Mosquito XE3 for FSX/P3D2 reviews
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D all versions (including v4)
- File size
- 35 MB
As a premium aircraft of its era, the Mosquito was one of the lightest ever helicopters that actually was manned by someone. It’s been designed and developed for over a decade and delivers a fantastic level of reliability and flight control, especially for something that looks like it should blow away!
Thanks to this FlySimWare mod, though, you can finally get to try out a real model that bases itself on the real thing, not a rough approximation. This attention to detail to everything from gauge management to scale ensures you will be flying a private aircraft that looks tremendous!
This grabs the bull by the horns and delivers a product which will give you many years of enjoyment flying something fresh. Far different to your traditional helicopter, this really does make it easy for you to mimic the variety of skills and services that this unique little helicopter provides.
A huge part of this aircraft is the fact that it gets the airframe so spectacularly right. When flying an aircraft in a simulator the realism levels come to life massively, and this Mosquito airframe product gives you a unibody construction designed to offer the real thing in all of its style.
It’s a unibody construction that uses high quality fiberglass in a vinylester matrix. This looks excellent, and combines with the fiberglass body and structure to ensure that the structural efficiency of the craft can remain throughout. The team behind this product captured this in the most perfect format.
Another massive level of improvement has been that of the engine. By using the real Zanzottera MZ 301 3-cylinder, 2-cycle Piston Engine along the way with the highest power/weight ratio possible, this really feels immense.
This model does a great job of capturing this product and giving you access to the 6000rpm engine for a stress-free flight and an enjoyable process along the way. This package weighs a meagre 69 pounds whilst giving the 85HP engine the ability to hit up to speeds of 90MPH in relatively no time at all, making it easy to fly around at your pace.
One of the major improvements in this mod, though, has been the change to the control systems. Maintaining effective control of your aircraft is hard work, and the unique control system in here does not make that any easier.
However, the floor mounted joystick and the control mixer work together in tandem and give you an easy to control aircraft after a few hours of teething pains. The swash plate is found within the past and uses a push tube in the rotor shaft, for example. It’s these little construction changes that can make this so fun to learn to fly!
Lastly, the rotor system has been totally reworked and changed to ensure it fits with the real thing perfectly. This uses a semi-rigid config style to give you main rotor blades which use aluminium spar bonds, wrapped onto an aluminium sheet skin. It also uses foam plugs at both ends to prevent interior contamination as well as pumping losses.
Together, these rotor changes make a massive difference to the overall flight performance and will make sure that you can get used to the 45 degree drag hinge which is being utilizes to main a tail rotor alignment which works.
A whole host of professional changes and additions that transform the entire look and feel of the aircraft, helping to improve the overall flight performance. This is no more noted than it is with the real world specifications which are included, helping you to fly the aircraft with proper control.
Works perfectly well with FSX and P3D accordingly – whatever your choice of simulator tends to be, you’ll find that this model works perfectly with both.
A huge list of high quality 3D gauges are included so that you can easily reference and understand the information and feedback your helicopter provides. This makes it much easier than ever before to fly the model with comfort and control, knowing that it is operating in the same levels of control and style as it should be.
Makes use of brilliant HD textures to make the aircraft stand proud amongst its competitors, with reflections from across the world shining of perfectly to specular effects that really do capture the aircraft perfectly, this makes the entire cockpit feel its best.
Self-shadowing effects are included to give the interior model – alongside DX10 preview mode – an even greater level of realism and design within the overall picture.
Sound modules for the virtual cockpit sounds are added in alongside environmental effects. This ensures that more than just the inside of the cockpit sounds authentic – the whole thing comes along with it, making a fresh and invigorating sound that really does the helicopter justice both inside and outside the cockpit.
Customised XML coding has been included for accurate systems, gauges and animations bringing the whole thing to life. The XML coding also makes sure that it runs smoothly, giving you a greater level of control and authenticity without ever lowering the level of performance that you may receive here.
High quality bones animated pilots are included that come with a host of extra settings and choices on your end. Whatever you wish to see from the model can be easily replicated here, giving you a fresh and exciting way to see the aircraft react to the decisions you make.
Alongside some extra new sounds and additions to help the entire atmosphere and environment of the aircraft come to life in style, this mod comes with a variety of extra little additions and variations that help the models come to life and feel their very best.
With this modification, you get access to key variations of the Mosquito XE3 which includes the following new paint themes;
Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
5/5 Verified Purchase
First payware copter I've purchased and I must admit...I'm amazed. I'm a Vietnam vet so I'm familiar with the Huey (which I have). I also tried the Robinson R22, the Bell 430 copter, the Boeing CH46, the Bell 206 and of course the Augusta Westland all of which are quite different and handle differently. This Mosquito XE3 will not disappoint you. Its FUN, FAST and very realistic. This is my first but definitely not my last purchased aircraft. I currently have over 600 hours simulated time chalked up and 99% on copters. LOVE THIS ONE too!
3/5 Verified Purchase
This is priced just about right. It borders on what should be freeware. There is no compass at all in the cockpt so for serious flying it is not a good buy. If you want to just play with a helicopter then this is acceptable. Good visibility and average flight dynamics, but over all not a shining star.