A SIMULATED COPILOT AND FLIGHT CREW FOR THE MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR (M.S.F.S.) AEROSOFT CRJ BY FS2CREW. (A REVIEW).

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

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NOTE And DISCLAIMER: ALL Simulation Screenshots Herein are at 4K (UHD) Resolution.

Product Synopsis and Overview:

FS2Crew Website: https://fs2crew.com/

FS2 Crew has recently rebuild its website from the ground up. It is STELLAR INDEED!!!

The FS2 CREW for the Aerosoft CRJ provides a High-Fidelity professional airline level simulated Co-Pilot and cabin flight crew. FS2 Crew is the premiere, and only Credible company for providing such simulated flight crew in High-Fidelity Personal Computer (P.C.) based flight simulators on various platforms including MSFS and the Lockheed Martin Prepare 3-D (P3D) systems.

Scope and Goal:

The scope of this review is to evaluate the overall quality, in association its degree of fidelity, functionality, and the effective utility for the FS2 CREW simulated Aerosoft CRJ Co-Pilot and Flight Crew for the Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.) simulation.

Testing Specifications:

Hardware: Hands-Crafted, Customized & HandMade Hardware Setup: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10980XE CPU @ 3.00GHz (Eighteen [18]-Core Central Processing Units [C.P.U’s.], Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, ASUS WS X299 SAGE LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 CEB Motherboard, One-hundred and twenty-eight (128) Gigabytes (GB) of Dual Channel Random Access Memory (R.A.M.) DDR4000 by GSkill RipJaws, NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Processing Unit (G.P.U.) with twenty-four (24) GB of G6X video R.A.M., Rosewill 1,200 Watt power supply, 4x Solid State Drives (S.S.D’s) two [2] are made by Western Digital), Rosewill ATX mid-sized case, Track Infrared (I.R.) 5 head tracking head gear and receiver (Natural Point, Corvallis, Oregon [OR]. United States of America [U.S.A.]) and LG OLED 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) 55 inch (55″) display.

Notes: 1) All testing and screenshots in this review were taken at full native 4K (UltraHD, UHD) (3840 x 2160) Resolution.

Software: Microsoft Windows 11 Professional (64-Bit), Current version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (Premium Deluxe Edition & Game Of The Year Edition),REX 2020 WeatherForce for Microsoft Flight Simulator, John Dowson‘s FSUIPC 7 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Controllers:

  1. Logitech 3D Pro Joystick.
  2. Precision Flight Controls: Cirrus Beech Desktop Yoke
  3. Precision Flight Controls: Digital Throttle Quadrant
  4. Precision Flight Controls: Two Turboject Engine with Spoilers and Flaps Levers Attachment
  5. Saitek: PRO Flight Combat Rudder Peddles (Discontinued. No longer in production).

Purchase, Download, Installation & Updates:

The Purchase, Download, and Installation was reasonable and straightforward. The FS2 Crew for the AeroSoft CRJ (M.S.F.S.) purchase, Currently on Sale for $24.99 Euros (Approximately $26.20 U.S.D.), can be made through the FS2 Crew website with embedded link or various vendors globally available.

FS2 Crew Chief Captain Bryan Kindly and Generously provided a free press-copy of the product for this Critical review.

THANK YOU FS2 CREW And CAPTAIN BRYAN!!!!!!

The detailed product specifications and purchase portal can be viewed and accessed by clicking here.

After initial installation, the FS2 Crew Product Manager is install providing a new and fluid deployment and integration of frequent product fixes and optimumizations!!!

Score: 10 out of 10

Manuals:

Regardless of the product platform FS2 Crew has provided Top-Notch manuals. The manuals are Concise, Resourceful, Sufficiently Detailed, and Well Illustrated. Such is the case of the FS2 Crew for the AeroSoft CRJ reviewed here.

The manual is thirty-one (31) pages, including the operator(s) flows and assigned action checklists.

Score: 9.5 out of 10

Graphics & Texture Quality:

FS2 Crew has updated the Graphical User Interface (G.U.I.) for the Microsoft Flight Simulator. The G.U.I. now looks precise, clean, sharp, and modern.

Above Lake Tahoe, California airport.

Score: 9.5 out of 10

Functionality:

The FS2 Crew concept functionality has Fully Blossomed for the MSFS AeroSoft CRJ!!!!!!

I have been using similar FS2 Crew products across previous platforms including: Microsoft FSX and Lockheed Martin P3D and find the FS2 Crew for the AeroSoft CRJ to be the best of the best in terms of functionality.

Got Systems?

The FS2 Crew for the AeroSoft CRJ (MSFS) now allows for the Captain to selectively jump to or from using a pop-up menu within the GUI. Now instead of going through a thirty (30) cold and dark or turnaround startup process, I can simply select for the ready for taxi checklist when the aircraft is loaded in running state!!!! For anyone with time constraints this is a Great new feature, or perhaps I had not yet noticed it…..

Score: 10 out of 10

Fidelity:

For some background, FS2 Crew develops, designs, and tests their products with Real Life/World Airline pilots using the mirrored procedures, cockpit flow, and checklists used by Regulated Airlines; Globally.

Previously, I extensively used the FS2 Crew for the PMDG Boeing 737 Next Generation (N.G.) on the Microsoft FSX platform. One can learn how the systems operate in the real world going through the Cold and Dark Systems Start-Up through the Entire Flight until System Shut-Down at the Destination Airport. Again, Such is the case with the FS2 Crew for the AeroSoft CRJ (MSFS).

Score: 10 out of 10

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FINAL SCORING

*******

49 Points Out Of 50 Points

98.00%

(M.S.F.S.) Final Grade: A+

The FS2Crew for the AeroSoft CRJ (MSFS) Provides a Truly Immersive and Real-Life Airline Operations Add-On. I give it my Highest-Possible Recommendation; Without Hesitation And/Or Reservation!!!!!!!!!!

FS2Crew Website: https://fs2crew.com/

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