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Airport Review | Nimbus Studios KATL

We’re pleased to inform you, also on behalf of our reviewer Bruce Knight, that Bruce visited the international airport of Atlanta from Nimbus Studios. According to Bruce “I was impressed by what Nimbus have done with KATL v2. I love the animated people, the plugin functions, as well as the detail in the scenery. The Delta museum and maintenance facility are excellent, and getting inside the concourse with a virtual view looks much like the real thing. The airport has a sense of life to it.” Curious to what Bruce has to say more? Then you must read his comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com

Aircraft Review | SSG 747-8i Anniversary Edition

When we say Queen of the Skies, we mean the …… When we say 747-8 Series, we say SSG Anniversary Edition. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen who has been a short period technical instructor on the 744, takes the challenge to master this very big Jumbo Jet. Oops, that the old nickname of the 747-100/200 Series. Curious what Angelique has to say? I bed you are. Go ahead and follow this comprehensive SSG 747-8i V2 review.

Scenery Review | Orbx Hamar Stafsberg and Ørsta-Volda

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. 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 texturesfromZonesPhoto. Enjoy Angelique’s second in-depth review | Norwegian Adventure part II.

Aircraft Review | Carenado Fokker F 50

Once in a while new X-Plane 11 add-on products have the wow factor. That’s for example with this Carenado Fokker F 50 aircraft. Originally made in the Netherlands, but for you reviewed by our dedicated reviewer Bruce Knight. The same as for Angelique, Bruce flew as passenger with the F 50, while Angelique worked during those days at Schiphol-East and have seen several Fokker models of which the  F50 was one of them. As you can expect, once Bruce is enthusiastic about a product, he can’t stop but the end result is a comprehensive and very detailed with lots of examples how to handle the aircraft. Check out his in-depth Fokker F50 review at X-Plained.Com.


Aircraft Review | MLADG MiG-15

On behalf of our new reviewer Wisnu Tanggap Prabowo, I’m pleased to inform you that Wisnu has written a comprehensive review of the Mig-15 from ML Aero Design Group (MLADG). According to Wisnu “We are the students of history. It shapes our identity. It shapes the reality today and the future. Aviation is no exception. The past shapes the aircraft designs. Aviation also learns from the past; the mistakes, errors, accidents, incidents, dogfights, the flops, the philosophy…. everything.” Has the developer done a good job? I would say yes.” Via this in-depth review link you can read all about it.

Airport Review | ShortFinal Design EDDM

It’s Winter time. October Fest is gone with the wind, but your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has some time left to visit the Bavarian landscape and then in particular the ShortFinal Design EDDM airport. EDDM is an important international hub for many airliners, in particular for Lufthansa. Besides that, EDDM is also an important maintenance base for Lufthansa Techniek. Curious what Angelique has to say about it? Then I invite you to read her comprehensive SFD EDDM review.

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

Airport Review | Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive

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. All together worth the read. That said, we invite you to read this comprehensive Pilot Plus Bristol Definitive’ review. That said, EGGD is worth every penny!”


Aircraft Review | Saab 340 by Carenado

Although our dedicated and real PPL pilot Bruce Knight may life in the USA, his roots go back to NZ or New Zealand. That said, Bruce is pleased to offer you a in-depth review of the Carenado Saab 340. But Bruce thinks that “there’s so much more to tell you all the ins and outs about this well-modeled and comprehensive with lots of details Saab 340 aircraft.” Want to read it all? Want to read Bruce comprehensive review? I’m quite sure you want and therefore, X-Plained is pleased to offer you his well written and in-depth Saab 340 review.

Utility Review | Laminar Research Control Pad

According to your personal reporter Angelique “When you own an Apple iPhone or iPad, and using X-Plane 11 on your Mac, Windows or Linux, then this article could be very interesting to you. Oh yes, I’m aware that this free Apple Store app is already for a long time available, but I get the impression that it’s a bit “a forgotten Laminar Research app”. Let me introduce you to the Laminar Research X-Plane Control Pad.” Curious what Angelique has to say about the Control Pad app? Check out her in-depth review of the LR Control Pad.


FlyWithLua NG updated to 2.7.21

Our Update December 8th, 2019 | Official FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) X-Plane 11 version 2.7.21At X-Plained we’re very pleased to inform you that, in consult with X-Friese, we are able to offer you his latest FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) for X-Plane 11 plugin...

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SketchUp Custom Lights “SPILL”

What the heck is this .. custom lights, if applicable for you. We’re pleased to offer you this short but effective tutorial, written by Marc Leydecker a.k.a. Belga123245.Custom Lights (LIGHT_CUSTOM & LIGHT_SPILL_CUSTOM)We all use lights in our sceneries and...

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totedemac ToLiss Cockpit Textures

We’re pleased to inform you on behalf of X-Plane.Org user totedemac that we’re hosting his ToLiss A319 cockpit pack version 4.1.According to totedemac “This cockpit package version 4.x comes with a plugin that will fix the shadow angles for this aircraft, but it’s...

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SAM Updated Version 2.0.1

No no, don’t worry. It’s not Uncle Sam that has been updated, but Marten his Scenery Animation Manager that has been updated to version 2.0.1. Note that the current version 2.0.1 is only for Windows and Linux systems. Marten is working on an updated version for macOS....

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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...

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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...

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Aircraft Review | Carenado Baron 58

We're exited to offer you on behalf of our dedicated reviewer Bruce Knight, a well written and comprehensive review of the Carenado Beechcraft Baron 58 for X-Plane 11. Bruce traveled for his Baron 58 investigation to many places and one of this is Chicago. The result...

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Aircraft Review | Carenado Cheyenne II

X-Plained.Com is pleased to inform you on behalf of Andy Clarke, our dedicated reviewer, that Andy checked out for you the Carenado Cheyenne II for X-Plane 11 aircraft. According to Andy "A high quality model which is realistic both inside and out with a large amount...

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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...

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Airport Review | Sedona UHD Airport

From his home town, Bruce Knight, our dedicated reviewer, visited the incredible Sedona area and of course the local airport, all modeled by X-Codr. According to Bruce 'I can’t imagine what approaching this airport to land is like- the effects of up and down drafts...

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Airport Review | Aerosoft Heathrow (EGLL)

This time your personal reporter Angelique van Campen stays close to home. Ok, she need to take the aircraft to pass the Channel to reach out London Heathrow International Airport (EGLL), modeled on behalf of Aerosoft. Although this is an updated X-Plane 10 airport,...

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Airport Review | SFD EDDM

It's Winter time. October Fest is gone with the wind, but your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has some time left to visit the Bavarian landscape and then in particular the ShortFinal Design EDDM airport. EDDM is an important international hub for many...

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Utility Review | Haversine AirEFB App

Released for you just before Black Friday 2018 ... written for you by your personal reporter Angelique van Campen, an in-depth review of the Haversine AirEFB iPad app. It took some time to organise all the possibilities, and then the time to put it all together, but...

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Haversine AirFMC Utility Review

This time a utility review of a well-known Mac platform developer ... Haversine AirFMC. Thanks to Joao, developer at Haversine, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen got the right grip on this remote CDU/MCDU iOS and maCOS tool. According to Angelique "Utility...

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FS Instant Approach 2019 Review

This time your personal reporter, Angelique van Campen, has chosen for a different kind of review. On special request, and curious what to expect, Angelique digs into the FSInventions FS Instant Approach 2019 for Mac. According to Angelique "I can tell you that it...

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Review “Saitek X52 Pro”

The Saitek X52 Pro or should we say Logitech X52 Pro .... no, let's keep it for the moment with Saitek. Saitek was never good in supporting X-Plane, but that's changed already a while ago although Mac is officially not supported with drivers and/or software. Neither...

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Vive La France with Carenado

It’s such a day as usual in the Netherlands … colder then normal or at the weather forecast they will say … it’s hotter than average. To me it feels cold, windy and whatsoever. Time to do what I promised already a while ago …. flying to France and see how the Carenado...

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Exclusive Screenshots “Carenado C172SP”

Flying the Grand CanyonWe’ve visited many times the US Grand Canyon National Park. Many time it was driving around by car and twice we walked down to the river and back up. Ok, not in one day, but we did it.During one of those visits we decided to rent an airplane and...

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Carenado PA31 / DO228 Adventures

Today is such a day that you can’t go out, so time to find something else to do. I had a long list of things I needed to do for X-Plained.Com. One of these “things“ to do is replacing the 2nd fullwidth slider on the front page with new aircraft screenshots. But...

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Milviz T310R for X-Plane 11 … finally!

MilViz (Military Visualizations) is pleased to bring the T310R to X-Plane11. MilViz is a known high quality developer on the FSX and P3D market and now they finally made the step into the X-Plane world. According to MilViz; "We've focused all of our energy and talent...

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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...

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Screenshot Impression X-Codr Designs Denver

See You at Denver: Visit X-Codr Designs Denver International Airport.Denver International Airport, locally referred to as DIA, is an international airport primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, United States as well as the greater Front Range Urban...

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Forkboy2 U.S. Ortho Photo Grand Canyon

This is just a small screenshot impression of Forkboy2 ortho photo Grand Canyon HD. There’s of course much more to see, and a lot to download and a lot of time needed to convert the JPG files into DDS files.Long story short; it was worth the time and waiting as you...

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JustSim EBBR Impression

While busy writing for you a comprehensive review of the JustSim EBBR Brussels International Airport, I found it a good idea to make some exclusive screenshots. These screenshots should give you a good impression of how the airport looks like and how it works with...

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Exclusive Magic_Carpet LFDL/LFCA Impressions

Attention ... attention ... exclusive LFCA and LFDL screenshots! Recently we've announced the following; X-Plained.Com is pleased to inform you, with the approval of X-Plane.Org user Magic_Carpet (Thibaut Roy), that we will host and promote his exclusive and high...

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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface

Not on approach, not on final, it has landed ... Belga12345 "Saitek FIP" tutorial. Recently we published an article about Saitek FIP. For those who aren’t familiar with Saitek FIP; a FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) is a colorful 3.5-inch LCD screen that seamlessly...

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Mountains by Marc Leydecker

What the heck is this for tutorial .. creating sand/construction mountains on airports, of course, if applicable for you. Even when you know how to do it, perhaps this tutorial will offer you an easier way to create them. Whatever is applicable to you, we're pleased...

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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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SimHeaven “the Netherlands”

Not long ago I started a positing with “For those who like to fly about the Netherlands, Europe, there’s currently, using X-Plane’s default ground textures, not much fun with. While living in the middle of the province Flevoland, the default ground textures are far...

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