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Was wondering if anyone has tried this yet?  It appears to be out as I was able to add it to my shopping cart (can someone verify?).  This release looks promising as it is part of their new Hifi line.

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Thanks for posting. I was anticipating the release and now will add to my "Black Friday" purchases!

 

Keith

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Have been waiting, and saw that it was finally available (although oddly the release/availability dates still say December/January).

 

Swooped it up into my cart, but PayPal promptly blew up. 

 

Sigh - I guess is just not meant to be, at least until the PayPal support people fix me up.

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I purchased it but somehow the product didn't appear in my account. Contacted Wilco, waiting for an answer.

 

Glad i used PayPal so i can request a refund if something goes wildly wrong.

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You guys are BRAVE!

 

I bet Wilco haven't even released it yet; but are apparantly taking money from people's PayPal accounts.....    I hope to be wrong!

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I got it, it doesn't seem to have SIDs but i may be wrong, still playing around with the G1000 but one thing is for sure... It eats framerate for breakfast, it's more hungry than the 777. If you turn off the displays, framerate goes up like crazy.

 

It seems to perform very well, sound is great, graphics are excellent. I'm no GA/TBM850 expert so i'll have to do some reading regarding performance before i can say anything correct about it.

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For 30 bucks US, if its pretty good it might be a good deal.

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Would be nice to hear how the G1000 detail turns out. I think that was one of the unique points over the otherwise fine Carendo release. From Namco's post, it seems like both renditions like some fps for breakfast, eh?

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This should be the warm-up for the Falcon, lets see how it goes

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I wonder is some of the G1000 "functionality" can be disabled to improve frame-rates? I don't use 90-percent of what they are capable of.

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anymore on this?  I'm debating on buying Carenado's TBM... but I'm holding off until I hear more.. so far I'm leaning with Carenado simply because of the report of frames tanking with the Wilco version.

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FPS still concerns me. I might save funds and look at free pictures on controller.com or something instead. It's a nice looking plane in all regards, but I haven't graduated to the G1000 as a main instrument layout yet. If I do buy the TBM I might wait for the box release with printed manuals.

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Brian, the Carenado version also is a fps heavy plane. I'd say that, regardless of which one you chose, you may want to use a shop system offering refunds. That's just in case the glass eats too much. One can disable the second PFD or the map details to help a bit though.

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Any more reports on the TBM? I'm very curious about the G1000 functionality. Can Navdata be updated using Navigraph or NavdataPro?

 

Todd

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There's no SIDs and STARs, NavData is default FSX GPS and you can't insert airways, nothing. It's a more complete G1000 but FAR FAR away from Flight1's model for example. There's obviously no NAVDATA support.

 

I'm still deciding if i prefer Carenado's version because framerate is much better and even that one is kinda slow.

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There's no SIDs and STARs, NavData is default FSX GPS and you can't insert airways, nothing. It's a more complete G1000 but FAR FAR away from Flight1's model for example. There's obviously no NAVDATA support.

 

I'm still deciding if i prefer Carenado's version because framerate is much better and even that one is kinda slow.

 

And that's why I wish they would have just done a standard flightdeck with a 530 in it or something.  The question now is, is it worth $30?

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I wouldn't advise anyone going into this because it doesn't have what they advertise regarding the systems (complete G1000) and it's a real bad performer regarding FPS. Please note that i don't complain about framerate with any addon except this guy and maybe Carenado's SR-22. My 777 runs very well and the 737 literally flies.

 

Unless they optimize the systems much more i don't see myself using it that much.

 

The G1000 features many checklists, but the map for example is an improved default map. I never found the popup for the little keyboard although it appears in the '2D view'. If i knew what i know now about this i wouldn't have bought it.

 

I just need to clarify one thing i said earlier in 'It seems to perform very well'. I meant engine performance, not smoothness or good framerate.

 

Sad, really :(

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Heya Ryan,


 


Pursuant to my comments on another thread (the Phenom), maybe the Carenado is the way to go for me?


  • I use Plan G for flight planning and loading
  • I don't fly IFR (yet - it could be my winter project to learn the basics)
  • I hand-fly all approaches

Do you have the Carenado TBM? Is the flight modelling good? I know you have been critical of bad FDE implementations in the past, and was curious how you feel about the Carenado. 


 


I have limited myself to one flight sim purchase a month, and December is burning a hole in my pocket!!! 


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well.. Carenado came out with a patch/update for there G1000 and it was a huge improvement for me.. I can handle there SR22 just fine.. I do have  a half descent machine as well.

 

I7-3770k O/C 4.8

EVGA GTX 660 3GB

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 mobo

Corsair Vengeance 8GB

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Bought it three days ago,  when installed but computer not re-booted it runs, but a slideshow, looks good but sooo slow

 

unfortunately after re-booting computer after install, CTD every time

 

three days and still waiting for a reply from Wilco support. 

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I honestly can't understand why any regular members of this community, who have seen past 'stories' about Wilco have bought this.

 

Think of the CRJ NextGen, with a completely unusable autopilot that was not fixed by Wilco.

 

Buyer beware!

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