Aerobask Epic E1000 G1000 Edition for X-Plane Released

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Developer Aerobask has released a new version of their Epic E1000, adding a custom-enhanced Laminar G1000 suite.

The plane uses a Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6-67A turboprop engine, making 1200 SHP which provides a speed of more than 325 knots. This makes the plane one of the fastest in its class.

The new version of the plane includes a completely re-worked interior and exterior, new 4K PBR textures, and 11 liveries.

The enhanced Laminar G1000 integrates the new XP 11.30 GFC700 autopilot, custom MFD PT-6 engine parameters, and mouse scroll wheel and keyboard support for flight plan input.

The plane requires X-Plane 11.30 or above, and can be purchased from the store for $34.95 USD.

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Vertx Diamond DA-62 Released

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After many previews and teasers, the Vertxsim Diamond DA-62 has been released for Prepar3D v4. This add-on is a detailed simulation of the Diamond DA-62, a modern twin-engined GA aircraft based heavily on the older DA-42. Featuring carbon composite construction, powerful diesel engines, and a futuristic design, the DA-62 is one of the most modern aircraft to have been modelled in
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Carenado C172SP Skyhawk for X-Plane 11 Announced

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In a Facebook post, Carenado has announced that they're developing the Cessna 172SP Skyhawk for X-Plane 11 along with some previews. From the previews, we can see that this C172 certainly differs from the X-Plane 11 default aircraft with Carenado's G1000 avionics, custom ground aircraft objects and the ability to hide/show the wheel fairings or "pants". The Cessna 172SP Skyhawk is
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FSElite First Look: Vertx DA-62

Sean Moloney, best known for his work at RealAir, has recently returned to the flight sim world after a prolonged absence. With him, he brings a new development studio, a new product line, but most importantly, a new plane, the Vertx DA-62. From the ashes of RealAir comes Sean’s talent roaring back into life. Today, we’re taking a first look
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Vertx Flight Simulation Announces Diamond DA62 For P3D v4

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Vertx Flight Simulation has today announced the impending release of their inaugural product for the Prepar3D v4 platform, the Diamond DA62. The developer, whose name you will likely not recognise, is actually the new project from Sean Moloney. Sean is best known for his work as one half of RealAir, who are well known as having produced some of the best
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Carenado C172SP G1000: The FSElite Review

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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.

Now, this was a plane I was really looking forward to. For the 10+ years FSX has been out, there has been no payware Cessna 172SP, to my knowledge. Carenado had made a C172N before, and of course, there was the A2A C172R which is very similar to the C172SP. But they were not the SP model, and they all had the old steam gauge layout. And really, you cannot even buy a brand new C172 with steam gauges anymore. And with the looming ADS-B Mandate I think we will see more FS add-ons with glass cockpits in the future.

This addon, in particular, interested me because this was the exact type of plane I learned to fly on in real life. I got my pilot’s license at Craig Airfield in Jacksonville, Florida, flying a 2006 Cessna 172SP with G1000 avionics – something that did not (really) exist in FS until now. Personally I like glass over steam gauges, and when I heard this thing would also use Navigraph data I was even more excited. Plus it was going to include a new feature, Synthetic Vision. This is something I’m kind of unsure about but it would be nice to see nonetheless.

But now that I finally got the plane and had some time with it, well. To put it bluntly – it’s too bad that it sucks!

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