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Best aircraft currently available for v4?

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Hi All,

I have scenery and airports to fly to, great looking weather, what my v4 is currently missing is decent aircraft to do my 2 hours jaunts from UK to the mediterranean

In v3 I lived in the Carenado Phenoms, PC-12 and the Aerosoft Airbus

Other than the PMDG mega tube liners, what other great aircraft are currently compatible or even just working in P3D v4 for under 1000nm flights?

thanks

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Officially? I don't think anything in that category yet. Still waiting on the Aerosoft Airbus installers. The TFDi 717 has released a beta version for v4 for customers who would like to participate, seems to be working great for myself. As for your Carenado aircraft, those have yet to be updated and they are working on that as we speak. 

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I highly recommend TFDI 717, as Andrew mentioned above. A real pleasure to (sim) fly.

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Aircraft, understandably, do seem as though they are going to lag a bit don't they.

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As per posts elsewhere, some of the Carenados work great, but nothing is officially compatible. All fsx default aircraft are also functional.

Other than PMDG, the only payware aircraft that I have flown that is officially compatible is the Twin Otter. Decent plane.

Dino also has a bunch of payware-quality military jets that are v4 compatible, these ones are free and I have 4 installed - worth checking out.

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If I could ask where did you find Dino's miltary a/c you are talking about. Do any of them have a 2D cockpit?.

 

Thanks 

 

Nelson

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1 hour ago, PWJT8D said:

Officially? I don't think anything in that category yet. Still waiting on the Aerosoft Airbus installers. The TFDi 717 has released a beta version for v4 for customers who would like to participate, seems to be working great for myself. As for your Carenado aircraft, those have yet to be updated and they are working on that as we speak. 

Just an FYI for Aerosoft that it will no longer be a free update.

http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/110849-aerosoft-a330-preview/&page=197#comment-820520

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1 hour ago, tamsini said:

I highly recommend TFDI 717, as Andrew mentioned above. A real pleasure to (sim) fly.

It's in Beta non? I'm waiting for this too. But I agree good addition.

 

Check. I see the previous post noted beta.

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15 minutes ago, Lenny777 said:

It's in Beta non? I'm waiting for this too. But I agree good addition.

 

Check. I see the previous post noted beta.

Yes still in beta but if you join the beta-testers group, you get automatic updates as they happen. Details on their website.

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1 hour ago, OzWhitey said:

As per posts elsewhere, some of the Carenados work great,

Do you know which ones and how?

Could you link a brother up?

thanks

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17 minutes ago, tamsini said:

Yes still in beta but if you join the beta-testers group, you get automatic updates as they happen. Details on their website.

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, EGLD said:

Do you know which ones and how?

Could you link a brother up?

thanks

Russ Cisco and I spent a fair bit of time testing all the Carenados we could lay our hands on. Early planes from this manufacturer are mostly fine, and have great frame rates.

I'm flying the C152 right now with my Oculus, the performance is excellent. To quote from that thread:

The following Carenado planes are flyable:

  • Cessna 152 - no problems
  • Cessna 172N - no problems
  • Cessna 172N Float - no problems
  • Cessna 182 - only one gauge (attitude indicator), but flies well
  • T-34 Mentor: Some missing gauges, but flies well.
  • Seneca II: Not transparent, but missing gauges. Flight test OK.
  • Piper Archer: flies well, mostly functional but missing turn coordinator and VSI
  • Cherokee - OK visually and flew as expected, but some of the instruments were missing.
  • Mooney M20J - flies well, but only airspeed indicator, attitude indicator and GPS are functional.

If you're interested in Carenados, read the original thread (it started as a specific test of the C337H, but turned into a general Carenado free-for-all!).

You won't have much luck with the newer planes BUT some of them work much better than I expected e.g. the SR22 custom G1000 PFD and ND work suprisingly well, the plane is just challenging to fly... For more details on the failures as well as the successes:

Good luck!

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The TFDi is a really nice (and alternate) airplane. Nice for a change sometimes.

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If you want something fast and capable whilst not not needing a 5 figure LDA then the Lancair Legacy is a really good little IFR ship. 2 Hours would still be a bit of a stretch but if you fly a tight route it will get you there pretty quick. For routes around the Euro IFR area then in real life I use: https://www.autorouter.aero/userhome and it works great for sims also.

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Well if you are tired of A320, B737, B777 and B747 since we flying those for decades, here I list you best freeware planes/models (because there is literally no good payware in that area):

- Project Airbus A380  (Abacus have a A380 panel, but their flight model and dynamics are awful)

- FSPainter A350 "rikoooo" made that brilliant AI aircraft flyable (I use just the very good A330 panel from CLS/Justflight)

- TDS B787 (Using a freeware B787 panel what is a merge of the stock FSX 777 and new 787 elements)

- for GA/CA: Cessna Citation X "Ultra Package" from simviation. (Just using panel from CRJ 700 from IRIS)

 

Of course if you want a 1:1 realistic VC panel for all these planes you can not fly them since there is nothing good out and in the making so far for my knowledge.

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+1 for the Twin Otter. Cool little aircraft, some nice variations in the builds that you get and there are great liveries for it too. But then, i'm just a sucker for a twin turbo prop, so... 

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Be patient. Many are coming but they'll take a bit of time to be tested for v4.

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Just finished a flight with the 717 TFDi from ENBR to ENGM. Perfect flight. Very happy I could get the beta because I missed this plane. Works with GSX as well.

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4 hours ago, touchdown84 said:

While I wait for my A2A planes to get v4 updates I really enjoy flying Ant's Eaglet, which got an official v4 update (http://www.antsairplanes.com/eaglet.html). Really worth the price for all the features it has.

 

Hey, thanks for the tip on the Eaglet!  There's even a free full featured demo float version available for P3Dv4!  Fun plane for sure, look forward to getting to know it better.

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12 hours ago, be77solo said:

Hey, thanks for the tip on the Eaglet!  There's even a free full featured demo float version available for P3Dv4!  Fun plane for sure, look forward to getting to know it better.

Ditto!  I just checked out the floats demo and that's a very nice little LSA.

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Matijs Kok's comments are pretty interesting especially on the demand side for Addons for v4.  It is clear that this version of P3D is going to be a juggernaut. 

Now I won the CRJ in that 24 hour charity event last year and I continue to wonder is he will remember ??

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Sadly, my Majestic bird is a ways away.

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