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Just a few angles... minimal flying... a full review from me will have to wait.  I enjoyed the Milton Shupe version immensely... so this is a nice "upgrade."

 

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(Ditto)

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Probably the most realistic textures I've seen at night yet...

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Very nice pictures!

 

I see you already took it to the FBO for a GTN750 retrofit!. Probably ask them to recarpet the plane too,  and a bit of paint here and there. :)

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Probably ask them to recarpet the plane too, and a bit of paint here and there. :)

 

Indeed - it wasn't clear on Carenado's page as most of the panel shots are pretty dark, but from others' captures that is one grungy interior.  I like planes that show typical wear, but this one is definitely at the limits!

 

Scott

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Nice. You're right, the night textures are better than a photo!

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Very nice pictures, excellent textures, mainly the ones of the passenger seats !!!. Please report about the flight dynamics, which for me would be the only "no go" for this aircraft.

Cheers,

Ed

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Great shots Ryan - quick question can the panel lights turn on without the over head lights on ? thanks 

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Great shots Ryan - quick question can the panel lights turn on without the over head lights on ? thanks 

yes

 

Thanks all

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And it flies like a dream, I think Carenado might be on a winner here. The engine noise level is just like the real world and the flight characteristics aren't far off.

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Very nice pictures, excellent textures, mainly the ones of the passenger seats !!!. Please report about the flight dynamics, which for me would be the only "no go" for this aircraft.

Cheers,

Ed

Appears well done for the short time I flew it tonight. Did a quick "radar pattern," ILS approach not coupled (no AP). Power settings along with FF values seemed close per the charts. The large flaps really add drag and make the thing balloon if fully extended.

 

I don't like though how the levers block the NAV1 active freq on the GTN750. There is DME which is great! There's not really any overhead panel backlighting unless I missed that switch. There are of course flood lights/cabin lighting as you can see. You can disable VC reflections and the grime spots on the VC Windows which I chose. Once you do that the view for vfr flying is better. Window opening frame still blocks a bit of the view potential.

 

Need I say anything about the modeling lol?

 

I like that C has gone back to their roots, with this analogue gauge aircraft. Sounds are amazing too! I haven't had time to find bugs either.

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I like that C has gone back to their roots, with this analogue gauge aircraft. Sounds are amazing too! I haven't had time to find bugs either.

 

Agreed.  This is the kind of plane that works well for them - analog gauges and support for 3rd party avionics to do the heavy lifting on that end of things.

 

Scott

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Erich, I have flown in the real thing as passenger a couple of times back in the 1980s and from what I can remember it's at least for me pretty close

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Any comments on the sound package?

I've never flown on one, only listened to them takeoff from the tower (catwalk), externally sounds right on. The interior sounds are quite believable. Not overpowering but good levels.

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Appears well done for the short time I flew it tonight. Did a quick "radar pattern," ILS approach not coupled (no AP). Power settings along with FF values seemed close per the charts. The large flaps really add drag and make the thing balloon if fully extended.

 

I don't like though how the levers block the NAV1 active freq on the GTN750. There is DME which is great! There's not really any overhead panel backlighting unless I missed that switch. There are of course flood lights/cabin lighting as you can see. You can disable VC reflections and the grime spots on the VC Windows which I chose. Once you do that the view for vfr flying is better. Window opening frame still blocks a bit of the view potential.

 

Need I say anything about the modeling lol?

 

I like that C has gone back to their roots, with this analogue gauge aircraft. Sounds are amazing too! I haven't had time to find bugs either.

 

Hey, thanks. I think I'm going to get it.

Ed

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I've never flown on one, only listened to them takeoff from the tower (catwalk), externally sounds right on. The interior sounds are quite believable. Not overpowering but good levels.

 

Ryan, I wouldn't recommend you to fly one in real life. Historically it has been one of the unsafe planes ever. In thirty years it had 25 accidents (I'm talking crashes, not hard landings) resulting from structural failures on the wings (metal fatigue). Better to fly them wih care within FS, and not very close to the monitor screen, btw.

Cheers,

Ed

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As far as I've tested the Shrike, this plane flies beautifully. I think Carenado has done an excellent job this time and this aircraft should be a winner. Very few bugs noted so far, mostly cosmetic (see other posts at the Carenado unofficial forums here on Avsim) and the flight dynamics are excellent. What Carenado has done different this time with this plane regarding FDs should be kept for future projects as well!!!.

Excellent again!!!

Ed


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Seems excellent, even considering we don't have anything to compare with, but the engine noise when power is decreased seems to be very cool.

Ed

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