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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Translation Polish: This plane is not available in the X-Plane store Nope it has gone, the developer pulled it, sadly.
  8. 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
  9. Update Review : King Air 350 v1.4 by AirfoilLabs I will state from the start this is a hard update review to note. In most cases the updates cover certain specific areas and changes, but since the release of AirfoilLab's King Air 350 back in early April 2019, there has been a flurry of significant updates to the aircraft. And here is the critical point, yes the aircraft is good, but the same aircraft on release was also significantly under developed, particularly with the new introduction of a new coding plugin called Xjet. So yes there was a lot to rectify, and the first update i
  10. Considering all the ho ha, MSFS has gone extremely quiet recently... the obvious is obviously, why buy airports that you can't use? Yes the GA's are usable, but why would you spend money on a mega airport that is empty, to fly to another empty mega airport? Yes the Dev Houses are pumping them out, but to who... I did notice a few new MSFS users poking around in X-Plane, why because they can use it. In early 2021, I think the penny will drop for the Dev Houses... That MSAFS will not be the gold mine they expected, if that aspect has not already dropped... but blind faith.
  11. Yes, I do also seriously wonder why developers do the really strange releases when they do, as noted why release around Black Friday, or 4th July, because the cash is always going to go somewhere else? JustSim had the same issue with Düsseldorf Airport EDDL, but it fixed itself... and guess what, so did EFHK? I think it is an X-Plane related issue.
  12. Aircraft Addon : Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter Adventure Pack by Thranda Design This year 2020 in early June, Thranda Design released their amazing Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter, a modern (if you can call the 1960's modern) bush aircraft with a utility bias. Excellent it is, but being a versatile utility aircraft then there is the need for options to cater for the aircraft's multi-role capabilities, and here it is in the "Adventure Pack". This Adventure Pack is an addon, so yes you will currently need the Thranda PC-6 Turbo Porter aircraft to use it. Installation notes are impo
  13. Behind the Screen : October 2020 Currently the very last assembly of an Airbus A380-900 was completed in Toulouse, and this Ship 272 is destined for Emirates, the largest user of the giant jet with over 123 A380's in it's fleet. So the superjumbo's project is now coming to a close. Worse for the A380 is that most airlines with Covid 19 are already selling off or retiring their A380 fleets. So the question is that "Was the A380 a commercial failure", most would laugh and say yes, but again we have the horrible, "we didn't build it, so won't use it mentality" of the Ameri
  14. Plugin Updated : WebFMC Pro v1.6.1 by Green Arc Studios The latest update to the excellent WebFMC Pro v1.6.1 plugin is again a significant update with a new great feature and more added aircraft. The WebFMC is a plugin that allows you to use a FMC (Flight Management Computer) on an external screen via a web browser. That is an another computer or tablet. It is a remote tool, but a very beneficial tool and even a powerful one in programming in route and performance data and following the set aircraft route in flight and in mirroring the aircraft's built in FMS (Flight Ma
  15. Scenery Review : EFHK - Helsinki Vantaa International by JustSim I have a bucket list of scenery that I really want to complete my services network in X-Plane. Airports that I think are crucial into not only the simulator per-se, but are also a requirement into create good strong route networks. In competition as a simulator then it is a requirement to cover the basics and X-Plane in reality has been woeful in these areas. These airports or sceneries have been on my list since day one and that list was from as long as 10 years ago, but still a lot of of important quality scenery ha
  16. As noted in the review, is that the engine blades turn to the speed (or strength) of the wind, why would you not want that feature?
  17. Plugin Review : SkyScout - Web based EFIS - PFD/MFD/EICAS by XPlane Aviator Through X-Plane's Network menu tab, you can set up multi-visual setups for monitors, it can also be used with or on a local network (or WiFi) in using your IP address with other external devices, or basically you can use any other computer, tablet (iPad/Android), phone or any device that can run a compatible web browser... and mostly preferred on Chrome... for it's Chromium Engine Framework, but it will also work on Firefox and other browsers. Chrome however is still the main recommended choice. This same
  18. Scenery Review : YPPH Perth International by Axonos Australian scenery at the moment is dire compared to even say South America or Africa in meaning that we really don't have any quality scenery at all, or currently any payware to fill in the gaps. In reality Australia is actually a very easy place to fill in, as there are the state capitals and a few significant regional airports and that is about it, but the current situation is borderline horrible. The history of scenery in Australia has been on the back of two sources. The biggest contribution has been by Barry Robe
  19. The really hard part is that many developers have a weak spot, not their fault actually, but the trick is to focus on that or those areas and hope they can improve, most do... so all round everyone wins with a better product and better value through sales. No website or mail address, but Aviation505 is on the X-PlaneForums.
  20. It is an update, not an upgrade... it is free if you already own it, just redownload the aircraft from the store.
  21. You have to update across the board, not only the data in the FF-A320U (data) but the X-Plane navdata as well so they match, that is also both the Custom data AND the GNS430 data.
  22. Scenery Review : Torres del Paine National Park by Frank Dainese & Fabio Bellini Early in 2019 Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini released 3D Cerro Torre "Los Glaciares" National Park that was situated in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina in an area known as Patagonia, A fabled world of Ice, snow and extreme peaks of mountain ranges. After the extensive journey through the European Dolomites, we are now back in this same Southern tip of South American area but lower in Chile with another Patagonia scenery called the Torres del Paine National Park. This Torres
  23. Sorry gremlins! ... price is $27.95! and there is a 50% off offer if you still purchased the earlier v1 My feeling it is the tailwheel that is causing the twisting, your moving the rudder to control the direction, so the tailwheel goes the same way...
  24. Aircraft Review : de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk v2 by Khamsin As in real life the DHC-1 Chipmunk is a survivor, The Chipmunk was the first postwar aviation project conducted by de Havilland Canada as being typically employed as a replacement for the ultra-successful de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane. The DHC-1 performed its maiden flight on 22 May 1946 and was introduced to operational service that same year. During the late 1940s and 1950s, the Chipmunk was procured in large numbers by military air services such as the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Air Force (RAF), and
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