Beechcraft Mentor T34B for FSX/P3D3 reviews
*Fully compatible with P3Dv5 however please follow the installation instructions here. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D v2, v3, v4, v5*
- File size
- 35 MB
Once again, Carenado has developed a stunning add-on package for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, this time in the form of US Navy trainer: the Beechcraft Mentor T34B. With a tandem cockpit, this single-engined prop aircraft was used by the US Navy for training purposes up until the early 1970's. Now that Carenado has introduced the T34B into the world of FSX, making sure to accommodate SP2 and Acceleration users, it can be re-purposed for use however you see fit, be that sightseeing or stunning aerobatics.
Two different polygon optimized models are included in this package, a two-blade, and a three-blade propeller. High quality, optimized models like these retain great detail and accuracy, while helping to mitigate any strain on performance. The models are made even more attractive by fantastic mapping, that is used to create realistic lighting, reflections and dynamic shadows that make the aircraft come to life while flying over the landscapes below. On top of that, advanced bloom effects can come in to offer a more cinematic experience. Three liveries, in particular, the bare metal variation, play a vital role in facilitating these wonderful visual effects. A host of moving parts, from fully animated cockpit doors and cargo, to ailerons, elevators and even a moving pilot, flesh out the aircraft and solidify its place in the simulated environment.
Inside the interactive virtual cockpit, you'll find two available cockpit areas, each complete with custom panels and gauges. Nightlight effects in the cockpit reveal great internal dynamic shadows on the panels and interior environment. The cockpit, effectively being one big window, allows you to take in some spectacular sights regardless of which seat you happen to be in. The T34B is potentially a great aircraft for sightseeing.
The T34B's flight dynamics have been carefully calculated to reflect Beechcraft's own documents, as well as pilots observations and experiences. Needless to say, this version of the T34B both behaves and feels very much like it's true-life counterpart. With all parts working together, visuals, sounds and a genuine feel, Carenado's Mentor T34B is a solid, fun aircraft that can take on many roles.
- Full FSX, P3D v2, v3, v4, and Steam compatible.
- Polygon optimized model
- Tandem seating trainer
- Registration N9220T and NAVY 0256
- Amazing aerobatic model with many details and realistic textures
- Full moving parts: moving pilot, full animated cockpit doors and cargo, ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels, smoke effects
- Realistic nightlight effects on cockpit
- Many details as: pitot pressure chamber, antennas, cargo compartment objects
- Realistic textures and original Mentor paint design
- Custom panel and gauges
- Old IFR certification (ADF) and VFR
- Nightlight effects on panel
- Similar behavior compared with the real airplane
- Real weight and balance
Included in the package:
- 3 paint schemes: Metallic, Navy and FAE
- 2 models: two and three blades
- Normal and Emergency Checklist
- Panel Info
- Performance tables
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 3 customer reviews
I have thoroughly enjoyed flying the T34 Mentor. I did some of my RAF flying training in 1950 on the Harvard, and now in my early 90s I prefer the handling qualities of the Carenado Mentor. I have been in touch with Carenado, asking when it will arrive in MSFS2020, but there is no mention from them on the subject, what a pity !!
5/5 Verified Purchase
My review is the same wrote reciently. Very nice plane and easy to Fly. Very friendly in its maneuvers and Flight mode. I like it very much. Regards.
5/5 Verified Purchase
Realy a great airplane and easy to fly. Very nice and friendly. I love it.
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