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Carenado B1900D Released

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Carenado just announced that their B1900 just released via facebook.

 

-Damien

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Excellent!  Carenado's first foray into the world of the FMC should be interesting.  I'll be waiting anxiously for feedback on this one!!

 

Paul

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For the purchasers, How is the FMC functionality? Thanks a bunch. Real world Navdata?

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I've taken a couple spins around in the B1900D after finally downloading. Visuals are great and very good fps overall. Handling is very good but then I'm not sure what a real turboprop is like so take it for what it's worth. Interior sounds seem like they should be louder as I've been on some Great Lakes B1900Ds at the front of the cabin and the engine noise was very loud.

 

I'll report back on the FMS once I get to utilize it for more than pattern work. Overall I'm pretty happy so far, a few bugs to work out but I think it's a winner for me.

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Now it's between the Razbam Metroliner and this one.  I'm leaning towards the Metroliner since it feels fresh and new.  This B1900 VC looks familiar for some reason and it seems I'm not flying a lot of my Carenados.  Anyone have the Metroliner?  It looks fantastic but so does this new Carenado.

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I've taken a couple spins around in the B1900D after finally downloading. Visuals are great and very good fps overall. Handling is very good but then I'm not sure what a real turboprop is like so take it for what it's worth. Interior sounds seem like they should be louder as I've been on some Great Lakes B1900Ds at the front of the cabin and the engine noise was very loud.

 

I'll report back on the FMS once I get to utilize it for more than pattern work. Overall I'm pretty happy so far, a few bugs to work out but I think it's a winner for me.

I've just purchased and downloaded.  Looking forward to flying this when I get home.

 

Carenado aircraft always seem to have low volume engine sounds when in the cockpit.  Perhaps their simulating pilots wearing a nice set of Bose A20's...........not sure.

 

Anyway I hope you're enjoying the test flight.

 

Hirdy

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Now it's between the Razbam Metroliner and this one. I'm leaning towards the Metroliner since it feels fresh and new. This B1900 VC looks familiar for some reason and it seems I'm not flying a lot of my Carenados. Anyone have the Metroliner? It looks fantastic but so does this new Carenado.

The Metroliner is a winner. I highly recommend it.

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Seeing as the site is porked, anyone care to share the price, features and so on? Can the FMS be updated?

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Ya I too will like to here the length to which the FMS is modelled


Its says the FMS won't work with the RXP option. I wish that they would have never put the Garmin and Avideyne in ther at all. 

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Hi there,

 

I couldn't resist and purchased it as I couldn't wait any longer for a newer B1900. I used to spot these here in Cleveland (KCLE) all the time, ugly yet beautiful!

 

My first impressions are only from a "direct to" flight (not using the FMS) from KCLE to KBUF in some pretty hefty winter weather to say the least. She performed beautifully, I was really impressed especially since this was my first Carenado purchase in quite some time.

 

Exterior and VC modeled superbly, as expected from Carenado. It feels like the FDE is accurate too, actually a bit similar to the Razbam Metroliner (which I love BTW). The winds in KBUF were pretty stiff, yet almost due headwind at 26 kts. ASN bounced me around on final and I had to work really hard keeping her on the centerline. Touchdown was pretty (not), but hey in this weather you just need to plant them and don't try to win prices with a greaser.

 

I like the clickspots Carenado now has (like I said, first Carenado purchase in a while) and accessing GPS, Avidine, autopilot etc. was a breeze.

 

Various docs are included for the FMS, Avidyne, emergency procedures, performance tables etc. The price was $39.95 and there is also a separate installer for a number of very nice repaints free of charge.

 

All in all, I'm very pleased with this aircraft's quality (and price point) and can't wait to give the FMS a more thorough check. FPS are a non-issue with this add-on on my system.

 

Cheers,

Pete

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My first impressions are only from a "direct to" flight (not using the FMS) from KCLE to KBUF

 

How well did it handle the icing conditions?

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