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The link did not work. I'm guessing their e-commerce is all set up bit the installer isn't fully uploaded yet. Now I've got to go to work so I can't check until tomorrow.

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I got the same message but the payment is working as I checked my bank account after buying it and it showed 19.95 to alabeo

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Downloading now


Woohoo! Got it and installed.


Hosting multiplayer for a while with the staggerwing. 

 

98.201.26.202

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Give us a couple of words about it at least!!! I'm sitting in the office for another 6 hours before I can try....

 

Sounds?

 

Flight dynamics?

 

Cheers

Dan

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Hey, Ryan...thought you weren't into the low & slow ones? She is a stunner though ay?

 

How fast IS she?...someone post up some video!

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Documentation is almost nothing. Exterior sound and paint rocks.

 

Easy to fly so far. Going to try landing


Cruise Speed 176kts (203mph)

Max speed 184kts

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no kidding?, nice! Im guessing the front view for ded reckoning must be pretty darn good too.

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Landing was smooth as silk.  Something seems to be up with my magnetic compass in the VC. I might reload see if it clears up. The compass is black with no numbers.


Can't comment on flight dynamics to much since I havn't flown the real one. However the plane is easy to fly. Did a loop and barrel roll no problem. Going to try some slow flight and stalls.

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It doesn't have a gps. You might get a small one into the area where the radio sits however I like the fact it has no gps.  

Slow flight was good accufeel had the plane shimmy at around 50mph followed by stall horn No real spin on the plane just a drop in altitude. I did force a small spin. Not sure how real the stall was however I didn't expect it to spin much with a biplane designe.

 

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And I guess the reflection of the yoke on the instrument panel doesn't actually move when you the yoke....

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yeah the reflection is fixed to the yoke. 

 

Impressions so far, this Staggerwing seems to be par for the course for Alabeo/Carenado release.  Very beautiful visuals at the expense of system depth.

 

There is no real documentation other than simple specs list.   No checklist, no power settings/fuel burn charts.  Can't comment too much on FDE as I don't have any real time in a Staggerwing either.  If Bernt Stolle did it I would imagine it is pretty realistic.  The prop control behavior seems goofy tho.  Seem to be getting more 'power' by pulling the prop control back.  With no documentation its hard to tell if this is realistic or not. It would be nice to also have the fuel system and recommended fuel tank order explained in some sort of manual.

 

As noted above, missing mag compass numbers.  I also can't find an alternate air/carb heat switch and the carb temp gauge appears to be inop.   Mag switch behaved goofy during mag check, unable to properly cycle mags during runup check.   

 

Sounds wise seem pretty good, tho to me the interior flaps and gear sounds seem excessively loud compared to the engine.  It has been my experience even in a 172, you can't really hear the flap motor over the engine.  This could also be my own volume settings.

 

Animations in the VC seem pretty good, tho the Stag's car style windows don't appear to roll up or down.

 

I have always wanted an FSX Staggerwing so I didn't wait until this went to the F1 wrapper like I usually do with Alabeo/Carenado products.  Hindsight I wish I  would have waited. 

 

Again, visually it is very beautiful, no doubt it will be the subject of many beautiful screenshots.  FDE could be good but without documentation or any references it is hard to know for sure. 

 

Cheers

TJ

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after playing around a little with it...the prop controls seem to be reversed...pulling it all the way out gives max power...they somehow messed that up

 

also the lack of any docs is rather disappointing

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Huh... This is what I have to look forward to? Ugh. At least it was only 20 bucks.

 

Service pack anyone?

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The model is stunningly gorgeous.. like, really, the best I have ever seen. The environment mapping makes it look basically photoreal...

 

But how the heck do issues like missing compasses and reversed prop controls go missed?  It seriously boggles my mind.

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I've been waiting for this one. Disappointed in the lack of documentation though. Still, I've always wanted a Staggerwing in my hangar. Will be buying it soon.

 

Sent from my Android powered phone via TapaTalk

 

 

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The compass it's fixed by re download the installer, but the sound on VC is getting really lower after some time and the battery get drained.

With this kind of aircraft I would love to invite Kate Beckinsale for a romantic ride.

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Pretty much all been said. My view is that for $20 no one should complain, there's more than $20 worth of eye candy! Not for the anally retentive I'd guess. :biggrin:

Flying it is fun, landing it is easy but the roll out can be a bit scary in that it wants to dig a wing into the ground and go back to the start of the runway! Got the hang of it after a few landings.

Some screens of an online flight with Freebird(Josh) and Great Ozzie (Rob)

 

stagger1.jpg

 

 

 

stagger2.jpg

 

stagger3.jpg

 

On finals for a landing at Revelstoke, Oshkosh stylee

 

stagger4.jpg

 

Climbing out from Tipella....also Oshkosh styee :biggrin:

 

Good fun little plane, well worth having.

 

To put a GPS pop up in size is everything!

 

[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=75,165
position=0
visible=0
zorder=8
ident=GPS_PANEL

gauge00=gps!gps,  0,0,75,165

 

This puts a 295 in. The size suits me because I drag it on to a separate screen.

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No thanks.     Reversed prop control and practically no documentation?     Tells you right there this was put together by computer programmers with little or no actual flight experience or input from a real pilot of any kind.      Essentially a visually stunning Abacus-type aircraft.     

 

If you want something that looks like a Beech Staggerwing and you're willing to part with 20 bucks, go for it.     If you want something that both looks and flies like the real aircraft, you're out of luck I'm afraid.    Save your money and buy the A2A Mustang or one of Realair's excellent planes.    

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