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On Approach - Embraer E175 by X-Crafts

Coming soon is the latest aircraft from X-Crafts, the Embraer ERJ175. This is a follow up release to X-Crafts other EJet the 195 LR that was released in August 2014. Here we have a quick look at the aircraft that is still in a beta stage of development, and ask how long that will be is going to get the answer of "No idea" for reason's that are noted later, but X-Crafts have noted an early December release.

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Outwardly the aircraft looks a duplication of the current EJet 195LR, but that would be the easy way out. X-Crafts have however 95% remodeled the aircraft from the ground up, it is the same, but now far more certainly better. The one thing I really loved was the quality of the original E195, it was a really well created aircraft, but was let down by being a first release from X-Crafts and the issues of maturity were needed to bring the aircraft up into a more respectable condition that was done over the year in a series of updates. This E175 however comes with more experience and a completely more level higher standard and complete aircraft. This is a lovely sweet flying machine.

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Quality and detail just oozes out of the E175, superb detailing, it is an aircraft I just want to look at for realism.

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Although the E195's cockpit was beautifully created and again that detail is replicated again in the cockpit of the E175. But it is in the more complete functionality and fine tuning that makes the big difference, knobs have better tuning (altitude is three way) switches for lighting and start up are now all individual settings. Almost all areas from the displays, switchgear to the menus have all been fine tuned and improved.

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The main feature of the release is a built in complete Honeywell FMC by Steve Wilson. Note these images are still in beta only and anything can change, but this is an excellent FMC system, it looks excellent.

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The addition of the FMC has delayed the original release of the E175 as that was going out originally on a release around late Sept/Early Oct, still being in beta it may even delay the early Dec release point, but the wait will be well worth it, it will be sensational.

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Cabin detail is very good, if not excellent, small details like the food trolleys are beautifully crafted, sitting in the back is a nice place to be.

Sounds are very good, and great in the cruise.

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External detail in undercarriage and wing, flap engine design is exemplary devotion to detailing.

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On the ground the E175 looks brilliant, has a real presence, lovely aircraft.

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Static elements, built in GPU and pushback, there will be set of JARDesign's "Groundhandling" vehicles available as well (plugin available here Ground Handling Deluxe) note, the "Groundhandling" plugin is not part of the E175 package. 

Checklist, is now in a cockpit wire manual form.

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Liveries, include a blank and seven airline colours in Alitalia (default) Delta, American Eagle, both White and dark blue US Airways, Flybe and Air Canada. Quality is outstanding and hard to pick the best... I love Delta... The AAEagle is good, Alitalia!....  to hard? 

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The one thing that does stick in my mind more than anything else, is that this Embraer E175 from X-Crafts is such a nice aircraft to fly. Its design is as a regional aircraft and you can really enjoy multiple sectors and stops within a single day and really come to love the aircraft. At cruise it is excellent. I love it.

It is coming soon, Embraer ERJ175.


Developers: Marko Mamula

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Stephen Dutton
 
12th November 2015
 
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20 minutes ago, Guest said:

Can you load a .fms flight plan?

The basis of the new MCDU (FMC) in the E175 is still .fms flightplan data, so I will say yes it should accept a .fms plan, but with most MCDU's you may have to just make sure it is a clean plan when loaded in the waypoints are inserted correctly and there are no breaks or bad co-ordinates.  SD

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Guest glennc

Looks good but a fully working FMC is top priority too me. I have burnt my fingers enough on planes that are 80% finished and then the developers go on to other things not mentioning names but everyone knows who they are. There are 2 coming out soon which I will buy first and await more reviews of this plane as it does seem good.

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7 hours ago, Guest glennc said:

Looks good but a fully working FMC is top priority too me. I have burnt my fingers enough on planes that are 80% finished and then the developers go on to other things not mentioning names but everyone knows who they are. There are 2 coming out soon which I will buy first and await more reviews of this plane as it does seem good.

X-craft's are a small tight team, and the E175 has been a very different approach than the first release E195 like I mentioned in the preview. From the developers side the E175 has been fully developed, but the FMC is outside that area from a third party but I doubt it will be released unless it is completely developed. On saying that any release including the big players will have issues on a new release, that is to be expected, it is the way the issues are quickly corrected that separates the pros from the average developer. SD

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Guest 787pilotdabomb

Hi Stephen I'm really looking forward to the release of this plane. One thing that I really miss in any embraer product right now is the fact that there is no verticle guidance to show the vnav path at the bottom of the mfd. will this be included? 

Thanks

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7 hours ago, Guest 787pilotdabomb said:

Hi Stephen I'm really looking forward to the release of this plane. One thing that I really miss in any embraer product right now is the fact that there is no verticle guidance to show the vnav path at the bottom of the mfd. will this be included? 

Thanks

No at this point I don't think that feature is on there, but I don't doubt it will be on another update. SD

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