Carenado : Beechcraft B350i King Air – FSPilot’s Review !!!

Welcome to our review of the Carenado Beechcraft B350i King Air for FSX and P3D.

ProLine21 system featuring:
                Two navigation modes: VNAV and NAV
                Flight plan creation based on real procedures
                Weather radar screen*
                Situation awareness
                Set different altitudes for different waypoints (VNAV)
                Navigraph database (AIRAC cycle 1310 included)
                Load a departure procedure (SID)
                Load an arrival (STAR)
                Load an approach (RNAV, ILS, VOR, etc.)
HD quality textures (4096 x 4096)
3D knobs technology for better manipulation of elements in VC.
Original HQ digital 3D stereo sounds.
Complete back cabin
Customizable panel for controlling windows transparency, instrument reflections and static elements such as wheel chocks and sights props.
Real behavior compared to the real airplane.
Real weight and balance.
Tested by real pilots.

Special Features
Original ProLine21 systems:
                Primary Flight Display (PFD)
                Multi Function Display (MFD)
                Flight Guidance Panel (FGP)
                Display Control Panel (DCP)
                Control Display Unit (CDU)
                Flight Management System (FMS)
Updatable Navigraph database
Full FSX and P3D v3.0 compatible.

NOTE : You don´t need to have a subscription with Navigraph because this products comes with an October 2013 Navigraph database which has all the information you need to perform a flight. But if you want to keep your database up to date you will need a subscription with Navigraph

Included in the package
5 HD liveries
1 HD Blank livery
B350i Emergency Checklist PDF
B350i Normal Checklist PDF
B350i Performance Tables
B350i Reference PDF
Carenado Proline 21 PDF
Carenado RTU PDF
Recommended Settings PDF

Technical Requirements
Windows Vista, 7 or 10.
Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX with SP1 and SP2 (or Acceleration Pack) installed or Lockheed Martin – Prepar3D Flight Simulator v2.5 or v3.0. or FSX Steam Edition.
i3 processor/3GHz or similar
Minimum 2GB RAM (Recommended 4GB RAM)
512MB graphics card.
1.1GB available hard disk space.

INTERNET CONNECTION is required for installing this product.

Walk Around :

These ground views show off the very well defined features of the Carenado Beechcraft B350i King Air. The modelling of this twin turbine engine aircraft is as usual is to their very high standards for smoothness and detailing. The main cabin door and wing baggage bay doors have well defined cutouts, smooth animation and show no signs of bleed when closed. Internal detail in the baggage bay is well defined and nicely detailed as are the access steps built into the main cabin door. Panel lines and rivet /screw detailing is very nicely done through textures and bump mapping. All textures are very well mapped and show almost no signs of texture misalignment, stretching effects etc. Textures are very crisp even when on high zoom factors. Exterior lighting is to a good standard of positioning, light effects and bloom.

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Close ups – In-flight

These close up In-flight shots further show the level of detailing made by the developers to reproduce this aircraft as accurately as possible, every image is full of the detail, including the landing gear and flying controls all of which have smooth animations and don’t interfere with local structures. Engine start up is well implemented with appropriate smoke effect. As with all Carenado models the static wicks balance when the engines are running. Great effects.

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Internal detailing – Including Instrument panel, cockpit and pax cabin :

The same level of detailing is on the inside of the aircraft as well as the outside. The cockpit, instrument panel, three large displays, stdby ADI, analogue gauges, levers, switches etc. are beautifully modeled with crisp textures and display characters even at high or lower zoom factors. Marks and reflections on the cockpit windows are evident, great effects. Functionality of the instrumentation is very good with all operating as expected, including navigation instruments etc. The quarter light windows on both sides of the cockpit can be opened. Window anti glare blinds are animated from the side parked position to in front of the main windscreen. Both control columns can be individually hidden. The main pax cabin is decked out with a VIP leather and high quality wood veneer in a very tasteful color mix that co-ordinates with the carpeting. A rear cabin sliding door is animated to divide the main entrance stair and baggage area. There are various cabinets which are also detailed in the wood veneer. All texturing is spot on with little to no stretching or mis-alignment of the textures, all very nicely implemented. All in all a very nicely recreated cockpit and cabin.

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Liveries Supplied in addition to all white:

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Cockpit & Cabin Night Lighting

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End of Review