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  1. Update Review : BN-2 Islander v1.1 by Nimbus Studio's I covered the release of the BN-2 Islander by Nimbus Studio's a few months back in June 2020 here; Aircraft Review : Britten Norman Islander BN-2 by Nimbus Studios Overall I loved the aircraft, but it felt still a little under-developed, there was two quick reaction updates in v1.05, then v1.07 that helped, but here is the larger v1.1 update, that also comes with a promised scenery package as an extra... Westray. The BN-2 is famous for flying the Islander service Loganair's Westray to Papa Westray flight
  2. Well written, interesting... It is a fine line in doing these reviews in that I don't want to bore the reader, but in most cases the details are the same. Hopefully I find the right balance, and yes I agree, those long droning videos are very self-indulging, and in most cases just from the fliers perspective (or showing off), I personally hate them.
  3. Behind the Screen : November 2020 Here at X-PlaneReviews we do the reviews as we see them and in the moment. The idea is that what we see, you see warts and all, in other words "being honest" and overall the results are usually pretty close to what the product or addon on really is. That is important to you in making decisions on the product and how it will fit into your simulation aspect. I will admit I don't like ongoing development products, yes we know that most released aircraft (or even scenery for that matter) are not completely 100% completed (except maybe for A
  4. I don't have a multi-monitor setup, so I would not have seen that issue, it sounds complex? I did see another note of the same thing on the XPRealistic forum... you may have to go directly to the developer...
  5. Scenery Review : K2 - Karakorum 3D by Frank Dainese & Fabio Bellini When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Sherpa climber finally conquered the impossible of Mount Everest in Nepal, they summited at 11:30 local time on 29 May 1953 via the South Col route. It was a major victory to climb the most highest mountain on the planet at 8,848 m (29,029 ft). But they both knew the summiting of Everest was in a way bittersweet, because in technical mountaineering terms, Everest may be the highest and most massive mountain on earth, but it wasn't the most difficult or the mo
  6. There was a LOT of crannies to check out... great aircraft though.
  7. Aircraft Review : DHC-2 Beaver - DGS Series by Thranda Design Mention the word "Beaver" and "de-Havilland" and any pilot will go misty eyed, and gaze at you blindly lost in cloud of personal memories, it is an emotive aircraft. The DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, STOL aircraft that was developed by de Havilland Canada in 1946, and is known as a bush plane, in fact one of the most highly regarded bush aircraft ever created. There was 1,657 Beavers built between 1947–1967 and half are actually still flying and working hard. In fact you can currently buy
  8. Data "nav1 and nav2" have to updated, and so has your X-Plane data to match in the same AIRAC cycle, it is a very different arrangement than most navigation data in the other aircraft.
  9. Aircraft Review : Robinson R44 Raven II - VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' Series VSkyLabs is back, and it is another light-chopper... again. The list is now getting quite lengthy with the Dynali H3 after the Cicaré-8, Guimbal Cabri G2 and also the earlier Mini-500 Project, this new one is the four-seater Robinson R44 Raven ll which is quite a mouthful, I mean ask your girlfriend if she wants a twirl around the coast in a "Robinson R44 Raven ll", I am quite sure she will give you a look of horror of wanting to fly in something that is representative of a big black nasty bird. But in fact it
  10. Hi Mike, I think you miss the idea of the WebFMC Pro... it is a mirror to the FMC installed the aircraft, if the Aircraft has that function, then yes the WebFMC Pro will have that function as well, or set the Vspeeds, but you don't say which aircraft you fly here in the simulator, if the default B738 then I would say no, if it is the Zibo mod version, then the answer is maybe yes.
  11. The mesh order is quite complicated at Global Art's CYUL, and you need to get it right for the right effect, it also depends on the ortho configuration you use, the manual covers these aspects.
  12. Aircraft Review Update : Boeing 787-900 v1.6.0 by Magknight This is an updated review of the edition I published in early October (5th). I review as I see it, and that is good in the fact is what I see you can also see warts and all, the good and the bad. But in this case with Magknight's Boeing 787-9, the aircraft didn't come out in the flying aspect very good at all, in fact it was awful, and it was a simply awful experience all round. The review bothered me in several aspects, mostly I want you to get a realistic perspective on the aircraft, and from the perspective
  13. I still really love my Bonanza 🙂 And yes I recommend it, yes it is old, but not in that way... I love it. The Navajo surprised me, I like that as well a lot, but haven't flown it in a while... the Bonanza is very good for VOR to VOR flying.
  14. Translation Polish: This plane is not available in the X-Plane store Nope it has gone, the developer pulled it, sadly.
  15. Aircraft Review : Epic Victory G1000 Edition by Aerobask Throughout the last year, Aerobask has revised most of their aircraft over from a custom G1000 system to the default X-Plane Laminar G1000 GPS avionics system. Both the Diamond DA-62 and the (freeware) Robin DR401 CDI 155 have had conversions, more closer and noticeable is the Epic E1000 - G1000 Edition from early 2019, now it is the time or the re-tune of the Epic Victory. The Very Light Jets (VLJ) were created for a market in air taxi services that never really came to pass. But that should not take the quality
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