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Darn it! I was just loading up to start a flight KJAC-KIDA.

The site looks great. Lots of info.


Now I know some of you don't read manuals.

From Sean via email concerning manuals:

The manuals for the Vertx DA62 are currently in progress.

You can download the real DA62 flight manual from here:
http://support.diamond-air.at/da62_afm_bas+M52087573ab0.html

And the real G1000 manual can be found here:
https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/searchManuals.faces?refresh=true

Select: Aviation / Flight Decks / G1000 Diamond DA62 
(be sure not to download the G1000 NXi manual, it is quite different to the classic G1000 modeled in the Vertx DA62).

 

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It is not for sale yet.  Omg - I was about to buy it.  What a tease

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Beautiful!  Waiting is going to be painful.  😊

Bill

 

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Now that the website is up and running I don’t think we will have very long to wait.

I’ve been waiting on a modern GA twin like this in P3D for a long time so can hold on for a bit longer 🙂

Based on the quality of Sean’s past work and the details and screenshots show on his website I think this is going to be 1st class.

Plus he has stated that he is going to continue to improve the Garmin 1000 in the DA62 and no doubt incorporate this in more of his upcoming planes.

 

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"Coming Early December"

Love his website, I'll say one thing, I've seen hype before...but this "hype" I believe. I've seen a lot  planes hyped before and after a while you tend to distrust it. I'll go out on a limb and say "I believe every word of this hype" So there it is, and when it arrives I suggest you plop your money down. 

The term "hype" is generally used in a degrading sense. In the above paragraph, I didn't use it that way, at all.  

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The Realair aircraft have to rate as all time classics and the fact we can use them in P3D4 almost unmodified proves it.

On that basis, I'll be buying immediately on release. Sean's reputation precedes him.

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I am confused about something from the web site.  It states it uses the sim's database... ok... but it says it flys GPS LPV approaches with vertical guidance.  This would imply WAAS approaches, which are not part of the sim's database.  I do not believe the current sim database even knows what an LPV approach actually is.  I certainly see no information in the SDK regarding approaches that indicates it can define an LPV glidepath.  So... I'm a bit confused.

The modeling looks impressive and it certainly has a really long list of features.  I will be watching this one.

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OMG...Just seen this...looks amazing...

 

Not a great lover of "Glass" cockpits but this looks a must have..

 

Dave

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I fly Realair planes 95% of the time. Like Dave I hope the glass cockpit is not a frame rate killer.But am so happy Sean is back developing planes..

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11 minutes ago, reecemj said:

I hope the glass cockpit is not a frame rate killer.

Your computer should have no fps problems while simming with this masterpiece. 😀

BTW, a state-of-the-art bird deserves a state-of-the-art website. Sean did a very nice job!

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Judging by the website info, this plane is insane! Feels like actually buying the real thing. Anyone know how much virtual insurance is?

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4 hours ago, WarpD said:

I am confused about something from the web site.  It states it uses the sim's database... ok... but it says it flys GPS LPV app...

I'm getting a slight bit confused also about the "sim's database" statements. Will it utilize  fsaerodata updates if installed? Most navigation systems from recent, complex flightsim aircraft have navaid data files that can be modified once Navigraph has been given the format by the developer and approves it. I'm going to wait and see what early users say before buying.

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What do you all this the price will be?  I would have to think something like $60 or $70 ?  I can't imagine it lower and much higher they are getting into PMDG, FSL territory.

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4 minutes ago, MarkW said:

What do you all this the price will be?  I would have to think something like $60 or $70 ?  I can't imagine it lower and much higher they are getting into PMDG, FSL territory.

You are probably right on the price but it’s worth it to me. I like fast high and low flying GA a/c. I guess one could read how excited we are and raise the price.Am still buying.😃

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Even if it is a g1000 it is still less complex aircraft than a liner so I would expect a price range more around 40 / 50$.

but time will tell.

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Hey no one has answered this.  Does this aircraft have window rain/snow effects.  I was just comparing this Aerobask's DA62 for Xplane11 which has the rain/snow effects.

 

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5 hours ago, WarpD said:

I am confused about something from the web site.  It states it uses the sim's database... ok... but it says it flys GPS LPV approaches with vertical guidance.  This would imply WAAS approaches, which are not part of the sim's database.  I do not believe the current sim database even knows what an LPV approach actually is.  I certainly see no information in the SDK regarding approaches that indicates it can define an LPV glidepath.  So... I'm a bit confused.

The modeling looks impressive and it certainly has a really long list of features.  I will be watching this one.

BINGO, that's part of what I was wondering about:

 

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26 minutes ago, jabloomf1230 said:

I'm getting a slight bit confused also about the "sim's database" statements. Will it utilize  fsaerodata updates if installed? Most navigation systems from recent, complex flightsim aircraft have navaid data files that can be modified once Navigraph has been given the format by the developer and approves it. I'm going to wait and see what early users say before buying.

I was not confused, but seriously concerned. I hope this concern is addressed, because it would be a total shame to have another wonderfully modeled Garmin navigation system that has outdated navdata by design.

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It was great that both Flight1 and subsequently RXP were able to legally co-opt the official Garmin GTN trainer app and create realistic P3d and XP GTN gauges. But the one flaw in the design was the reliance on the trainer's nav data format, which is proprietary and only gets updated by Garmin every couple years (unless one has a real GTN unit).

I hope that the G1000 database in the DA62 is designed to be updatable in some fashion, either directly via Navigraph or indirectly by fsaerodata. We shall see.

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28 minutes ago, jabloomf1230 said:

I hope that the G1000 database in the DA62 is designed to be updatable in some fashion, either directly via Navigraph or indirectly by fsaerodata. We shall see. 

Straight from the site: "Third party database updates such as FSAerodata and Aero Sors are supported." In other words, this G1000 reads everything that's installed into your sim. So no Navigraph support (which installs into specific addons and not your sim).

I have to say this plane looks good... I also like that everything is saved, even more so than with A2A planes. That will really make it feel like your very own plane!

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Before this plane is released, I would like to congratulate all the Beta Testers and Vertx Sims. You have done a great job in respecting the NDA! We are all completely confused and as excited as a 5 year old on Christmas Eve! I hate it and I love it all at the same time. LOL!!

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7 minutes ago, shivers9 said:

Before this plane is released, I would like to congratulate all the Beta Testers and Vertx Sims. You have done a great job in respecting the NDA! We are all completely confused and as excited as a 5 year old on Christmas Eve! I hate it and I love it all at the same time. LOL!!

And some others keep silent, so that brings even more confusion. Just for the issue about the nav database, I don't expect this addon to cost more than US$40.

Cheers, Ed

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