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Just purchased the 'North American Airstrips volume 1' and got reminded how much I enjoy bush flying. Any suggestions on some aircraft I can add to my collection? Currently I have the SibWings bird dog, Aerosoft wilga, Aerosoft beaver, RealAir scout.

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Sounds like you've got what you need!

 

Hard to see how you could top that  :rolleyes: 

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Yeah not much to top those. I might throw in the Carenado 185 tundra and maybe the Flight Replicas Super Cub.

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I second that Carenado C185 Tundra. She's a blast to fly in & out of tight strips.

 

 

jime

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Maybe the Carenado Caravan? Looks great, flies nicely IMO after the optional patch and can land nearly everywhere, too.

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@scottthefsxguy

 

As Bert said... you have some goodies.  
 
For the tough stripes (what you will find in the Orbx CRM) I will second the mentioned:
 
A2A Cub
Carenado C185F
Flight Replicas Super Cub
 
 
Another fantastic one:
 
FSD Pilatus PC6 Porter

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A bunch of us do a lot of low and slow Ga.

 

My advice is to avoid the cubs as they are too slow if you fly with others. The c337 is good after the flooding fix' as are a few of the other Carenados after undergoing various tweaks and fixes from various geniuses.

 

Birddog is excellent as is.

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My advice is to avoid the cubs as they are too slow if you fly with others.

 

Unless your buds are also flying Cubs.  :P

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Failed to mention that I do have the BN2 Islander and C337 but gonna do some checking on some of the other suggestions.

 

Thanks mates

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I'll second the vote for the Carenado 208B. After the patch, it's fantastic to fly in and out of small little strips, and has quite a bit more power than a Cub or a MixMaster. If only Carenado redid it and added 3D gauges, then we would have a top notch bush aircraft.

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I'm hugely fond of the C-185.  It's my number one go-to bush plane.  It might not be as shiny as some of the others, but that's part of the appeal I think.

 

Lionheart Creations has a really nice Piper Pacer for something even more rustic.  Their incoming Fairchild 24 looks pretty nice as well.

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Not really a bush plane per se but the Baytower RV-7 handles the bush quite well, and with a nice cruise speed to boot. Take off in about 800' and cruise around 160 KTAS. You can remove the wheel covers to make it 'look' a little more bush friendly.

 

If you want something exotic, CH's BF-108 Taifun is also an excellent short field aircraft.

 

Bill's Fairchild 24 will be very nice as will Sibwings and Aerosoft' upcoming An-2s

 

Cheers

TJ

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If only by the merit of being the aircraft equivalent of a decently maintained 25 years old 1970's GMC pickup truck (with over 150K miles on it), the Carenado bush C185 is a joy to fly in the environment for which it belongs. I love how it'll slowly skid down over a ridge and into the steep gorge below.

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If only by the merit of being the aircraft equivalent of a decently maintained 25 years old 1970's GMC pickup truck (with over 150K miles on it), the Carenado bush C185 is a joy to fly in the environment for which it belongs.

 

Extremely well put!

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My new favorite bush plane is Sibwings' An-2 Colt. What a beauty! Although I'm still having trouble believing I can say that about a Colt.  ^_^

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My new favorite bush plane is Sibwings' An-2 Colt. What a beauty! Although I'm still having trouble believing I can say that about a Colt. ^_^

Woah woah, they released it?

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Woah woah, they released it?

 

Doesn't look like it. No hints about it, neither on their website nor on their facebook page.

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Bill is more than likely a beta tester. But I'm loving his feedback. I can't wait for that either

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Yes, sorry, I should have mentioned that I've been testing it. I don't know what their release plans are, but it's looking and flying really good at this point.

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One I'd like to add to the list is Lion Heart Creations' Piper Pacer. One of the versions included in the package is equipped with tundra tires, and makes an excellent bush plane.

 

I know it's not necessarily considered a bush plane, but Aerosoft's Twin Otter is also one heck of a good short-field aircraft.

 

I've managed to get the Tw'Otter down onto, and back out of, Mile Hi (I97D). Something that I doubt could be done in real life, but was sure fun to try in the sim. :D (you'll need Orbx Central Rocky Mountains scenery, not sure if it's listed in stock FSX.) 

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One I haven't seen mentioned is the Aerosoft Wilga.  I don't have it but it looked great from what I could tell. 

 

Another oddball that really isn't a bush plane but works quite well in the bush is A2A's P-40.  I fly that thing around the bush all the time.  She is very rugged and can handle 1500' strips no problem.  Plus she has a big Allison V-1710 up front which is just pure airplane music :)

 

Cheers

TJ

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