Feb 8, 2011 3:01 PM –
X-Plane 9 is the most flexible and realistic flight simulator on the market for desktop and mobile devices. Using blade element theory for the most powerful and accurate flight model available for personal computers, and earning FAA certification for logging of flight time for pilots, X-Plane is the Gold Standard for accurate flight simulation, offering realism that is unmatched by any other simulator.
Latest version: 9.66.1 (for Android version 2.1 and higher, supports App2SD)
Developer: Laminar Research
Pros & Cons:
- Amazingly realistic flight simulator
- Fantastics graphics and flight model
- Multiple aircraft and locations to choose from
- Multiplayer function included for flying with a friend (Wi-Fi only)
- Link to the manual should be included in the app
- Needs better tutorials, may frustrate the beginner pilot
The X-Plane 9 app includes the following aircraft:
- Cessna 172
- Columbia 400
- Piper Malibu
- Cirrus Vision
- Piaggio Avanti
- Beechcraft King Air
- Eclipse 500
Included Flight Regions
X-Plane 9 includes the following regions:
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Boswell Bay, Alaska
- Southern California
- San Francisco, California
- Desert Sky, California
Watch in HD or Mobile
You have many options at your fingertips to decide how you would like to fly! Maybe a dusk IFR flight with a Cessna 172 over Southern California with clear skies or an overcast approach with a King Air into Hawaii. Also, this app includes mulitplayer over wifi! Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to try this feature out but it looks very promising. Overall, this is a great app for any flight or simulator enthusiast. If your new to X-Plane products, you may want to read the Mobile Manual, just in case.
While testing the application on my HTC Evo, I had no problems installing or running the app. I saw on the Market many users complaining of being unable to download or install the app, however I could no replicate the same issue. The app ran smoothly with no lag or force closes.
The abundance of options for aircraft, region, and weather with the inclusion of multiplayer capability really make this app worth the fun!
Great 3D graphics! This app also includes Tegra2 support which I would love to see.