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172, Realair or A2A?

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One of the things I really used to enjoy about flightsimming was all the speculating about upcoming sims,  long before they came out.  Of course,  we don't know what we are talking about,  but it's fun to gab,  and thereby learn a little about our preferences and prejudices. 

 

So,  given past releases by Realair and A2A,  which do you think you will prefer?  Or are  you  like me,  and will probably get both?

 

I love the Realair Legacy,  just everything about it is superb.

 

I also love what A2A does with their releases,  and what Accusim brings to the flying experience.

 

Both developers are absolutely top notch,  with slightly different approaches to design philosophy,  but both committed to excellence, IMHO.  

 

What say you? 

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Solid question. Both of these developers are top notch and will without question offer great products. You'd think I wouldn't want to buy either since I'm in several 172's every day of the week ^_^ , but I'm with you, I'll probably pick up both.

 

The only situation I can see me picking and choosing is by the complete off-chance they make the same exact model. If that is the case, it will depend on the model, but leaning toward A2A. I love their products and their public enthusiasm for aviation, real world and sim, and I don't know what I'd do with out my P-40. I can't imagine that both company's haven't collaborated at all and verified this with each other.

 

We'll have to wait and see, looking forward to more news on these products!

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It would be a nostalgia type of thing, since I haven't flown 172's for many years. Just been use to quite a bit more takeoff, climb, and cruise performance. But.....I'd probably get both. I've been a RealAir fan for three versions of flight simulator. And I like the A2A products as well.

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Simple.. I plan on buying both. 

 

That's the way it worked when I had the disposable income to fly.   The place I rented from had 172's and not all were the same year or model. 

 

Therefore I see no reason to limit myself to just one.

 

Ernie

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Seems like we have been expecting these products for ages. Sure hope one of the vendors hurries up and gives us an updated 172. I have shopper dollars waiting to spend, but no new 172 to spend them on.

 

Happy Flying.

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I will definitely buy the A2A 172, and most likely the Realair one, too. (Except A2A releases first and RealAir gets bad reviews, which I doubt, though)

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Both developers are on the same high level, each of them doing things a bit differently. I dont have any A2A aircraft but accufeel which in combination with the RealAir Duke's and Realengine makes flying extremely satisfying.

 

Cheers

 

 

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I like the way A2A do stuff outside the box with their Accu-Feel etc. 

 

Hopefully they will be different enough. I get the impression that the A2A one will be an older model while the RA one will be newer. I'll probably get both, as long as they both work in P3D too.

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I certainly won't buy both but I might buy one of them. Not even sure about that though. I love the RealAir Lancair Legacy too much. But it would be nice to have a real good version of this classic airplane, for short sighseeing flights around airports and things like that. Since I don't have any A2A planes yet, I would first look at that one, but if the RA version is indeed the simulation of a newer model, I might like that one more. I will probably wait until both are released and I've read some reviews. I am not in a hurry to get one.

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I will get both.. But the question is which one will be released first? A2A is in beta testing right now. And I have no idea of development status of Real air.

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A2A due to the advanced Engine Modeling. In a GA this will make all the difference! But I expect the RA to come with a kick &@($* FDE also! Let's see, it will be fun to compare those two, and since lots of people have real C172 experience, lots of judges!

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I have always found the RealAir aircraft more fun to fly, so that would be the one I'm most likely to get. On the other hand if A2A is first... :ph34r:

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Who ever releases first :biggrin: ........and then I'll buy the 2nd one also!

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I certainly won't buy both, don't see the reason. Given the choice I'll probably stick with Realair, probably because I own two of their planes which happen to be my faves in my hanger!

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My lame approach: get the one that supports DX10 cockpit shadows (which is neither).  That is why at this time I fly the in-game C-172 with the freebie RA FS9 C-172 FM inserted into it.

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I have tremendous respect for both development teams.  I would hope that we can end up at least with two different kinds of 172.  A2A is shooting for an R model.  Maybe RealAir can shoot for an older 60s-70s model, or maybe even the old straight tail.  It would be easier to justify getting both if they represent different types of 172. 

 

Cheers

TJ

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Probably both, the first on release (for these developers I'll break my own don't buy on release rule) and the other when funds allow.

 

In the meantime, there's my "pimped" default 172 with RealAir FDE, RealityXP T and N gauges, FSD radios and Friendly panels GPS...aka "Frankenplane".

 

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Based on the  Legacy I'll opt for Realair, then again if A2A are first of the blocks impatience might get the better of me. I'm flying the Carenado version for a few years now so it'll be interesting to see how much it can be eclipsed. 

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A2A due to the advanced Engine Modeling. In a GA this will make all the difference! But I expect the RA to come with a kick &@($* FDE also! Let's see, it will be fun to compare those two, and since lots of people have real C172 experience, lots of judges!

 

It's almost more brave to release a C172 than something like a Lancair Legacy or P-51. Everyone will have an opinion about how it doesn't behave exactly like the C172 at their flight school...

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Look forward to either of them but won´t buy both.  The strange thing for me is, the Realair website has not been updated for a very long time, Realair post here often but never mention anything, even PMDG are not that secret!

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Look forward to either of them but won´t buy both.  The strange thing for me is, the Realair website has not been updated for a very long time, Realair post here often but never mention anything, even PMDG are not that secret!

 

I like RealAir a lot but I've never understood their persistent refusal to give people a reason to pay their website a regular visit. If I'm not mistaken, the last change was the announcement of the 172, what, a year ago now?

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Don´t understand either, it was beginning June 2012 when they announced the 172 under the "coming soon" header.  Rob is on here all the time and doesn´t say anything, if I could spend money on all addons I would, but do I buy the openLC for Orbx, the DC6, the 777, not sure, I can´t buy them all. I don´t understand Realair´s business methods?

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We make announcements when there is something to say. Our business methods are to make quality aircraft and support our customers. We've been doing that for nearly 12 years and our customers think that's quite a good business method! When we say "coming soon" that is in the context of the development time of each aircraft we produce, which has never taken less than a year.

 

The C172 is in development and will be released when it is ready. We never take advanced orders or do advanced hype. We release things quietly and do minimal "marketing" because the only marketing really worthwhile is customer feedback. We're a two man team and almost all our available time is spent helping customers, updating current aircraft so they last, and slowly but surely developing the next item on the list. We do have families to attend to, friends and other interests, all of which keep us sane.

 

That's our business model and it works for us, and seems to keep our customers happy too!

 

Best Wishes,

 

Rob - RealAIr

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