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Im putting together a replica of two individuals flight from Buffalo to Fairbanks in a light single engine aircraft. They did it in a Cessna 172 averaging 94 knots heading west. Well, Im impatient. Name your favorite light single that will average 130-180 knots.Cas

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Well the freeware Cessna 182s by Rob Young http://www.realairsimulations.com/ is great. Payware you can't go wrong with either of Dreamfleets planes:http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/They have a Cessna 177 and a Piper Archer II. FSD's Commander 115 is also excellent:http://www.fsd-international.com/If you can, post your flightplan, I'd be interested in trying it sometime.

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The 182's,177's and the smaller PA's are at the low end of the speed scale. Any others'?

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The 115 should be better then. The cruise speed should is much higher (I can't remember it exactly off hand).

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That would have to be the A36 Bonanza.Fast and luxurious.Tim13

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I'd go for the Commander, fast turbo!SF260 as well, but don't think you could get all the gear in that little thing ;-)

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Especially since Canada requires you to take a shotgun as part of a survival kit.Cas

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I guess the Saratoga's, Malibu's, Beaver's, Pilatus, aren't on people's favorite lists?

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For a flight like that, if in no hurry, a Dehavilland Beaver on floats; in consideration of the terrain I'm going to be flying into. Also nice and roomy in the aft cabin for sleeping bags if I want to save on hotel bills. can also sit on the float and go fishing if i want to save on restaurant bills too. ;)If that isn't good enough, it's just my favorite single engine aircraft with a radial; GOT to have a radial!!Cheers!Heather

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There's a Lancair Columbia out that can fly at a fairly good clip... Right around 180kts....Take a peek in the file library...-John

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There's an excellent Piper Arrow III in the file library. There's also a patch but I think the patch can only be found on flightsim.com.It looks great, flies good (if you turn down the sensitivity of the yoke/stick), and it has a VC. It's pretty fast in the cruise, though I don't remember the specs.I also strongly recommend the Debonair. Great flight dynamics and now it comes with an excellent VC as well. One of the best freeware GA planes, heck it's better than almost all payware GA planes too :D

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There is a lancair out on this site? what sim is it for? e-mail me bjrcom@nycap.rr.com

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The Flight 1 Meridian is an outstanding Turbo single. Also comes with an oustainding Garmin GPS so you'll know where you go down if you run out of gas! The Commander C115 is also excellent - nice fast, very easy to fly little airplane.

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I'd say Dreamfleet's Cardinal Turbo RG.... Or, if you can find it, there's a great Velocity XL that was released for FS2000.... It's an excellent single for this task as well...-John

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I would defnintely SECOND the F1 Piper Meridian. Honestly at this point in 2003, the most excellent of any payware aircraft available .. commercial jet, regional or GA ... the Garmin 530 is quite an awesome experience and the Meridian will fly 180 easily enough. You cannot go wrong with this aircraft ...!!!

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There is a socata trinidad TB20 that is available freeware as well, with alot of documentation to match.

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I read an interesting pirep on the Cardinal Turbo RG.... In the higher altitudes (O^2 required), groundspeeds of 160-170KTS are commonly recorded.... Pretty good going.Carenado's Bonanza V35 looks like another good one. I think their V35 looks great. I don't have it, but I've always loved the V-Tail's looks--it just looks fast. And how could I forget Geof's Debonair!

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