10 sec review: Flight1's Beech A36

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At first I found myself calling it "cute". It's not a giant technological
leap forward from Dreamfleet's Cardinal but it has dozens of new little
tricky features: The seat backs flip down to access the cargo area, the
table folds out, the window vent flips open... and many more little
surprises.

The total package is very ergonomic, all of the panels are functional and
easily accessed. The 2-D "landing panel" allows a 50% forward view. The
sound file is excellent. The exterior model is outstanding (but not as
perfect as the Aeroworx King Air).

The surprising value is the inclusion of the RealityXP Garmin GNS430 with
99% functionality and the RealityXP weather radar. If you haven't used
these yet you'll find they open a whole new dimension to the sim.

As for what's really important, the flight dynamics engine is great! -
Easily on par with a RealAir product. - Peter can tell us how close to the
real thing they are, but to me, I can't find any of the common warts. It
slips, but I couldn't get it to spin.

The real bottom line: It is fun to fly!... which is a subjective statement
describing the total package and IMO it's well worth the $25 bucks.


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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:29:47 GMT, Dallas wrote:

> At first I found myself calling it "cute". It's not a giant technological
> leap forward from Dreamfleet's Cardinal but it has dozens of new little
> tricky features: The seat backs flip down to access the cargo area, the
> table folds out, the window vent flips open... and many more little
> surprises.
>
> The total package is very ergonomic, all of the panels are functional and
> easily accessed. The 2-D "landing panel" allows a 50% forward view. The
> sound file is excellent. The exterior model is outstanding (but not as
> perfect as the Aeroworx King Air).
>
> The surprising value is the inclusion of the RealityXP Garmin GNS430 with
> 99% functionality and the RealityXP weather radar. If you haven't used
> these yet you'll find they open a whole new dimension to the sim.
>
> As for what's really important, the flight dynamics engine is great! -
> Easily on par with a RealAir product. - Peter can tell us how close to the
> real thing they are, but to me, I can't find any of the common warts. It
> slips, but I couldn't get it to spin.
>
> The real bottom line: It is fun to fly!... which is a subjective statement
> describing the total package and IMO it's well worth the $25 bucks.

Do you realize what you're doing to me?
Do you realize that I'm gonna be tossing and turning in my sleep until I
get that bird? Huh? You and Peter are gonna drive me nuts with reviews
until that A36 is part of my collection, aren't you?
Thanks a bunch, fellas!

:)

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"Marcel Kuijper"
>You and Peter are gonna drive me nuts with reviews
> until that A36 is part of my collection, aren't you?

See: A Virtual Tour: Flight1's Beech A36


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"Dallas" <Cybnorm@spam_me_not.Hotmail.Com> wrote in message
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> At first I found myself calling it "cute". It's not a giant technological
> leap forward from Dreamfleet's Cardinal but it has dozens of new little
> tricky features: The seat backs flip down to access the cargo area, the
> table folds out, the window vent flips open... and many more little
> surprises.

Yeah - but does it have a sunroof, stubbie holder and externally mounted
aerodynamically contoured ashtrays?

> The total package is very ergonomic, all of the panels are functional and
> easily accessed. The 2-D "landing panel" allows a 50% forward view. The
> sound file is excellent. The exterior model is outstanding (but not as
> perfect as the Aeroworx King Air).
>
> The surprising value is the inclusion of the RealityXP Garmin GNS430 with
> 99% functionality and the RealityXP weather radar. If you haven't used
> these yet you'll find they open a whole new dimension to the sim.
>
> As for what's really important, the flight dynamics engine is great! -
> Easily on par with a RealAir product. - Peter can tell us how close to
> the
> real thing they are, but to me, I can't find any of the common warts. It
> slips, but I couldn't get it to spin.
>
> The real bottom line: It is fun to fly!... which is a subjective
> statement
> describing the total package and IMO it's well worth the $25 bucks.
>
>
> Dallas

Cheers,
John
 

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"John Ewing"
> Yeah - but does it have a sunroof, stubbie holder and externally mounted
> aerodynamically contoured ashtrays?


Yes.


:)

Dallas
 

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LOL Marcel, thats what I was doing since last November when I found out that
DF was making it...now I sleep calmly and enjoy my baby during flying hours.

Ahh the simple pleasures of doing a walk around and seeing the A36 tied
down, cowlings open, and NO pilot on the seat...the only thing missing is
the smell of fuel samples lol

Damian
 

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 01:00:41 -0500, DB wrote:

> Ahh the simple pleasures of doing a walk around and seeing the A36 tied
> down, cowlings open, and NO pilot on the seat...the only thing missing is
> the smell of fuel samples lol

It needs to leak oil from time to time. Just a few drops.
From what I can tell, that's the only thing missing.

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