Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'vertigo design'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Airplane Reviews
    • Airliners Reviews
    • General Aviation Aircraft Reviews
    • Classic Aircraft Reviews
    • Freeware Aircraft Reviews and Developments
    • Military Aircraft Reviews
  • Helicopter Reviews
    • Helicopter Reviews
  • Scenery Reviews
    • Payware Airports and Scenery Reviews
    • Freeware Airport and Scenery Reviews
  • Designers News
    • News! The latest developments in X-Plane
    • Interviews
    • Aircraft and Scenery Releases and Developer Annoucements
  • Plugin and Simulator addons
    • X-Plane Plugins and Simulator Addons
  • Laminar Research
    • X-Plane Version and Beta Releases
    • X-Plane12
    • X-Plane11
  • Comments and Announcements
    • Comments and Announcements
    • Behind The Screen
  • Images
    • Images

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







Found 3 results

  1. NEWS! - Extra 330- 350 SC and EDGE 540 v3 by Vertigo Design updated to X-Plane12 If you want an out and out aerobatic aircraft then it is an easy choice, well two actually from Vertical Design. The older one is the Extra 330 - 350 SC, named after Walter Extra. Or the newer type called the EDGE 540 by ZIVKO Aeronautics inc. Both aircraft have now been converted to X-Plane 12 specifications. Extra 330- 350 SC the Extra 330SC is a Lycoming AEIO-580-powered single-seat aircraft with improved roll rate and easier roll stops, designed specifically for Unlimited category competition. It is the only single-seater aerobatic aircraft currently being built by Extra. The Extra is the World Champion Aerobatic Aircraft for 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016! The Extra Flugzeugbau EA300 is a two-seat aerobatic monoplane capable of Unlimited category competition. It was designed in 1987 by Walter Extra, a German aerobatic pilot, and built by Extra Flugzeugbau. Then both the 330 & 350 SC aircraft were upgraded machines from the original EA300 concept aircraft. Features : Now includes two models: The Extra 330 SC and the Extra 350 SC Compatible with both X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11 PBR textures (for incredible dynamic reflections) Incredible flight model made for real pilots (already used by a real Red Bull Air Race pilot !) High quality 3D model 3D visual for damaged structures Immersive sounds Realistic pilot animations High quality liveries and HD textures EDGE 540 v3 Based on the super racer Edge 540 v3 (Created by ZIVKO Aeronautics inc.), the EDGE 540 v3 is a single-seat aircraft derived from the well known Edge 540 aerobatic aircraft. This version has been especially improved for racing. Huge engine inlets, big typical aerodynamic winglets, stunning agility, incredible precision, high engine efficiency. The EDGE 540 v3 has won almost every races during Red Bull Air Race championships ! It's the ultimate evolution of this aircraft, maximized for racing. Only release a year ago for X-Plane 11, here is the X-Plane 12 version of this very popular aerobatic machine. Capable of a 420 degree per second roll rate and a 3,700 foot per minute climb rate, it has been flown to victory on the international Unlimited aerobatics circuit several times since the mid-1990s. The aircraft is powered by a Lycoming AEIO-540-EXP (modified) 6-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 310 hp (230 kW) at 2700 rpm - rated power. Features : Both X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11 versions included PBR textures Accurate flight model High quality 3D model Specific Racing Instruments modeled after the real aircraft Animated ejection Lever (removes the canopy) Immersive FMOD 3D sounds Realistic pilot animations High quality liveries and HD textures Images are courtesy of Vertigo Design Both aircraft are noted as"Updates", so are to previous purchasers, a free upgrade to the the X-Plane 12 version, just go to your X-Plane.OrgStore account. For any new purchasers of either Vertigo Designs aerobatic machimes, then there are current sales deals available. Model by Vertigo Design Support forum for the Extra 330 SC Support forum for the Edge 540 Images courtesy of Vertigo Design ________________________________________ Both Extra 330 SC and Extra Edge 540 V3 by Vertigo Design are now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore!... Here: Extra 330- 350 SC Price is US$29.90 (on sale for $18.68/saving $11.22(38%)) Requirements X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 Windows, Mac or Linux 4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended Download Size: 194 MB Current version : 12 - May 23rd 2023 EDGE 540 v3 Price is US$29.90 (on sale for $18.68/saving $11.22(38%)) Requirements X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 Windows, Mac or Linux 4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended Download Size: 194 MB Current version : 12 - May 23rd 2023 ________________ NEWS! by Stephen Dutton 29th May 2023 Copyright©2023: X-Plane Reviews Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions) All Right Reserved.
  2. Aircraft Released : XtremeAIR XA-41 by Vertigo Design Released just before New Year 2023 (So... Happy New Year 2023), is the XtremeAir XA-41, or also known as the "Sbach 300". It is a German aerobatic aircraft, designed by Philippe Steinbach and produced by XtremeAir, of Cochstedt. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft. Vertigo Design are not a new developer for the X-Plane Simulator, their last project was the Extra 330SC, but now 6 Years old, but still a nicely flyable aerobatic aircraft. Review is here: Aircraft Review : Extra 330SC by Vertigo Design The Xa-41 is an already modeled aircraft done by XPFR many years ago, but this model has been completely reworked by Adrian Nagy Hinst. Many features have been added as... SASL plug-in (for accurate functions as in real and get missing features) , FMOD sounds, PBR textures, fantastic 3D details and a new flight model. Currently the aircraft is only XP12 ready, but an XP11 version will be also available for customers. Features PBR High-resolution textures 6 stunning liveries High resolution 3D modeling All systems have been replicated and functional Fully functional 3D Cockpit Animated pilot model Functional aresti sheet holder - learn and practice acrobatics using your own aresti images! Special acrobatic smoke effect VR Compatible FMOD Sounds with dynamic effects and "G-Force" effects Accurate Flight Model Canopy glass rain effect implemented (XP12 only) XPRealistic V2 preset included The Sbach 300 is an all-composite design, predominantly constructed of carbon fibre. It features a cantilever low-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The aircraft's 7.50 m (24.6 ft) span wing has an area of 11.25 m2 (121.1 sq ft) and mounts full-span ailerons with spades to lighten control forces, which give a roll rate of 450° per second. The standard engine employed is the 315 hp (235 kW) Lycoming IO-580 four-stroke powerplant. The aircraft has an empty weight of 570 kg (1,260 lb) and a gross weight of 850 kg (1,870 lb) for aerobatics and a gross weight of 999 kg (2,202 lb) for non-aerobatic flight. Model by Vertigo Design Support forum for the XA41 Images courtesy of Vertigo Design ________________________________________ The XtremAir XA41 - SBACH 300 by Vertigo Design is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore!... Here: XtremAir XA41 - SBACH 300 Price is US$29.95 Requirements X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11 Windows, Mac or Linux 4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended Download Size: 310 MB Current version : 1.0 (December 28th 2022) ________________ NEWS! by Stephen Dutton 4th January 2023 Copyright©2023: X-Plane Reviews Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions) All Right Reserved.
  3. Aircraft Review : Extra 330SC by Vertigo Design Fun! Remember that... Well the PC (Politically Correct) Police have already stuffed up Christmas... sorry Festive Season (Happy Holidays is now so last year) and that it has got to us so much that the American's voted in Trump and us the English gave up completely on Europe or is that everything? But back to Fun... I take X-Plane quite seriously, too seriously I think that sometimes you just need to brighten up a little and let go. See the world from a different perspective, so how about this... No it is not a photoshopped image but a completely inverted roll, or flying upside down. This jolly of jolly's is possible because of the Extra 330SC or in the case of the aircraft's full name of "Extra Flugzeugbau EA330" that is an aerobatic aircraft that was designed in 1987 by Walter Extra, a distinguished German aerobatic pilot, and is built by Extra Flugzeugbau in Hünxe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. And the Extra is the extraordinary World Champion Aerobatic Aircraft for 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016! It is a powerful machine as well, with a fuel-injected Lycoming AEIO-580 pushing out 300 horsepower (224 kW) and giving the aircraft incredible torque and a top speed of 408 km/h (220 knots, 253 mph). With all that power at your disposal then a full loop is a breeze, after a slight dive to build up speed... Starting to have fun yet... because it is great fun, and liberating at the same time by the sheer joy of being unbound to the earth and doing aerobatic flying without the normal constraints of doing procedures and the more routine style of flying. Cuban Eight, Hammerhead stall, Split S, Spin, tailslide, snap roll are all aerobatic maneuvers that this aircraft is built for and the "snap roll" is very, very good, it almost pulls your head off. I am no aerobatic pilot, and will never profess to be one, but if you do want to learn aerobatics in X-Plane then this is in which the aircraft to do so. The 330SC has a symmetrical airfoil, mounted with a zero angle of incidence, and that provides equal performance in both upright and inverted flight in other words the Extra can fly just as well upside down as the right way up. This Extra 330SC is done by Vertigo Design (Simon Fournier), and it is excellently modeled throughout. Basically aerobatic aircraft are just that in being very basic and extremely light, but immensely strong... and you get that feel here. You get Mr Extra as well inside the cockpit and he is really well done and looks highly realistic. It is an attractive aircraft this single-seater. It looks quite standard on the outside, but the detailing on the interior is excellent and shows the complexity of the original design. The aircraft is a welded steel tube spaceframe that is covered in aluminium and fabric. The mid-set wing has a carbon fiber composite spar and carbon composite skins. That tubing spaceframe is highly complex, and has been really well recreated here. You can feel the inner and outer construction of the aircraft and the webbing of the inner steel cage around you. Note the excellent sliding rudder pedals and the fine details of the side panel instructions set out on a perspex panel The main panel in front of you is divided into upper and lower panels, with the upper panel focusing on the main instruments including: Lower left is a clever digital trim, Com 1, transponder top row then central airspeed, altimeter, artificial horizon, manifold pressure and fuel flow and RPM + hobbs meter lower row. Lower panel has a row of fuses then... down the left in a row your left, central and right fuel tanks. Com2, cylinders temperature and Oil pressure/temperature is top row. Gmeter and chronometer are on the second row and an amp gauge is on the third row. All instruments are modern and very well selected. Four switches are for the alternator and master switch. Then you can choose to have the pilot to show or hide, but he only disappears inside the aircraft and is still visible externally, which is odd? Final switch is "white" smoke if you want to show off your moves during a display, but it is only the X-Plane smoke on or off. Very top of the panel is a large digital readout for Speed (knt/km/h) and altitude (meter/ft). This feature item is only shown when the pilot is hidden, and this also shows your speed and altitude on the edge of the wings near the wing’s triangle. This feature is very useful during your maneuvers in X-Plane because you don’t feel the speed and you can’t look at your wing and follow your speed or altimeter at the same time. There is a pop-out GNS430 that is handy and the throttle design and action is excellent. Mr Extra like we mentioned is very good, and his movements with the stick, throttle are well animated. His body is animated as well... Move the stick left or right to move those excellent control surfaces and his head moves from left to right as well, and head also movements for the up and down to the forward or rear pulling of the stick. In flight his all movements look very authentic. Being an aerobatic aircraft the control surfaces have a lot of movement, and so you have to adjust when flying to the small inputs and smoothness in not to over maneuver the aircraft. Settings for X-Planes augmentation is at 100%, and the response is set at 0% for the most realistic flying. Note the way the tailwheel is cleverly connected to the rudder and that the tube-frame is left exposed at the rear, it would have been just to easy to have filled it in, and that is great detail. Only one small but mostly hidden aspect are the main front wheels are not round, round but a bit rough in the 3d. This Extra is fast... This aircraft is blindingly fast, you don't takeoff, but more hurtle down the runway and into the air. 250knts is a starting speed once airborne! And like some demented wasp you can buzz the tower and be gone long before the controllers have any chance of reporting you to the authorities. Very tight angle banks into runways are a breeze, but your view ahead is quite restricted in finding the runway. So you will need to get your "field of View" setting correct. The biggest issue is slowing down, as there are no flaps or anything to wipe off the speed... ... the aircraft is light and will flare forever if you let it, careful on the brakes as well in case you over-end the aircraft on it's nose, the speed will come down, but pick a long runway. A note is in not to use the non-existent airbrakes, it just opens the canopy! Liveries There are four liveries in two French and two German aerobatic colours. All are of great quality, but it is a shame there is no Red bull. Summary The Extra 330SC is certainly built for a specific purpose and that is for aerobatic flight. And this X-Plane version is created and tuned for that specific role, but it delivers and it is certainly the best aerobatic aircraft in X-Plane. Design and aircraft build from Vertigo Design is all round excellent, but there are not a lot of special features but just a very good well built aircraft that flies extremely well, and even real Red Bull pilots use it for training so it must be correct in it's feel and execution of flight and aerobatic maneuvers. So that pretty well sums up the Extra 330SC, fast, light and hugely manoeuvrable and perfect for practising aerobatics to your heart's content... and it is a lot of fun as well! ______________________________________________________________ Yes! the Extra 330SC by Vertigo Design is Available from the X-Plane.Org Store here : Extra 330SC by Vertigo Design Price is US$29.90 but available now with US$5 off at US$24.90 Features : Incredible flight model made for real pilots (already used by a real Red Bull Air Race pilot !) High quality 3D model Immersive sounds Realistic pilot animations High quality liveries and HD textures ______________________________________________________________________ Installation : Download file size is 137.30mb. Installed file size is 158.30 into your X-Plane "General Aviation" Folder. Documents : Included are: Vertigo Design - INSTRUCTIONS_english/french Real documents from Extra - POH_EXTRA330SC and Maintenance_EXTRA330SC Requirements : X-Plane 10 Fully updated - Any edition Windows, Mac or Linux 2Gb+ VRAM Video Card ______________________________________________________________________ Review by Stephen Dutton 16th December 2016 Copyright©2015: X-Plane Reviews Review System Specifications: Computer System: Windows - Intel Core i7 6700K CPU 4.00GHz / 64bit - 16 Gb single 1067 Mhz DDR4 2133 - GeForce GTX 980/SSE2 - Samsung Evo 512gb SSD Software: - Windows 10 - X-Plane 10 Global ver 10.45 Addons: Saitek x52 Pro system Joystick and Throttle : Sound - Bose Soundlink Mini
  • Create New...