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LarsW

favourite aircraft in FSX (at May, 2014)

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hi,

 

i know it's a very common thread, and apologies if it frustrates you, but i was interested to know what people are finding their favourite aircraft add-on to fly in FSX at the moment?  (as of May, 2014) ?

 

I mainly like smaller (short haul or regional) airliners, and my favourite of the moment is the

 

Majestic Dash 8 Q400

 

I still cannot believe this level of complexity and interest is available in an entertainmment product for 40 Euros.  amazing!

 

what about you?

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Well Lars, the Q400 is one of my favs, but for this month it is PMDG MD11.

 

Next month it will be the T7. Think I have too many addon planes, that I spend more time thinking what to fly.

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It's a tough choice it you think too much about it so I'll just go with the one that always pops up in my mind first: the Baytower RV-7. It may not be the best add-on ever made, in fact I wouldn't even say it's the best in its category, but it is the one I've flown the most and the one I've enjoyed the most.

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I've just become an Antarctica fan and with the recent Virtavia threads, I'm back to flying the C 17-A.

 

Considering the distances to cover and the low VAS usage over that continent, I'm pondering switching to the 'True North-equipped' and 'auto-cruising' PMDG T7.

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My favourite is the PMDG 777, simply because of all the detail and systems modelling. 

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While there are many great planes in my hangar, the NGX is still my go to bird

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PMDG 737NGX for now, though also Aerosoft A320 Extended, QW 757 and PMDG 777 come close too.

 

In summer I'm planning to study the Majestic Dash 8-Q400. 

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PMDG 737NGX. I went on spending spree for airports today for that plane. Only bought one for the 777 though. Do I have my priorities wrong?

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I think it's real shame that the Sibwings Antonov AN-2 doesn't seem to get more love on these type of threads.  A truly superb rendition that captures the quirks of the real thing very well.  My GA favourite.

 

The obvious suspects for tubeliners.   Regional, Majestic Dash8.  Short/medium haul, PMDG NGX. Long haul PMDG 777 

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My favorite is usually what I'm flying at the moment.  That includes any piston powered GA aircraft up to the DC-3, and some helicopters and sailplanes.  For what it's worth, I have more time in the Goose than all others combined.

 

Hook

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Not very original of me, but NGX, no question.  I think it aces the test of just about everything that a flight simulator aircraft should be.   In the future, with continued development of the Majestic Dash 8, I think that stands a chance of usurping the throne.

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It may not be the best add-on ever made, in fact I wouldn't even say it's the best in its category, but it is the one I've flown the most and the one I've enjoyed the most.

 

Amen on this comment in general.  What each of us like is subjective and doesn't necessarily correspond to what may more objectively be called "best".

 

My hands down current favorite is the RealAir v2 B60 (piston) Duke, a plane that really hits the sweet spot for what I most enjoy flying (GA piston twins) and is also an excellent and detailed model - arguably the "best" FSX GA piston twin made.  But (illustrative of Rolf's statement) my second favorite remains the Carenado 337, which hits that same sweet spot but from a slightly different angle.  The 337 is modeled very nicely but doesn't have nearly the attention to detail that the Duke does, yet I still enjoy flying it.

 

Scott

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I solely fly the PMDG 737 and 777, as they are for my personal VA.

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I'm not embarrassed to say of all the payware/freeware aircraft I have, I seem to always revert back to Premier Aircraft Design's Bombardier Learjet 60. Call it laziness or whatever, but I can fly the crap out of that plane.

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Majestic Q400 - For all the reasons the original poster mentioned and also because it's so frame-rate friendly on my sub-par hardware.  It's the plane I always go back to and probably my all-time favorite.

 

PMDG 777 - What I've been flying for the past month or so.  Awesome in every way, but what PMDG did best (IMHO) is capture the sheer size and power of this beauty. 

 

Real Air Piston Duke 2.0 - A work of art and the reference standard for GA simulation.

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The past year has been a very good simming due to successful purchases. Its really hard to find the time to throughly test fly the bunch of planes new to my hangar. And even older planes got updates and breathed new excitement to them. Like the Classics Hangar Me108 Taifun and Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended.

 

With new good sceneries especially in States the older J41 and a bit newer BAe146/RJ have logged a good deal of hours.

 

Also the Captain Sim 737 is becoming a long term favourite.

I tried the DC-9, but could not get it to work in my rig, that could have been THE airliner. Also I have found the Majestic Dash a bit over-hyped, especially for an old J41 driver. Also the Sibwings An-2 hold a great promise, but technical problems with it have kept it in low use.

 

Even more good is coming; Aerosoft has promised Porter, Ju52 and now they even rolled out a great military jet.

 

Perhaps the another famous sim company will finally release its DC-6. If so its another great year approaching.

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At the moment, definately the RealAir Duke v2. I picked it up the other day and I can't believe I waited so long before I bought it. Great GA addon!

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