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Carenado's T-34B Mentor Released for FSX/P3D

Last updated Fri, 03 Aug 2018 21:22:37 GMT
Originally posted on Sun, 06 Jun 2004 23:23:02 GMT

Carenado recently has released another one of their beautifully portrayed aircraft. You can now do your 'flying lessons' like many pilots have done in the past century, on the T-34B Beechcraft Mentor, which was used extensively for initial airforce pilot training. It is a tandem seater with full aerobatic capabilities. The model comes in two versions and has all the 'regular' FS2004 features such as virtual cockpit, realistic shine effects, realistic flight model, animated parts and more. It even comes with two cockpits.

Carenado's T-34B Mentor in FSX.

Carenado is known for their virtual simulation planes, and as an industry leader, garners admiration for its quality, detail, and beautifully portrayed aircraft. Harnessing the capabilities embedded in Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004, Carenado allows the user to control their own quality planes. The T-34B Beechcraft Mentor, is another in the long line of quality Carenado aircraft.

Available in a public capacity since 1998, The T-34B Beechcraft Mentor and Microsoft's Flight Simulator are the same tolls utilized by pilots for initial air force pilot training for its attention to detail and accuracy. And for good reason. The T-34B reacts and responds accurately to the users prompts as a real plane would, and Carenado went through hours of research to make sure that every detail was replicated accurately.

The T-34B plane is a single-engined tandem seater, as opposed to single seater, and has full aerobatic capabilities. Every detail was accurately measured and recreated, including basing performance from the observations and stories of pilots. Pre-flight checklists hedge every procedure required by law, and while one will not be licensed to fly an actual plane, with physical reinforcement, one could learn quite easily.

Carenado planes are used by schools and government agencies to assist learning pilots. The model comes with two versions, two-bladed and three-bladed. Polygon optimization enhances every feature and light. The plane is stocked with full moving parts, including a moving pilot, elevators, rudders, rolling wheels, and smoke effects. Realistic textures and original Mentor paint design, as well as optimizing the pilot, pressure chamber, and antennas add to the list of visual effects.

In short, this plane looks, feels, and handles as a T-34B should. Flight Simulation software also features a virtual cockpit, realistic shine effects, realistic flight models, animated parts, and more. Carenado faithfully utilizes every feature available to bring the best aviation experience to the user, and The Carenado T-34B Mentor is no exception.

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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