Twin Otter Extended for FSX/P3D8 reviews
Are you looking to finally use one of the most charming aircraft of the FSX era? Then this remake of the Twin Otter will ensure that you can easily start to enjoy yourself when you are out and about in the skies. This is a small-sized airliner that does everything it can to keep you on the right track. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D v3 and v4
- File size
- 541 MB
This all-purpose aircraft has rarely been captured in such incredible detail and authenticity, and this will ensure you can fly an aircraft that does everything from polar expeditions to hitting extremely attitude and dangerous airports – this is a truly adaptive aircraft, and this version gives it the quality and realism it needs to feel truly spectacular.
A truly unique and engaging world of new features have been included in this aircraft to ensure that it’s easy to fly with and to get to grips with regardless of what model style you choose. This new package manages to introduce key features such as the following extra services;
In this package, you get access to 11 unique new models which have been created entirely from scratch to ensure they capture the right look and feel across the board. With every change included, each model has the right look and profile to match along with its real life equivalent.
Exceptionally easy on the frame rate, ensuring that it can work to the standard that you need. Even if you are using a fairly mediocre machine you should find that you’ll get the perfect balance between performance and graphical quality when you use this, as they aren’t a system-intensive program.
Every model comes with extremely high fidelity models, designed and changed time and time again to make sure it follows with the example that you would have been hoping for.
This does a great job on making sure that the aircraft flies in the way that you would have hoped for whilst also making sure that it stays true to its roots and its consistency. With each model, you are provided with a high-fidelity design that really does capture the eye and makes it very easy to buy into the look and feel of every model which has been included.
However, the realism is not just on the models – it’s in the cockpit, too. Now, an aircraft has the potential to fail as you fly it with engine failure models all included to make sure that you aren’t flying some magical machine that can never run into any particular problems.
This is made better by the fact that the engine simulation has been made so much more impressive as it now correctly indicates things like torque, RPM and even ITT; when put together, this can feel like a truly enjoyable system to be a part of and enjoy using later.
Customized electrical, fueling and hydraulic systems which are great fun to play with; each system can be managed and controlled in a manager which allows you to have total control over the way that your aircraft tends to operate. If you want to see this work to its fuel potential, you have to get used to using these systems.
This introduces a whole lot more than just cosmetic changes to the table, though! Instead, this package also makes sure that you have access to;
A whole new sound environment has been built from scratch, making the most of many new sounds effects which rip through the aircraft and make it sound more realistic than ever before. These detailed and thoughtful changes make a massive difference!
New avionics that ensure the system can move alongside the thought process of the Bendix King transceivers included. This also applies to features like the Collins auto pilot, the Digital Flight Data Recorder and various other little features along the way that perfectly encapsulate the beauty and style of this.
A whole host of other small changes are included to the whole model, though – with full featured and modified paint kits through to extensive manuals to help you make the right calls, this makes it easier than ever to learn how to fly like a professional when using this system.
Keep yourself on track at all times with the use of a fuel planner and a cargo loader module. Along with various other management systems, this can be the perfect solution to help you power forward and fully understand what position of the flight you are about to embark on.
Whilst every model included within this package is based on the real thing, each model also makes sure that it has the same high level of quality and consistency throughout the overall model design.
- DHC6-100 Floater Cargo Edition
- DHC6-100 Floater Passenger Edition
- DHC6-100 Wheel Edition
- DHC6-300 Amphibian Edition
- DHC6-300 Float Edition
- DHC6-300 Ski/Wheel Edition
- DHC6-300 Tundra Wheel Cargo Edition
- DHC6-300 Tundra Wheel Passenger Edition
- DHC6-300 Standard Wheel Cargo 3 blade prop Edition
- DHC6-300 Standard Wheel Cargo 4 blade prop Edition
- DHC6-300 Standard Wheel Passenger 3 blade prop Edition
With so much variety in each of the new models and improvements, this service introduces a wide range of new avionics features which will include;
Customized and fully coded GPS systems with Com1 & Nav1 radios; these are fully based on the old default FSX GPS500 systems but still manage to help you navigate easily.
Access to United Instruments 5506L-S Altitude Alerter programs does a great job in managing and capturing the perfect feel here. It also works perfectly with a whole range of Bendix King programs which include KX, KN, KR, KT and KMA panels – now, you can have access to quality transponders, radios and audio panels to help you easily control the aircraft and make it do the hard work for you.
This also makes use of Collins AP-106 Autopilot features with Flight Director. Now you can get access to lovely features such as Autopilot mode, IAS Hold, Altitude Capture, Go Around, MDA, Ded Rec, HDG, Nav and Approach modes. These new features make it easier than ever before to take full control of the aircraft to ensure it does exactly what’s needed.
Lastly, you also get a brilliant Digital Flight data recorder which can be used on Google Maps; this makes it much easier to build the aircraft plan to work in the way that you had intended, changing everything for you.
It’s this wide range of changes and improvements that ensure you’ll find it more comfortable to use than any other equivalent on the market today.
Under The Hood
A whole range of changes have been included within the engine section, and these include;
A better way to indicate the engines requirements for Torque, RPM and ITT; this has been made much easier to follow and understand. It’ll also help you see where you’re headed at this current time.
An engine with anti-icing influences on engine parameters – this will make a big difference to ensuring you can easily control your way forward, giving you a much better way to control the engine within the aircraft.
Engine failures can now occur if you give it too much torque, the temperature raises too much or even the engine begins to ice up – these new changes will make it much easier to cause yourself problems. However, it will make you a more balanced pilot as you try to avoid these common errors!
Structural icing will now have a bigger influence on the way that the aircraft perform when you are in the air – this looks great and also makes sure that you have another problem to try and deal with when you are flying.
Functional Fire detection systems to help you stay on top of any major problems like this – you’ll also have a way to manage the extinguishing system to ensure you have no problems at all in controlling the solution moving forward.
Customized electrical, fuel and hydraulic systems help you manage the aircraft and can make it a major challenge to stay on the mark with this kind of aircraft. However, the rewards are there for you to see when you do get it right!
Make the most of your artistic license with the excellent paint kit which has been added in as a separate download – this makes a fine solution to any issues that you may have.
Extensive new manuals are penned from scratch which ensure you’ll have no problems in mastering the way forward here, helping you come to grips with the way that you manage your aircraft and also helping you to learn some extremely challenging scenarios.
A fuel planner and cargo loader are added in to make sure you have total control of your aircraft whilst you work, and also making sure that you can easily get to grips with the extra modules to make managing some of the more advanced aspects of flight with ease.
A livery manager fits in perfectly to help you get the aircraft looking just the way that you had intended.
A new interactive checklist to make sure you are always keeping yourself right; now, you can avoid making any massive mistakes that could hold you back from being a success!
Aerosoft has been in the flight sim business since 1991 - true veterans of flight simulation software and providing add-ons for flight simulator users and virtual pilots.
Based in Germany, they have a true appreciation of attention to detail in flight sim quality. They have published many hit titles in the flight sim world over the years and they are known globally in the flight sim community.
Aerosoft publishes many titles from smaller flight sim names bringing their add-ons and creations to fruition and putting them in front of the masses.
Aerosoft is always at the forefront of the latest flight simulator technology and their customer after-sale support is second to none.
Rated 4.3/5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
5/5 Verified Purchase
Let me put it out there that I love this aircraft, I love the complexity of the checklists and I love the attention to detail so I hope this review suggests this. The modelling of this aircraft is sublime, the attention to detail is incredible and very very close to the real thing (some of the switches are not working but hey who's counting). The night lighting is excellent and gives great contrast. The liveries are a little limited but a quick search of the internet will turn up every Livery you can imagine (I'm a Flybe supporter as these are based at my local airport EGHI). The handling charecteristics are great, the aeroplane is sluggish and with the flight dynamics recreated, turn port or staboard and it eventually turns, all very realistic. Now to the downside - the checklists require a clean camera's.cfg file, if you have any view adjuster (I have chaseplane) it will stop the checklist auto view from working, no big deal, all I do to get around this is to change the name of camera.cfg to camera.bak, restart P3D and all is working as per the developers and manuals. Overall a superb purchase, this thing will land anywhere and on anything, a great addition to my Hangar of prop planes, you will not be disappointed but be prepared to settle in for a steep learning curve.
4/5 Verified Purchase
I'm not reviewing the model as a million other flyers will have already done that. I'm reviewing it from a new flyers point of view:
There's a lot going on, a big checklist, a clunky autopilot, an old GPS or analogue gauges. I'd say it's a hands on plane unlike the Dornier 235 turbotwin which I set up, sit back and chill out.
It's pretty slow but has STOL capability so it's flying environment is island hopping / difficult approach territory. It's pretty much a 2 man fly as well. You'll be reaching all over the cockpit to do stuff. Dated design/tech is modelled. There is no 400 model in this package.
Pros: Never a dull moment. I can't see me getting bored with it in it's natural environ. Superb checklists. Excellent graphics resolution. Makes standard FSX aircraft models feel like riding a bicycle with stabilisers. You'd have to be a complete nonce to break the wings off it.
Cons: Kind of hard work in busy airspace. A clunky 'autopilot' until you get the hang of it. Failures would scare the crap out of me. Limited work environ so not likely to be more than a local/regional trip runner.
5/5 Verified Purchase
Hello virtual experimental friends! Hey yes, he ' acts of a product Aerosoft there, among which the reputation and the seriousness, are not to be any more demonstrated. As usual, the product is exceptional. The checklist livened up as for F14, brings more inestimable one. A help which will allow you to arrest(dread) the animal with a lot of serenity. The advantage of this plane is why it was finalized(worked out); airports with short tracks(runways) and difficult environments. And there, it is a real delight. The piloting, although in the former(old), is facilitated with the GPS(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) (GNS 530) and an automatic system which remains simple to use. It is in fact, a return in the fundamental of the piloting (not of FMS), a learned dosage between speed, laborers(operations), and observation of the parameters of flight(theft). Then, do not hesitate any more. Every good virtual pilot.
5/5 Verified Purchase
I really liked this add-on from Aerosoft. It's a great intermediate step up from smaller props. The external model is sharp and looks great, it's the internal model really shines though. The textures on the flight deck and in the cabin are crisp and overall its just a nice plane to pan around. I can't really comment on the accuracy of the flight model, but it does fly how I'd expect it to. It has massive engine power and just climbs like a rocket, great out of small strips. Sounds might be a little thin but nothing too egregious. At about £21 it's also good value for money especially compared to other similar products. Overall 5/5 Great Product
4/5 Verified Purchase
Nice little aircraft and especially useful for newcomers to flight simming or turbo prop aircraft. The navigation system leaves a lot to be desired but to me this is a slow and low visual base flyer. It is especially fun landing at small runways like SABA. Looks nice, even on a not so modest machine, sounds amazing (if twin turbo props are your thing) and the 'checklist' is a godsend.
5/5 Verified Purchase
No speed demon here, but you can fly this plane in or out of anywhere you can imagine. Great mid level plane when you are ready to move up from small GA aircraft. My only complaint is that this plane can be a real pain to taxi.
3/5 Verified Purchase
Not too impressed, Aerosoft seem to have done their fair share of work on this aircraft, but I'm not a turboprop man. I should've thought this through before buying it. Hope I can get a refund.
3/5 Verified Purchase
aircraft is brilliant, but not sold with all the liveries you see here. very disappointed to to find the flybe livery not included, fsx platform
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