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which one do you recommend: BN-2 Islander or BAe Jetstream 41

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I only have money for one of those.  Both are on sale this weekend.

Just flight has the BN-2 for $24.99.  Aerosoft has the PMDG JS41 for $35.27.

 

Which one do you recommend?

Which one is more demanding or cause performance issues?

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I only have money for one of those. Both are on sale this weekend.

Just flight has the BN-2 for $24.99. Aerosoft has the PMDG JS41 for $35.27.

 

Which one do you recommend?

Which one is more demanding or cause performance issues?

 

What kind of flying do you like to do?

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You're gonna have to decide for yourself here.  They are so completely different as to be mutually exclusive.   You're sort of asking "which do I want, a Piper Cub or a Cessna Citation Mustang.

 

I do know that the Islander is fairly easy on hardware etc.  Never fooled with the J41

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They're two quite different aircraft. The J41 is a turboprop whereas the BN-2 is a piston engined aircraft. They're both beautifully modelled inside and out. The BN-2 by its nature is a far simpler aircraft to fly with less complex instruments and systems. It's also I've found much less of a burden on system performance. I have both and would say out of the two I've had far more use out of the BN-2 than the J41, but then I rather like low and slow, scenic flights!

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The BN-2 is perfect for island hopping as it has excellent short field performance and is just the right size for small island strips!

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If it's island hopping you seek, +1 for the BN-2. However, for the sake of giving you the choice between 2 contenders in the same category, an alternative might be the excellent DH-6 TwOtter by Aerosoft. It can do island hops as well, but also has floats and skis/skiwheels in case you'd like to land in the water, or do some short hops in snowy areas. 

http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/us/iboshop.cgi?showd,6410344120,10709

 

I'm not preaching against the BN-2, I have it myself personally and love it, but the Twin Otter is a plane designed for similar purposes. 

 

Ray

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Wait a few weeks and get the new Twin Otter extended. Will be well worth the wait! Faster cruise than the BN-2 but designed for small strips.

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