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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.

Aircraft Review | SSG 747-8i V2.1

When we say Queen of the Skies, we mean the …… When we say 747-8 Series, we say SSG Anniversary Edition.

According to SSG “the release of the 747-8 Intercontinental version 2.x is something that continues on the version 1.x. Version 2.x has a complete remodelled external model with a lot of new features, while the 3D cockpit is also reworked and system are introduced or improved.” Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen who has been a short period technical instructor on the 744, takes the challenge to master this very big Jumbo Jet. Oops, that the old nickname of the 747-100/200 Series.

According to Angelique “The 3D model is really gorgeous and as far as I could compare the SSG model with real 747-8 external photos, it seems nothing is missing and a lot of work has been put into it. The 3D SSG cockpit is as well modeled with a lot of passion and with a brand new “real” aircraft feel. It’s difficult to say how much of a weathered look should be added.”

Curious what Angelique has to say? I bed you are, but watch out .. the overall review is over 14.000 words, so a very long read, but a very interesting read. Go ahead and follow this comprehensive SSG 747-8i V2 review.

Aircraft Review | Carenado F50

Once in a while new X-Plane 11 add-on products have a kind of wow factor. That’s for example with this Carenado Fokker F-50 aircraft. Originally made in the Netherlands, but for you reviewed by our dedicated reviewer Bruce Knight. The same as for me, Bruce flew as passenger, many times with this Fokker F50 while I worked during those days at Schiphol-East and have seen the Fokker models – F27, F28, F50, F70 and the F100.

Back to Bruce and his Fokker adventure. As you can expect, once Bruce is enthusiastic about a product, he can’t stop but the end result is a comprehensive and very detailed with lots of examples how to handle the aircraft. According to Bruce “textures- both internal and external- are very well done. All the flight deck and cabin functions as well as the gear animations are very good. The aircraft is a joy to fly, and is stable in flight so that those who would rather fly the aircraft without the auto-pilot will enjoy doing so. Carenado have incorporated a functional passenger cabin, including moving arm rests, tray tables as well as working lighting. I would recommend this aircraft as being ideal for short-haul regional operations. It’s a fun aircraft to fly!”

Curious what else Bruce has to say? Check out his in-depth Fokker F50 review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | Milviz Turbo Otter

We’re pleased to offer you Andy’s in-depth review of the Milviz DHC-3T Turbo Otter for X-Plane 11. Andy Clarke, our dedicated reviewer, took the time to find out all the ins and outs of this Milviz X-Plane product.

According to Andy “The way this aircraft is modelled gives it real character. Exterior and interior views are created with great realism and are weathered and worn in a convincing way to show an aircraft with lots of hours os service. These systems are realistic and varied and the user interface allows the model to be configured in several ways. The systems also have their own character and do need to be learned to be used effectively but again this is part of the qualities of the model and users should persist as the rewards are worthwhile.”

But there’s much more. Check out via the following link Andy’s comprehensive Milviz Turbo Otter review.