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My friend told me its NICEEEE (quoted from his mouth lol) only thing is I usually only fly VC planes (trackIR is the main reason) and I know this plane doesn't come with it. I read the review and it says one will be avaliable soon. Since soon can mean anywhere from a week to a month, i'm not sure, so I was just curious what the VC only guys think of this plane :) thx! :)

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Soon can mean years or never...as much as a week to a month. just a general comment.

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This plane is without a doubt the best thing in my hangar. Even with the wait of the VC you will not put this plane down as you will still be learning it. This plane has a character all to its own and is a work of art

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I enjoy it, all though I cant wait for the VC. I believe it should be out sometime in may. But it's a nice plane. If you think you'd fly it, theres no reason why you should wait. It's going to be a free upgrade. Might as well grab it now. :)

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What makes this plane stand out is that its systems are top notch. Everything is simulated. Also it has great exterior qualitys, the FDE is top notch, the sounds are great and it is an unforgiving plane. It will take sometime to become proficient at it but its worth the effort. I like it also cause it is not a full glass cockpit.

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phew! just saw the price... 50 euros! around 60 bux US?woulda been awesome if it the other MD variants :)I've never flown in a maddog in RL.... I heard they are kind of crampy compared to a 737, but much cheaper overall

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If you like Level-D and PMDG type of system modelling, you will like this plane. It is well worth the money.Personally, I never cared one way or another about the MD-80 series until I bought this plane. I wanted something different and I don't think PMDG is ever going to release their MD-11. I now have an interest in the MD-80 and have enjoyed learning something new.The sounds, FDE, model, options, Load Manager, support, and systems are top-notch. I'm very picky and have removed a lot of pay ware I didn't like, so I'm hard to please. I don't care for VC's in large commercial jets however.

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I see... well I guess I'll check it out tommorow and see it for myself, I can't personally wait for teh VC though, I love VCs, I hope they release it soon

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are there ANY screenshots of the VC? I dont fly 2d panels, especially now that I have a widescreen monitor.

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no, there aren't any SSs of the VC yet.... I'm just curious what it will be like... smooth gauges? basic VC? fully clickable, PMDG quality stuff?and about the roomy comment, my friend who is 5'9 is the one who told me it isnt really comfy...

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Hi,It's one of the best aircraft in my hangar, up to par with PMDG and LevelD.Flightmodel is good, systems are good (a few flaws though, but they will be fixed in SP1, expected in May) and support is good too. About the VC. I don't think it will arrive soon, I think I read somewhere in the support forum it will take a few months to complete. So most likely that will be in the 2nd half of this year.

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I couldn't resist and I bought it... looks like lots of detail! I love detail!now my only problem is, I can't take off! lolI read the tutorial and also check their forum, and they say that if your TO computer is not agreeing with the flaps, it will shut the plane off...well I looked to make sure they were both at 11, and it keeps killing the plane! wth! :(any ideas anyone?

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>I couldn't resist and I bought it... looks like lots of>detail! I love detail!>>now my only problem is, I can't take off! lol>>I read the tutorial and also check their forum, and they say>that if your TO computer is not agreeing with the flaps, it>will shut the plane off...>>well I looked to make sure they were both at 11, and it keeps>killing the plane! wth! :(>>any ideas anyone?Just put the EPR to 1.4 and engage the autothrottle.It's a security which stops the engine if you move the throttle farther.Hope this helpsDenis

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interesting... is this how its done in the real plane too? you move the throttle too far, and you get shut down on? lol

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>interesting... is this how its done in the real plane too?>you move the throttle too far, and you get shut down on? lolBasically... yes.You just can't floor the throttles overheating the engines. If you do this, a security shut down kicks in, just like the real one.

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>If you like Level-D and PMDG type of system modelling, you>will like this plane.On a side note, I can't wait until Airliner XP's Airbus is out so this phrase that is CONSTANTLY used is replaced with 'Well, it's not quite as good as Airliner XP but it's on par w/ PMDG and Level-D'.That is all.Thank you. :)

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>>If you like Level-D and PMDG type of system modelling, you>>will like this plane.>>On a side note, I can't wait until Airliner XP's Airbus is out>so this phrase that is CONSTANTLY used is replaced with 'Well,>it's not quite as good as Airliner XP but it's on par w/ PMDG>and Level-D'.>>That is all.>>Thank you. :)For what it's worth, this plane IS actually better than the LVD-767 and all PMDG products. Of course for those who can't fly without a VC, it's not complete yet. And as much as I'm looking forward to what AirlinerXP will offer, right now it's just vapourware, eventhough I hope they can deliver quality in the end. But I'll wait and see, hype is one of those things I ceased to believe in a long time ago.On another note, what I really miss in the Maddog2006 is a FS2crew add-on. I hope Bryan is listening. :)

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what kind of file do I have to save on FS BUILD to make my nav files compatible?

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>interesting... is this how its done in the real plane too?>you move the throttle too far, and you get shut down on? lolYep love the system stuff on par with Level-d :-)First would skip this one because of the missing VC normally I only fly from the VC (that is a fully working one lol)Glad I was convinced to buy this one a great plane and great systems:Still missing the VC but that one will follow soon I hope :-)Cheers,Andr

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>I couldn't resist and I bought it...NOOOO! I guess I'm too late, but there is a great MD80 series out there WITH a VC. It's the Ultimate Airliners Super80, available at Flight1. Here is the link to what it offers and some screenshots:http://s80.flight1.net/product.htmI considered the Maddog too, but the price was too stinkin' high (not that it isn't worth it) and it didn't have a VC. The Super80 is a lot cheaper and it does have a VC. Also, something I find very nifty, it comes with a tutorial checklist that guides you through the systems as you are looking at the panel in the sim. Very neat! Anyways, maybe its not to late for a refund? ... ;)

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