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Mar 26 2016 08:41 PM | Article Viewed 3736 Times
P3D by Lockheed Martin A review by Marlon Carter INTRODUCTION No one can argue the fact that the Flight simulation hobby has transformed dramatically over the past 20 years. It seems that with each release of a Flight Simulator platform, we become closer and closer to achieving the most realistic experience that can be had on a home based PC. One of the transformations that stood out to me personally was the dramatic improvements seen between FS95/98 and...
Mar 08 2016 09:34 AM | Article Viewed 2318 Times
RealAir Simulations Legacy V2 A review by Ray Marshall My flightsim dream plane arrived on Saturday morning. No, not the A2A biz jet that I have had on order for way too long, this one is my fun airplane. I am talking about serious fun, very serious and very fast turbocharged fun. Would you believe a two place, custom tourer with retractable gear, laminar flow wing, speed brakes, dual turbocharged 400+ hp engine without any ugly bumps...
Feb 13 2016 08:43 AM | Article Viewed 4710 Times
Review by Ray Marshall Avsim review of KCGX Meigs Field airport scenery add on for FSX: Steam Edition by Ray Marshall This is the latest iteration of bringing the Merrill C. Meigs Field, KCGX, general aviation airport back to life in FSX. However, this is the first edition for FSX: Steam Edition. This one is somewhat special in the sense that there is only one other Orbx airport scenery package for FSX: Steam Edition and the only one East of the Mississippi River...
Feb 13 2016 08:28 AM | Article Viewed 4035 Times
Review by Werner Gillespie INTRODUCTION There are a few facts in the flightsim world – one of them is that we have always been spoilt for choice when it comes to certain types of aircraft. In recent years the likes of PMDG and other top tier developers have ensured that we have access to incredibly realistic tubeliners allowing us to simulate in the most minute details the operations of aircraft like the 737NG, 747 and the 777. There are also other developers who have started to...
Feb 13 2016 08:12 AM | Article Viewed 1592 Times
Review by Mike Cameron Introduction Discover Australia & New Zealand is the latest mission pack developed by Jane Whittaker for FSX: SE and is also available for the FSX boxed edition, distributed by Excalibur Games & First Class Simulations. The Steam edition is available from Steam and the FSX boxed version is available from multiple retailers. I will be reviewing the Steam edition of the software. Discover Australia and New Zealand is also the latest product in...
Feb 06 2016 09:31 AM | Article Viewed 5701 Times
Review by Ray Marshall This is an expanded review that covers the history of Embraer, the development of the Phenom 300, lots of detail about the Phenom 300 and competitive models, and details of the Carenado edition of the Phenom 300 including panel options, i.e. the optional Navigraph Expansion Pack and Flight1 GTN750. Additionally, we have a section of outstanding screenshots in P3D, and we have lots of video links. I urge you to click on the thumbnails often...
Feb 06 2016 06:59 AM | Article Viewed 1597 Times
Review by Max Pyankov Introduction Disclaimer: this product was provided for review free of charge. Recently I was offered an opportunity to review a VFR product, covering all of Czech Republic, from a company called VFR Poland. This product, VFR Czech Republic, retails for 31€ (about $33.5, at the time of writing) and can be purchased from http://simdesign.pl/.VFR Czech Republic is published by a Polish studio called SIMDESIGN. Their portfolio includes oth...
Jan 17 2016 05:36 AM | Article Viewed 6418 Times
Review by Will Reynolds Background Boeing had started a study in the 1970s for a heavy aircraft to bridge the gap between the medium 737/727 market and the new 747, effectively replacing the 707. After many proposals were studied, Boeing settled for the goal of providing a high capacity twin jet that could cover Coast-to-Coast in high density, so a twin aisle widebody was a must. The project focused on aerodynamic savings, and thus Boeing went for a cabin width...