As every one probably by now knows I was considering it for a while now to do a P3D step up from my old trusty (actually these days just crashing) FSX and last Sunday after yet another VAS OOM sim crush, just before I was to start my descend after a two hour flight , I decided it is time for all Knight Aviation Aircraft to get the P3D conversion.
What kept me from doing it in the first place turned out to be a breeze. That was the buying online - "what if I do not receive the license like they say, how will I get support me being in South Africa ect." I had bad experiences before with well respected companies so I am a bit OCD about stuff like that. Immediately after payment my details where emailed and I was on my way.
The next step was downloading the 12,6 GB file, but luckily I have fiber at work and that too was not much effort to do.
Ok wait so some where there had to be a catch this is just to easy, it's like flying C172 with a 3 axes autopilot ......damm that would be just to easy. So I was expecting the install and run of P3D yeah there is where the catch going to be.............wrong I had a more difficulties buttering bread when the butter are bit cold...smooth sailing. Well done Lockheed Martin.
On Monday night after installing P3D I just had enough time to fire up P3D just to see how it looks like and I kicked the tires and light the fires of the C130 just for a quick flip and with not knowing the AC panel quite good or speeds and my joystick not setup yet I .......mmmmmm crashed landed on the runway. Guess Knight Aviation won't be doing Cargo for awhile unless we can borrow Brains 747.......
Back to the Sim
Tonight I got every thing setup and imported my B738 from FSX into P3D and did a circuit at FACT.
The default scenery is so much better. It feels and looks much better then FSX even, that is to me any-case. Now we will just have to see how it does on longer flights. I also need to fine tune every thing still. I will work out what works best as I continue with the Aussie Pacific tour.
Here are some pics of the new P3D B738 at FACT and over Table Mountain.