blaird22

If money were no object, what add-ons would you get?

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Being new to P3Dv4 (a refugee from FSX), I'm looking to make my sim look and feel as realistic as possible.  I've scoured these forums looking for reviews, and have found them quite helpful.  But there's a lot of forums and a lot of opinions.  So I pose this question:

Assume your system is up to spec, and you have money to burn.  Besides aircraft, what add-ons would you get (scenery, weather, ATC, and AI mainly but I won't hate you if you give me other ideas) to optimize the look and feel of your sim?  Looking for results over value. Thanks in advance!!

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Every payware scenery (Orbx-quality) available!

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I'd have a  Boeing 747-800 in my garden.might upset the Nieghbours when i start her up in the mornings tho..:-)

you did say money was no object

  steve

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44 minutes ago, tamsini said:

Every payware scenery (Orbx-quality) available!

Me to Mario..

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51 minutes ago, Sethos1988 said:

All of them

Including Wilco :cool:?

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addons for flight sim aren't terribly expensive in the grand scheme of things.  I can have anything I want, just can't have everything I want.  If money were actually no object,  I would probably go for a full motion rig cockpit with all of the hardware, and would pay the many hundreds/thousands needed for Garmin nav updates for the GTN.  and if money would REALLY be no object, I would perform a hostile takeover of a couple developers, have them produce the products/sims that I want, and then have them distributed as freeware.

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These are great suggestions, but I was going for more of a "I don't mind spending $50 to get accurate weather at altitude, a premium ATC/AI setup, etc" type question (hence "add-ons" in the title).  Although if I had a front yard, I'd totally have a 747-8 there, a full motion cockpit inside, etc (if money TRULY was no object at least)

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2 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

I'd just go back to real flying 

I'm 6'8".  I can barely fit in a car, let alone a cockpit.  Last I looked, the military had a MAX height of 6'5".  I flew a Piper (don't remember the specific model) back in the day, most legroom of any plane they had at that airport and BARELY was able to last an hour in there.  Unfortunately, that isn't in the cards for someone of my size.  So simming it is!

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A full motion 737 simulator! I know it's not an addon.

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1 hour ago, ryanbatcund said:

I'd just go back to real flying 

Yeah. I'd buy a nice Beechcraft twin. Maybe a P-Baron or a turbo Duke. Hell, money no object? A hanger or two full of aircraft.

Seriously. All PMDG aircraft, all Orbix and FlyTampa scenery. And...Active Sky with Cloud Art. And..whatever that payware mesh product is. Oh! and all the A2A aircraft. Throw in the FSL A320x and the Q400 for good measure. That's just for P3D. X-Plane is a whole 'nother list.

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1 hour ago, blaird22 said:

I'm 6'8".  I can barely fit in a car, let alone a cockpit.  Last I looked, the military had a MAX height of 6'5".  I flew a Piper (don't remember the specific model) back in the day, most legroom of any plane they had at that airport and BARELY was able to last an hour in there.  Unfortunately, that isn't in the cards for someone of my size.  So simming it is!

I feel for you.

I had a student about your size that insisted that he learn to fly a Mooney. After he shoehorned himself in, we didn't even start the engine. His head was literally resting on his shoulder and his knees were entangled with the yoke. Very sad memory.  It's hard to say no, but this time it was obvious the flight wasn't gonna happen.

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4 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

I feel for you.

I had a student about your size that insisted that he learn to fly a Mooney. After he shoehorned himself in, we didn't even start the engine. His head was literally resting on his shoulder and his knees were entangled with the yoke. Very sad memory.  It's hard to say no, but this time it was obvious the flight wasn't gonna happen.

You're an instructor?  Are there any planes I could fit in you think?  I've kinda given up hope on flying for real.  Which sucks because I wanted to be a pilot since I was a kid

With that being said, you would all look up to me, and that is totally worth it!

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2 hours ago, blaird22 said:

These are great suggestions, but I was going for more of a "I don't mind spending $50 to get accurate weather at altitude, a premium ATC/AI setup, etc" type question (hence "add-ons" in the title)

That's not what you asked though... 

In any case, I think you should invest in AS16+ASCA and add PTA and Envtex for the sky. FTX Global, LC and Trees for the ground. It will totally overhaul the environment outside of the aircraft and give you hours of enjoyment as you watch the world go by. 

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Probably would get a real simulator.

KLM_simulator_credit_RTV-NH_Doron-Sajet.

 

With one like this who needs Quality Wings.

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1 minute ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

Probably would get a real simulator.

KLM_simulator_credit_RTV-NH_Doron-Sajet.

 

With one like this who needs Quality Wings.

But does it have wingflex?

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3 hours ago, tamsini said:

Including Wilco :cool:?

Even better.. including Abacus.  :laugh:

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Just now, blaird22 said:

But does it have wingflex?

:blink: Uhhhhhh.....no external views...but it has flashy buttons and stuff. :biggrin:

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56 minutes ago, blaird22 said:

...  Are there any planes I could fit in you think?  I've kinda given up hope on flying for real.  Which sucks because I wanted to be a pilot since I was a kid

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The Beechcraft are roomy. That's the only general aviation mass produced single engine aircraft I can think of.

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12 minutes ago, joemiller said:

A yoke? Oh, man. 

I have the yoke, the control loading system for the rudders, pitch and roll that's hydraulically feed. Its like 25K. 

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