Well, the really good news about the current beta is the inclusion of control profiles. Very cool how you can now assign a profile to an aircraft, so you don’t have to load one when you switch aircraft.
In my struggle to select a suitable aircraft for MUDSPIKE Christmas 2017 trip, I had pretty much settled on the Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended amphibian in P3DV4. In fact, I even flew the first leg.
But try as I may, I can’t get over how much better the terrain looks in XP11 with the free ortho photos layered on top. Also, as much as I like the AS for P3D weather applet, I prefer the overall look and feel of X-Enviro. In P3D, even with Orbx goodness, it’s hard not to feel like I’m in a simulator. In XP when I look out of the window, it looks real IMO. One looks painted, the other doesn’t. No contest really.
The trouble with XP11, because it was in beta for so long, there are still a lot of aircraft whom have small compatibility issues. The Carenado PC12 was my first choice for XP, but the annunciator panel has a number of lights that can’t be extinguished no matter the aircraft configuration. So still testing.