The A2A Simulations “Wings of Power 3” Curtiss P-40 with Accu-Sim continues to bring in the plaudits from users and press alike – this time winning an award from UK-published print magazine PCPilot this month. In the March/April 2012 issue of the magazine, reviewer Adam Cotton includes as part of his summation that A2A have “…produced the most realistic, detailed and visually stunning simulation of a classic fighter currently available.” – a description which which I’m sure almost everyone will agree. With developers like A2A still going from strength to strength, it shows that there’s a lot of life left…
Over at our German language sister site simFlight.de, Stefan Benzinger has posted a review of the Swiss flight simulator aeroflyFS, which we have mentioned a couple of times recently in news articles. We’ll try and get a good English translation of the review for you soon (I tried Google Translate earlier to read it myself and the results were… “interesting”), but in the interim, if your German is better than mine, or you’re prepared to risk the wrath of a translation program, the original review can be found at this link.
It appears the flightsim community is on a 737-fever! PMDG hit a high mark with their 737 NGX this summer, as did iFly a couple of months earlier with their respective version, Wilco and Feelthere have just released their 737 Pilot in Command Evolution, covering the classic series. And to finish the series, Captain Sim is working on the Original Series, the 737-100 and 737-200. At this time, it’s an exterior only product, but we’ll take a look nonetheless.
In the first part of this review, we went over aircraft selection, as well as flight planning, preflight, startup and taxi, finally culmination in the takeoff. In this second part of the review, we’ll be picking up where we left off (immediately after takeoff). I cleaned the aircraft up (retracted the gear and flaps) and we’re now climbing!
In this review, I’ll be taking you on a flight with PMDG’s 737 NGX. By doing this, I can show you how the NGX actually works in FSX, instead of just highlighting its features and its pros and cons. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard! Please fasten your seatbelts, and enjoy the flight.
While the PMDG NGX basepack only delivered the 737-800 and 737-900, the first expansion pack was released shortly after PMDG updated the NGX to SP1. This first service pack brings the 737-600 and 737-700 to FSX in PMDG quality.
While we’re waiting for a detailed 777 simulation for FSX, Captain Sim went ahead and released their exterior only model in advance to the full 777 Captain product. Let’s take a look…
The absence of a serious Sea King for FSX left a gaping hole in my flightsim experience. There are some freeware versions available, but none of them really suited my taste. Let’s see whether this payware offering from Virtavia did…
For a very long time, years even, the PMDG 737 NGX has been the most anticipated product for flightsim. PMDG finally released the NGX to the public early August, after a 3 year development cycle. Without further ado, I can tell you it was worth the wait!
As far as aircraft go, it doesn’t get much more iconic than the good old Boeing 707. Captain Sim released their ‘707 Captain’ earlier this year, finally brining a detailed version of this icon of aviation to FSX. Let’s take it for a flight, and see what it’s made of!