is a comprehensive and powerful flight simulator
available for the personal computer. X-Plane simulates
anything that flies: from single-engine fixed wing props
to multi-engine jets; gliders to dirigibles; helicopters
to spacecraft to VTOLs such as the V-22 Osprey and AV8-B
X-Plane has the most realistic flight model
available for personal computers. It comes with subsonic and supersonic flight
dynamics, simulating aircraft from the Bell 206 Jet-Ranger helicopter and Cessna
172 light plane to the supersonic SR-71 and Mach-3 XB-70 Valkyrie.
X-Plane comes with 29 aircraft spanning the aviation industry (and history), and
several hundred more are freely downloadable from the internet.
X-Plane includes global scenery. You can land at any of thousands of airports,
as well as test your mettle on aircraft carriers, helipads on building tops,
frigates that pitch and roll in the waves, and oil rigs. Weather is variable
from clear skies and high visibility to thunderstorms with controllable wind,
wind shear, turbulence, and microbursts. Rain, snow and clouds are available for
an instrument flying challenge, and thermals are available for the gliders!
X-Plane can download real weather data from the internet, allowing you to fly in
actual current conditions!
X-Plane also has detailed failure-modeling, with 35 systems that can be failed
manually, or randomly when you least expect it! You can fail instruments,
engines, flight controls, and landing gear at any moment.
X-Plane includes Plane-Maker which allows you to create your own airplanes, and
World-Maker which lets you create your own scenery. Also included is Weather
Briefer which produces a weather briefing based on actual weather conditions
downloaded from the net.
X-Plane is extremely customizable, allowing you to easily create textures,
sounds, and instrument panels for your own airplanes that you design.
Processor: any @2GHz+
Available Hard Drive: 60 GB
Video Card: 64 MB VRAM
Recommended: USB Joystick or yoke, Internet
(256 MB VRAM recommended)
ATI Radeon series (7000 or better): 7000/VE series, 7200, 7500, 8500,
All-In-Wonder 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X800
Nvidia® Quadro series: Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4
Nvidia® Geforce series (GeForce2 and better): GeForce2, GeForce3, 3 Ti,
GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440, GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950,
GeForce 6600, 6800
Intel® Extreme Graphics (non-T&L requires 2.0 GHz processor): 82845, 82865,
|This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 December, 2009.