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Hi all, I was wondering about buying the TFDI 717, it is right in my budget right now and looks great. The only thing I am worried about is performance. My specs are i7-6700 3.40, GTX 1070, and 16GB ram. Do you think I should get this aircraft?

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yes! the performance is great. You can buy without a problem.

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Just remember that there is a CTD issue with this aircraft when switching views. TFDi is saying it is a LM issue but it is not yet fixed even for P3Dv4.4.

It is a beautiful and well modeled aircraft. But just be careful of switching views.

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Yes, yes you should get it. 

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Great aircraft- I've never been able to complete a flight without a CTD though. 

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15 minutes ago, Tatave said:

Great aircraft- I've never been able to complete a flight without a CTD though. 

Try doing one without changing views 😂

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If you fly in VC only - you can get it, it looks great and flies nicely.
If, however, you sometimes like watching wing views or the external model (e.g. in flight or during GSX boarding) - I can't recommend it.
You will sooner or later get a CTD and frustration instead of fun. I have given up on this plane.

Edited by Rafal

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4 hours ago, Tatave said:

Great aircraft- I've never been able to complete a flight without a CTD though

Never have this problem. Flight a lot with and is a great aircraft indeed. Like it.

To switch of view, I utilise now chaseplane en before was working with ezdoc. Making, in flight, a lot of outside screenshots without problem.

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Interesting, i never had that CTD because of switching views, the only downside for me is 2xSSA is not working with the 717. the tablet not usable if you set 2xsssa. 

I did lot of flight with it and no CTD ( maybe luck ) 

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Great plane but I get too a CTD when I switched view few days ago to see passengers boarding. Very frustrating indeed!

Regards

Pat

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To stop the crashes to desktop, press the Left Square Bracket key (Underneath the + and - keys) to open a second cockpit view window. Shrink it down as small as it will go and move it to the bottom left of your screen. I don’t even notice it, and I’ve never had a crash since. Doesn’t affect my FPS either. Obviously a proper fix would be good, but until then, this works. 

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Its a fantastic aircraft, I bought it a few days ago and i've done a few flights in it.

You should be able to run it absolutely fine with your specs.

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Agree ,Good Aircraft had it about a year now without any CTD when changing views.

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10 hours ago, pilot10112 said:

Hi all, I was wondering about buying the TFDI 717, it is right in my budget right now and looks great. The only thing I am worried about is performance. My specs are i7-6700 3.40, GTX 1070, and 16GB ram. Do you think I should get this aircraft?

Your performance will be GREAT. Take a look at my specs down below. I get around 30-35 fps on the thing on my specs and it runs very smooth. It's also a great aircraft, manages well, and sounds are great. GO FOR IT 😄

Happy Flying!

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12 hours ago, snapshot21 said:

Just remember that there is a CTD issue with this aircraft when switching views. TFDi is saying it is a LM issue but it is not yet fixed even for P3Dv4.4.

It is a beautiful and well modeled aircraft. But just be careful of switching views.

Great! This plane sounds amazing! But I am little afraid of this CTD issue, I run chaseplane, do you think that will help?

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1 minute ago, pilot10112 said:

I run chaseplane, do you think that will help?

In my case it didn't help at all.

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One of my favorites to fly and fits my flying style perfectly.  Great 1-2 hour hops, hand flies beautifully and sounds are great (put your P3D engine slider at around 30,  for more realism as  you can't really hear engines up front in 717) and VC is one of the best around.  I know some have the CTD issue but for what its worth I never have these at all even with a lot of view switching.  I'd also look at the TFDI Immersion from FSFX.

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I’ve never had the CTD issue with or without Chaseplane. 

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1 hour ago, pilot10112 said:

Great! This plane sounds amazing! But I am little afraid of this CTD issue, I run chaseplane, do you think that will help?

As said many times if you don't change the views to see outside, it's perfectly ok with no CTD. I love the plane despite this flaw, I'm pretty sure it will be corrected. I love the avionic too, almost the same as my beloved MD11, despite the fact that some features, like climb and descent forecasts, are not yet implemented. Overall the plane is worth it, don't be afraid to take it!

Regards

Pat

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1 hour ago, pilot10112 said:

Great! This plane sounds amazing! But I am little afraid of this CTD issue, I run chaseplane, do you think that will help?

There was a time, I had a CTD every flight but now for quite a while I have no problems, even with changing the views.

Chaseplane does not make a difference. But I heard there are some workarounds, where Chaseplane will help. But I haven't needed it so far. You can absolutely risk it. In the value for money ranking, the TfDi 717 takes easily one of the top places...

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I really enjoy the 717. In fact it might currently be my favorite commercial airliner product. I do get the CTDs when switching back to VC, but it's very rare and not enough to really affect my enjoyment.

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Ok thank you so much for all your help! I will get it in the next week or so, and let you know how it runs

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Great plane. Never had the ctd problem.

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The workaround for ctd when switching views per the developer is to open another view window when switching views. The ctds are rare but I have had them happen. It only takes one to be a major bummer.

Edited by JasonPC

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