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Just happend to check their site and its out.

Very nicley done! I cant spend much time with it, because I have to get ready for work, But I managed to get out a few shots.

One interesting (yet creepy) feature I saw was the pilots, always look at the camera while you pan around the aircraft. Sort of like a painting where the eyes are always looking at you when your in the room. Once the plane is airborne, their too busy flying the plane to bother LOL.

 

Rob

 

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WOW!! Great shots Rob,What airport is that? Looks fantastic,And thanks for the info,I'll be purchasing this when I return from work.

Cheers

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So you aren't caught off-guard...

 

From Carenado's website:

 

***WARNING: This aircraft was NOT developed for X-Plane 10. It works in that platform, but it doesn t take advantage of all the new features. We will provide a patch in the future which will make it 100% compatible.

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Very nice indeed but it has an issue.

 

The flight director stays pegged waaaayyy below the horizon. If you get caught in IFR conditions with the A/P engaged it could spell trouble. I have reported it to Carenado already. Great addition to X-Plane. Now we need a good airliner to join the XPX family.

 

Cheers.

 

Dennis

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That's true, same issue here with the FD. Another one is the Low Voltage warning when cruising at high altitud and I engage the ice protections.

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Has anyone figured out how to switch between the cargo pod vs no pod models? I see both advertised in the pictures but only the cargo pod version appears.

 

Thanks!

 

Dennis

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It's an awesome plane ! On my GNU/Linux system, I have a 3D sound problem, so I disabled these sounds in the lua script. I hope there will be an official patch for this.

 

On the last picture, you can see a formation flying with the Carenado Mooney. It was their first add-on for X-Plane.

 

C208B01-th.jpg C208B02-th.jpg C208B03-th.jpg C208B05-th.jpg

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Très belles captures d'écran. Montre vraiment X-plane.

(Hope I said that right)

 

Rob

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They just released a patch for the caravan which corrects a few issues and adds a few features.

Get it from carenados site.

 

Rob

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Anyone using it in XPX? I am considering it, but that "WARNING, NOT DESIGNED FOR XPX" is kind of making me hesitate... I read somewhere about abysmal FPS also using it in XPX. Anyone care to enlighten me?

 

 

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Hi Richard

 

I am using the Caravan in XPX and for me, with my rendering settings, it runs very well.

 

I have trees one setting from the max, and objects and roads on tons with extreme airport detail. I don't have shadows or reflections. I am running with HDR enabled(I have to now because I think the Atmospheric Scattering is so realistic). I am getting 30-40 FPS with flight models per frame set at 2, and it runs very nicely. The sound is very good and what's more is as Rob says above they have just released a patch(which you obviously won't need if purchasing now) which fixes a few little issues.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards

 

Simon

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Sounds like it's time for me to take the plunge, then. Btw, what difference does 1 or 2 flight models make?

 

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Correct me anybody if I am wrong, but I believe the flight models/frame is the number of calculations done for the flight model per frame drawn. So if your frame rate is 30fps, and your fm/f is set at two, 60 flight model calcultaions will be done per second.

 

I have just taken the Caravan up for another quick circuit to check the update and it is really growing on me.

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Hey Folks!

 

I just tried the patch and it works well. Carenado did not fully document the fixes incorporated in their little file but one of them issues fixed is the flight director issue I reported - it works well now so Yeeeeee! I have noticed that that XPX now takes a very long time to close when using the Carenado Caravan and hitting FILE/QUIT. Will continue to observe this one.

 

Cheers.

 

Dennis

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I am getting it. Where did you guys get it from? The org or directly from Carenado?

 

 

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I got it from Carenado directly, but I think its now on Aerosoft and X-plane.org.

 

Rob

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I bought it from the org.. Now let's see if I can get the engine started... ;)

 

 

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I just uploaded a video of it.

My video editing skills are not good. My flying skills are just as bad, So there are no fancy effects in this.

 

Rob

 

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I just uploaded a video of it.

My video editing skills are not good. My flying skills are just as bad, So there are no fancy effects in this.

 

Rob

 

 

Great video! How do you get the weather radar to work? Mine is pitch black no matter what I do?

 

 

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