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I was wondering if someone could tell me what is a very good 737 plane and a 737 panel payware thanks. give a website.

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Forget the DreamFleet product, that isn't even a 737. Erick Cantu is coming out with the entire 737 family very soon, and he's added a few things DreamFleet missed... like, accuracy. And what's more, they are FREE! Don't waste your money yet.Adam D. Stanger - CEOWest Coast Airhttp://www.flightsimnetwork.com/westcoastair

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Hi AdamThat sounds interesting as I think the DF734 is really good. Do you have any web site to share with the rest of us or some other place where we can keep ourselfs updated? :-)Cheers

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It would be nice when posting a remark like this to support it with some facts and figures. This is the first comment I've read on this airplane that is this dismissive. I am curious what you are basing your opinion on. Thanks. Colin

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Mats - he posts updates in the FlightSim.Com forums often. You might start by looking there.Colin - Well, let's see. The nose shape is too pinched, the windows aren't boxy enough, the engines... well, I don't know what they were thinking when the did the engines, they added one too many flap fairings, and the tail bumper is waaay too big.Not to mention that fact that most of the airlines they painted don't even fly the -400. So if all your schemes are going to be for the -300, why not just do a -300?Adam D. Stanger - CEOWest Coast Airhttp://www.flightsimnetwork.com/westcoastair

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I dont rate the visual model at all since all aircraft are flown from the inside and the 737 series does not operate anywhere in the world as a scheduled carrier via remote control. The Dreamfleet panel functionality both in terms of accuracy and usablity within the FS structure is unmatched by any other publically available for this aircraft type for under $3000US.inside its a simoutside its a game

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I am familiar with Eric's work to date, but I have never seen him discuss nor post an image of any Boeing work that he is doing that shows a VC or panel with full custom gauges and interfaces. Do you (again) have a direct link to his stating this?

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I say get both, Ariane for the visuals, DF for the panel IMHO.If you can afford it, if not just pick the part you're more interested in.

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"I dont rate the visual model at all since all aircraft are flown from the inside...."Can't some get it through their heads that FS2002 is an entertainment title? It's not a "pilots only" title, and people shouldn't be dismissed by snide comments like this one for liking to take a gander at a good visual model, or virtual wing views--whatever. Microsoft included these features because some enjoy the sim for the visuals. Heck--does someone going to an aircraft museum have to only see the aircraft from the cockpit, because that's how aircraft are flown? Bunk! If someone wants a nice visual model, go Ariane (or one of FFG's 737NG's). Cockpit drill? Dreamfleet. Both? Merge 'em...

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Well I looked at the ariane site and they have what looks to be a nice 737-300 panel what do you guys think? o and thanks for all the replys

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I purchased the Ariane 737-300/400 panel quite some time ago. I used it once and uninstalled it. The panel is very cartoonish looking and it is a killer on frame rates. I was also disappointed at all the dummy switches and some switches were just bmp pics and nothing more. The last issue was poor readability, especially of all the indicator lights on the panel.I would save your money and use the DF panel if you have it. There are many DF/Ariane merges available, including two i did for the 733 and 734 that are in the avsim file library.Regards,Van LatendresseYeoDesigns Panel/FDE Designer

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simple...orginal question "...and a 737 panel payware"and your response "...Forget the DreamFleet product"my statements still stand, Dreamfleet offers the best 737 panel / plane package available, period.

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You're arguing half the debate. I have yet to attack the DF panel... sure, it's a framerate killer, and few airlines use that type of panel, but it is still within reasonable limits of accuracy. The plane, however, is crap. I can't excuse the mistake they made when a quick glance at Airliner.Net would have solved everything. So my statements still stand, Dreamfleet offers the least accurate 737 model available, period.Adam D. StangerWest Coast Airhttp://www.flightsimnetwork.com/westcoastair

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Nope...I was referring to the newest version. I downloaded the update when it was released. In my opinion it still leaves very much to be desired.Regards,Van LatendresseYeoDesigns Panel/FDE Designer

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you may be very correct on the plane portion of this freindly debate, however I still state that the 'plane and panel PACKAGE' is superior to anything currently available. As a 'whole' package would you not agree?You seem very knowledgable on the airframe represented here, I would not doubt your statements about it.

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the key to my statement was the first letter...'I'your comment would be right on the money if I said'You should...'thanks for responding, appreciated :-)

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Please don't have a fight, this is ONLY MY OPPINION:The DreamFleet 737-400 is IN MY OPPINION the best package available for this kind of plane. The panel is extremely good and it has a wonderfull FMC included. It handles nicely and will give you many hours of good pleasure.Like stings on a rose, this plane also has its downside, being the fact that the model is quite old and thus making it impossible to see the landing lights from inside the cockpit.I'm also a person that always flies from the inside and this fact unables me to fly with it at night. This is my main complaint about it, I even expressed it quite a few times on their forum and I think they should have taken action on it a long time ago, or at least give us an alternative, like for example publishing a successful merge with the default 737 (where the only thing that will change is the model, since with Ariane the AIR file also changes makiing it a bit troublesome regarding the way the FMC is programmed).Other than that I should say that DF's 737 is IN MY OPPINION a product worth buying and that's maybe why the DF team is taking so long to solve that problem. They know they have the only GOOD product thus not having to worry about competitors stealing their costumers.Just MY OPPINION please.Paulo

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Hey folks,In my opinion using the merge method by Peter McLeland to merge the DF panel with the Ariane model produces a pretty unbeatable 737 package.

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