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My XP10 Duke Mini Review

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Great review and pictures. Thanks for sharing, this plane is in my buying queue.


Alexander Colka

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Thanks for the little write up Ryan.  It looks really nice.  I'm torn, since the RA Duke was the only thing I re-installed in my fresh copy of FSX, and I was taking it for tours just for something different to fly.  But I'll likely pick it up sooner rather than later.


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Great mini review Ryan,

 

I picked this up this morning and had a short flight with it. I agree with your review.  I don't think this will ever be my favorite plane for X-plane, but it is a good solid model with no glaring bugs that I can see. Its just nothing really cutting edge or "wow" about it. If your a fan of the Duke, its a must have.

 

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Great review Ryan!

 

Thx!


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Thanks.

 

I've subsequently found quite a few large bugs (imo - mostly related to the gauges/navigation stuff like reverse sensing HSI and no glideslope pointers!)  But Rob has been very kind and mentioning he'll try to fix them all

 

I'm starting to look at the turbine version.  It looks like the cockpits are too "shared" between the two.  Things like power lever labeling is the same (the red condition knobs in the turbine are labeled high idle and low idle on both the piston and turbine hehe (they'd be rich and lean in a piston).  Obviously there are a lot of similar features but it appears to save time (and money) some corners were cut.  The price is pretty cheap though.  I'd easily pay 40-50 bucks for the two if the bugs were all squished and the differences between the two were made correct.  40-50 bucks in XP addon world is a lot so that's saying something.

 

As for engine failures... I failed my left engine and I had a little bit of foot work and raising the wing to do to correct.  I'm not into the science of XP10 so I'm not sure on the torque roll stuff.

 

More screenshots of the T Duke here:

http://www.avsim.com/topic/474837-xp10-turbine-duke/


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Bought it last night...piston engine sounds need improvements, not a deal breaker though. That said, what more do I want if I got the two variants (piston and turbine) for only $26, purchase was well worth it.

 

I'm sure eventually all bugs/sounds will be fixed/improved.


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On the fence yet... Waiting for some promised patches then good to go. My buying queue is now ruined... Alabeo just released the Corvalis for FSX, so I'll have to move down the Duke and the CT182T for X-Plane.


Alexander Colka

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The developer has chimed in at the org forums - he will fix the stuff as it is reported (if it is a bug)

 

There are many bugs.

 

Kinda feels like an open beta. This guy makes nice modeled aircraft but doesn't know basics like the marks on an attitude indicator.


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There's a patch out v1.02 which fixes some things - still a few things missing though


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