With all of my sim time going to the DCS Hornet lately (and who could blame me?), X-Plane had been collecting a fair amount of virtual dust. But with guys like @PaulRix and @BeachAV8R going on about bush flying to exotic and remote landing strips, not to mention EuroFOXes (Avid C clone) and motor-gliders, my resistance crumbled.
What to do but fire up X-Plane and… oh well, an update needed, which broke some of my controller assignments, rearranged my custom scenery.ini, and dictated that a lot of add-ons needed reactivation. OK, that’s what I deserved for neglecting the hanger. While I’m at it, there were updates for my two favorite bush planes, the Soul Made Sims Beaver and the ASDG (may be out of biz already) Super Cub.
Making right of all of this took and hour and a half, but in the end well worth the effort.
Each of us has a sweet spot, hot button, or go-to aircraft and scenery if you will, and for me it’s tooling around the PNW in a Dehavilland Beaver, especially from Soul Made Sims. Full disclosure, there is a Shade Tree Beaver also offered in the org store, that includes a turbine version, and which might be superior. I can’t remember why I picked the SMS offering. But I do know that the sound, look, and feel are sublime to the point of making it necessary to my bush spiritual well being.
Could it be the smell?
Anyway, a few screens from a little jaunt departing from our beloved Bella Coola, SkyMaxx 4 Pro and Real Weather handling the environmentals. Nothing that you haven’t seen before, but here it is. Chip in his happy place.
One more, the outstanding Just Flight Turbo Arrow out of Stewart BC.