FS9. Yes. Sure. There are many developers out there with pristine skill when it comes to developing general aviation aircraft renders for home based PC flight simulators. But there are only 3 developers whom I personally credit for not only continuing to develop new skills, but for revolutionizing the craft of GA development itself. These are the teams of Milton Shupe, William Ortis, and the team I am here to discuss: Carenado. These guys have stunned the FS community on the news that years after dropping the platform we know as FS9.5, finally, we get a very in-depth look at their return to the platform and the undeniable skill the team is bringing with them. Many are talking, the excitement is growing. Let's find out why. Bandwidth Warning! 70 mouth watering screenshots inside. That's right. 70.
Mathijs Kok, someone whom we highly respect, recently made some statements about FS9 (as he always does) and its inferiority to FSX. There are many reasons why various developers have abandoned the platform and why so many have chosen to stick with it. But 'till now, only 1 has returned. This is truly an opportunity for all those whining FS9ners to put their money where their mouths are.
I am one of those complaining people. One of Mathijs' many points regarding the dying field that supports FS9 is that the FS9 base is still large but few FS9 people are still spending money for the platform. Now I can disagree and debate against that statement 'till the cows come home. The bottom line here is Carenado has made an investment into the FS9 customer base. They have put their cards on the table. It's now up to the FS9 fanbase to put proof in the pudding. So with that said, let's just see what Carenado did for FS9 here and why it's so impressive.
Ah wait, before we start, I need to reference some material. Ah here it is, an article written by Bill Ortis last year. Please read it if you haven't before:
Let's have a look at the detail that went into this project.
Overall on a scale of 1-100, I am 150% pleased with this aircraft. The detail, flying characteristics, sounds, features are all to die for. (metaphorically speaking) Carenado has lived up to their expectations in terms of quality, but they have certainly exceeded my expectations for FS9 aircraft. The last 2 planes to do this were the Lionheart Avelina, and QualityWings Avro.
For a mere $22 bucks this aircraft is a steal! What a way for Carenado to return to the world of FS9. There are so many others I want including my alltime favorite aircraft: the Socata TBM850 currently in development. So I truly hope all the whining FS9ners put up the investment in FS9's future. Even if you are not a Bonanza fan, buy it anyway because future FS9 developments are dependent on the Bonanza's success.
Now i did my part on giving you every reason to buy this gem. Not it's your turn to do yours! BUY IT!!
I want to thank the Carenado team for once again producing such a lovely work of art and I for one am looking very much forward to the next FS9 release! So what will it be? My hope is the C340 II! or wait the C90B KING AIR, yeah! or maybe the C337H SKYMASTER! or... ah! Forget it! I look forward to the next FS9 release!
The F33A Bonanza is now available from Carenado! and on Simmarket! Go get it!
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