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Cessna421 or SenecaV?

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> I admit I have a tough time purchasing any >payware aircraft, but once you get above $20.00, I bail, no >matter how good it is! Funny, if Flight1 had priced the >C421 more reasonably (below $20.00), I'd have bought it (and >I bet there are many more out there like me). As for $35.00 >for a Piper Meridian - FORGET IT!!! Come on folks - it's >ONE add-on plane (and I don't care how good it is). OH,oh, bad rule...............:)There are a few I'd pay more than $20.00 for. Example is the SF260, which is the best "fun" I've ever had within the confines of FS2002. I don't really download much of any freeware anymore, as I prefer packages with all the goodies! I do have both the 421 & Seneca, as I love twins.L.Adamson

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I found both enjoyable, however I am a little partial to the 421. Both are kind of taxing to systems. I have experiance lock ups in both aircraft while changing views. Still can't figure out why!! (See Specs below) If I had to go with one or the other I would go with the 421. In addition to the other posts comments, it also has the better virtual cockpit if that is something you enjoy. Don't get me wrong, I do like the seneca! In fact I also have FSD's Super Cub and really love that airplane. I for one have not had issue with their customer service. They have been quick to answer emails and seem to do what they can to help their customers. People need to realize that they can not program each plane to fit everyones specific computer. If you like high performance singles you may want to wait for the new Meridian by I believe Flight 1. It really looks to great. Good Luck,ScottAthlon 1.2512 sdramRadeon 8500 128 megsWin ME

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>....but can't fly it much as the frame rates are >painful on my machine... >Eddie, What are you doing wrong my friend? The C421 runs great on my lowly P3 700 ;) ... Actually, come to think of it, I

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My vote also goes to the 421. I have been flying it constantly since it came out and have had a lot of fun.I have 4 monitors on 1 PC and have all the panels etc spread over the 4 monitors. It works a treat.

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Hello Friends ... and thanks for all the good advice (I think I will pass on the divorce idea, as that would cost well beyond that of the two planes; but, as you may know Michal, with wives, these "limitations" are rarely about money).From the "reviews" here, my choice is the "C-421", which I will purchase in the next few hours.I hope My System can handle it: - P4-1.8A - GF3/200Ti - WinXP Pro - 1 GHz SDRAM - SB-Live!Thanks again!

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I do alright on my P3/800 as well. One secret is found in leaving reflections off. And reflections only seem an issue in the external views. From the cockpit, I've never had a fps impact....but....I've noticed that the GPS can cause a stutter when the window is open. It is best to close it on final. That may improve framerates in marginal systems...-John

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