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Hello,I'm thinking of purchasing a short hop biz jet for FSX and was looking at the Mustang from Flight-1.At $54.00 it's not exactly cheap so I'm hoping any pilots here who own it could give me your pros and cons.I was also looking at The Wilco Legacy product which is cheaper but judging from the cockpit pics doesn't look as high quality as The Mustang.I would be interested and gratefull to hear your thoughts on both products.Thank You/Patrick/

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Hello,I'm thinking of purchasing a short hop biz jet for FSX and was looking at the Mustang from Flight-1.At $54.00 it's not exactly cheap so I'm hoping any pilots here who own it could give me your pros and cons.I was also looking at The Wilco Legacy product which is cheaper but judging from the cockpit pics doesn't look as high quality as The Mustang.I would be interested and gratefull to hear your thoughts on both products.Thank You/Patrick/
It is an excellent simulation and worth the $54.00 purchase price. Check out the user forum as the aircraft does require some horse power to run smoothly. The best part is that Fight 1 allows you to return the aircraft within 30 days, for any reason. Give it try!

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I Can't comment on the Legacy but I own the F1 Mustang and love it! I believe the price is fair you get a very high quality model and VC plus an outstanding G1000 system. It is a little hard on frames especially around larger airports and cities so I mainly stick to regional airports.

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Hello,I'm thinking of purchasing a short hop biz jet for FSX and was looking at the Mustang from Flight-1.At $54.00 it's not exactly cheap
If you're looking for a short range biz jet, the Mustang is worth every penny. If you want a long range jet, I suggest that you forget the Legacy and wait for the Eaglesoft CitationX. Buy the Mustang while you're waiting. :(

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I have it, I love it. I highly recommend it. Besides, with Flight 1 you get a 30 day insurance policy. If you do not like a product, they will give you a refund. I do not recall ever execising that option. But, it is nice to know it exists. Nick

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Thank You very much for the positive replys! I have heard of one negative on another forum and that being constant CTD because of the NAV system,but with a 30 day money back return policy,how can you go wrong?Thank You/Patrick/

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Thank You very much for the positive replys! I have heard of one negative on another forum and that being constant CTD because of the NAV system,but with a 30 day money back return policy,how can you go wrong?Thank You/Patrick/
Hi Patrick,I didn't care for it, and I took advantage of Flight1's return policy. You may like it, and you may not...in the end it's a risk free endeavor!Good luck!

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It is really high quality to be sure - no doubt there. But, as others have pointed out, you really need serious JUICE to run this fluid unless you are out in the boonies. Of course, with its short-field performance that might be the whole point of the Mustang: smaller fields out in the "sticks."Hopefully the required horse power will come to the market just about the time the market itself "comes to."

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Hi Patrick,I didn't care for it, and I took advantage of Flight1's return policy. You may like it, and you may not...in the end it's a risk free endeavor!Good luck!
Cheers, and thanks for your honest opinion and the fact that you had no problems with the return.

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Plane is awesome except for one thing, fps in the VC. I got a drop of 29 fps going from an outside view to the VC, so I got my money back, I really loved the plane and wanted to keep it, but I only fly in the VC, 2D panel had no fps issues.

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Plane is awesome except for one thing, fps in the VC. I got a drop of 29 fps going from an outside view to the VC, so I got my money back, I really loved the plane and wanted to keep it, but I only fly in the VC, 2D panel had no fps issues.
As for your FPS issue... Could you state for all what your computer specs are? I'm considering this product and am curious how it will run..BradCore 2 Duo 3.33 Ghz2 Gb DDR3 system ramWD Velociraptor 300 Gb SATAEVGA 9800 GTX+ 1Gb video ramFSX+UTX+GEX+FEX+ASX

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The Mustang does require a bit more horsepower than a standard add-on. There is an incredible amount of detail in the interior and exterior and a lot of things being drawn on those 3 large glass display as well.But also keep in mind that every persons system is different. Computer health and maintenance, FSX config settings, other programs running, etc. can add to the mix. We recommend a minimum duo or quad core, 2 G of ram and a 512 video card. I would not even attempt to run it on a laptop unless it is a monster. If you have a fairly modern computer that is properly configured, I would dare say you won't find a match for it. But as all things in the computer world, the more you draw, the more it takes. The way hardware is evolving I would suspect in another year it won't be much of an issue. But what do you have to lose? Flight1 has a 30 day return policy.Regards,Jim

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Because of the G1000 glass displays. For me, the G1000 MFD (the map part) is actually the worst part regarding performance. It displays a lot of data I suppose. I know a tad of C++ programming but I don't know how the G1000 was programmed. I can fly fine with the two PFD's.

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Because of the G1000 glass displays. For me, the G1000 MFD (the map part) is actually the worst part regarding performance. It displays a lot of data I suppose. I know a tad of C++ programming but I don't know how the G1000 was programmed. I can fly fine with the two PFD's.
Also keep in mind that not everyone is complaining about performance. But like I said, the Mustang is very detailed and not well suited for lower end or machines or systems that are not optimized. Jim

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Ryan,The AMD 6000 processor is likely not quite up to the specs for this product. You need something more current and powerful. Some machines may work with this, but it has to be optimized in maybe other areas. But still, we would not recommend this product for the chip you have.In general, if you have a Laptop, the Mustang will only really be good for only the newest gaming laptops.So I think that any issues you have can only be minimally addressed, because your computer specs are just not there.Steve

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Ryan,The AMD 6000 processor is likely not quite up to the specs for this product. You need something more current and powerful. Some machines may work with this, but it has to be optimized in maybe other areas. But still, we would not recommend this product for the chip you have.In general, if you have a Laptop, the Mustang will only really be good for only the newest gaming laptops.So I think that any issues you have can only be minimally addressed, because your computer specs are just not there.Steve
Any opinion how my system would handle the Mustang?BradIntel E8600 Core 2 Duo 3.33 Ghz2 Gb DDR3 system ramAsus X48 chipset motherboardWD Velociraptor 300 Gb SATAEVGA 9800 GTX+ 1Gb video ramFSX+UTX+GEX+FEX+ASX

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Any opinion how my system would handle the Mustang?BradIntel E8600 Core 2 Duo 3.33 Ghz2 Gb DDR3 system ramAsus X48 chipset motherboardWD Velociraptor 300 Gb SATAEVGA 9800 GTX+ 1Gb video ramFSX+UTX+GEX+FEX+ASX
Hi Brad,I cannot say 100 % sure but you have 30 days to evaluate the product. You really cannot lose.Jim

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I understand, but no matter what system you run you will take a performance loss with the G1000 gauges. It's not an error in programming, it's just the complexity of the gauges. If I were running a clocked i7 940 @ 4.0 Ghz, I'd still take a 10-15 fps loss in the VC. The 10-15 doesnt matter once you get up in the 30's and 40's. That's the reason why you need to run a fast CPU for this plane. The guy with the 3.33Ghz should do fine as long as he stays away from major cities. And yeah, 30day guarantee, can't go wrong with that, might as well try it!

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Tried it, returned it. Too many bugs and issues that the developers would not or tried really hard not to acknowledge. Customer support was poor and hostile. Frames were just ok on my fairly new machine. The VC was beautiful though, but you can probably tell that from the screen shots.

I understand, but no matter what system you run you will take a performance loss with the G1000 gauges. It's not an error in programming, it's just the complexity of the gauges. If I were running a clocked i7 940 @ 4.0 Ghz, I'd still take a 10-15 fps loss in the VC. The 10-15 doesnt matter once you get up in the 30's and 40's. That's the reason why you need to run a fast CPU for this plane. The guy with the 3.33Ghz should do fine as long as he stays away from major cities. And yeah, 30day guarantee, can't go wrong with that, might as well try it!
I don't quite buy that. I have other complex heavily glass cockpits that don't kill my machine. I guess it depends on what you're comparing it to. The Petraeus Index is good for judging performance.

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Hello,I'm thinking of purchasing a short hop biz jet for FSX and was looking at the Mustang from Flight-1.At $54.00 it's not exactly cheap so I'm hoping any pilots here who own it could give me your pros and cons.I was also looking at The Wilco Legacy product which is cheaper but judging from the cockpit pics doesn't look as high quality as The Mustang.I would be interested and gratefull to hear your thoughts on both products.Thank You/Patrick/
I think the Mustang is worth the price. There is also EagleSoft's Premier 1.

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Yeah, the Mustang is a top contender for the long-run - something you'll want in your hangar to be sure.Since we are sharing specs... with this rig I struggle with frames in VC in more densely populated areas:Intel Core 2 X6800 @ 2.93 Ghz per core8 GB of PC6400 RAMASUS P5W DH Deluxe MoboATI 4780 1GB VramVista Ultimate 64I have middling settings in FSX.cfg with some of the more common FSX SP2-oriented tweaks and settings in the config.I'd also say that running 2 1680x1050 monitors off the single ATI 4870 might be a bit of a factor, but more processor is the name of the game. This system is 3 years old save for the vid card.I think I can put a system together in a year which will smooth FSX out and get it into the territory where FS2004 is now in terms of fluid performance with high-spec addons like the Mustang. Still, CPU is the magic salve for the Mustang or anything else; get a cryogenically-cooled monster CPU OC'd to 6.0 GHz and all of FSX would be "like buttah."

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Tried it, returned it. Too many bugs and issues that the developers would not or tried really hard not to acknowledge. Customer support was poor and hostile. Frames were just ok on my fairly new machine. The VC was beautiful though, but you can probably tell that from the screen shots.I don't quite buy that. I have other complex heavily glass cockpits that don't kill my machine. I guess it depends on what you're comparing it to. The Petraeus Index is good for judging performance.
I can't think of a single other real world aircraft that has as complex a glass system as the Mustang's G1000. Please, enlighten me on what other aircraft display as much information. :(

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Have they ever updated the G1000 database or provided a means for user updating of the data? I think their user forum is licensed only, and they have a "potential user" info forum, but it seemed kind of vague last I looked.Has anyone done a comparison of the Mustang G1000 and the default and Mindstar? I am interested in possible doing a home cockpit with 2 touch screen lcds for the G1000. scott s..

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As someone who was involved with high tech aerospace with MD/Boeing I do remember my way around A/C systemsA real Garmin trainer will bring most systems to their knees without a sim running at the same time. There is no Garmin on the market that even comes close for MSFS.There are people with P4 and AMD processors using this aircraft. The only people I ever see complain about this aircraft are those who are for the most part armchair pilots who have never been on the flight deck of a real jet and would rather watch the scenery and silly cars go by below than fly a plane, or, they do not take heed to how to set up a system or a sim properly for the plane they are flying and spec the right hardware for what they wish to accomplish. There are very few aircraft I make comments about however this one is for real pilots and people who treat their computer hardware the same as a real pilot would their own aircraftThe Mustang was nailed, 90% of the real deal. Even the people at Cessna who built the RW version stated F1 nailed this A/C and that is where the rubber meets the road.If you are a RW pilot or someone who wishes to be treated like one by a sim aircraft and not some

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