X-PlaneReviews : 4th Anniversary Competition! Winners!
Thanks for everyone who entered our 4th Anniversary Competition and the winners are!
Tinmug - Finalist DC3
FlyGal - Finalist MD88
Grant543 - Finalist A330
Pilotofnothing - Finalist PA28 vFlyteAir
Sukhoi Baron - Finalist - B737
Winners will be contacted by the X-Plane.OrgStore over the next few days (Don't email the store till they contact you).
X-PlaneReviews is four years old, but who is counting? age is in the mind not the body right. But with all the seriousness around us we should celebrate a significant milestone and so we shall, by feeling great and giving lots of free stuff away.
So thanks to the generosity of developers and the X-Plane.OrgStore we have a lot of very nice aircraft for you to win.
Five Winners can choose one aircraft from:
FlightFactor/VMax Boeing 777
FlightFactor/VMax Boeing 767
FlightFactor/VMax Boeing 757
FlightFactor Airbus A350
FlyJSim Boeing 727
All aircraft are on offer in the competition and only for the month of August 2017 and CLOSES midnight 31st August 2017
So how do you win the prizes!
We want to know what you think is the best aircraft in X-Plane, but the aircraft must have been in a review that has been released by X-PlaneReviews.
So you have to refer to the review in X-PlaneReviews... a link is worth more brownie points... Example:
Aircraft Review - DC-3/C47 by VSkyLabs Flying Lab Project
Then give us 150 words on why you think it is the best aircraft in X-Plane and why it is worth the purchase.
Conditions for entry
Just insert your entry on only this page below to enter and sorry only one entry per user is allowed so make it count. No X-PlaneReview review connection will mean your entry is invalid for the competition.
The competition is only open to joined members of this X-PlaneReviews site, so you have to log in to enter.
X-PlaneReviews have the rights to republish the winners on this and other sites. Winners will be picked on detail and originality of their answers, and winners prizes are final and the prizes are supported with updates, but not upgrades. Winners are drawn 1st September 2017.
Do your best and enjoy, I am looking forward to seeing what your views are on X-Plane products.
Sorry but that reads as if you’re trying to gloss over something bad and make excuses for it and to be honest the negative points in a review are just as important as the positives. So, we all know X Plane 11 has ground handling that feels like you’re on ice but what you’ve managed to confuse me about is if the 1900 is actually better or worse than normal.
Free Aircraft Release! : Concorde by Dr Gary Hunter
Growing up in the sixties was a time of huge speed advances. The predictions were of New York in 3 hours and Singapore in 7 hours via Bahrain, and then we went far faster again... to the moon.
Looking back now it all feels like we lost have something, yes we can afford to travel the world on a few thousand dollars... but the excitement and the sheer feeling of the momentum of advances in technology has now been reduced to smart phones.
The real tragedy was that the machines that gave us our biggest breakthroughs were then never advanced forward, there was no Concorde Mk2 or Space Shuttle Mk2. And so there came no advancements on their ideas and weaknesses, like the noise and sound barrier on Concorde and the better insulation tiles for the Shuttle. Instead they were all consigned to museums and with that a negative backward feeling now exists. You know it can be better, as we lived through that now past era of huge ideas and advancement that actually came true and real.
But you can still relive a little of what one machine of that era was, in the Concorde. Dr Gary Hunter created a Concorde for X-Plane9®, so yes this aircraft is old now even by X-Plane standards. It didn't fly very well either lately because of the advances of the simulator, so an update to v10.50 was carried out and the aircraft has been gratefully passed over to the X-Plane.Org to be released... yes that is right this Concorde is for free!
And no matter which way you look at it this aircraft is still one of the very best looking machines ever built, The modeling is slightly old, but not enough not to make it feel totally outdated.
The panel is from an era of X-Plane seasons past, and the instruments are quite blurry. But it is totally functional and does have a 3d Virtual Cockpit.
There is also a great engineers station, and you need to watch those fuel gauges, they gulp down fuel like no tomorrow, but hey you are also covering the ground at a one mile every two and three quarter seconds!
Full cabin as well with the all important speed Mach numbers and altitude.
You are seriously moving at m2.2, you can feel the speed even over the smooth Atlantic Ocean, watching my moving map on my iPad, the aircraft is moving as you are watching it even at a high distance, the Nm counter is clicking over click, click, click fast as well... this is no sub-sonic slow ride to China or as in this ride... to New York.
Distances of descent to any airport will need a bigger or longer distance with this machine as it is a long way down from 50,000ft or even 60,000ft if you are game.
Liveries included: Blank or Eurowhite, BA Union, BA Landor, BA Flag, AF, AF Retro, Prototype and Singapore.
New York and "Look Mum, no Flaps!" drop the nose and the speed to 195knts and you get that over familiar hawk look...
The aircraft is surprisingly easy to fly on approach, but watch for a high nose in the air after landing.
There is a big thanks to the work of Dr Gary Hunter in creating this X-Plane Concorde, and now passing it over to Nicolas of the X-Plane.Org for you to download... for FREE!, yes just go to the link below (sign in first) and download this Concorde and go.... Supersonic!
Yes! the My Planes (Dr Gary Hunter) Concorde is available for download here:
Price is Free!
2D and basic 3D Cockpit
Object-based model, Very detailed model
Cockpits have been totally redesigned.
Go to the virtual cockpit and move to the center laterally (right arrow key) then translate backward through the aircraft (shift-pagedown key) to see the virtual cabin interior.
All cabin windows are in 3D, and the cabin interior is modeled (seats etc). These differences are most obvious when using LIT textures as you can see inside the cabin more easily. Try circling the plane when flying in low level lighting conditions (sunset for example). Updated and tidied up the 3D virtual cockpit a little. The horizon is 3D now but its hard to notice so I may drop it in future versions.
All fuselage doors are operable using keys
8 fuel tanks
Full 3D Model
Regular Concorde and Concorde 'B' included
The model B was to have been the definitive airline version of Concorde, produced from airframe number 17 onwards. As production stopped at airframe number 16, the model B never actually took to the air, though much of the design work and improvements were retrofitted to existing Concordes. The most noticeable difference would have been the big wing of the model B, non-afterburning (more powerful) engines and a much greater range. This version also features an airbus style “glass” cockpit.