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I think one of the developers stated in a recent interview after the cancellation that there was one plane completed before the announced cancellation that may be released, and that would be the last DLC. Looks like a C-46 Commando! The interesting statement is "This item will be downloaded as part of a set" Set of what? More scenery?

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I think one of the developers stated in a recent interview after the cancellation that there was one plane completed before the announced cancellation that may be released, and that would be the last DLC. The interesting statement is "This item will be downloaded as part of a set" Set of what? More scenery?

 

Here is another post about that plane -- Who knows what it will be:

 

My guess would be a DHC-2 Beaver.

 

Check the spa.bin files in the Games For Windows Live - Addons folder. There are several planes mentioned:

- Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero (released April 4)

- P-40 (released April 26)

- F4U Corsair (released May 31)

- DHC-2 Beaver

- Carbon Cub (released July 25)

 

I think, that means that a Beaver has been on the DLC list.

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and that would be the last DLC.

 

Actually, the words "last DLC" were never used, but it's likely there won't be more.

 

That looks like a DC3.

 

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173 mph cruise speed! Woohoo! Now we can travel to any point in Alaska in next to no time!

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Keep in mind, the last title update just prior to the release of Alaska, added " drop cargo" to the key commands...

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I have little doubt that the aircraft is a C46... Its payload of 7000 kg. is far greater than any freight missions that Flight has to date

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I have little doubt that the aircraft is a C46...

 

Now that would be just way too cool, it would be awesome to have something like that in Flight for a nice change of pace, especially as there will be no more new stuff.

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yea looks like a C46. Wouldn't it be nice if Microsoft opened flight to 3rd party developers/sold it to a company that can see its potential?

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The now classic MS Flight second question when it comes to new planes is - will it have a cockpit? :LMAO:

 

Seriously though the C46 would be a really fun plane...I hope its coming!

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And the chances it would have a cockpit are

 

If that is the plane, and if it gets released, hopefully it does. But I will say, at this point even if it does not, I am most likely to buy it with the situation as it is.

 

Hmm, wonder if Kevin MV Gibbage might have any comments on this?

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I would definitely love a Curtiss Commando, but the million dollar question would remain; does it have a cockpit? If so, I would buy it in a heartbeat. Although, I don't know how a twin would work unless they patched the controls to include multi-engine planes.

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Looking at the image quality of the picture of the rumored C46 I question that it is an image put there by Microsoft.

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This is a C-46 that was at Airventure 2012. You don't see them very often. We can hope, but don't count on it.

 

This is TINKER BELL, you will notice the same coloration as the snap shot.

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Is that RA "Bob" Hoover's Shrike in the foreground, or has he finally retired from flying?

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I think he has retired from flying airshow routines. I know the FAA pulled his medical a while back (one of the all time best pilots in the world) and he had to fight to get it back. I have seen him fly his amazing routines in the F-86, the P-51 and finally in the Shrike Commander. He is just a master with the "energy managment" of an aircraft, no matter the type.

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C-46 is new news for me. If thats the case, then its another crappy cockpitless warbird. If the aircraft that were under development over 2 years ago were put on sale, im sure it would of turned Flight around for the better. I wonder what happened to all that work, and why they would just toss it to the side.

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C-46 is new news for me. If thats the case, then its another crappy cockpitless warbird.

 

Oh boy, Kevin. I surely hope it has a cockpit, because if not, it would be the last nail on Microsoft Flight's coffin.

 

If the aircraft that were under development over 2 years ago were put on sale, im sure it would of turned Flight around for the better. I wonder what happened to all that work, and why they would just toss it to the side.

Putting all that work aside would mean they just don’t care......At all.

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The thing is..........

 

I hated the cockpitless planes and still do, but there were statements that they sold well, and they still predominate in multi-player. From the standpoint of a company whose only concern is making money, they might indeed have been a "good" investment. (who the heck knows?)

 

So even though I personally disliked those planes, I find myself shying away from the (maybe) a bit arrogant assumption that just because I don't like something, its ipso-facto worthless. :unsure:

 

We don't really hold ownership of the only true expression of this genre, do we? After all, we had all too many people coming onto these forums to tell us that because Flight did not fit their definitions of a Sim, it was crap; and I know what we thought of that!

 

Bleah. I don't know what to think.

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We don't really hold ownership of the only true expression of this genre, do we? After all, we had all too many people coming onto these forums to tell us that because Flight did not fit their definitions of a Sim, it was crap; and I know what we thought of that!

 

I think that is a problem at this time with a civilian flight sim. With all the depth and detail of MSFS, up and especially through FSX and the third party development for it, it has become more and more of a niche market, with a shrinking customer base. While FSX by all reports seems to have sold very well, there were so many that gave it a try, and put it away on a shelf somewhere.

I think MS recognized this, and saw the need to develop something that might bring a lot of new blood into flight simming.

 

I keep seeing people coming here and saying, this is why Flight failed.

In actuality, no one here knows that. I know the Flight Team, does not even know why. For all we know, it may have just been a program that got caught up in several cuts, as it was so new, due to the sluggish economy and poor overall sales figures for MS as a whole.

 

For the benefit of the future of civilian flight simming on the PC , I think someone is going to have to step up to the plate and deliver, both a really nice modern sim, and a way to bring new blood into the hobby. And that will be quite the balancing act indeed. Without the influx of new folks, eventually the market will continue to shrink and wither away.

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if it is a C-46, and that pic is definitely a C-46, and if it has a 'pit, (and Kevin thinks it won't :sad: ) then I'll be buying it (as long as it isn't expensive - why sink lots of money into this franchise now MS have pulled it?)

 

here's to being positive and hoping...

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What is this I heard about "Project: Columbia" about MSFLIGHT?

Was that the new scenery pack they were working on?

Meh....Anyways, I seen M.Kok post about it on Aerosoft forums

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