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This product looks interesting as it seems to give purpose and motivation to adhere to real world procedures and schedules etc.

 

Opinions please from anyone who has it?

 

Cheers.

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Exactly that: Helping with

 

- adhering to time schedules

- negotiating with operations/dispatch

- realtime and ex post evaluation of flights

- scheduling and assigning of flights

 

It basically fills the remaining gap after FS2Crew is installed into a high-end airliner ...

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It's pretty cool. I'd recommend it. Great support and ongoing developments.

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Oh come on, folks, NOBODY is using this product...?

I think people are a little preoccupied with the 777 and getting it sorted out. I tried the demo of fscaptain and I did enjoy it and will probably pick it up in the future. I feel like it helped me improve my skills with the 737ngx in terms of following procedures and it had me flying to airports I never had gone to before. The sound effects are good and assuming it works with pmdg 777 I may use it for those crew sounds, while we wait for fs2crew for the 777. Also, it gave me a sense of purpose in my flying since I do not fly online. Someday I hope to do so!

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You can try it yourself, there is a demo.

 

I didn't care for it. Not into airliners much so user interface really turned me off.

 

I prefer the old FSPassengers together with Air Hauler; which FSP has a demo also btw.

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You can try it yourself, there is a demo.

 

I didn't care for it. Not into airliners much so user interface really turned me off.

 

I prefer the old FSPassengers together with Air Hauler; which FSP has a demo also btw.

Yes, just try to free demo it gives you like three airports to fly from but other than that its fully functional. I tried fspassengers but I did not like it as much. I have not tried air hauler. I'm on the other end of the spectrum in that I really like airliners and passenger flights. 

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It has some minor flaws (not saving configs!) and requires a lot of manually fiddling around with aircraft configs, loadmaps, overrides and airline configs. However, once it is configured it works well and is a positive addition to flightsimming.

 

Cheers

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I have this product and like the concept. I would defenitly wait to purchase when version 1.5 comes out. The developer seems to go quiet for a long time. Just like many others... He finally released version 1.45 after 3 or so months without hearing from him. Hopefully next update will fix various issues and can work outside of the sim.

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To be fair.. the devs did state they were having health issues.... so it is not ' Just like many others ' ...

 

Give credit where credit is due...

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I don't fly without Fs Captain, When ever you need help they will always available to help you. :smile:

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I have used this product for a long time on numerous PMDG offerings and found it to work great and added a great deal of immersion for commercial flight. However, I can t get it to work with thenT7. It does not recognize the passenger door opening and thus does not permit boarding , ergo, it does NOT work until someone shows me a solution or it is fixed by the developer.

 

Joe

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Fs Captain is  working on 777. I am sure in soon it will be available
 

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Thanks guys, I have FSPassengers but find it lacking and it is no longe runder development, really has been stagnent since release.  FSP looks to be interest for its immersive value.  I need a PURPOSE to fly my 777.

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Sorry to hijack the tread talking about another addon but what I'm looking forward to is SimAir from the guys that do REX.    The anticipation is killing me!!.  lol  I can't wait for some news about when it is closer to release. 

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Thanks guys, I have FSPassengers but find it lacking and it is no longe runder development, really has been stagnent since release.  FSP looks to be interest for its immersive value.  I need a PURPOSE to fly my 777.

 

Yeah, for airliner flying, I'd think FSCaptain would be a solid choice.

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I have used this product for a long time on numerous PMDG offerings and found it to work great and added a great deal of immersion for commercial flight. However, I can t get it to work with thenT7. It does not recognize the passenger door opening and thus does not permit boarding , ergo, it does NOT work until someone shows me a solution or it is fixed by the developer.

 

Joe

 

 

There are other boarding simulations around (GSX, AES, upcoming FS2Crew edition) so I just configure FSC for the B777 without the boarding option. FSC was the 2nd mod I applied to the T7 panel.cfg (after VoxATC).

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All good feedback from our customers that have purchased FSCaptain so far. Try the demo if you are unsure if it's right for you.

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People using Multi Crew Experience voice control will discover that one of our virtual FOs "Trav" is the same voice actor as FSC "Trav". They work together in harmony.

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I tried the demo a while back, and I thought it was pretty cool. I fly for a VA now though so it's not that necessary.

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Jim Padgett, on 09 Sept 2013 - 7:47 PM, said:

 

To be fair.. the devs did state they were having health issues.... so it is not ' Just like many others ' ...

 

Give credit where credit is due...

Unfortunetly the health issue reason is a common trend I see among developers. Im starting not to buy it anymore. If you are sick then post something first, not after 4 months of silence. Sorry nothing personal, just business.

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I think FSCaptain update cycle has been just fine, I don't think the dev has any obligation to deliver us new versions anyway but yet he keeps doing it. 

 

I very much recommend FSCaptain, switched to it from FSpassengers a year ago or something and never looked back. 

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I very much recommend FSCaptain, switched to it from FSpassengers a year ago or something and never looked back.

 

Thanks, any chance you could elaborate on why?

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Thanks, any chance you could elaborate on why?

 

Well, first I like the customization options FSCaptain has compared to FSpassengers, it allows me to customize a lot of things about different aircraft and airlines. I also like how you can handle all the FScaptain stuff in flight  using FCOM gauge instead of different menu like with FSPax, way easier that way. Also it helps me to organize my virtual airline flights better as FScaptain allows you to create a schedule and then pick up flights from it very user friendly way and also logs them.

 

Of course FScaptain still being in development and getting new updates is also one major reason why I switched to it, some aircraft like pretty much all the airliners from PMDG don't really work well with FSPassengers unless you do all the payload loading outside FSpassengers using PMDG manager while FScaptain on the other hand works just perfectly with stuff from PMDG thanks to custom interfaces the developer has made for various popular addon aircraft, now even Majestic Dash 8 should be FSCaptain compatible with latest beta build.

 

Anyway overall I feel it gives my flights a purpose and helps me to keep the virtual airline stuff well organized, as it tracks my performance it also motivates me to do things properly and fly in rather realistic way.

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