• Review: Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack

    CRJ Series Pack

    Publisher: Virtualcol

    Review Author:
    Michael Hayware

    Suggested Price:
    $24.90

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    The Canadair Regional Jet or CRJ family is a series of aircraft developed and built by Bombardier since 1991. Starting out life as a Challenger 600, it was lengthened and converted into a commercial aircraft for shorter, regional routes. 1,825 have been built as of March 2017.

    Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack

    Virtualcol, who are known for their low-budget and easy to use packages aimed at newer simmers, released their CRJ Series pack in June 2017, which included every variation of CRJ (albeit the 100, which was the exact same as a 200 with modified engines) and over 100 liveries included.

    In this review, I will be taking a closer look at this aircraft and giving my overall verdict on what this package has to offer the user.

    Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack     Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack

    Aircraft Specification

     
    CRJ-200
    CRJ-700
    CRJ-900
    CRJ-1000
    Crew
    2 (Captain, Co-Pilot)
    Length
    87ft 10in (26.77m)
    106ft 1in (32.3m)
    118ft 11in (36.2m)
    128ft 5in (39.1m)
    Wingspan
    69ft 7in (21.21m)
    76ft 3in (23.2m)
    81ft 7in (24.9m)
    85ft 11in (26.2m)
    Height
    20ft 5in (6.22m)
    24ft 10in (7.6m)
    24ft 7in (7.5m)
    Empty Weight
    30,500lbs (13,835kg)
    44,245lbs (20,069kg)
    48,160lbs (21,845kg)
    51,120lbs (23,188kg)
    Maximum Takeoff Weight
    51,000lbs (23,133kg)
    75,000 lbs (34,019kg)
    84,500lbs (38,330kg)
    91,800lbs (41,640kg)
    Powerplant
    GE CF34-3B1
    GE CF34-8C5B1
    GE CF34-8C5
    GE CF34-8C5A1

    Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack     Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack

    Aircraft Performance

     
    CRJ-200
    CRJ-700
    CRJ-900
    CRJ-1000
    Range
    1,345nm (2,491km)
    1,378nm (2,553km)
    1,553nm (2,876km)
    1,622nm (3,004km)
    Service Ceiling
    41,000ft (12,497m)
    Top Speed
    Mach 0.81 (460kt, 534mph, 860km/h)
    Mach 0.825 (473kt, 544mph, 876km/h)
    Mach 0.82 (470kt, 515mph, 829km/h)
    Takeoff Run (MTOW)
    5,800ft (1,770m)
    5,265ft (1,605m)
    6,360ft (1,939m)
    6,955ft (2,120m)

    7 Comments
    1. sith's Avatar
      sith -
      great review however even they improved the interior looks, still the exterior texturing is terrible compared with nowadays standards.
    1. b52bob's Avatar
      b52bob -
      Quote Originally Posted by sith View Post
      great review however even they improved the interior looks, still the exterior texturing is terrible compared with nowadays standards.
      Not the most up to date modeling there is around, but at the price point, fun to fly. I have many of their add ons and find them ok for fun flying. Seeing that they run them on sale frequently, a frugal way to collect medium quality aircraft at a low price. Plus, they install in P3D V4 with no problems.
    1. swanny's Avatar
      swanny -
      Sounds "perfect"! Thanks Michael
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      Hi Michael,

      Overall this is a very fair review of what appears to be a mixed bag of a product. Making a video review to go with it is a great idea. If you want to know whether the VirtuaCol CRJ is worth the price then this review gives you the answer.

      Sorry for nitpicking but pack (as in air conditioning pack) is not an acronym, so it doesn't need to be written in caps or with full stops (P.A.C.K.).

      Cheers,

      Kevin
    1. DrawyahGames's Avatar
      DrawyahGames -
      Quote Originally Posted by flightman View Post
      Sorry for nitpicking but pack (as in air conditioning pack) is not an acronym, so it doesn't need to be written in caps or with full stops (P.A.C.K.).
      I did initially write it as 'Packs', although that got changed in the editing. Other than that, glad you found it a good and fair review!
    1. gr8daz's Avatar
      gr8daz -
      A Great Product at a great price. Its notthe best on the market as of now but it is great for those people who dont want to spend alot of money on an Add-on. It has a very good model with excellent paint schemes with plenty of Airlines to choose from that are all included in the price. Great work!
    1. Coneman's Avatar
      Coneman -
      For those anal about systems, this isn't for you, but that should be obvious reading the product description. Virtualcol have upped their game as far as textures and vc. I would like to see them update their SF340 and Dash 8 as they did with the ATR.
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