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FlyJSim 727 Series Professional v3: The FSElite Review

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FlyJSim
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X-Plane.org
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$59.95
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Version Reviewed
3.0
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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.

X-Plane is renowned as being a platform with a great amount of study-level aircraft worth drooling over. One of the developers credited for producing a couple of those is FlyJSim.

While their team is small, FJS carries a wealth of experience between them that allows them to create some magnificent simulations of some classic aircraft. You only need not look further than their 732 TwinJet v3, that was released at the start of 2018, to see how the development team is capable of some of the best aircraft simulations available to the home flight simmer.

With the refresh of their 727 Series, bringing it to version 3, FJS has once again shown they are the masters of their craft.

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Included in the package are -100, -200 and -200F models that, in their design at least, have not changed since version 2 of the aircraft.  However, their flight models have been updated to be compatible with X-Plane 11. The texturing, on the other hand, has been updated to higher resolutions, and the entire aircraft has been given the Physics-Based Rendering treatment (more commonly referred to as PBR).

The cockpit has an incredible presence that feels familiar for an aircraft of the era. While sitting in the left seat at night, the warm glow of the lights from the engineer’s station is apparent from behind you, casting a retro ambience over the pedestal and up onto the main instrument panel.  Every switch and dial in the business end of the aircraft is modelled and functional, including the entire engineer’s station, overhead, instrument panel, pedestal, and the cockpit voice recorder event marker.

 
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Turbulent Designs MBS International Airport (X-Plane 11 Edition): The FSElite Review

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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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Developer
Thranda Design
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Just Flight
Price
£27.99
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Version Reviewed
1.0
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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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ToLiss A319: The FSElite Review

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2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Airbus in flight simulation. We’ve so far been blessed with the release of the FlightFactor A320, with talk of an updated A350 on the horizon too, and let’s not forget the FSLabs A321 and A319 that are abuzz in the P3D/FSX hemisphere. The hype was no different during the development
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