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Orbx Monument Valley – X-Plane 11: The FSElite Review

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7.8
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
Orbx
Purchase From
Orbx
Price
$24.95 AUD
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Version Reviewed
1.0
Press Copy Provided By
Orbx
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.

Edit: Upon hearing the community and taking a further look into what we have come to expect from the developer, the reviewer has decided to lower both the presentation scores – due to the scenery lacking detail in features such as the airport – and the features score, due to this possible retracting from the overall experience. As a result of this, the value score has also decreased to come more in-line with the changes; this still remains a good aspect of the product, however, due to the vastness of the landscape, as explored in the following review.

 

Introduction

Monument Valley is a natural wonder of a region, located on the Colorado Plateau (on the Arizona-Utah border), covered in a plethora of sandstone buttes. The peaks in the area reach up to 1,000ft above the valley floor and have played home to many Western American movies since the 1930s from directors such as John Ford.

In this scenery, produced by Orbx’s returning developer Frank Dainese and his developing partner Fabio Bellini, the beauty of this landmark location has been excellently translated into X-Plane 11.

 
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Orbx Netherlands TrueEarth: The FSElite Review

ONL Review
7.5
Orbx, too, has ventured into the area of photoreal regions. Undoubtedly inspired by the popular ‘Ortho’ addons for X-Plane, Orbx’ first photoreal area is Netherlands TrueEarth. So what is ‘TrueEarth’, what does it mean for Orbx Regions and of course, how good is this addon?   Presentation Let’s start at the beginning: what is TrueEarth? For a few years now,
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Just Flight C152 (X-Plane 11): The FSElite Review

C152 REVIEW
7
The Cessna 152, a twin-seat tricycle gear general aviation aircraft, is primarily used as a trainer around the world. First introduced in 1977, the aircraft was developed from the earlier Cessna 150, and still has many of the 7,500+ builds flying today. The Cessna 152 can also be retrofitted as a taildragger or STOL aircraft and is often powered by
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Turbulent Designs MBS International Airport (X-Plane 11 Edition): The FSElite Review

REVIEWMBS
9
MBS International Airport, located in Freeland, Michigan, is a small airport which services both general aviation and commercial operations. Once used as a World War 2 base for the United States, MBS reopened for commercial use in the mid-1940s and saw a boom in aircraft movements during the 80s and 90s, as airline expansion meant more and more would operate
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Just Flight Piper Turbo Arrow III/IV: The FSElite Review

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9
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
Thranda Design
Purchase From
Just Flight
Price
£27.99
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Version Reviewed
1.0
Press Copy Provided By
Owned Already
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.

Just Flight are a long-standing flight sim publisher and developer for both the ESP platform and X-Plane products, with their X-Plane products generally being made in partnership with Thranda Design. Their PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV is a welcomed addition to their extensive fleet and – more importantly – our hangars. This aircraft comfortably compliments their previous release of the PA-28R Arrow III. The Piper Turbo Arrow, is a member of the Cherokee PA-28 family of Piper aircraft, with both models making use of the 200 horsepower Continental TSIO-360-F Turbocharged engine, and retractable gear for faster cruising speeds. The IV model included in this package also sports the T-tail model.

Presentation

When the user loads an aircraft for the first time, they are always planted right where the magic happens… in the cockpit. Sticking with their high-quality assurance from other aircraft, it is clear to see that not a penny went to waste when modelling an accurate rendition of the Piper Turbo Arrow’s cockpit, which was made using plans from the real world counterpart! A high polygon count ensures that this aircraft is modelled down to the T(-tail), without sacrificing performance. This great detail on the 3d aspect of the aircraft allows the texturing to really shine, with 4k textures inside and out, no less. In comparison to other models I have tried in x-plane, I can definitely confirm that high-resolution textures add to the immersion and make this model stand out. I also feel that the different colours available for the cockpit make the experience feel much more personal.

X-Plane 11’s PBR system is also used to its full potential in this stunning artwork, we are able to view the fabrics and leathers of the interior in great detail, see dirt where the workhorse scars and let the aircraft shine, where it really shines.

 
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Pilot Assist Pro: The FSElite Review

PILOTASSISTPRO
4.9
Introduction Pilot Assist Pro is a unique product in the world of Flight Simulation. It has been designed for both the real-world pilot community, but also enables those who use a PC flight simulator to enjoy it also. Although we are a flight simulation resource, we are lucky enough to have a mix of people on the team - including
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Grand Island Sim GBYD Banjul: The FSElite Review

Johnbanjul
8
Banjul International airport lies in Northern Africa and serves as the gateway to The Gambia. Built during World War II, and rebuilt in the 1960s to accommodate increased tourism, Banjul has flowered into a popular tourist destination for Europeans, with many airlines (such as Thomas Cook, TUI fly, Brussels Airline, Arik air, as well as others) flying to Banjul during
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