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What are you flying around PNW and the other NA areas?

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The Aerosoft Katana is fantastic, very close to the real thing (I have some hrs in it). I must say, I tried the C90 again after I patched it up, and all I can say it's it's very dissapointing, I just can't get into it. Hard to say exactly why, it's something I have with a a few Carrenado aircraft (I love the 337). I find the VC is a bit cheap looking, the sounds are not very well blended together, on landing, the elevator is far too sensitive feeling. The BN2 Islander is also fun to fly, a fairly large aircraft that can get in and out of very small strips, with a cool shaking cockpit effect too!

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Everything seems to have slipped away in favour of the Real Air Lancair.

 

Kind regards,

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Everything seems to have slipped away in favour of the Real Air Lancair.

....er not quite for me Stephen :nea: in fact spurred on by so much enthusiasm for the 185 I had another look at it.

 

The reviews I saw of it previously made the base model look WAY too clean for my idea of a bush plane and with so many Cessna "Trikes" why else would you buy a taildragger? Anyway I'd always thought the "Bush Versions" were "add-ons" so the base model plus the bush model was too rich for me. Then I actually read the blurb on the Bush Versions ....and realised it's a complete standalone :Doh:

Chipped paint in the screenshots too, float AND amphibian and ski's if you like 'em ......well the CC was going to take another hit wasn't it? :LMAO:

 

Nice throaty sound too! Only grouse is the common one of the stupidly (unecessarily) small mouse click points to change any of Carrenado's instruments. So many folk have grumbled about that you'd have thought they could have patched them all now? At least made an optional patch for the lot? Using Track IR I find I have to call up 2D versions to change anything? ...which kind of defeats the whole object of a working 3D/VC cockpit doesn't it?

 

Geoff

 

PS I've read a lot of good reviews of the new "Plastic" (actually Glass as in Glass Fibre) GA Aircraft but being an "old pilot" I like to have my "basic six" analogue dials. I know a few do have them but glass cockpits don't "do it for me" at all.

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Well I just got a "heads up" on this http://www.alabeo.com/index.php?accion=products ...top of the list a C188.

Maybe not just a NA plus but definitely an ORBX scenery area plus? Crop dusting by air was at best rare in the UK and then probably done by 1st generation helicopters. We're not that big and spraying where necessary could be achieved much more economically by tractors suitably equipped. However a few years ago the BBC produced one of the best flying documentaries ever IMHO. It was about a bunch of Ag pilots flying their aircraft down to Africa to fulfil a contract and the problems they encountered.

 

There are many Combat Flight Sims out there and FSX ain’t one of them. However if you want flying “on the edge” then Crop Spraying has to be the next best thing?

 

Of course this e-mail is just a sales pitch for now. I buy little until it’s been reviewed. Their Pitts got a good review, although Aerobatics in the Sim seem to lack the essence of that activity to me? ..whatever you do in the Sim doesn’t rearrange your internal organs!!!!! However a good flight model of any Ag aircraft has to be an interesting challenge? The reviews will decide?

 

Geoff

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Anyone tried the free Mitchell Wing from Aerosoft by the way?

 

Got it and enjoy it for low and slow, athough the big wing makes it hard to see much of the scenery.

 

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Did you see Alan's report on the plane, Geoff? Looks pretty good to me, I have that one on my list. Find some pics and videos here. http://forum.avsim.n...89-air-tractor/

Thanks for the "heads up". The video is excellent. I was impressed at what seemed to be wind drift of the spray. Really must stop buying aircraft and start flying some though :huh: ....... Haven't even had a chance to download the Baron SP yet!

 

Busy time in the UK paying our second instalment of our tax bills! Amazingly they owed me money....but that can't buy you time on the sim ^_^.

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The problem on the buying and missed out flying sounds familiar. The situation on some scenery of mine doesn't look much better at times. Helps the economy, huh?

the big wing makes it hard to see much of the scenery.

Try inverted, Stephen. :lol: I wonder how that thing would perform with a larger engine. We are looking at some 20HP there and it already climbs like a big one. I'd love to own that plane for real. Must be rather cheap and fun.

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The problem on the buying and missed out flying sounds familiar. The situation on some scenery of mine doesn't look much better at times. Helps the economy, huh?

If I was that rich I'd be a banker rather than a pensioner :wacko:

 

....oohhh wait! They're the reason we pensioners CAN'T help the economy aren't they? :rolleyes::angry:

 

Still you "pays yer penny ...and yer takes yer choice"? ...and I'm willing to bet that there's NO number of bankers (just double checking the spelling on that... <_< ) that could ever stifle the creative efforts of those who create stuff for ANY hobby? :good:

 

Geoff

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BTW ...and WWAAAAYYY OFF topic...

 

fascinated by your new signature image Stephen!

 

Looks like a museum of my earlier real flights ...all lined up on one taxiway? Here in the UK we have a great line up of classic airliners at the Imperial War museum at Duxford. If any of you guy's get the chance it's a "MUST VISIT" location. You'll not be disappointed!

 

Geoff

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Make sure you get the Bernt Stolle FDE package for the 185.

 

It makes a huge improvement to all the models.

 

I'm currently spending a lot of time in the F1 177, really like it for what it's worth......

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I use my Cessna 152II from Carenado, and their C185 Bush version. That's about it. And Nemeth Designs AS350 or Uh-1h.

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I just got the Flight Replicas Super Cub Ultra - Very pleased with it. Great for PNW/PFJ/Tongass etc.

 

Nice touches with the tent and camping gear etc.

 

Impressed with my first purchase from Flight Replicas.

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Just a Heads up for anyone who was thinking of getting any of the MilViz add-ons discussed above.

 

Just Flight have a Half Price offer until September.

 

Geoff

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Thanks for the tip off, Geoff. I've been eyeing the B55, I'll definitely get it now.

 

Cheers,

 

Mike

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Here's a nice looking complete model that exists for the PNW and Fjords!

http://www.flightsim...list&fid=168120

 

There are excellent "Twotter" models with dozens of skins out there but it's a shame there's not a state of the art version of the single Radial engined Otter? I suppose it speaks volumes for the success of the design that the Beavers "Big Brother" was uswful enough to ensure that most survivors were re-engined with TurboProps but a good old smoke belching rumbling Radial would surely fulfil a few other virtual pilots dreams as well as mine?

 

And whilst we're talking vintage how about a Norseman?! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noorduyn_Norseman

 

Just reread my post. A hopeless Sim addict aren't I? I post a link to a great new model and finish it with a wish list for two more........ hopeless?! :wacko:

 

Geoff

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Just reread my post. A hopeless Sim addict aren't I? I post a link to a great new model and finish it with a wish list for two more........ hopeless?! :wacko:

The symptoms look familiar. ^_^

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Well here's one for the PNW and region. AND it's Freeware.

http://www.mutleysha...hs748/hs748.htm

 

There's a wealth of FS2004 feeder liners and regional prop liners that haven't been updated for FSX so it's good to see this one get such a good review.

 

They'd bring DC3 versatility with twice the speed enroute?

 

Geoff

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The RealAir Duke twins, the freeware P-180 (for those long flights from Oregon to Vancouver), RealAir Legacy occasionally and the Carenado C90. I just downloaded a freeware Piper Stinson that is really for low and slow work so I'll be using that too.

 

The turbine Duke is a blast though, especially for getting out of small fields.

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ANOTHER Heads Up....

 

Lots of good stuff for PNW here!

 

JUST FLIGHT offering 50% off

 

All the Lionheart Creations aircraft available from the Just Flight website are now HALF PRICE until 10am (UK time) on Tuesday 2nd October!

Use discount code: LIONHEART

 

I've been looking at the Quest Kodiak for some time but at £7.10 I guess I'll have to get to grips with glass cockpits after all? B)

 

Geoff

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