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Aircraft Release : C172RG Cutlass II by Alabeo

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Aircraft Release : C172RG Cutlass II by Alabeo

 

Alabeo have released the C172RG Cutlass II

 

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The 172RG is the retractable landing gear version of the Cessna 172 Series. It is also has over the standard version a variable pitch, constant-speed propeller and the more powerful Lycoming O-360-F1A6 engine of 180 horsepower (130 kW). The 172RG sold for about US$19,000 more than the standard 172 of the same year and produced an optimal cruise speed of 140 knots (260 km/h), compared to 122 knots (226 km/h) for the contemporary C172 - 160 horsepower (120 kW) version.

 

Yet again Alabeo have produced a wonderful quality design, and the gap between Alabeo and Carenado is certainly narrowing. Even in price as the Cutless is $22.95 and it seems that the Alabeo's are now really a lower cost Carenado, as Carenado is now more into the larger aircraft market at sub $30 to $35 for its aircraft.

 

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The panel is beautifully designed but this C172RG is a basic trainer aircraft at its heart.

 

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The aircraft is well fitted out as well, and the detail really stands out. But this is still an Alabeo, so you won't get the absolute full functionality of the Carenado series, however the options are good.

 

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Features include:

 

HD Textures

Superb material shines and reflections.

Volumetric side view prop effect.

Dynamic propeller shines effect.

High quality 3D model and textures.

Blank texture for creating your own designs.

Accurately flight characteristics

 

Also Included:

5 hd liveries

1 Blank texture

Emergency Procedures PDF

Normal Procedures PDF

Performance tables PDF

Quick Reference PDF

 

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For more information then go to Alabeo : C172RG CUTLASS II

 

Technical Requirements:

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

X-Plane 10.21 (or higher)

Pentium 2 GHz - 4GB RAM/512 MB VRAM

212MB available hard disk space

 

Stephen Dutton

 

16th May 2014

 

Copyright©2014: X-Plane Reviews

 

All images supplied courtesy of Alabeo©

 

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I just bought this and went for a quick jaunt around Helsinki in it, and quite frankly couldn't tell it apart from a Carenado - in fact I liked it more than quite a few of their aircraft of similar size! Thus, I'm curious; What actually is the difference between Carenado and Alabeo?

 

Other than that though, she's a really nice aircraft, though I did notice the Right hand flaps seem to be missing their sides which is something that may want to be fixed!

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It is in the smaller detailing like opening windows and lighting effects, but overall the gap is closing between the two. I feel like I noted that Alabeo will take over the lower end of the scale while Carenado go further up to larger aircraft.

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