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Scenery Review | Orbx TrueEarth Britain South

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke explored for you this time his own country and flew around from East to West, from North to South, covering the Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain South scenery. According to Andy “There is a great temptation to just keep on flying over this scenery, interested in the next detail to be viewed. The standard of presentation certainly is a game changer in terms of flight experience and creates another reason to simply get in a plane and fly. The package also assists greatly with VFR flight. Not all buildings are modelled in detail, but even those not given special attention are in the correct place and add to the view.” It has been an exiting journey for Andy and Angelique, who helped Andy with a couple of scenic YouTube flights.
You can read it all in Andy’s comprehensive and detailed review.

Scenery Review | Orbx “the Balearic Islands”

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to take a virtual airplane to Mallorca, but due to COVID-19 restrictions it was not that easy, but she managed to reach the Balearic Islands. Talking about Balearic Islands. Angelique is pleased to take you on her VFR scenic flights at the Orbx Balearic islands, visiting Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca. Check it out at her in-depth review of the Balearic Island flights.

Aircraft Review | Part I – Thranda Design Beaver

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to inform you that on behalf of the Thranda Design team she tried to find all the ins and outs of the modeled DHC-2 Beaver. And I can tell you, she had a lot of fun reviewing this model. You can read her in-depth Beaver impression via this review link. Enjoy the reading and feel free to comment.

Aircraft Review | Nimbus Britten Norman Islander

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen and dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke explored, investigated and flew the Nimbus Simulation Studios BN-2 Islander. On behalf of X-Plained.Com are pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Nimbus Britten-Norman BN-2B aircraft. The modeled version by the Nimbus team is representing the old fashioned cockpit lay-out. I mention that on purpose since the Islander is still build although these days it’s equipped with modern Display Units. Curious about our experience? Then you must check out our in-depth review. Enjoy!

Hardware Review | Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant

We at X-Plained.Com finally made it, oops, no finished it. A more than normal in-depth review of the Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant. Your personal reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to let you know that she finished this awesome piece of hardware. According to Angelique “the Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant; only one word fits it all; awesome piece of hardware! Although the name suggest that we’re dealing with a throttle device for flight simulators, it actually offers much more than only a throttle unit. Besides throttles for GA single and multi aircraft, it also comes with a set for commercial aircraft and it also offers an annunciator light panel and AP panel.” You can read all about her comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com and comments or suggestions or personal experiences are always welcome.

 

Improving X-Plained.Com

Dear all,Just to inform you that we're busy making the necessary improvements at the backend - our developers control center - of X-Plained.Com. The list of improvements are trying to speed up loading times, better scripting and making the website more responsive as...

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Humbug01 “Howard DGA-15P” Released

Update February 13th 2021 : Model updated to version 2.1.0On behalf of Steve Baugh a.k.a. Humbug01 (X-Plane.Org user) we're pleased with Steve's approval to host his Howard DGA-15P package version 2.1.0.The enclosed X-Plane 11.50 model is of the historic GA aircraft,...

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Win an Annual Ultimate Subscription

On behalf of the Navigraph team we're pleased to share with you the following newsletter. Win an Annual Ultimate Subscription in their Instagram Giveaway!Have you seen our Instagram account? In addition to news and updates about our products we are also posting lots...

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Drzewiecki Design’s / Orbx Narita International Airport

On behalf of Orbx and Drzewiecki Design we're pleased to inform you about the release of Narita International Airport. Narita International Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located approximately 60 kilometers (37 mi)...

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Aircraft Review | Khamsin DHC-1 Chipmunk

This is such a nice and easy aircraft to fly and should get a place in your hanger. I'm talking about the Khamsin DHC-1 Chipmunk version 2.0 for X-Plane 11.50+. That said, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen rented in the south of England a virtual Chipmunk...

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Aircraft Review | Just Flight Avro Vulcan

Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen are pleased to offer you a comprehensive review of the Thranda Design and Just Flight teams, the Avro Vulcan.In case you lost it, this historical fighter package covers the Avro Vulcan models B Mk2, K.2 and...

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Aircraft Review | Carenado Cirrus SR22 GTx

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen loves Florida, US and then in particular with the Orbx TrueEarth ortho scenery, but there's more. And that more are aircraft. Although Angelique had her PPL lessons in New Smyrna Beach (KEVB) she drove from north top south,...

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Aircraft Review | Beechcraft C90 GTx

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen flies first to Lugano, Switzerland and then to Florida Key West, USA and finally back to Switzerland to make a IFR flight from Lugano to LSZH. Wow, that's a lot of flying but lucky it';s all virtually, but for what?Angelique...

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Scenery Review | TrueEarth US Florida

Your personal X-Plained.Com reporter Angelique van Campen took a virtual flight to Orlando and drove to Venice, situated on the West coast of Florida. The reason for this virtual flight was to explore Orbx TrueEarth US Florida. And I can tell you, it was an awesome...

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Scenery Review | TrueEarth Britain North

This is not just a scenery impression, neither it's a short review with screenshots showing you the beauty of Orbx TrueEarth Britain North. It's much more then that, but before I reached the "wow" factor, I was many weeks further. A scenery like this TrueEarth package...

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Airport Review | Bristol Definitive Airport

We're pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive Airport, written for you by our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen.According to Andy "There is considerable attention to detail throughout...

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Airport Review | FlyTampa Greece Adventure

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen needs another review challenge, a Greece challenge to be exactly.It’s cold in the Netherlands, and once a while it’s raining, so time to leave my country and seeking for warmer areas. It’s time to visit the southern European...

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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...

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Globall Art Vancouver Intl. Airport Video

Originally planned as a slide show at X-Plained.Com, but final thoughts changed me to creating a movie. Although being a movie slide show, it's still a bit better and pleasant to look to.Enjoy our Vancouver airport impression.It's a very detailed and well modelled...

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A typical Grumman Traveler IFR Flight

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easy under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights and try to keep it a little more relaxing. On today’s flight I depart from KBFI (Boeing...

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Animating your Airport in 15 minutes

On behalf of Marc Leydecker, I would to inform you about his mini tutorial of how to create animating airport objects based on GroundTraffic. X-Plane has come a long way in scenery development but that being said, most of our airports are static. Those airports should...

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Realistic AP Trim Indicator Panel

Marc Leydecker, well known of his awesome US airports, needs an extraordinary break. Oops, what does this mean? No, he’s not going on a holiday. Instead, he’s trying to link real aviation hardware to X-Plane. You can buy tons of dedicated hardware suitable to work...

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Realistic Cessna Flap Gauge linked to X-Plane

Marc Leydecker, well known of his awesome US airports, needs an extraordinary break. Oops, what does this mean? No, he’s not going on a holiday. Instead, he’s trying to link real aviation hardware to X-Plane. You can buy tons of dedicated hardware suitable to work...

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Avare Moving map and Flight planner

Received this incoming article/tutorial from our SketchUp guru Marc Leydecker. It deals with the Avare moving map and flight planner. According to Marc “You can turn any GSM (cell phone/mobile phone) into a moving map and flight planner. It will even show meteo,...

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