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Captain Sim 737 questions before buying - INS? FDE? Liveries? Gravel kit?

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I have read most of the reviews and posts on this site and others, but most of them aren't very recent and may therefore not reflect all the changes brought by the various service packs. So I have some questions before buying the Captain Sim 737.

 

1. In most reviews and posts there is mentioning that the FDE of the CS 737 isn't optimal. Has that been addressed in one of the service patches? If not, there seem to be some tweeks that can be found on some sites, could someone point me to them?

2. What I like about the planes from the era pre-FMC/GPS/LNAV is navigation using INS. Does the Captain Sim 737 now work with an INS (CIVA or other)? Some posts in the forums suggested that since the latest SP 1.6 this no longer works.

3. Liveries - on the Captain Sim site it says that all liveries will also work with the C/F model. What exactly does that mean? Can I for instance take an Alaska livery done for the -200 passenger and use it on the C/F version without problems?

4. Lastly, is there a gravel kit version?

 

I would have loved asking those questions on the CS' own forum but one has to have purchased the product before accessing the forum. No good for me since I am still in consideration phase.

 

Thanks for any information.

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Note that I do not own the CS737, but as far as I know:

 

1. If there's a FDE mod for it, it can most likely be found in the CS forums.

 

2. According to the CS forums, the CIVA does not work out of the box and requires a workaround (old avionics .dll or manually setting the heading bug).

 

3. Yes, that's what it means.

 

4. Have not found any mention on the product page and the forums also do not mention it being present on any of the models.

 

 

So there's no all-in-one solution for what you want in a 737-200. The gravel kit is only provided by the Milviz or TinMouse model, while CIVA navigation can only be done in the TinMouse. I think FDE-wise both MV and TM should be fairly spot-on.

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