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This was the make or break for flight...

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For me the release of alaska was the last chance I was willing to give it. No cockpits, sloppy airfield placement, no missions, no aerocaches and no proper snow effects have sealed flight's fate to be nothing more than a casual naked money grab from Microsoft. Flight is gone from my computer for good (Well at least until an aircraft with a working VC is delivered which at the current rate will be.... yeah; for good!)

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Sounds like your trying to get banned. :Whistle:

 

Look at me :dance: Ban me, Ban me please... :Just Kidding:

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Against my better judgement I purchased it yesterday, and I have to say I'm not overly impressed. Maybe I picked the wrong areas to fly, but oohh so boring with 200+ mile cargo/passenger runs in the Maule without an AP to at least be able to go to the john.

And please, don't get started on the "mouse yoke" nonsense. I didn't buy all that hardware to fly with a mouse.

And yes, I know I can turn off propeller effects, but that's not the point with a "flight sim" is it. I want the flight model to be realistic.

Yes, some terrain looks better than FS default and maybe even some of the add-ons available.

 

I will revisit this game in a year if I'm still alive (working on getting my PPL)

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Sounds like your trying to get banned

 

Hello Dillon

Why would expressing an honest opinion get someone banned ?

If that's how he feels then cool, its his opinion, he was not knocking Flight! just pointing out what he is disappointed with.

You did notice that he said he would be back when an aircraft with a VC is released.

There are probably many just like him

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Against my better judgement I purchased it yesterday, and I have to say I'm not overly impressed. Maybe I picked the wrong areas to fly, but oohh so boring with 200+ mile cargo/passenger runs in the Maule without an AP to at least be able to go to the john.

And please, don't get started on the "mouse yoke" nonsense. I didn't buy all that hardware to fly with a mouse.

And yes, I know I can turn off propeller effects, but that's not the point with a "flight sim" is it. I want the flight model to be realistic.

Yes, some terrain looks better than FS default and maybe even some of the add-ons available.

 

I will revisit this game in a year if I'm still alive (working on getting my PPL)

 

You mean you couldn't trim the Maule for level flight an walk away for a few minutes? I do it all the time.

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Hello Dillon

Why would expressing an honest opinion get someone banned ?

If that's how he feels then cool, its his opinion, he was not knocking Flight! just pointing out what he is disappointed with.

You did notice that he said he would be back when an aircraft with a VC is released.

There are probably many just like him

 

If I am not mistaken there are 4 aircraft that are currently available with VC's, Is one more going to make the difference in flying Flight or not?

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Yes, actually. It is not about having one more...it is about knowing there will be one more.

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I will continue my vacation from MS Flight till we get a new aircraft with a VC.

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You mean you couldn't trim the Maule for level flight an walk away for a few minutes? I do it all the time.

Oh, I can trim it just fine, but either my Maule is different from yours or you are, as I mentioned, using cheats and "Clear skies" to make that possible. I'm not arguing the point, just making a statement based on my experience. And don't do that condescending thing...

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I am one of the people who have bemoaned the lack of an autopilot. I have resigned myself that it will be some time before I see that. I have decided to turn off prop effect and now the autopilot is not as urgent. I would recommend leaving prop effect off until they implement the autopilot. I am sure they will, I just don’t know how long.

 

I happen to enjoy Alaska, and think it looks good. I am sure there is a reason they are not bringing out more VCs. I think it would have been nice if they had been upfront about not doing it before.

 

Oh, I can trim it just fine, but either my Maule is different from yours or you are, as I mentioned, using cheats and "Clear skies" to make that possible. I'm not arguing the point, just making a statement based on my experience. And don't do that condescending thing...

 

Until I can get weather reports from airports, I leave it on clear skies.

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Most of us will still be here when you come back, count on it!

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You mean you couldn't trim the Maule for level flight an walk away for a few minutes? I do it all the time.

 

In god weather settings that may work fine but Im not sure if it works in bad weather conditions. I would also like to have autopilot when i need to take a ######/###### or whatever or when looking at the map.

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Hello

 

I would also like to have autopilot when i need to go to the bathroom or whatever or when looking at the map.

 

Corrected for you....... thanks

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Maybe I picked the wrong areas to fly, but oohh so boring with 200+ mile cargo/passenger runs in the Maule without an AP to at least be able to go to the john.

 

You mean you couldn't trim the Maule for level flight an walk away for a few minutes? I do it all the time.

 

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I mean, a little trim goes a long way. How long are you in the john for?

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I have done many long haul jobs in the Maule and been able to step away for a few minutes, once trimmed and cruising.

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Hello

 

I would also like to have autopilot when i need to go to the bathroom or whatever or when looking at the map.

 

Corrected for you....... thanks

 

Sorry for the bad language It's just how we express ourselfs where I come from. Didn't mean to offend :mellow:

 

I have done many long haul jobs in the Maule and been able to step away for a few minutes, once trimmed and cruising.

 

Someone pointed out to me in an earlier post that in MS Flight you could not take your hands off the stick because the way wind and turbulence affected your aircraft and that it is very challenging...

But now It Isn't, you can just let the plane fly for itself...

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Someone pointed out to me in an earlier post that in MS Flight you could not take your hands off the stick because the way wind and turbulence affected your aircraft and that it is very challenging...

But now It Isn't, you can just let the plane fly for itself...

 

It depends on what weather you are flying in.

 

If I'm doing short trips, I'll take some rough weather and enjoy the ride.

 

if I'm doing a 200nm flight over mostly water or plains, where I'd be using the autopilot, I'll set Low & Threatening for the smooth air at lower levels and cruise at 3500' or 4500' (well, 4350'ish because things start getting hazy at 4500'). Trim it out and keep an eye on it, but it shouldn't wander too far off course if you step away for a few minutes.

 

Anyway, I do feel that Alaska, for all it's vast expanse of new scenery, is a bit underwhelming. I'm having a lot of fun with it, but I keep finding little things that just didn't get the needed TLC to make it right.

 

And it's usually a 75' spruce 10' off the end of a runway.

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In god weather settings that may work fine but Im not sure if it works in bad weather conditions. I would also like to have autopilot when i need to take a ######/###### or whatever or when looking at the map.

 

I would agree about the bad weather, forgot about that. They say that the escape key acts like a pause, so you can pause it and come back to it I suppose. I haven't tried it yet, so don't know if that is true or not.

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You could consider just hitting pause while you take care of business. That's not realistic, I realize, but neither is taking a number 2 mid-flight in a single engine piston plane. Unless you don't mind getting a little messy. But of course you can simulate that right at your computer without autopilot.

 

Like I said, try pause.

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You could consider just hitting pause while you take care of business. That's not realistic, I realize, but neither is taking a number 2 mid-flight in a single engine piston plane. Unless you don't mind getting a little messy. But of course you can simulate that right at your computer without autopilot.

 

Like I said, try pause.

 

Yes, I know there are some workarounds for that but It's not what Im looking for. I want a autopilot just as in the real planes, this is some sort of simulator after all.

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I don't know if it's a make or break from the player side of the experience, but I must say that I'm wondering about the dev team and the future. Alaska was released with zero PR, seriously, apart from a dozen of screenshots, there was absolutely no promotion for it... It seems there was just no budget at all for ads, yet we're talking about a developer team part of a giant corporation, and with the absence for any side DLC (such as a Deluxe aircraft), I'm wondering whether we're now witnessing the closure of this studio.

In any case, it proves that Microsoft doesn't seem to care so much about the revival of flight siming, and it almost seems like a miracle to me that Flight is even out there- for that, I have to say kudos to the dev team, this doesn't sound like a great environment to work in and they are probably more passionate about their baby than some people seem to think.

 

In short, for me Alaska is not make or break (I'm still somewhat hopeful, but I really want more planes with VC...), but I hope it's not past the make or break point already for the developers... Time will tell, and pardon me for this bit of speculation.

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I think they sold a fair number of Alaska. I can tell these forums got hit pretty hard the day of the release. I would suspect that a good number of people were quite anxious for the release.

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This just proves that everyone likes to talk about 'Number Two :Peace: ' more than having a working autopilot :unknw:

We are nothing but human after all...

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