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Hey everyone!

Got a bit of spare cash for the first time in a while this month and was looking to pick up some add-ons for FSX: Steam Edition. Just wondering what some of the better or more popular add ons are, i don't have any real preference when it comes to aircraft type, just want some new experiences beyond the default stuff.

Any good scenery add-ons or effects plug in suggestions would be appreciated too.

Thanks all :)

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Anything by PMDG for Boeings.

For Airbus, either FSL (FlightSimLabs) or if your system is not too recent, the Aerosoft Airbus.
 

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Best helicopter by a very long way: http://www.dodosim.com/fsx206.html

Excellent simulation of an older Airbus airliner which will run well on a reasonably modest system: http://www.simchecksoftware.com/

The absolute best airliner simulation (in terms of realism) which you can get is this one: https://www.flightsimlabs.com/index.php/a3xx-master-series-a320-3/

An very good simulation of the famous Boeing airliner, which will run well on a reasonably modest system and includes lots of variants: https://www.precisionmanuals.com/pages/products/FSX/747QOTSII.html

Fantastic value set of 737 NGs, with pretty much every variant of the real thing, which also runs well on a fairly modest system: http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=iflyfsx

Best GA prop aeroplanes by far: https://a2asimulations.com/product-category/fsx/

Best weather: http://hifisimtech.com/as16/#buynow

The absolute swiss army knife of ATC/co-pilot add-ons, one which lets you talk to air traffic control, talk to your co-pilot, have your co-pilot operate the aeroplane for you, etc, etc. It's quite pricey, but it is worth every penny: http://www.multicrewxp.com/

If you prefer cheap and cheerful stuff which runs very well on modest computers and is dirt cheap to buy, then give Virtualcol a look (also note that there 'where to buy' link takes you to a few good places to look, such as simshack etc): https://www.virtualcol.com/products.php?kcmdlnk=catalogo

If you like reasonably inexpensive classic aeroplanes, this place is worth checking out (their Boeing B17F/G Flying Fortress is especially good): https://www.aeroplaneheaven.com/index.php#products

Note that if you want to have a good nosey about for stuff to see what is available, the Flight 1 website is worth a look, as it offers a refund policy on stuff if you are not happy. Also worth a look at, is the Just Flight website, since it sells a lot of stuff and has a very good loyalty bonus scheme, which comes in handy of you are buying a few things, as it can save you quite a bit of money:

http://www.flight1.com/

https://www.justflight.com/

Not always the cheapest place to buy from, but nevertheless quite comprehensive for browsing about: https://secure.simmarket.com/default-en.html

 

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Best GA bizjer--Carenado Cessna Citation 550 with loads of steam gauges and a great autopilot and cruise climb mode.

Other recommendations here are all good, take your pick!

John

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All of the above suggestions are great!  My favorite addons because they affect the whole experience and immersion of flying are Active Sky Next and Orbx FTX Global.

Good luck and have fun!

Airbus

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Premier Aircraft Design or PAD https://www.premaircraft.com/ for short has a good library of all types of planes, they're free. read the first introductory page.

 

Berlopez

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 3:22 PM, AviationPlus said:

Hey everyone!

Got a bit of spare cash for the first time in a while this month and was looking to pick up some add-ons for FSX: Steam Edition. Just wondering what some of the better or more popular add ons are, i don't have any real preference when it comes to aircraft type, just want some new experiences beyond the default stuff.

Any good scenery add-ons or effects plug in suggestions would be appreciated too.

Thanks all 🙂

Hi,

Euhhh …. Why wait with expanding your experiance beyond the default stuff, untill you have spare cash to spend ??
With ton's  of great freeware addons available ??

That aside:
"payware" doesn't necessarily mean it's "better" then available "freeware".
A good example being Maryadi's freeware MV22 Osprey addon.

Besides, some really out-of-the-ordinary addons are only availble as freeware.
All  depending on the type of addon's you are looking for ……

Just saying that you don't have to spend any cash PerSé,  to enhance your flightsim experiance ..

Rob

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I agree with rcbarend: "payware" doesn't necessarily mean it's "better" then available "freeware".On some occasion I have purchased payware addons, that haave proved to be a flop for my simming experience aand frustrating for my pocket, as most companies that market these have the last say in the small writting at the end of an agreement and there are No refunds. I have stuck by freeware and PAD is an excellent example of people that enjoy supplying us with good software and take responsability for any shortcomings, ( See theire fixes section)

 

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On one occasion I had a very good experience with a supporter from a Company that is well known to the community, I refrain from mentioning its' name because I don't want to seem as I am advertising. The supporter even helped me fix the addonn as they were some problems that had not been solved when marketed; It had some navigation issues which he help me correct. There are other excellent sites that provide very good support via theire forums or special support pages, as we all may know.

 

Berlopez

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