Review: ALABEO - PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 for FSX and P3D
If you are looking for a realistic and detailed simulation of a crop duster aircraft, you might want to check out the PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 from ALABEO. This add-on is compatible with both FSX and P3D, and it features high quality 3D models, textures, sounds, animations, and flight dynamics.
The PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 is a single-engine, low-wing, taildragger aircraft that was designed for agricultural spraying and dusting. It can carry up to 375 gallons of liquid or 3,000 pounds of dry material in its hopper. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A turboprop engine that delivers 650 horsepower.
The ALABEO version of the PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 comes with four liveries, two models (with and without spreader), and a custom panel and gauges. It also includes realistic effects such as crop duster spray effect, dynamic propeller shine effect, volumetric side view prop effect, and material shines and reflections.
One of the highlights of this add-on is the ability to simulate crop dusting operations. You can load different types of chemicals or fertilizers in the hopper, adjust the flow rate and spray angle, and see the effect on the ground. You can also use the GPS or the map to plan your route and monitor your progress.
The flight model of the PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 is accurate and responsive. You can feel the weight and drag of the load in the hopper, as well as the torque and prop wash of the engine. The aircraft is easy to fly, but it requires some skill and attention to land safely on short and rough fields.
The sound package of the PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 is immersive and realistic. You can hear the distinctive whine of the turboprop engine, the wind noise, the flap and gear sounds, and the spray effect. The cockpit is also well designed and functional. You can access all the switches and knobs, as well as use the custom GPS or the default FSX/P3D GPS.
The ALABEO - PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 is a fun and challenging add-on for FSX and P3D users who want to experience a different kind of flying. It is available for download from various online stores for $24.95 USD. You can find more information and screenshots on the ALABEO website.
The PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 is not only a crop duster, but also a versatile utility aircraft. It can be used for other missions such as aerial photography, surveying, firefighting, or even skydiving. The ALABEO add-on allows you to customize the load and the payload of the aircraft, as well as the fuel quantity and the weight and balance.
The graphics and visuals of the PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 are stunning and realistic. The 3D models and textures are high quality and detailed, and they reflect the wear and tear of a working aircraft. The cockpit is also fully 3D and clickable, and it features realistic shadows and lighting effects. The external views are also impressive, especially when you see the spray effect on the ground.
The PA36 Pawnee Brave 375 is a fun and unique add-on for FSX and P3D users who want to try something different from the usual airliners or general aviation aircraft. It is a well-made and realistic simulation of a crop duster aircraft that offers a lot of features and options. It is also compatible with FSX Steam Edition and P3D v4. 061ffe29dd