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I am looking for at least one plane in each flight category. Light to heavy, freeware or not to expensive payware, but mostly freeware.

 

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Based on what is available now, I am really enjoying the ifly 737 and Majestic Q400.  These are payware... hopefully others can give you recommendations for freeware.

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I really enjoy all the aircraft from Lionheart Creations, though they are mainly GA with exception of their Epic Victory very light jet and Quest Kodiak.

 

I'm using the Alabeo 172R as well and it's fit the nitch for a high wing GA.

 

IRIS re-released their A-10, which was already fantastic, with support for P3Dv2, and it's also been a hoot to fly around in.

 

The Milviz 737 supposedly has a couple of problem in P3Dv2, but from what I understand they aren't major ones. I haven't reinstalled mine into P3Dv2 yet as I'm still enjoying the low and slow beauty of v2. It worked great in v1 and v2.1 for me.

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I like the iFly, have it for both FS9 and FSX, but I can't kick out $79 again for it. As far as the Majestic goes, very good reviews and videos. I was wondering if the plane always require a cold and dark start?

 

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Try the 757 freenium (Google it). Works great in p3d and has a great vc

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I like the iFly, have it for both FS9 and FSX, but I can't kick out $79 again for it. As far as the Majestic goes, very good reviews and videos. I was wondering if the plane always require a cold and dark start?

 

Thanks

 

No, it loads up in a ready for engine start condition, electrical systems powered up, so it theoretically only takes a few switches if you want to kick the tires and light the fires.  There are no built-in saved panel states, which is kind of a bummer, but maybe there will be in the pro version.

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Both the Quality Wings aircraft (BA146/Avroliner and Boeing 757) run very well and are ready to install in P3d v2.2.

Also the Aerosoft A320 works well too but at the moment is not yet officially certified for P3d

 

Chris

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At the risk of being accused of self promotion:

 

1950's era two seater trainer: T-28A Trojan (free and compatible with P3D V2 and FSX)

 

www.antsairplanes.com

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Light Sport Aircraft:

 

I own the Alabeo PiperSport ($22.95 USD). I've got a soft spot for this plane, I think it's a beautiful work of art. It isn't the best performing LSA but it's pretty decent. Performance table says it can do 97 knots at 3000 ft at 5000 RPM, and I was able to replicate this exactly, although I was heading into the wind. With the same wind as tailwind I was doing about 102 knots. Clean stall at 38 knots as per POH and Vs0 at 32 knots as per POH and verified with the Alabeo model. Flies nice, but note that is does not have the Dynon screens and instead sticks with the base PiperSport steam gauges option. 

 

General Aviation:

 

For P3D v2 I only own the A2A Simulations Cessna 172 ($49.99 USD) and the Alabeo PA-38 Tomahawk ($22.95). I must say the A2A C172 is the best in class. It is seriously, one of the best planes released for FSX/P3D in my opinion. The Tomahawk is nice, but pretty basic.

 

Business Jets:

 

Just have the Carenado Phenom 100 ($39.99 USD). Make no mistake, it's a very clear case of a beautiful plane with your typical Carenado/FSX avionics level of fidelity. But still, given the quality of the exterior model and just how nice it is to be able to fly a jet that sits in the VLJ category with short hops, I don't regret getting one at all.

 

Airliners:

 

Own the Aerosoft Airbus X A320/A321 ($46.50 USD), but haven't flown it yet so I can't say how good it is, but certainly it is the best Airbus you can get at this stage and possibly for at least a few months until the FSL Airbus A320 is released.

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Thank you for all the responses. I was really thinking about limiting the hanger for P3D. Sometimes you can have so many, you don't really enjoy them. I gonna get good ones for each category and just concentrate on learning them fully. Before I start loading up the hanger.

 

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In addition to the other great suggestions, I'd like to add the Aerosoft OV10 Bronco - amazing little aircraft with great modelling, flight dynamics and a hoot to fly VFR because of the visibility. 

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My current picks in P3DV2:

 

Medium: Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended

Light: ORBX Vans RV4

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My current picks in P3DV2:

 

Medium: Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended

Light: ORBX Vans RV4

I do own the Twin Otter (came with the PC Pilot sub). So I guess that category is covered.

 

Keep 'em coming!

 

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I do own the Twin Otter (came with the PC Pilot sub). So I guess that category is covered.

 

Keep 'em coming!

 

Thanks

The oft forgotten Coolsky Super MD80 Pro runs very well in P3D w/ the exception the route does not display in the MFD.  You can lock on to it however in LNAV mode.  The very nice thing about this plane is despite its rather deep simulation it is exceedingly easy on frame rates--comparable to any default plane and better than some.   

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Medium: Aerosoft Twin Otter and Carenado B1900d

 

Light: A2A'a C172

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Having only one airplane out of all of those mentioned so far (the Aerosoft Twin Otter), I can see that it's going to be a long road to getting airplanes over into P3D.  I'm hoping RealAir joins the party and looking forward to the aircraft Milviz and ESDG is working on.  It'd be nice to see one of these developers do a nice mid-higher performance single engine prop.  Tons to choose from.  Also room for a high quality VLJ since Elvis left the building *coughs*.  It'd also be nice for Carenado to revisit some of its better steam planes.

 

Gregg

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Coming late to this thread but to the OP - if you're looking for freeware, you owe it to yourself to check out Manfred Jahn's C-47v2, available exclusively at Sim Outhouse.  Might be the best freeware aircraft ever done for FSX/P3D - much better than some payware.  Flight dynamics are by Alexander Metzger.  The aircraft is ready to fly now but still a work in progress - Jan Visser (of MAAM-sim fame) is building an amazing vintage VC for it.  The current package works beautifully in P3D2.  Make sure to download TuFun's soundpack as well (also available at Sim Outhouse).  Lots of repaints available.  If the C-47 and/or DC-3 have any interest for you, have a look.  

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check out Manfred Jahn's C-47v2, available exclusively at Sim Outhouse

I am going to take a look at that.  Sounds like a great recommendation.  Thanks.

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I am going to take a look at that.  Sounds like a great recommendation.  Thanks.

Do yourself a favour and install this DC-3....like Alan said it just might be the best freeware aircraft ever.

Note....there is the DC-3/C-47 V2 package.....TW's Sound package...TW's fix for his sound (really it's an update)...and some great paintjobs.

The Vintage VC being worked on looks incredible....might be a few months yet but I can live with the "semi-modern" panel. :-)

 

Ken

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I am going to take a look at that.  Sounds like a great recommendation.  Thanks.

 

Here's a link to the main download:  http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links_search.php?action=show&keys=1&keyword=douglas_c-47_v2.zip

 

You'll also probably want...

 

TuFun's soundpack: http://www.sim-outho...15&linkid=17612.  (I believe that's the most recent version)

 

The Texture Basepack: http://www.sim-outho...=3&linkid=17613

 

And maybe the paintkit: http://www.sim-outho...=3&linkid=17614

 

There are some great repaints available at OZx.

 

Manfred has said that when Jan Visser is done with the (spectacular) vintage VC, he'll create a Version 3 download that will have the sounds and textures included as part of the package.  For now, it's a little bit of extra work to put the whole package together, but absolutely worth it.  Enjoy! 

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