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Any interest in a Westwind?

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Hello all. Just a quick question to gauge what the consumers like. Would anyone be interested in seeing Mark's talents put to work to bring us a Westwind? No promises, just curious. Thanks.

 

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I'm not too keen on the Westwind. The company I work for operated one until very recently, but it never really piqued my interest from an FS standpoint. It was always the oddball aircraft in the fleet. Pretty much obsolete for charter by the late 2000's. Outclassed in one way or another by most of its competitors.

 

How about a Falcon 10?  Same vintage as the Learjet 35, with amazing runway performance and it's pretty slick looking. Google the tail N100CU.

 

No FMS....just retrofitted Garmin units (though some were fitted with a UNS-1 FMC), standard HSI, analogue primary instruments and engine gauges etc.  (Also, I may or may not have access to one  :Big Grin: )

 

 

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Orrrr......if you're feeling adventurous enough to start playing with FMC's:

 

Falcon 20

Falcon 50

Falcon 900B (mostly steam gauges)

 

Hawker 700 / 800A

 

Learjet 55

 

Challenger 601

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I've always liked the Westwind, it was originally designed in the US by Aero Commander and then later sold to IAI (Israel Aircraft Industries). I would be interested if compatible with P3D?

 

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Martin

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Falcon 20/50 or as mentioned above the Challenger 601 with a Universal FMS would be a game changer for sure. 

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Not feeling the Westwind. A Falcon 10 would be interesting. I believe the Kings (of King training fame) fly one of those....or at least they used to. Or how about a Citation I SP?

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A Falcon 10 or 20 would have my vote.

 

Although what I would love to see most is a Learjet 25 done with this kind of realism!  I know it's too similar though.

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Absolutely yes!!!!!! This is the tipe of jets that will must to have!! If you can doing I'm a secure buyer

RB

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Yes, I would like to see the Westwind because it is an unusual aircraft that hasn't been done before. It gets boring when the same planes (or slightly different variants / year models of basically the same plane) are done over and over by every developer.

 

Another aircraft that is lacking, which I would like to see, is the Beechjet 400 / Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond II. A Turbo Commander 690 will also be great! So, yes, you have my vote for any unique aircraft that has been overlooked for far too long.

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Yes, I would like to see the Westwind because it is an unusual aircraft that hasn't been done before. It gets boring when the same planes (or slightly different variants / year models of basically the same plane) are done over and over by every developer.

 

Another aircraft that is lacking, which I would like to see, is the Beechjet 400 / Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond II. A Turbo Commander 690 will also be great! So, yes, you have my vote for any unique aircraft that has been overlooked for far too long.

It's interesting that you mention the Diamond. Mark and I were discussing them last night. We have 2 of them where I work so I have free access to them for R&D purposes. Of course the Falcon 10 and 50 were tossed around as well.

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And a commander family? 690? Family? A B C D,or 681 hawk commander? This is my favorite plane and no one have make them,

RB

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Yes, a Turbo Commander 690x would be a great plane, can't believe it hasn't been developed yet, such a classic aircraft, a lot like the Mu-2. Yes, Carenado is doing a AC 500 but I'm sure it will lack in system fidelity and can't compare with the 690 Turbo :wink:

 

Cheers

Martin

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My only concern with doing a Turbo Commander would be the fact that the market is already pretty full of twin turboprops.

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True, but I don't think folks necessary buy because it's a twin turboprop, I think their motivated by having a favorite turboprop, kinda like having an old girlfriend, they just never go away. The Turbo Commander is such a classic and I think there are a lot of "older" folks that have fond memory of this plane :wink:

 

Cheers

Martin

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It's interesting that you mention the Diamond. Mark and I were discussing them last night. We have 2 of them where I work so I have free access to them for R&D purposes.

 

 

That sounds very promising! I think the MU-300 Diamond is a beautiful looking aircraft! Mitsubishi must have got the basic design of the Diamond right for it to have remained in production for 31 years. I definitely hope to see a Flysimware Diamond!

 

 

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Don't worry about that, only few garrett powered aircraft in the market.... Pt6 sucks! Get force get animous get faith! And go for a 690 Don't worry about! I'm assure you that the turbo commander will be the most sell by flysimware. I promise you that! In Venezuela there a lot a lot a lot of turbo commander,

Thurst me......

RB

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I'm not particularly keen on the Westwind but agree with some of the previous posters that

a Falcon 50 would be a game changer (just like your Lear).  :wink:   It's unique and gorgeous,

and is also an extremely capable airplane.

 

I'd also throw in the Piaggio Avanti as a suggestion as there's no decent FSX model of that

bird out there.   Wilco's is an absolute joke. 

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I've actually worked on a Westwind and they don't impress me a whole lot, and they are getting pretty hard to find now. Now, we DO see a number of cargo Falcon 10's at our airport pretty frequently, so that would be a hit with me (if there was a cargo option).

 

Let me throw one other idea out there as well. A King Air B200 with steam gauges. Yes, it's been done, but as someone here pointed out, not with the fidelity (and I would add, engine and flight dynamics) of Flysimware, and the one that's out there now was done quite some time ago. The other one that's out there now is a Blackhawk and really not the same airplane. The B200 is used for air ambulance, cargo, airliner, police, corporate and a number of other missions that I have forgotten. I know some like to see the rarer aircraft, but they are rare for a reason. The B200 by Flysimware would make good business sense from the standpoint of mass market appeal. It almost wouldn't matter what your VA or desires were in FS. Chances are pretty good that the B200 would fit in very nicely.

 

Just a thought :wink:

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Aero Commander 500 Shrike or a 690B both great handling airplanes, Hoover liked them well enough.Just keep the feet together while taxiing, anybody who flew one will know what that means.

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Few months ago someone was making a IAI Westwind 1124, but the project was abandoned, the aircraft just need to be finished the code, FDE, and some textures of the cockpit and not sure, the autor i think upload the source files so if someone or Flysimware wants to take the projects i think he would agree.

 

 

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