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What's your favorite FS9 Airplane right now?

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Greetings!

 

I saw this Topic over in the FSX Forum, and thought I would take the liberty to pose the same query here in the Niner's Forum.

 

So... What's your current favorite plane, heli, car, boat or other imaginary vehicle made for FS9 that you've been tooling around in lately? Payware or Freeware... doesn't matter.

 

Personally, I've been playing around with the Boeing Model 40 mailplane. I have David Wooster's freeware version, but just got the Golden Age Simulations a couple of days ago to compare the two.

 

While I like the way the GAS model flies (+ the doors opening on the correct side, and the Mail compartment hatch that opens), I like the Graphics and the 2D Panel that David's model has! It's a minor quibble, though; they are both great representations of Boeing's first Commercial airplane.

 

What have you been flying lately?

 

:smile:

 

 

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Lately I have been flying helicopters. My favorites are

 

H&S EC-145

H&S EC-135

H&S BK117

ICARO AW139

 

My last 2 airplane flights were with the PMDG 1900.

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What is this "FS9" that you speak of?  

I keed I keed.

I don't have fs9 anymore, but when I did, I loved the Maddog and Level D 767.

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- Douglas Kallen's beautiful Stearman 75: http://simviation.com/1/download-file?file=d75n1.zip

 

- iFly 737NG

 

- Tinmouse 732 with CIVA INS

 

- many other freeware GA aircraft pearls such as

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Thanks so much for the replies! Looks like a wide range of choices out there to choose from...

 

What draws you to a particular Model; the flight dynamics, visual look, features that enhance the immersion factor, etc.?

 

Interested in your comments, and thanks again!

 

:lol:

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For me, it's the RFP B747-200 with CIVA INS, merged with Posky B747. I was lucky enough to get the latest version way back when the days were longer and girls were prettier. :smile:  I adapted the panels to 16:9, added a few other minor things and never looked back.

 

Why? Terrific flight model/flight dynamics, systems modelling, sound... all that more than compensates for poor/non-existing VC. Largest immersion factor by far for me.

 

Second would be iFly B737 which I fly a lot lately (not enough time for longer flights), with the Maddog and PMDG MD-11 there as well.

 

Regards,

Jure

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Sorry, should've been more precise... yes, the latest RFP version by Chris Kogler with updated panels and all the goodies. It has an activation code generated (and valid) for my HW only. I really hate to think what will happen, once my  FS 'puter goes to electronic heaven. :unsure:

 

When taking off, the RFP B742 really gives you the feel of pulling an enormous weight off the ground. Not to mention landing at Kai Tak. I have over 100 landings there and it is still as exciting as it was the first time.

 

Regards,

Jure

 

 

Jure? You talking the latest version of the Posky that was released or the RFP? The RFP was amazing. I bought the original for fs2002. Loved it.

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I don't have any utmost favorite, so here's my picks...

 

Freewares, there's that P51 on Avsim, by Packard Merlin.

- The North American F86 by Section 8

- Posky 777

 

And two of french delicaties

- The Restauravia Piel Emeraude

- The Cessna C150 by Fravin, a Pioneer in All 3d gauges, all virtual cokpit aircrafts.

 

 

Paywares, I'll go for the PMDG 747 Ifly 737 and the Messerschmitt BF109 by Flight Replicas.

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Mine are Carenado 182Q and 172N, Cloud9 F-4 and Rick Piper's Jet Provost, I think. can't beat the Provost for some fast scenic flying! But my answer might be different tomorrow ... IFly 737 and PMDG MD-11.

Cheers,

Sascha

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I love flying Milton Shupe's WIP Lockheeds... Although the released versions are far from complete, they already look good and are a dream to fly.

I also make heavy use of Carenados Cessnas... The 206,210,172,337,185, and even the 182 sometimes. And I enjoy the Dreamfleet 310 and Beech 58.

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I love the Project Airbus A319 and the Feelthere E-jets V2 E175 and 195. Also the section 8 Sabre, the amazing freeware Cessna 150 (can't remember the actual name, think it has already been mentioned.)

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I love flying the QW 757. Together with the Project Airbus A319/320 the only planes I like to fly.

 

The others are also nice but I always choose these ones.

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Many thanks for all the Replies!

 

Just looking through them, it appears as if a good number of you are flying the Big Iron exclusively, and there's a wide range even within that too!

 

I'd like to fly the big stuff more often, but a couple of things I'm not sure of... (wanting to be accurate, you know):

 

Is it a long gradual climb to Cruise Altitude, or is it a series of step climbs? If it is a step climb, how big of a Step?

 

I mean, are we looking at 1,500'+ FPM or even greater? It doesn't feel like that much on an actual flight, sitting in the Cabin...

 

I dunno... you guys are the experts at this; teach this old fart something new! Please... impart thy infinite knowledge!

 

Oh, and keep your choices coming!

 

Many Thanks, as always!

 

:P

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Me, I'm a huge fan of Dino Cattaneo's F-14B or D, the FA-18F by Team FS KBT, the Bell 206bIII megapack by Owen Hewitt, and for low/slow fixed wing flight the REALAIR SIMULATIONS Cessna 172SP. Those are the most used I've got. Notice they're all freeware birds. I haven't payed for a plane, or scenery yet. I got FS2004 ACOF back when it first hit the store in 2004, and haven't seen any reson to upgrade :)  I DID upgrade my joystick a couple years ago, but that's about as far as I've gone. Some say I'm cheap, Prefer "FRUGAL". Very very frugal...

I will take a tour in Milton Shupe's birds, whether Bob Hoover's Rockwell Commander 500 Shrike, or the gorgeous Spartan Executive he makes. For the bush, it's only the default Cessna 208, believe it or not. Haven't found a more versatile bird yet. For me, bear in mind.

Anyway, that's all. I'm not a big fan of the tubes. I don't want to spend a few hours prepping for a flight, programing the plane, the FMC making the flightplan etc, only to sit and watch the autopilot fly the plane. That's just me though :)

OH! I wanted to mention, I have finally gotten comfortable enough that I am no longer the slightest bit shy about getting into the Aircraft.cfg, the *.air file, and the Panel.cfg files. I'm even working on learning the whole XML thing for making gauges. Some of my panels, especially, bear almost no resemblance to the one that came with the bird, but they're functionality is just perfect for me :) Only thing I miss so far is a proper fire extinguishing system, not just a fuel cut-off switch...But I keep looking!

Have great flights all, whatever you chose to fly :)

Pat☺

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If it is a step climb, how big of a Step? 

I mean, are we looking at 1,500'+ FPM or even greater?

Not all aircraft get up to cruise altitude directly.

Depends on load: The B777 for example may go to 31,000ft and burn off fuel for a bit, then when light enough, the flight computers decide it can go to 35,000ft, and later go to 39,000ft when opportune.

An A380 flight I was on recently seemed to do a 2-step.

It's a scary thought that the most economical flight level has the aircraft on the verge of stalling, in the thin air...

 

Initial climb can easily be 2,500fpm but of course much less Up There.

 

As to flightsimming favourite: Helicopters I'm afraid  B)

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And a freeware C150 that is cool to just fly around low and slow and land anywhere for fun. :)

 

By François-Denis GUIDEE - I also dust it off regularly and take it for a short hop. It has a lot ofattitude for such a small plane. I actually like it better than the payware Carenado 150, it is somehow less immersive even though it is very accurate.

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