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I'm slowly moving to XP for my heavy metal flying as I'm tired of FSX's issues. The question is though which plane should I pick up. I currently have the Rotate Sim MD-80 so Im not sure I need anot her short haul plane but the 737 looks so good. It basically comes down to this

1.which plane is more graphicly pleasing

2.which has better systems.

3.which is easier on frames.

Thoughts?

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1.which plane is more graphicly pleasing

The IXEG especially in the cockpit, but the 767 isn't far behind.

 

 


2.which has better systems.


The IXEG, although again the 767 isn't far behind at all.

 

 


3.which is easier on frames.

Both are great, but I've only ever had intermittent FPS problems with the IXEG. The 767 is smooth as silk 99% if the time.

 

You have to remember that the 767 is pretty stable at this time, while the IXEG is getting constant hotfixes, This is good in that the devs are paying a lot of attention to their product and problems always get promptly addressed by the friendly and helpful staff on their forums, but bad as sometimes the hotfixes mess things up and cause strange issues (for example, I get pauses when entering info into the FMC ever since upgrading the v1.0.5). I'd recommend that you get the 767 for now. It's stable and a lot of fun to fly, and buying the IXEG later can only be beneficial as it would have had that much more time to mature and get bug fixes. 

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I dont have FF 767 but I do the IXEG 737

 

1. Extremely graphically pleasing.

2. Cant comment as I don't have the 767

3. Excellent on frames.

 

and the sounds of IXEG's 737 are beautifully done and  pleasing to the ear.

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I dont have IXEG 737 but I do the FF 767.  I considered the IXEG but settled on the PMDG DC-6 instead.  Love that old bird.

 

John

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I dont have IXEG 737 but I do the FF 767.  I considered the IXEG but settled on the PMDG DC-6 instead.  Love that old bird.

 

John

I was on Beta for the DC-6 its a great plane!

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I'm slowly moving to XP for my heavy metal flying as I'm tired of FSX's issues. The question is though which plane should I pick up. I currently have the Rotate Sim MD-80 so Im not sure I need anot her short haul plane but the 737 looks so good. It basically comes down to this

1.which plane is more graphicly pleasing

2.which has better systems.

3.which is easier on frames.

Thoughts?

 

 

Well.. if you feel you don't really need another short-haul I would go for the 767. I would say they are quite close to one another in terms of your three points you value. 

 

I would get them both, though.. 

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Well.. if you feel you don't really need another short-haul I would go for the 767. I would say they are quite close to one another in terms of your three points you value. 

 

I would get them both, though.. 

Yea I decided to,they both seem top notch and we need more devs like them in XP

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Currently on FSX.SE but looking at either XPX or P3D to migrate to and can't decide which...the XPX 767 looks very nice and read the PC Pilot review.

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the 767 is pretty decent, haven't flown it much though since I purchased the IXEG on day one!

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I have them both and they're both the cream of the crop for XP10 airliners but the IXEG definitely wins it. Just a few more touches of quality and immersion. The engine sounds in the FF767 are - IMHO - it's weak spot (although it's ambient sounds are amazing). The IXEG is just stunning.

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As a casual XP10 user I was disappointed with the IXEG 737, yes it's fun, and gives you the opportunity to fly the 300 variant but, I guess, I was spoilt with the pmdg 737ngx in Prepar3d/FSX, I've been looking at the Flightfactor 767 but at the end of the day, XP10 lacks a lot of the gloss of the other platforms with scenery and addons(no, I'm not trying to start any "mine is better than yours" argument, just expressing an opinion) having said that, I'm really looking forward to XP11, which could be a game changer.

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I was on Beta for the DC-6 its a great plane!

 

Thanks for your help in producing a great aircraft!

 

John

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As a casual XP10 user I was disappointed with the IXEG 737, yes it's fun, and gives you the opportunity to fly the 300 variant but, I guess, I was spoilt with the pmdg 737ngx in Prepar3d/FSX, I've been looking at the Flightfactor 767 but at the end of the day, XP10 lacks a lot of the gloss of the other platforms with scenery and addons(no, I'm not trying to start any "mine is better than yours" argument, just expressing an opinion) having said that, I'm really looking forward to XP11, which could be a game changer.

 

This response does not help the OP in any way and your comment is definitely A vs B. 

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I'm slowly moving to XP for my heavy metal flying as I'm tired of FSX's issues. The question is though which plane should I pick up. I currently have the Rotate Sim MD-80 so Im not sure I need anot her short haul plane but the 737 looks so good. It basically comes down to this

Thoughts?

 

1.which plane is more graphicly pleasing

 - They are both made with slightly different methods, but both are quite good....I never actually liked the light brown in the 767 cockpit but that is how it was in the real world.

2.which has better systems.

 - At the moment the 767 has a more complete package but it's focus is on package rather than system accuracy...am not saying it is totally wrong, just that it works, but may not be 100% accurate. The IXEG aims for accuracy but in this quest, quite a few systems are not yet modelled or modelled as work-in-progress. Having said that, both aircraft are actually really good fun to fly, regardless of current state. There is nothing there that will stop you from using them as they were intended.

3.which is easier on frames.

 - They are both about the same, which is great news for everyone....very good frame-rate wise.

 

So it really comes down to how you want to use them/what type of flying you wish to do/your preference for a wide bodied 767 or narrow body 737...

 

I have both, and really enjoy them....I just wish the 767 would get the updates and attention the 737 gets from its developer....that is one thing that is truly setting a high bar at the moment....the IXEG team are standing by their product and very active in many forums assisting, gathering data and providing/receiving feedback.

 

Good luck with your choice.

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I've been using XP since V10 first came out a few years ago. Before that I was a heavy FSX/P3d user. 

 

The IGEX, 737 was the first airliner I purchased in a long time for X-plane and it totally changed the way I use x-plane. Its so good, I hardly fly anything else now. Along with Mister x6 sceneries and some pay ware airports, and I'm in heaven now.

 

This, coming from a guy who never understood why people chose to fly airliners in flight sims. I thought they were boring. but now, I can't peel myself away from it.  I've flown airliners (PMDG) in FSX, and I never really took to it. FSX/PD3's blurry scenery and low frame rate and memory issues, turned my off to flight sims almost completely. I started to look for another hobby altogether. 

 

When X-plane 10 came around, I got into flying GA planes only for a few years. I didn't find airliners appealing and didn't think it would be X-planes strong point anyway.  I guess I stand corrected now, because its all I can fly now.

 

I don't have the 767 yet, so I cant comment on it. However, I can recommend the IGEX 737. It runs great and is a pleasure to fly. I still have a lot to learn with it, so I don't see myself jumping into anything else for a while, but eventually, I will pick up the 767 too.

 

Rob 

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This response does not help the OP in any way and your comment is definitely A vs B. 

Thousands of my comments are definitely A vs B.  But unlike the OP, I don't have FSX issues. 

 

If you're actually new here, I do use both sims. 

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This response does not help the OP in any way and your comment is definitely A vs B. 

I thought stating my disappointment with the 737, as a user, would help in the decision making process, and as a user of XP, I think I'm entitled to an opinion, which I consider not to be A v B 

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I thought stating my disappointment with the 737, as a user, would help in the decision making process, and as a user of XP, I think I'm entitled to an opinion, which I consider not to be A v B 

 

I think far more helpful would be stating why you are disappointed with the IXEG 737...just stating you are, is of very little help.

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Bought both and the 727....expensive day but wow these planes put anything in FSX to shame. Quick question where is  the

 

I dont have IXEG 737 but I do the FF 767.  I considered the IXEG but settled on the PMDG DC-6 instead.  Love that old bird.

 

John

Where is the panel flood switch on this plane? I found the dome light,and instrument lights but not the panel flood.

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As a casual XP10 user I was disappointed with the IXEG 737, yes it's fun, and gives you the opportunity to fly the 300 variant but, I guess, I was spoilt with the pmdg 737ngx in Prepar3d/FSX, I've been looking at the Flightfactor 767 but at the end of the day, XP10 lacks a lot of the gloss of the other platforms with scenery and addons(no, I'm not trying to start any "mine is better than yours" argument, just expressing an opinion) having said that, I'm really looking forward to XP11, which could be a game changer.

I use both XP10 and FSX and personally, I found it pretty deflating going back to the PMDG NGX after flying the IXEG. mainly around cockpit modelling and texturing. The NGX is a 2011 product and visually I think its starting to show. The IXEG is not as full featured but is in constant development and the road map includes most of the features that the ngx has.

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Where is the panel flood switch on this plane?

 

There are about 12 switches/rheostats that control different areas of the panel and cockpit in general.  Without firing things up this morning, memory tells me that the pilot and co-pilot panels are on their respective sides with two switches/rheostats each.  One for red and one for while lighting.  If you found the dome light (on the overhead) more or less in front of the pilot's position, look to the right (toward the center) and you will find multiple controls which look like that one. Most of them are for red lighting and they each control a different area of the panel.  You can also find controls for white lights in that area and balance them out, but I fly primarily with the red.

 

John

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Hi,

I was a happy p3d user until I saw the videos from Jan Vogel (IXEG team member an 737 classic pilot and avsim member Janov). Now I am a very happy x-plane user and IXEG pilot.


 

Kind regards

Tom

Btw: If you think I want to influence your decision, then you are right :BigGrin:!

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Where is the panel flood switch on this plane?

 

Look just to the left of the booster switches for the main (panel) white light control.

 

John

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Get both. I wouldn't routes and size of aircraft dictate what type of plane to buy/fly in sims. If it's a fun aircraft to fly, buy it. I know of a certain 747 that does short flights all the time. I.E. VC-25.

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