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FSD's Seneca v2 is now available

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Just though I'd post a heads up for those interested. If you already own FSD's Seneca there is a discount for previous owners for a short time. They are going to offer a free upgrade to FSX for purchasers of v2 in about another week according to Jim on their forums.Zane

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Well... it is kind of available. The FSD web site does not yet fully support this new release. For example, if you get a corrupted download, as I did, the drop down menus on the support pages do not offer up this file and you are stuck.Hopefully this will all be sorted out shortly.

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Working with them on an issue of the installer not recognizing my V1 install as well. Still pending a resolution on that one as well. Will resume in the morning I guess.

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I kind of figured there would be a problem with the upgrade so I purchased the full version. I must say this is a really nice update to an aircraft in their stable that needed an update the most... :-)

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>Working with them on an issue of the installer not>recognizing my V1 install as well. Still pending a resolution>on that one as well. Will resume in the morning I guess.>Same here. Can't install the upgrade. I've been waiting forever for this upgrade! Hopefully we can get it working soon.

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I guess I got lucky. Had no problem with the upgrade and it even ported over my repaints complete with a steam and glass panel version. I cranked up the sound and just listened to that lovely soundset on runup and takeoff... one of my alltime faves for twin engine sounds.Zane

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OK, progress !I got the download link via e-mail and was able to download and install.Anyone know why the radar altimeter would show ASL instead of AGL?For that matter, any reason why the 2d cockpit has this gauge, but the VC does not have it?Back to flying some more... maybe I should pause and read the documentation first :-)

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Hi,I'm mostly interested in the 2D analogue panel.It looks like they are the same bitmaps as the previous version. Is that correct?

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The analogue 2d panel is pretty much the same, but the VC has been completely re-done, as has the external model. Plus there is the new glass cockpit option. I think it is a good value update. :-)

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To those who have successfully installed the update,Any opinions on the flight model? Any improvements or changes in power or handling?How about frame rates? I'm a bit concerned because FSD lists minimum requirements as 3.0 ghz processor. (I have a 2.5 P4, but can run version 2 of the Navajo with good fps).Thanks in advance,Dale

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I got my upgrade working. Just e-mail FSD with your old and new order numbers. I can't give any impressions on the plane yet, other than to say that the VC got a much needed update. I'm not a big fan of glass cockpits in GA, but this one seems ok. A bit if a hit on fps (like most), but nothing major. The analog panel is nice, and at a quick glance I found no fps problems.I have to run to work, so I won't be able to give more impressions until later. The Seneca has been one of my favorite planes in Flightsim for so long, I'm happy it got a much needed upgrade! It is great that it is still fs9 compatible for those of us staying too!

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Hi Bert,Sorry for keep asking :+Is it possible to replace gauges in the analogue VC?Will the 3D cut-outs obscure any other sized gauge then the original ones?In order words: In VC, can I replace for example the HSI with the SN3400 of RXP?

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"In VC, can I replace for example the HSI with the SN3400 of RXP?"There's an option for RXP gauges in the config utility but I can't get them to show up in the actual aircraft.

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I don't know why the specs are so high. My Seneca runs about the same as the default planes in the VC. Granted I don't use the glass displays so that may be a factor. All I can say is this plane is very easy on frames which I'm very happy about. :-)

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"There's an option for RXP gauges in the config utility but I can't get them to show up in the actual aircraft."Neither can I :-hmmm

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You'll have to give me some time... I've started replacing the analogue gauges by the RXP FLT equivalents and will report progress when done.As to the GNS530 option, this simply provides for the RXP unit in a popup window. The VC continues to show the default MS GPS. I would imagine that this can all be adapted and I look forward to ready to go replacement files on the RXP user pages :-)If you really liked the previous Seneca, I cannot see whay you would not get this upgrade.

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Zane, My VC looks fine at dawn/dusk as well. Not sure what you got going on there, maybe something with the RXP stuff? I haven't changed the avionics at all yet.

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I have the same issue... Did you install into the same directory as the version 1? I did, and am wondering if that might have some impact? I haven't seen this show up on the FSD forum yet, so it must be a problem that only a few of us have.DJ

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I'll check the other repaints and switch to the non-RXP panel and see if it continues. This was in the Red repaint BTW with all the RXP panel mods.

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Hi Zane,I also tried to "mix and match" between old panel cfg with RXP mods and the new install and found that the two do not work together.I've now started to re-introduce the RXP gauges into the new panels and that seems to work much better.

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Same setup I had - be interesting to see what the stock setup does...DJ

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