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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.

Aircraft Review | Alabeo C170 B

Andy Clarke, one of our reviewers, discovered the Alabeo Cessna C170 B. Oh yes, it’s an easy to go, non complex GA tail dragger, but Andy had a lot of fun flying it.

According to Andy “This model is not designed to have a high level of sophistication and is created to portray an aircraft of this vintage. The detail and character of the model really do achieve this and the thought put in to liveries, colours, textures and wear and tear does pay off. The lack of complicated navigation systems creates its own challenges but adds to the realism and also makes the model straight forward to fly.”

And “It does possess its challenges as it is a tail wheel aircraft and therefore visibility can be limited at times. I think it is a good model on which to learn the fundamentals of this design of aircraft before trying out others such as the various war birds. The model is fun to fly and creates interest for pilots and users of all levels of experience. The aircraft is light, responsive and forgiving and great fun to use.”

Want to read all about the Alabeo C170 B? Then check out Andy’s comprehensive review.

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.