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FlyJSim 727 Series Professional v3: The FSElite Review

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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
FlyJSim
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X-Plane.org
Price
$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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UK2000 EGNX East Midlands (X-Plane Version): The FSElite Review

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7.5
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
UK2000 Scenery
Purchase From
UK2000 Scenery
Price
£16.99
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Version Reviewed
1.0
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UK2000 Scenery
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FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

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.

When you think of major airports in the UK that play a large role in the British economy, what comes to mind? London Heathrow is likely right at the top of that list, Gatwick is probably in there too, and Manchester is surely there too. I’d nearly put money on it that East Midlands is somewhere toward the bottom.
It might surprise you to learn that despite being the 13th busiest airport in the UK in 2016/2017, having handled only just over 4.5 million passengers, it plays a huge role in receiving and dispatching huge amounts of cargo every year. In fact, it serves 36 destinations spread over 10 cargo operators, just with freight alone. That’s a huge amount of cargo for a single-runway airport! So if you’re a simmer like myself who enjoys hauling your MTOW of cargo on the odd occasion (mainly because cargo doesn’t complain about those hard landings), you’ll appreciate the job that UK2000 have done in bringing their rendition of East Midlands to X-Plane.

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UK2000 have always been a name that represents quality and accuracy in sceneries for Prepar3D and FSX (and they even still develop for FS9), and so to expect the same with the X-Plane products is a natural thing. Fortunately, UK2000 doesn’t let us down by just running their sceneries through a conversion and calling it a day – they’ve quite clearly spent the time making sure every last detail is perfect for the X-Plane world. Comparing with satellite imagery, you can spend time yourself going over the airport grounds and spotting out small details like light placements, one by one, and finding that they’re exactly where you’d expect to find them.

 
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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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