• Gift Guide: Vans RV-8 From Vertigo Studios

    Special Ops

    I take the warbird skin, depicting "Big Beautiful Doll", to a very rural mountain strip in Alaska (4Z5), for some test hops. My goal? Climb nearly 4000 feet immediately after take-off, and land on the ridge-line of a snow-covered mountain. I know I'm not in a Super Cub, but this is flight simulator, remember?

    Was I successful? Oh yes. No problem. I had to keep the brakes locked after bouncing to a stop though!

    The possibility to fly in/out of some of the smallest airports in FSX, combined with the outstanding visibility, make this aircraft an excellent choice for touring.

           

    Conclusion

    Vertigo has done a top notch job on this aircraft, and they are offering it at a competitive price. The tandem design is mean-looking, and the variety of the tail-gear, or tricycle configuration adds a lot of depth to this product. I felt that the choice of liveries was lacking, not in quantity, but in variance. With so many pretty RV-8's out there, I was expecting some more exotic colors. However, a wonderful layered paint kit is made freely available from Vertigo, of which I intend to use very soon. Rafal Stankiewicz of YoYosims has already made available some outstanding skins, here on FlightSim.Com.

           

    The sound set is among the best I have every heard, for any flight simulator platform. The O-360 sounds are excellent in this RV-8, adding to the overall quality of the entire experience.

    I am a very pleased Vertigo Studios customer, and look forward with anticipation to their next product release!

           

    Test System:

    • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7 CPU 2600k @ 4.2 GHz
    • Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia Gforce 460
    • System type: 64-bit operating system
    • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Primary monitor resolution: 1920x1080
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

    Joseph Thompson
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    1 Comment
    1. bruce448's Avatar
      bruce448 -
      Regarding the comment on schemes available if you go to the download page at the VS forums you will find another additional 34 schemes for this aircraft.

      http://www.vertigostudios.co.uk/foru...p?do=cat&id=21

      Bruce
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