This addon is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. It should also work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Some developers have explicitly stated compatibilty with Steam Edition but others haven't. Check the product description below for guaranteed compatibility. Just because it doesn't mention it, this does not mean it will not work with the Steam Edition.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Prepar3D
As part of the latest release from Carenado, this remake of the brilliant Cessna CT182 Skylane G1000 is well worth flying in – it looks great, it accurately describes how flying an aircraft like this can be, and it gives you a true and total appreciation of how flying around in a high-definition aircraft that is true to its real-life counterpart can be in comparison to flying around in poor comparisons and cheap remakes.
This Carenado release captures, in true detail, the beauty of flying around in an aircraft that was built for having fun with, always keeping you on track.
One of the key entries into this package has been the addition of the G1000 cockpit. This will give you access to Primary and multi-function display format, making it easier than for you to control key ventures of your flight such as managing checklists and the following extras;
Take full control of your G1000 as the interior has been totally revamped and reworked. Now, it comes with a completely customizable feel that keeps you in control and ensures that you are included with features like the AUX page so that your displays are as easy to follow as possible.
TAWs and TCAS included, as well, to improve functionality and performance whilst giving you access to just about every option that you could possibly need to have total confidence in this aircraft having the skills and the knowledge needed to be truly enjoyed, giving you absolute control when flying.
An inset map has been added, as well, which gives you traffic, topographic and terrain awareness options. This has been backed up by the MFD map including all of the same features so that you never need to get lost again when you are trying to fly an aircraft of this caliber and style.
It has 3 totally different wind option displays, making it ten times easier for yourself to start developing and designing properly. The whole idea of using something like this is purely so you can feel as if you have total control over the flights overall progress.
An audio panel has been included that will make sure you have total control over the sound of the aircraft, minimizing the damage that can be done when you are flying around the place and thus helping you capture the look and feel of your flight, whenever you are ready.
A full engine section that comes with fuel lean assistant to help you stay on track and to avoid any implications or complications from occurring as you fly around, thus improving the way that your flight is going to go. By using these extras, you maintain a much greater level of consistency in general.
The HD quality textures included run at a brilliant 4096 x 4096 design, really capturing every last detail of the aircraft and ensuring that the textures are about as deep as you are going to find within the world of flight simulation, capturing every minor feature.
Not sure if this is enough for you? Then the 3D gauges are equally as detailed and impressive. They will keep you moving forward in the right way whilst greatly reducing the time that you spend messing around with the cockpit to try and get the right configuration in place.
Extra detail included on each gauge to add in features like window transparency control, instrument reflections, static elements and various other minor features to keep your flight simulation ticking by.
Struggling to see at night? Then the creation of the night lights that will be used will really help you stay on track as you fly, ensuring that you greatly limit the level of time you spend in the air trying to see – take back control of your aircraft with night lights giving you much improved visibility compared to the aircraft that are included within the vanilla flight simulators themselves.
Flight dynamics are closely made to follow all of the information and practical detail about these aviation machines, giving you total control over the way that they fly and the way that they tend to operate. By doing this, you stay on track at all times whilst ensuring that your aircraft is going to be easy to use when you are out and about, with the attributes of its real-life counterpart being caught here in the most perfect manner possible.
Tested by real pilots time and time again to make sure it flies in the way that it was supposed to from the start, giving you total confidence that the way this performs is in line with its authentic style.
This utilizes a fantastic G1000 PFD and MFD lighting system that ensures you will have no problems keeping an eye on where you are going. The inclusion of taxi, strobe, beacon and landing lights will improve the overall strength and capacity of your flight.
Separate dim light system that gives you instruments, avionics and panel elements to make sure that no matter where you are you will have the most important part of any flight that you take part in – visibility.
In this package, you can gain access to 5 awesome HD liveries made from scratch whilst also giving you access to 1 HD blank livery. This blank livery can be edited and recreated in any way that you wish, giving you access to the kind of flight detail you would have been hoping for to start with.
Likewise, you gain access to 2 models – with 1 pilot and 2 pilots respectively – to further add to the realism of the aircraft. This lets you really pick the style of flight that suits your performance level the most.
A whole host of PDF packages to follow that will make flying with the Carenado brand easier than ever. This guide listing purposely covers things like Emergency Procedures, Normal Flight, Autopilot, Referencing and Recommended Settings so that you have no problems whatsoever in controlling and managing the way you fly.
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Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
William Luxton - 09/08/2014
Carenado have done it again with their most recent addition to their beautiful HD Series, this time introducing the remastered Cessna T182T Skylane. This fully supercharged and fuel injected light utility aircraft has received Carenado's HD treatment along with a well deserved upgrade to a G1000 glass cockpit; this is certainly one that should not be overlooked, and it's available now as an immediate download for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.
Certainly, part of the strength of this package is in the visuals. Carenado are able to squeeze in an enormous amount of detail into the super high resolution textures (4096 x 4096), so much so that the quality holds up very well when you zoom in. Each of the five liveries work wonderfully with the delicately sculpted model, and offer some variety to pilots of varying tastes, while not detracting from the finer details of the model itself. Even the blank texture that is included is at the same super high resolution, so you can achieve the same level of detail with your personal designs.
One key feature in this download package, is the included previously mentioned G1000 glass cockpit. With this in place, the cockpit becomes an incredibly atmospheric place that you can't wait to get back into. The perfect blend of form and functionality; the G1000 has a host of features that will make your flights both more realistic and less stressful. Knobs and switches all have small sounds that keep you under the spell of realism while a few customizable panel lets you control window transparency, instrument reflections and static elements until you find the balance that you feel is the most realistic.
The flight dynamics have been tested by real pilots to ensure their accuracy; as far the weight, balance, performance and behavior of this T182T representation goes, Carenado are right on the money. This aircraft has a very strong visual foundation, and true-to-life flight dynamics, but Carenado don't stop there. A high quality digital stereo sound set that has been recorded directly from the real aircraft makes everything else come to life; this brilliant sound set is so authentic, that it pulls together all of the other elements that make up the aircraft, resulting in an incredibly compelling and tangible model.
Steve McLean - 03/15/2013
Nice handling a/c with an easy to learn G1000. Very realistic sound and flying ability. The model looks great inside and out. One of my favorites to fly.
Paolo Chu - 07/13/2013
Very complete aircraft, full and easy to fly, 100% Realism,G1000 Working at full, great outside and inside
One of favorite Single Prop
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This flight sim addon was first listed on SimShack on Thursday 08 November, 2012.
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