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JARDesign A330 v3 Review

You’ve waited long for this, we’ve all waited for this as well as your dedicated X-Plained reporter/reviewer Andy Clarke. Andy took a look into the JARDesign A330 version 3. Not just “a” look, a thorough look to be honest on how this renewed X-Plane 11 aircraft works, flies and how the completely remade MCDU is functioning.

According to Andy “This is a very impressive model created with a high level of detail. The exterior and interior are extremely realistic with a quality sound package backing up the graphics. I do feel that the package may well benefit from a bespoke manual and documentation, explaining the model, as this would make the developer’s efforts more accessible to the less experienced user and would not leave any user wondering whether or not they have used and employed every aspect of what is provided.”

But Andy has so much more to say. I would say on behalf of Andy …. check out his in-depth JARDesign A330 v3 review. Enjoy the ride!

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!

Zibo 737-800 mod Impression

This Boeing 737 model needs attention too although the origin of the aircraft is the default X-Plane 11 737-800, but these people has modified the aircraft a lot which can be seen on these exclusive screenshots. Ok, what and who is the Zibo 737-800?

The centre is all about X-Plane.Org user “Zibo” and according to him “This is modified default B737-800 by me. You don’t need extra 3rd plugin, only X-Plane 11. This plane is free and it will be always free. This model aircraft shows what are the possibilities of this plugin and X-Plane 11. Special thanks to all team of Laminar Research (for default XLUA plugin too). Thanks to @AeroSimDevGroup, @Fay, @twkster and others for help with test and improved plane. And thanks to @audiobirdxp for amazing sound for this plane.”

Ok, so far the people behind it. How the default aircraft is modified can be seen on the following exclusive screenshots. Enjoy!

Update … simHeaven X-Europe 2.0

We would like to inform you with an updated X-Europe from SimHeaven.

X-Europe 2.0 for X-Plane 10/11 is released and ready to download, test and discover, download size is 4.6 GB.

This version 2.0 is a major update, to solve crashes few people had using version 1.0, those people reported it works now without any problems on their systems. It is compatible (with only one minor change, see included manual) with XP10 and fully compatible with XP11.20VR. Changes from 1.0 to 2.0 are

  • OSM only even for Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia,
  • roads on airports eleminated
  • aerials are now in layer 3
  • carwash, petrol stations, fastfood, parasols at beaches, more trees in cities added
  • further increased, unbelievable performance

Further changes are described in the change log on the download page and in the download file,
actual issues are reported at and if you want to take a prior look,
here is the manual available:

X-Europe is a scenery using XP11 objects (with LR permission) like the standard scenery, but the objects are not set on an autogen rule, they are set like they are in OpenStreetMap (OSM) data, which leads to a more realistic (some people say stunning) look and feel. See the results of different demo flights with older versions (beta and 1.0) on YouTube, even a comparison between various scenery configurations (Ortho4Xp, Standard, X-EUROPE):

This is the first step with default objects for Europe, the second step will bring localized objects for countries, so you will recognize where you fly if you simply look outside the window. :) It’s planned to make small country packages for e.g. Italy/Mediterranean area, France, the Alps, Denmark, GB, Norway and so on. The country packages will change objects in this country or region to typical objects.

SSG Embraer Evolution E-195 Review

Who doesn’t know the Embraer E-195? Who has never heard of X-Plane developers group  Supercritical Simulations Group?

I’m quite sure you know both and therefore, our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a look at this SSG Embraer Evolution E-195 X-Plane 11 aircraft model. And .. and, is he enthusiastic, does he like the model, does he like the flight dynamics (as far as we know)?

According to Andy “SSG have created a detailed and realistic model which is highly impressive whether used as an enjoyable model to fly up to an immersive flight experience with a wealth of integrated systems as outlined in the model description.” That’s already enough, but Andy has seen so much more and therefore, we of X-Plained.Com invite you to read his comprehensive review. Enjoy!

Thandra Quest Kodiak Review

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke takes a closer look into the Thranda Quest Kodiak for X-Plane 11. And yes, it has become an impressive review, a review you don’t want to miss! The review is based on model version 1.6.

According to Andy “The Kodiak is described as an exceptional model. Every part of the model is created in detail and the emphasis is around recreating the character and capabilities of the real thing. Looking at the list of features and benefits provided on the X-Plane store page the model does not disappoint. The detailed graphics both inside and out, and the sounds provided, create a very immersive flight experience.”

But there’s more. Andy continues “The areas of the aircraft that are modelled to work and move really add to the value of the aircraft and allow the user to experience the various considerations when using this aircraft for real. The developers have worked very hard to not only create a very realistic model but also to enable the user to customise the aircraft, within sensible boundaries, to make it the variant they want it to be.”

And still Andy thinks there’s so much more to tell you. Therefore, Andy invites you to read his comprehensive review at X-Plained. Enjoy!