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Airport Review | Fresno Yosemite International

Many years ago your personal reporter Angelique van Campen visited the famous US National Parks like Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. While in this region, we passed and stayed during our trip from these NPs to San Francisco in the city of Fresno. The modeled airport is as always with Orbx airport a stunning piece of art. It’s so beautiful and so detailed and perfectly blends with their own TrueEarth Northern California region.

Curious what Angelique has to say about KFAT?
Then you should check out her in-depth Orbx Fresno Yosemite International Airport review.

 

Hardware Review | Pro Flight Trainer PUMA - Part II

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen received from the Pro Flight Trainer team the Toe Brake Modification (TBM) kit. In conjunction with the from Aerosoft received the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA., this TBM kit adds a toe brake function to the helicopter equipment. It was worth Angelique’s her time, effort and be able to fly helicopters with wheels and brakes. This resulted in an in-depth review of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA with TBM kit. I hope you like the review.

Hardware Review | Pro Flight Trainer PUMA - Part I

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen received from Aerosoft some awesome helicopter hardware equipment; the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA. Together with the help of the Pro Flight Trainer team she was able to master helicopters in a professional way. This helicopter hardware is really topnotch quality, made of durable materials and much easier to fly helicopters than with regular hardware like joysticks and so on. It was worth her time, effort and be able to fly helicopters. This resulted in a comprehensive review with lots of ins and outs of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA. I hope you like the review. Feel free to comment.

Helicopter Review | VSKYLABS Robinson R44 Raven II

This time your personal reporter Angelique van Campen shifts to helicopters. Yes, you’re right … a total new dimension to explore. The VSKYLABS R44 Raven II will be a challenge. It won’t be a challenge to find out how it’s made, how the 3D model is created or how the small, but beautiful cockpit looks like. The challenge lies in hovering with regular flight sim equipment. The challenge will be setting up all the hardware for the R44 and then to fly it. Curious what Angelique has to say and how she did it? Then you must check her comprehensive VSKYLABS Robinson R44 Raven II review that offers a lot more then just discussing the modeled R44.

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!

 

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 nothing to do with the product. It’s just different finding your way then reviewing an aircraft, an airport, a scenery or hardware.” Want to read the whole article? Take a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you prefer, relax, sit back and enjoy this in-depth SkyScout review.

Hardware Review | Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls

At X-Plained.Com we’re reviewing all kind of products, ranging from software aircraft, airports, scenery, utility add-ons and what else more. Some are chosen by us, some are written on request. The reviewed product, the Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls is a GA aircraft look alike device with switches, buttons and an engine selector. It was fun reviewing it due to the used material and thus the overall quality and what else I found out during the testing. Check it out via this in-depth review link. Enjoy the reading and comments or suggestions are always welcome.

 

Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Lockheed P38L Lightning

Back to the good old days. Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke takes an in-depth look into the FlyingIron Simulations Lockheed P38L Lightning. This will be fun as Andy starts with. But there’s more according to Andy …. “This is a very realistic model with lots of character and the presentation and detail really show off the unique profile. The model is responsive and forgiving to fly and needs far more gentle control inputs than I thought at first. The use of the engines both in start up and flight has been made very realistic and can be a challenge. It is worth practicing and persevering.” Want to read Andy’s complete in-depth review? Check it out via this X-Plained review link.

Seeking for reviewers

Perhaps that’s the million-dollar question for yourself. Being a reviewer could be fun, it could open doors, it could offer other benefits. On purpose I write “could be” because you don’t need a gift to write in-depth or comprehensive reviews, but you need other...

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Upcoming Reviews

It's tough these days. We all try to do our best, and some of us have to stay at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown, others have a bit more room and are allowed to go out, but overall, it's not easy to come thru. That said, I wish you all a healthy period and please,...

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Little Navmap 2.6.6 Released

We're pleased to inform you on behalf of Alexander Barthel, developer of Little Navmap, that the program has been updated to version 2.6.6. And believe me, this is not just a small update. It comes with a lot of new features and/or supports for example for MS2020....

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2013

Aerosoft released on December 3rd a new AIRAC Cycle 2013 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 | Carenado C208B EX G1000

I'm pleased to inform you that X-Plained.Com has released Andy Clarke his comprehensive review of the Carenado C208B Grand Caravan EX G1000. According to Andy "This model is created to a high visual and audible standard that creates a very realistic and convincing...

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Aircraft Review | vFlyteAir Cessna C150

With the holidays behind all of us, our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke found enough time to explore the vFlyteAir C150 Commuter. It's fun to fly such a training GA model. Although Andy never flew this Cessna in real, I can tell you that it flies great. With this tiny...

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Aircraft Review | Part II JARDesign JD330-200

Couldn't we stop or did we had enough time, did we had a holiday or ….? No, we didn't, but  X-Plained.Com reviewer Bruce Knight had more then enough time to check out once more the JARDesign JD332 version 3.3r1. Anyway, this is Part II and what can we say about...

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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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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...

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Airport Review | KLAX Funner Flight

We're at X-Plained.Com are pleased to inform you, on behalf of Bruce Knight our dedicated reviewer, that Bruce took the time and effort and even virtually flew to KLAX to figure out all the ins and outs of the Funner Flight KLAX version 2.5 airport. You might think...

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Scenery Review | Norwegian Adventures 2

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. On behalf of Angelique, Orbx and Tony, we're pleased to offer you in a series...

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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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xEnviro, the Impression

I never thought I will make it, a comprehensive review/impression of xEnviro, the Ultimate Environment Engine. This was really a complex review/impression because it’s not always something that can be compared or can be seen. I don’t matter that I highlighted some...

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A Look into “EFB for Mac”

This impression has everything to do with FSWidgets EFB for Mac, a “remote map” visualization app and much more then that. And yes, another program developed by FSWidgets. Angelique concludes with "To me, EFB for Mac offers a realistic EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) to...

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Your Own Boeing 738NG Simulator

You are a simmer with a dream. You’re a simmer for whom there’s only one awesome aircraft in the world, oh, no sorry, in X-Plane … and that’s the Boeing 737 Series, right?If this is your favourite aircraft to fly with, wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a room in the...

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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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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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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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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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