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Airport Review | Sedona UHD Airport

From his home town, Bruce Knight, our dedicated reviewer, visited the incredible Sedona area and of course the local airport, all modeled by X-Codr. According to Bruce ‘I can’t imagine what approaching this airport to land is like- the effects of up and down drafts (as indicated in the airport documentation), the relatively short runway with its elevation, and the slope of the runway- and what it must be like to try and ignore all this amazing geology while focusing (or trying to) on landing your aircraft.’

Bruce continues “This wrap-up largely repeats comments made throughout the review- the rendition of the airport and surrounding landscape is very well done. That this update is free is a testament to the author, as the increased definition adds so much to the prior versions of this product.”

“The attention to detail is excellent, the visuals look so real compared to my actual experiences from being there. The dynamic hanger doors (there are two hangers featured) make for an excellent addition to realism.”

Want to read Bruce his comprehensive review? Then check it out at X-Plained.Com via this in-depth link.

Aircraft Review | X-Aerodynamics F-16

Curious what review X-Plained.Com brings you this time? This time your reviewers Andy Clarke and Angelique van Campen checked, tested and flew the JCS / X-Aerodynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The F-16 was originally made by General Dynamics, but ok, that’s history.

According to both reviewers “This model is not as detailed or as complicated as some and many systems work automatically, rather than having to be handled by the pilot, and whilst some may feel this limits the use of the aircraft it does free up the pilot to fly and enjoy the renown agility and responsiveness of the F16.”

They continue “The developers have made key systems usable along with the additional functions such as refuelling and weapons release. The streamlining of processes to start the aircraft and the straight forward methods of obtaining flight information from the various displays means the user can enjoy the flight experience itself and appreciate the all round visibility the model provides.”

Want to read there comprehensive review? Check it out via this F-16 Fighting Falcon link. By the way; the review is based on model or package version 2.0.3.

Aircraft Review | Carenado G1000 C172S

Our dedicated GA pilot Bruce Knight did some extensive tests for you with the Carenado Cessna 172S with G1000. Oh oh, that has been wild rides, but the outcome is a comprehensive review.

Bruce thinks that “This Carenado model performs close to my actual experience in type. The additional work done around the G1000 suite is well done and enhances realism. It is stable in flight and predictable- good for learning how “flying by the numbers” always works to one’s benefits (power, airspeed, etc.). For those who just want to do traffic]c pattern work (which all pilots do from time to time, if only to keep up the 90-day landing currencies required), this model is perfect.”

And Bruce continues “For those wanting a more complex flight route the G1000 offers more sophistication than the avionics in some airliners flying the skies today, especially non-glass and semi/early glass flight decks).” But there’s so much more to read about this Carenado GA model. Curious what Bruce has to say more? You can read the whole story via his in-depth review. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | vFlyteAir Cherokee

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had a close look into the completely renewed vFlyteAir Cherokee 140 Original for X-Plane 11.30+ and she can tell you, it was worth the look, feel and flights.

According to Angelique “The Cherokee 140 comes with a VFR and IFR instrument panel/model. With the older previous model they called it the Original and Classic model. Basically, the Original with the VFR instrument panel is just a perfect aircraft for PPL lessons or just flying around without the need of using any navigational equipment or you go for the IFR (or old naming Classic) model. Although this is an IFR model, it can still be used for your virtual PPL lessons. It comes with a Garmin GNS 430, an AP, and besides NAV equipment also with an ADF. Perfect for your IFR training.”

It’s a worthy add-on, it’s worth to have it in your hangar, it’s great to fly with, either on your VFR or IFR flights. Check out Angelique’s comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Spitfire L.F. Mk IXc

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen did a combined review of the FlyingIron Spitfire.

According to Andy “The many working systems add to the realism of the experience and the developers have found ingenious ways of integrating further flight systems, some not true to the original, so that the user has many options as to how to conduct a flight.”

But Andy found much more ” Andy continues “With two engine types and full and clipped wing versions, along with several liveries, the model can be configured in several ways and the flight experience can be whatever the user makes of it. A high quality model that presents the aura and character of the real aircraft whilst maintaining realistic challenges for the user to overcome.”

Want to know what Andy has to say more and what Angelique thinks about the FlyingIron Spitfire, you can read it our in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Airport Review | Aerosoft Heathrow (EGLL)

This time your personal reporter Angelique van Campen stays close to home. Ok, she need to take the aircraft to pass the Channel to reach out London Heathrow International Airport (EGLL), modeled on behalf of Aerosoft. Although this is an updated X-Plane 10 airport, what has Angelique to say about it?

According to Angelique “It is worth the money since it covers an important airport within the European airports. Let me try to keep things simple. I will begin with the obvious: ‘is it worth purchasing such a large European airport?’ That question is quickly answered, YES!”

It has become a massive review. A bit longer than expected, but that’s also due to the design of the airport itself and if she wanted it or not, Angelique had to travel a lot to visit every corner of EGLL. Curious what Angelique has to say? Check out her in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.