reviewed 767DEMO.ZIP which gave you a hint of the fine work done by (FlightSoft),
and now I can announce that their AS REAL AS CAN BE series of the
most realistic jet airliners I have ever seen for the Flightsim world
Two Collections are available now. The aircraft are all 767-300
models, and as you can see have the most accurate, detailed, scale parts
on any airliner made for MS Flightsim 5 or FSFW95. Real airliner buffs
will notice that these planes are just like 3D blueprints of the real
thing. Accurate placing of doors, windows, markings, lights, control
surfaces, landing gear, tires, struts and more! And it's all to real
scale. Each piece! I have never seen such great craftsmanship in any
modern airliner. I often find myself just staring at these in awe, and
not even flying them - because they are so beautiful.
The North American Collection includes 767-300s of American, TWA,
United, Air Canada, Canadian and more. The European Edition includes
767-300s of Air France, British Airways, SAS, KLM and more. As you can
see, on some of the aircraft, the paint actually shines!
Not only do you get the greatest looking airliners, perhaps the most
important feature is how they fly. Well, I can say with confidence I
have deleted all other 3rd party aircraft off my flightsim directory
after using the As Real As Can Be collections! I never thought I
would say that, but these two designers have done the best I believe can
possibly be done with airliner design. The flight model was so stable
and refined.. I didn't think I was flying Flightsim! Many real airline
pilots who have tested these aircraft claim these fly sooooo real, that
they too are astonished this is really a Flightsim product! You too will
be amazed, and be speechless! Just think... you will fly these heavy
jets and notice you rarely even need trim anymore... and making the hair
raising IGS 13 approach in Hong Kong will be done with great precision
and accuracy like never before... just like real!
To top off the great set of aircraft, you will receive with the European
Collection, the great new 757 / 767 panel as well. This panel resembles
more of a real 757 / 767 panel than does the excellent 777 panel we have
all grown to love. The 767 panel as seen here performs well and
troublefree. The only thing I didn't like was the artificial horizon
indicator. It was from the Cessna. However upon examining it closely, I
realise what I was seeing was an attempt to recreate the digital round
artifical horizon found on the modern glass-cockpit boeing 757 and 767.
With this in mind, I didn't mind it as much. Due to flightsim
restrictions, we have yet to see an actual moving map display on the
other EFIS tube; what you'll get is the traditional VOR #1 display.
Both Collections come with another goodie! Several fabulous Adventures.
These adventures are accurately done from real ATC arrival routings and
approach plates. The clearances you receive are the ones the real
flights will get, and the vectors to the arrival are normal real-life
vectors and will bring you precisely onto the final LOC interception
allowing even novice airline pilots to make really wonderful approaches.
This product really gets me excited about what these two have in store
for us in the future. The aircraft and adventures here will easily be
converted with the Microsoft
FSFW95 converter program found here on FlightSim.Com. I am happy to
say these 767s fly just about as great as they did in FS5.
AS REAL AS CAN BE is busily working on more airliners, panels
and adventures. I had a peek at some of the 777s they have made, and as
expected... all I can say is Wow!
Visit FlightSoft's Web page for
more information or to place an order.