Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II for FSX & Prepar3D3 reviews
The Tomahawk II is the most recent version of the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk, a two seat prop with fixed tricycle gear ideal for flight training and touring. The Alabeo development team, clearly understood that it would make a great addition to many pilots virtual hangars and went to work doing what they do best. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D including v4
- File size
- 117 MB
What they have produced is a solid package well worth some attention, especially from rookie pilots. While having a fixed landing gear affects performance in some regards, the flight dynamics of this aircraft have been accurately reproduced to match it's behavior. Since it's real life counterpart has a strong role as a training aircraft, it's digital counterpart can server the same purpose. It's a small and fun aircraft to fly and would be a welcome addition, or indeed first aircraft, to someone's virtual hangar. Even if not for training purposes, the large windows on all sides make the Tomahawk II a great choice for pilots exploring scenery or touring. Whether you're in the pilot seat or not, there are some spectacular views to be had.
Alabeo have created a high quality 3D model that holds a very well against anything you put it next to. The textures show a good amount of polish and offer some superb reflections and dynamic shines, especially on the propeller, which helps enhance your visual experience. The included virtual cockpit is cozy, but not cramped, and helps reinforce the scale of the aircraft when you're not using external cameras. It also reflects the fact that the Tomahawk II had better cockpit soundproofing than the original. Smaller touches, like an analogue clock on the cockpit panel showing the correct time help you immerse yourself in the simulated environment.
With 6” wheels and tires, the Tomahawk II has good propeller ground clearance, which means you can use this bird to tackle slightly rougher terrain such as grass and dirt runways, making it all the more perfect for exploring and touring. Whether looking to expand you virtual hangar with a new aircraft, or looking to start your collection, this is definitely a good choice. It accommodates rookies and ace pilots alike while being fun a versatile in the air.
- HD Textures
- Superb material shines and reflections.
- Volumetric side view prop effect.
- Dynamic propeller shines effect.
- High quality 3D model and textures.
- Blank texture for creating your own designs.
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Rated 4.3/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
4/5 Verified Purchase
I own a real tomahawk.. It's a great little plane, fun to fly this one is a great model looks nice, and handles verysimilar to a real plane. I have a few complaints though I cannot adjust the frequency of the ADF / NDB It seems stuck on 284
also, I cannot get any more than 2,100 rpm at full throttle which restricts my speed. My real plane can go to 2500 before the red line so, this means all my simulator takeoffs are slow, and likely to stall with a slow vertical speed. and I cannot travel as fast as in my real plane.,
also, how about a GPS ? and a second radio panes so we can do IFR
5/5 Verified Purchase
I like this a lot. I have a real Tomahawk, and a VFR SEL license. I found the performance very realistic, and very useful in training and practice besides, it's fun to fly on those days when weather and other factors are not aligned
I can see how some upgrades would be nice like 2 radios, GPS
4/5 Verified Purchase
Great plane, but no GPS!!! I had assumed that this quality of plane would come with a shift # key for gps. I guess not. Otherwise, no complaints...good detail.
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