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Add-on or Expansion Pack

X-Plane add-ons come to the fore

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g04v7dayM4 I posted a comment yesterday that X-Plane add-ons were coming along in leaps and bounds now that more developers were getting involved and it seems that someone, don’t ask me who, decided to prove that I had at least a bit of a point. Of four new releases at…

Aircraft

Captain Sim 737 Captain Review

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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…

Aircraft

PMDG – 737 NGX Reviewed

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  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!

Aircraft

Review: PMDG MD-11

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I am a fan of older airplanes. I think they are more fun to fly. That’s also why I find it a pity that few developers have decided to develop older, or “classic” jetliners. I am now thinking of planes like the Boeing 707, 727, 737-100/200, but also the DC-8 and DC-10. Sure, Some of the planes I have mentioned have been developed, and some even in stunning detail (the Dreamfleet 727 comes to mind). Most of the classic jetliners have never even seen the light in FS, however. Some have seen the light but with a systems simulation that is not what some people (me) would like to see. One of those is the DC-10.

The DC-10 is an interesting plane. It is one of the last tri-jets, for their operating costs became more than what airlines would have liked to spend, plus, there was a viable solution: the twin jet! Yes, the A300 set an example for how the new generation of airplanes would be like, and there was no room anymore for tri-jets. Well, there is one exception: The MD-11.

The MD-11 is a plane that has a long history. It started with the DC-10, which then get a complete overhaul to make it a more modern and capable aircraft in these modern time, and thus it was transformed into the MD-11. Finally, some DC-10 aircraft received a MD-11 cockpit and where aptly named “MD-10”. Sadly, there are few models available of the MD-11 (with full VC, that is). Sky Simulations has done one and, of course: PMDG. It is the PMDG MD-11 I will be looking at in this review. Will they have managed to make another winner? We’ll soon see!

FSX

L-4, the floating grasshopper!

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Attention historical & vintage  aircraft friends, Flight Replicas have released their rendition of the L-4 GRASSHOPPER FLOATPLANE for FSX which you will want to have if you are the owner of their previous L-4 GRASSHOPPER package, reviewed on simflight earlier by Chris Brisland. The L-4 is nothing else then the…

FSX

Captain Sim SevenTwoSeven Pro Pack & Expansions

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Capitano Simulatorius, aka Captain Sim, have released their 727 Pro Packs (for FSX)  a few days ago and they have now arrived at simMarket so we would not want that to go unnoticed, would we ? <g> “The ‘727 Captain’ is a remake of the famous ‘Legendary 727’, rebuilt to…

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Classic WACO Collection Released

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Golden Age Simulations has released its Classic WACO Collection. “…..This offering is modeled around the venerable WACO Model 10. With over 11,000 aircraft manufactured, the Model 10 put WACO on the map of the Golden Age. It made WACO a household name that has endured throughout the ages. Our package…

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FS2Crew FSX ATR Edition

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FS2Crew published its ‘Flight1’ ATR Edition on simMarket’s on-line shop. “…..FS2Crew for the FSX Flight1 ATR is one of the deepest, most sophisticated versions of FS2Crew ever. Modeled on the same SOPs used by a real-world ATR operator based in Europe, FS2Crew allows you to fly your FSX Flight1 ATR…