Sign in to follow this  
spilok

Bought the A2A....what a plane!

Recommended Posts

Although it costs $50...I have to admit that I'm really enjoying the A2A Simulations Skylane 182.  It's beautifully rendered, has superb sound, and handles like a dream.  Both exterior and interior surfaces have realistic details, and I love looking out over the VC at the hood of the plane..Just under that hood is a Lycoming engine (made in Williamsport, Pa...I might add), and the power is so very welcome in a plane like this.  The turning of the 3 prop propeller really sounds excellent from both inside and expecially outside.

 

If you get a chance you need to view the video on the A2A site of a pilot flying the real 182, and he explains how the real plane and the A2A version share so many similarities.

 

 Can't wait to fire her up again....I'm going to do that now!

 

Stan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Hey Stan -

 

I've spent more hours than I can count in RL pre-flighting a 172. Can I just jump into the 182 and fly? I have no desire for the "real world" check list. Been there and done that.

 

Doug

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stan,

 

Every now and then, we get a plane that is a classic from day one.  This is one of them.   I fly mine in P3d 2.4 with the GTN750.  You may not need it all of the time.  Check out Rob's video.

 

Ed Farley


Doug,

 

You can hop in and fly as long as you set the trim properly and know where you are going.

 

Ed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great advice on the "trim" adjustment. Extremely important on this plane. Elevator is very heavy on the real 182 ( as the A2A video shows) and this seems to be simulated in the A2A version. Trimming this plane through all phases of flight is a must, and makes it very enjoyable to fly.

 

Stan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Part of the fun of these aircraft is the way they wear and tear, but if you elect not to simulate this then you can simply turn damage off and just fly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the Cherokee and I must say it brought back memories of getting my PPL but I wish they would make something a bit more complex like a nice twin like a Cessna 421!! I'd love to see how A2A would model the rather finicky engines of that plane! We need more high quality cabin class twins as of now we only have the Carenado C340 and the real air Duke V2, Though the flysimware Cessna 441 is looking rather nice and has a lot of the systems modeled but its a turbo prop and we have plenty of those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


I wish they would make something a bit more complex like a nice twin like a Cessna 421!

Sounds like a great idea. The twin sector is missing the Accusim details so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am really disappointed with the A2A C182..... I bought it, went down to my local FBO and they said I did not have a reservation for the plane, I showed them my A2A purchase and still nope..... :P

 

On a separate note I have petitioned for A2A to make a Accu-Sim Cessna 402C, for us "Wings" guys.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note. In that video, it's the turbo charged 182. The A2A is the normally aspirated one. Nevertheless, nice video showing what such a plane can do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A C402 or similar is what A2A should do next. These airplanes are pretty, like the 182 and 180, but too slow for me.

Agreed I bought the Cherokee for sentimental reasons but I still find my prodding it to go faster just like I did in the real thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed I bought the Cherokee for sentimental reasons but I still find my prodding it to go faster just like I did in the real thing.

 

 

A C402 or similar is what A2A should do next. These airplanes are pretty, like the 182 and 180, but too slow for me.

 

A post 1980s 421C (trailing link gear) would be my dream come true.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this