Saturday, 27 March 2021
Whatever your thoughts about MSFS and how it compares with FSX-SE/P3D/X-Plane MSFS is now a serious contender on the block.
And it is being continously enriched by rapidly growing libraries of community addons, a hybrid model that has boosted X-Plane development so much.
Yes, the MSFS scenery is brilliant and the upgrades much appreciated, what it has been waiting for is some serious third party aircraft.
First up - the Just Flight PA-28R, an astounding real-as-life GA aircraft with a welcome 6-pack rather than the generic glass of the multitude of default props. A must have.
Aerosoft's amazing CRJ 550/700 has raised the bar to P3D levels in aircraft and systems modelling. We no longer have to accept the compromises to reap the rewards of MSFS scenery.
We must all have hangars full of aircraft that we would sorely like to fly in the MSFS envronment, we just have to be patient and flip flop between the sims for the time being.
Roll on the new generation of MSFS aircraft raised to the new benchmark set by Aerosoft.
In the meantime, get the CRJ 550/700 now, just go through the tutorial to guarantee you understand how to fly it. You won't be disappointed.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
Upgraded version of iconic Manfred Jahn DC3 - Google search basler_bt67_v2.zip
What is a Basler BT-6?
To quote the Basler Brochure:
'Over the years the DC-3 has shown by experience that it can have a virtually unlimited service life with a standard level of care and simple preventive maintenance practices.
Basler Turbo Conversions takes the legendary airframe and puts it through the industry’s most extensive remanufacturing process. Built into each airframe is the sum of our knowledge and our proprietary processes, along with state-of the art components, worldclass Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engines and Hartzell propellers.
The Basler BT-67, without question the world’s most experienced allpurpose aircraft, is engineered to meet competitive challenges for generations to come.
The BT-67 modernization includes a complete airframe overhaul, aerodynamic improvements, structural modifications that increase strength and improve performance and new systems that improve reliability. The end product is an essentially new aircraft with its gross take-off weight increased to 28,750 lbs and an unbeatable combination of simplicity, reliability and operating performance.'
Mikey McBryan explains more