Cessna 310R for FSX/P3D2 reviews
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D (v2/v3/v4)
- File size
- 610 MB
The Cessna 310R is one of the most popular names from the 1950s range of Cessna aircraft. This cute little twin-engine monoplane was, for nearly 30 years, on the production line. Ceasing in 1980, many pilots today will likely have never seen one in use. While it’s used rarely in general aviation as well as by the USAF, it’s not an aircraft commonly seen or represented.
As the first twin-engine aircraft made by Cessna after the Second World War, though, the 310R set a precedent that helped to shape civic aircraft of today in impressive fashion. Over 5000 of them were created, 5,449 in total, with a very impressive legacy left. Now, you can hop into the cockpit of one in FSX and P3D and see for yourself why pilots of the day loved them so.
- Compatible with both FSX and P3D versions 2, 3 and 4.
- Full integration with both Flight1 GTN 750, Alabeo GNS530 and RealityXP GNS530 (FSX only) helps to make every flight in this old classic even more enjoyable.
- Regular and Lite models provided, so that those on lower-end machines can still fly this aircraft without an extensive drop-off in performance and FPS output.
- Want to have a ‘real’ flight? Then choose to start in either Cold or Dark start-up modes, ensuring every trip in a Cessna 310R can start as you mean to go in terms of realism/challenge.
- Impressive Stormscope weather radars help to provide ease of use and management for FSX users. If you want to help see what is to come weather-wise, be sure to look here.
- Wonderful material shine and reflection detail help to make every trip spent in the seat of a Cessna much more impressive from a visual perspective.
- Volumetric side-view prop effects make it easy to snap smashing shots of the world as you take off into the sky.
- Gauge reflections, too, help to add extra artistic quality and realism into the cockpit for you to enjoy.
- Impressive knob click sounds can be heard, making it easy for you to know if the button you pressed actually registered with the simple click sound heard.
- Windows look scratched and blades shine brightly to help add a touch more realism to the aircraft. Every little feature that can help to add to the aesthetic appeal can be seen clearly in this shot.
- Authentic quality of detail in both the design and the operation of the aircraft is very impressive indeed. Helps to create a much more challenging but rewarding flight that’s easy on the eye.
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
5/5 Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of the later 310 models on paper. I will probably never get to fly or own one in real life so this sim is as close as I'm going to get. So I can't compare it to a real 310. I have some other Alabeo products and the interior of the 310 has that Alabeo higher resolution feel, which is great but can be a resource hog running at my higher graphics settings. I'm running a 3.4 ghz intel 24M ram, GTX 1060, ssd and it holds up pretty good with just a little notice on frame rate dips or lags. So how does it fly? Well I just love it really. I like it a little better than the turbo Aztec except it can't fly as high. If the real thing were this stable and smooth in the air, it has to be a great plane to fly. It'll climb 1500 fps up to 10k at around Vy, pretty impressive. Between 6500-8500 ft no headwind you can cruise 190 TAS. Above this it starts to struggle, those naturally aspirated Continental 520s start producing more drag than thrust at higher alts. But the plane's utility in relation to speed is pretty good. It doesn't disappoint on decent either. It'll come down quick if you want to push the yellow area of the speed indicator. Doesn't have speed brakes and not needed even if you want to keep MP in the green. And on approach it's also very nice. I like it a little better than the Aztec. Doesn't feel as heavy. It does have a few shortcomings I don't like so far. I haven't figured out how to see the tank selectors very easy. Without my IR track, I don't know if I could, it's a minor issue but still. Should have been a shift key to put it in a window. And my other issue, the Navomatic AP. Takes some getting used to and not as flexible as some. But believe it or not plenty of old 310s flying with these things still in there. So also good experience to have it in there. It is a 2 axis hdg, nav, gps, and approach. But on the AP the knob that says push for HDG NAV, after turning on the AP, you do have to push that to first enable HDG, then the NAV switch for gps or vloc depending on what that's set. APR is just vloc with GS info in the HSI. No presetting your alt for the vertical axis just have to hit the alt hold when you hit it and it makes you pay attention. But they are minor things and if you are interested in experiencing the 310, this is probably one of the best models you'll find. Although like most Alabeo products slighty pricey.
5/5 Verified Purchase
It's a pity that de manual of de plan isn't available. There are several items that not can be used. But most of all I am very satisfied.