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Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU: The FSElite Review

COCKPIT MASTER CDU REVIEW

Product Information
Developer
Cockpit Master
Purchase From
Aerosoft
Price
€630.24
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Version Reviewed
1.0.0
Press Copy Provided By
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SimMarket
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As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

As simmers, we are always looking to find new ways to make our simulation experience as immersive as possible. Whether that be through great software products or improving our PC hardware to push the simulator to visual limits. Another way many choose to enhance that experience is through the use of hardware that simulates real aircraft parts. We often see yokes, throttles or sticks as the primary bits of kit, but there are also specialist pieces of equipment that simulate very specific parts of hardware. One such piece is the upcoming Cockpit Masters CS 737X CDU. We were sent a pre-release unit ahead of its upcoming release later this year. Let’s dive in.

Checking out the CDU

The product itself is packaged in a secure fashion, with plenty of protective foam and material ensuring that your new purchase is safe from marks and scratches throughout transit. From a presentation standpoint, there is a lot left to be desired since there is no nice branding or design to make it feel worth the money spent on the hardware. That said, if the cost was cut due to having a less fancy box, then it’s perfectly justifiable.

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This is the very first payware helicopter for Microsoft Flight Simulator, developed by an actual Bell 47 pilot. The flight dynamics have been completely customized and run off of an app called “Flyinside Heli Manager.” Resulting in a very realistic and challenging helicopter experience. Video Produced By: The Flight Sim Deck
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Flight Sim Stuff Throttle, Prop, Mixture, T/F Controller: The FSElite Review

Product Information
Developer
Flight Sim Stuff
Purchase From
Flight Sim Stuff
Price
$199 and Below
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Version Reviewed
1.0
Press Copy Provided By
Flight Sim Stuff
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Years ago it was easy to find a light aircraft throttle, prop, mixture controller at an entry-level price. Today, they are harder to find and often when you do, the price has increased to what you would pay for a top-tier FAA approved component. This of course is retailers and second-hand sellers taking advantage of the new surge of interest in Flight Simulation.

But now there is hope in getting one for $200 and below. This is made possible by Flight Sim Stuff. They offer handmade 3D printed, plug and play USB controllers.

Video Produced By: The Flight Sim Deck

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Windsock Simulations Shares New Previews of Madrid in XPL

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Following a degree of silence from Windsock Simulations, Emma and Ashley from the team have shared a range of previews for the upcoming conversion of Madrid Airport (LEMD) for X-Plane 11. In a statement on Facebook, Windsock Simulations said that some personal issues had to first be resolved but now that they are sorted, they wanted to share a "bumper crop"
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