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A2A Simulations Beechcraft Bonanza V35B: The FSElite Review

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
A2A Simulations
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A2A Simulations
Price
From $49.99
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Version Reviewed
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FSElite
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The full review is in video format above. Below is just a brief summary and final score.

First introduced in 1947 and still in production to this day, makes the Beechcraft Bonanza V35B an icon for sure. It also means that this aircraft has been in non-stop production longer than any other aircraft in the world. Known for being relatively aerodynamically unstable compared to its conventional T tail counterpart, it gets its roots from WWII war bird technology. Thankfully the V35B is a more modern model, being built from 1970-1982 means this has a steerable nose wheel whereas earlier models only had free castering. With a Vne of 196 KIAS and the ability to put in a 300 HP 550 Cubic inch engine right in the sim I’d say it’s no slouch when it comes to meeting its performance expectations. 

Presentation:

With a 112 page manual as well as in sim menus for ease of use and an aircraft configuration app the only issues are very slight texture blemishes. Sounds are amazing.

Flight Dynamics:

It’s hard to give anything but max here. With as much real world testing as they do I’d imagine it is as close to the real world as you can get. My only issue was touchy controls (but I think that’s a me issue rather than the plane, because it wasn’t SO bad once I got more time in it)

Features:

This was the hardest part to score. The dynamic lighting as well as the mirrors both had bugs. However, I believe both will be fixed in subsequent updates. Plus you also have the ability to turn either or off. With things like a “live” panel and 3D gauges, hand towing, and properly simulated systems rather than just there to give us generic data.

Performance:

Though the heavy hitting features are configurable, the 3D panel and level of simulation happening in the background for everything from ground and flight dynamics to system simulation does take a toll on your system.

Value:

For the price range that one may have to pay depending on sim or licensing requirements even at its most expensive you’re getting well worth your money. It’s genuinely simulated as true to the real world counterpart as you can get.
 

Review overview

Presentation 9
Flight Dynamics 10
Features 9.5
Performance 7
Value 9.5

Summary

9 The V tail experience I had through A2A Simulations V35B Bonanza was unlike any other add-on plane I’ve flown. It not only captured the beauty of the Bonanza, it simulated every system along the way. Through excellent visuals and an amazing level of simulation, A2A Simulations’ Beechcraft Bonanza V35B earned an overall score of 9.0!

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Patrick Moore

The author Patrick Moore

Senior video producer for FSElite. Patrick is a flight simmer/aviation enthusiest and creator of 'The Flight Sim Deck' YouTube channel. He also enjoys skateboarding, barbecuing, graphic design, photography, film making, beer, and coffee. | View My Specs