Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II for X-Plane2 reviews
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- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- X-Plane 10.40 (or higher)
- File size
- 166 MB
The Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II is a popular brand of aircraft that, in the past, has never been created with the love or the care that it so clearly deserves. Thankfully, with the help of this Alabeo mod, you can change that more or less immediately.
Thanks to the help of this modification you can start to make flying more comfortable than ever before, helping you get to see the aircraft in a way that simply was not possible without the third party input of experts.
If you’ve always like the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II, then you can use this to experience the mod in all of its glory.
A really impressive take on the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II is modified further by the use of extra plugins. The plugin enhancements means that it flies, feels and operates as smoothly as it can.
An FPS-optimized model that brings to life everything that you might need, helping you really appreciate and understand why performance matters so much alongside the quality of design!
Uses school wheel support to help you fly the aircraft with a control configuration that you feel the most comfortable with.
Uses DDS textures to improve load times without having to cut down on the level of quality that you’ll get from the input.
Blank textures are included for anyone who wants to get creative and make up their own livery designs, offering an easy way to enjoy a fresh take on the simulation.
Custom sounds that were recorded specifically from the Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II, helping it to sound as realistic as it possibly can.
Superb material shine and reflections helps to make sure the aircraft not only flies and sounds great, but looks the best that it can, as well!
Dynamic propeller shine effects look brilliant and make sure you are left with an aircraft that is absolutely sensational in its design. Adds yet another layer of realism to the whole picture, making the aircraft feel even more hospitable than it may have in the past.
High quality 3D models and textures makes sure you are flying something that feels as close to the real thing as it can, capturing all of the little elements in design that are usually missed out on.
Accurately designed flight characteristics that ensure you are flying an aircraft that really does look as close to reality as it can.
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Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
So I had been away from X-Plane for a quite a long time, and on my return I felt a little bit overwhelmed by all the aircraft in my hangar that I had sort of forgotten about. I hadn't the time to fly as much as I wanted to, but when I did, I figured it was time to try something new.
To that end, I thought it best to start over, so I looked around for something that might be good to fly during my second round of X-Plane 101. It didn't take me long to find that Alabeo had created a really good looking Piper PA-38 Tomahawk II for my simulator, and remembering at least that the other Alabeo aircraft in my hangar were fantastic, I didn't hesitate to download it.
I realize that a model of a flight trainer aircraft doesn't necessarily mean that it's ideal for learning, or re-learning how to fly in a flight simulator, but it was a way of making the process feel more realistic for me; if I had come back to X-Plane and started again with a something tuned for advanced pilots, it wouldn't have felt the same.
Although I hadn't used this aircraft before, the experience was somewhat nostalgic. While I wouldn't recommend deliberately taking a long period of time away from your simulator, being able to come back to it and experience the fun and challenge of everything being new to you again, was totally worth it to me. The aircraft itself is pretty much flawless. I don't have the most powerful setup, but I didn't have any issues with frame rates or texture popping, so the FPS-optimized model definitely lives up to its name. The textures boast a lot of detail and the finely crafted liveries are befitting of the aircrafts era.
Near as I can tell the flight characteristics are spot on. Mind you everything still feels sort of new to me, and I haven't built up the confidence yet to see if this model handles spins in the same manner as its real life counterpart, which was designed to allow pilots to develop proficiency with spin recovery. Whether for returning pilots or not, training purposes or otherwise, this one gets my recommendation. It's made my return to X-Plane more fun than I had hoped.
Found it a bit overpowered tbh in XP11. At full power it maxed out at around 2,500FPM, and that's with trim fully forward! The real one that I'm learning in only does around 750 FPM max. Because of this, it's also really hard to land and floats a lot. Landing on the numbers is impossible and you will be flaring down half of a decent sized runway before even touching down.
Sad thing is that I love the interior of this one, especially the VC (which is much closer to what I fly in RL because it's the Tomahawk II). Just Flight have a version of the original which flies on the numbers. I wish I had the flight characteristics of theirs with the interior of this one!
Let's see if a new one is done for XP12 #FingersCrossed...
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