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Airport Review | Orbx Gateway to Queensland YBBN

Our dedicated reviewer Paul Beckwith takes the airplane to Down Under Brisbane. Why? Paul’s interest goes out to the Orbx Brisbane International Airport (YBBN) and believe me, Paul checks out almost every corner of what is modeled. Check out Paul’s in-depth Orbx Brisbane International Airport (YBBN) review and enjoy the read.

Airport Review | Orbx Václav Havel Airport Prague

Our dedicated reviewer Paul Beckwith travels for you and Orbx to the massive airport of LKPR Václav Havel Prague. It turns out that it offers lots of awesome experiences with well modeled textures, but there’s so much more. Check out what else Paul has to say about this Orbx masterpiece via this X-Plained.Com link. 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.

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.

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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Slider Issues

Hi all, right now - first week of January 2021 - we've decided for a while to disable the top fullwidth slider with the different review images that continuously come and pass like an animation.For some reason there's "again" a problem with the template of Elegant...

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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...

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Aircraft Review | JF BAe 146 Professional

On behalf of our dedicated and longtime reviewer Andy Clarke, I’m thrilled to inform you that X-Plained.Com has published Andy’s comprehensive Just Flight/Thranda Design 146 BAe Professional review.According to Andy "This is a very high quality model with great...

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Aircraft Review | Netavio Business Jet CJ4

I can tell you that this was a great experience, reviewing the Netavio Citation CJ4. Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen reviewed on request this brand new Citation CJ4. Brand new because there's no Citation CJ4 for X-Plane and brand new because...

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Aircraft Review | AOA Simulations F-22A

Your X-Plained.Com reviewers Andy Clarke and Angelique van Campen are pleased to offer you a massive review of the AOA Simulations F-22A Raptor. One of the words from Andy are ..... "this is an extremely interesting model. Yes it can be flown “out of the box” but this...

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Aircraft Review | Embraer Phenom 300

X-Plained.Com reviewer Angelique van Campen and Andy Clarke finished their Embraer Phenom 300 Aerobask tour. A tour, no, a massive review is the result. Both Andy and Angelique did a lot of testing and system description and operation. I can tell you that both Andy...

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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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Airport Review | Granada XP by LOGO Projects

Your personal reporter and reviewer Angelique van Campen took a virtual flight from EHAM Amsterdam Schiphol International to Granada International Airport, modeled by LOGO Projects. Although this wasn't a long flight, it was worth her time and investment exploring...

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Scenery Review | Orbx TrueEarth GB Central

This is an easy job for our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke, reviewing Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain Central. As Andy lives in the UK, it's not far from his hometown to explore the beauty of the Central of England, made possible by Orbx with their TrueEarth...

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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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Utility Review | XP Realistic Pro

Although Angelique van Campen had a lot of fun reviewing XPRealistic Pro, it wasn’t easy to write a review about this utility. But she finally found the flow. She's pleased to offer you an in-depth review of XPRealistic Pro version 1.0.92, tested on macOS Mojave...

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Video | Orbx TrueEarth GB North Isle of Skye

This X-Plane 11 cross country flight over the Scottish isle of Skye using Orbx Simulation Systems TrueEarth Britain North and the Carenado Grand Caravan EX G1000. The journey starts at Loch Duich where you've got a great look at the Eilean Donan Castle before reaching...

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What’s possible with SketchUp?

What’s possible with SketchUp by Marc C. Leydecker a.k.a. Belga12345. The reason of this article is not only showing his amazing work, but also to trigger my mind after I did some investigation of a payer American airport. Although Angelique likes writing reviews, I’m...

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X-Plane Normal Maps a.k.a. “_NML”

An article about the X-Plane Normal Maps a.k.a. “_NML” by Marc C. Leydecker a.k.a. Belga12345. Besides that Marc is a highly skilled airport developer and SketchUp guru, he’s also a skilled livery painter and since I know Marc now for a while, I asked him, after he...

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