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Best GA Single or Twin for XPlane10...

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Guys,

 

need your advice to buy the most complete, accurate, gorgeous GA single or twin to go with xplane10.

 

I just jave the money for a single model. Xplane10 WAS EXPENSIVE!!!!! and the default aicraft on this Beta6 while really not that bad certainly fall far from what XP can give me ;-)

 

Any suggestions, preferably identifying the URL of the make/seller welcomed!

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that's a big topic!

 

The latest Carenado Grand Caravan is pretty special IMHO!

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that's a big topic!

 

 

:rolleyes: Shhhhh, don't tell the MS guys, anyway, FLIGHT is still a everyday stop!

 

I got excellent performance on my i5 2500 @3.2, with Geeforce 450 GTX. I am running windows 7 64 bit and have 8GB RAM.

 

Tested only the demo, with the default airplanes. It's really fluid, and the overall feeling - turbulence & wind effects, rain, snow, etc... + the scenery, are great, certainly not behind MS FLIGHT. I'd say MS FLIGHT and Xplane will be a great couple :-)

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If you have money to spare then either Carenado Seneca or LES DC-3 are the best twins to get right now. The sounds of these machines are fantastic, and the visuals are excellent.

 

For single engines, I have the Carenado Bonanza V35. Visually appealling, though the sounds aren't as convincing as the Seneca. As far as singles go it's quite fast, but it stalls at relatively fast speeds too so it's a challenge to get this bird down onto short fields.

 

Then there's this:

http://www.xpfr.org/index.php?body=aero_accueil&av=69

 

It's free, with an excellent cockpit, and in flight it sounds great (not so good sounding idling on the ground though). It's very good for short field operations and flies slow if that's your style.

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Thx anthony!

 

Yes, the DC-3 is certainly on my to-buy list. As a matter of fact it will probably be my first buy! Great you reminded me of it!

 

Xpfr's site is a must too!

 

Also the DR-400 is familiar. As a glider pilot I have used their services at LPEV a lot to get me going :-). It's rather fast, a great climber, even with a Duo-Discus with two fat guys on board :-)

 

 

I have a learning curve waiting for me with Xplane. Last version I bought was v8, and in terms of add-ons, tools/etc, Xplane has gone through great changes, in the good direction.

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The Seneca not fully xplane 10 compatible yet. Or did the patch come out? jcomm, I want one good aircraft too but at this point I feel the release candidate is fairly close and the developers will have the aircraft I really want with full compatability. Meanwhile, the baron in xplane and my Flight and FSX addons will keep my patience in check. This is getting crazy now I'm looking at Prepar3d. The Stones were right. I can't get no....Satisfaction

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The Seneca not fully xplane 10 compatible yet.

 

There was a small patch that came out to deal with some things. But most of the little bugs present are for Laminar to fix (things like radio chatter with radios off). In terms of things for Carenado to fix, there isn't much - small adjustments to engine performance to account for tweaks to manifold pressure by Laminar may be one such example.

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I'm not overly convinced by the flight models of the Carenado birds in X-Plane 10 at the moment. Particularly the Bonanza. The visual model and panel are spot on, but in my opinion the flight model lets it down. They're better in X-Plane 9.

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The Stones were right. I can't get no....Satisfaction

 

That's two of us ;-)

 

Left simming in 2007, got back because of FLIGHT... Invested in a new rig because of FLIGHT. I am keeping it even if it has a not so good end(?) because it was/is really an extraordinary experience after a all life of hardcore simming... Then, back to FSX, avoiding Xplane and checking Prepar3d.

 

I finally decided for Xplane10, while never abandoning FLIGHT of course :-)

 

Whow! I'm tired.... :-/

 

I'm not overly convinced by the flight models of the Carenado birds in X-Plane 10 at the moment. Particularly the Bonanza. The visual model and panel are spot on, but in my opinion the flight model lets it down. They're better in X-Plane 9.

 

Thx for the note Tom.... I'll probably invest on the DC-3

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All Carenado products are not meant for X-Plane 10, at least until they release a V10 Patch for them, so I wouldn't recommend them for now, since if anything happens during these new X-Plane Beta Patches, and the aircraft stops working ,you're on your own.

 

I'm waiting for Morten to release his Single Engine Piper updated from an old V9 model for X-Plane V10. It should be easily the best addon in terms of FM to date, since he;s such a guru in this area. I have no idea how long it's still going to take until ready. but should be a Must Have Addon for sure. Until then I don't have any recommendations for you since I only own a single Carenado Aircraft for X-Plane.

 

Most addons aren't still fully upgraded to run in X-Plane V10, and lots of changes have been made in the FM I think, mostly with the Engine Model, so I'm waiting for the 100% V10 compatible ones

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Hi jcomm

 

My favourite three aircraft are all twin engined, Tom Kyler's MU-2(can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet!), Goran's Duchess. These are both available from X-Aviation. The third is the Carenado Seneca.

 

The MU-2 will have a really good upgrade when XP10 is stable and Tom has time to finish it(follow progress/news on X-Pilot), and the others will also have new versions when XP10 is stable I believe.

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Well guys, thank you all for the great suggestions :-)

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Ha, too many classic planes! The other Simon is right, the Mu was my first xp purchase and still scares me silly. Gorans Duchess is a very accurate model with superb flight modelling, it and his Sundowner taught me how to do smooth landings.

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Ha, too many classic planes! The other Simon is right, the Mu was my first xp purchase and still scares me silly. Gorans Duchess is a very accurate model with superb flight modelling, it and his Sundowner taught me how to do smooth landings.

 

Wilco! Thx Simon!!!!

 

And this too: http://xsimreviews.com/2012/08/10/alertworld-traffic-plugin-for-x-plane/

 

although not an airplane add-on :-)

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My first X-Plane10 add-on!!!!

 

As per Simon's suggestion, I got the X-Aviation Sundowner....

 

All I have to say when looking at the shots at X-Aviation site is a BIG WHOW!!!!!

 

Great way to start!!!!!

 

:-)

 

More on this later ;-)... I have to install it later today... I'll report back my findings, unfortunately not based on any RL hands-on experience with the type :-)

 

Next will be the "Marquise" :-)

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That's cool J! A good choice, a very unassuming little plane that takes more concentration than you think to fly WELL.

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I downloaded and installed the ROBIN DR400 140B (3D) recommended by Anthony_d above, and it is a great little plane. It helps if you understand a little French, but you can figure out those few controls labeled that way. There is no auto-pilot that I have been able to find yet, although there is GPS. Fun to fly at 150 - 200 knots and the sounds are great - on and off ground. Thanks Anthony for this free bird.

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I downloaded and installed the ROBIN DR400 140B (3D) recommended by Anthony_d above, and it is a great little plane. It helps if you understand a little French, but you can figure out those few controls labeled that way. There is no auto-pilot that I have been able to find yet, although there is GPS. Fun to fly at 150 - 200 knots and the sounds are great - on and off ground. Thanks Anthony for this free bird.

 

Coincident you mention it... I just came from a "flight" on the DR-400. I know it from real life as an excellent glider tug used at LPEV :-) The model feels great.

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Hello Jcomm,

 

Can you let me know how the Sundowner handles edge-of-envelope flying like power on and off stalls, slips and spins if you get a chance? Thanks!

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I'll report on that ASAP, although I have no RL experience in a Sundowner ;-)

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Hello Jcomm,

 

Can you let me know how the Sundowner handles edge-of-envelope flying like power on and off stalls, slips and spins if you get a chance? Thanks!

edit

 

Nevermind, it's the Sundowner we're talking......

 

L.Adamson

 

for curiosity sake, I had made reference to real life "twin" spins.......as with the Dutchess. For that model, I'd never worry about modeling spins.

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