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ToLiss A319 Factory Primer Surprise

We’re at X-Plained.Com are leased to inform you about the following news …..

What kind of “title” is that … factory primers from ToLiss A319?

Let me try to explain …. Airbus aircraft are, just as any other aircraft, painted with a primer to protect the Aluminum or any other material. The kind of primer and also the color differs a lot. Parts of the current Airbus models aren’t painted, in particular the parts made of CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic) or Kevlar. These are recognised by black or yellow parts. But besides these composite materials, there’s still a lot made out of Aluminum and that’s painted with a primer. Some parts from these Airbus primer models are white. For some reason Airbus does this although the final color may be different. As far as I know, the white painted parts are for example the engine cowlings, the belly parts of the fuselage to wing construction and so on.

Want to see how this looks like? Then you must check out this exclusive screenshot link, painted by Christoph.

Why all of this?
I asked X-Plane.Org Christoph_T to paint for me and the community a primer configuration based on the ToLiss A319 and what has come of it … check that out right below. Enjoy his paintwork and the many other paintings we offer at X-Plained.Com.

The Ultimate JF Cessna C152

Let me see, is this the ultimate Cessna C152 for X-Plane 11 or are there others on thew market? Carenado has a C152 for X-Plane 10 which is not updated and my feeling says, it will not be updated soon. That’s a shame, and therefore Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, decided to give the Cessna C152 an X-Plane 11 boost! And we’re from X-Plained.Com are pleased to inform you that your personal reporter Angelique made a quick flight impression and she came up with the question … is this the Ultimate C152.

While she made quick ground- and flight impressions, it’s too early to say .., is it the ultimate Cessna C152. Anyway, you could also ask why she’s so enthusiastic?

That’s quickly answered …. it was my PPL aircraft during my flights from KEVB, Florida. And what she sees including the work from Thranda Design, it’s an awesome looking realistic weathered aircraft. Weathered, and not a bit by the way! Weathered in a way that Angelique recognises here own C152 aircraft. I’ve never seen during my flight training C152 aircraft that where so shiny, brand new or just painted to give them that glossy new look. No, all of the C152 I’ve seen where old, had scratches, where dirty, and the paint was far from new.

This is what this modeled X-Plane 11 model has too!

Anyway, please check out these exclusive screenshots we’ve made for you and I shouldn’t forget Just Flight who offered me a nearly finished and almost ready for final release model. More to come soon …..


Quick Look and Feel Flight Factor A320

While your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had been very busy with reviewing the Flight Factor A320, Andy Clarke has been busy too with reviewing his part of the aircraft. Soon, very soon, we’re pleased to offer you a comprehensive review of the Flight Factor A320 Ultimate.

It was a lot of work, a lot of things we needed to find out. This is partly because of the minimum amount of documentation. Although I have enough experience, a complex aircraft as this A320 is “then” even for me not easy to figure out all the features and how things are made or modeled. For some parts we needed to contact some real licensed pilots, but I can tell you that the end result is a well balanced review.

But for now, I would say … enjoy these exclusive screenshots made on a typical flight from LFBO, heading for the Pyrenees. When you feel do to so, a comment and/or suggestion is always welcome.

Alabeo M20R Alps Impression

Flying GA aircraft is fun, at least, that’s how I feel it. You can, if you want to, use the Garmin on-board equipment or fly just VFR and see whatever comes along. Today I decided to make a short test flight with the Alabeo M20R Ovation, departing from Lugano Airport and flying after climbing out to 8000 feet, in a Northern direction.

Besides that I have install from the new HD and UHD mesh packages, I have also installed from Zones Photo the ortho ground texture images from Switzerland and surrounding area.

And had I fun, was it OK, was the aircraft OK or did I see something weird?
No, not at all. Ok, it wasn’t a thorough review or in-depth impression, but I got the idea that the external textures and 3D cockpit textures are of a higher level then before. It was overall a fun flight and a very easy aircraft to fly, but that was something that didn’t surprise me.

Enjoy our exclusive screenshots!

x737 EADT 373-700 Screenshots

For our special Boeing 737 Series e-Newsletter we’ve added – logically – the X737project 737-700 series. This freeware aircraft is presented by the European Aircraft Developer Team (EADT) and not only comes with the -700 series, but also with the -800 series.

This screenshot impression should give you a good idea what this freeware model offers, externally and internally. Although it was just flight to make those screenshots, I’m impressed by the razor sharp text on the panels. It’s amazing to be honest. You can zoom in on the panel as far as you want, the text stays sharp.

Anything else to say?
Just have a look at these exclusive screenshots and don’t forget to visit the EADT x737project website and feel free to donate and/or download the x737-700 or x737-800 models with a bunch of liveries being available too. Enjoy!

A Non-Standard ToLiss A319 Flight

It’s not really a test flight, but I wanted to try something new for X-Plained. Together with that thought or if you wish that idea, I made some exclusive screenshots of the ToLiss A319. The test flight was made from the Airbus Industries area, taxiing to runway 32L and heading for VOR stations TOU and AGN. After that, it’s all up to the entered flight plan in the MCDU or FMGS.

As you can see, I used for this test flight a great Airbus old-fashioned house livery. Perhaps for those who know Airbus a bit longer then a couple of years back, this was the original old house livery. Many thanks Christoph who’s responsible for this very nice livery, that I can use this livery.

Is it fun?
Yes, it’s a lot of fun. I didn’t use real time but I did use real weather. And as it is mostly in Toulouse area, nice weather except windy. You can see all the screenshots I made on this short takeoff and climb via this link and more is coming, but that will cost me a bit more effort then just making screenshots.

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