• Review: F-86 Sabre From Milviz

    Animations

    In addition to the usual canopy that opens and closes, Milviz provides other animated doors and wheel chocks. The most significant animation is the APU (auxiliary power unit) which appears with the wheel chocks. The combat equipment is somewhat animated. Bombs, rockets, and drop fuel tanks can be added and removed, and they add weight and affect performance, but I didn't see a way to fire any weapons. The fuel tanks and weapons can be added and removed only while the aircraft is on the ground.


    F-86's ANIMATIONS
    F-86 by Milviz
    APU without pilot
    F-86 by Milviz
    APU with pilot
    F-86 by Milviz
    Bombs and Fuel Tanks

    Screen shots by Bill Stack

    F-86's Sounds

    The FSX Sound folder contains 38 files for all flight phases from startup to shutdown plus animations such as canopy, flaps, and gear. Click these examples to hear them:

    Extra Feature

    Included in the package is a ZIP archive file containing files and a manual for the EZdok Camera Addon (EZCA) for FSX. Its producers describe it as follows: "EZCA is a tool that incorporates visual effects of both pilot and camera shake, caused by aircraft accelerations, surfaces, and turbulence, that makes flying in Flight Simulator more immersing and realistic. EZCA is also a great tool that can be used by flight sim movie making enthusiasts to make their videos more exciting."

    Technical Matters

    Milviz's F-86 Sabre is for FSX. System requirements and simulator settings are not specified in the product description or accompanying documents. I saw nothing about this aircraft that would require advanced systems or settings. It appears to me that any computer that runs FSX successfully should be able to handle this product and no special simulator settings would be required.

    The installation program installs all necessary files into the appropriate folders. When the simulator is launched, the aircraft appears in the Aircraft Selection menu under Milviz. No uninstall program is included. The manual recommends using the Windows program removal feature to uninstall this aircraft.

    The six aircraft liveries appear in the Aircraft Selection menu under Milviz for manufacturer and publisher.

    Software such as Adobe and Nitro is necessary for reading these PDF manuals.

    Technical support is available through an email form on the Milviz website. Readers with technical questions not answered in this review should inquire of Milviz because they are best able to answer such questions.

    PURCHASE FEATURES

    Delivery Method

    Instant Download

    Installation program

    Yes

    License key

    No

    Copyright acknowledgment

    Yes

    Documents included

    Two Manuals

    Uninstall program included

    No

    TECHNICAL FEATURES

    Simulator Version

    FSX

    Operating System

    XP, Vista,
    Windows 7

    Special Settings

    No

    Frame Rates

    Good

    Tech Support

    Email Form

    Price

    $34.95 US

    Tags: f-86, f86, milviz, sabre

    8 Comments
    1. naruto kun's Avatar
      naruto kun -
      Tech support is actually supposed to be via Milviz forums...
    1. n4gix's Avatar
      n4gix -
      The knob on the lower left corner of the gyro compass will rotate the card to whatever magnetic heading you wish to place at the top of the instrument. It is not "fixed" to the N position.

      This comes in handy whenever wishing to set and follow a specific heading with an easier reference point.
    1. usb777's Avatar
      usb777 -
      Where do I get this guy?
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      Quote Originally Posted by usb777 View Post
      Where do I get this guy?
      If you read to the end of the article there is a link to where you can purchase it. All our articles are done this way.
    1. usb777's Avatar
      usb777 -
      Well I found it. Followed the installation to the letter. When I tied to switch to another aircraft this model or another in my library it locked up my program. What did I miss? Now I feel like I wasted my money. I have hundreds of other aircraft that have functioned perfect dating back to 2004 FS9 and recently FSX. I know FSX is tricky in windows 7 but I have everything else working the only thing I did not get was the EZCA. Anything about that? I would just as soon play with the aircraft since now I own it.
    1. naruto kun's Avatar
      naruto kun -
      Read my first reply....I made some fixes which i posted in the support forums after i was done with the Service Pack.
    1. usb777's Avatar
      usb777 -
      Quote Originally Posted by naruto kun View Post
      Tech support is actually supposed to be via Milviz forums...
      At $35.00 a shot Why would I have to recofg. anything anyway? Can I get my mony back? Ya, good luck.
    1. bdliddicoa's Avatar
      bdliddicoa -
      Thanks, Bill. I really appreciate your "test pilot reports" on how to fly the planes. Very helpful to me.