Mitch24

Vertx Diamond- Wow.

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I know everyone gives me constant flack for being negative and critical, (which I admit I am), but I just want to post this topic to praise the Vertx 2 Diamond. 

Just WOW. I am always skeptical of buying addons, and I decided to give this one a try. It is truly in it's own league...the visuals are STUNNING. I switched back to a carenado aircraft and the Flight1 B200 and I was like WHAT IS THIS PLASTIC? Lol...

For anyone on the fence... coming from me,.. get it. And it's at such a reasonable price. 

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Im waitng for the WX radar and Navigraph support, then ill buy it. It looks amazing i think as well. Im starting my multi rating the DA42 soon and im currently flying the Da20 c1. 

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I'm in flight this very moment using the Vertx DA62 from KCAD to KAKR - I agree with your assessment.👍

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22 minutes ago, fakeflyer737 said:

Im waitng for the WX radar and Navigraph support, then ill buy it. It looks amazing i think as well. Im starting my multi rating the DA42 soon and im currently flying the Da20 c1. 

Is he saying that it's in the works?

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1 minute ago, Mitch24 said:

Is he saying that it's in the works?

I asked about the weather radar in another thread and did not see a response from Sean. Someone made the comment that in the real plane it is a (Sirius XM or ADSB?) feed but regardless I think integrating AS16 radar would be a big plus.... also waiting to see if this will be added before I buy it

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32 minutes ago, fakeflyer737 said:

Im waitng for the WX radar and Navigraph support, then ill buy it. It looks amazing i think as well. Im starting my multi rating the DA42 soon and im currently flying the Da20 c1. 

Sure, some features might be missing. But i'm happy to support addons with a reasonable price tag... this quality if sold by Flight1 would be like $100...

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Yeah the real plane has an optional wx radar or you can get the xm weather. I think they where going to simulate an on board radar. 

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I understand that some are waiting on things like wx radar and navigraph however, IMHO this plane even with out any more development is far far ahead of any other GA out there bar none. Just to fire it up and do a couple of patterns and landings is a real treat. For the price of a diner and a movie you will get years of flying out of this thing. Like the Op, I tend to find a lot wrong with even the best of the GA stuff out there. I have no clue as to how Sean was able to capture the feel and look and at the same time we can get way more than 8 FPS LOL. There is lots more goodness coming from what I hear, but for now, I have to say that Sean is the King of the Hill and has set the bar very high for other developers. Sadly, I can not say the same thing for my beloved Crimson Tide.☹️

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The key point for me is that this is a modern GA aircraft.  Currently available to purchase in the real world (for a slightly higher price)!

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Bought it today and made some circuits and two shorter test flights.. I am very impressed!

But considering the overall quality, I really miss rain effects on the windshield and visible icing effects. That would make the immersion complete. The A2A rain effects are available for devs at no cost, I really hope Sean will consider it.

Dynamic lighting and SID/STAR support in conjunction with the FSAerodata pack would make it perfect then.

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I agree with the above assessments - it’s the best GA aircraft by a country mile!  And don’t wait for extra features, it’s great as it is and will only get better if new features are added!  My only downside is that there is no paintbkit yet.

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6 hours ago, fakeflyer737 said:

Im waitng for the WX radar and Navigraph support, then ill buy it. It looks amazing i think as well. Im starting my multi rating the DA42 soon and im currently flying the Da20 c1. 

Why not get it now and add those features if and when they become available?  :unsure:

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9 minutes ago, Bert Pieke said:

Why not get it now and add those features if and when they become available?  :unsure:

Point taken...BUT I just bought the A2A v35 and a bunch of ORBX stuff (great sale), so I've gotta take it easy for a while .

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51 minutes ago, Bert Pieke said:

Why not get it now and add those features if and when they become available?  :unsure:

Truth is I think if Sean would have passed up on the G1000 and included GTN 750 then it would still be the best GA out there. That's of course not realistic because far as I know all DA-62's have the G1000 package and it is nice to have it the way it was intended. Sometimes the talk about the whistles and bells tends to over shadow the hard work and attention to detail that went into this product.

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This is the first GA plane I've ever flown with manual control wheel steering, what a pleasure that feature is! 

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2 hours ago, MatzeH84 said:

Bought it today and made some circuits and two shorter test flights.. I am very impressed!

But considering the overall quality, I really miss rain effects on the windshield and visible icing effects. That would make the immersion complete. The A2A rain effects are available for devs at no cost, I really hope Sean will consider it.

Dynamic lighting and SID/STAR support in conjunction with the FSAerodata pack would make it perfect then.

There will be a2a rain in a later update

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Just now, ryanbatcund said:

There will be a2a rain in a later update

Hallelujah! :biggrin: You know that?  For sure?

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Just now, Ron Attwood said:

Hallelujah! :biggrin: You know that?  For sure?

I was a tester on the plane...back in November I packed up my PC and I haven't flown a sim since

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13 minutes ago, Ron Attwood said:

Hallelujah! :biggrin: You know that?  For sure?

Its been mentioned once or twice. 😀

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At this time there is not A2A "rain" for multi engines. A2A works on it...

Richard

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8 minutes ago, DrumsArt said:

At this time there is not A2A "rain" for multi engines. A2A works on it...

Richard

That doesn't mean Sean isn't working on it too (he is).  The release is an SDK for devs.  

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If you can't do without wx radar, get the Rex WX Advantage Radar (for $15.95 ). As a plus, you can install it on any plane you own.

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Navigraph is already usable, by usage of FSAerodata https://www.fsaerodata.com/ Give it a try, those who already subscribed Navigraph pay about 9 $ for 3 months. Best of both worlds, because when using Navigraph alone, you often would miss 30% of the airports, see my video part 2 (see my signature), go to 24:40.

GTN750's database is outdated, a lot of the newer GPS LPV approaches, which add/replace ILS at many airports, are missing.

A2A's rain effects are advertised since (November or) December as "Now with multi-engine support".

https://a2asimulations.com/product/a2a-rain-effect-for-p3dv4/

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What the Vertxsim DA62 already offers is an unparalleled light twin flight experience. Yes, there are opportunities for Sean to further refine and add nuances, however, if you want to experience “light twin engined FLIGHT” on your desktop- this is the penultimate experience.

The very first time you leave the runway and realize YOU ARE FLYING, you will regret each day you waited 🙂

One opinion, no more.

C

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7 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

That doesn't mean Sean isn't working on it too (he is).  The release is an SDK for devs.  

 

59 minutes ago, rudi0310 said:

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A2A's rain effects are advertised since (November or) December as "Now with multi-engine support".

https://a2asimulations.com/product/a2a-rain-effect-for-p3dv4/

Good news!

Not having access to the whole page (I'm not a developer), I stayed with this Lewis post dated 07 December :

https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=66742

Richard

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