- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- X-Plane 10.40 or higher
- File size
- 170 MB
Now version 3.2.
Carenado never fail to deliver us a top quality aircraft and this F33A is no different. The polygon optimized model looks great from the outside, and can be outfitted with one of four stylish and clean repaints, three of which utilize the popular pin stripe design that helps accent the curves of the aircraft. The realistic feel of the flight dynamics, and the weight and balance of the aircraft, seem even more authentic when paired with the high quality engine sounds that have been recorded from the original aircraft.
Accurate lighting, such as landing lights and beacons, as well as a host of moving parts and animated sections, bring the exterior of the aircraft to life and make it even more of a pleasure to fly. The animations and lighting are not limited to the outside of the aircraft, and can also be found in the 3D modeled, interactive virtual cockpit. Attention to the smaller details help show the thought that has gone into this model and make immersing in the experience easier than ever. From antennas, chocks and the baggage area, to the animated sun visor and co-pilot seat, it's safe to say Carenado haven't missed anything.
The addition of the SASL plug-in (Simple Authentication Security Layer) has allowed Carenado to add script-able components and abstraction layers. As such, there are a few features that make this Beechcraft F33A really stand out. One example, is the new custom propeller that is more real than ever, in so much as its spinning animation changes in thickness with pitch.
This package includes two different .acf files to accommodate users of X-Plane v9 and X-Plane v10. The .acf for v10 features optimized objects allowing for better shading, light rendering and processes to save computer resources. While it can add a lot to your flight experience, using the v9 .acf will still provide you with a stunning aircraft, worthy of the Carenado label.
- Polygon optimized model.
- KFC150 Autopilot
- Original HQ digital stereo sounds (22.05 KHz) recorded from the original aircraft
- IFR certification
- Interactive virtual cockpit
- Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels
- Animated sections such as: doors, sun visor and copilot seat
- Realistic lights: Navigation lights, beacons, landing lights.
- Realistic light effects on gauges
- 3D modeled pilot and cockpit area.
- Many details as: pitot, antennas, chocks, pitot cover, baggage area.
- Realistic textures and original paint designs.
- Realistic light effects on gauges.
- Accurately reproduced flight characteristics
- Real weight and balance.
- Separate switches for instruments lights and dome light
- Toggle yoke at VC
- Nightlight effects on panel
- 4 paint schemes
- Normal and Emergency Procedures PDF
- Reference document PDF
- KFC150 Autopilot PDF Recommended Settings PDF
SASL plugin added functionality
- 32-bit and 64-bit Mac, Windows, and Linux support. (As of X-Plane v10.21, Windows users may still experience an X-plane memory leak in 64-bit, which is on Laminar's to-do list to fix, as it is a known X-Plane bug).
- Stereo 3D sound, with new dynamic effects
- Custom prop, which adds realism to the spinning prop, including volumetric side view and change in thickness with pitch.
- 2D pop-up windows to control camera presets, field of view, and various options.
- Enhanced radio tuning, using manipulators, but jumping over unused frequencies.
- Interior lighting optimized for X-Plane v9 and v10.
- Overhauled lighting system. Lighting halos for nav and strobe lights are now only visible under certain viewing angles.
- Strobe lights blink in a custom pattern and order.
- Landing light features tightly-focused "glare" effect when viewed from the right angle.
- Nav lights have been improved for a more realistic appearance.
- Improved ground handling
2 Different .acf files: one for v9, one for v10
- v10 .acf features optimized objects. Interior/exterior shading is applied only where needed, saving resources.
- v10 .acf has further optimizations to objects that don't need the background (clouds, skies) to be drawn through them, if they're not transparent, saving further resources.
- v10 .acf also protects certain textures from resolution degradation at low rendering settings. This guarantees that the panel instruments and text are always crisp and clear, no matter what rendering settings are chosen for the sim.
- v10 .acf is optimized to make use of HDR rendering, especially in terms of lighting. This includes spill lights, which illuminate the surroundings, coming from Nav and Strobe lights.
- When HDR mode is turned off, care has been taken to optimize the appearance of the plane without the enhancement benefits of HDR.
I’ve pretty much decided that I’m going to keep buying Carenado. I think they’re a brand I can trust, and the conversion process is yielding real dividends now. No bugs, awesome performance, and a panel that’s second to none are simply the enticements to buy. The real reason to have this ACF is to fly it, fly it long and hard. You could in fact buy X-Plane and just this ACF and be quite content for years. Of course I don’t recommend that course of action, but you could, and I think you’d be happy with just this one aircraft. I know I would be happy with this one if one was all I could have, but when I mentioned this ACF as an incredible bargain this is kind of what I had in mind. Also, when you consider that ACF prices are continuing to creep up this file still comes in at 26 bucks and some change. It’s a nice purchase at that price, and again, one that will pay dividends for years. - XPlane10's Blog