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Any Beech 99 or Piper PA31-310 dev. going on?

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So,

 

After having OCed my 2 core system to 4.5 Ghz, I can now enjoy FSX when it comes to GA.

 

What I really miss is a really good Beech 99 or Piper Navajo PA31-310.

 

Anyone happens to have some info if any of those are under development? I know about the Premier B99, but .... :unsure:

 

The picture shows the PA31-310 which my dad flew by himself from the Piper factory over to Sweden

in 1974. The first one during a stop at Gander and the second with the operating colors.

 

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Payware:  FSD has their Piper PA-31, it is a FS9 model that was ported to make it mostly FSX compatible.  I have it, it's ok, but it has some problems with switches not working properly in FSX as well as the usual FSX visual anomalies.

 

Freeware:  Premier Aircraft Design has a pretty nice looking Beech 99.

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Upppsss...something went wrong with the picturelinks. Anyway, here they are. B)

 

Thanks for the tip. I have the FSD Piper from the day it was released. But that is not what I mean. I mean a 310 model with the short enginegondoles,

and with todays standards. The same goes for the B99 regarding standards. :rolleyes:

 

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Well,...guess I have to learn plane modelling myself then. B)

 

Just a thought,...when seeing how many King Air 200s, Barons, Bonanzas etc etc available, it ´s kind of strange why the Beech 99 has been so neglected. I mean, that plane and the PA31-310 for sure has been true workhorses through the years. :unsure:

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There are thousands of King Air 200's, Barons, and Bonanzas filling today's skies.  How many BE99's are still flying?  As for the Piper PA-31 series, still lots of those hauling passengers and cargo through the skies.  I would have thought with the FSD model being so old that someone would have developed a PA-31 series specifically for FSX.  But, we finally got a Cessna 401, how many years of begging did that take? 

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Flight Replicas have a PA 31 on their " in the pipeline" list. Not sure which model PA 31 though... Edit. It is a PA 31-350

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There are thousands of King Air 200's, Barons, and Bonanzas filling today's skies.  How many BE99's are still flying?  As for the Piper PA-31 series, still lots of those hauling passengers and cargo through the skies.  I would have thought with the FSD model being so old that someone would have developed a PA-31 series specifically for FSX.  But, we finally got a Cessna 401, how many years of begging did that take? 

 

 

Hi,

 

C401 you say? Where can that be found?

 

And the fact that there are not many B99 flying today,...what reason is that not to develop one? Having the Alabeo C195 fresh in mind. B)

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Hi,

 

C401 you say? Where can that be found?

 

And the fact that there are not many B99 flying today,...what reason is that not to develop one? Having the Alabeo C195 fresh in mind. B)

 

OOPS!  :crazy:   I meant to say Cessna 402.  Flysimware recently introduced an FSX-SP2 native Cessna 402C. 

 

I do think that developers look at demand for products before producing them.  How many Beech 99's are still flying?  How many people are willing to purchase a Beech 99 for a flight sim?

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