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VflyteAir Arrow proportions off?

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I am looking for an Arrow III and found the VflyteAir version...

 

Immediately the "bubble-ness" of the cockpit proportions stuck out to me; while a review noted 

 

"VflyteAir has had full access to a real Arrow III (1977 PA28R-200 located in Texas, USA), and every nut, bolt and panel has been measured and photographed to reproduce the same aircraft in X-Plane, and that sort of minute detailing here really shows."

But again.... look at the proportions of the windows (both are 1977):

VflyteAir:

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RW:
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I don't have this plane, but noticed the same thing. I'm glad you notice too, I thought I was going crazy. I didn't see anyone comment on it. I was excited to see this plane released, but when I first saw the screenshots, I thought it didn't look like an arrow to me so I did not purchase.

 

After reading comments on the review about how accurate the visual model is, and how they had access to the real plane, I wonder how such a big error could be made and then not noticed by the reviewer either.

 

I hope Caranado gets around to converting their arrow to XP. I really like the arrow and would love one in X-plane but the window dimensions of this model are way off.

 

Rob

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Is it a trick of perspective, or is the wing dihedral on the XPlane version radically different than the real-world picture?

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Looks like the dihedral is just a result of "camera" angle, but I must agree, those windows are just too big.

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It's hard to say about the dihedral, but if you compare the positions of the wheels in the images, they're not really too far off as far as perspective goes.

 

Either way, I'm passing on this one.

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Immediately the "bubble-ness" of the cockpit proportions stuck out to me;

 

Indeed, as the former owner/pilot of a '79 Turbo Arrow IV, I can state pretty much unequivocally the fuselage shape on this III is just wrong.  This thing looks to be shaped more like a Piper Aztec or something.   :unsure: 

 

Scott

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