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  1. Did I do that!... yes I did, dumb and dumber, shows how long it has been out of the water.... actually it didn't make much difference as I ran it again, rudders up? This is at the final set of buoys, still only nudging 60 knts?
  2. News! - Update : Tecnam P2006T Project by vSkyLabs vSkyLabs have done a very significant update to their Tecnam P2006T Project. The update list is very long and detailed so this is quite a big step forward. Here's the full list of v7.0 (build 2021) Features: Build 2021 (v7.0) 14th January 2021: Flight Dynamics: Thorough flight model validation for aircraft performance, throughout flight envelope regimes. Systems: Systems overhaul (both versions). Operational trim switches (G100
  3. Scenery Review : Banff National Park UHD by Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini Some people never seem to go to bed... just weeks after their amazing K2 - Karakorum 3D, Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have now released another epic scenery that covers the Banff National Park in Western Canada. Banff National Park (French: Parc national Banff) is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885. And is located in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, and situated 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous te
  4. News! - Scenery Release : LSZS - Engadin Airport by MXI A mostly Turkish focused developer has changed countries to do a scenery in Switzerland, or specifically LSZS-Engadin Airport (as known locally as Samedan Airport). Engadine is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden in southeastern Switzerland and situated only 5 km from St Moritz. At an elevation of 1,707 metres (5,600 ft), it is the highest airliner airport in Europe (with Courchevel being the highest for STOL aircraft only). It is also considered one of the most
  5. Yes I do list all computer specifications, plugins and used sceneries (or aircraft if it is a scenery review) at the bottom of the review unless it is an update or news item? BTW You missed the FlightFactor A320U, massive hit is that one...
  6. I will gladly take that 10fr, for what I get in return, I think there is certainly more efficiency to come yet. There are preset conditions to set the settings page that work really well, and tuning is actually not that hard to get what you want, again the trick is not to be too greedy in the sliders, here less is more.
  7. Yes but we look in the context of the scenery out of the box, options are just that in options, and no the floating bridge details are not in the manual, I checked?
  8. Your points are absolutely valid, and that is why we don't use the default ATC, annoying as well as it is a significant aspect of flying, no doubt Laminar have dropped the ball here, as that ATC system was introduced way back in XP10, which is now two complete version ago... However Laminar have been working on a completely new AI ATC system for years (four actually), and we expect a debut in X-Plane12. But to show how hard it is to get it right, no 3rd party have done a decent ATC system either?
  9. Let us be clear, the Orbx ortho is an addon, not the default textures... so it is not an issue as the scenery should fit within the default imagary, if the developer wants to add in extras to fit the payware then that is fine, but the default should be the default or the phototextures need to blend in correctly... personally anyway I don't like the dark photo images that these textures create, they are not realistic and make the scenery look dark and unrealistic.
  10. News! - Update : KTPA - Tampa International Airport v2.1 by VerticalSim VerticalSim have updated their KPTA Tampa International Airport scenery to v2.1. The changes are mostly a retexturing of the terminals and buildings and also a switch to the more efficient .dds file system. It is noted for preparation for the introduction of KPTA on to the MSFS platform as well as X-Plane11. v2.1 Changelog Fixed up some missing concrete Whole new revamped airside textures (A, C, E, F) New PBR mapping for realistic material rendering
  11. News! - Update : EDDM Munich v1.1 by ShortFinal Designs ShortFinal Designs (Misterx6) has updated his EDDM Munich to version v1.1. This already outstanding scenery and X-PlaneReviews Best Airport Scenery : EDDM - Munich by ShortFinal winner 2019 🏅 has been updated and refined to it's current layout. Changelog v1.1 includes Added construction site at T1 and updated taxiway layout Added custom centerline lights for blue/orange taxi lines Added custom inset blue edge lights Added SAM Seasons compatibility,
  12. Plugin Updated : xEnviro v1.16 (v1.15) by Dark Space It is back! Yeah... Well it never really went away, but it did for me. This Environmental Engine is in context the only weather application to have if you want totally realistic weather (sort of) in the X-Plane Simulator, but after nine boring months of X-Plane11's dull bland weather system, I will take anything that xEnviro will deliver. I was already bouncing between the buggy v1.13 and the very old v1.07 versions of xEnviro before, but with Vulkan unsupported by the xEnviro plugin application, and as I entered t
  13. News! - Scenery Release : Banff National Park UHD by Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini Some people never seem to go to bed... just weeks after their amazing K2 - Karakorum 3D, Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have now released another epic scenery that covers the Banff National Park in Western Canada. The Banff National Park was first established in 1885, making it Canada’s oldest park. The mountain region is located about 150 kilometres from Calgary and is known around the world for its beautiful mountain peaks and lakes. The scenery includes
  14. News! - Update : Toliss A321neo v1.2.1 After only weeks in releasing the winner of our "Aircraft of the Year". Toliss has updated the Airbus A321neo to version v1.2.1. This only a system refine update, with some sound refinements in there as well... Highlights include : changes to the surrounding oxygen supply, autopilot TCAS, soft go arounds and new callouts for 'minimum' and '100 above'. Sound enhancements include : Reduced crackling sound on NEO engines, improved wail and external startup sound for the PWG engines. Here's the full list
  15. Update Review : B 747-8 Inter Anniversary Edition v2.2.1 by SSG I love Boeing 747's, it was the original reason I wanted to get into simulation in the first place, to fly the "Queen of the Skies" or Joe Sutter's masterpiece. Oddly Boeing 747's have not been that big a focus in the X-Plane Simulator, there was the original XPFP (X-Plane Freeware Project) version (nice but 2d panels), another was the brilliant Gary Hunter 747-200F and of course the default Laminar Research Boeing 747-400 by JRollon, a really good 747 of say by PMDG never came across to X-Plane, so overall the curren
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