Quackarov

Touring the world, rich boy style.

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Hello everyone,

 

I have a request from the great community of AVSIM.  I am looking for a fast, small touring aircraft that I can use to fill up my projectFLY passport.  I would prefer it to be jet-powered if possible.  Maybe a Bizjet.  I would also like to have a quality autopilot and nav system.  I have the F1 GTN 650 & 750 and the RealityXP 530 so if there is not built in screen, I can get around that.  Please no G1000.  I still cannot work that one very well.  Also not many companies do them well.  (COUGH CARENADO COUGH.)  Props would be fine, but like I said above it needs to be fast.  As much as I love seeing the world around me, I don't have all day.  I also run P3D v4, so please only aircrafts that are compatible.  I am fine with buying a P3D v3, but it has to 100% work in P3D v4.  

 

TL;DR :

For touring.

Preferably Jet, or fast prop.

Good AP and NAV System.

Preferably F1 GTN 750 or Reality XP 530 support. (Not required)

P3D V4 Compatibility required.

 

I look forward to the responses!

 

Best,

Andrew

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Hi!

Prop wise : Flight1 Beech 200

Jetwise : Xtremeprototypes GLJ Lear 25

Or Flightsimware Lear 35A

All three aircraft are masterpieces and the two jets have a full GTN750 integration. They should be what you are looking for, however, the range is only transcontinental, not intercontinental, meaning you will have to plan for a fuel stop if you want to cross the Atlantic.

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I would wait for the soon to be released Flysimware Falcon 50.

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If you want to go in full-on rich boy style and want a decent autopilot and decent range, there's really only one choice, and that's the Boeing Business Jet 3, which is essentially a private jet version of the 737-900ER. This is a rare bird indeed, with only seven having been produced by Boeing, so we are talking about joining a pretty exclusive club, but unlike in the real world, you can do that for a bargain price in P3D V4. Yeah it'd be cool to rock up to a Learjet on the GA ramp with someone you wanted to impress, but imagine going to one of the main stands at an international airport and walking them onto the jetway to board your own airliner. That'd be a bit more impressive.

The BBJ3 has ETOPS 180 Certification so you don't need to worry about getting anywhere in the world, it has additional fuel tanks for true intercontinental range, it cruises at Mach .79, which is not as fast as some, but it's still PDQ. There's none of that add some upgraded GPS avionics nonsense to it in P3D V4 either, it has a fully-simulated FMC plus a vast array of custom options for its avionics too. It is fully IFR capable right down to zero visibility landings thanks to its HGS. It has airstairs too, if you want to land somewhere private and unlike with a Learjet, where it's somewhat cramped, you can walk around in your BBJ and even sleep in one of its several beds. This is a proper rich boy's toy.

As far as the sim goes, the BBJ3 doesn't share the massive price tag of the real thing, in fact there's a good chance many people will already own it because it comes in the iFly 737 NG package, which is good because that just got a free upgrade to high res textures, and that was just about the only thing you could criticise about that product previously. And despite those tweaked graphics, it still gets blistering frame rates in P3D V4, so when you get to all those fancy add-on airports around the world, you won't find them being a slideshow.

The Boeing BBJ3 - Accept no substitute lol.

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Hi,

Is the Xtremeprototypes GLJ Lear 25 is "fully" compatible with P3Dv4?

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Even though it is a Carenado title, I love the Citation 550.  It has a fine autopilot and I modified it slightly to include the P3DV4 default gps as a popup 2D window.  It can land so perfectly well, and cover a fair distance almost as fast as two pilot jets.  I feel its flight model is remarkable and it flies close to the real life numbers.  For speed control in cruise climb, you have a choice of setting the climb rate, or using pitch to control airspeed during cruise climb, which is what I like to do.  Pitch for speed, thrust for altitude, the way I was taught to fly in real life so you can hold the sweet spot during climb and cruise.  The workload on the aircraft is easy, not overwhelming for a single pilot which is how we fly in sims anyway.  When I fly it I imagine taking my former colleagues on a team building exercise from Phoenix to Vegas, lol....

John

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How rich a Rich Boy are you Andrew?😉

For a maga wallet, considering you want a world tour in P3dv4. Well I'd buy a nice Dreamliner. The 787_8 has everything you require. Include the superb "Jump Ahead" feature in the FMC. So you can fly across the pond in 20 seconds and then concentrate on some interesting STARs. A superb glass cockpit with touch screens. A superb fly by wire system and has full integration with MCE.

For a medium wallet, the Flysimware Lear Jet. Very 1970's but you get to fly the aircraft instead of letting the AP do it all.

There is the Phenom, but it's the "Caranedo"...Integrates beautifully with the GTN 750 curtesy of Bert Peak!....Does fly nicely though and looks lovely!

But if your quite rich and like military. Why not pick up a surplus F/A 18e from VRS? That baby has full GPS navigation, full auto pilot, fly by wire, full self defense capability...I mean no one will want to mess up your approach will they? Comes in a choice of liveries including Blue Angels, for that pure show boating "let's buzz the tower" Tom Cruise moment! Comes with FLIR, LLTV, IR HUD, IR Helmet mounted sight, air to air radar modes, TWS, VS, RWS, HI, LOW and Interleaved. Full synthetic ground mapping radar......in fact everything the DCS one should be but isn't! Lol!

If you have all day and like looking at scenery low down, then the A2A Commanche is as real as it gets. 

Happy simming!

David

 

 

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23 hours ago, Simicro said:

Hi,

Is the Xtremeprototypes GLJ Lear 25 is "fully" compatible with P3Dv4?

It's a great jet but there are some issues with dynamic lighting (if you have dynamic lighting selected in P3D options and you turn on the landing or taxi lights, they light up the whole cockpit).

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JC_YYZ, thank you. I have dynamic lighting off.

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Do you have destinations and flight plans in mind?  I'd go with what Bert suggested... I'm also considering doing the same one day 🙂

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I'm a third of the way on an around America tour with a TBM850 which is turboprop and fast and can fly high or low so you can see all that expensive orbx scenery you've bought and quickly too.

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Just bought the GLJ25 yesterday. It has full P3D v4 compatibility and it's completely worth it. It has Fligh1 GTN compatibility, and I honestly can't see myself flying it without it. But just because it lacks a GPS doesn't mean it's bad. It's very well modeled and I think it uses as many resources of FS as possible.

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