As cabin fever and boredom sets in I find myself spending more money on X-Plane. This thread serves for you to weigh in on the best module in each class. I find the quality of modules in XP varies greatly. Some of them my have 4k textures but limited systems interaction and a simplistic flight model. The gauntlet has been laid down. What are your favorites/must haves and why?
MODULES MUST BE XP11 & VR COMPATIBLE
HotStart TBM 900.
This has been the surprise winner in GA for me. The flight model feels extremely believable, the systems are study level, and it has a unique damage persistence feature that keeps track of your maintenance costs, damages, battery run down, etc. (I fodded the engine because I didn’t put the caps on the intake and exhaust when i landed the other day.) It’s got plenty of power, full avionics, pressurized, etc. Excellent in VR.
Zibo 737x mod
Can’t beat free, and this thing has it all. Not a huge fan of airliners, but it has great visuals, sounds, systems, and flies about what I would think a 737 would. It is also great in VR. Haven’t spent enough time in it for a full review.
I don’t own any, so I’m looking for recommendations. The hawk trainer looks decent.
X-Trident Bell 412.
I have reservations with this one. I drank too much and picked it up one night. VR is a little janky, its like its stuck in ergonomic control mode with makes handing the cyclic and collective a little akward. Hard to explain, but you have to tilt the controller rather than raising it up. Also can’t comment on the systems because I haven’t been to far into it yet. As most drunken nights go, she looked good so I took her home.
KSAN by MisterX6.
Freeware that looks great. Also has MCRD in pretty decent detail so I had to get it.
Stuff I have accumulated through Corona Time:
Saab 340A by Hot start
King Air 350 by AirFoil Labs
Diamond DA62 by Aerobask
ERJ Fleet by X-Crafts
I’m looking forward to yalls recommendations/favorites.