[FSX P3D] Alabeo – Cessna C441 V1.3 Money Hack
I’m just wanting you to do what you feel is best and truly what the sim is designed to do and that is to tell an accurate story. I know, therefore, that there will come a time when others find holes in the Cessna CF56 and that there will be tweaks to improve that aircraft. And there will be others that feel like the P3D Comanche is one of the prettiest aircraft in the game, and that are absolutely right. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be an untouchable aircraft. The Cessna CF56 might have an undeserved reputation as a poorly handled aircraft, but I would still play it if I was on my list.
I’m going to be blunt. The plane is, bluntly, boring, and that’s just not what I’m looking for out of a virtual aircraft. Sure, I can respect the fact that they didn’t build it in this scale and that they really have to be careful about trying to get the exact sound, but I feel like it’s because they knew it was going to be boring and didn’t want to step outside the box and try to push the limits. I understand that, which is why I’m trying to support the whole kitset thing. Just because I don’t like a plane because I feel it’s not done to my liking, doesn’t mean I hate the entire plane, just the part I didn’t like. But that’s not the point. The point is what you think is an error and what you think is an outright mistake. I think that Alabeo put as much effort into the production of the Cessna 441 as if they were building the real thing. Just because I don’t like something, doesn’t mean the entire thing is bad. I like the way the engine nacelle is built. I like the door. I like the nose wheel. I like the engine nacelle. I like the way the plane feels when I’m actually flying it. I like the body when I’m in the air. I like the way that the pilot seat moves when I’m in the plane.
The primary problem is that the PC-12 is an ageing aircraft with unique problems not common to other aircraft in its class. One of these is the cold and wet bleeding problem. New multi cylinder engines like the PT6B are not manufactured with much in common with older models, and such can often be a problem in new models. The PC-12 had a common four cylinder engine available in the PC-9 that would have been OK, but the six cylinder PT6B-70 was a more recent model which did not have the problem. Since its arrival Alabeo has patched this issue, however the issues are still present.
The third trick of the Cessna 400 series is the use of fuel injection. Although they are not used in the company’s piston series, or even older production jets, the application of fuel injection is reasonably proven in the light business jet market. Fuel injection is used on the 400 series to several major advantages. It can be tuned to the application and needs of each aircraft to meet the demand of the pilot. It can allow an engine to achieve a number of different power settings with the same performance, as opposed to having to buy a completely different engine for each application. This is especially important for a low speed aircraft like the PC-12 where starting and stopping can be a major problem. The pneumatic valves used on carburetors can be dangerous and are mainly only used on military aircraft.
Perhaps the most innovative feature of the PC-12 is its ability to mount vertical and horizontal landing gear to the fuselage and not the wings. This removes the main wing structure and the main wheel well from the aircraft fuselage, but increases the load of the wings. The short mainwheels provide good ground handling and the high mounted wheel well reduces the ground pressure compared to a traditional layout. It also allows the use of tricycle landing gear, which would not be possible with conventional Cessna 400 series wing mounted landing gear. The high mounted wheel well reduces the ground pressure under the aircraft but is a potential hazard to the pilot in a high speed aero-braking event.