PC PILOTS IRELAND - PC FLIGHT VOL. 20 ISSUE 12 JUNE 2017 - FREE
PC FLIGHT VOL. 20 ISSUE 12 JUNE 2017 - FREE
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Welcome to the fist free issue of ‘PC Flight’ magazine.

For those not familiar with the PC Pilots Ireland and our magazine, here’s a brief history.

The PC Pilots Ireland has been in existence sine 1993, when Ian Broni and Terry McGee decided to start a Flight Simulator Club, the ‘PC Pilots Club of Ireland’, to share our interest with other like-minded people who used Microsoft Flight Simulator. Membership steadily grew with the help of our printed magazine, published every quarter, which until the end of last year, was only available to members, who paid an annual fee. All articles and reviews in our magazine are provided by our members and Flight Sim product publishers has supported us by providing products for review in the magazine. Back issues of PC Flight will be freely available on our website soon.

We held an annual ‘Fly-In’, in a Hotel at Dublin Airport at which members got together for a day of Flight Simming. We also had on occasions a guest speaker from the flight sim community or the real world of aviation. We exhibited at many Flight Sim events in the UK and Germany and we held Ireland’s first Flight Simulation and Aviation show.

Due to lack of new blood, we decided to close the club at the end of last year but continue the magazine as a free download, published every quarter. PC Pilots Ireland is now a flightsim community group with our private PC Pilots Ireland Google Group which consists of past ‘PC Pilots Ireland’ members and those wishing share their interest in Flight Simulation with others.

We welcome contributions for the magazine of aviation and flight sim related articles.

You can contact us at pcpilots@pcpilotsireland.com PC Flight is available for download from simmarket.com and our own website pcpilotsireland.com. I hope you enjoy our magazine and I look forward to comments and suggestions.

Terry McGee

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • Arrivals (New Products)
  • Considering a New PC?
  • Preview: Ultimate Traffic Live
  • Cockpit Hardware
  • Malpensa X
  • FlyTampa Amsterdam
  • Flightsim Apps
  • Plane Talking
  • Freeware Focus FSX & P3D
  • Freeware Focus FS2004
  • Freeware Focus X-Plane
  • Aviation Gallery
  • NOTAMs
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Customer Reviews
RDPRESETS - EHRD ROTTERDAM V2 AIRPORT MSFS
Igor
Excellent product, one of the best for MSFS! Very professional and complex with 0 impact to FPS! Ok, I have to admit that I bought the scenery for error; but when I saw it in MSFS it was a huge surprise! Worth every penny, every cent.
RDPRESETS - EHRD ROTTERDAM V2 AIRPORT XP11
Marek
excellent airport for XP11, great accurate and nice colors!
SIM FEDERATION - EMBRAER PHENOM 300E MSFS
john
Not worth the money. Almost nothing works on the model. Nice looking from the outside and flys ok but it is a msfs flight store special...shoul-
d be priced at $9.00.
CIMOGT - ESSEX-CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER FSX P3D
Andreas
The third CIMOGT carrier I purchased. The price is outstanding, the ship is a nice addition because it is a small one and tricky to catch the wire. Textures are quite good and using the hangar deck is a nice incentive to get your "carrier-qualif-
ication". Frame rates are very good. I highly recommend this product.
AC SCENERY - CITY3D ABERDEEN P3D4-5
Andreas
Only a few special objects. Rest is a repetition of textures: One type of boat, one type of shops and so on. The ground textures have no natural colour and are in contrast with ORBX Scotland and Just Flight photo scenery. Product has the quality of a freeware product. Not so bad if your home base is situated in the area otherwise not recommended.
RDPRESETS - EHRD ROTTERDAM V2 AIRPORT MSFS
Gerard
Very realistic and detailed airport. Inclu-
ding the new terminal.
ROLAND LABORIE - VOUGHT CRUSADER F8-E MSFS
Kent
External model is beautiful...my major beef is that this airplane is ridiculously overpowered. So here is my list of things to make this airplane get a 5 out of 5 stars: - Get engine/flight model parameters correct...not even close currently - Add visual AB effect - Make the default be NO external stores - Add a paint kit - Add a an RF-8A or G variant ...a-
nd BOOM! It's a 5/5.
FLYTAMPA - LEGACY - COPENHAGEN FSX P3D3
Ian
Overall another excellent scenery from FlyTampa - great quality textures. A couple of technical issues noted. Unlike their LOWW scenery, the EKCH configuration gives only two options for runway operation. This should probably be based on wind direction on a given day, especially with those of us that use some type of real weather software. Also, I find it quite hard to believe that runway 22R would be used for arrivals with the final approach being made over the apron/gate/term-
inal areas. A more realistic set up would be using 22L for arrivals and 22R for departures.
BRSIMDESIGNS - ERCOUPE 415C MSFS
T
Went 3 stars because I love the Ercoupe so much I'm still flying this a lot, even though it's got very annoying problems. 1. The external model is absolutely beautiful, canopy may be a little oversized but not bad. Internally it's nice, but the viewing angle of the dash is strange, as if it's pointed toward the co-pilot. 2. rudder pedals, not sure if this is a limitation of the game or if it's even possible to tie in rudder controls with the yoke to match the missing pedals. By the way, in response to another reviewer here, it depends which one you have whether it has pedals or not. The one I've flown does not and all steering is by the yoke. I think ground steering is still the yoke even when one does have pedals, but can't swear by that. 3. Window fixes as mentioned in reviews would be nice, opening animation, partial opening, etc. Likewise custom call signs would be nice. 4. Feels very overpowered, but that can depend on what engine one has in it I suppose. 5. Cowl and even tail shaking with engine vibration is overboard. and 6. This is the big one I'm really here for... as mentioned by others, please fix the floating! This does feel like a glider, even at 40 knots. The Ercoupe I've flown sinks quickly, and does not bounce like mad once you're on the ground. And doesn't want to squirm all around once you're on the runway. Sure, there's no flaps, but the Ercoupe has a ton of drag with the design, wheels out, and double tail. Although it does feel stable, even a bit too much on stalls. You do feel some stall motions irl, although it really is remarkably stable even in that situation. Not trying to be nit picky, I love that BR Sim made this available and am very thankful! Even with my gripes I'm a little obsessed with this mod. If I could have anything fixed it would be that floating/glidin-
g issue for landing.
WINGSIM - MWCR, OWEN ROBERTS INTL AIRPORT P3D4
Ruston
A solid product - certainly a significant step above default scenery or typical freeware. Th-
ere are some issues to note: 1) The photoscenery is low definition. It doesn't look genuinely good until about 5000 ft AGL. Though it makes for a nice initial stage to approach in a passenger jet, maintaining immersion into the lower stages of the approach would require much more in the way of hand-placed 3D buildings and vegetation. Some is included, but not enough to dispel the "flying over a blurry carpet" sense that photoscenery produces at low altitude. 2) The photoscenery has some clouds and "sunken" cruise ships in it. Those familiar with photoscenery know that this is not uncommon with Caribbean locations. 3-
) The lawn surrounding the main terminal flickers noticeably when taxiing or overflying it. 4) Hand-placed trees ended up in the water in several places south of runway 26. In spite of these issues, there are also some nice touches, such as the animated flags and dolphins. The 3D objects are well-crafted for the most part. They took the trouble of creating a night-lighting effect on the photoscenery for evening flying, and the tarmac water and night-lighting effects look quite nice as well. Though I'd probably have felt a bit disappointed had I spent the 17 Euro full price on this purchase, the sale price is very reasonable. I'll be watching to see how this developer progresses, as there is definitely promise here.
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