• Gift Guide: T-2 Buckeye By Razbam

    T-2 Buckeye's Visual Features

    RAZBAM's T-2 Buckeyes are visually accurate and detailed inside and outside. All renderings are true to photos I found on the Internet. Surface textures, shadows, reflections, and other attributes are very good. I found nothing about appearances to fault.

    T-2 BUCKEYE EXTERIOR DETAILS
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    Screen shots by Bill Stack
    T-2 BUCKEYE'S INTERIORS
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    Screen shots by Bill Stack

    T-2 Buckeye's Instruments

    The instrument panel overall differs obviously from most aircraft for three reasons: 1) The overall arrangement of instruments is different. 2) Some familiar instruments are missing. There are no OBIs, ADFs, HSIs, GPS, or autopilot. 3) Some instruments are unusual. The TACAN Course Indicator (TCI) and the Bearing-Heading-Distance Indicator (BHDI) provides specific TACAN information, which is unavailable in most FSX aircraft. The attitude indicator shows whether the aircraft is climbing or diving. The flaps indicator and landing gear indicator are within a single instrument, and both are easy to read. Other instruments are unique to military aircraft such as "liquid oxygen." This instrument panel consequently requires some acclimation, but anybody with basic understanding of aircraft instruments can figure out most of the T-2's instruments.

    T-2 BUCKEYE'S INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS
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    Main Panel
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    Attitude Indicator
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    TACAN Course Indicator
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    Liquid Oxygen Indicator

    Screen shots by Bill Stack
    PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
    Occupants1 1 Student
    1 Instructor
    Power2 3,400 LBS (1542 KG)
    to
    6,000 LBS (2,722 KG)
    Max Take-off Weight1 13,190 LB
    9,133 KG
    Ceiling2 44,400 FT
    (13,500 M)
    Max Speed1 530 MPH
    853 KPH
    461 KTS
    Range1 1,070 SM
    1,722 KM
    Sources: 1=RAZBAM, 2=Wikipedia
    Tags: buckeye, razbam

    3 Comments
    1. bdliddicoa's Avatar
      bdliddicoa -
      Another good review, Bill. Thanks.
    1. hangar32's Avatar
      hangar32 -
      Great review. Throughout the early part of my career I encountered these aircraft from time to time. They seemed like real beasts!
    1. normac's Avatar
      normac -
      What's the difference between a "smooth glide" and a "controllable dive"?
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