Mooney 201 M20J for X-Plane
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- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- X-Plane 10.40 or higher
- File size
- 103.2 MB
The development team at Carenado have created a fantastic model of the Mooney 201, their first aircraft model specifically for X-Plane. This variant of the Mooney M20 was certified in 1976 and was marketed as the Mooney 201 because of it's top speed in level flight, of 201mph (323km/h).
The all metal, low winged Mooney 201 is an attractive aircraft with a good looking silhouette, and Carenado have matched it's natural aesthetic very nicely. The polygon optimized model is indeed accurate and three different liveries are included, that each compliment the shape of the aircraft by utilizing the popular pin stripe design.
The propeller is as close to the real thing as you can get, and it looks great through the windows of the interactive virtual cockpit. Certain touches they've added to the VC add a great deal of character to the aircraft. From the animated sun visors to the moving key ring, it really feels like your in the real thing. Made all the more immersive by the great flight dynamics that do a good job of reflecting the performance and behavior of a piston powered, prop-driven aircraft, and help create an authentic experience. A host of custom panels and gauges pad out the virtual cockpit. Including enough gear to afford the aircraft IFR certification, so you can feel safe to fly in all conditions. You can also use the VC to toggle yoke, which can be a big help depending on what input devices you happen to be using.
Custom sounds will make the Mooney 201 stand out from anything else you might have sitting in your hangar and help the aircraft become a part of the simulated environment.
The rest of the package is rounded off with the usual suspects, slightly more common place but still very much appreciated. Doors that open and wheels that role, beacons, navigation lights and landing lights ensure that you can get into the air and back on the ground safely. Also bundled in are documents for normal procedures and emergency checklists; Carenado are always sure to accommodate pilots of varying ability. So if this is your first time with an X-Plane add-on, don't worry – it's Carenado's too, and they did very well.
Now for users of Laminar Research's X-Plane flight simulator series is this stunning Mooney M20J 201 aircraft from flight sim developer Carenado. This is Carenado's first X-Plane aircraft, and what a beauty she is. With many advanced 3D effects, flight dynamics and full support of the X-Plane flight dynamics engine, this add-on will not disappoint the high expectations of the X-Plane user.
- Three different paint schemes plus a blank texture.
- Polygon optimized model
- Standard model
- Four places
- Internal dynamic reflexes and normal mapping effects
- IFR certification
- Includes: Interactive virtual cockpit
- Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps and trim tab
- Animated Cowl Flaps
- Rolling wheels
- Opening doors
- Animated Sun Visor
- Navigation lights, beacons, landing lights
- Custom sounds
- 3D pilot
- Real Propeller
- Many details as: pitot pressure chamber, antennas, fuel caps, yoke, moving key ring and moving radio cable
- Custom panel and gauges
- Toggle yoke at VC
- Normal Procedures
- Emergency Checklist
- Autopilot quick reference manual
- Performance tables
- Windows 7, Vista, XP, MAC OS 10.3.9 (or higher) and Linux compatible
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.
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