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The 777 :-)

 

I have a special admiration for this airliner, and since I am not going to buy any ESP-based version, it had to be for X-Plane10. I also do not believe PMDG will start with this one... (rather the 744...).

 

Next will follow the AS350B3 from Dreamfoil and then either of Peter's A321 or A380 ;-)

 

I am converted (50 %, the other 50% with DCS ...)

 

I must say I am also very satisfied with my experiments with the C90 edits, both radii of gyration and phase-out. It really makes a difference, but it is a sensible type of parameter to change... If only I had access to more detailled info on that aircraft ....

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Congratulations, your a Pappa to a 160 000kg baby boy :Party:   Happy Flying Mr. Comm :lol:



 

Next will follow the AS350B3 from Dreamfoil

your testing on this heli and xp10 will be worth reading :lol:  because this heli will remind you of DCS helis and their flight models.  Most amazing HELI ever made in civilian flight sim history! :Peace:

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Congratulation on your choice. IMHO the 777 Worldliner is the best modern airliner on XPX to date. The  AS350B3 you'll love too.  :Applause:

 

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Well, took it for a 1st short circuit around LPPT.

 

I understand what you say about the sounds now :-/, but that appart, it is really very good!

 

The panel was showing some AA problems, so I turned HDR on and it turned into a super-crisp one, with still very acceptable frame-rates!

 

What can I say?  Well - FIVE had long told me to buy it :-), but now I have to have the A380 too :-)))

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Take a break from jets for a while and get the helicopter, trust me it will remind you of DCS.

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Sounds like you guys are having fun.   I havent loaded up xplane for a couple of weeks at least.   Same with DCS or any sim!  My poor sim machine has been turned off while I do pit building but reading daily makes me want to get it all turned on again.

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Sounds like you guys are having fun.   I havent loaded up xplane for a couple of weeks at least.   Same with DCS or any sim!  My poor sim machine has been turned off while I do pit building but reading daily makes me want to get it all turned on again.

 

Do it :-)

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I agree with FIVE-BY-Five jcomm.  I am really having a great time learning to fly this beast.  Anyone not having flown helicopters in XP10 are missing a real treat, but one that will tax you to death.  After several days of learning, I am finally starting to get the hang of it - this after many years of flightsim and even feeling pretty confident with helicopters in FSX.  This is the real thing - based on my flying the left hand seat in a Fairchild Hiller FH-1100 and Bell Jetranger IRL..  Adjusting null zones for the controller is critical and I have gotten out my Saitek X52 to give me more accurate collective control.  That, coupled with pedals and TrackIR have made it a fantastic purchase.

 

As you said - "Do it :-)"

 

John

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Yes, you're both right in your choice, and I will get it next month, so I hope :-)

 

Helicopters have always been one of the strongest points in X-Plane. Never having flown more than just a few seconds a real helo (got my hands on an R-44 and Schweizer 300) I find it rather difficult to evaluate the quality of the FDM regarding rotary wings, but I believe it should be good enough for a guy I knew at LPCS to use it for his personal home proficiency training :-)  Of course he did have the full hardware, which costed more than €3k!!!! but he didn't want any other sim for training, and MSFS even with DODOSIM and a few other examples (using external FDM) were a lot less convincing according to him.

 

All I have for comparison is DCS's UH-1H or KA-50. I have been using the R-22 and the Bell206, plus a couple of freewares, and I find X-Plane's performance very near to what I find in DCS, with DCS's UH-1H being more difficult to control...

 

Regarding the 777, well, I still have to continue using and testing it, but I am somehow disappointed right now :-(

I expected a much more precise simulation for instance in terms of a simple autoland (cat3) under perfectly calm weather conditions. Either I didn't know how to properly start it, which I doubt, or this 777 fails miserably to perform an autoland!  I still have to insist though...

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My 777 autolands perfectly fine.. That's odd.

 

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It is certainly me and something I am doing wrong... I didn't read the manual, jumped at it without properly setting the FMC, etc...

 

Other users have reported the same as you, so...

 

Other than that, I do like the general feeling of flying this bird :-).  It's also nice to see the correct ground idle forces allowing for taxiing under most weight ranges as soon as you release the parking brake, without having to tweak nothing :-)

 

In the air it looks rather plausible. It's a powerful aircraft, and I love to see the Emirates taking off from Lisbon, sometimes really loaded, but climbing like a rocket :-)

 

Now... that A380 is also tempting me :-))))))))))))))))))))

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Hehe.. I am also way too eager when getting another bird for the fleet. Just keep at it. Regarding the a380 that one is also worthy of a purchase. I've flown it for a number of hours and it's growing on me no doubt about it. Looking forward to future updates!

 

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Regarding the 777, well, I still have to continue using and testing it, but I am somehow disappointed right now :-(

I expected a much more precise simulation for instance in terms of a simple autoland (cat3) under perfectly calm weather conditions. Either I didn't know how to properly start it, which I doubt, or this 777 fails miserably to perform an autoland!  I still have to insist though...

:O strange, the 777 does CAT3 ILS.  Which Airport did you try?  Could be pilot error :ph34r:  :lol:

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:O strange, the 777 does CAT3 ILS.  Which Airport did you try?  Could be pilot error :ph34r:  :lol:

It's looking like a nightmare :-(

 

Either it smashes into the RW, or I get a CTD. Have tried both 32 and 64 bit but still no go :-(

Rw 03 has an heading of 028, but wind a wind as faint as 15 knots, from 330-350, the 777 finds it difficult to perform the final align (cat 3 showing OK), and the flare ends with a smash into the rw...

 

I'll keep trying... This was my 1st airliner for XP10 - not a good way to start, but I keep thinking it might have to do with.... Well, with whatever ....

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It's looking like a nightmare :-(

 

Either it smashes into the RW, or I get a CTD. Have tried both 32 and 64 bit but still no go :-(

Rw 03 has an heading of 028, but wind a wind as faint as 15 knots, from 330-350, the 777 finds it difficult to perform the final align (cat 3 showing OK), and the flare ends with a smash into the rw...

 

I'll keep trying... This was my 1st airliner for XP10 - not a good way to start, but I keep thinking it might have to do with.... Well, with whatever ....

land it at around a speed of 150knots, which Airport are you trying?  Also did you set the correct fuel/weight specs? 

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land it at around a speed of 150knots, which Airport are you trying?  Also did you set the correct fuel/weight specs? 

Yep, LPPT 03.

 

FMC programmed, all speeds respected - actually the AP is flying it from the IAP on... All modes engage correctly but, even with no shear, the aircraft fails miserably to flare and even worse to rollout :-(

I am tempted to buy Peter's A320 CFM 214 released in the beginning of May. Still no 3d cockpit, but that's really not important to me - I even prefer 2D cockpits because I do not have a trackIR... but with this poor results with the 777, I confess I begin to feel a little afraid of investing in yet another airliner.

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Ok,

 

did a short range flight, from LPPR to LPPT, using RWW.

 

The 777 panel is nice, but I have to be honest and state that I prefer a LOT more the kind of interaction /functionality I get, for instance, from add-ons for MSFS, like those by P3D or PMDG. Everything looks a lot more simple, perspective is a lot more easy to manage, etc... This reminds me a bit of the Fly!2 777 

 

Next, I had already forgotten about that irritating tile limitation on Navaids in X-Plane.  If you dial, say, a VOR-DME (high Altitude), but your aircraft is still on an adjacent tile of scenery, you want be able to receive it, so, I was only 70 NM away from Lisbon VOR DME, at FL200, and no DME info available... Well...

 

Finally, the STAR was flown by the AP, and as you can see from the attached pics, all went more or less fine until touchdown. LAND3 was available (Flare and Rollout armed), but as you can see, the aircraft failed completely to perform as expected :-(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five.

I have the 777, 320NEO, 787, I am thinking of Peters 380 Bus.

Have read a lot of good and some indifferent reviews. You Highly rate it so I am one step away from  purchase.

PS must change my signature.

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Five.

I have the 777, 320NEO, 787, I am thinking of Peters 380 Bus.

Have read a lot of good and some indifferent reviews. You Highly rate it so I am one step away from  purchase.

PS must change my signature.

it's great and has stopped me from using every other payware in my hangar.  It's the sounds, flight model and "flybywire" that's very addicting in Peter's Aircraft. :drinks:   And it never fails ILS LANDINGS..jcomm :ph34r:  :lol:  You can engage the Autopilot at 100feet and the plane will do the whole flight plan without errors unless you get those random failures like: bird strikes, engine fires, tire deflate, etc.  This week was the 1st time I experienced tire deflate....amazing stuff.

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Ok FIVE, then please tell me, is the recently release A320 CFM 214 better than the A380 in terms of systems modelling depth / accuracy?

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Ok FIVE, then please tell me, is the recently release A320 CFM 214 better than the A380 in terms of systems modelling depth / accuracy?

for now the 380 is more complete because as you know, both planes are still beta with the 380 ahead in the beta cycle.  One day you will probably buy both.

i'm actually having second thoughts on the 757 in june by Ramzzess.  I hope they improve the sounds and flight model.  I hope it's not a re-textured 777 :lol:  I will probably buy it because i'm an addict :P

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for now the 380 is more complete because as you know, both planes are still beta with the 380 ahead in the beta cycle.  One day you will probably buy both.

i'm actually having second thoughts on the 757 in june by Ramzzess.  I hope they improve the sounds and flight model.  I hope it's not a re-textured 777 :lol:  I will probably buy it because i'm an addict :P

 

Well, honestly, it's not ** only ** the autoland... There are other things wrong with it... But, it's still early to properly identify all of it... For the time being, all I can say is that i feel really disappointed with the 777 :-(

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Five.

I have the 777, 320NEO, 787, I am thinking of Peters 380 Bus.

Have read a lot of good and some indifferent reviews. You Highly rate it so I am one step away from  purchase.

PS must change my signature.

One more thing I need to mention,  I worked on an Airbus and still have friends that work on these planes.  I have also been in the Airbus A320/380 Simulators at CAE Canada because of family members that work there.....I own the Aerosoft Airbus, the BlackBox Airbus and the A320 JarDesign NEO  BUT after buying Peter's A380....it reminded me of work and that CAE Sim and it also depressed me for spending money on the other payware :lol:  Peter and his devs took that $50 Million Sim and put it into a $50 Sim :lol:

Link to A380 Manual:

 

http://store01.prostores.com/3/11/64/646113/store/images/A380_MANUALS.zip

 

 

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