Beechcraft King Air C90B for FS20042 reviews
Very few pieces of technology stay in active usage and collection for more than a few years, so the fact that the Beechcraft King Air has managed to stay in circulation as a series for over 50 years is just incredibly impressive. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 97.4 MB
First released in 1964, the King Air brand managed to really start to capture the market and became a really impressive civil utility aircraft that had style, power and class all rolled into the one neat little package. As an aircraft, though, it impresses on almost every single scale making it obvious to see why it still gets used even today!
The aircraft was the first in its class to be in a continuous form of production and outsold just about every turboprop competitor that it ever came up against combined. With over 3,000 sales of the aircraft itself ever since it was first released in the first place, it's very easy to see why this aircraft was so popular once you look at its history.
Whilst it faces a bit more competition today from the Beechcraft Premier I and the Cessna Citation Mustang, this still manages to dominate the marketplace and is the go-to choice for people more than 50 years later.
The C90B was a key part of the regime, though, and was released in the early 90s as it rose to prominence and became a very important part of the future of the company. It came with various changes like four bladed propellers, making it an improved equivalent of its predecessor in the series, the C90A.
An awesome range of livery designs that make the whole thing so much easier to use, ensuring that you can get the level of authenticity in each livery respectively to ensure that it looks just as it should
1 HD blank livery was also included to let you design a high definition design of your own, if you have the tools. If you do decide to do this then you will get plenty of assistance in terms of the fantastic way the template has been originally designed
Emergency Checklist and Normal Checklist features are added in there to make it much easier for you to get the information that you need to make the flight start up effectively
Reference PDF checklist that makes it very easy for you to get to grips with things like typical speeds and even some basic terminology you might need to know
Performance tables PDF that work extremely well and ensure that things can come together for you much quicker as you try and learn everything that you can about the aircraft and the way that it typically would operate
Terrain awareness control unit PDF to help you get to grips with using some of the more advanced features that have been included
Carenado GNS and GPS user guides to help you get to grips with the "supporting cast"
GPS Annunciation control unit PDF guide that helps you learn more advanced quirks
This aircraft manages to include a variety of high-end designs and inclusions that manage to really capture the look and feel of the original. Despite being for FS2004, this still looks very impressive even in comparison to some of the more modern releases that we have to enjoy with more modern simulators
The original EFIS (EADI & EHSI) have been freshly installed. This makes it easy for users of the system to get to grips with what they are actually taking on and helps to give you total control over advanced features
Carenado GPN530 and GPS400 have been included to give you further control over the aircraft and the way that you will fly it, giving you the most detailed and effective features that you could need
Various knobs and switch sounds have been included that make the whole thing come together perfectly, ensuring that you have access to every needed feature and also making sure that the whole thing can be managed by you with relative ease in comparison to normal FS2004 aircraft, giving you much greater control over the cockpit and the dashboard
Awesome 3D gauges are made from scratch to deliver a high level of performance throughout and also to ensure that you can get the help that you need in really being able to understand what the requirements are during the flight itself so that you can adjust and change to fit the situation
Special animations have been changed, too, to make sure that the aircraft looks as realistic and as lively as possible. Since the release of FS2004 tech in this sector has improved massively which makes it much easier to fly the aircraft properly as the animations actually correspond with what is going on in front of you on the screen in the first place
Special sound effects are included in here, too, that makes it a hell of a lot easier understanding what is going on around you as you fly as the sounds will now far more commonly correlate with what is actually going on around you as you fly, indicating both performance and problems
Original sounds have been taken from the actual, engine, too which gives you a far more authentic experience in general and manages to capture a lot of what the original aircraft should actually have been about. This makes understanding and managing the aircraft so much easier thanks to the authentic sounds that you will be hearing
A customized panel is included that lets you get access to things like altering the transparency of the windows right through to dealing with things like the instrument reflections and even elements like the sight props and the wheel chocks to help personalize things even more
The aircraft dynamics are spot of, as they manage to give you a very accurate weight and balance as well as make it easy to know how the aircraft works thanks to the fact that it has been tested out by real pilots and really captures the aircraft
Carenado is a household name in the flight sim industry. If you're bought flight sim payware add-ons before, you've likely heard of Carenado. Founded in 2001 by Fernando Herrera, Carenado has covered aircraft add-ons for FS98 right up to the brand new MSFS release of 2020. Carenado is based in Santiago, Chile, and has a team of developers, designers, and 3D modelers.
Known for the prop and turboprop models that they are famous for and have focused on, they also have small business jets in their add-on portfolio too. They have even developed a model for the Dassault Falcon 50EX - likely their largest.
They have received numerous awards and accolations in the flight sim community over the years. Their support team are always on-hand and responses are always answered in timely manner.
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
The King Air C90B is another great add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, developed by the Carenado team. Carenado are known for producing top quality aircraft with great aesthetics and features, and this one is no exception. Sporting special effect sounds and animations, it's well worth considering it for a permanent place in your virtual hangar.
Carenado have created a very smooth and accurate model of this twin-turboprop, that holds up well when compared to photographs of the real thing. Shines and reflections are accurate and clear, both inside and out.
The original EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System) comes installed, along with the Carenado GPN530 and GPN400. While a customizable panel allows you to control the transparency of windows, instrument reflections and various static elements like sight props so that you can create the perfect visuals for screen shots or camera views.
Realistic flight characteristics have been implemented so that this model behaves just like the real thing, even down to the weight and balance; the flight dynamics were tested by real pilots to ensure it's accuracy. The sound set for this aircraft consists of high quality digital stereo sounds, recorded directly from a real PT6A engine. Improved with four-bladed propellers and propeller synchronizing, the C90B had a much quieter cabin than it's predecessor, leading to a more relaxing in flight experience. Combine all of that with authentic lighting effects on the exterior, the panel and the cockpit, and you have the makings for some truly immersive flights.
A total of six unique liveries are included with this package, ranging from a stylish white, black and red paint scheme, to a more traditional pin stripe design. Additionally, there is a high resolution blank texture to use as a template for your own repaints should you wish to add this aircraft to your already established fleet.
Performance tables and emergency check-lists are some of the numerous PDF's you'll find with this package, all of which are there to help you master control and flight of this aircraft. Whether your a veteran pilot or it's your first time flying a twin-turboprop, Carenado have you covered.
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