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Piper Cheyenne X - FSX/FS2004

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Piper Cheyenne X - FSX/FS2004
Media format: CD-ROM
Compatibility: Microsoft Flight Simulator X / 2004
Compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X

This add-on for the Microsoft Flight Simulator X is an extraordinary replica of the twin engine Piper Cheyenne with a new developed weather radar. The package contains no less than four versions of the most successful Turboprop family: Cheyenne II, I, IA and IIXL.

All four aircraft have been rebuilt and animated for the Flight simulator in 3-D fashion right down to the smallest of details. In this way mechanical parts such as ailerons, rudders, flaps, engines and even windscreen wipers move just like in the original aircraft.

The excellent graphics of both the 2D- and 3D-Cockpits are equipped with all the avionic instruments usually to be found inside these models and the precise flight dynamics have been developed with the help of real Cheyenne pilots. Besides the accurate panels for the pilot and the co-pilot, the cabin of the Cheyenne has also been rebuilt to the highest level of detail with its opening doors for the passengers and the freight.

The sounds, which are being used, have all been recorded on the real thing. Numerous liveries for all the available versions and an extensive documentation round of a superb simulation for both VFR and IFR pilots.

This version of the Digital Aviaton Piper Cheyene (FSX and FS2004) includes a new full functional weather radar.

Features:

  • Highly detailed 2D cockpit and exterior model for 4 different aircraft variants:
    • Cheyenne I
    • Cheyenne IA
    • Cheyenne II
    • Cheyenne IIXL
  • Fully functional virtual cockpit with very smooth gauges and controls
  • Each cockpit variation represents the actual aircraft variant
  • Flight dynamics have been developed with a real Cheyenne pilot
  • 2 different sound sets (with/without active noise reduction)
  • Extensive Documentation

Exterior model

  • Exterior has been modeled in every detail fully based on the FSX standards
  • Specular lighting maps (making reflections more realistic)
  • Aircrafts variants differ in size, engines, door arrangement
  • Cheyenne I in three liveries (2x Germany, USA)
  • Cheyenne IA in three liveries (Germany, France, Austria)
  • Cheyenne II in three liveries (France, USA, Netherlands)
  • Cheyenne IIXL in three liveries (Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland)
  • Full set of animations (control surfaces, trim tabs, doors, baggage compartments, gear, ice protection)
  • All doors can be handled separately
  • Exterior ground equipment, like power unit

Cockpit and avionics

  • Realistic 2D cockpit for all four variants, including different views: Default, VFR, IFR, approach/landing
  • Fully functional virtual cockpit
  • Virtual Cabin
  • Panel and cabin include a customized night lighting
  • Complete system simulation individually adapted
  • Fully functional weather radar incl. display of the flight plan and waypoints
  • Bendix King Silver Crown Plus Avionics Suite:
    • KMA 28 Audio Panel
    • KY196B COMM Radio (2x)
    • KN53 NAV Radio (2x)
    • KR87 ADF Receiver (2x) and KT76C Transponder (2x)
  • Trimble 2000 Approach Plus GPS with SID, STAR and Approach capability and updatable navigation database.
  • Bendix King KFC250 Autopilot (Cheyenne I and IA)
    Bendix King KFC300 Autopilot (Cheyenne II and IIXL)
  • Dukes Pressurization Controller (Cheyenne I and IA)
    Garrett Pressurization Controller (Cheyenne II and IIXL)
  • External Power Unit
  • Ground Clearance Function
  • In-Game configuration utility and load editor
  • Full GoFlight Hardware support

Systems simulation

  • Real engine start up procedure, with starter, generators and fuel levers
  • Electrical system with different bus for avionics
  • All internal and external lighting options
  • Cabin pressurization system

Aerodynamics and performance

  • Realistic flight dynamics developed in co-operation with real pilots
  • Accurate airspeeds, climb rates and fuel consumption
  • Stunning performance and exceptional flying capabilities

Conclusion by FlightSimReviews
"I have to say this was the most enjoyable twin engine flight-sim experience I have ever had. This aircraft is outstanding and should be in everybody’s flight sim hangar. Beginners get some time under your belt; learn your navigation instruments well, and then get this plane and have the most realistic, and rewarding experience. Advanced pilots, this is the perfect aircraft if you want realism at its best. I give it two thumbs up and a 9 out of 10!!

Conclusion by Canadian Pilots
"This add-on is as close to perfect as possible. You`d like to think there could be some improvements made to this add-on but I honestly cannot think of anything wrong with the add-on. It is worthy of your hard-earned cash; combining all possibilities of FS9 this add-on graces your monitor and will have you making excuses to stay in the flight simulator longer, such as missed approaches or doing a touch and go just to check the tires. It is a very rewarding add-on and is well deserving of a 10 out of 10!"

Conclusion by FlightSim:
"...PA-31 is a very good addon and it is one of the best twins available for FSX."

Conclusion by Avsim:
"You may have the impression from this review that I liked the Aerosoft/Digital Aviation Cheyenne. If so, you read correctly. In my opinion this is one of those releases that raises the bar for all aspects of aircraft simulation, exceptional visual model, exceptional panel and systems simulation, exceptional sound set, easy to use configuration manager, exceptional flight dynamics and despite all its complexity, I found it to not be a big hit on frame rates. "

Conclusion by Astraboy:
"In conclusion, my day which began in pouring rain, has turned into one of the most beautiful sunny ones I have ever had the fortune to have. This aircraft which met me on the apron, has opened a whole new world of flying adventure. To praise simply the work of Digital Aviation would be fool hardy, this is something much more then an appraisal could muster. The whole experience from start to finish is truly remarkable, forget what you have read about other light general aviation aircraft for Flight Simulator, this model is simply the best, and no one can take the ultimate prize away from this add-on..."

Conclusion by PC Pilot Magazine( Nov. 2006) :
"...Here at PC Pilot, we see a constant stream of simulated general aviation aircraft and have witnessed meteoric improvements in quality over the last year or so. The Piper Cheyenne raises the bar yet again with the Digital Aviation team producing what we consider to be the finest general aviation twin in its class for FS2004. Aerosoft should be cracking the champagne bottles in celebration at being the publishing home of one of the finest aircraft ever made for FS2004. Let us hope that the developers and Aerosoft have an eye to the forthcoming FSX platform, as this aircraft deserves to be high on the migration list of the discerning simmer."

Conclusion by Simnewz:
"This is a beautiful and superbly finished flight simulator model. It is extensively detailed not only in its visual content but in terms of system simulation and operational replication. At first impression, due to the extensive detail in this model, you may find it a little intimidating; however with a little time and reference to the printed manual that covers every gauge, button and dial, it will not be long before you are fully competent in this aircraft and its correct operation..."

Conclusion by CanadianPilots:
"This add-on is as close to perfect as possible. You`d like to think there could be some improvements made to this add-on but I honestly cannot think of anything wrong with the add-on. It is worthy of your hard-earned cash; combining all possibilities of FS9 this add-on graces your monitor and will have you making excuses to stay in the flight simulator longer, such as missed approaches or doing a touch and go just to check the tires. It is a very rewarding add-on and is well deserving of a 10 out of 10!"


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