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Hi All,

 

I currently use a Phenom 100 as my personal FSX transport to go with my work Airbus and Avro's, but I want "something for the weekend".

 

I want something 2 seater and very fast, but not military.  Basically a Ferrari for the Sky's

 

What's my options?

 

regards

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Not a 2 seater, but the Pilatus PC-12 is the Ferrari of the skies. Carenado modeled it nicely and in the forum there are mods to fix most of the issues. There are a lack of repaints but the airplane is solid. Could use a new sound set.

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Might be a little different from what you're looking for, but the RealAir Lancair Legacy is a 2-seater hot rod, and is very well done.  Highly recommended if you want a fast GA prop.  It is also very underpriced at 25 Euro.

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You definitely need the RealAir Legacy !

 

The PC-12 is great but it's a utility aircraft - not really sporty.  The Legacy is a turbocharged hot rod of a single!    As an addon it's also much better than the Carenado PC-12 in my opinion.

 

http://www.realairsimulations.com/legacy/info.php?page=legacy_overview

 

.....you won't find a bad review about the Legacy - anywhere!

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You definitely need the RealAir Legacy !

 

The PC-12 is great but it's a utility aircraft - not really sporty.  The Legacy is a turbocharged hot rod of a single!    As an addon it's also much better than the Carenado PC-12 in my opinion.

 

http://www.realairsimulations.com/legacy/info.php?page=legacy_overview

 

.....you won't find a bad review about the Legacy - anywhere!

 

 

I agree. IMNSHO the Legacy is simply the best.

 

And, BTW, Lamborghini is far better than Ferrari. :lol:

 

Doug

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Hi All,

 

I currently use a Phenom 100 as my personal FSX transport to go with my work Airbus and Avro's, but I want "something for the weekend".

 

I want something 2 seater and very fast, but not military.  Basically a Ferrari for the Sky's

 

What's my options?

 

regards

Only a one seater, although there is a 2 seat variant, not modeled though in FSX. The A2A Civilian P-51D Mustang. I have the original Military version myself. Now that's something to play with on the weekend!!

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You definitely need the RealAir Legacy !

 

The PC-12 is great but it's a utility aircraft - not really sporty.  The Legacy is a turbocharged hot rod of a single!    As an addon it's also much better than the Carenado PC-12 in my opinion.

 

http://www.realairsimulations.com/legacy/info.php?page=legacy_overview

 

.....you won't find a bad review about the Legacy - anywhere!

I never really gave the RealAir Legacy much of a look, but after following the link to the RealAir site and checking it out, it's going to be a definite buy when the P3Dv2 version comes out.  I have the new RealAir Turbine Duke V2 for P3Dv2 and it rocks!  Thanks for the heads up Graig.

 

Marcus, if you don't already have it and it doesn't have to be a two seater, give the RealAir Turbine Duke V2 some serious consideration.

 

TD

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Check out:

 

RealAir Legacy

Lionheart Bellanca & Epic LT

Carenado's Malibu Piston Mirage

 

I know you said not military but the A2A P51 Civilian & the Iris T-6A are worthy of consideration.

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You want a Ferrari... okay. Try the Dash 8 from Majestic. 

 

Looks like a bus to me.

 

Based on the OP's description I would say the RealAir Lancair Legacy is the one to go for. However I simply can not make a post about the Lancair without mentioning BayTower's RV-7, which is more of a Caterham than a Ferrari. It's not as fast, sleek or sophisticated as the Lancair but depending on your mindset you might like it more anyway.

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The current Legacy is not turbocharged.

 

They're doing a super legacy for the P3D update with twin turbocharged engine though.

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They're doing a super legacy for the P3D update with twin turbocharged engine though.

 

Oh my.  I've been looking forward to the update on the Legacy for awhile, now I'm even more eager for it!

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I can vouch for the quality of the RealAir airplanes as well. The Legacy is probably the most fun piston single you can get for FS. The Duke v2 is spectacular. The support is fantastic too. Really great pair of guys. 

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Hi All,

 

I currently use a Phenom 100 as my personal FSX transport to go with my work Airbus and Avro's, but I want "something for the weekend".

 

I want something 2 seater and very fast, but not military.  Basically a Ferrari for the Sky's

 

What's my options?

 

regards

 

Why not consider FS Labs' Concorde-X? It's a 2 seater if you use the virtual Flight Engineer and don't bother with passengers! :BigGrin:

 

With light fuel loads it will climb out at 400kts at 4000-5000fpm and that's before you apply reheats. The climb rate then increases to 7000-8000fpm!  :shok:  Cruise speed is Mach 2 or 23 miles a minute.

 

Descent is equally impressive. Reduce speed to 350kts IAS and then descend at 5000-6000fpm. FL570 down to landing takes around 30 mins.

 

It would be insulting to compare it to something as slow as a Ferrari but it's one heck of an aircraft to fly! :wink:

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Why not consider FS Labs' Concorde-X? It's a 2 seater if you use the virtual Flight Engineer and don't bother with passengers! :BigGrin:

 

With light fuel loads it will climb out at 400kts at 4000-5000fpm and that's before you apply reheats. The climb rate then increases to 7000-8000fpm!  :shok:  Cruise speed is Mach 2 or 23 miles a minute.

 

Descent is equally impressive. Reduce speed to 350kts IAS and then descend at 5000-6000fpm. FL570 down to landing takes around 30 mins.

 

It would be insulting to compare it to something as slow as a Ferrari but it's one heck of an aircraft to fly! :wink:

Steep Learning curve from what I understand.

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Concorde X is fantastic!   - but I'm not sure it fits the OP's requirements here! :smile:

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One more vote for the RealAir Legacy.

 

Head and shoulders above the competition.. B)

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The Flight 1 Cessna Mustang light jet is excellent, and a very easy jet for one person to fly.  It is single pilot rated in the real world.  

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Steep Learning curve from what I understand.

 

Well I'll be 64 soon and I've managed to fly it from cold and dark to parking at the destination. Yes, it is complicated but treat that as a challenge, not a deterrent. :wink:


 

 


Concorde X is fantastic! - but I'm not sure it fits the OP's requirements here!

 

Point taken. It was a long shot it would interest him. :BigGrin:

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