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First Look: Orbx Volanta

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Orbx Volanta is a virtual flight tracker, made by Orbx. I’ve had access to it now for a couple of months, and seen the tool progress a lot. In this first look article, I want to give you my thoughts on Volanta and tell you how it works. Let’s begin with the latter part: how does Volanta work? Volanta integrates
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The Skypark: The FSElite First Look

The Skypark The FSElite First Look
This video is all about The Skypark from //42 (Parallel 42). It should be worth noting this is an "Early Access" product. A full review will follow after early access. Developer walkthrough: https://youtu.be/G1rxXVQEFX4 Produced By: Ronnie Wainscott PC Specs Case: Lian-Li 0-11 Dynamic XL Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master CPU: Intel i9 9900K (Stock Clocked) GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX
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Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant: First Look

HONEYCOMB AERONAUTICAL Bravo First Look
The Honeycomb Aeronautical Bravo Throttle Quadrant is perhaps one of the most anticipated pieces of hardware for flight simulation. Following on from the hugely successful, and frankly incredible, Alpha Flight Controls, the Bravo has a lot to live up to. When Honeycomb first entered this space with their initial proposals, it had the community excited for what could possibly come
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iniBuilds A300-600F: The FSElite First Look

IniBuilds A300 600F The FSElite First Look
Tim and Lee share their first impressions of the iniBuilds A300-600RF: On the Line. If you are looking for a new widebody 'bus for your hangar, this aircraft is worth a look Music - Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata from YouTube Creator Studio Links: https://www.inibuilds.com/inisimulati... https://www.inibuilds.com/inisimulati...
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Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition: First Look

THRUstmaster Tca Sidestick First Look

Finding the right hardware to start your journey into flight simulation is always tough. For months, I tried desperately to use a keyboard and mouse. The virtual flight instructors were always mad at me for terrible landings (tips on pg. 63), but I always blamed the hardware setup I had. However, when I got my first joystick, my flight sim life changed. Finally having full control over each movement meant I could land with much more precision. I could no longer blame my hardware for the rough landings, but at least having a joystick made things easier than ever before.

As we enter into this new realm of flight simulation, it’s worth stopping to remember that finding your first piece of hardware is a crucial first step into your flight simulation journey.

For years, Thrustmaster has been involved in the production of quality hardware in the flight simulation world. The TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition is the latest in a long line of products from the hardware manufacturers, but the first entry that is designed with commercial airliners in mind. Working closely alongside Airbus, the new TCA Sidestick is designed to offer enthusiasts and future pilots alike the chance to hold something close to the real thing.

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Design and Feel

The design is taken straight out of an Airbus cockpit. Blue hues make up the base, whilst the buttons and switches strike a good resemblance to sidesticks I’ve seen in rea Airbus cockpits. Despite being made from plastic, it feels sturdy and durable.

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Aerosoft A330 Professional : The FSElite First Look Part lI

Aerosoft A330 Professional The FSElite First Look Part LI
In our second and final part of this First look for the Aerosoft A330 Professional, we land the aircraft into John F Kennedy Airport both during a stunning sunset and in heavy fog. The video was recorded with version 1.0.0.2 of the aircraft as various improvements on the autoland and aircraft handling were made at this time. A full review
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Aerosoft A330 Professional : The FSElite First Look Part 1

Aerosoft A330 Professional The FSElite First Look Part L
Come and join us at 18:00 zulu on Monday 9th December 2019 for our first look at the Aerosoft A330 Professional. This is a pre-recorded video we took in the build-up to release to show you everything from a cold-and-dark start to reaching cruising altitude. Be sure to subscribe and hit the notification bell to be informed when the video goes live.
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Ultimate Ground Crew X: The FSElite First Look

Ultimate Ground Crew X The FSElite First Look
FS2Crew is widely known for their virtual copilots, and now we have a virtual ground crew from them as well. Ultimate Ground Crew X has been in development for many years, and now we are finally able to get our own first look at the product. Let's dive right in and see what Ultimate Ground Crew X has to offer. Ultimate
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