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Just a thought to think about. Seems that "vaporware used to be a problem in MSFS now is seems to be "VaporVC" this idea of releaseing a/c without cockpits seems a but strange to me.... Gary

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Making aircraft for FSX is a #### load of work.
I am not a programmer (except a little ASP/VB) but I can only imagine. Still, Seems that you would wait until you have a complete product.....?

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"Complete" is in the eye of the beholder.
WarpDI acquiesce...Close the thread...

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WarpDI acquiesce...Close the thread...
Oh no... it's a good topic... but we each have our own ideas of complete :)

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It's one thing to leave out a 2d or VC panel on puprose and state so up front. It's another thing to promise one down the line and 2 years later, nothing. (See: digital aviation fokker)

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I have to agree that releasing a "payware" aircraft without a VC is really strange to me also (yeah, I know exactly how much work is involved). I guess with the ability to swap VCs in FSX, some are just not spending the time on it. For freeware I can understand it, especially if lacking the knowledge to do it well.

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Dont get me wrong, I like an add-on aircraft that looks good But, For me FS is about flying the plane not seeing it from the outside. I would buy a B-52 or a C-17 or a Fokker that had the VC only and Exterior promised later before I buy just an exterior model. Like WardD said, "Eye on the Beholder" I guess. I seldom ever look out the external view. Mainly when on the ground with doors opened. Has anyone ever released a COCKPIT ONLY Aircraft? Wonder how the FPS would be?

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Dont get me wrong, I like an add-on aircraft that looks good But, For me FS is about flying the plane not seeing it from the outside. I would buy a B-52 or a C-17 or a Fokker that had the VC only and Exterior promised later before I buy just an exterior model. Like WardD said, "Eye on the Beholder" I guess. I seldom ever look out the external view. Mainly when on the ground with doors opened. Has anyone ever released a COCKPIT ONLY Aircraft? Wonder how the FPS would be?
I agree with you. Would not buy an addon plane without a VC, even if it's promised to be released "later".

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Well.. for me an aircraft without a good external model would be a big no-go. So, i think the developers should aim exactly what market they are after. There are customers for all kinds of addons. Even from the super-ultra-complicaded addon that i never got from the ground thru the ctrl+e and fly away now. It

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I agree with the OP. It is very strange and a definite deal-killer. Makes a plane feel like freeware and my wallet gets angry at me.Thaellar

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Just a thought to think about. Seems that "vaporware used to be a problem in MSFS now is seems to be "VaporVC" this idea of releaseing a/c without cockpits seems a but strange to me.... Gary
Try selling a public beta and then selling a basic version...

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Try selling a public beta and then selling a basic version...
selling a basic version...full of bugs and then don't fix them and disappear!

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Not that anyone reading HERE would, but I'd bet I could post a LOAD OF POOP for sale on a website and get sales for it. It's quite amazing what people will throw their money at...

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Just a thought to think about. Seems that "vaporware used to be a problem in MSFS now is seems to be "VaporVC" this idea of releaseing a/c without cockpits seems a but strange to me.... Gary
My two cents,The reason I spend money (and lots) on MSFS is to try to make it seem as real as possible. I try to trick my surviving brain cells into feeling the experience as I remember it. To me that means a good VC and accurate sounds (PMDG Jetstream, Realair Duke, Lotus Sim L-39). I appreciate the incredible work on external models that is being turned out these days. However, I spent thousands of hours in a cockpit. That's what my feeble mind is imprinted with. That's what I try to duplicate.Thanks for listening. (I wonder if there is a support group for guys like me?)

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