Thursday, 28 February 2019

Assetto Corsa Competizione : Ferrari 488 : Zolder

As the development of Assetto Corsa Competizione continues, we take the Ferrari 488 out for a lap of the Zolder circuit.

X-Plane 11 : Zibo Boeing 737 : Heathrow EGLL Startup

The hardest and most time consuming part of flying the 737 is startup. You can even have the aircraft autoland, removing what is usually the most stressful and difficult part of a flight. In this video we look at starting the aircraft and preparing it to taxi.

X-Plane 11 : Aerobask Robin DR401 : 3JFPS Wizard

A significant problem for people with low end systems is achieving a good frames per second rate. The classic way to do that is to manually change settings. The issue with that is that X-Plane deliberately hides most settings. The workaround is to use an application that exposes those deeper settings. But 3jFPS adds another option. You set a minimum and maximum frame rate and the applications adjusts settings dynamically to achieve it.

I like the idea, but it seems to me that it has one major failing. I don't understand the idea of having a minimum and maximum frame rate, and I think 3jFPS becomes lost in that. I would far rather set a minimum and 3jFPS manipulate settings to make sure FPS stays at or above that. That doesn't mean that 3jFPS has no value, especially for people with low end systems, but at this time I don't see the point of it for a medium to high end system, because often settings are lowered to maintain a frame rate significantly higher than the minimum.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

X-Plane 11 : Carenado Pilatus PC-12 : London City EGLC ILS Approach

London City has a unusually steep approach, and in this video we look at an ILS landing at the airport, in the Pilatus PC-12.

X-Plane 11 : Zibo Boeing 737 : Nice LFMN Approach and Landing

As we continue to learn how to fly the Boeing 737, we look at landing the aircraft at Nice LFMN.

Friday, 1 February 2019

X-Plane 11 : Pilatus PC-12 : EGNX EGLC Flight Plan

How do you plan a flight?

In this video we're looking at a flight fro EGNX to EGLC. The plan itself is simple, but it's easy to fail the flight even before it starts, if you don't understand how to read an approach chart.

EGLC has several transitions to choose from, and here we discuss the options so that we can select the correct one.

X-Plane 11 : STMA Pilatus PC-12 : Valencia LEVC Landing

In this video, we're looking at an approach in the STMA Pilatus PC-12, and the differences in handling between it and the Carenado version of the aircraft.

X-Plane 11 : STMA Pilatus PC-12 : First Look

We're taking a look at the STMA Pilatus PC-12 in this video. I have come to understand that for a substantial number of people graphics really do matter, and much more so than systems. I find that disappointing, but at the same time, understandable. There is a market for both, and we should appreciate that we can choose to fly a Carenado or an STMA PC-12.