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Carenado Aircraft update : C208B Cessna Caravan and Cargomaster v2.0 HD Series

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Of all the Carenado releases last year (2012). None had the impact of the release of the Cessna Grand Caravan. It instantly became the aircraft to have and went straight to the top of the list of any all time favorites in most simpilots hangars. Then Carenado then released an optional cargo pack called the Cargomaster and cemented the Caravan's reputation as simply one of the very best aircraft in X-Plane to have.

 

Now Carenado have updated the C208B Grand Caravan and the Cargomaster to version 2 standard.

 

New v2 Features Include:

  • New Night light effects - New Prop disc effect
  • Cameras and viewpoints change system
  • New plug-in controlled 3D sounds

 

Carenado C208B Grand Caravan v2.

 

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Carenado C208B Grand Caravan Cargomaster v2

 

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If you have the v1 of the Cessna Caravan and Cargo Master then the v2 update is now available at the X-Plane .OrgShop...  or if you want to buy:

 

Price is $29.95 C208B Grand Caravan

 

For X-Plane 9.7 and 10.22, 32-bit and 64-bit

 

C208B Super Cargomaster Exp. Pack

 

Price is $7.95 C208B Cargo Exp Pack

 

Features:

  • Interactive virtual cockpit - Toggle yoke visibility in virtual cockpit
  • Original KFC150 autopilot installed - GNS430 installed
  • Original HQ digital stereo sounds (44.1 KHz) recorded from the original PT6 engine
  • 2D windows: Field of view, door manager and general options for controlling cargo pod, statics elements and VC windows transparency.
  • Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels
  • Highly detailed animations, such as doors, ladders, fully articulated sun visors, etc.
  • Realistic exterior lights and night lighting effects: Navigation lights, beacons, landing lights
  • Realistic light effects on gauges
  • 3D modeled and animated pilot figures
  • Highly detailed and optimized 3D cockpit area
  • IFR certification
  • Many details such as: pitot, antennas, chocks, pitot cover, baggage area.
  • Realistic textures and original paint designs.
  • Accurately reproduced flight characteristics - Real weight and balance -
  • Nightlight effects on panel

Included in the package

  • 5 HD Liveries +1 HD Blank livery
  • Normal and Emergency Procedures PDF - Reference document PDF
  • Virtual Cockpit Description PDF - KFC150 Autopilot PDF - Recommended Settings PDF- General Information PDF
  • v9 and v10 versions. 64bit compatible

Cargo Exp Pack Features:

 

Get 2 free liveries (FedEx and DHL) after purchase!

  • Original KFC150 autopilot installed
  • Original HQ digital stereo sounds (44.1 KHz) recorded from the original PT6 engine
  • GNS430 installed
  • 2 Preloaded cargo configuration with different weight
  • 2D windows: Field of view, door manager and general options for controlling cargo pod, statics elements and VC windows transparency.
  • Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels
  • Highly detailed animations, such as doors, ladders, fully articulated sun visors, etc.
  • Realistic exterior lights and night lighting effects: Navigation lights, beacons, landing lights
  • Realistic light effects on gauges
  • 3D modeled and animated pilot figures
  • Highly detailed and optimized 3D cockpit area
  • IFR certification
  • Many details such as: pitot, antennas, chocks, pitot cover, baggage area.
  • Realistic textures and original paint designs.
  • Accurately reproduced flight characteristics
  • Real weight and balance.
  • Toggle yoke visibility in virtual cockpit

Included in the package:

  • 1 HD livery
  • 1 Blank texture
  • 1 model
  • Normal and Emergency Procedures PDF
  • Reference document PDF

 

X-Plane Reviews will be giving this aircraft two separate reviews in one for the Standard version and one for the Cargomaster expansion pack very soon...

 

Stephen Dutton

 

26th September 2013

 

Full List of v2 updates:

 

-32-bit and 64-bit Mac, Windows, and Linux support.  

-X-Plane 9.7 and 10.22 acf files included.

-Updated SASL to official v2.0.1 release, which contains optimizations that benefit from Laminar's X-Plane 10.22 release.

 

-Overhauled lighting system.  Lighting halos for nav and strobe lights are now more visible under certain viewing angles.

-Landing light features tightly-focused "glare" effect when viewed from the right angle.

-Landing lights optimized to work better under v9.7 lighting, as well as v10 HDR-off and HDR-on lighting

-Nav lights have been improved for a more realistic appearance.

-Strobe lights have been re-programmed to follow a strobe flashing pattern, determined by the plugin.

-Improved ground handling

-Optimized objects

-Improved weather radar, 

-improved stereo sounds

-Improved interior and exterior graphics and visualizations

 

 

-No longer has inverted fuel and oil systems. More realistic.

-Optimized various menus, to use less memory.

-Tweaked turning radius on ground to compensate for new v10 no-toe-brake-with-rudder setting.

-Adjusted trim time from centre to max for v10, as this setting, left un-addressed, will cause the same plane to take twice as long to trim.

-tweaked gauges, such as fuel and oil pressure, vacuum, etc. to conform to v10's new way of calculating "Nominal pressure/temperature" as opposed to "Max pressure/temperature".

-Programmed default camera snap points for v10 (on top of existing ones via "Cameras" pop-up menu)

 

2 Different .acf files: one for v9 and one for v10.

-v10 .acf features optimized objects.  Interior/exterior shading is applied only where needed, saving resources.

-v10 .acf has further optimizations to objects that don't need the background (clouds, skies) to be drawn through them, if they're not transparent, saving further resources.

-v10 .acf also protects certain textures from resolution degradation at low rendering settings.  This guarantees that the panel instruments and text are always crisp and clear, no matter what rendering settings are chosen for the sim.

-v10 .acf is optimized to make use of HDR rendering, especially in terms of lighting.  This includes spill lights, which illuminate the surroundings, coming from Nav and Strobe lights.  

-When HDR mode is turned off, care has been taken to optimize the appearance of the plane without the enhancement benefits of HDR.

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Guest johan

wonderful. I want those C208 for xplane windows 8 .

Please tell me how to obtain it

 

rgds hans

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