• Review: Beechcraft King Air B200 HD Series

    When flying this extremely detailed aircraft that is covered with high quality textures and has a very complex and realistic virtual cockpit I wondered if this would impact my computers performance - this was however not the case! It is a superb model but it had no impact on my computers performance at all.

           

    The flight dynamics are in my opinion very realistic, but since I have not flown a real King Air in real life I cannot confirm it. I have looked at various specs of the aircraft and compared the aircraft to other add-on aircraft that shares the same or similar specs, and my conclusion is that the flight dynamics has to be very realistic.

    I love the fact that when spooling the engines you have the spooling delay - this is most certainly something that is very important when coming in for landing. Here you really have to be careful and plan ahead. Another feature that is really good is the reverse thruster which actually works - when I applied these during the landing roll, I could actually see my speed being affected by the use of them. This was indeed very surprising and a superb detail.

    My conclusion for this aircraft is - you get a superb, high quality, very realistic and beautiful aircraft that are true to the real King Air. The aircraft is filled with high quality textures, details, animations and effects and Carenado has been able to create the very unique atmosphere that surrounds this very beautiful aircraft.

       

    I will recommend all simmers to try out this bird - it gave me an amazing experience and if you liked the old FS2004 B200 from AeroWorx, then you will simply just love this one.

    I rate this add-on aircraft created by Carenado with 5/5-stars and on top of that I also award Carenado with the Rays Aviation Gold Award. This is only the third time this award has been given, but this aircraft really deserves it and hereby Carenado enters the Rays Aviation Hall of Fame. I thank Carenado for creating and sharing this very beautiful classic aircraft with the rest of the flightsim community.

    Raymond Andersen
    Rays Aviation

    [email protected]

    Learn More Here


    Specifications (King Air B200)

    General characteristics

    • Crew: 1-2
    • Capacity: 13 passengers
    • Length: 43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)
    • Wingspan: 54 ft 6 in (16.61 m)
    • Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
    • Wing area: 303 ft2 (28.2 m2)
    • Empty weight: 7755 lb (3520 kg)
    • MTOW: 12,500 lb (5670 kg)
    • Power plant: two P & W Canada PT6A-42 turboprops, 850 shp (635kW) each

    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 339 mph (294 knots, 545 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,600m)
    • Cruise speed: 333 mph (289 knots, 536 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,620 m) (max cruise)
    • Stall speed: 86 mph (75 knots, 139 km/h) IAS (flaps down)
    • Range: 2,075 mi (1,800 nm, 3,338 km) with maximum fuel and 45 minute reserve
    • Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (10,700 m)
    • Rate of climb: 2,450 ft/min (12.5 m/s)
    • Wing loading: 41.3 lb/ft2 (201.6 kg/m2)
    • Power/mass: 0.14 hp/lb (220 W/kg)

    Raymond Andersen
    Ray's Aviation
    [email protected]

    Purchase Here


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