when considered from any aspect, and is accompanied by detailed and helpful documentation that compliments the effort put in to producing the aircraft itself. The very high level of detail, both externally and internally, immerses the user in every aspect of using the Q400. The number of systems modelled and the way they integrate with each other creates a totally realistic flying environment.”

But Andy has so much more to tell. He continues “The challenges are quite addictive in the sense that I want to do another flight to complete it in a slightly more realistic manner. A great model for users of any experience, it flies well, is a stable aircraft and the combination of options and variations for each flight are seemingly endless.”

Curious? Then you must read his in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | ToLiss Airbus A340-600

It took your personal reporter Angelique van Campen a bit of time, but she managed to complete her in-depth re view of the ToLiss Airbus A340-600. Although it was a lot of work, it was also fun exploring this large Airbus product. We’re all aware of ToLiss airbus aircraft, but the A340-600 was different in a way. It was Angelique’s task to find out all the ins and outs of this well crafted and awesome flying Airbus aircraft. As we all know, ToLiss is known about their FBW (Fly-by-Wire) plugin, and this model got the necessary input from ATPL pilots of which one is still flying the A340-600 and the other flew the A340-600.

Angelique thinks “The modeled 3D cockpit or flight deck is gorgeous with lots of weathering as you can and may expect. But weathering is not enough. How are the systems modeled or how does it fly or even better, how realistic does it fly? The answer to that is … awesome! You can use the real standard operating procedures next with it, or you can use the very well written tutorial which is highly professionally put together.”

You can read her comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com via this link, but keep in mind, it will be a long read, so take your time, relax and enjoy her findings. Comments and/or suggestions are welcome! 

Aircraft Review | Thranda PZL-104MA 2000

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is pleased to review this extraordinary original Polish STOL aircraft. She has seen many aircraft models in her aviation period, but this Wilga is weird, very weird. But the way it is crafted by Thranda Design is worth the review, worth Angelique’s her time and effort since it looks so nice, or perhaps she should say “cute”.

According to Angelique “this Wilga is another master piece I would say. There’s eye for all kind of tiny details as well as great 3D external and internal modeling. When you’re familiar with other Thranda Design aircraft, you know that they create nice and good looking GA aircraft of high quality with lots of features.”

You can read her in-depth review via this X-Plained.Com link. Enjoy as usual and feel free to leave a comment behind.

Aircraft Review | PWDNH Let L-200D

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke did a thorough inspection on the PWDNH Let L-200D aircraft. According to Andy “This is a well produced and presented model, created in detail and staying true to the original, both outside and inside. The developers have worked hard to ensure the systems in the model mirror the real thing and this makes it very interesting, although a little more detail about them in the manual may be beneficial.”

But Andy continues … “The set up page is a great extra allowing the user to add variation to settings and flights. Given its realistic lack of complicated systems it is a great model on which to learn and practice twin engined flight. An aircraft modelled correctly for its age and maintaining a considerable amount of character, giving the user a very enjoyable experience once its slightly quirky systems have been learned.”

Curious what else Andy has to say? Then you must read his in-depth review of this gorgeous modeled aircraft.