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Aircraft Review | Carenado C208B EX G1000

I’m pleased to inform you that X-Plained.Com has released Andy Clarke his comprehensive review of the Carenado C208B Grand Caravan EX G1000. According to Andy “This model is created to a high visual and audible standard that creates a very realistic and convincing environment for the user. Attention to detail is impressive. I found a few challenges in that the Librain plug in created a problem, and the fact I could not make the PFD and MFD pop out, but these are minor issues which can easily be addressed in future updates.”

Andy continues “I do think the user would benefit from a cockpit diagram to make the use of instrumentation easier. The aircraft is great to fly either by simply loading and flying or by creating more in depth flight experiences by using all of the systems and procedures provided. The aircraft responds well to inputs, either manual or autopilot, and is more agile than its size suggests. A good and interesting model for pilots of all levels of experience.”

Want to read all about it? Then check out Andy’s in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | Floridian vFlyteAir C150 Challenge

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen thinks she has written many reviews related to the Cessna C150/C152 aircraft models from Carenado, Just Flight and now from vFlyteAir. She’s aware of the modified for X-Plane 11 Nhadrian C152, but that’s a different story and not yet had the time to review this package.

But what’s the plan? Will it be a VFR cross country flight and if so, where?
The plan is to cross Florida, departing from KEVB and heading for Ocala International Airport-Jim Taylor Field and from here at a heading of 270 degrees to Cedar Key or actually, to the airfield Lewis (KCDK). A bit long trip, leaning is needed, but it’s possible and else on the way back you can always stop at one of the fields on the mainland to refuel. And that with the vFlyteAir C150 Commuter Trainer configuration.

Curious to her findings? Curious to her Floridian adventure? You can read her Florida cross country story right here via this comprehensive review link. Enjoy and feedback is always welcome.

Aircraft Review | vFlyteAir Cessna C150

With the holidays behind all of us, our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke found enough time to explore the vFlyteAir C150 Commuter. It’s fun to fly such a training GA model. Although Andy never flew this Cessna in real, I can tell you that it flies great. With this tiny model you really learn to fly!

According to Andy “The modelling and sound package of this aircraft is to a high standard and the documentation supplied is interesting, relevant and useful, needing perhaps a couple of small updates. The model is easy to load and is very interactive even though it is a relatively basic aircraft. It is easy to simply load and fly.”

Andy continues “The C150 was designed as a trainer aircraft and in my view this model makes a great platform for X-Plane users to learn how to use X-Plane itself, basic navigation equipment and skills and to gain flight experience.”

Want to read Andy’s whole review? Then follow this comprehensive link and enjoy!

Aircraft Review | Part II JARDesign JD330-200

Couldn’t we stop or did we had enough time, did we had a holiday or ….? No, we didn’t, but  X-Plained.Com reviewer Bruce Knight had more then enough time to check out once more the JARDesign JD332 version 3.3r1. Anyway, this is Part II and what can we say about it?

According to Bruce “I have never flown an A332- nor will I ever do so, and I wanted to have a good appreciation of what I should expect from an X-Plane 11.41 model vs what would be unreasonable to anticipate would be modelled. I even reached out to a retired A320 captain- knowing that the systems are so similar to an A332 that pilots can transition between one and the other. As I became more aware of the complexity of the systems, I also realized how well the JARDesign aircraft works.”

Curious what I has seen on his US flight, and what Bruce found out more, and decided what to do and so on? Take a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you prefer, sit back, relax and enjoy his comprehensive US test flight review.

Aircraft Review | Part I JARDesign JD330-200

Did we had enough time, was it Christmas time, did we had a holiday or ….? Yes, we had. X-Plained.Com reviewer Bruce Knight and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has more then enough time to check out the JARDesign JD332 version 3.3r1. And yes, because we had enough time to check the aircraft, we decided to split the review in a Part I and a Part II. Anyway, this is Part I and what can we say about it?

According to Angelique “It’s not easy when you look for example to the JD330, but it’s possible and will cost a lot of time and effort from the JARDesign team to fulfil this wish to model is as real as possible. I also know that JARDesign lead developer Evgeny Romanov visits quite often together with S7 Airbus pilots the FFS Level-D simulator at Domodedovo to check his modeled aircraft versus the FFS Level-D simulator. Still no guarantee that the modeled JD330 is 100 percent reflecting the reality, but is the best way to model systems by seeing it in real.”

According to Bruce “I have never flown an A332- nor will I ever do so, and I wanted to have a good appreciation of what I should expect from an X-Plane 11.41 model vs what would be unreasonable to anticipate would be modelled. I even reached out to a retired A320 captain- knowing that the systems are so similar to an A332 that pilots can transition between one and the other. As I became more aware of the complexity of the systems, I also realized how well the JARDesign aircraft works.”

Curious what we have seen, found, decided and so on? Take a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you prefer, sit back, relax and enjoy this comprehensive review.

Aircraft Review | ML Aero Design Group MiG-15

On behalf of our new reviewer Wisnu Tanggap Prabowo, I’m pleased to inform you that Wisnu has written a comprehensive review of the Mig-15 from ML Aero Design Group (MLADG).

According to Wisnu “We are the students of history. It shapes our identity. It shapes the reality today and the future. Aviation is no exception. The past shapes the aircraft designs. Aviation also learns from the past; the mistakes, errors, accidents, incidents, dogfights, the flops, the philosophy…. everything.”

This is what this product is all about, it takes you back to the decades and help you simulate how it was like to fly one of the most influential aircraft in history, and the deadliest opponent of the west in aerial superiority in the Cold War.The Mig is a part of it, and this addon tries to simulate just that. Has the developer done a good job? I would say yes.”

Via this in-depth review link you can read all about it.