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I don't understand the few comments about too much time to start flying or having to wast time adjusting settings to fly the A2A 172. If in a hurry you can just load the plane, hit shft-3 and click "auto-start" (of course you will have to reduce fuel after starting in order to prevent spark plug fouling , but hey, you got to do something) and after landing you can hit shft-3 and click on "cold and dark". If that is too much hassle, I have no other suggestions.

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Not only that, but you can select the alternate spark plugs, and reduce the chance of fouling from a rich idle.

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On 9/12/2019 at 3:20 PM, jimcarrel said:

I don't understand the few comments about too much time to start flying or having to wast time adjusting settings to fly the A2A 172. If in a hurry you can just load the plane, hit shft-3 and click "auto-start" (of course you will have to reduce fuel after starting in order to prevent spark plug fouling , but hey, you got to do something) and after landing you can hit shft-3 and click on "cold and dark". If that is too much hassle, I have no other suggestions.

I was worried about that before I purchased A2A C182. Now I knoe better. People who say it takes too much time don´t know this wonderful product, perhaps they don´t even own it.

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2 hours ago, kiki said:

I was worried about that before I purchased A2A C182. Now I knoe better. People who say it takes too much time don´t know this wonderful product, perhaps they don´t even own it.

I knew a real pilot that used to fly out of the same airport I flew out of in South Florida. When he would fly with me, I insisted that even if we had just landed and grabbed a burger, when we went back out to the aircraft, we ran through a preflight again. Last I heard about him, after I moved from the area, was he crashed on takeoff out of the same airport and he and his two passengers were killed in the fire and explosion as his aircraft plowed into a building off the departure end of the runway. Witnesses said they heard his engine sputtering as he ran down the runway prior to rotating. I preflight every time, sim or real life. Bad habits are hard to break. 

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11 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

Witnesses said they heard his engine sputtering as he ran down the runway prior to rotating. I preflight every time, sim or real life. Bad habits are hard to break. 

I don't know how you can be sure that a preflight check would have revealed the engine problems on take off. 

That said, this is not the first time I heard about pilots (and witnessed a few myself)  trying to take off with an engine that is clearly not developing full power. 

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1 hour ago, FDEdev said:

I don't know how you can be sure that a preflight check would have revealed the engine problems on take off. 

That said, this is not the first time I heard about pilots (and witnessed a few myself)  trying to take off with an engine that is clearly not developing full power. 

The kind of person that blows off a preflight is the same type that rushes through a runup and mag check, if they do it at all. Just sloppy, lazy, piloting. 

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I've always considered the run-up and mag check to be a part of pre-flighting, even if it's done right at the hold short.

Plus he should have reject the TO.  Get-up-there-itis can be as deadly as get-down-there-itis.

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On 9/12/2019 at 7:20 AM, jimcarrel said:

I don't understand the few comments about too much time to start flying

For me, getting it started is half the fun. Especially if it's a long process. Once you're flying there's a lot less to do unless something's going wrong or you're in something old that requires constant input.

I recently picked up A2A's Connie. Half the fun of that thing is getting all 4 turning. There are lots of ways to screw it up. If your screwup is mild, the engine might not start. If you really screw up, you might set the engine on fire and then the crew gets mad at you.

 

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What do you all recommend for a good payware 172/182 w/ a G1000 VC...?

 

I know there’s a Carendo and a Flight One but are there any others?

 

Hows the flight model of the above 2 and can either load a FP saved from the sim created in the default IFR flight planning menu?

 

Really interested in a G1000 equipped 172/182 for my hanger right now!

 

Thanks!

 

 

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On 9/10/2019 at 5:11 PM, scottb613 said:

the A2A GA offerings - they are the PMDG of the GA world

Hi Scott,

Or is it PDMG that is the A2A of the airliner world? 😁

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