• Review: Carenado F33A Bonanza For X-Plane 11

    Review: Carenado F33A Bonanza For X-Plane 11

    Sean McLeod

    Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane


    It is my pleasure to review for you, the Carenado team's rendition of the aircraft with the distinction of having the longest continuous production run of any airplane in existence, the Beechcraft F33A Bonanza.

    Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane

    The six-seater, single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza began production in the year 1947 at the Beech Aircraft Corp. facility at Wichita, Kansas. More than 17,000 Bonanzas of all variants have been built. The F33A Bonanza model was produced from 1970 until 1994, powered by a Continental IO-520-B engine rated at 285 hp. When production ended, 821 examples had been built. (Data from Wikipedia)

    Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane     Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane

    The Carenado F33A Bonanza

    The Carenado team first produced a model of this aircraft for FS2004, and now they have recreated this sleek machine for your enjoyment in X-Plane 11. The list of special features for this model on their web site states "Version 1.1, only for X-Plane 11, state-of-the-art configurable FPS-friendly logic system, fully VR compatible, and full PBR (Physics-Based Rendering) giving superb material shines and reflections."

    Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane     Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane

    The litany of features described on the Carenado web site indicate the excellent level of quality you can expect to see when you fire up this model in X-Plane:

    • Specially designed engine dynamics for X-Plane 11
    • Flight physics optimized for X-Plane 11
    • Ground handling adapted for X-Plane 11
    • PBR-supported materials and textures
    • PBR materials authored with software used by the film and gaming industries
    • X-Plane GNS530 (FPS friendly)
    • Support for RealityXP GTN750
    • Goodway compatible
    • Realistic behavior compared to the real aircraft
    • Realistic weight and balance, tested by several pilots for maximum accuracy.

    Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane     Carenado - F33A Bonanza for X-Plane

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