Bert Pieke

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Hi Frank,

What is an AVSS?

Storm Scope, I have not turned it on.. and never use Radar in any of my airplanes.. :unsure:

As for adding new units in the panel... my guess is no, you see what you get.

Edit.. there is space, but you cannot access it..

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6 minutes ago, Bert Pieke said:

What is an AVSS?

Altitude and vertical speed selector

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Yes, i'm missing "my" Flight1 C421, too. And i'm very glad to have now a very nice alternaative from Alabeo.

My first flight was great, but there was some "bumping" while taxiing. Someone has the same issue here?

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16 minutes ago, fppilot said:

Altitude and vertical speed selector

OK, got it.. to the right of the pilot's yoke.

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1 hour ago, Bert Pieke said:

OK, got it.. to the right of the pilot's yoke.

Thank Bert. I should have looked closer at your screen shot, which shows enough to ID it.  Those on their site barely show portions of it. Glad its not somewhere like down around the fuel selectors.

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No, Frank, the cockpit layout is quite nice and functional.

The pitch wheel is down on the console, but I have relocated the AP popup clickspot so it is more convenient, so I have the choice of looking down, or popping it up, if I need to..

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I just bought this latest bird from Alabeo this afternoon and I absolutely love it as well. The layout of the instruments and cockpit view is really fantastic as it allows you to keep an eye on everything while at the same time having everything in front of the plane in clear sight. The GTN 750 being where it is also superb, especially when flying IFR RNAV approaches in bad weather.

Great plane.

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Humoring myself over this one..  I have in my fleet already the Real Air TDv2; Carenado's B58 Baron, C340, F406 Caravan II, and Beech C90B; and, Milviz's BE55 Baron, C310, and C310 Redux. So for instance, in IRL is the 421C a good choice over an F406 for more carrying capacity on longer flights?  So looking into my own fictional operating and maintenance cost analysis for fun.  Here is a discussion I found.  Some good reading....  Interesting how vulnerable the engines are...

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-306262.html

So has anyone got a good read on fuel burn per hr at say 20,000 or 22,000 and 210 knots TAS?

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I hope you don't think this is a dumb question (and certainly not sarcasm!) but how does it differ from Alabeo's C404 and C441 (even tho they are much older add-ons)?

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5 minutes ago, tamsini said:

I hope you don't think this is a dumb question (and certainly not sarcasm!) but how does it differ from Alabeo's C404 and C441 (even tho they are much older add-ons)?

Not about the Alabeo offereing, but unny you should ask because the IRL discussion at the link above includes comparative discussion of those models....

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The C421 has a lot of nostalgic value, since many of us have flown the Flight1 C421 in FS9.

It is just a joy to sit in the C421 cockpit once again  :cool:

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You guys are going to make me break my rule about Carenado/Alabeo purchases. Everyone seems to really like this release. The 421 is a beautiful machine for sure. Bert sure seems to like it.

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42 minutes ago, fppilot said:

 So for instance, in IRL is the 421C a good choice over an F406 for more carrying capacity on longer flights? 

The Carenado F406 feels like a utility truck compared to this C421 SUV..  I would compare it to the piston Duke, but with a more immersive cockpit.

Edit: Next best thing to having a Piston Duke with a GTN 750 in the panel..

Edited by Bert Pieke

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4 minutes ago, shivers9 said:

You guys are going to make me break my rule about Carenado/Alabeo purchases. Everyone seems to really like this release. The 421 is a beautiful machine for sure. Bert sure seems to like it.

I was thinking the same thing ....

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42 minutes ago, Bert Pieke said:

Next best thing to having a Piston Duke with a GTN 750 in the panel..

Arrrgghhh!  You're gonna make me break my promise not to spend any more money on Carabeo...

(It does look very nice!  And early reports are generally positive. And everybody seems to like the way it flies.  And there's that years long nostalgia factor.  And...)

Greg

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Finally home and credit card is out! Can't wait to fire it up!

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This must be a winner! Bert hasn't posted a fix yet in over 8 hours! ;) Grabbing this one over the weekend. I've been waiting for this one for a looooong time. I worked for a Cessna dealer 44 years ago and remember these coming to us brand new. Beautiful planes.

Don

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2 hours ago, Donmo said:

This must be a winner! Bert hasn't posted a fix yet in over 8 hours! 😉

I have submitted my autopilot fixes to Carenado.. if they do not include them in the update, I'll make them available separately.

 

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8 hours ago, Bert Pieke said:

I have submitted my autopilot fixes to Carenado.. if they do not include them in the update, I'll make them available separately.

 

I have never asked... but... what exactly the difference between, or relationship between Carenado and Alabeo?

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59 minutes ago, fppilot said:

I have never asked... but... what exactly the difference between, or relationship between Carenado and Alabeo?

They are basically the same company.

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4 hours ago, fppilot said:

I have never asked... but... what exactly the difference between, or relationship between Carenado and Alabeo?

They are the same.
Alabeo is the 'low-cost' variant, like Easy Jet 😄

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I am also pretty happy with this release. I think the sounds are one of the best parts of the package, but I may try to mix those to simulate an ANR headset.

I had a great flight from KXNA to KCLT at FL250 through some weather, and I think the stormscope works fairly well, and she handled the altitude well.

It's a gorgeous model, but I would definitely like to see a full size weather radar mounted in that big blank spot on the panel, and a GTN 750 on top of hat.

Hats off to Alabeo. This is my first purchase from them.

Looking forward to some repaints. Maybe Ron Atwood will like this model too. (fingers crossed)

Edited by rightseat

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On 5/31/2018 at 4:33 PM, Bert Pieke said:

No, Frank, the cockpit layout is quite nice and functional.

The pitch wheel is down on the console, but I have relocated the AP popup clickspot so it is more convenient, so I have the choice of looking down, or popping it up, if I need to..

Share the relocate line please.   (jumped the gun...sorry I now see you addressed this

 

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