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LANDED! : B200 King Air HD Series by Carenado


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Released! : Beechcraft B200 King Air HD Series by Carenado


This announcement updated : 23rd April 2014


Carenado have released their next release for X-Plane...  The Beechcraft B200 KIng Air HD Series aircraft.


The aircraft will come with the usual Carenado quality and a large feature set focused on X-Plane10's features. This aircraft is another in the larger sized aircraft that have come lately from Carenado.


The Model 200 was originally conceived as the Model 101 in 1969, and was a development of the Model 100 King Air. The Model 200 had essentially the same fuselage as the Model 100, with changes to the rear fuselage to accommodate a new T-tail and structural changes to allow higher maximum pressurization. Apart from the T-tail, other changes included Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 engines rated at 1,015 shp (757 kW) instead of the 805 shp (600 kW) engines of the Model A100 then in production, and a wing of increased span and extra fuel capacity.

Overall, the 200 was 3 ft 10 in (1.17 m) longer than the A100, with wingspan 4 ft 3 in (1.29 m) greater, containing 60 US gallons (230 L) more fuel. Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) was increased by 1,000 lb (450 kg). After protracted development including extensive wind tunnel testing of the design (especially of the T-tail which was tunnel-tested for 375 hours), and the first prototype flew for the first time on October 27, 1972; a second prototype took to the air on December 15 the same year. Three production aircraft were also built in 1972 and delivered to the U.S. Army; these three were designated Model A100-1s by Beechcraft and were given the military designation RU-21J; the first of some 400 T-tail King Airs to be ordered by the U.S. armed forces.

The 200 received civil certification in December 1973 and the first civil delivery took place in February 1974.(wikipidea)


Special Features:

Only for X-Plane 10.21 or higher.

X-Plane 64 bits compatible.

Original EFIS (EADI and EHSI) installed.

Windshield rain and ice effects.







Original EFIS (EADI and EHSI) installed.

HD quality textures (4096 x 4096).

Custom plugin-based Avidyne display, artificial horizon and E-HSI.

Custom stereo sounds throughout.

Custom logic for annunciator lights.

Pop-up window for autopilot and various E-HSI functions.

In-depth and accurate fuel logic.

Smoothly animated switches and knobs, for more silky in-cabin feel.

Amazing multi-track stereo 3D sounds, with external sounds spilling in through windows and doors.

Very accurate flight characteristics.

Amazing lighting effects. Interior HDR spill lights throughout, with individual control over intensity and direction of illumination effects.

Windshield ice and rain effects: rain drops move realistically in accordance with airspeed, get cleared by wipers, and repopulate after wipers are shut off. Ice can be cleared with de-icing options.

Pressurization system simulated.

Differential throttle control with functional reverse zone.

Polarized rear cabin windows. They can be darkened by dragging handle around in semi-circle.

Hi-quality animated pilots.

Extremely high-res texturing (CAUTION: requires at least 1 GB of VRAM for decent performance).

Thumb trim system functional.

Ice lights feature spill effect, dynamically illuminating leading edge (HDR required).

Dynamic instrument glass reflections.

Prop Disc effects feature 3D holographic side view, which changes depending on prop settings.

Animated passenger tables

Yokes can be hidden for better visibility of panel and buttons.

Vibrating objects in cockpit, depending on engine settings.

Realistic engine failure after over-torque for longer than 5 minutes.

Fully articulated and animated sun visors.

Easy to use but extremely flexible night lighting options

Excellent balance between ease of use and systems depth/realism. (Starting with engines running makes sure your presets are all configured in such a way that there s no surprises, but starting from cold and dark does require you to follow proper procedures.)

Animated static discharge antennas and other fine details and animations.






Included in the package:

6 HD liveries.

1 HD Blank livery.


B200 Emergency Checklist PDF.

B200 Normal Checklist PDF.

B200 Performance Tables PDF.

B200 Terrain Awareness Annunciator Control Unit PDF.

Recommended Settings PDF.


Technical Requirements:

Windows XP - Vista - 7 (32 or 64 bits) or MAC OS 10.6 (or higher) or Linux

X-Plane10.21 (or higher)

2.5 GHz processor - 4GB RAM - 1GB VRAM

284MB available hard disk space








Stephen Dutton


23rd April 2014


Copyright© 2014 : X-Plane Reviews


Images courtesy of Carenado



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