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Alabeo is the new Carenado

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Alabeo posted about an hour ago the following picture on Facebook:

 

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They also just updated their profile picture with a more shiny logo. Looks like they're going in a new direction.

 

What do you think?  :wink:

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Carenado seems to be pushing into more complex aircraft, like the PC12 and Hawker, and leaving the Cessnas and Pipers to their sister company Alabeo..

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Carenado seems to be pushing into more complex aircraft, like the PC12 and Hawker, and leaving the Cessnas and Pipers to their sister company Alabeo..

Yes, exactly what they're doing. The Alabeo overhaul might fall in line with the Next Generation series from Carenado.

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Yessir!  I've always wanted a 207 for FSX.  I'll buy it when it's out, although I wish that Carenado/Alabeo would modify their taxi/landing lights to illuminate farther in front of the aircraft.  Hardly visible from the VC unless you raise the seat up abnormally high.  Still, a 207 will be nice for some short air taxi runs!

 

Gerald

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While I do agree they're taking Carenado's role in the GA market, I think they're still doing what they have been doing since the beginning: producing good quality rare/uncommon GA aircraft at a low price point. Once they start making run-of-the-mill aircraft anyone can rent for a hundred dollar hamburger outing, then I'll fully agree they've, perhaps for the worst, become Carenado.

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Are they Carenado but...without autopilots?  What airplane would I buy without an autopilot? There are a great number of the Carenado planes that need a makeover...some a need a do-over. 

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There are a great number of the Carenado planes that need a makeover...some a need a do-over. 

Exactly, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who would kill for a remake of their C208. It was a great plane a while back, but now is definitely showing it's age. 

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Exactly, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who would kill for a remake of their C208. It was a great plane a while back, but now is definitely showing it's age.

 

I bought it and flew it...twice?  Too much stuff not implemented if I remember. 

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Sweet! Mediocre products arriving at twice the speed now!!  :Party:

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Are they Carenado but...without autopilots?  What airplane would I buy without an autopilot? There are a great number of the Carenado planes that need a makeover...some a need a do-over. 

 

I've had to add a popup autopilot to the two aircraft I bought--I actually use it often when I want to preset my desired cruise altitude on a long cross country flight.  It's not realistic, but at least I have one available.

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Exactly, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who would kill for a remake of their C208. It was a great plane a while back, but now is definitely showing it's age. 

 

I don't think it's going to happen. Carenado have updated their older aircraft like the C152 and the C172 with plenty of new features for X-Plane, and they've said that it's too hard to work with such old models. They prefer working on new models instead of bothering with their older aircraft.

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I think I am set on my GA fleet with Alabeo's recent release of the Cardinal.  I've always wanted one for FSX, and they made three visual models--RG, Wheel Pants and w/o Wheel Pants.  I like the Cardinal alot--had looks ahead of its time and the front office is great for keeping tabs on traffic with the forward view for the pilot.  I once saw one for sale for 10K a few decades ago--how times have changed, although the Cardinal I saw looked like it needed a lot of TLC to get a current annual. 

 

I posted a fair amount of screenshots of the new Cardinal in the past week or so in the screenshots forum.  Seems to fly quite nicely and I was happy Alabeo had returned to the old pricing that Carenado used with its GA aircraft.

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Fantastic!! Give us one for the bush! Bigger tires, no pants and good cargo, please! :) She looks GREAT!

 

Don

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New exterior pictures posted on Facebook. It's evident the plane is still in very early stages, since they show repaints on the second screenshot set of other aircraft.

 

By the way, isn't Skywagon also the name for the C185?

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I have found that Alabeo still has some minor issues with quality control.  The VSI's in both the 177 and the Tomahawk don't read the correct climb rate.  The 177 is off by 200 fpm and the Tomahawk off by 100 fpm, exactly.  I reported both issues as bugs.  Not a major issue since one shouldn't chase the VSI, but there nonetheless.

 

John

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I have found that Alabeo still has some minor issues with quality control.  The VSI's in both the 177 and the Tomahawk don't read the correct climb rate.  The 177 is off by 200 fpm and the Tomahawk off by 100 fpm, exactly.  I reported both issues as bugs.  Not a major issue since one shouldn't chase the VSI, but there nonetheless.

 

John

 

Alabeo aren't any different compared to Carenado when it comes to quality control and patches after release, so you are bound to see issues like that. The fact they're making simpler aircraft means you won't see the long list of issues and inaccuracies a Carenado aircraft might have, but Alabeo aircraft aren't perfect either.

 

Have they responded to you yet?

 

Have you got a response from Alabeo yet?

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Alabeo aren't any different compared to Carenado when it comes to quality control and patches after release, so you are bound to see issues like that. The fact they're making simpler aircraft means you won't see the long list of issues and inaccuracies a Carenado aircraft might have, but Alabeo aircraft aren't perfect either.

 

Have they responded to you yet?

 

Have you got a response from Alabeo yet?

 

No response, but I know they do release gauge patches from time to time.  I continue to enjoy the Cardinal when I use the sim, and the Tomahawk.  I would have never noticed the VSI issue at all, but I created an autopilot popup window and noticed the VSI never matched the rate of climb I set for the alt. hold.  I was taught never to place to much attention to the VSI when I took lessons so even in the sim I usually just scan airspeed, heading and altitude.

 

John

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I think I am set on my GA fleet with Alabeo's recent release of the Cardinal. I've always wanted one for FSX, and they made three visual models--RG, Wheel Pants and w/o Wheel Pants. I like the Cardinal alot--had looks ahead of its time and the front office is great for keeping tabs on traffic with the forward view for the pilot. I once saw one for sale for 10K a few decades ago--how times have changed, although the Cardinal I saw looked like it needed a lot of TLC to get a current annual.

 

I posted a fair amount of screenshots of the new Cardinal in the past week or so in the screenshots forum. Seems to fly quite nicely and I was happy Alabeo had returned to the old pricing that Carenado used with its GA aircraft.

The flight 1 cardinal is excellent. Good FDE and rxp integration is nice

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I like the few Alabeo aircraft I have as they are basic GA aircraft so your expectations of what's functional is greatly lowered.. Their 172 for instance is about as basic as you get.. Not even an autopilot. Which I don't mind, back to the basics and such.. 

 

What bored me to death with Carenado is they started developing (on paper) these big computer driven business jets and GA aircraft with G1000s but they all weren't actually very complex at all because of their strict adherence to the SDK.  You have this pretty shiny state of the art aircraft but operationally it was no different than Vanilla FSX aircraft.

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