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Was disapointed to see that the Captain Sim B52 is going to be, at least to start, exterior only. Does anyone know if they will be adding a cockpit to this bird? Is this another example of vendors trying to sell incomplete projects with promises of upgrades to come? Not very exciting to be flying around in a gorgeous exterior model with the very poor FSX 747 cockpit (dates back to fs9 or even earlier) as your "office."Colin WareLas Vegas

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I smell the CaptainSim blocks purchase model again...I thought they had realized that was a bad idea...Oh well...External model with a default 747 VC and sounds...Who is going to buy this?Andrew

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Next time wings and landing gears are extra for $19.95.Bernd

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Next time wings and landing gears are extra for $19.95.Bernd
And you'll have to pay for fuel... :(

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So a four engined passenger liner glass-cockpit for a dial-gauge steam-driven eight engine bomber? Yes, that makes so much sense.No matter the externals, I fly in the sim from the cockpit and CS make for terrible AI. So it's of no use to me whatsoever. :( I'll pass until/unless they finish it... ...then wait for the price to drop in the inevitable fire sale because these Blocks are truly a terrible idea and they must learn from fiscal experience to meet the simmers needs, not lazily throw out half-finished drivel and expect to get paid for it. No amount of posts seem to affect these people, so they have to be hit in the wallet, the only thing that will bring them to their senses. :(

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Guest bjablonka

Fully agree, no purchase from here.Bernd

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It's too bad the few talented people over at CS don't quit and work for a developer who's, you know.... good. -Alex

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Guest V4DIV-CVN-70

Same here.....Do you go out to you local airport and buy a new/used cessna with no seats,no instruments, no yoke, no rudder peddls?no purchase here.

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I'm no more inclined to buy an exterior model without a cockpit than anyone else here, but, wow, that's an impressive looking model.

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Guest Airbuscn91
External model with a default 747 VC and sounds...Who is going to buy this?Andrew
What next, a Captain Sim 787 external model aliased with a default FSX 737-800 cockpit and engine noises that just sound like the wind passing through a fan? :(

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I don't get it... exterior only? Default 747 VC and sounds? Payware???But it doesn't surprise me that CS got this "brilliant" idea.If they don't like my posts, they can read my FAQ :(

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They're not the first who had/have this idea. Alphasim is doing it with the C-17 and so is Iris with the C-27J. And, to top it all, the C-27J was bought off of Turbosquid for 200 bucks... Imagine the amount of work they put into it... (not much)Yes, I am a dev/supplier. I will not sanction selling parts of a plane to clients under any circumstances. It's unethical.kc.

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I agree with the others. I'm not interested in an external only. I don't require that the sim have everything exactly like the real thing, but I do want it fairly representative. This includes the front office. By this I mean the panel doesn't have to be exact in every way, but it should be recognizable for the type aircraft. When I'm in a Bell 406, or a Lear, or a 747, I want to be able to tell thats what I'm flying, whether I know it by experience or by photos from sources such as Airliners.com. I think I'll pass this one up.GW

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Guest Coneman

Yes, but will it have an FMC. :(

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Guest Airbuscn91
Yes, but will it have an FMC. :(
I can probably understand why they've decided to defer the interior on initial release. As the B52 is a military aircraft, the interior would have to take more time to develop due to the large size of the aircraft and also due to the avionics (some are even top secret, so Captain Sim would either have to take assumptions to model it, substitute it or leave it INOP).

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I can probably understand why they've decided to defer the interior on initial release. As the B52 is a military aircraft, the interior would have to take more time to develop due to the large size of the aircraft and also due to the avionics (some are even top secret, so Captain Sim would either have to take assumptions to model it, substitute it or leave it INOP).
As well, it takes 4 people to fly and operate the "real" thing so just imagine how much coding that's going to take.... yikes...

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Yes, but will it have an FMC. :(
Yeah, it'll be as reliable as their 757's...:( Mooooooving right along.

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Yeah, it'll be as reliable as their 757's...:( Mooooooving right along.
Yes... good idea... you should do that....

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Yes... good idea... you should do that....
//lol, nevermind.Thanks for the advice Mr. Colin.

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airplane for only Screenshoots makers LOL CaptainSim what are you thninking?:9

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The Captain Sim webpage for the product clearly says "Exterior only" and "- VC, 2D panels, sounds alias default FSX B747". Personally I'm not interested, but I fail to see any problem with this. I suspect that there are quite a few simmers out there that will be content with flying the B52 exterior model without having to learn anything new first.Looks like PMDG is doing something similar with their 747-800, by the way: An exterior model only, aliasing their 747-400.

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I'm very disappointed in Captain Sim.I was looking forward to a quality B-52 for FSX.I sent them an E-Mail and told them so.Lot of good that will do?

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...Looks like PMDG is doing something similar with their 747-800, by the way: An exterior model only, aliasing their 747-400.
I believe Ryan from PMDG has explicitly stated that those YouTube videos floating around of the supposed PMDG 747-800 are not made by anyone associated with PMDG and those rumors are absolutely false.

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I believe Ryan from PMDG has explicitly stated that those YouTube videos floating around of the supposed PMDG 747-800 are not made by anyone associated with PMDG and those rumors are absolutely false.
You should visit their forum :(

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You should visit their forum :(
I have and buried among the hundreds of threads talking about it from people who have no collection to PMDG is where I found Ryan's response.EDIT: Nevermind, I see a new post stating it's for real now. Last visit was last night, so I hadn't seen that yet.

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