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Hey All,Given the payware and freeware available to us - if you were to pick one and only one aircraft manufacturer to fly planes from - what manufacturer would it be?For me it would likely be Pilatus.FSD's turbo Porter and the freeware or Abacus PC-12 would do it for me - although I have to admit you'd probably have to pry my cold dead fingers off the controls of my Cheyenne 400 LS or my Found Bushhawk SP.How about you?Take Care! -Ed-

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Definitely Piper - they have the Cub for when you want to go really low and slow, several low-wing singles with various performances from the tired Warrior to the Archer to the Dakota and retractable-gear Arrow, and several high-performance twins like the Seneca and Navajo.For the Piper twins, FSD is the only way to go.For the singles it's a tough choice. Carenado's Pipers look the best by far. The DF Archer is getting a little long in the tooth but it's still OK and has the best sounds and panel of the bunch. Then there's the Aussim Warrior package which doesn't look as good as the Carenado models but includes both a Warrior II and III. That's probably the one I'd choose if I could only have one addon package.I should also mention that my favorite Cub is actually the default one with fixes by Tom Goodrick.

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Guest JimC1702

Once again I find myself agreeing with JimmiG. I'd have to go with Piper. I have the Dreamfleet Archer, The Aussim Warriors, The FSD Navajo and Seneca, Bill Lyons' Cub and Apache and a freeware Super Cub.Jim

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Guest jaapverduijn

If I had to pick only ONE, it would be the Shackleton Project Team. Their SAAF Shack Mk3 gets 99 percent of my sim-flying time. I find it really amazing that this particular add-on doesn't get much more attention in the various forums.I'm even on a desparate quest for REAL Shack cockpit elements, to enhance my little home made cockpit. So far I've only got an autopilot panel, so... anybody having any Shackleton cockpit parts for sale? Be well!Jaap Verduijn.

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It's gotta be Airbus :DSGA's A300 model and Simon Topmann's A300/A310 panel are the best. I could fly this plane all day.But you're right, there's so many excellent FREEware & PAYware out there :DCheers

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Have to be Spitfire :)Otherwise for a more complete range definiatly Piper ten times better than Cessna easily.Piper/Spitfire/Douglas are the three contenders

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Guest Debosonic

For me it would have to be the TU 154M from www.igfly.com.

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Guest Lobaeux4

You know I'm torn between PMDG and Flight 1. The 737NG from PMDG is absolutely fantastic, but the Flight 1 ATR is fantastic, but in a commuter plane. I love both!

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Guest davidvoogd

Flight1/Dreamfleet's Cessna's for sure, the Cardinal, 152, and 172R are all great planes.

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Guest cw1011

First on the list would be a tie: PMDG and Dreamfleet. Second is Flight 1 for the Conquest - love that planeThird is FS Genesis. Am a superdeluxe member and love the mesh.

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I am probably in agreement about the Pilatus, although I would probably buy a (very) nice helicopter *and* a decent seized-winger for that $2.7M. I have a tiny amount of right seat time in a PC-12 and it's a fantastic airplane. I'm really looking forward to Flight1's interpretation of it.It would NOT be Piper - the right-door-only setup of all of their airplanes gives me claustrophobia, especially while on the ground on a hot day and very little opportunity of ventilation without having the pax keep the door open. (I do like the F1 Meridian quite a lot, although mostly due to the integration and realism of the avionics, than the aircraft itself.)In terms of an add-on brand, I'd have to say that Flight1 is tops, but Eaglesoft is close behind with their CX. RealAir (Spitfire!) and FSD are also on my short list.Abacus litters the lower levels of add-ons - their stuff has never been more than quite disappointing to me and I refuse to spend any more $ on the brand having been burned twice. (In their defense, they're targeting a much different (and naive!) audience than the other brands mentioned.)Dave Blevins

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I don't know if this has gone from real aircraft manufacturers to sim manufacturers, or a combination...... :)But sim wise, my preference (real life too) is plexi canopies over doors, and I'll vote for the RealAir SF260 & Spitfire as my favorites. Nice sliding canopies & excellent flight characteristics. For a "doored" airplane F1 & Dreamfleet are great products. And then FSD, etc,......... glad I just don't really have to pick one! :DL.Adamson

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Guest abaragones

I will pick feelthere. Excelent a/cs, excelent support and the best: from the time they announce their projects to the time they release them is NOT 1 or 2 years! (something that many developers are gettig use too) evethough the quality is top notch.my 2 centsAbraham

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Guest Armstrang

Rignt now, I'd have to say that whoever can provide the goods is the mfg of choice. What are the goods?Well, a Bug Smasher representing what I can actually afford to fly, something bigger with retracting gear and all that, a turboprop up the scale a bit, and some jets on the top - well, that would have to be Cessna. Some other types are "better" in some market areas, but Cessna covers all the areas.

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Guest Shep

>Hey All,>>Given the payware and freeware available to us - if you were>to pick one and only one aircraft manufacturer to fly planes>from - what manufacturer would it be?>No doubt at all -RealAir Simulations (http://www.realairsimulations.com/) Spitfire and close second SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 would get my vote for realism and VFM (Value for money)Ray

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