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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.

Airport Review | KLAX Funner Flight

We’re at X-Plained.Com are pleased to inform you, on behalf of Bruce Knight our dedicated reviewer, that Bruce took the time and effort and even virtually flew to KLAX to figure out all the ins and outs of the Funner Flight KLAX version 2.5 airport. You might think … this was already updated a while ago, but actually, it has been updated recently in August 2019.

Bruce thinks that “This airport scenery is well done, and reminds me of how much difference third-party airport scenery makes to the immersion of the flight sim experience. Even though the taxying aircraft do not follow traditional ground routes to and from the terminal gates and the runways, they certainly provide immersion.”

Bruce continues “The addition of buildings surrounding the airport (such as hotels), plus the auto traffic in those areas, is another piece of the immersion. The use of options to render the scenery as desired by personal choice is something I have rarely seen before, at least to this scale.”

But there’s much more to explore. Check out our dedicated in-depth review Funner Flight KLAX link written by Bruce. 

Scenery Review | Norwegian Adventures 2

It’s still August 2019, but a couple of weeks later. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen started besides many other X-Plained related projects, with her second Norwegian adventures. On behalf of Angelique, Orbx and Tony, we’re pleased to offer you in a series of Norwegian review articles, part II of her Norwegian exploration.

This adventure deals with the X-Plane airport products from Orbx Hamar Stafsberg (ENHA), Orsta-Volda (ENOV), the Orbx Libraries, MeshXP Norway package from Taburet and a bit of the ortho textures from ZonesPhoto.

Angelique van Campen flew from Honningsvag Valan back to ENHA and after inspecting the airport, via via to ENOV. It was another challenge since photo real textures or ortho textures not always work fine with the provided airports. Not an issue of the airports, but more a struggle of mesh issues. And since most of you own or having installed the mesh packages from AlpilotX or the mesh from Taburet Norway, it turns out that this could lead to some problems at both reviewed airports. Whatever she faces, at the end she offers you some suggestions how to handle this.

For now, enjoy Angelique’s second in-depth review | Norwegian Adventure part II!

Aircraft Review | Aerobask Diamond

On behalf of our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke, we’re pleased to offer you his comprehensive review of the Aerobask Diamond DA62. According to Andy “This is a detailed model and the graphics and sounds package make the whole experience very immersive.”

“The extra ground equipment provided looks good and the interface with the user makes operations very straight forward. The documentation provided really does help the user use the model to its full potential.”

But there’s more according to Andy. Andy continues “The developer’s attention to detail and their efforts to make the user interface even easier than the default processes pay dividends in creating a model that is immersive and challenging for users of all levels.”

Want to read the whole review? Then you should check out Andy’s in-depth DA62 review available at X-Plained.Com. Enjoy!

Scenery Review | Norwegian Adventures 1

It’s August 2019. I’ve started besides many other X-Plained related projects, my Norwegian adventures. I’m pleased to offer you in a series of review articles, part I of my Norwegian exploration. This adventure deals with the X-Plane scenery products from Hard Landing Studio Honningsvag Valan and the MeshXP Norway package from Taburet.

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen took a SAS flight to Trondheim, and from their she flew with a rented GA aircraft to Honningsvag Valan. During this flight she explored the modified mesh scenery from Taburet that comes with a 5m resolution and she had enough time to check out the peninsula Honningsvag Valan. For those who aren’t familiar with where you can find Honningsvag Valan; it lies near the famous Nordkapp.

Angelique took the time to check out every corner of Honningsvag Valan and the Norwegian mesh from Taburet and I can tell you, that wasn’t always easy, but she’s happy with the overall in-depth review and invite you to check it out via this review link. What written in the beginning of this news post; her next Norwegian adventure deals with two freeware airports provided via Orbx Simulation Systems. After that, it’s up to Angelique what other Norwegian airports are reviewed. Aerosoft has released a couple although those are ported from FSX. She will see!

For now, enjoy this Norwegian Adventure part I!

Utility Review | Agi FTU Advanced Clouds

Since our in-depth FlyAGI Tweak Utility (FTU) review, published at X-Plained.Com, the FlyAGI utility has changed a lot. Agi added many new features, and one of these new features or expanded features is the modification or manipulation of clouds. Apart of the environment is clouds, but there’s so much more like controlling the sky colors, haze, rshade and so on. Since I was seeking for the right or good looking clouds, I felt that there was a need to write this article.

The reason for this additional article of FlyAGI Tweak Utility is that since my review a lot of things have been changed, in particular settings to clouds. The current add-on package version 1.10q offers a lot of cloud related changes and that’s then directly the reason for this article.

This additional review deals with the Advanced cloud settings that are possible with FTU version 1.10q. Curious? If you’re curious and I bit you are, I invite you to sit back, relax and read this combined in-depth Advanced Clouds review of Agi and Angelique van Campen.