FSX Battlestar Galactica Viper II Rev. 2
- Complete with Base Model
- Download hits
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
- File size
- 2.18 MB
- Virus Scan
- Scanned 18 days ago (clean)
- Access to file
- Free (Freeware)
- Content Rating
The archive bsgvipr2.zip has 42 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
While I never watched Battlestar Galactica too much myself growing up, I was more than aware of the Viper. I decided to pick this up on an afternoon with not much else on, seeking a bit of engagement and adventure away from the norm. When I downloaded this model, though, I have to say that I was damn impressed with the work put in by Bruce Fitzgerald.
I spent some time comparing images of the model with the ‘real thing’ (you know what I mean!) and found it was very accurate. Each little section appears to be in scale and in shape, with everything from the color and the hue of the paintwork to the detail on the venting impressing me.
Attention to Detail
Clearly, Bruce has done a good job of recreating the real thing. Add in the fact that it flies with a real style, too, and it becomes much easier to see why this is such a hit with fans of the series. Designed to be capable of the max speed in FSX – 2667kts – this is actually quite easy to fly. It’s extremely stable and smooth for something that feels like it’s about to crash and crack under the pressure of the pace you are going.
I struggled at first to handle it – it felt like going on Buckaroo all over again!
This was extremely fast, but I merely found flying at such a pace the challenge. The Viper itself handles itself like a dream – it’s as if you are flying at normal paces. With high-end dynamic pressure resistance, too, it never really feels under strain even when you are giving it 100%.
Add in the high-thrust and vectored thrust, too, and the inclusion of awesome spoilers and little add-ons such as deflection flaps, and it’s easy to see why the Viper is so easy to fall in love with.
By the way, this is the second revision of the model: this adds new gears, animated canopies, a new gun effect style, and a radar. All of these features come to live with easy to help create a much more integrated and enjoyable aviation experience.
If I could recommend any kind of model to take to the skies with, then it would absolutely need to be this. I might just need to go and watch the full Battlestar Galactica series now, to try and fall in love with the Viper even more!
Whether you just love rapid aircraft or you want to remind yourself of your love for the series, I heartily recommend you try this out right away.
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