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FlyTampa Las Vegas: The FSElite Review

FLYTAMPA Vegas
8.5
Product Information
Developer
FlyTampa
Purchase From
FlyTampa
Price
$32
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Version Reviewed
1.1
Press Copy Provided By
FlyTampa
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.

First announced back in January of 2017, FlyTampa has finally brought Las Vegas McCarran Airport to the sim world, and the strip along with it. McCarran International Airport is the main airport for Las Vegas, just a few short miles away from the strip. First opened in 1942, with the first commercial flight operated from the airport in 1948, the airport has grown to handle over 49 million passengers a year. Las Vegas serves as a focus city for Frontier, Southwest, Spirit and Sun Country. It is also the main base for Allegiant Air. Vegas is also home to Janet Airlines which shuttles workers to and from Area 51.

Installation

Installing Vegas is straight forward. The FlyTampa Universal installer needs to be downloaded, and after that, all that is required is your email and serial. From there, you then confirm which version of the scenery will be downloaded, and you are on your way. Updating the scenery is simple as well. Simply run the universal installer again, input your information, and you will be able to select the newest version of the scenery to be installed.

The scenery is automatically added to your sim through the new addon system. The installer also takes care of installing SODE, making the entire installation process very easy.

The FlyTampa Configurator comes with many options to choose from to customise the scenery. The configurator divides these options into two sections: one for the airport, and one for the city. With the airport options, you are able to change things ranging from toggling static aircraft, the type of glass transparency for the terminal to apron details, and more. The city options allow the user to control where animated vehicles will appear, the animations of the billboards and lights, as well as toggle the Bellagio fountain, Mirage volcano, and more. With the options turned to the lowest option, Vegas still offers a great experience visual experience.

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Orbx TrueEarth Washington For X-Plane 11: The FSElite Review

TrueEarth US Washington X Plane 11 The FSElite Review
8.1
Introduction Washington has always been a popular destination among flight simmers and developers. With the beauty of mountains like the Olympics, Rainier, stunning cityscape and of course home to one the busiest international airports in the country, Seattle International Airport. Its no wonder why Orbx chose to take on the beautiful state of Washington with TrueEarth. The realism of this
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Digital Design’s Tivat Airport: The FSElite Review

Digital Designs Tivat
8.2
When you think of challenging approaches within Europe, your mind probably immediately rushes the likes of Innsbruck, Funchal and Gibraltar. They certainly do pose a challenge and all three of those airports present their own difficulties for pilots in any condition. However, there are still countless other airports within Europe that also give a similar challenge but are often overlooked.
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Carenado A42-500: The FSElite Video Review

Carenado A42 500 The FSElite Review
8.2
Ronnie here with another FSElite video review. This time, I'm looking at the Carenado A42-500 on Prepar3D. The aircraft is perfect for short-hops carrying lots of paying passengers. You can watch my video review above, where I take a look at the modelling, the systems and other elements that make up one of the latest aircraft from Carenado. Subscribe to
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MK-Studios Tenerife Vol. 1 Ver. 2: The FSElite Review

MK Studios Tenerife Vol. 1 Ver. 2 The FSElite Review
8.3
MK-Studios recently released Tenerife Volume 1, version 2 for Prepar3d v4.4+. The scenery features the entire Tenerife South Airport and island including 45cm/pixel imagery for the island and 25cm/pixel imagery for the airport. 5m/pixel mesh is included for the whole island as well. The terminal glass, taxiways, and runways have all been given the PBR treatment and SODE jetways and
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Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke PLUS: The FSElite Review

VIRTUAL FLY REVIEW
9.2
Product Information
Developer
Virtual-Fly
Purchase From
Virtual-Fly
Price
€995
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Version Reviewed
1.0
Press Copy Provided By
Virtual-Fly
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.

Building on the success of their 2013 model, the Yoko the Yoke, the new PLUS edition is the next version of the popular yoke. Virtual-Fly has been manufacturing flight simulation hardware for years, gathering feedback from commercial and entertainment customers alike. With years of refinement up their sleeves, they are back with the Yoko the Yoke PLUS. Let’s dive in to see whether the new features make it a worthwhile purchase.

The Yoko the Yoke PLUS is actually a little different in size compared to the original. Measuring in at the same width of 303mm, the yoke actually stands a little taller at 214mm. Furthermore, the PLUS edition has a depth of 542mm in comparison to the original, which has a depth of 515mm. When fully extended, the yoke reaches a maximum depth of 591mm. The unit weighs in at 9KG, with the majority of that weight in the box housing in order to give it stability when on your desk or inside your cockpit.

Impressively, the Yoko the Yoke PLUS is made from 90% metal. From the main casing with all the electrical wiring, to the yoke itself, it’s made from quality material that can withstand just about anything you might throw at it. The other 10% is made of high-quality plastics in areas such as the buttons and switches.

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MK-Studios Tenerife Vol. 1 Ver. 2: The FSElite Video Review

MK Studios Tenerife Vol. 1 Ver. 2 The FSElite Review
8.3
In this FSElite video review, I take you through MK-Studios' Tenerife South Airport (GCTS) Vol. 1 V2 for P3Dv4. The full written review will be coming soon but for now, sit back, relax and let's get the holiday started. Song: Music for Manatees - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Software Used: Lockheed Martin Prepar3d v4.5 Orbx
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Orbx Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport: The FSElite Review

ORBX Olbia Review
9
Olbia from Orbx finally breaks the trend of developing airports for FSX and legacy versions of Prepar3D. Olbia has been developed and created specifically with Prepar3D v4 in mind, and it really benefits from this. I have been seeing a common trend in other Orbx products that they are starting to feel hampered by the restrictions of development on other
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Flightbeam Studios Wellington: The FSElite Review

Wellington
9.5
It’s the land of kiwis, hobbits and unprecedented natural beauty. It’s also the country of Flightbeam Studios’ latest scenery. Of course, I’m talking about nothing other than the wonderful country of New Zealand. For an area of the world that receives so little love, it’s great to see some developers give it some attention. Luckily Orbx has done this in
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