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Ant's Sierra LSA

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If you are looking for a light sport aircraft / tourer with 3D gauges, nicely modeled interior and exterior, plug-and-play support for the Reality XP 530 GNS (panel.cfg files are supplied if you have the 430), engine damage modeling, lots of liveries and animations, and excellent documentation then you are in luck:This is the new Tecnam Sierra LSA from Ant's Airplanes. Payware this time, but at AUD 19.95 (app. USD 18) it is fabulous value for money. Frames are excellent, but if you are worried about your old rig being able to handle it, a demo version should be able for download shortly at http://www.antsairplanes.com (I bought mine at the Flightsim Store).And now you have to excuse me, I'm going flying :(

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Thanks for this info. I am very interested. I can't see the demo model for testing yet. I would like to test this: Special model that provides compatibility with the Reality XP 530 or 430 GPS (RXP GPS not included) as well as allowing additional avionics to be installed.

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I would like to test this: Special model that provides compatibility with the Reality XP 530 or 430 GPS (RXP GPS not included) as well as allowing additional avionics to be installed.
According to the manual there are some limitations to the demo (when it becomes available):If you are using the demo the following limitations are placed on the model. Purchasing the full version will obviously fix these limitations.- Demo written in inconvenient places- Propeller does not rotate- Only one all white livery (full version includes 10 liveries)- No Reality XP version (full version includes a model that allows the Reality XP 530 or 430 GPS (sold separately) to be used).I can tell you that using it with the RXP GNS530 required zero configuration, I just selected an RXP-enabled version of the plane. This is what the dash looks like with the 530:If you want to use the RXP GNS430 there is a file in the SimObjects\Airplanes\Ants Sierra LSA\panel.rxp530 folder called "panel.rxp430.cfg" that needs to be renamed to panel.cfg to use that version of the GPS.(If you don't have either, the FSX default GPS500 is used)

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Very nice plane indeed! Looks good, flies well, and comes withexcellent and complete documentation. Really nice package!Based on the freeware Tiger Moth, I was happy to pay for this one (two planesfor the price of one) and am not disappointed. Great fun to fly!Two minor (and I stress "minor") issues.. the RXP 530 did not pop up as shippedwhich I fixed by adding an RXPGNS.ini file (running the RXP config application would likelydo the same) and the animated Flaps handle does not move when I activate the flaps from my CH Yoke.Back to flying as well!

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Thanks for this info. I am very interested. I can't see the demo model for testing yet. I would like to test this: Special model that provides compatibility with the Reality XP 530 or 430 GPS (RXP GPS not included) as well as allowing additional avionics to be installed.
Here an example with the RXP Stec autopilot installed..

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Thanks Bert, that looks fine. Is this autopilot from Reality XP as well?

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Thanks Bert, that looks fine. Is this autopilot from Reality XP as well?
Yes, it is part of the "FLN" Nav gauge package.If you do decide to install an autopilot, remember to set Autopilot=1in the aircraft.cfg file, or it will not work (!)Here a screenshot from a coupled LPV approach at CYYJ.The VOR1 gauge correctly shows the glideslope in GPS APR mode.

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Thanks for this info. I am very interested. I can't see the demo model for testing yet.
I hope that the demo has the working animation of the pilotspulling in their heads when the canopy opens and closes.Priceless!

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I hope that the demo has the working animation of the pilotspulling in their heads when the canopy opens and closes.Priceless!
Yep, you really do gotta watch your head.Updating webpage so you can get the demo now:http://antsairplanes.com/sierralsa.html

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OH BOY.....have I been waiting for this! Going to the website NOW to download this Tecnam Sierra.Thank you.Stan

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Awesome plane, bought it yesterday and immediately promoted it to my default plane (situated at Orbx WA79). Don't want to repost all my screenies but if you want to see them (and read my very excited posts about this great plane :( ), go here:http://orbxsystems.com/forums/index.php?topic=25781

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Looks like the Piper Tomahawk that I used to fly.  Had pretty good characteristics.  My CFI and me got caught in a slight headwind en-route from KMSN to KSTE.  When he was on the radio, he would call it the 'Blue Bomber'.Graphics look great on the LSA!jja 

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I did buy this plane (gotta help out the artists) and really like the hands-on aspect.  Did a flight from KORS to 1S2 and it felt good.  I will need to program a trim function into my controller  as there is no AP.  Also nice to have a cute navigator.   :Big Grin:jja

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Just bought her. What a wonderful aircraft! The price is very generous too. There's little reason for anyone not to have this in their virtual hangar. :(

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Just bought her. What a wonderful aircraft! The price is very generous too. There's little reason for anyone not to have this in their virtual hangar. :(
Agreed, bought it today myself! Nothing bad to say about it!!

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Quite a charmer. Congrats to Anthony for his artistry.-Mike

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just got this plane, i think it's my new favorite plane for my FTX NA scenerygreat virtual cockpit, easy to jump in and fly, the frames have been pretty decent so far. i think i prefer it to the previous single prop planes i've purchased so far:-the carenado 152 does not have 3d gauges-the realair scout package which has an older exterior model but still have very clean look interior, i'm just finding the tail draggers slightly tricky-the a2a cub which is a bit too slow and i miss the instrumentation

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This little gem has been my favourite "jump in and fly" plane for a while now, and I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned the great raindrop effects on the screen, inside and out! :D

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It has a "you are there" quality that's hard to pin down but invaluable when you find it - feels like a real light airplane, as opposed to a set of textures moving at 110 knots... :( Much as I love the A2A Cub, I have to be in the right mood for it - for me, the Cub is about the experience, as opposed to getting from place to place. When I have a local destination, the Sierra is my first choice, more and more.Great job!

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