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Demious

Wanted: new aircraft to go totaly nuts for

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Ever since I've started flightsimming, I've been a huge fan of the Cessna Skymaster, a model with an own personality, that stands out from the rest. But after 4 years I would like to take a step up to another GA aircraft I can also go totally nuts for! :P

 

What am I looking for:

-A high quality aircraft with high quality graphics and high quality controls. Even if I'd have to pay a 100 bucks for it, I wouldnt mind, but I do want the good stuff. For this, think about a Majestic Q400, or an A2A Cherokee style product.

-I'd like to see a model with a little 'bite', something that stands out and doesnt look like everything else. The Skymaster would be a perfect example for this, or the P-38.

-I want something more recent than WWII models, but nothing modern with glass panels, I do want to see oldschool gauges. So think within an approximate time frame from the 60's up to the 80's.

-I want something with a little more extended procedures than the Skymaster.

 

What is it that I'm not looking for:

-I've got several aircrafts from Carenado and for quite some time these would do fine, but lately I'm getting increasingly more annoyed looking at round gauges that arent actually round, but consist of straight lines placed in a circle, like the C152 and C337, stuff like that... Yes, I like eye-candy. :P

-Wrongly labeled controls, switches that dont work while the manual/checklist says they should, or arent working as the manual/checklist says they should(3-way in the manual, while 2-way in the VC), like I've got now with the Carenado B1900D.

-Products from a manufacturer that doesnt provide proper support, or no support at all.

 

Knowing myself a little by now, I'm probably asking for the impossible... But from experience I know, that sooner or later I run into those products that prove the impossible is out here, somewhere.

If someone could point me in the right direction, would be very much appreciated.

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You mentioned the Cherokee. Why not simply that one? It works in P3D doesn't it?

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It has it's own P3D version, I've got it and it's an awesome aircraft to fly, absolutely!

Thing is that I've always had that taste for 'special' things and the Cherokee is more like a standard model.

What I would like to find is what I found in the Skymaster, something I look at and go WOW! That's different and just grabs me because it's different. That one gothic in an office full of suits, you know. :P

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Dont look beyond

Majestic Q400, or an A2A Cherokee. End of. Both made for 2.3

RealAir V2 when made for P3D

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There is also the upcoming Turbine Duke v2 which will come with a native Prepar3D installer.

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Oh cool! I must have missed the P3D version release for the Duke, thanks for pointing it out! :)

 

It's also not that special look I'm after now, but surely one I want to add to my collection.

The special thing I'm looking for now is a model I can fall in love with, like the double tail and front and back engine did for me with the Skymaster.

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For something a little different, why not look at DCS and get something like the F86-Sabre, or the soon to be released MiG 21?  You don't have to shoot things down, you can just aimlessly fly around the Southern Caucasus area and soon the Gulf of Oman. 

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I know you said no wwII, but my latest obsession is the a2a B-17 and the a2a p-51. In my opinion this two iconic aircrafts should be in every flightsimmers hangar.

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The Just Flight Canberra PR9 sounds like it might be what you're looking for.

It's very high quality and different enough to keep you interested.

You don't mention if you own the Q400 already but that is also essential.

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Duke / Turbine v2 / Legacy with GTN avionics (once it's out)

 

P51d civilian if they have it for p3d - what a monster of a plane

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Hello Demious,

 

Maybe check out Sim Skunkworks - Looks like a nice F84F - and a AV8 Harrier - with P3D installers ??

 

http://www.vaafse.org/simskunkworks/web/

 

I have the F84F - Beautyfull Model - very detailed and nicely Documented - Have a look - its some thing different !!  :BigGrin:  B) 

 

Johnman

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Thanks guys! Event though some ideas arent the GA style to travle small airports with, I sure see some very interesting aircraft I'm going to sit down for to check them out. :)

 

Just a thought that crossed my mind... I there a V35B in an A2A style quality?

(Yeah, it's the double tail fin... That are the things that draw my attention... :wink:)

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The Twin Otter is superb indeed; one of my favorites.  Perhaps others can verify if the Sibwings AN-2 works in P3D?  If so, I'd recommend that, since it would definitely checkmark the box that reads 'different'! :lol:

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Hello Demious,

 

Leave us Not forget the Iris AT6 Texan II -  This Airplane grows on You - I'm a big Super Cub Fan - but when I started flying the Texan - I didn''t want to fly any thing else !!

 

Choose Wisely my Friend !!

 

Let Us know what You Choose !!

 

Johnman

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Hello Demious,

 

Maybe check out Sim Skunkworks - Looks like a nice F84F - and a AV8 Harrier - with P3D installers ??

 

http://www.vaafse.org/simskunkworks/web/

 

I have the F84F - Beautyfull Model - very detailed and nicely Documented - Have a look - its some thing different !!  :BigGrin:  B)

 

Johnman

Fully agree with Johnman, the F84F and the F104 from simskunkworks really are "living" planes, amongst my favorites!

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Definitely look carefully at the Realair Legacy, fast, semi aerobatic, great all round visibility, IFR capable, reasonable takeoff run, beautifully modeled.  What more could you ask for in single engine GA?

 

The FSX version works just fine with the EMT.

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