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Bought it full price last year and already well worth the 60. And there's the no question ask refund of flight 1 anyways.

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I have both their 737 and 747 both are nice and flight one's return policy is second to none. 

 

My only word of caution is that if your going to use in P3d that Ifly's support can be painfully slow.  It took forever for them to release a p3dv3 compatible version of their 737NG and with that release they have ceased development.  Which means if P3dv3.4 that just released, or any future releases ,breaks anything with their 737 your SOL.  Who knows about the 747, maybe since it's a newer release they will support "future development" for a bit longer? 

 

That said I'm no longer willing to support them if there is a alternative product available from another well respected vendor who actively (punctually) supports it's products on an evolving platform that P3d is.  I feel the difference in price is justified by this aspect alone.

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My only word of caution is that if your going to use in P3d that Ifly's support can be painfully slow

 

Thanks that is good to know before buying.

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Let me be clear, general support is pretty good.  If you have a question about why "this" does "that" their forums are good and you can get help rather quickly.  However, if you use P3d and a new update is released (like v3.4 that just got released) breaks or causes issues with their aircraft it might be awhile before anything gets done about it.

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Blaze,

 

What you say is not exactly true. It does not mean that if 3.5 comes out of P3D and we needed to tweak it, that users are out of luck. Upgrading from 3.4 to 3.5 is not the same compared to 2.0 to 3.0. What me mean is the code base for the product is mature in its current form. That new feature sets would not be applied as that has already been done to the maximum level on multiple occasions. But if it was a basic code fix to make something compatible with P3D 3.5, then we would not be smart to not address that.

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What is holding me back is no access to the ifly support forums until after purchase andso no way to scout out the product. The refund is nice but I want to know what I'm getting into first. As opposed to the PMDG support forum which is wide open.

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What is holding me back is no access to the ifly support forums until after purchase

 

The reason for that is quite obvious :wink:

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Blaze,

 

What you say is not exactly true. It does not mean that if 3.5 comes out of P3D and we needed to tweak it, that users are out of luck. Upgrading from 3.4 to 3.5 is not the same compared to 2.0 to 3.0. What me mean is the code base for the product is mature in its current form. That new feature sets would not be applied as that has already been done to the maximum level on multiple occasions. But if it was a basic code fix to make something compatible with P3D 3.5, then we would not be smart to not address that.

Well that's good to know but not reassuring to me in the slightest.  I read too many posts during the better part of a year waiting on P3dv3 support that basically tried putting the blame on LM for releasing too many updates, moreover; when I read admins basically telling patrons we should be thankful they're updating the product at all etc, etc it became clear to me that I had made a poor choice on what I bought... twice. BTW no need to ask me to prove or cite what I just stated because I see where those past threads have been sanitized and purged from the Ifly support forum...probably for the better.

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The reason for that is quite obvious :wink:

Not really.

 

PMDG products are just as open to piracy abuse but they wisely keep their support forums open to the public.

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Would a better option be we do away with our 30 day refund policy? There is a balance, and we have stuck to our 30 day policy because we believe it serves the customers the best.

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PMDG products are just as open to piracy abuse but they wisely keep their support forums open to the public.

 

True  but  at least  you know who post  in the ifly  forum has  actually  bought  the addon

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Would a better option be we do away with our 30 day refund policy? There is a balance, and we have stuck to our 30 day policy because we believe it serves the customers the best.

Don't mistake my remark for a lack of appreciation for your high quality work.

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Great product at a great price. 30 day return policy. Especially with the last point, why are we even debating this?

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Have the initial performance issues been sorted? are most users reporting at least no worse than PMDG?

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Have the initial performance issues been sorted?

 

Definitive yes. SP1a fixed whatever was requiring so many CPU cycles. Never bothered figuring out what was going on (although not sure if iFly ever disclosed what the issue was in the first place).

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Definitive yes. SP1a fixed whatever was requiring so many CPU cycles. Never bothered figuring out what was going on (although not sure if iFly ever disclosed what the issue was in the first place).

Excellent Im are a starter then. Will be interesting to compare it to PMDG but Im happy to give Ifly a chance as well especially at the current price

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All things considered, is it an aircraft that would satisfy those of us who like realistic airliners. I purchased the ifly 737NG for fsx and am quite happy with it. The ifly 747 v2 gets good reviews for Fsx but I was wondering if Prepar3d v3 users are happy with it and if there are any ongoing issues they are experiencing that aren't listed in the ifly support forums.

 

In other words, are users happy with this version

 

Steve

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I cant see FS2 crew for this plane. Did they not go ahead with it?

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I would not buy it if she was $10!

 

 

For those of us hoping to get help with a buying decision, that comment rates 0/10 for usefulness.

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That plane got me started in long haul flying in P3D, it has a fast cruise function (I don't remember the exact name) that's really great IMHO. Before purchasing it I never did any long haul, not enough time to do the flights in real time.

 

And I had to use their support, at some point and they did great. I definitely recommend.

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