CAPTAIN SIM - 767-300 CAPTAIN BASE PACK - FSX
Richardt Raymond Andersen
Boeing B767 Captain
ed by Captain Sim
Boeing B767 is a twin engine, wide body, mid-size jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes since the early 1980s. The development occurred in tandem with the B757 resulting in shared design features which allows pilots to obtain a common type rating to operate both aircrafts.
ending on variant the B767 is equipped with either General Electric, Pratt & Whitney or Rolls-Royce engines and the capacity varies from 181 to 375 persons with a range from 3,850nmi to 6,385nmi (7.130 – 11.825km). The B767 was the first wide-body Boeing to be configurated with a two-crew glass cockpit and is built both for commercial and military use.
I received this add-on directly from Captain Sim and download went as usual, very quickly and without any problems – Super connection to/from the Captain Sim server which means a lot, especially because I downloaded both the base pack and all expansion packs.
ation was also like other products from Captains Sim, very easy, quick and user friendly – just apply the installation wizard and that’s it. After installation I of cause opened FSX to check if everything was placed as it should be and of cause it was. It is really easy to install expansion packs from Captain Sim, the wizard does it all – very nice. The B767 liveries was all placed very nicely in the
CAPTAIN SIM - 767-300 CAPTAIN BASE PACK - FSX
First, let me describe myself as somewhere between a casual simmer and a hard core simmer. I've been an FSX simmer
since it's initial release. I have a decent system, have a reasonable amount of patience to read and follow directions
or search out issues I'm unsure of on the web. I appreciate minute detail, but prefer being able to 'dial back' the
realism occaisionally. (I use 4x-16x time ALOT)
I purchased this "base pack" a few days ago and have mixed feelings on this add-on. On one hand, it's absolutely
beautiful. The first impression I had was, wow, this is as real as it gets! But, after pouring through the 5 PDF
manuals included, the level of detail quickly became overwhelming.
The manuals give the impression that you are actually a commercial pilot with years of experience and understanding,
no need to cater to the silly air simmer with clear step by step instructions. There is no "Quick Start Guide" or
"Sample Flight - Cold and Dark to Touchdown" to put the provided hard core detailed information into pespective or
context afterward. After searching the web, the closest I could find was an avid hard-core simmers "pre flight
checklist" video on You Tube that's about 20mins long in 2 parts. He goes through the checklist exactly like a pair of
real 767 pilots would for preflight... (He skipped the FMC, that would have taken him HOURS.) It was extremely well
done, but not what I was looking for. btw - the available CS757 videos on the web help, but the CS767 is NOT the same.
ing, if your going to file a 6 hour flight plan in the CS767, be prepared to spend at least 3 hours in front of
the computer to complete it. Anything more than 2x time and your A/C porpoises or yaws wildly until it stalls and
crashes. Even at 2x, I get some noticable thrashing. Users have posted some fixes that require edits to the
g, but also note that this may have unwanted consequences when NOT in accelerated modes. No KLAX/ELLG
flights for me in this bird!
Another unpleasant surprise for me was the lack of a Speed-Tape or Altitude Tape incorporated into the ADI. This was a
shock. You are dependant on the analog air speed, analog V/S and Analog Altitude gauges. Sheesh, the 6 year old
default Boeings from MS are better. (I'm told almost all RW 767 A/C today do as well)
Tech Support seems non existant, unless you are reporting a bona fide bug. Otherwise you are left to the "maybe this",
"try that", "mine works fine" or even flames in the "Pilots Lounge" forum where only registered paying customers are
allowed. (NO TECH SUPPORT disclaimer boldly stated on the forum headers) Don't expect any warm and friendly customer
service, this product is for those smart enough not to require it.
Frame rate was a pleasant surprise! The current release I purchased is the 1.4, and I get roughly the same frame
rates with the CS767 as I do with any of the FSX Default A/C. I'm impressed with this!
I appreciate the level of detail and time Captain Sim put into this gorgeous product. The realism is outstanding, the
sound is great, the 'feel' is awesome. I chose the CS767 because it was the only dedicated FSX creation, and it
definitly shows in the great framerates. Although frustrated with documentation and the steep learning curve (I'm
still climbing) I can see where some would see this as a good thing. Buyer Beware I guess. If I could, I'd probably
go for a refund and try Level-D 767 which has been around longer and has alot of YouTube "tutorial's" available.
ly, download purchases don't get refunds...