Review: Milviz DHC-3T Turbo Otter for X-Plane 11

De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter, or simply DHC-3T, is a single-engined, high-wing turboprop aircraft. It was produced between 1951 and 1967, and in that period, over 460 units were built. The DHC-3T Turbo Otter is a variant of the basic DHC-3 Otter with either Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 or Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engine. The version by Milviz uses Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34.

The aircraft can take up to 10 passengers to up to 18,800 feet, which is about 5,700 meters. It has a range of 822 nautical miles or about 1520 kilometers.

Before you start reading the review, I would like to say Thanks to Milviz for making this review possible. Thank you.

Exterior model

Milviz aircraft addons for X-Plane 11 usually have an average exterior model and flight dynamics, but this one is a small exception. Actually, it’s probably the most detailed model I’ve ever seen, in case you don’t believe me, I put some screenshots below. When I compared the model with the pictures of the aircraft, I didn’t found any major differences. Overall, the exterior is very well done.

Interior model

Well, it looks like Milviz wanted to set new standards in the aircraft addon industry since the interior is very well done in terms of both the modelling and texturing. I made some close-up screenshots so you can check by yourself the detail of this aircraft. I would especially like to point out the quality of texturing and the passenger models. Usually, when a developer adds passengers to the cabin it’s not good, but Milviz did a great job modelling the passengers, they are even slightly animated.

UI

The UI is very well done, you open it by clicking on the icon located on the left side of your screen. In the UI you can show/hide ground equipment, covers, skis, tablet and glass objects. It also features a selection of GPS variants, which can be seen below, a load manager in which you can set the passengers and the cargo and a livery selector. Everything is very clear and even a newbie will not get lost.

UI Previews + GPS variants:

Variants

If you purchase this aircraft, you will not get just one variant, but three. They are:

  • Wheel (DHC-3T with wheels)
  • Floats (DHC-3T with floats)
  • Amphibious (DHC-3T with both floats and wheels)

Conclusion

In conclusion, the aircraft is very detailed and well modelled, but performance-wise is not great, when flying I got below average FPS – about 25 FPS. Just to make things clear, this is not due to plugins, but the plane itself, but otherwise, if you’re looking for a turboprop aircraft (a very specific one), and you have at least high-end PC – I highly recommend you checking this one out. I can’t really review the physics since I haven’t flown in the aircraft in the real life.

If you want to purchase this aircraft, you can do so via the Milviz website for $39,99.

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