FSX Beechcraft Starship, Version 5.1

PreviewBeech was looking for a new generation of corporate transports. They looked to Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites Inc. to design and produce the SCAT1, an 85% scale technology demonstrator of a conard-configured aircraft. Successing in testing led to the Model 2000 Starship 1. The first of 3 flying p...

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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3.19 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 4 PRO members.

Beech was looking for a new generation of corporate transports. They looked to Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites Inc. to design and produce the SCAT1, an 85% scale technology demonstrator of a conard-configured aircraft. Successing in testing led to the Model 2000 Starship 1. The first of 3 flying pre-production Starship 1s flew on Feburary 15, 1986. After flying and statice tests, the first production machine flew on April 25, 1989. Created with FSDS 2.10. This model features reflective textures. This FS9 model has been modified to work in FSX.

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The archive starxupd.zip has 10 files and directories contained within it.

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starupd.zip11.05.062.97 MB
starxud1.jpg03.20.0669.33 kB
starxud5.jpg03.20.0624.76 kB
starxud7.jpg03.20.0666.28 kB
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flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
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As far as my memories of aircraft go, one of my main memories is of the Beechcraft ‘Starship’ version; when I was a fair bit younger than I am today, it was one of the pinnacles of aviation at the time. As someone who was just getting into this kind of thing at the turn of the 1980s, it was really exciting to learn of these kinds of aircraft.

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Something Fresh

I was looking to get a new generation of high-end corporate transports into my flight simulation experience, and I was absolutely delighted when I came across this awesome remake of the old Beechcraft Starship. I decided to give it a go and download it hoping that my old nostalgia would not be rocked too much.

This was a proper part of the next generation of Beechcraft that made them so popular today, as they looked at various ways to improve their position in the 80s. The Starship was one of their projects, and the aircraft itself soon became a bit of a legend in its own right. Testing began and before long this conard-configured machine was in the skies.

Although the aircraft might not hold the same attention of detail and depth today that it did back then, it was still a major part of aviation history and made a big name for the Beechcraft group become even bigger.

Hugely Detailed

The model itself, though, was the most impressive thing. With awesome reflective textures that look authentic and detailed rather than cheap and nasty, this does a wonderful job of capturing the details of the proper Starship and making it stand out from the crowd.

It’s got the brilliant design and features that you would hope to see from a professional mod like this, whilst also making sure that it carries all of the features and extras that made the original model jump out.

I was hugely impressed by the attention to detail in the way that the aircraft flew, too. From reading into various factors about the real thing I soon found out that it has a major range of additions and improvements to both the model and the cockpit to bring it to life in proper fashion. All of the little features that you would hope to see are added in such as working gauges and various other major improvements to get help you get the best quality of flight possible.

The Verdict

In short, if you are a fan of this aircraft (like me) and want to fly a genuine attempt at properly remaking it, start here. The quality and depth of the product is well worth remembering, giving you a fresh and easy to understand way of using one of the most engaging aircraft of its day in a modern simulator.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Installation Instructions

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Fly Away SimulationSat, 06 Aug 2011 10:10:27 GMT

Seems like a great aircraft.

Dick BlackburnFri, 05 Aug 2011 19:24:49 GMT


jetranger04Fri, 31 Jul 2009 22:49:26 GMT
Really good aircraft. Needs some cockpit view work but over all very nice.
poohsdaddyFri, 15 Aug 2008 11:08:58 GMT
Fun plane, nice too fly.
TimmileySun, 03 Aug 2008 17:33:22 GMT
brickwall132Wed, 30 May 2007 19:27:32 GMT
this is my favorite plane, its fast and very easy to land, but it has no vc.

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