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As my preferred GA sim is FSX I have been searching for good GA aircraft. Unfortunately apart from a few notables I found very few good GA aircraft for FSX so I finally took out the wallet and purchased two GA twins for FSX,

  • Eaglesoft Twin Comanche
  • Digital Aviation Cheyenne

These two were bought after much reading about the payware aircraft offerings here at AVSIM.I can tell you after spending a week studying them and their systems and flying them I can say I am extremely impressed! These are fantastic products and they enhance the enjoyment level of FSX significantly.I would highly recommended purchase of these two aircraft for anyone wanting to enhance their FSX experience!Shez

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As my preferred GA sim is FSX I have been searching for good GA aircraft. Unfortunately apart from a few notables I found very few good GA aircraft for FSX so I finally took out the wallet and purchased two GA twins for FSX,
  • Eaglesoft Twin Comanche
  • Digital Aviation Cheyenne

These two were bought after much reading about the payware aircraft offerings here at AVSIM.I can tell you after spending a week studying them and their systems and flying them I can say I am extremely impressed! These are fantastic products and they enhance the enjoyment level of FSX significantly.I would highly recommended purchase of these two aircraft for anyone wanting to enhance their FSX experience!Shez

RealairSimulations and Carenado are both coming out with their first GA Twin. Should be interesting.Bob G

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As my preferred GA sim is FSX I have been searching for good GA aircraft. Unfortunately apart from a few notables I found very few good GA aircraft for FSX so I finally took out the wallet and purchased two GA twins for FSX,
  • Eaglesoft Twin Comanche
  • Digital Aviation Cheyenne

These two were bought after much reading about the payware aircraft offerings here at AVSIM.I can tell you after spending a week studying them and their systems and flying them I can say I am extremely impressed! These are fantastic products and they enhance the enjoyment level of FSX significantly.I would highly recommended purchase of these two aircraft for anyone wanting to enhance their FSX experience!Shez

I couldn't agree more on the Digital Aviation Cheyenne. It took me a long time to decide on spending the money for it. I was afraid of getting a bad product. But I couldn't be more happier. I might go for the Twin Comanche too, but I've been looking hard at the Dash 8 by Majestic since I enjoy learning systems.Keith

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  • Eaglesoft Twin Comanche
  • Digital Aviation Cheyenne

Both aircraft are in my personal top ten list.

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RealairSimulations and Carenado are both coming out with their first GA Twin. Should be interesting.Bob G
Sounds interesting.I wonder what other aircraft are worth buying. Anyone have opinions on the Cessna 441 from Flight1? Is it a true FSX a/c?For the smaller GA's I think someone recommended the Eaglesoft Columbia400 and the Carenado singles (which one though?).ThanksShez

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RealairSimulations and Carenado are both coming out with their first GA Twin. Should be interesting.Bob G
RealairSimulations will release Beechcraft Duke B60. I can't wait to get a hold of their assymetrical thrust modeling. Has anyone seen any previews?Carenado is releasing Piper PA34 Seneca II. Once available I will have to grab the Beechcraft Duchess from JustFlight. I have been waiting years for a quality Duchess. Keith

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Approaching 100 hours in the Twin Comanche now, more than double my next nearest FSX aircraft flight time.All it needs is ....... a Jim Clark livery repaint ! Haven't been able to find any pictures though, I read somewhere he learned to fly it in Australia :(

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Sounds interesting.I wonder what other aircraft are worth buying. Anyone have opinions on the Cessna 441 from Flight1? Is it a true FSX a/c?For the smaller GA's I think someone recommended the Eaglesoft Columbia400 and the Carenado singles (which one though?).ThanksShez
The C441 is not a true FSX aircraft. I got the FS9 version and a patch from Flight1 to make it fly in FSX. It's a nice plane but I wouldn't call it great.

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I wonder what other aircraft are worth buying. Anyone have opinions on the Cessna 441 from Flight1? Is it a true FSX a/c?Shez
Anything from Realair, best flight dynamics in the business. I like Eaglesoft's SR22 G3 turbo, 220 ktas @ FL250 in a single hehe

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RealairSimulations will release Beechcraft Duke B60. I can't wait to get a hold of their assymetrical thrust modeling. Has anyone seen any previews?Carenado is releasing Piper PA34 Seneca II. Once available I will have to grab the Beechcraft Duchess from JustFlight. I have been waiting years for a quality Duchess. Keith
Looks like just some exterior shots at the moment. Bob
Anything from Realair, best flight dynamics in the business. I like Eaglesoft's SR22 G3 turbo, 220 ktas @ FL250 in a single hehe
As far as the Realair B60, it was regarded as the best developed of the series, but due to the complexities of the design, relatively few aircraft were purchased. Not sure what they mean by "complexities of the design".Bob

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after splashing out a lot of money on scenery, i have only enough left to buy one aircraft in my FSX budget. I'm still learning how to fly so I use the Piper Cub and Mooney Bravo a lot. However, I've heard that the default aircraft aren't that realistic and I've read some really impressive reviews about Carenado's aircraft and Eaglesoft.I was wondering if the Carenado Mooney is significantly better than the default one in FSX or if I should consider something alternative.

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I was wondering if the Carenado Mooney is significantly better than the default one in FSX or if I should consider something alternative.
In my honest opinion, I think the default Mooney is a contender to be the worst of all the default aircraft. Carenado's looks a lot better....I would think that you would feel that you are getting your money's worth. I have not been let down by any of their other products and I like the way they patched their FS9 products (at no cost) for FSX shortly after it was widely available. Stuff like that catches my attention and encourages me to buy future releases!Scott

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I'm also interested in Carenado's Mooney. I've never purchased a payware aircraft, but Carenado seems to have a solid reputation, and their prices are low, respective to other brands. I can't decide if I want that, or the 172 though. Seems that both would be redundant, but since I'm still so new at the sim, I want something basic, but high quality that I can continue to build my skills in.

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In my honest opinion, I think the default Mooney is a contender to be the worst of all the default aircraft. Carenado's looks a lot better....I would think that you would feel that you are getting your money's worth. I have not been let down by any of their other products and I like the way they patched their FS9 products (at no cost) for FSX shortly after it was widely available. Stuff like that catches my attention and encourages me to buy future releases!Scott
0_Oare you serious? I'm still a beginner as far as planes go and I've never personally flown one so for me its hard to tell whats realistic and whats not. I enjoy the fsx mooney because its fun to fly...my only issue was that the cockpit wasnt interactive enough and the instruments were a bit difficult to see.Thanks for your response. thats really good to know! I'll go for Carenado's Mooney in that case!

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I'm also interested in Carenado's Mooney. I've never purchased a payware aircraft, but Carenado seems to have a solid reputation, and their prices are low, respective to other brands. I can't decide if I want that, or the 172 though. Seems that both would be redundant, but since I'm still so new at the sim, I want something basic, but high quality that I can continue to build my skills in.
I'd suggest getting their 152 and Mooney. Both lovely aircraft!The default 172 is actually pretty nice... find Alex Metzger's flight model and you have a nice airplane

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I'd suggest getting their 152 and Mooney. Both lovely aircraft!The default 172 is actually pretty nice... find Alex Metzger's flight model and you have a nice airplane
Bert, On your advice, I decided to pick up the Mooney, since I wanted something with just a little more "oomph" than the 152. Wow, am I impressed! It flies like a dream, and it looks absolutely amazing, especially the VC. I plan to post some screen shots of my flight in the appropriate forum. Here's a couple of teases.MooneyM20J-Tasmania9.jpgMooneyM20J-Tasmania11.jpg

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I'm also interested in Carenado's Mooney. I've never purchased a payware aircraft, but Carenado seems to have a solid reputation, and their prices are low, respective to other brands. I can't decide if I want that, or the 172 though. Seems that both would be redundant, but since I'm still so new at the sim, I want something basic, but high quality that I can continue to build my skills in.
Hi carenado's planes are very nice but as a first buy I would recommend either the scout package or the SF-260 from realair. As mentioned previously their flight modelling is awesome (the best ?) and that is the most important part when learning. cheersjulien

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Anyone with the Carenado Mooney would be crazy not to install the freeware Mooney High Def VC add on available here...High Def Mooney VCCheers,
One step ahead of you there, and I also got the high def red Mooney exterior repaint. Looks fantastic. Good on Orbx for offering those for free.

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I got it as well and I love it!So much better than the default one and its such an amazing aircraft to fly. I'm looking forward to training on it! Sadly, I read that the FTX cockpit is a framerate killer so I'll have to live without that but I'll check out the new colours. I also took a tour of FTX Blue and although Tasmania wasn't that impressive for me, the area around Melbourne took my breath away...wow. Its amazing how good they've made fsx look.

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I got it as well and I love it!So much better than the default one and its such an amazing aircraft to fly. I'm looking forward to training on it! Sadly, I read that the FTX cockpit is a framerate killer so I'll have to live without that but I'll check out the new colours. I also took a tour of FTX Blue and although Tasmania wasn't that impressive for me, the area around Melbourne took my breath away...wow. Its amazing how good they've made fsx look.
You might as well give the FTX cockpit a try, it looks outstanding in my opinion. It only replaces the VC on one of your liveries, and you can remove it if you don't like it. It gave me a frame hit, but not that bad as long as I don't fly it in areas with lots of traffic or autogen. For those areas, I'll go back to the default cockpit.

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I am under the impression that the Cheyennes alywas has the same propeller sound, whatever the RPM is. Would it be a bug or its normal?

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Hi carenado's planes are very nice but as a first buy I would recommend either the scout package or the SF-260 from realair. As mentioned previously their flight modelling is awesome (the best ?) and that is the most important part when learning. cheersjulien
Maybe the SF-260 isn't the best plane for learning in :) . Don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant airplane and the flight modelling is awesome. Perhaps too awesome in the the case of the SF-260 as it isn't the easiest plane to learn on. It is very unforgiving for stalls and usually requires a power on landing. In other words you can very easily crash the plane if you don't know what you're doing. Still, it is a brilliant aircraft to fly and should be in everyone's hangar.If you check the realair website they also have a free download which updates the flight dynamics for the default C172 in FS9 and turned a dog of a plane into something quite enjoyable. Does anyone know if this update will work in FSX as well?

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