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What are your favorite addons and flight planners?

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Not planes or scenery or the list will get long :)

 

For me addons:

 

FSCaptain - Only been using it two days, but it is replacing FSPassengersX for me. It rocks!

Active Sky Next -  Awesome, but I wish you could run it on more than one PC (I sometimes fly on my laptop)

EZCA -  A must have for me

Pro Flight Emulator - It has very good voices, but I will replace it someday

Rexx Overdrive - Just for the textures, I did not like its weather (hence the reason for ASN)

GSX - Makes things more immersive

FS2CREW - Run this in voice mode, I love the FO assisting me during the flight

 

Flight Planning:

PFPX or FSCommander 9.2

Topcat

 

I have more than that, but those are becoming my favorites.

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I love GSX, it adds so much immersion that default FSX was lacking. It's also nice to have REX for textures.

 

For flight planning, Simbrief is the best freeware out there!

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PFPX & Aivlasoft's EFB are my two "must-have" addons. (Not including aircraft, scenery, etc..)

 

ASN is great too..

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ASN, PFPX, TOPCAT... and a sweet little $3 android app (there's a free version too) called FSMoveMapPro that shows a moving map of FSX in Google earth so I can learn some geography and track flights while away from the desk.

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I love GSX, it adds so much immersion that default FSX was lacking. It's also nice to have REX for textures.

 

For flight planning, Simbrief is the best freeware out there!

 

Never heard of Simbrief,  my freeware one is Plan-G, I use it for VFR.  I'll check out Simbrief

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AIcarriers2, FSrecorder, ADE, MCX and instant scenery

 

Don't use a flight planner

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AIcarriers2, FSrecorder, ADE, MCX and instant scenery

 

Don't use a flight planner

ADE and MCX are incredible tools. In fact, I think all of Scruffy Duck's software deserves mad respect. Professional level development for free, and to think how much revenue it's generated for payware developers... Blows my mind.

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For me it's in no particular order, ASN, SimBrief, GSX, ForeFlight and FlightSimGPS for moving map on Foreflight.

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So many things I never even heard of!  I am a gadget lover and love these addons like candy, of course I can't use them all the time but some are really cool.  I am going to research some of the ones you guys posted.

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FSCaptain - Only been using it two days, but it is replacing FSPassengersX for me. It rocks!

Active Sky Next -  Awesome, but I wish you could run it on more than one PC (I sometimes fly on my laptop)

EZCA -  A must have for me

Pro Flight Emulator - It has very good voices, but I will replace it someday

Rexx Overdrive - Just for the textures, I did not like its weather (hence the reason for ASN)

GSX - Makes things more immersive

FS2CREW - Run this in voice mode, I love the FO assisting me during the flight

 

Flight Planning:

PFPX or FSCommander 9.2

Topcat

 

So you don't mind seeing airports that look very empty?

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I am not a real flyer, but for quick and dirty and free, Plan-G works marvels for me for flight planning.  And Oh Yes, did I say 'free'.

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So you don't mind seeing airports that look very empty?

 

I left out scenery because there is so much of it (and I do have some), and no I don't use traffic AI beyond what comes with FSX.

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pmdg 777-200

Aerosoft Airbus x extended

quality wings 757,146

considering the pmdg 737 ngx

Active sky next

Rex texture direct

Orbx ftx global,vector,

pilots ftx 2010 mesh

pfpx flight planning

sim plates ultra

directx 10 scenery fixer a must

flight beam ksfo,kden,kiad,

fsdreamteam gsx,klax,kdfw,kjfk,kord

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AIcarriers2, FSrecorder, ADE, MCX and instant scenery

 

Don't use a flight planner

 

Do they use free tools like Blender 3D, or commercial tools like Modo, 3DS Max, Lightwave, etc. to create planes and scenery objects?

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Do they use free tools like Blender 3D, or commercial tools like Modo, 3DS Max, Lightwave, etc. to create planes and scenery objects?

Depends what the artist is comfortable with or can afford. MCX can convert almost anything. Lots of scenery developers are using the powerful but free to use GMax, but I have a feeling the really intricate planes are done mainly on 3ds.

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definitely REX for cloud textures. ASN for weather,EZCA, PFPX and topcat for planning. Also navigraph's yearly chart subscription if you count it as an addon of some sort.

Cheers

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Do they use free tools like Blender 3D, or commercial tools like Modo, 3DS Max, Lightwave, etc. to create planes and scenery objects?

 

 

for aircraft, most use Gmax or 3DSMax that i know of. For scenery, you can create objects in almost any 3D program, but you will have more control over effects, scale, FSX specific features if you stay with a program that the SDKs support, such as Gmax or 3DSMax.

 

I mostly use Gmax, although I do have 3DSMax, Carrara, hexagon, Blender, Sketchup and milkshape installed.

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Vatsim is easily my most valuable addon. It's actually dominating all the other addons in usefulness for me.

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Pilotedge is one of my favorites. I just wish I had more time to get online. One of the best addons I use hands down.

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  • Active Sky Next

AES 

DX10 Scenery Fixer

Flightaware

FS2CREW

FSCaptain

GSX

OpusFSX Cams

PFPX

REX4

TOPCAT

TrackIR5

UT2

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