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Let's all beg for a Saab340b

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Now that the b1900d is almost complete, let's lobby for a Saab 340b. Everyone has a Dash 8 or ATR, but the 340b has been abandoned by everyone that has tried to make one since FS2002. I vote for PMDG to do this for the next Express product. Otherwise, we'll never see one! Any second votes? I've started a pretty good model myself, but the window cutting discouraged me to the point of throwing my arms up!CH

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I don't know about beg, but I will throw my vote in for the 340b.Dave

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I would also like to throw my $.02 in for the Saab 340B, and while I'm at maybe suggest the Embraer 120...??

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Yea - Saab 2000 is great aircraft and truly forgotten by FS developers.

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I'll vote for the SF340, unless I get the choice of the Saab or a Jetstream 41. Isn't there someone here who is quite familiar with this bird???waiting for the 1900D eagerly. love the 737NG but prefer a little less complexity; think this will fill the bill quite nicely, especially with integration with the RealityXP products.she looks great so far, team.Mike Mallonplncrzymikey@comcast.net

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Travis I am with youI reckon PMDG would scoop the pool with a range of 777, 747, 767 and 757 as well as the new 747Lets face it, the other addon merchants seem to have got the french bug and gone airbus on us allAs one fella saidIf it aint Boeing, I aint going!RobYBBN

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An EMB110 - the Bandit. I have fond memories of flying in the Bandierante (as pax)ScottYBTL

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Here, here. PMDG has soooooooo much information on Boeing now it can't be funny........Surely it would be much easier now for PMDG to continue on the Boeing bandwagon, as they have learnt soooo much from the NG.But then again, who am I to know? I just pay my money and have fun with it:)

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Keep in mind that I'm talking about the Express line, which I believe is smaller a/c without all of the complex systems. That in itself would make the Saab 340B or Emb 120 a good choice to follow up the 1900D.CH

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< Whatever PMDG want to do...it's going to be good... >Very true indeed. I would also like to throw in a vote for a nice CRJ. Then are much more abundant IMO, and would add a nice addition to the commuter line that the B1900 will bring with it. I'm afraid the Dash-8 can't be ignored either. Chris

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Should a Saab340 be developed I'd offer to be a beta tester. I flew one for the better part of 2000 hrs over a 3 year period. We operated it everwhere from Winnipeg's 10000+ ft paved runways to 4000 ft of gravel in the arctic. I think we were the only operator in the world to operate it on gravel as Saab developed a gravel kit for us. It's a great aircraft.Dave

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Transwest has the 340 "A" model. They've been running them for about 2 years. Calm Air got their 340 "B+" in 1995 and a few years later leased 2 more "B" models. The 340B+ were new and they had the optional wingtip extension - an extra 4 feet. The "B" models were leased fron the USA and they had TCAS - a good one that could see out to 40 miles and +/- 10000 feet.The gravel ops were interesting. In Baker Lake, NWT, the runway is 4200 feet and has a 1.14 degree slope. Doing a circling approach to runway 16 at night in snow, landing downhill, was work. On final you had to stay right on the vasis, no lower, as you were sliding down a hill to the threshold.It really is a great aircrft. So capable. The "B" & "B+" models had larger engines than the "A" - 1750HP and in the event of one inoperative during the takeoff the computer would push the good one to 1870HP and the other would/should autofeather.Be a nice machine to have for FS2004. Dave

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No need for a CRJ, as feelthere (200, 700, 900) and Eurowings (200) are doing one. Feelthere is going to be the better one in my opinion

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