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Hows the FSD Seneca V ???????

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I tried to use the search function but anything further back from 2 weeks ago is archived and I time out whenever I try to "search archived threads".Soooo...Hows the visual model?VC?FM?etc..??You know, the usual :)Thanks to all who respond! Shane

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Visual Model: ExcellentVC: ExcellentFM: it's by Steve Small. What more can I say?You can't go wrong with this, or any FSD aircraft for that matter, in my view. They're all well-made, well-supported and inexpensive too! The nightlighting in the Cheyenne is something to behold...The Commander and Cheyenne will be upgraded to GMAX in the near future; the Seneca is GMAX already.

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Gidday Shane,I would love to post some pics but I am sure as eggs going to transgress some of the myriad of rules that pervades this place :-)I think the Seneca is the most complex GA twin aircraft out there for MSFS. In fact it probably is more accurate or a faithful reproduction than many of the larger regionals and heavys that are out there that purport to be faithful to the original.The FM is pure Steve Small and he has excelled himself. Other than using the 2D view to change freqs, alt, hdg etc, I pretty well only use the VC for flight. It really is that good.From memory the response to the Seneca was overwhelmingly positive and in the true tradition of FSD I am sure that support will always be there.Go get it...Chris Porter:-outtaPerthWestern Australia

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I hear that! I own the Cheyenne already and it is a GREAT aircraft. In fact it is the first payware aircraft I ever bought :)The main reason I am asking is because I currently own the Flight1 C421 and love it! I don't think you can EVER have enough good twins.I buy so much payware now it is uncanny :-lolI will be buying the GMAX Commander when FSD releases it (see my birthday thread, lol) and am also interested in the DF Cardinal and the FSD Seneca (duh, LOL).I am kind of torn between what I want to do in FS. I like the DF Cardinal and all of its features (GPS, great vc, text-o-matic, etc..) but it is kind of "slow" (comparitively speaking). The FSD Seneca gives me more speed and range but lacks the "special GPS", text-o-matic, etc...People rave about the DF Cardinal but I don't here much about the FSD Seneca V. From what I have read about the 2 models the Seneca V doesn't seem as in-depth avionics wise which is probably why I don't hear as much about it, not to mention the FLight1 C421 is out there as well which I'm sure takes a little "wind out of the sails" so to speak.It is just a really tough decision, especially since I'm trying to time this purchase with the release of the GMAX FSD Commander of which there is no release date as of yet, lol.I swear I post more "requests" for help concerning my purchases then anyone in Avsim history! :-lol Thanks and keep the opinions coming please! :)Shane

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Hey Chris!Hmmm, I didn't know the Seneca V from FSD was that in-depth, maybe I didn't read enough about the product. As I stated above, I do love the Flight1 C421 and I believe that is one of the reasons I am drawn to the Seneca. I have always liked twins........and multi-engine aircraft ain't bad either :-lolMaybe if possible you could post a few pics for me in the screenshot forum if it doesn't intrude on your time :)Thanks!!!Shane

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HiI really like the plane. I was also in the balance between the 421 and Seneca, what made me decided was a post from from FSD talking about the avionics and their price policy. Personally I think that in FSD, flight1 or Dream fleet products the quality is always good so it's difficult to decide. What I like most is the model. It has a very detailed model and very good paintings specially the 32 bit Marcelo Alves ones. Jos

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Shane - I also fly the Seneca V a lot and think that it is a great plane. Check out the many screenshots at the FSD site www.fsd-international.com under Recent Releases - Seneca. Steve J.

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Shane said...">Maybe if possible you could post a few pics for me in the >screenshot forum if it doesn't intrude on your time :) >>Thanks!!!"Hi Shane,I'll post some decent sized pics that will do the Seneca justice over at the FSD support forum. I really can't be bothered with all the restrictions placed on posters over at the Screen Shots forum here...See ya there,Chris Porter:-outtaPerthWestern Australia

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I have been flying a RW Seneca V off and on and I think FSD did a fantastic job creating one for MSFS. Its the only aircraft I use to practice approaches(ok I still use the Cheyenne too!).

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Shane, Three words...Poetry in Motion.I like this plane so much that I no longer fly anything else. I even went so far as to build a cockpit around this magnificent plane, including reproducing all the switchology in the Seneca in my panel. As far as the Avionics...I personally like flying by VOR's and NDB's. I have a good friend that has added an after market GPS to his Seneca and he loves it that way. I used to fly the Cheyenne all the time and thought nothing could pry me out of it but then the Seneca came along and my Cheyenne was put in the hanger and is collecting dust. It may be a bit slower but it is a highly capable little twin. Enough talking about her I think I have to go fly her again....See Ya in the Skies...Ken

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Thank you for all the feedback everyone, it is very much appreciated!!!Hmmmmmmmm....I think it is time to go buy me a new twin!!!!! :):-outtaThanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)Shane

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Hi, this is going to make you even more sure about buying the Seneca V : I have logged 50+ hours in the real one. After the big disappointement from PSS' one, I can tell you that this one is really 99% accurate to the real one, especially concerning flight dynamics and performance it's really amazing and it's maybe the first time that I find an FS GA to fly as a real one should !Regards,Andr

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>Hi, this is going to make you even more sure about buying >the Seneca V : >>I have logged 50+ hours in the real one. After the big >disappointement from PSS' one, I can tell you that this one >is really 99% accurate to the real one, especially >concerning flight dynamics and performance it's really >amazing and it's maybe the first time that I find an FS GA >to fly as a real one should ! >>Regards, >>>Andr

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>I have logged 50+ hours in the real one. After the big >disappointement from PSS' one, I can tell you that this one >is really 99% accurate to the real one, especially >concerning flight dynamics and performance it's really >amazing and it's maybe the first time that I find an FS GA >to fly as a real one should ! >I have a whole 1.5 hours in a Seneca and many in a Seminole. But it's not the point of my reply, since I trust Steve Small's twin engine flight dynamics to be the best in simulated "flightland".But I did want to make note: Other FS GA aircraft such as Dreamfleet's ArcherII, Cardinal, Flight1 Cessna 421 & RealAir Simulations SF260 are also some of the best for simulating realism with flight on a PC desktop. Of course Steve Small also produced flight dynamics for the Cessna 421 and the new Piper Meridian.......and the PSS Seneca just an "older" aircraft which isn't up to FS2002 standards anyway.L.Adamson ---- bought all of these I've listed.... including the Seneca & Cheyenne :)

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BTW, does anyone know where you can get those .air files that steve small used to make? I swear there used to be some for the fs2002 aircraft, like the caravan, and a baron 58 TC, or something.Any help appreciated.

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FYI, there is a file called FSDtwin.zip posted at Simviation.com. It has enhanced flight models for the King Air and the Beech Baron 58.Stan V.

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>Other FS GA aircraft such as Dreamfleet's ArcherII, Cardinal, >Flight1 Cessna 421 & RealAir Simulations SF260 are also some of the >best for simulating realism with flight on a PC desktop. Of course >Steve Small also produced flight dynamics for the Cessna 421 and >the new Piper Meridian.That's right they are also very good indeed...But that SenecaV sure does have something special !Cheers!Andr

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Yea, i've heard some good encouraging comments about this Seneca V, i've d/l, now just waiting until i've passed a flying exam until I can buy it :)The Commander also looks quite promising.It shows if developers don't rush the making of products and spend time perfecting them, it all pays off in the end, with even more profit :DCheersWill :-wave

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I have all but one of the FSD's aircraft the super cub I like the seneca V and I have both the commander115TC and the piper cheyenne 400LS and teh 400 LS is my favorite for a turboprop but the favorite light GA twin is the Seneca V and I am going to get the new piper navajo chieften and Gmax Commander 115TC an the Pilatus Porter I will have a new hanger for them in my aircraft file

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Looks like a lovely plane - love the panels.What's it like on frame rates?

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>Looks like a lovely plane - love the panels. >>What's it like on frame rates? Hello Richard. I just bought it and it is GREAT!!!Hardly any effect on FPS at all....very nice. And it has an outstanding visual model. And the Air File is also VERY GOOD. :)Shane

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