Category Archives: First Look

x+s+r // LEAL + MROC + GCGM

One of the great things about doing this blog is running across new files that are so good they take your breath away. The types of files we find these days, both freeware and payware, are almost unimaginatively good compared … Continue reading

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x+s+r // Florence

Its official…I’m a Florence Freak. I love this city, and have since I saw it first – now almost fifty years gone. One of my favorite hotels is located just steps from the Ponte Vecchio, a little hole in the … Continue reading

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x+s+r // LDRI + SBRF + Cessna 310L

A couple of freeware airports to look at today, as well as our first look at Digital Replica’s Cessna 310L. It’s not a Carenado, so the question is: how does this file from a new developer stack up against the … Continue reading

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x+s+r // krnt/s50 + entc

We’ll continue our look at Drzewiecki Design’s Seattle Area airports today, looking at KRNT Renton Municipal and the much smaller GA airfield S50, as well as aeroSoft’s latest – ENTC Tromsø – so let’s jump right in. // Renton Field is … Continue reading

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x+s+r // drzewiecki design’s ksea

There are precious few occasions when on opening a new scenery file in X-plane I’ve  almost wanted to laugh out loud. Opening Drzewiecki Design’s new KSEA this afternoon was such an occasion. First, I have to clarify one point: my laughter … Continue reading

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x+s+r // 727v3 + tokyo4xp city file

Above, the IXEG 733 at UKHH. Just a reminder…this is the reigning champ of aircraft in X-plane. But Fly-J-Sim is mounting a challenge with their new version of the 727 series, and it came out earlier today…so we’d better take a … Continue reading

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x+s+r // 741 + carenado pa31 navajo

We usually focus on scenery files, but not tonight. Let’s start with a freeware 747-100 (741), commonly referred to as turboblazer’s 747. This file has been around a while and paints come out for the file from time to time. … Continue reading

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