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Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Lockheed P38L Lightning

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.

Aircraft Review | Khamsin DHC-1 Chipmunk

This is such a nice and easy aircraft to fly and should get a place in your hanger. I’m talking about the Khamsin DHC-1 Chipmunk version 2.0 for X-Plane 11.50+. That said, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen rented in the south of England a virtual Chipmunk and tested out most of it.

According to Angelique “Although Khamsin did model the DHC-1 Chipmunk for X-Plane 10, it must be said that the X-Plane 11 model is not just an updated old model. As far as I can see and as far as my knowledge reaches, lots of things in respect to the 3D aircraft model and the 3D cockpit are completely overhauled with the result a refreshing DHC-1.”

And she continues “it’s such an easy aircraft to handle. Not strange since it was and still is a trainer aircraft. But if you like to do, you can also do steep turns, slow flights (of course you should be) and spins. And much more. And therefore, Angelique invites you to check out her in-depth Chipmunk review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | Nimbus Britten Norman Islander

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen and dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke explored, investigated and flew the Nimbus Simulation Studios BN-2 Islander. On behalf of X-Plained.Com are pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Nimbus Britten-Norman BN-2B aircraft. The modeled version by the Nimbus team is representing the old fashioned cockpit lay-out. I mention that on purpose since the Islander is still build although these days it’s equipped with modern Display Units.

According to Andy “This is a detailed model of a utilitarian aircraft of great character. The developers have paid great attention to detail in the visual and audio modelling and this makes for a very realistic experience. The developers have provided systems and processes that allow multiple configurations of the model to give numerous different flight experiences. This makes this aircraft a really enjoyable and interesting model which can be flown “out of the box” up to a fully realistic flight and a challenge for pilots of all levels of experience.”

Curious about our experience? Then you must check out our in-depth review. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | Just Flight Avro Vulcan

Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen are pleased to offer you a comprehensive review of the Thranda Design and Just Flight teams, the Avro Vulcan.

In case you lost it, this historical fighter package covers the Avro Vulcan models B Mk2, K.2 and MRR versions. We’re both very excited reviewing this aircraft in-depth. Andy has seen and touched the real aircraft when he was young while I’m in for all kind of historical aircraft that are modeled with passion. According to Andy “this is a highly detailed and impressive model.”

Andy continues “The exterior and interior detail really do create the aura of the real aircraft and the textures and colours create a very realistic experience, especially in the cockpit. There are so many pieces of equipment and systems modelled that the aircraft must contain something of interest for any user and challenges for pilots of all abilities.”

But both Andy and Angelique have so much more to offer. Curious what we think? Check out our in-depth review. Enjoy! 

Aircraft Review | Carenado Cirrus SR22 GTx

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen loves Florida, US and then in particular with the Orbx TrueEarth ortho scenery, but there’s more. And that more are aircraft. Although Angelique had her PPL lessons in New Smyrna Beach (KEVB) she drove from north top south, from, west to east to explore Florida.

In this new adventure she explores the Carenado SR22 GTx G3 for X-Plane 11 GA aircraft. A great aircraft for your IFR flights. That said, she tried to find all the ins and outs of this GA model and did that on a IFR flight from Key West to Daytona Bech International Airport.

Was it fun? Did you had any issues or did she like the aircraft. According to Angelique “it’s a great aircraft to practice, especially in combination with the installed X1000 from Laminar Research. The X1000 represents the Garmin G1000 with all the components that belong to this. Although the simulated G1000 doesn’t offer all what the real G1000 has, it’s still fun to fly this aircraft.”

Curious how it was? Curious what she thinks of it? Then you must read this comprehensive review link. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | Beechcraft C90 GTx

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen flies first to Lugano, Switzerland and then to Florida Key West, USA and finally back to Switzerland to make a IFR flight from Lugano to LSZH. Wow, that’s a lot of flying but lucky it’;s all virtually, but for what?

Angelique – she hopes you like that as well – did a thorough check on the Carenado C90 GTx King Air, which is equipped with the Proline 21 Display Units. According to her “So one of the questions you will ask me is …. did I like the C90 GTx King Air for X-Plane 11? Yes, but to be honest I did like the same model already for X-Plane 10, the King Air C90B, so that doesn’t surprising me.” And she continues “Besides that the old King Air C90B and the C90 GTx look very similar, the cockpit instrumentation is totally different. The new C90 GTx comes with Proline 21 and additional equipment thus the flying experience will be different.”

Via this in-depth review link you can read all her experiences including a VFR flight from Lugano back to Lugano and an IFR flight to Zurich.