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Simcheck A300

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I would like to know opinions about Simcheck A300.

Is it worth of interest and buying ?

How deeply and accurate this plane is modelled ?

 

Unfortunately their web page is quite skimpy, so cannot judge without owners help.

Appreciate all opinions.

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It's a superb aircraft. Full systems. Great sounds and spot in FDE. Also the FMC update will be available soon! :)

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I was also very interested in this plane, but since no FMC update have been made I will keep my money!

If the developer (which is one men) will release the FMC update I will be more than glad to pay for it!

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Unless you really want to fly an A300 then buy it. Systems are modelled very well. VC outdated and clunky. If you don't care about graphics then it is a yes.

 

I am a spoiled graphic (PMDG & Co) simmer user, so I am a bit fussy about graphics.

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Systemwise as above, but the model, especially at VC, looks very outdated.

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Unless you really want to fly an A300 then buy it. Systems are modelled very well. VC outdated and clunky. If you don't care about graphics then it is a yes.

 

I am a spoiled graphic (PMDG & Co) simmer user, so I am a bit fussy about graphics.

+1

 

Also the FMC update will be available soon! :)

To be fair, I wouldn't advise anyone to hold their breath for the FMC; it has been said to be "available soon" for about 2 years now!

 

As others have said, it has great systems, lovely sound, but the graphics are well below today's standards (certainly well below PMDG, AXE, etc).

 

I retired mine permanently about a year ago, (at the same time as the blessed LDS767 was finally permanently retired.

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Ok so the cv isn't the greatest and the night lighting is....annoying (for main panel) but great for FE panel! Also the latest info on the FMC update is from today as I've been following/chasing progress avidly.

 

It's definitely worth a buy. I just wish there was an A300-600!!!

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where do you see that latest news?

All i can see on simchecks forum is a post from June 2013 saying it's nearly done:

 

Hi all,

After many delays partly due to lack of time of our developer group, we are finally seeing the end of the tunnel in the development of the FMC upgrade of the A300B4-200.

We aim to release the upgrade in August 2013.

Thank you very much for your continued support and patience.

Björn

 

That *supposed* release was 4 month's ago...

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I own the A-300 and the graphics whilst not up to 2013 modern standards are ok. It's a busy plane and for me the lack of an FMC is not a problem as it's experiencing retro flying and there are a zillion FMC equipped aircraft to choose from.

 

The immersion factor is great and I would recommend this product in a heartbeat.

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This graphic looks like panel made by Mr.Benoit Gaurant for FS9... ( nice one btw ) 

As said, definitely Simcheck A300 is not 2013 standard, but from screens i can find i think i can live with it, i think it is not as bad not to use it.

Even more important is how accurate systems are done, and this seems to be solid work.

 

I am a bit tired of all those glass cockpits ...

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Have any of you tried the INS system with the A300? It's pretty good. That's what I do, it's a nice retro feel and works really well.

 

Lee

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Have any of you tried the INS system with the A300? It's pretty good. That's what I do, it's a nice retro feel and works really well.

 

Lee

 

Yes, it's a really good iteration of the INS - one of the best out there.    But personally, I like to fly the old airliners, but as they fly today and there are no aircraft flying with INS any more.    There are plenty of A300B2s flying, but they have been retro-fitted with various types of FMS.

 

Same in the Coolsky DC-9 .... I love it!!! ... but wanted to fly it as the likes of Delta fly it today, not VOR flying (which I like to do in a Cessna not a DC-9 :lol:), so I retro-fitted the FP FMS.

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I dont find the vc that bad. The plane has character I find....

 

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IGS ( or is it ISG?) makes an FMC package for the Simcheck A300. You could use that for the time being.

 

Lee

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To be fair, I wouldn't advise anyone to hold their breath for the FMC; it has been said to be "available soon" for about 2 years now!

I hear ya, it seems to take longer and longer for these releases, its difficult to wait for them.

 

I worked on the FMC/EFIS update for Simcheck, and my role is effectively completed.

 

So it does exist.

 

I'm not privy to the Simcheck teams schedule, or plans so I'm not in a position to provide any additional details.

 

But I would think they will release it sometime in the near future.

 

Regards.

Ernie.

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The INS is good and can basically load an FS flight plan. In reality this means you fly a SID and STAR using own navigation and the enroute portion will be flown automatically.

 

Because it is busy you'll use the autopilot a lot, although MCE should reduce then need, haven't tried it yet (in the queue) but basing it off experience after using FS2Crew on the NGX.

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I hear ya, it seems to take longer and longer for these releases, its difficult to wait for them.

 

I worked on the FMC/EFIS update for Simcheck, and my role is effectively completed.

 

So it does exist.

 

I'm not privy to the Simcheck teams schedule, or plans so I'm not in a position to provide any additional details.

 

But I would think they will release it sometime in the near future.

 

Regards.

Ernie.

 

Thanks Ernie.    Great to hear that you worked on the FMS, and that the standard (when it does come lol!) will be as high as the ISG and QWAvro units. :cool:

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