Alexandre6463

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Hi,

I'm looking for a new "small" commercial aircraft. My choices are Aerosoft CRJ 700/900, Majestic Q400 or maybe the new captain sim 757captain III, or any other suggestion. ( I really don't like the Q400 FMC programming though).

 

FYI : I already own PMDG products 

 

Thank you for you suggestion or comments about those products !!!

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Maybe the upcoming PMDG Jetstream?

I have no idea when it's to be released, but it is small and commercial.

It does not have an FMC (or it does) as there's some question about what will be in the release. I'm sure someone will chime in if I have it wrong.

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9 minutes ago, RichieFly said:

Maybe the upcoming PMDG Jetstream?

I have no idea when it's to be released, but it is small and commercial.

It does not have an FMC (or it does) as there's some question about what will be in the release. I'm sure someone will chime in if I have it wrong.

 Thanks ! interesting option if it comes with an FMC.

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The Majestic Dash 8 is unquestionably the best among your choices :)

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The PMDG J4100 will be released without the original FMC and will instead use the GTN 750 (and not sure about the reality XP version).

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It is important to state we don't believe the GTN750 will be bundled with the Jetstream 41, you will have to own it to see it (otherwise you will have to make do with a customised version of the default GPS 500 PMDG have made).

The Majestic Q400 is undoubtedly the best of all the airliners you've mentioned, and arguably the best airliner for FSX/P3D full stop. What's your issue with the FMS programming, it's just a slightly different method to learn but doesn't really take any longer?

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TFDI 717...A very nice "little" Great aircraft !

Regards,

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2 hours ago, DrumsArt said:

TFDI 717...A very nice "little" Great aircraft !

Regards,

I agree.  Fly it all the time and love it.  

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4 hours ago, ckyliu said:

It is important to state we don't believe the GTN750 will be bundled with the Jetstream 41, you will have to own it to see it (otherwise you will have to make do with a customised version of the default GPS 500 PMDG have made).

Sorry - I never meant to imply that the GTN would be part of the package. You must have a separate purchase for it.

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Want to really get some piloting skills in a realistic way, the Majestic Q400 will do it. 

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If you don't mind turboprops, Majestic Q400, as many wrote above, is the very best option to choose.
No bugs (I'm aware of), awesome flight dynamics, stellar performance, study level but at the same time, pure pleasure to fly. :smile:

The two mentioned regional jets are nice but not there yet.

As for 757 - it is hardly a 'small aircraft'. If you see it like this, take FSL A320 or PMDG NGX into account.
Captain Sim 757? I don't know. I have rather mixed experience with this developer.

Leonardo MD-82 will no doubt be a great simulation too but since it's not out yet, I couldn't really recommend it at this moment.

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I have the Majestic Pro - very realistic dynamics and beautiful graphics in and out:  But take it off auto-pilot and it's a b*t*h to hand-fly, especially to land in any slight crosswind -  also it took me a while to learn, and to program the FMS.  I think this aircraft will require a lot of your time in the learning curve... 

 

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11 hours ago, Alexandre6463 said:

Hi,

I'm looking for a new "small" commercial aircraft. My choices are Aerosoft CRJ 700/900, Majestic Q400 or maybe the new captain sim 757captain III, or any other suggestion. ( I really don't like the Q400 FMC programming though).

 

FYI : I already own PMDG products 

 

Thank you for you suggestion or comments about those products !!!

I can recommend the Majestic Dash Q, although you don't like the FMC it is the way it works in real world.

Simbol 

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Hello all,

These aircraft do not have the depth and complexity of the ones already mentioned but you could also try the Feel There Embraers (100,135/145, 175/195) which I believe have all been updated to P3Dv4.

As stated, not very complex but they are fun to fly. I have found support to be a bit dodgy but it is there through their forums.

Cheers

Tony

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2 hours ago, FlightSimmer68 said:

I don't understand the hate for the Majestic FMC. It takes about 5 minutes to figure out and not much longer to actually program.

I've not tried this, but it might be a timesaver:

http://up2sky.dyndns.org/FPRConverter/index.php

Once you have some explain it to you, you will never have a problem again, you very well may come to like it!

Tell you what, I'll be flying the Dash this evening (and streaming at https://gaming.youtube.com/c/OnlineVirtualPilotsAssociation), and I'll create and upload a short CDU tutotial that will explain how use it and navigate around it, and why it functions the way it does.  That I'm sure will be helpful for you.

Best wishes.

 

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2 hours ago, simbol said:

I can recommend the Majestic Dash Q, although you don't like the FMC it is the way it works in real world.

Simbol 

The FMS in the Q400 is fine, just requires a bit of study to master it. I can program a flight plan into it quickly and with zero problems, same goes for SIDs, Stars and VNav. 

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9 hours ago, Bobsk8 said:

The FMS in the Q400 is fine, just requires a bit of study to master it. I can program a flight plan into it quickly and with zero problems, same goes for SIDs, Stars and VNav. 

Like you said it will requires a bit of study !

10 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

Once you have some explain it to you, you will never have a problem again, you very well may come to like it!

Tell you what, I'll be flying the Dash this evening (and streaming at https://gaming.youtube.com/c/OnlineVirtualPilotsAssociation), and I'll create and upload a short CDU tutotial that will explain how use it and navigate around it, and why it functions the way it does.  That I'm sure will be helpful for you.

Best wishes.

 

I finally made my decision. I will purchase the Q400 pro next week !! 

DaveCT2003 I did not have the chance to watch you live but I will check the tutorial for sure!!

Thank you everyone for your comments!

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14 hours ago, Alexandre6463 said:

DaveCT2003 I did not have the chance to watch you live but I will check the tutorial for sure!!

 

I didn't do it live (though I'm always happy to), but I just finished recording it (had some medical stuff come up for me and my wife) and I'll upload it later tonight.

Best wishes.

 

 

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20 hours ago, Alexandre6463 said:

Like you said it will requires a bit of study !

I finally made my decision. I will purchase the Q400 pro next week !! 

DaveCT2003 I did not have the chance to watch you live but I will check the tutorial for sure!!

Thank you everyone for your comments!

You won't regret it.  :biggrin:

 

Bill

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6 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

 

I didn't do it live (though I'm always happy to), but I just finished recording it (had some medical stuff come up for me and my wife) and I'll upload it later tonight.

Best wishes.

 

 

I will look at it for sure and learn haha 

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On 1/9/2018 at 2:35 AM, Alexandre6463 said:

DaveCT2003 I did not have the chance to watch you live but I will check the tutorial for sure!!

 

I've uploaded the Dash 8 Flight Plan video to my Dropbox.  You can download it HERE.

Best wishes.

 

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Thanks Dave, very well done video. Nice to see the route maps as you explain the data entries. I learned a lot.

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