T-34C Turbo Mentor for FSX2 reviews
As an aircraft with a hugely appropriate name, the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an aircraft with an incredibly reputation for dealing with even the most challenging situations. Its propeller driven nature makes it brilliant for military training, and for many years it was seen as the go-to location. Eventually it was replaced by the T-34C Mentor but for a considerable period of time this was a widely respected and loved piece of military hardware. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 100 MB
With this package you'll get first hand access and knowledge as to why, as this remake captures all of its features perfectly.
One of the most important factors of having any new aircraft package installed is the realism factor - does it look authentic to the real thing? Can you trust it to do the job? Well, with this remake of the T-34C Turbo Mentor, you'll get access to some awesome new designs. With six new HD texture packages ow included, you'll get to see stunning designs that include the likes of;
- TAW-5, NAS Whiting Field, Florida
- VF-101 'Grim Reapers' NAS Oceana, VA
- US Marines, VMFAT-101, MCAS Miramar
- Moroccan AF, Ecole de Pilotage, Marrakech
- NASA, Dryden Flight Research Center
- Peru Navy
In this package, another introducing addition has been that of the brilliant REALGAUGE technology. A true part of the Virtavia line of products, REALGAUGE manages to bring some very interesting concepts and additions to the table. This includes fresh new innovations within simulation that include;
Customized night-time illumination of all gauges to ensure that you can easily see what you are doing when you are trying to fly at night. If you usually find this too challenging and the lack of vision very annoying, you will love just how simple this package can make things
All of the virtual cockpit gauges that are added in here are fully 3D models that are complete with 3D working parts that include additional little things like flags and needles. All of this, when looked at together, adds a truly authentic look to the entirety of the virtual cockpit
These gauges are all totally mousable, and this makes it easy for you to find the switch parts you are in need of. With switch parts all working correctly, you can easily enjoy a far more dynamic flight with this thanks to the detail and the precision that it adds
However, REALGAUGE does not affect your performance in any way, shape or form. Instead, it makes controlling and managing the aircraft easier than ever thanks to its friendly, engaging nature. It also improves performance dramatically and makes it much easier for you to control the aircraft thanks to the improved changes that this brings to the interior of a cockpit in general
Whatever it is that you need to see from a cockpit, you will find that REALGAUGE technology will make it possible. Simply follow the guide and the requirements put in front of you and you'll notice massive improvements!
This model has been specifically designed to work in conjunction with FSX, so you can use this model knowing that it works exactly as it should. With various features like blooming, self-shadowing and bump mapping included things are much easier to manage and view the aircraft in all its glory
The virtual cockpit has been improved and optimized in much the same way, including self-shadowing within the virtual cockpit. This does, though, require you to have a full working installation of the SP2 package for FSX. If you don't have this, you can download it from the official Microsoft website
The front and rear cockpits have been worked on systematically to ensure they can both be used, giving you unprecedented control over where you will sit and the kind of view that you will have when flying an aircraft like this
A visual load editor has been added in to give you an interface that makes toggling the loads that you have on the aircraft much easier. This includes changing things like canopies, exhaust covers, hoods, pilots, wheel chocks and the like. Now, you have total control over what the interior of your aircraft looks like making it easier moving forward
A highly detailed and well-designed virtual cockpit has bene included with various mousable controls and animations. This also includes brilliant audio switch clicks that add that extra little touch
A full re-modelling of the system has been put in place, following key NATOPS planning to ensure that you get the best level of interaction and performance when using the virtual cockpit
VC night lighting has been added in to give you a much better line of sight when flying and to make sure you are never making any mistakes when flying around. It also makes it much simpler for you to be able to make out each part of the cockpit and to ensure you are getting where you want to go in terms of detail and design
Canopy fogging has been included to make sure that you follow all of the right procedures along the way, improving your skill and general levels of competence as a pilot
Awesome sounds that were approved and optimized by a US Navy pilot student with plenty of experience in what kind of sound the T-34C Turbo Mentor makes when it flies, giving you unprecedented depth and realism in the cockpit
A realistic pilot that moves in accordance to the buttons that you are pressing, making the whole cockpit feel a lot more realistic
Not sure what to do? Then refer to the 100+ page PDF manual that will explain everything you need to know in detail, along with excellent illustrations portraying the point
Authentic flight dynamics that make it easier than ever to fly around and enjoy the world, knowing the aircraft that you are flying comes with all of the right features and additions
3D panels are not included, but if you do want to use them you can install the separately added 2D panel instead
Founded in 1999 by Phil Perrott and originally named Alphasim who developed freeware aircraft for FS2004/FSX. Now rebranded as Virtavia who now publish payware add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D based on the old heavily modified Alphasim stock.
Virtavia has a focus on military aircraft add-ons compatible with FSX, Prepar3D, and X-Plane. Focusing on historic and modern military aircraft, their add-ons have been well received by flight sim pilots and rated highly.
SimShack stock the entire range of Virtavia add-ons and continue to list any new versions or releases announced by Virtavia.
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
5/5 Verified Purchase
nice plane, just do not gorget to activate the propeller with the Inside cabin prop lever works well in P3D also, good!
5/5 Verified Purchase
A great plane to fly with amazing details. Would like to recommend to any simviator seeking for joy of flying.
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