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Would you agree that ITBsim and Jonathan Beckett's are among the best references to aircraft addon reviews/tutorials?

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9 hours ago, History said:

Would you agree that ITBsim and Jonathan Beckett's are among the best references to aircraft addon reviews/tutorials?

ITBsim, most probably. Jonathan Beckett, most definitely not! ...and I'll just leave it at that. 😄

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I would say that ITB is the best at the moment, but this intro to the C-17 has been very helpful.


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I like Beckett.  I find his walk throughs for cold/start to be very helpful with complicated planes.

I think he sometimes tries to be gracious to the developers who give him free planes, so sometimes he holds back on honest critique.  But kinda easy to spot when he feels a plane is "mid"; and he gets really excited about quality planes. I trust his judgment generally.

A330 Driver another one I like.

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I like V1 also


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On 3/30/2024 at 3:46 PM, History said:

Jonathan Beckett's are among the best references to aircraft addon reviews/tutorials?

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I don't know about best, but I like his tutorials. Often a great starting point to learning a new plane.

My go to for reviews is AVSIM, so I cant comment on his reviews.


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While I do like Jonathan Beckett, it is plain to see his reviews are not always the best.  He misses a lot and doesn't always cover prominent features that you would expect him to. 

But like AvAngels videos, they are of a certain depth and style, and are fine for a quick watch for entertainment purposes and to get a basic feel for if the product might interest you.  

Not all videos have to be the same. While ITB is extremely competent, his videos can also come across as stuffy and boring. 
I get fed up with people doing a mag check in aircraft where it is known mag failure isn't modelled for example.  What are they expecting to happen?

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ITB is my favourite.  Complete, accurate and to the point.

The C-17 itself seems to be coming along and developing into quite a nice piece of freeware.

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Jonathan Beckett and AvAngel both on mute if I want to just quickly see what the thing looks like, ITB for a more in depth and unbiased review. 

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