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Interest for an update on the B55 and/or C310 ?

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Hi Folks,

 

Just happened to be perusing the support forum over at MilViz and noticed a fairly recent post where Colin mentioned the "possibility" of considering updates for the B55 and C310...

 

"We're potentially going to revamp the 310 and the B55 up to today's standards."

 

Just to be clear - this doesn't appear to be a commitment - but I was wondering if I'm the only one enthusiastic about this prospect ???

 

The C310 is hands down the BEST light twin out there in my book and a joy to fly... An update would be more than welcome as it's the only light twin I fly... The B55 is almost as good - but - I'm convinced it has a bit of an issue with the FDE that I've mentioned before which prevents me from flying it...

 

Anyway - just wanted to voice my enthusiastic support for this...

 

It's also nice to hear the Beaver appears to be on short final - they just opened a support forum for it over at MilViz... Been a while since we've had a true GA plane from them...

 

Regards,

Scott

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It's also nice to hear the Beaver appears to be on short final

 

I will be all over this one  :smile:

 

Mark

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I would also be interested, although not sure what they could do to improve them?

 

Cheers

Martin

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It's also nice to hear the Beaver appears to be on short final - they just opened a support forum for it over at MilViz... Been a while since we've had a true GA plane from them...

I suppose four months since the Bobcat could be considered "a while" (sic)... Just%20Kidding.gif

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Hi Bill,

 

Ooops :blink:

 

Sorry - LOL - I did forget about that one - probably because I'd never even heard of a Bobcat before MilViz released info on it... Apologies...

 

Regards,

Scott

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I would also welcome an "updated" version of their 310R even though I enjoy their current version of this twin.

 

Raymie

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Absolutely, the 310 is one of the top twins available.  I would buy an update for it for sure.  I am really looking forward to the MU-2 as well, I hope it is still on track.  

 

Cheers

TJ

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The B-55 is pretty nice. I'm not sure what they are considering for an update unless it is to make it compatible with 64 bit.

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The B-55 is pretty nice. I'm not sure what they are considering for an update unless it is to make it compatible with 64 bit.

 

Ah for X-plane! good idea! :)

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I would also be interested, although not sure what they could do to improve them?

 

 

Cockpit vibrations as in the Bobcat. Excellent enhancement to the immersion factor of flying a small piston aircraft. And the cockpit textures of the Cessna 310 could be improved. The B55 already looks great.

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Hi Folks,

Yeah - cockpit vibrations sound great...

My punch list would be:

 

B55

  • As I've mentioned before - the FDE both "B" and "E" models - you can't fly at published approach speeds without the nose of the plane unrealistically pitching up... If you fly the correct approach speed with the correct sight picture - the plane is unrealistically descending at greater than 2500 FPM...
  • The glass needed some improvement - too transparent - there was a freeware mod somewhere that greatly improved the glass...
  • For painters - the left and right side of the nose are not mapped the same - you have to work REALLY REALLY hard to get symmetrical lines on both sides... My hats off to you Ron...
  • I'd love to see that Century autopilot activated for something different to fly with...
  • While MilViz graciously included the "E" model as an extra - the model itself is missing the required air scoops on the engine nacelles that the "E" model has...
  • F1 GNS Support for those so inclined...
  • Single GTN installs with Weather Radar...
  • Cockpit vibrations...

 

C310

  • Some upgraded VC textures would be nice...
  • One thing I've always wondered about is what's with that ghosted shadow of a button on the KAP-140 autopilot ???
  • Single GTN installs with Weather Radar...
  • F1 GNS Support for those so inclined...
  • Cockpit vibrations...

 

Regards,

Scott

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Totally agree Scott - the MV C310 is the best twin to fly in the sim.  I believe the FDE was created by Rob Young, which if correct, explains why it feels so real and lively to fly. :smile:

 

Is the ghosted button the KAP140 perhaps where the FD button would be (if fitted) ?

 

So would love a re-modelled C310, with latest generation texturing and better (less clunky) GTN750 integration.

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Hi Bill,

 

Hah - now if Rob did the FDE - that explains a lot - I'd buy anything with that guys name on it - sight unseen... They should advertise it more on the purchase page - as it's truly a selling point... I should have added a note on my list - don't touch the FDE as it's perfect - LOL... I've got some time in light twins and it seems spot on - you nailed it with "lively"...

 

I believe B. Stolle did the FDE for the B55 and he is a well liked/respected FDE developer as well - but the approach still needs a bit of work... I managed to get my hands on the full POH for the B55 and the approach speed with full flaps is listed as 90 KIAS which seems hard to do in the model as you'll be seeing nothing but sky...

 

Regards,
Scott

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Bernt Stolle did all of our FDE's until he quit about a year ago.  He's no longer doing any (afaik) FD work for anyone.

 

We are redoing the C310R texture work and MIGHT redo the soundset as well... Functionality will be redone as well.

 

The B-55... not sure.  That said, if we were to do so, we would remove the E-55 from the product as we never intended to model another aircraft.

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Hi Colin,

 

Thanks so much for stopping in and posting - also clarifying - truly appreciate the update... I think we're all fans of your teams work...

 

I'm actually a Beech guy - so here's to hoping you get around to the B55 - it's just as of this moment - the C310 is the better plane...

 

OBTW: I had a good chuckle a while back when I noticed Alabeo started work on a C310 - my first thought was - - - seriously - LOL ???

 

Keep up the good work...

 

Regards,
Scott

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The C310 is hands down the BEST light twin out there in my book and a joy to fly...

 

I agree 100%. So, yes, count me in as well.

 

Mike

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I fully support anything MilViz does or will do.

 

You guys produce super products and I am behind you, fwiw.

 

How's the King Air coming?  :wink:

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Hi Folks,

 

Most know about the can of worms with the KA - just a humble request to keep this thread on topic...

 

Light Twins...

 

Regards,

Scott

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We are redoing the C310R texture work and MIGHT redo the soundset as well... Functionality will be redone as well.

 

There are no modern high quality GA twins available anymore (tear drop), so this is indeed good news.

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The B55 panel is one of the best looking of any GA out there, really gives that sense of immersion for that period.,  Would love to see something similar done with the C310.

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Hi Folks,

 

Concur - whomever did the artwork on the B55 panel really outdid themselves - as it truly conveys a sense of being there while being beautiful as well... To be fair though - Beechcraft is like the Cadilac - while Cessna is like the Chevy - so their panels are usually prettier in real life compared to the more spartan Cessna's... I'm really hoping they look at the FDE on the B55 - as I'd like to blow the cobwebs off it and fly it again...

 

Regards,

Scott

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