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Posted 27 September 2010 - 08:23 AM



I bought this aircraft purely for its low and slow capabilities, with an eye for a bit of VFR touring, and I was very impressed. The flight model seems pretty realistic, from the moment you start the engine right up to shut down. The 'plane is pretty benign, all in all, being developed as a Light Sport trainer, and I think thats a role that would suit her well in the real world, as well as in the sim. First off though, I've got to mention how she looks, because she's a treat to sit in. With TrackIR, looking round the cockpit you get a real sence of 'being there'. The bump mapping on the wings showing all the rivets as well as the undulations in the skin of the wing, for instance in a turn, as the light moves around the wing, you get a real sence of the 3D nature of the beast. In many ways, I feel like I'm flying in a RealAir creation, as the level of detail is just spot on. Now, with all this eye candy, how does the sim cope with her? Well, I have my frame rate set to 20FPS and didn't see it drop below that over any of the areas I flew.

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Anyway, heres the official blurb from here ...

The Tecnam Sierra is a sleek, modern 2 seater aircraft designed for the new Light Sport Aircraft category. Tapered, laminar flow airfoils with upturned wing tips and a streamlined fuselage give the Sierra outstanding performance with responsive controls while still offering stable flight characteristics. Fitted with a Rotax 912 100HP engine the Sierra cruises at 110 kts and climbs at over 1000 ft/min. The canopy offers excellent visibility and can even be opened in flight.

Features:
  • Native FSX model with bump and specular maps
  • Highly detailed Virtual Cockpit with full animations and mouse control (you can even open and close the air vents)
  • Virtual Cockpit rain effects (with exterior rain effects on canopy)
  • Silky smooth 3D gauges
  • Custom radios package (note: uses default 295 GPS)
  • Custom engine startup and temperature logic
  • 10 Liveries included. 2 Australian, 2 New Zealand and 1 UK plus 5 that allow the user to set the registration number
  • Animation Manager controls display of pilot, passenger, joystick, wheel covers, tiedowns, pitot covers. You can even control whether the pilot or passenger wears sunglasses.
  • Special model that provides compatibility with the Reality XP 530 or 430 GPS (RXP GPS not included) as well as allowing additional avionics to be installed
  • Full lighting including Instrument, Strobe, Nav and Landing lights
  • Tested by genuine Sierra pilots
  • High quality realistic sounds
  • Pilot's Handbook and Quick Start guide included
  • Paintkit available
  • Please note that there is no 2D panel with this aircraft
Demo available. Evaluate for yourself how this aircraft will perform on your system. Download the demo by clicking here.

System requirements

Recommended:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X with SP2 or Acceleration or Gold
Dual Core CPU
2GB RAM
1024MB Graphics card
Win XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:33 PM

I totally agree, I have this too, it's a great plane at a very fair price.

Anthony Lynch has given so much free stuff to the FS community so it was my pleasure to buy it from him.
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