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Do you mean stock or add-on? I'm partial to the stock DC-3 and J3 Cub. Addons? So far I'm a HUGE fan of F1's c152, but Bill and Lynn Lyons' Stinson package gets a lot of flight time on my rig, as does Eric Dante's Stampe SV4 since downloading it yesterday. As for jets... uh... I dunno. Are there any jets in this sim? I forget.

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I'm a huge fan of the cub myself. I have spent most of my FS2004 time in either that or the SF260, and even though the SF260 has not been updated for FS2004, it works pretty well.Tony

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IMSHO, Captain Sim's 727 is too bloody cool! For stock, I'd vote for several of the new COF planes in a tie, e.g. Wright Flyer and the Jenny, plus, of course, the DC-3.sj

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I am having lots of fun with (in no particular order):PMDG 737Dreamfleet Cessna 310 & 152Carenado Cessna 210

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I now fly the Carenado C210 almost exclusively- no other cockpit seems as real, the closest feeling to being there of any GA plane in my opinion. Flight dynamics also seem excellent. Now if they'd only update the sound a bit...Best,Joel

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All the above mentioned, plus the Lago Twin Otter, Tornado, Falcon Series, The MAAM B-25, and on and on and on. I hate these questions because there is too many talented designers out there cranking out a lot of great work.....

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My favorite default plane is the Comet without a doubt - it's just too friggin' cool.Otherwise, I've been flying my FSD Commander, Seneca, and Cheyenne as usual (need to get my SF 260 installed sometime too).

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I agree there, its nice to fly it around, though the Mooney is nice too.Project Magenta will be bringing out a Cessna Panel soon, I just tried their GA IFR panel and it was incredible. I think the Cessna combined with a panel on a separate machine will make me as happy as possible :)

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OMG! I can't believe I left off the MAAM B-25. Yes, ahem, of course, that's a personal favorite. Please disregard my earlier post. :-lolBTW, I've flown the new R4D with that lovely gmax cockpit. Neener, neener.

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As dumb as it may sound, I've been flying the default 737-400 almost exclusively. I downloaded about 7 or 8 new liveries from the Avsim library and have been loving the new VC. I downloaded iFDG 767 and loved the model and flight dynamics, but the lack of a VC really ruined the experience for me and I didn't enjoy flying it. The default 2D panels just are too big and block too much of the screen. I did like the 2D Dreamfleet 737 panel alot. I guess if I found a nice 767 2D panel that was more along those lines in terms of gauge size and screen footprint, I'd probably give the iFDG another go.I own the SF.260 and am just waiting on the FS2004 patch to come out...then that will probably be flown 40% of the time.I'm really looking forward to seeing the Dreamfleet 727...think that might be my first purchase for FS2004.

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I tend to favor the Jenny.... I've been using FS2004 for mainly bush/cross country flying, away from the big airports. The Jenny seems to recall the glory days of flight, and it's great for "cloud hopping".... And, it's pretty docile the way it's modelled in FS9...pretty hard to do anything bad to it.... Bill Lyons also made a great Jenny for FS2002...so I have it for use there as well--but the sky and clouds look rather plain after an afternoon in FS9's Jenny :)-John

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Is there an updated FDE for Briefing time? I havn't migrated it over because I was concerned its performance might be a bit wierd in the new sim?Thanks!Colin

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No no no, your all wrong! It's the PMDG 737NG.Well OK, some of those mentioned here are also very good.

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>>BTW, I've flown the new R4D with that lovely gmax cockpit.>Neener, neener.Now I'm jealous.I was going to say that I didn't like the default DC-3 because the MAAM R4D had spoiled me. I'm sure when the FS9 R4D arrives, I'll be a happy man.

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>.... I guess if I found a nice 767 2D>panel that was more along those lines in terms of gauge size>and screen footprint, I'd probably give the iFDG another go.>Have you tried Lonny Payne's 757/767 panel? I know he has updated the 757 portion to FS9, at least. And I think the only diff is that the 767 uses a different FMC gauge. I used it all the time in FS8; but I've to fly _any_ jet in FS9 yet.

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Mine is definitely the An-225 :D . Why? You're seriously asking me that? :-hah

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I am SERIOUSLY missing my Dreamfleet cardinal. Thats my default Cessna. I have the new 152, but I really like the old Carenado 152. Mainly cause they had a model without wheel pants. Lyons Stinson is amazing...all bills stuff is. I especially love his clipped wing cub.Eric

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My favorite default ones would probably be the Mooney, and the Lear(probably since M$ couldn't take the time to update those from the FS2K versions for FS2k2). Though, I like the R-22 too(a helo I can actually fly :) ) Other than the Cub, and maybe DC-3, I'm never touching any of the old dusty planes. Addons, I would probably say the FFX 727(wish they'd to a short body), and FFX 737s.

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Well I really like the Globe swift from Bill Lyons but for some unknown reason im flying the defualt cessna 182S ... loged about 45 hours in it allready...

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Easy RFP 747-200.Everything works unlike my CaptSsim 727 which has now been deserted and the lovely PMDG73NG which still has teething problems.Also Ralphs support for his product is outstanding.Easily the best pay for addon for FS9 for a while anyway!!Have fun

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Seems my favorite is the one I'm flying at any given session.Whether default or add-on, each aircraft has its personality and I love the challenge of familiarizing and going through all the phases of flight easily once mastered. My hat is off to all designers, MS, and everyone else for the many hours invested to bring these awesome renditions for our pleasure.Milton

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