Piaggio P-166DL3 SEM Patrol Version
- Complete with Base Model
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- 7.41 MB
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- Free (Freeware)
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The archive mn_p166ds.zip has 64 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|
Having never had the pleasure of flying a Piaggio before, I was recommended to try this out by a friend on the site. So, I picked up this take on this take of the aircraft, created by Andrew Spring of P166.com. So, what did I think of this mod, part of a long-term project that released numerous aircraft just like this?
A small lightweight twin aircraft by definition, I soon found that working the aircraft from the cockpit was a lot of work. Fun work, though, for sure! I had a lot of fun flying around with this new cockpit. While the learning environment was a little tough, I did quickly get used to this piece of kit.
The aircraft itself, though, is based on a model that flew in the late 50s, with the addition of turbo-prop engines, avionics, fuel capacity and electrics. Thanks to this, then, they’ve taken a bit of a relic and made it a lot more fun to fly than it would be flying the outdated old edition. This carries a lot of the characteristics of the original, the tailplane and the wings included, but other than that just about everything has been changed, improved or modernized in some manner.
However, I do have to admit that I could probably upload a Greatest Hits of Crashes video to go with this. I found it quite ungainly to fly and thus it soon become a bit of a challenge for me to get used to. While I did enjoy being able to fly around with this piece of kit, I did find that it felt alien to me – someone who is more used to more modern equipment, being truthful!
A Greatly Enjoyable Learning Experience
Still, I do enjoy a little vintage flight and with this I got to enjoy what many would deem to be the definition of vintage. The aircraft typically featured, to my knowledge, as some kind of high-density troop transport or as some kind of sonar detection system. Another popular job that it had at the time was being a powerful anti-smuggling patrol vehicle, looking for insidious activity in the seas and skies.
The Italian Coast Guard and Finance Guard made good use of this piece of kit, too.
With this add-on, then, you get to make use of a glut of useful features. From a fully clickable and dynamic virtual cockpit, the model is matched by the operation. Photorealistic textures and a specific attention to detail on specs and scale was a big part of the mod. For me, it’s one that would be well worth installing if you want to start enjoying an aircraft with some added charm.
Many aircraft from this era can feel very different to what most of us would be used to today. However, that can make them a fun and engaging challenge to fly. While I certainly couldn’t say that I mastered this aircraft, I certainly enjoyed all the time that I spent crashing it!
A definite recommendation from me, if you are looking for an aircraft with a class and a charm to it.
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