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link: PIREP on X-Plane 7.x by a Real Pilot

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Old February 25th 04, 07:22 AM
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I came across a "flight test" of X-Plane v7 today, embedded in an
overall review of the simulator. This test was performed and written up
by a real-world pilot... You might find some interesting things in there
in terms of how X-Plane does and does not model real-world aviating.

Here is the flight test:


(BTW the link to the Quicktime movie there appears to be dead)

That report is linked to from this review:


Why am I posting this? - Answer: because I see posts here and there that
slam FS2004 while raving about X-Plane; IMO this PIREP shows where the
rubber meets the road in X-Plane-Land. The ultimate conclusion is that
X-Plane does some things reasonably well but still has some miles to go
in the realism category.

I have no idea whether the pilot that wrote this prefers X-Plane or
FS2004; I personally prefer the latter for any number of reasons (my
gripe list for X-Plane is long) - the main one being that it just feels
more like the real thing - both in the fixed- and rotary-wing regimes.
(For what it's worth - I have owned/updated X-Plane since version 4; I
keep hoping the author will hone off the rough edges but I still
ultimately return to FS2004 (or even Fly! 2) for my flight sim fix.)

Dave Blevins

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