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Digital Aviation Piper Cheyenne X (FSX+FS2004)


This add-on for the Microsoft Flight Simulator X is an extraordinary replica of the twin engine Piper Cheyenne with a new developed weather radar. The package contains no less than four versions of the most successful Turboprop family: Cheyenne II, I, IA and IIXL.

All four aircraft have been rebuilt and animated for the Flight simulator in 3-D fashion right down to the smallest of details. In this way mechanical parts such as ailerons, rudders, flaps, engines and even windscreen wipers move just like in the original aircraft.

The excellent graphics of both the 2D- and 3D-Cockpits are equipped with all the avionic instruments usually to be found inside these models and the precise flight dynamics have been developed with the help of real Cheyenne pilots. Besides the accurate panels for the pilot and the co-pilot, the cabin of the Cheyenne has also been rebuilt to the highest level of detail with its opening doors for the passengers and the freight.

The sounds, which are being used, have all been recorded on the real thing. Numerous liveries for all the available versions and an extensive documentation round of a superb simulation for both VFR and IFR pilots.

This version of the Digital Aviaton Piper Cheyene (FSX and FS2004) includes a new full functional weather radar.

Features:

  • Highly detailed 2D cockpit and exterior model for 4 different aircraft variants:
    • Cheyenne I
    • Cheyenne IA
    • Cheyenne II
    • Cheyenne IIXL
  • Fully functional virtual cockpit with very smooth gauges and controls
  • Each cockpit variation represents the actual aircraft variant
  • Flight dynamics have been developed with a real Cheyenne pilot
  • 2 different sound sets (with/without active noise reduction)
  • Extensive Documentation

Exterior model

  • Exterior has been modeled in every detail fully based on the FSX standards
  • Specular lighting maps (making reflections more realistic)
  • Aircrafts variants differ in size, engines, door arrangement
  • Cheyenne I in three liveries (2x Germany, USA)
  • Cheyenne IA in three liveries (Germany, France, Austria)
  • Cheyenne II in three liveries (France, USA, Netherlands)
  • Cheyenne IIXL in three liveries (Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland)
  • Full set of animations (control surfaces, trim tabs, doors, baggage compartments, gear, ice protection)
  • All doors can be handled separately
  • Exterior ground equipment, like power unit

Cockpit and avionics

  • Realistic 2D cockpit for all four variants, including different views: Default, VFR, IFR, approach/landing
  • Fully functional virtual cockpit
  • Virtual Cabin
  • Panel and cabin include a customized night lighting
  • Complete system simulation individually adapted
  • Fully functional weather radar incl. display of the flight plan and waypoints
  • Bendix King Silver Crown Plus Avionics Suite:
    • KMA 28 Audio Panel
    • KY196B COMM Radio (2x)
    • KN53 NAV Radio (2x)
    • KR87 ADF Receiver (2x) and KT76C Transponder (2x)
  • Trimble 2000 Approach Plus GPS with SID, STAR and Approach capability and updatable navigation database.
  • Bendix King KFC250 Autopilot (Cheyenne I and IA)
    Bendix King KFC300 Autopilot (Cheyenne II and IIXL)
  • Dukes Pressurization Controller (Cheyenne I and IA)
    Garrett Pressurization Controller (Cheyenne II and IIXL)
  • External Power Unit
  • Ground Clearance Function
  • In-Game configuration utility and load editor
  • Full GoFlight Hardware support

Systems simulation

  • Real engine start up procedure, with starter, generators and fuel levers
  • Electrical system with different bus for avionics
  • All internal and external lighting options
  • Cabin pressurization system

Aerodynamics and performance

  • Realistic flight dynamics developed in co-operation with real pilots
  • Accurate airspeeds, climb rates and fuel consumption
  • Stunning performance and exceptional flying capabilities


Video preview:

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Additional specifications:
Box/CD-Version (FSX / FS2004): Version 1.01 / 3.40 printed Manual (English)
Download-Version (FSX / FS2004): Version 4.00 / 4.00, Manual as a .pdf-file (German, English, French, Spanish)

The Box/CD version contains copies of this product for both FS2004 and FSX. If you order the download version you will find the FS2004 version under the "Additive Downloads" in your order history page. Please note the product page shows information and screenshots of the FSX version and the FS2004 version may vary.


Awards/Reviews:

2. place in the category "AIRCRAFT: GENERAL AVIATION, COMMUTER" , simFlight Awards 2008

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9 out of 10, FlightSimReviews.com

10 out of 10, Canadian Pilots

"simFlight Award 2006, Category: General & Business Aviation"

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"Award for Excellence in Aircraft Design", Flugsimulation.com:

10 of 10 stars, Flugsimulation.com

"Best Software 2006, Category: Best Payware GA 2006, Flugsimulation.com"

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"Award for Excellence", IFC United States:

5 of 5 stars, PC Pilot Magazine (Nov. 2006):

5 of 5 stars, FMA Forum

5 of 5 stars, YoYosims

Conclusion by FlightSimReviews.com
"I have to say this was the most enjoyable twin engine flight-sim experience I have ever had. This aircraft is outstanding and should be in everybody’s flight sim hangar. Beginners get some time under your belt; learn your navigation instruments well, and then get this plane and have the most realistic, and rewarding experience. Advanced pilots, this is the perfect aircraft if you want realism at its best. I give it two thumbs up and a 9 out of 10!!

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Conclusion by Avsim.com
"Cheyenne X has the right mix of ingredients to duplicate an immersive feel of flight, as best as can be achieved in a PC based simulation. Digital Aviation joins the ranks of top development teams by taking FSX to a new level with a very effective virtual cockpit and top exterior model. The aircraft itself lends itself well to casual VFR or the faster business of IFR, and as such, the Cheyenne X is a flexible high performance turboprop for anyone’s hangar."

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Conclusion by Canadian Pilots
"This add-on is as close to perfect as possible. You`d like to think there could be some improvements made to this add-on but I honestly cannot think of anything wrong with the add-on. It is worthy of your hard-earned cash; combining all possibilities of FS9 this add-on graces your monitor and will have you making excuses to stay in the flight simulator longer, such as missed approaches or doing a touch and go just to check the tires. It is a very rewarding add-on and is well deserving of a 10 out of 10!"

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Conclusion by FSreviews.com:
"Quote Hard work has been put into every part of this aircraft whether it be the interior cabin / virtual cockpit or the ANR sounds included. Another great product from the Aerosoft team!
Rating 5 Out of 5

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Conclusion by FlightSim.com:
"...PA-31 is a very good addon and it is one of the best twins available for FSX."

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Conclusion by Avsim.com:
"You may have the impression from this review that I liked the Aerosoft/Digital Aviation Cheyenne. If so, you read correctly. In my opinion this is one of those releases that raises the bar for all aspects of aircraft simulation, exceptional visual model, exceptional panel and systems simulation, exceptional sound set, easy to use configuration manager, exceptional flight dynamics and despite all its complexity, I found it to not be a big hit on frame rates. "

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Conclusion by Flugsimulation.com:
"The Cheyenne package has no flaws and is superb through and through."

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Conclusion by Astraboy.com:
"In conclusion, my day which began in pouring rain, has turned into one of the most beautiful sunny ones I have ever had the fortune to have. This aircraft which met me on the apron, has opened a whole new world of flying adventure. To praise simply the work of Digital Aviation would be fool hardy, this is something much more then an appraisal could muster. The whole experience from start to finish is truly remarkable, forget what you have read about other light general aviation aircraft for Flight Simulator, this model is simply the best, and no one can take the ultimate prize away from this add-on..."

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Conclusion by PC Pilot Magazine( Nov. 2006) :
"...Here at PC Pilot, we see a constant stream of simulated general aviation aircraft and have witnessed meteoric improvements in quality over the last year or so. The Piper Cheyenne raises the bar yet again with the Digital Aviation team producing what we consider to be the finest general aviation twin in its class for FS2004. Aerosoft should be cracking the champagne bottles in celebration at being the publishing home of one of the finest aircraft ever made for FS2004. Let us hope that the developers and Aerosoft have an eye to the forthcoming FSX platform, as this aircraft deserves to be high on the migration list of the discerning simmer."

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Conclusion by Jarn, Simming La Vida Loca:
"I could go on and on about the Piper Cheyenne, because I’m discovering more every day, as I put more time into it. In fact, I gotta go now, to fly the only twin I’ll ever need. You should too."

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Conclusion by Simnewz.com:
"This is a beautiful and superbly finished flight simulator model. It is extensively detailed not only in its visual content but in terms of system simulation and operational replication. At first impression, due to the extensive detail in this model, you may find it a little intimidating; however with a little time and reference to the printed manual that covers every gauge, button and dial, it will not be long before you are fully competent in this aircraft and its correct operation..."

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Conclusion by CanadianPilots:
"This add-on is as close to perfect as possible. You`d like to think there could be some improvements made to this add-on but I honestly cannot think of anything wrong with the add-on. It is worthy of your hard-earned cash; combining all possibilities of FS9 this add-on graces your monitor and will have you making excuses to stay in the flight simulator longer, such as missed approaches or doing a touch and go just to check the tires. It is a very rewarding add-on and is well deserving of a 10 out of 10!"

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Conclusion by FMA Forum:
"Samolot naprawdę świetny i świetnie zrobiony. Bardzo wymagający jeśli chodzi o pilotaż.... Cheyenna trzeba się nauczyć, wyczuć i polubić...Kto powinien go kupić. Myślę, że osoby, które lubią trochę bardziej ambitne latanie typu VOR to VOR z ręcznym przechwytywaniem radiali i lądowaniem na lotniskach bez ILS-ów. Miłośnicy elektroniki sterującej lotem niech sobie dadzą spokój. Żeby czerpać całą przyjemność trzeba nawet przy włączonym autopilocie, szczególnie tej starszej jego wersji, ciągle coś poprawiać, korygować i wyliczać. Ale radość i satysfakcja ogromna. Po tygodniu zabawy nim stawiam go w moim prywatnym rankingu na drugim miejscu po C-130 Captain Sima..."

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Conclusion by flightsimx.co.uk:
"Getting to know Digital Aviations Cheyenne has been a real pleasure and doubtless will continue to be as I get fully acquainted with the individual models and more proficient with the onboard systems. I really can’t fault this product at all. Okay, the external model is a bit glossy, but this seams to be a feature of FSX rather than a fault with the product. Like Digital Aviations Dornier I reviewed recently, the Cheyenne offers so much more than the fly and forget qualities of a lot of other payware models.It seems clear that the team at Digital aviation are real flight simulator enthusiasts, whose main purpose is to design the types of models that they themselves would want to fly. The superfluous little touches such as the can of drink provided for the passengers, the website link on the co-pilot’s chair or the subtle changes to the interiors of the cabins across models, all add to the overall experience of owning their models and make exploring the aircraft almost as much fun as flying it. I would wholeheartedly recommend this aircraft to anyone."

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Conclusion by sim-reviews.co.uk:
"There is so much more we can tell you about but i and the team feel it will spoil your fund and pleasure. So why go find all the fun parts about this aircraft yourself and enjoy the flight. Sim-reviews have given 4-5 stars this aircraft would have been given 5 stars if ther were more UK Textueres but overall the aircraft is a master piece of work and wonderful to fly."

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System requirements for FSX:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Service Pack 2)
Windows XP(SP2), Windows Vista
Pentium 2 GHz (Duo2Core Intel or equivalent advised)
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
256 Mb DirectX 9 graphics card (512 Mb recommended)
Adobe Acrobat® Reader 7 minimal to read and print the manual (1)
Download-Size: 220 MB
Installations-Size: 850 MB

System requirements for FS2004:
Microsoft Flugsimulator 2004
Pentium 2.0 GHz or faster
512 MB RAM
3D graphic card with at least 64 MB, recommended 128 MB
Sound card
Download Size: 160 MB
Installation Size: 550 MB


Additional downloads :
Spanish .pdf-Manual : >> Click here <<
French .pdf-Manual : >> Click here <<

Free Lufthansa livery (FS2004 only): >> Download here <<


How to purchase and install Download-Versions?:

  • Buying is simple, just add it to your cart ( press the green buy button ) and do all the handling of payment (Credit Card and PayPal accepted) . Keep in mind that if you are located outside the EEC you do not pay VAT
  • On the screen where you see that the payment has been done you will find a download link, download AND SAVE this file to a secure location
  • While you are doing this, an email is being send to you with the serial code
  • You can always find your code in the shop under Your Account - Your Order Details - Downloads
  • During the installation you will be asked to enter your shop login name (email) and for this serial code


 

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