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Aircraft Review | Thranda “Caravans”

Our dedicated reviewer Paul Beckwith reviews for you the Thranda Caravan models. Yes, you’re right, Caravan models since it’s not just one model, but more then that. Actually, it are the Caravan 675 and Grand Caravan 208B models. Paul has so much more to say about these Thranda aircraft. You can read it all, but it will be a long read so relax, sit back, take a drink, and enjoy this in-depth Thranda DGS (Dynamic Generation Series) Caravan review from Paul.

Aircraft Review | Rotate MD-11F

Due to the complexity of the modeled Rotate MD-11F, Angelique van Campen asked Paul Beckwith if he was interested in helping her with testing and writing. As we know Rotate from their beautiful MD88, they even went one step further with the MD-11. Simply, Rotate has created the perfect replica of the MD-11F. What else can be add …. we can only say “enjoy our review, feel the passion from the Rotate team and our love for this aircraft, so enjoy our comprehensive Rotate MD-11F review.

Hardware Review | Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen took the time to explore all the ins and outs of the Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition. According to Angelique “this hardware can be used with many aircraft, not only Boeing and even with Boeing who have a brown interior, but never forget where I started with, the TCA Boeing is and stays a replica of the Boeing Dreamliner 787 Series. Even at the end of this review, I’m still impressed about the yoke construction and the way it looks like.” But she explored much more then this. Find it out at her in-depth Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition review.

Aircraft Review | JARDesign JD340-500

While your personal reporter and longtime reviewer Angelique van Campen is writing and writing, and seeking for additional information and adding interesting sections, she proud, also on behalf of the JARDesign Group, to present to you a comprehensive review of the JD340-500. It wasn’t written in one day, nor in a week. It almost took a month to complete this review, but it’s worth it. You can read the JD340-500 review via this in-depth review link at X-Plained.Com.

Airport Review | Verticalsim KBOI

Our dedicated reviewer Todd C. flew to KBOI or also known as Boise Air Terminal which is modeled with great precision by Vertical Simulations or just short Verticalsim. According to Todd “Verticalsim has a very strong reputation of being a top-notch scenery developer for X-Plane and it is evident with this scenery outing.”And now it’s time to check out Todd’s review via this review link. Enjoy the reading and comments are as always welcome.

Scenery Review | TrueEarth Canary Islands

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke decided to cross the English Channel and flew to the Canary Islands. Actually, Andy visited the Orbx TrueEarth EU Canary Islands for X-Plane 11. Andy’s conclusion is easy and straightforward …. “This is a great scenery package and its beautiful creation of the natural environment and detailed provision of the man made aspects blends exceptionally well. A great flight experience.” On behalf of Andy I invite you to check out his comprehensive Canary Islands review. Enjoy.

Aircraft Review | ToLiss Airbus A340-600

It took your personal reporter Angelique van Campen a bit of time, but she managed to complete her in-depth re view of the ToLiss Airbus A340-600. Although it was a lot of work, it was also fun exploring this large Airbus product. You can read her comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com via this link, but keep in mind, it will be a long read, so take your time, relax and enjoy her findings.

Hardware Review | Thrustmaster TCA Captain Pack Airbus

The TCA series started with the TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition, then the TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition was added, and not long after that, Thrustmaster released the TCA Quadrant Add-on Airbus Edition. Curious how it was to fly one of the Airbus family aircraft from LFBO, France? Then I advice you to relax, take a drink with you, and read her in-depth TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition review at X-Plained.Com.

Scenery Review | Aerosoft Society Islands XP

X-Plained.Com and reviewer Paul Beckwith are pleased to inform you that Paul visited the Society Islands XP – Bora Bora and Leeward Islands for X-Plane 11. Paul says in his final question “these islands deserve a place in your scenery collection if you are about the island lifestyle, atmosphere, coastlines, and sparkling waters. They belong in your world if you are a fan of high quality, world enhancing textures.” Curious? I think you are. Check it out at our dedicated Society Islands review.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2202

Aerosoft released on February 24th a new AIRAC Cycle 2202 for their NavDataPro.For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2202

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on February 24th, 2022. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2201

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on January 27th, 2022. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2201

Aerosoft released on January 27th a new AIRAC Cycle 2201 for their NavDataPro.For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days...

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Aircraft Review | VSL PAC CT/4E Airtrainer

First of all, I welcome you our new reviewer Todd C. Immediately your personal reporter Angelique would like to add to this that we're pleased on behalf of Todd, that he finished his first comprehensive review of the VSkyLabs PAC CT/4E Airtrainer.According to Todd...

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Aircraft Review | FlyJSim Dash 8 Q400

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke tries to master the FlyJSim Dash 8 Q400 Next Generation model., According to Andy "This is a high quality model, when considered from any aspect, and is accompanied by detailed and helpful documentation that compliments the effort...

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Aircraft Review | ToLiss Airbus A340-600

It took your personal reporter Angelique van Campen a bit of time, but she managed to complete her in-depth re view of the ToLiss Airbus A340-600. Although it was a lot of work, it was also fun exploring this large Airbus product. We're all aware of ToLiss airbus...

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Aircraft Review | Thranda PZL-104MA 2000

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is pleased to review this extraordinary original Polish STOL aircraft. She has seen many aircraft models in her aviation period, but this Wilga is weird, very weird. But the way it is crafted by Thranda Design is worth the...

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Aircraft Review | PWDNH Let L-200D

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke did a thorough inspection on the PWDNH Let L-200D aircraft. According to Andy "This is a well produced and presented model, created in detail and staying true to the original, both outside and inside. The developers have worked hard...

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Airport Review | Globall Art Congonhas Airport

Our dedicated and long time reviewer Andy Clarke takes a look at the Globall Art SBSP Congonhas Airport. According to Andy "This is a detailed and interesting airport model. There are facilities for using most type of aircraft within the scenery. Textures and colours...

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Scenery Review | X-Codr Designs Grand Canyon

We're pleased to inform you that your personal reporter Angelique van Campen flies to the US, Arizona to explore the Grand Canyon West are, modeled by X-Codr Designs. Either you've been there, or perhaps you life close-by or you've heard a lot about the Grand Canyon...

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Scenery Review | TrueEarth EU Spain South

On behalf of our reviewer Paul Beckwith from X-Plained.Com, we're pleased to offer you his in-depth Spanish Orbx adventure. Paul took a virtual flight from the USA to southern Spain to explore the Orbx TrueEarth EU Spain South package.According to Paul "I have found...

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Airport review | Orbx Essendon Fields

First of all, let me introduce you to our new reviewer Paul Beckwith. Paul took a visual flight from his hometown in the US to Orbx homebase Essendon Fields (YMEN). According to Paul "The first question most armchair pilots ask when considering an add on is “Is it...

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Airport Review | Northern Sky Studios Kahului

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke travels virtually to Kahului to check out the latest Hawaii airport from Northern Sky Studios. Andy is pleased to say that "this is a very well modelled airport with all aspects created in detail. The overall plan of the airport is...

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Utility Review | SkyScout for X-Plane

Your personal reporter and dedicated reviewer Angelique van Campen is pleased to inform you that she made it. Yes, she finished a comprehensive review of XPlane Aviator SkyScout.Angelique says "It wasn't an easy review. It took a while to get the right flow. That has...

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Utility Review | SAM World Jetways

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen virtually travelled around the world to check out Stairport SAM World Jetways. She visited default Laminar Research airports, but also a lot of payware add-on airports. The last one she visited for her...

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Video | TrueEarth EU Balearics “Mallorca”

When you decide to buy TrueEarth EU Balearic Islands you get a bit more then expected. That is a bunch of Spanish islands ortho textures, hand-edited modified and colour corrected to fit perfectly on top of the individual X-Plane islands. The overall package -...

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Video | VSKYLABS R44 Raven II Project 1.1c

OK, I know. It's not an aircraft, but a rotorcraft although I've aded the video in the aircraft section.This video and belonging review (https://www.x-plained.com/helicopter-review-vskylabs-r44-raven-ii-project/) which can be found at X-Plained.Com deals with the...

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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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