Sign in to follow this  
Guest BrianFletcher

Just Flight C152

Recommended Posts

What's the popular opinion of the 152 from Just Flight? I was eyeing it up earlier but figured I should wait to hear what others say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Mmm..The Dreamfleet C-152 has still a place in my heart. It's a nice airplane for familiarizing yourself with the popular Cessna 152 trainer although I rarely fly it because it's too slow. It's a bit dated IMO due to older design techniques (slow refresh of gauges. Andrew Herd did a nice review of the Dreamfleet/Flight1 offering here: http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/re...152/fl1c152.htmJustFlightBut also JustFlight in it's Flying Club package did a nice job in recreating a C-152. And the good news is you can try it as a demo: http://www.justflight.com/product.asp?pid=85http://www.justflight.com/img/screenshots/...4951CXI5P-L.jpgThe C-152 is a simple airplane, no frills. I think the looks of the JustFlight offering is better. The VC is very good IMO, nice click-ables. After the last update the avionics are very nice. Although I appreciate the flight characteristics of the Dreamfleet more than the air file of the JF Cessna.Now you probably like to know that a very nice freeware C-150/152 is in the works from that french guy who also made that nice C-206, and his new C-152 also includes a taildragger..see the details at sim-outhouse.com. But I forgot thedevelopers name and for some strange reason I can't reach sim-outhouse anymore. Look for a post called '150 betascreenies'All the best!Rob "Holland&Holland" de Vries http://fool.exler.ru/sm/fly2.gif"To go up, pull the stick back. To go down, pull the stick back harder"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice...I think I'll save my money and stick with freeware on this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, I didn't even know there was a demo version. I'll go check it out...thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep in the FS2004 forum. A post called "Onefifty betascreenies"Quite a long thread. If you find it, could you please post the link to the french website as I can't seem to reach the sim-outhouse anymore...I must have done something terribly LOL :)Rob "Holland&Holland" de Vries http://fool.exler.ru/sm/fly2.gif"To go up, pull the stick back. To go down, pull the stick back harder"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:-lol You misunderstood. It should have come out as.. No, Thank YOU. I was thanking YOU for pointing it out. I am very much looking forward to the 152.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a thread once where someone fairly new was surprised how long his take off run at Telluride was, can't remember what he was flying. I loaded up the JF 152 slightly overweight at noon in August and oh boy was that a challenge even getting off the ground. Lotsa fun this sim is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just for fun I once again overloaded that 152 100 lb. over, August afternoon at Telluride. You really have to work hard to get it to and out of that valley at the end of the default runway, that's if you get to the valley safely. Couldn't get above the rim of the canyon for about 10 minutes and not over 53-57 knots in that time. That's with running down the runway at full tilt with no headwind, adding flaps at the last moment, and taking full advantage of the ground effect without banging the gear back down or stalling in the meantime. It's a fun way in FS9 to test yours and the aircrafts limitations and the effects of loading, temperature and elevation. That's one example where FS9 is a good teaching tool. Arguably there are more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice indeed, I like cross wind landings as well, little bit of gusting winds..a light airplane like the C-152. All the ingredients for fun (in the sim) Rob "Holland&Holland" de Vries http://fool.exler.ru/sm/fly2.gif"To go up, pull the stick back. To go down, pull the stick back harder"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this