• Review: Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D

    Review: Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for P3D V4 & V5

    By Alex Dickinson

    Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D

    Intro

    Hello everyone, welcome back to another one of my reviews. Today we are going to be looking at the Captain Sim 767 Version 2 for P3D V4 and V5. I was very keen to review this model as I am a big 767 fan. In fact, one of the very first add-ons I got for FSX was the CLS 767, so I was extremely keen to experience a 767 within Prepar3D.

    In service since 1982, the 767 has been one of the most versatile airliners every created, with over 1,100 built in several different variants. Today, the 767 has been replaced by the more modern 787 for most airlines, but the airframe is still being built as a freighter and has proved to be a big hit for cargo carriers such as Prime Air, UPS and DHL.

    Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D     Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D

    Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D     Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D

    Exterior

    Captain Sim has crafted a truly authentic and accurate representation of the Boeing 767. There is a huge amount of detail throughout the model, especially on the exterior. An example of this is the thousands of holes which make up the nacelle anti-ice system. Also included are the remarkable 4K or 2K (adjustable) textures, which together with PBR, provides (on certain liveries), a stunning metallic look. It is for this reason that chrome liveries such as American Airlines have never looked so good within a flight simulator (I have yet to experience the new Microsoft Flight Simulator).

    Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D     Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D

    Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D     Captain Sim Boeing 767 II for Prepar3D

    Interior

    Moving inside, and users will notice a cockpit not too dissimilar from the Boeing 757. This is because the Boeing 767 is the big brother to the 757, and as such they have a lot in common, one of them being the same cockpit design. However, the 767 does have some small differences such as fuel dumping and cargo heat options. I am glad that all of these differences have been included and the cockpit is accurate to that of the early Boeing 767s. There was also good functionality throughout as all the systems seemed to work as expected. Unfortunately though, the passenger section of the 767 was only accessible via the locked spot view, unlike their earlier models which allowed you to do a complete walk-through. Captain Sim...if you're reading this...perhaps you could add this feature in a future update?


    8 Comments
    1. gt401964's Avatar
      gt401964 -
      Reasonable prices for this I must say. Well done...
    1. W33's Avatar
      W33 -
      Good review, many thanks!

      W33
    1. lmhariano's Avatar
      lmhariano -
      Quote Originally Posted by gt401964 View Post
      Reasonable prices for this I must say. Well done...
      100 USD for only the 763, and only PW engines? Sorry, but with that price tag I expect at least Maddog quality, WXR and EGPWS, and systems depth beyond the old Level-D 767 (which I have). Not convinced.
    1. rooitou's Avatar
      rooitou -
      Quote Originally Posted by gt401964 View Post
      Reasonable prices for this I must say. Well done...
      Wait, what!? Glad I'm not flying tubeliners and not part of this madness
    1. Alex Dickinson's Avatar
      Alex Dickinson -
      Quote Originally Posted by lmhariano View Post
      100 USD for only the 763, and only PW engines? Sorry, but with that price tag I expect at least Maddog quality, WXR and EGPWS, and systems depth beyond the old Level-D 767 (which I have). Not convinced.
      It does have WXR and EGPWS.
    1. Alex Dickinson's Avatar
      Alex Dickinson -
      There is also a video review on my channel as well. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiaaN7UWEqM
    1. g5flyer's Avatar
      g5flyer -
      I'll say this. Yes, the 100 bucks for this was steep. I did some extensive research before diving in. I purchased and was deeply shocked by it. I did some flight and stall tests and it was right on the money. 100 is steep, but it is a solid product. That's for those sitting on the fence.
    1. dasnyder's Avatar
      dasnyder -
      As a long time Level-D 767 Home Cockpit Builder, I was super excited to learn that this CS767 also has FULL Home Cockpit Building Support!!!!! In fact, I was able to reproduce my 2-D panels from Level-D to have my full instrument panel. I am in the process of changing over my old FSX Level-D over to P3D v5 and CS767. The Level-D is solid, but it is really hurt that it is stuck on FSX, so for me, it was well worth the $100
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