Fernando Herrera of Carenado reports: ".......After 4 months of development, Carenado finished the beta testing of its latest development: the classic and beloved Piper Cherokee 180F. This product was developed using latest techniques and new standards like moving pilots. We expect to satisfy our customer with our attention to details, excellent virtual cockpit and 4 paint schemes. The official release will be in the next days.
The latest offer from Carenado is the simulation of Piper Cherokee 180F. Developed using the latest cutting edge technologies and techniques, Piper Cherokee 180F is guaranteed to set the bar high for upcoming releases on flight simulations.
Some of the features of Piper Cherokee 180F include moving pilots, amazingly accurate virtual cockpit, multiple paint schemes, Full moving ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps and rolling wheels, doors that can be opened, dynamic shines, reflections, pressure chamber, antennas, fuel tank etcetera.
The flight model is simply awesome. Powered by Lycoming O-360-A4A four cylinder 180 horse power engine, this small GA aircraft flies like a dream. There are various liveries to choose from, and also you can fly with just the pilot or with a passenger. The details of the aircraft are well researched, with even the sounds for the aircraft recorded from a real Piper Cherokee.
The first panel visible during the start of the plane IFR panel soon switches to VFR panel on clicking on the upper part. This view shows the gauges as well as the front of the aircraft. The animations like opening and closing of doors, turning of gear wheel, pilot interacting with the flight control etcetera are worth mentioning.
The illumination during the night is brilliantly done, with features night lights, navigation lights, beacons, landing lights etcetera. The simulation of panels in cockpit and the gauges lit during the night is accurately rendered.
The documentation includes PDF files for Checklist, Performance data, Emergency Procedures, Information and Design, and a panel document with the detailed layout of the cockpit. The installation of this general aviation aircraft for Fs2004 is simple and easy, done by just running the executable file.
Overall, this flight is a must have for all those who wish for an aircraft with good impression of speed and flight. Install the Piper Cherokee 180F and experience the joy of flying, today!