Pilatus PC-12 HD Series for FSX/P3D4 reviews
*Fully compatible with P3Dv5 however please follow the installation instructions here. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D v3, v4, v5*
- File size
- 237 MB
Although one of the main strengths of the flight simulation community is that it has so many different people to look at and use for high quality mods, there are always favorites that people will have. For a lot of users, this might be the Carenado range; their quality in creating the authentic look and style of the aircraft they are representing is absolutely the foundation of what they are trying to do. Add in the fact that this range gives you so much variety to match the quality, and you've got one of the most impressive ranges out there at the moment.
This package gives you access to some of their finest features and additions; recognized for their ability to add in new features that previously would not have been there, as well as increasing the detail of the actual aircraft itself over the vanilla aircraft, you can get a huge amount of fun out of hopping into the cockpit of a Carenado aircraft!
This takes on the legacy of the excellent Pilatus aircraft, who have been producing aircraft since the late 1930s. Many of their models are still in production today despite hitting their heyday back in the 1950s, when some of their finest models were released.
This offers the chance for you to take into the skies with these little gems of the flight world, making your flight experience in general so much easier than before!
Instead of finding yourself going out with the same aircraft over and over, why not vary things p ad see what the old-school world of Pilatus might have to offer you. They are rich in history, style and - most importantly - performance, so you'll be able to fly a variety of quality aircraft you've most likely never had the pleasure to use in the past.
About The Series
The Pilatus PC-12 series is built around this famous piece of the Pilatus airlines lineage; the single engine turboprop aircraft was used for both people and cargo transport over the years. Certified for IFR single-pilot operations, this aircraft has alwys had a fair amount of interest in it due to the fact its relatively easy to learn how to fly and it makes a great starting place for newer pilots. If you want to ease yourself into the flight world, especially the Pilatus brand, then you might just want to give this a try.
It's capable of carrying up to nine people in total, allowing it to be used for both regional and corporate airline purposes; so, if you are looking for some kind of purpose to use this aircraft for, you'll have a fine selection to pick from. Although we mentioned that the company hit its peak in the 1950s, they produced the PC-12 at the relatively later period of the 80s, finally being ready to fly by 1991. It went through some minor changes prior to being sky-worthy, and in that time eventually became a hugely useful part of the history of the company.
Ever since it' release, really, the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia were key users of the aircraft and, to this day, remain it's most popular user. With over 1,300 of these aircraft in the skies until now, it's certainly become a hugely popular part of the aircraft world in Australia and various other aircraft; it's a real key part of the fleet of Pilatus aircraft that have been produced beyond the 50s. Being able to see what they can offer beyond their peak will be a great experience for anyone with a keen eye for different aircraft brands!
What You Get
As you will be expecting, the PC-12 HD Series brings a pretty wide array of items to the table, giving you an easy way to categorize what you have picked up. When you download this package, you'll receive;
The aircraft itself
6 HD Liveries designed to realistic and extremely high detail
A blank livery to create your own unique representation of the PS-12
A fantastic listing of PDF products that will make it easier than ever to understand the aircraft and how it flies. You'll receive an Electronic Flight Information System manual as well as Normal & Emergency checklists to ensure your mastery of the aircraft is as easy as it possibly can be
Additionally, you'll get performance tables to browse over so that you can see how you should be going through typical flight processes
Reference PDFs are added in, too, helping you understand all of the little quirks and interesting pieces of information that are provided to you
A Carenado GNS530 PDF file is also included, making sure that you can get back into the skies as quickly and as easily as possible
Multi-function PDF information so that you can get the most out of the widely detailed interface that is waiting for you
Recommended settings, helping you get the aircraft flying just as it should be on your machine for a maximum balance between performance and quality
Everything that you receive access to will help you learn and understand the aircraft itself, as well as all of the little quirks and details that you might not be too sure of. With this, you can take away all of the typical problems that can hold you back and make it harder for a pilot to get used to the aircraft and actually enjoy flying it in the first place.
Complete integration with the Carenado GNS530 system as well as the Reality XP integration option included, helping you get the most out of your purchase and to guarantee that your flights are going to be as easy as possible for you to get to grips with
The original autopilot has also been included; this will further assist you in becoming more comfortable with the aircraft as you see how it should be flying versus how you have been handling the same flight process. It can be a hugely useful learning tool for fresher pilots
An incredible level of detail and precision has been included in the creation of the model of the aircraft itself, as well as the HD textures that envelope around it. These are all 4096x4096 textures so will look as crisp as possible, revealing every last detail that has been included to stunning realism and effect
Excellent dynamic shine effects on parts of the plane such as the propellers, ensuring that you get that real aircraft feel as you gaze out of the cockpit. One of the most important parts of the entire simulation is being able to feel like you are truly part of the experience; this gives you that feeling, and then some!
Total customizable panels that make it easy to start controlling things like the transparency of the windows, the reflections inside the cockpit and various other elements included like props and wheel chocks - this will help you further balance performance with actual output
Flight dynamics are taken directly from the plane itself including the weight and the balance. This further improves the whole experience, ensuring that you are able to fly in the skies comfortably and with ease, giving you all the additional help that you need buying into the entire experience
Completely compatible with both FSX as well as P3D v2.0, so whatever you like to fly in you'll find the perfect solution waiting for you with this package, ready to install into both simulator and to start flying!
The original EFIS system has been included to give you the most realistic experience possible; the little things help to make the belief stand out and this does a perfect job of doing just that, helping you get more comfortable as you fly the aircraft more
A multi-function display system that is unique to this aircraft that displays vital weather information; now you'll be able to fly through the skies fully aware of what awaits you further ahead - if you need to plan for a storm it's much easier with this brilliant little addition
Stall pusher effects included as well just to help solidify the whole experience
Tested by real pilots who can vouch for the authenticity and performance of the aircraft - having helped to calibrate this to the very highest levels of realism, it will stick absolutely perfectly and give you all the help you need in seeing the stark difference between Carenado mods and the normal selections in flight simulators
New light effects help to really set the atmosphere as you take off or land, helping you really get the same vision that you would flying the thing in the real world!
Dynamic gauges that reflect depending on the environment, adding another little layer of class to the whole design and feel of the package and helping you really get comfortable with an incredibly accurate and realistic cockpit
Cold and Dark start options included allowing you to take the aircraft from various forms at the beginning of the flight for the best educational experience possible
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 4.3/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
2/5 Verified Purchase
unfortunately I have problem with the software due to the fact that a part of the cockpit frame (bottom and lateraly) doesn't exist and also the engine might shoot down by theme self.
I tried to download again the software but with any positiv result.
I would be grateful if I could receive information to solve the sub mentioned problem.
I thank you in advance for your support.
5/5 Verified Purchase
Really great airplane form Carenado. Great flying characteristics and a really nice cockpit with a great view on the landscape. A big plus is that the autopilot is working good in combination with the Reality XP Garmin Guidance. Top Aircraft.
5/5 Verified Purchase
Installed correctly and all works great! EXCEPT....No knobs or button show up on overhear or on autopilot. The function under them work fine but no eye candy knobs/buttons. Please tell me how to fix.
5/5 Verified Purchase
I really like this PC-12. Everything is working fine and didn't had any problems.
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