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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.

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!