Thursday, July 21, 2011

C-17 Globemaster : hot test

FS9 and FSX.  Area51 is a young designer from Hong-Kong, in China. The team already developed the C-5M Super Galaxy and other military aircrafts as the MH-47 and the spy aircraft U-2S.

Included in the product :
2D panel, VC panel and several 2D panels for frequencies, overhead, displays,
and even a working FMC with main functions.
No specific restriction : C-17 Globemaster is compatible with FSX SP2/Acceleration and FS9.




Cinematics included : landing gear, flaps, spoilers, front left door, cargo door,
parachute effect and reverse thrust.


The bad :

* As we write this article, Area51 did not include any manual. Difficult to get every buttons and try a start from a cold and dark status.
* Price a bit expensive for this kind of product although there is an extensive work here.
* On the main board, characters visibility too low.
* Flight model to be improved (might require re-settings of joysticks/yokes for higher realism).

The good :

* A very complete aircraft, great virtual cockpit with pilot and co seat positions, 65 % of buttons are working, great MCP and displays.
* High definition textures of external and inside aircraft.
* Fmc and HUD additions.



2D panel with HUD






Cargo door can be easily opened







2D panel overhead



Quatar livery



Cinematics include : landing gear, flaps, spoilers, front left door, cargo door,
parachute effect and reverse thrust.


Pedestal view.




Test copyright Airdailyx july 2011
some screenshots include sceneries of VFR Appalachia, Marshall Islands (P.I.S.) and CRM Orbx,