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Aircraft Review | Carenado Cessna S550

While our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke tries to relax, he’s also curious how the Carenado Cessna Citation S550 is modeled or how it flies or how … too many questions and thoughts.

According to Andy “This model is highly detailed both inside and out and comes with a very good sounds package. The developers have worked to make as many systems usable and this creates a busy and interesting cockpit environment. The aircraft surprised me with is level of sophistication for relatively small, and not so young aircraft.”

Andy also thinks that “The avionics modelled really do add to the experience and enable a great involvement for the user. The model provides a platform that is easy for the less experienced user to create an enjoyable flight without going through numerous procedures and preparation yet at the same time there is so much that actually works in the model it can become more and more challenging to use to its full potential. A detailed aircraft that looks great and provides a flight experience to match.”

You can read it all via this in-depth Cessna Citation S550 review link. Enjoy the reading!

Airport Review | X-Codr KDEN

For our reviewer Bruce Knight, KDEN or Denver International Airport it is just around the corner of his house. That said, it’s for Bruce a challenge to find out all the ins and outs of this well-modeled X-Codr Designs KDEN.

According to Bruce “To conclude this review, I do need to mention the excellent support by X-Codr. I posted several questions on his forum at X-Plane.org before he was aware I was doing the review, and got good and useful answers within several hours.”

Bruce continues “I later used PM’s to communicate with him, and found him to be very helpful and excellent to work with. A good product is great, and when combined with excellent customer service it’s priceless!”

You can read Bruce his X-Codr KDEN finding via this in-depth review link. Enjoy!

Airport Review | DD/JustSim Tenerife Sur

When we say Canary Islands, we say nice temperatures, nice landscape, great food, but also a well modeled Tenerife Sur Airport by Digital Design and JustSim. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen took the plane and visited the airport as well as the surrounding area.

According to Angelique; “Did I cover everything of Digital Design’s GCTS? I hope so because the more I look around, the more I see and sometimes I think; “I haven’t seen that before?” and then I think “It’s a much bigger area then initially thought” and so on. I found it worth my time to review this airport.”

That said, she tried to find something in every corner, she tried to find out if the developers had enough eye for all those tiny details you may expect from airport developers and she can only conclude; they had! Many tiny details are included. Ortho ground textures are included too for a large area around the airport. I can only say to you … read her in-depth review.

Utility Review | FlyAGI lua Tweak Utility

Once an a while there’s something that triggers Angelique’s attention. This time she was seeking for a lua utility that could do a bit more then she normally sees. Together with the recent update of X-Plane to version 11.30r3, she ran into trouble with her clouds, but she found, not only for clouds, a interesting freeware utility; FlyAGI Tweak Utility.

We should do this more. We from X-Plained.Com should do more freeware reviews since it’s fun seeing what developers can make. FlyAGI does have an own website in German and English. It’s more a forum, but with some interesting downloads too. One of them deals with this utility review. According to Angelique “I think I covered most of the FlyAGI Tweak Utility. It was not my intention to write a thorough review, although it has become a much longer story then planned.”

She continues “Anyway, I like this tiny freeware lua package and although we at X-Plained can’t host is, it’s worth to download it from the FlyAGI website and give it a try. Feedback of your experience is always welcome and perhaps you come up with good ideas to be added to the product and perhaps the developer is willing to implement that.”

Want to read her FlyAGI Tweak Utility look and feel review? Then you must check out this in-depth review link.

Utility Review | XP Realistic Pro

Although Angelique van Campen had a lot of fun reviewing XPRealistic Pro, it wasn’t easy to write a review about this utility. But she finally found the flow. She’s pleased to offer you an in-depth review of XPRealistic Pro version 1.0.92, tested on macOS Mojave withX-Plane 10.26r2 with different FlyWithLua plugins.

According to Angelique “An aircraft, whatever kind of, an airport or a scenery or sometimes utility programs that can be touched in one way or the other are easy to write about. In that respect, XPRealistic Pro is difficult to see, to touch or to experience. I could make a movie, but there are already so many out there, even the developer has made a couple, so why should I add another one. I prefer to look to the facts, to settings that can be made and so on.”

Great add-on that works more or less out of the box. Curious what Angelique has to say? Check it out … here’s the comprehensive review link. Enjoy!

Utility Review | WebFMC

A remote FMS CDU/MCDU is always worth to investigate. Such an add-on software could be very helpful. With that in mind, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen decided to take a closer look into the Green Arc Studios WebFMC Pro.

It’s actually an X-Plane plugin which is very handy since it can present the aircraft CDU/MCDU on any remote hardware device. The plugin works with Windows, Mac and Linux and most external Android or iOS equipment. How that all works, how easy it is to use it and how stable it is. Check out our Green Arc Studios WebFMC Pro review.

According to Angelique “This was fun. And yes, the multiplatform usability makes Green Arc Studios WebFMC a strong product. As mentioned before, it can be used with X-Plane for Windows, Mac and Linux and besides that, you can also use remote devices running Android or iOS. And not unimportant, the constant growing list of supported aircraft. Oh yes, I could write that this and that add-on payware aircraft is missing, but those are also on the developers wish-list to add to his list when time permits.”