Opinion Pieces

Opinion Pieces by FSElite

FSElite Original: In Review – January

Monthlyreview Jan

It’s the end of the month again, meaning it’s time to look back. And the first month of 2019 certainly has brought us some interesting discussions. About Aerosoft, for example, or Captain Sim, who seemed to develop a competition of who could get the community the most outraged.

Luckily it wasn’t all outrageous, and a lot of good things happened in this first month. A lot of exciting updates for some of our beloved aircraft are on the horizon, such as PMDG’s Queen of the Skies II or QualityWings’ 787, BAe146 and 757. And, on another positive (and personal) note, I finally got my PC back up. You may recall I had to put it away for the time being, due to a home redecoration project. This project lasted a lot longer than I had anticipated and hoped. But everything is done and I can finally start my sim again after three months. After I have spent another three on installing all my addons, that is. And those mobile sims I wrote about? Yes, I promise I’ll get back to you about that sometime in the future.

And yes, the careful and aware reader may have noticed I totally skipped my December review. I do apologise. I simply could not find the time between family and holidays.

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FSElite Original: Random Thoughts on the FlightSim Community Survey 2018 Results

Assorted Musings Navipragh Community Survey Results 2018
The FlightSim Community Survey 2018 Results have been published by Navigraph and partners, and it has brought some surprising revelations. You can view the full PDF report here. I just wanted to spend some time to collate my thoughts and note them down here. This article is going to be pretty much an assorted musing kind of thing, so don't take
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FSElite Original: In Review – November

November was supposed to be a relatively calm month. Some releases to be expected, some updates here and there, and the big Black Friday sale. However, that should have been about it. It almost sounded too good to be true. And if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. In all fairness, I might be slightly exaggerating.
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FSElite Original: In Review – October

The end of the year is slowly creeping upon us. It seemed like just yesterday I was still enjoying cold beers on a sunny terrace, but the harsh and cold reality, mixed with the first snow of the year have reminded me that these days are long gone. Enfin, back to our simulators it is. Perhaps we can get a
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FSElite Original: The State of Reviews in Flight Simming

ORIGINAL State Of Reviews Flight Sim

With the release of Sky Force 3D from REX, FSElite naturally requested a press copy for our reviewers. However what we got in reply was that not only would we not receive a press copy, but a confirmation that neither us nor any other outlet would be receiving press copies for the first 30 days of its release. At that point, a significant number of people would have already purchased the addon. Of course, this would be long after anyone cares about a review for the product at all. This is not something that bothers us, but it is something that we feel our readers should know about. It’s also something that the consumers of Flight Sim addons should know as well, as they are the ones most affected. This article is written as a general state of reviews in this industry, and why they so often come out long after the addon in question.

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FSElite Original: Does it Hold Up – FSBuild

Does It Hold Up Fsbuild
Huh.  It's been a long time. Following up on Integrated Simavionics heels, we have another addon from Ernie Alston. This one has been around even longer than ISG. It released in 2006 though versions of it existed long before that. It's a flight planning add-on designed to convert route strings into a file usable by the sim or other add-ons.
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