BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
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  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
  • BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
AVAILABLE SINCE: .
05/28/202115150
PUBLISHER

History:

The Caudron C.430 "Rafale" is a two-seater monoplane (or single-seater by closing the front seat), built by the company Caudron-Renault. It was designed by Marcel Riffard for the training of pilots who had to use racing machines like the Caudron C.362 or C450/460

The history of the F-AMVB is less known, until November 30, 1934, when Hélène Boucher died at Guyancourt during a training flight at its controls. This Addon is dedicated in memory of her

Angers Museum:

Thanks to Angers Museum " Espace Air Passion" we had the right informations to do this wonderfull aircraft, so thank you to all the team of this museum.

Graphics:

Textures: Great PBR materials : Albedo + Roughness+ Metallic + Normal + AO + AO_multiple_Albd

3D model: Fps friendly, Cockpit : 6 LODS  /  Exterior : 3 LODS

Flight Model:

The flight model has been goodly made and respect the physics of this aircraft. 

Stall : 45 knts  Take off speed: 64knts  Landing speed : 64knts   

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REVIEWS
Présentation sous la forme Démarrage-vol-atterrissage du nouvel appareil de BlueMesh, le \"Caudron C430 Rafale - Hommage à Hélène BOUCHER\". Appareil disponibl...
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Ø from 14 Customer Reviews
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Jérémy
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-11 09:21:11
Very pleasant aircraft. I love le spin start at too low speed. Just a wish: a portable hidable radio to allow the use of the ATC. I know , it's not historical, but we fly over present scenery ...
David
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-07 21:02:45
I like it. Very unique, looks and flies pretty decently and also a great price.
TS
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-07 10:53:27
I have to agree with John, the VR experience is not the greatest. Whenever you turn your head to the sides or rear, your view goes outside the canopy and that breaks immersion very quickly. In addition, I have a strange "fish-eye" effect in VR, where it feels like the view is distorted and proportions feel unnatural.

Otherwise the model is very well done. It looks great and sounds great and flies well. However, I cannot shake the feeling that the plane is not natural. The instrument panel for example is very well done, but the dials have a generic feel and even the wear and tear marks look somewhat fake.

But perhaps I'm over-critical. The bottom line is that for the price this is actually an excellent aircraft. You won't regret the purchase, just don't expect perfection.
John
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-06 22:35:02
Nice aircraft graphics are excellent, the let down for me is that the cockpit scale is too small for VR
Stefan
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-04 13:20:51
What an amazing little thing!
Flies beautifully, I expected it to be quite hard to fly, or rather take off and land, but its not too bad, you need to work the pedals but it has good response and it takes off and lands nicely, so far I have been successful every time!
Domingo
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-02 17:04:22
En VR no esta bien recreado te sientes encerrado dentro de la gabina es demasiada estrecha y al girar la cabeza te sales de la gabina por lo de mas bien espero que solucionen ese defecto pronto para poder tener una mejor inmersión en VR .
Stephen
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-02 11:33:30
A beautiful and historic aeroplane well modelled by the developers. I really enjoy these classic aircraft in MSFS 2020, great fun and hats off to them for developing unusual aircraft.
Robert
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-01 22:01:47
This is a fun plane to fly...the textures are quite nice, the flight model is challenging but not over the top. Take-off's and landings are quite controllable and it is well worth the money. It's not the fastest model out there and the sounds could be a little better but all in all, you'll like this plane. It punches nice holes in the clouds... Good Job, Bluemesh!
Felipe
*Verified Product User*
2021-05-30 19:45:36
Great plane, very well modeled. At a very affordable price. Very well done!. Hope that more planes from this era will came in the future.
James
*Verified Product User*
2021-05-30 17:20:53
Can't give 4.5 stars unfortunately. I'd give this 5 stars easily but for these few issues:

No sound attentuation when opening and closing the canopy. No sound for things like the canopy opening. All interior textures are mirrored and once you notice it's hard not to see it. This probably saves on performance so it's hardly the end of the world.

Otherwise? It's fantastic and absolutely worth every penny.

I can't speak to the accuracy of the flight model (I honestly don't know if there's anyone alive who could) but it feels very convincing. The aircraft struggles a bit to climb (watch out for obstacles!) and can stall quite violently if not handled with care. But once at speed, which is about the same as a stock VL-3, DA20 or Piper Arrow III, it handles itself quite nicely.

Visibility out the front canopy is pretty bad, which only adds to the feeling of flying a vintage bird. But the view out the left and right of the narrow canopy is very good and as such I consider this a great option for touring, just expect to be looking left and right more than forward.

BlueMesh has done such a great service to this aircraft and to aviation history fanatics. You won't see planes like this from the bigger names, so I'm very grateful we have BlueMesh and others to do these models.

BlueMesh: Bring on more like this and you'll have a customer for life!
Florian
*Verified Product User*
2021-05-30 16:00:05
Very nicely modeled aircraft, sounds nice and looks nice. The long monocockpit sure feels unique and gives of a nice charm. Keep in mind that this is a early 30s race plane, so as the original it doesn't have radio or navigation system (only compass) the flight characteristics compare to the carenado waco so if you liked the waco you'll also like the rafale. Very cheap price for a good quality product unlike some other paid addons where it's usually the other way around. ~recommended
thomas
2021-05-29 22:57:27
very nice 3d model and texture, great work. i recommand this product
David
*Verified Product User*
2021-05-29 20:30:40
Very good plane and fitted for MSFS perfectly. As the first review mentions it is in a league we are waiting for a long time.
Denny
*Verified Product User*
2021-05-29 02:12:11
Absolutely stunning for the price! The model detail and polygon count are of the class of a product costing 4x as much. Flies well, ground handling is good, and it feels authentic for a plane of that period.

Flying from the back of this thing makes landing an exciting challenge! You'll definitely want to approach the runway from an angle.

I'd love to see some documentation added with the history of this plane, as well as a breakdown of the instruments and procedures. That's my only real complaint here, and hopefully BlueMesh can add that in an update or make it available online.

After seeing so many recent MSFS releases that were just purchased 3D models with adapted flight models, it's great to see a plane this good at such a bargain price. And it's awesome to see someone recreate such an unusual plane from the early era of aviation!

If you like aviation history, classic aircraft, or just want to fly something that's very different from a Cessna or Piper, this is a heck of a deal for less than the price of a cheeseburger in Seattle.
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
810MB
REGISTRATION KEY
This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
REQUIREMENTS

The same as MSFS specs

LANGUAGE
French, English
DEVELOPER
BlueMesh
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Customer Reviews
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
Jérémy
Very pleasant aircraft. I love le spin start at too low speed. Just a wish: a portable hidable radio to allow the use of the ATC. I know , it's not historical, but we fly over present scenery ...
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
David
I like it. Very unique, looks and flies pretty decently and also a great price.
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
TS
I have to agree with John, the VR experience is not the greatest. Whenever you turn your head to the sides or rear, your view goes outside the canopy and that breaks immersion very quickly. In addition, I have a strange "fish-eye" effect in VR, where it feels like the view is distorted and proportions feel unnatural. Otherwise the model is very well done. It looks great and sounds great and flies well. However, I cannot shake the feeling that the plane is not natural. The instrument panel for example is very well done, but the dials have a generic feel and even the wear and tear marks look somewhat fake. But perhaps I'm over-critical. The bottom line is that for the price this is actually an excellent aircraft. You won't regret the purchase, just don't expect perfection.
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
John
Nice aircraft graphics are excellent, the let down for me is that the cockpit scale is too small for VR
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
Stefan
What an amazing little thing! Flies beautifully, I expected it to be quite hard to fly, or rather take off and land, but its not too bad, you need to work the pedals but it has good response and it takes off and lands nicely, so far I have been successful every time!
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
Domingo
En VR no esta bien recreado te sientes encerrado dentro de la gabina es demasiada estrecha y al girar la cabeza te sales de la gabina por lo de mas bien espero que solucionen ese defecto pronto para poder tener una mejor inmersión en VR .
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
Stephen
A beautiful and historic aeroplane well modelled by the developers. I really enjoy these classic aircraft in MSFS 2020, great fun and hats off to them for developing unusual aircraft.
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
Robert
This is a fun plane to fly...the textures are quite nice, the flight model is challenging but not over the top. Take-off's and landings are quite controllable and it is well worth the money. It's not the fastest model out there and the sounds could be a little better but all in all, you'll like this plane. It punches nice holes in the clouds... Good Job, Bluemesh!
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
Felipe
Great plane, very well modeled. At a very affordable price. Very well done!. Hope that more planes from this era will came in the future.
BLUEMESH - CAUDRON RAFALE 430 MSFS
James
Can't give 4.5 stars unfortunately. I'd give this 5 stars easily but for these few issues: No sound attentuation when opening and closing the canopy. No sound for things like the canopy opening. All interior textures are mirrored and once you notice it's hard not to see it. This probably saves on performance so it's hardly the end of the world. Other-
wise? It's fantastic and absolutely worth every penny. I can't speak to the accuracy of the flight model (I honestly don't know if there's anyone alive who could) but it feels very convincing. The aircraft struggles a bit to climb (watch out for obstacles!) and can stall quite violently if not handled with care. But once at speed, which is about the same as a stock VL-3, DA20 or Piper Arrow III, it handles itself quite nicely. Visi-
bility out the front canopy is pretty bad, which only adds to the feeling of flying a vintage bird. But the view out the left and right of the narrow canopy is very good and as such I consider this a great option for touring, just expect to be looking left and right more than forward. Blu-
eMesh has done such a great service to this aircraft and to aviation history fanatics. You won't see planes like this from the bigger names, so I'm very grateful we have BlueMesh and others to do these models. Blue-
Mesh: Bring on more like this and you'll have a customer for life!
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