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Aircraft Released : Embraer E-195 v2.0 by X-Crafts

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Aircraft Released : Embraer E-195 v2.0 by X-Crafts

 

X-Crafts have released a follow up to their Embraer E-175 in version 2.0 with the longer E-195 version. In many ways the longer or stretched version of the EJet family is a nicer looking aircraft and in profile looks more balanced than the shorter fuselage variants.

 

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This new version is a complete upgrade from the original release of now a few years ago, and includes many of the changes on the recent X-Crafts v2 E-175 aircraft and a with few more features as well.

 

Reflections Plugin

The aircraft uses DDen's excellent reflections plugin to give the aircraft a nice polished shine, it certainly helps in giving the X-Plane10 version the same shiny appearance as it does in X-Plane11, but when this aircraft will be flown in X-Plane11 then this reflection is built in to system anyway.

 

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X-Crafts modeling was always really good, and this new version is no exception...  This E-Jet looks very nice in any light.

 

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Cockpit and panel is the same and as familiar as the updated E-175 v2, but there has been a few touches and cleanups around the systems and there are nice touchup details.

 

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TEKTON FMS© has had a lot of work added into the system and more refinement.

 

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The main features include:

SID, ROUTE and STAR waypoint lists are treated as separate editable items

Color keyed data presentation

Scratchpad data entry

Interactive feedback

Direct Keyboard Entry (DKE)

 

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The DKE (Direct Key Enter) system allows you to quickly input data into the FMS from your keyboard...  and it works.  Just click the top of the screen to get the O symbol and you are in DKE mode, click the screen again to go back to mouse input.

 

New TEKTON features for v2 include:

  • SIDS and STARS from X-Plane stock or third party custom data
  • New:  Altitude constraints for procedures
  • New:  Refined procedures leg routing
  • New:  More flexible STAR element selection
  • New:  Default visual departure and approach
  • New : Edit and reload STAR while enroute while in autopilot
  • Ability to easily edit SIDs, Routes, STARS and the loaded FLT PLAN
  • New AIRWAYS options
  • New Progress Monitoring on two new pages
  • New Performance Flight Planning:
  • New PERF 1 page providing preflight and takeoff data
  • New PERF 2 page allowing route fuel planning 
  • New PERF 3 page for approach data
  • New Audible Alert System

 

Menus

There are three menu tabs (M - P - C) lower left screen that pop-out (sorry but they don't show on screenshots?)

 

The menus have been overhauled for v2 in the doors and static objects and pushback truck and all are far better than the older version.

 

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Checklist is the same style binder system, but visually good to have and comprehensive.

 

As the pushback is automatic there is now the system to show the aircraft's position when the pushback is complete.

 

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I would personally usually use a joystick control, but it works quite well.

 

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Cabin

For v2 the cabin has had a big overhaul and the results are excellent.

 

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The cabin seats before were not to scale (too big) and not very fashionable. But the new fit-out is excellent and worthy of the aircraft. So the cabin is far nicer place to be while you enjoy your replays. The v2 E-175 had the older chairs and I hope X-Craft's update these better seats to that aircraft as well as this E-195.

 

Cabin looks nice at night as well, but it is locked in together with the Cockpit flood lighting? so you can't have a bright cabin and a darkened cockpit? Either both are bright or both are dark.

 

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Cockpit lighting is nice but not a lot of direct spot lighting.

 

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Externally at night the aircraft looks really nice, always did.

 

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Liveries

All eleven of the original liveries are still here with one white blank and they are all excellent. More are available for download from the X-Crafts site.

 

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Notes

There are two items to note in first that this release for the moment is for X-Plane10 only. It doesn't fly very well in X-Plane11. X-Crafts note that as soon as X-Plane11 goes final then the aircraft will be upgraded to that version.

 

Second item is that the aircraft is paid upgrade to v2 standard like it was with the E-175 upgrade a few months ago. So If you own a previous version of the X-Crafts E195 (ERJ 195 LR) you can get this new version for US$20.00. The discount coupon is on your original E-195 invoice in your account at the X-Plane.OrgStore.

 

There is also a twin set aircraft package available for both v2 aircraft of the E-175 and this E-195 for US59.95.

 

The aircraft is available now from the X-Plane.OrgStore...  details below.

 

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Yes! the Embraer E195 v2.0 by X-Crafts is NOW available from the new X-Plane.Org Store here :

 

Embraer E-195

 

Price is US$39.95

If you have already purchased the Embraer E-195 from X-Craft's at the X-Plane.OrgStore then go to your account and upgrade to v2.0 for only US$20.00, discount coupon is on your original E-195 invoice in your account.

 

Twin Embraer E-175 and E-195 Set also available for US$59.95


Embraer E-175 and E-195 Package

 

X-Crafts E-175 v2 review is here: Aircraft Review : Embraer E-175 v2.0 by X-Crafts

The E-175 v2 review does have a comprehensive look at the TEKTON FMS© and it is not that much different to this aircraft's E-195 version.

Features:

  • Accurate dimensions based on drawings and documentation provided by Embraer ©
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatible
  • Compatible with X.Plane 10 and X-Plane 11*
  • Custom TEKTON FMS© by Steve Wilson
  • Reflections plugin that makes the airplane look amazing in both X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11 (disabled by default, please read the instructions for installation)
  • Custom improved pushback plugin with animated tug. A white silhouette will show the final position after the pushback!
  • On-screen checklist plugin 
  • NEW Plugin menu for door control, ground objects or GPU
  • Suitable for beginners - Just load and fly within seconds!
  • Great for advanced users  -Enjoy the complexity of the Custom FMS!
  • Mouse scroll wheel support 
  • This add-on comes with the NavDataPro dataset by Aerosoft

* An update will be provided when X-Plane 11 is officially released

 

Requirements:

X-Plane 10.50 fully updated (any edition) - running in 64bit mode 
X-Plane 11 beta 8: An update of this aircraft will be released once X-Plane 11 is released and stable.
Windows, MAC or Linux - 64 bit Operating System required
4Gb RAM - 1Gb VRAM Minimum. 2Gb VRAM Recommended
Current version: 2.0 (last updated January 27 2016)
 
X-Crafts Support Forum : Support forum for the E-195
 

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Release notes by Stephen Dutton

28th September 2017

Copyright©2017: X-Plane Reviews

 

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