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b52bob

Duke out now

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Yes. There are VC views that are fixed so it doesn't move around while you bounce in turbulence or climb/turn etc. I can't imagine a 2D panel looking better than this VC does....

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I am ticked!a huge storm just hit my area knocking out my power for days-LOLMurphy at work again-thank god for iPhones so I can watch and drool on your reports.

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Guys, I've merged the two topics about the Duke's release.Thanks!Geof, is your iPhone able to keep the beer cold?? :(

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OK..Flew it for a while.. I luv it. The FPS is awesome. Hardly a hit. The Gauges as usual are spectacular. Now, I need to read the POH and fly it like it really should be flown. Any Beech Duke pilots out there who could comment on the single engine out flight characteristics? Manny

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Can someone check for me to make sure their Beacon light (bottom of fuselage) blinks? Mine does not, and there is no BCN when the switch is set to ONLY beacon in the VC

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This really looks incredible!!! For those who have it,is it as fantastic as it looks?

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Guys, I've merged the two topics about the Duke's release.Thanks!Geof, is your iPhone able to keep the beer cold?? :([/quoteI will be so depressed watching all of you having fun with the duke that I will have to have several warm beers!

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I will be so depressed watching all of you having fun with the duke that I will have to have several warm beers!
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Oh my, just got back from a long day , and the Duke is out!!!! How am I gonna sell this to my other half now...Sorry Geofa. :( Have a warm beer on me. :D

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It's beautiful as it looks in the pictures...And it flies in tubeliner territory...FL300FL300.jpg

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That was quick. Only a few days they posted screenshots of the VC and I was thinking it would probably be another month or two at least before being released (past experience with other developers has conditioned me to expect a long delay :) ). I usually don't buy a product straight after release (again, past experience with other developers) but in RealAir's case I'm willing to make an exception.

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Great plane, but the defualt gps is horrible.Anybody have any luck putting the RXP Garmin 530 in it ?

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Great plane, but the defualt gps is horrible.Anybody have any luck putting the RXP Garmin 530 in it ?
The RealAir web site says that they are preparing an update that will make the RXP units fit in the panel.Patience :(
That was quick. Only a few days they posted screenshots of the VC and I was thinking it would probably be another month or two at least before being released (past experience with other developers has conditioned me to expect a long delay :) ). I usually don't buy a product straight after release (again, past experience with other developers) but in RealAir's case I'm willing to make an exception.
Same here! But.. got it, and it flies like a dream and looks oh so lovely.

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The RealAir web site says that they are preparing an update that will make the RXP units fit in the panel.Patience :( Same here! But.. got it, and it flies like a dream and looks oh so lovely.
I hope the update also allows input from my PFC Cirrus II console for heading, OBS1 and altitude/vs assignments for the autopilot. It is programmed for standard FS variables but those sometimes get left off from custom gauge programming. Someone without the expensive hardware would never notice but those of us that do REALLY notice it.

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We'll see....wonder how many guys use the PFC console? Looks like a nice sturdy product.

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We'll see....wonder how many guys use the PFC console? Looks like a nice sturdy product.
There are a few, plus any home cockpit builders, those with the ACP Compact, some of the GoFlight hardware, or other hardware that allows them to go keyboard and mouseless when simming. Really should be a no brainer to make sure your software maintains basic MSFS variables which is what most of the hardware is programmed for... it's not like they have to cater to those that can afford the hardware just don't leave out the inherent MSFS coding that makes it work.Edit; ...and just so you don't think I'm nitpicking. The visual model is very clean and good, the panel looks clear, readable and moves RealAir smooth, the flight model is also extremely well done... pull an engine at gross taking off from Denver and you're gonna have your hands full for a bit. A nicely done aircraft but without the compatiblity with the hardware I probably won't be flying it after the newness wears off all that often.

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A nice 2.8 hour flight from KRDU to KSWF (Stewert Intl). Beautiful aircraft, but I was expecting no less.Enough time to check everything out while in cruise mode, but more to learn, like the cabin pressure...thought I had it correct before take-off, but my cabin pressure was at 3,400 at 15,000. Flew 'by the numbers' provided in the doc's, and hand flying the approach was smooth as silk. Rob is a magician with his models. Incredible how quiet everything gets once you get to cruise.A bunch more frame rate hungry than most all the RealAir offerings, but again, smooth as silk. I simply shut the FR display off and enjoyed the ride. It really does not matter.I believe I better plan an extended trip with this baby...and read the doc's more fully before the next flight :( What can you say....worth the wait... :(

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Great plane, but the defualt gps is horrible.Anybody have any luck putting the RXP Garmin 530 in it ?
Here is a temporary solution, until RealAir releases the update..//gauge07=fs9gps!RAS_gps_500, 0, 444, 700, 580gauge07=rxpGNS!GNS530, -75, 454, 770, 590When you turn on the Duke GPS, it will allow the RXP GNS to show.You can only adjust the RXP GNS via the popup panel, however.I put a popup clickspot over the transponder, so I can pop up the GNS whenever I need to access it.Perfect, no... but it is workable.

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Here is a temporary solution, until RealAir releases the update..//gauge07=fs9gps!RAS_gps_500, 0, 444, 700, 580gauge07=rxpGNS!GNS530, -75, 454, 770, 590
Or, if you prefer not seeing the radio settings on the GNS screen:gauge07=rxpGNS!GNS530, -265, 454, 1000, 620

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I guess that I'm just an old fogey, but no 2D option means I probably will pass. Takes all kinds I guess.

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