As if Christmas came early this year, FlyJSim beat Santa Claus to the virtual flying gift with their long awaited release of the Boeing 727 for X-Plane 10. Available as stand alone packages or a complete pack, the group offers the 727-100, 727-200Adv, and the 727-200F variants. If this release is anywhere close to the quality of their existing Dash 8 Q400 model, the 727 is going to be an awesome experience!
If that hasn’t gotten your mouth watering, available separately are livery packs, such as “The American Classics Pack” from XPJets for the -200Adv model. You can also purchase a pack that contains all 54 liveries across all three variants.
What surprises me is that by the time you buy the Complete 727 Model Pack ($62) with the Complete Livery Pack ($19.95), you are pushing north of $80. While the sticker shock makes me change my underwear, when you realize you are getting a complete package of one of the most detailed and advanced models for X-Plane 10, suddenly that sticker shock seems like a bargain. Of course, you could just purchase your favorite variant $32 individually.
I know what I am doing this weekend… flying the virtual skies in a classic three holer!
Update – Purchased the complete variant pack and the complete livery pack. After a simple installation, I took the -100 variant in an Eastern Airlines “whisperjet” livery out for a flight from KPDX to KSEA. I can say that I am speechless. Everything I love about the Dash 8, applies to the 727. The detailed cockpit, sounds, and exterior model are simply the best and justify the expense.
With three models and 54 liveries to explore, this X-Plane 10 add-on is going to keep me busy. Time to sit down with the manuals and start with cold and dark cockpit. Full review coming soon!