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CaptainSim 757 Freighter released, maybe?

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I still can't seem to buy the Freighter with Paypal. I don't feel secure using a credit card.  Anybody else still having this problem?

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9 minutes ago, signmanbob said:

I just always wanted a pair of Oakleys.  I'm not sorry.  I like them.  I also have some cheapies that I use for work, but my Oakleys are prescription lenses.

I'm not missing out on the Aerosoft DC8.  I have it. I just haven't had a chance to fly it yet. Familiar problem?

 

Oh yeah.  Very familiar problem.  I bought the JustFlight C-46 Commando last year for $15, a cheapy christmas present.  Still haven't installed that thing.  Too busy.  I wish I could have 30 hour days, and not require sleep.  I'd get so much done.

A friend has a pair of old-school Oakleys from about 1990.  They have moderately-thick purple frames...they look cool, in a strange way.  Who knows, they might be worth $1000 now. heh.

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3 hours ago, signmanbob said:

I still can't seem to buy the Freighter with Paypal. I don't feel secure using a credit card.  Anybody else still having this problem?

I was able to purchase the Freighter last night using Paypal.

Richard

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1 minute ago, rwalls said:

I was able to purchase the Freighter last night using Paypal.

Richard

I'll keep trying then.  Thank you.

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8 hours ago, w6kd said:

What liveries are available now 24 hours in?  FedEx?  UPS?  DHL?  Others?

Does this add-on play nice with FSDreamteam's GSX2?  I know Captain Sim has their own custom cargo loader animation built into this, but if you want to use the loaders from GSX or the dock loaders built into FSDT's Louisville scenery, does it work?  Or does CS' implementation of their own loaders make third party ground handling a problem?

OK, I'll answer my own questions here.

As of now, there is a FedEx and a DHL livery for the 757SF with RB211 engines, and a couple of other strays.  No UPS liveries or anything for the PW variants just yet.

The freighter does work fine with the GSX cargo loaders.  One trick, if you set the load using the FMC prior to GSX loading the acft, set the first 3 pallet positions to empty in the CS loader so that the pallet animations at/near the door don't conflict with each other.

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4 hours ago, signmanbob said:

I'll keep trying then.  Thank you.

I had to switch my Payapal primary method from Checking account to Debit/Credit for it to work for me.

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4 hours ago, Wise87 said:

I had to switch my Payapal primary method from Checking account to Debit/Credit for it to work for me.

Thank you Dan.  I'll try that.

Edit: Wow!  That worked Dan!  Thank you.

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Q. Do the PFD and ND have a 2D popup? Thank you.

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8 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

Q. Do the PFD and ND have a 2D popup? Thank you.

Yes.

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The trim values the fmc give me still don't seem to be right as of the most recent patch. I have a problem with all these expansions when the base product still has unresolved issues. I know people want their freighter variant but it puts a bad taste in my mouth. Especially at the high cost that they want for this plane and its  expansions.

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13 hours ago, w6kd said:

As of now, there is a FedEx and a DHL livery for the 757SF with RB211 engines, and a couple of other strays.  No UPS liveries or anything for the PW variants just yet.

 

Myself and others are anxiously awaiting for someone to do a UPS 757-200F PW repaint but it seems all the love is for the different versions of the DHL and a FedEx repaint.  Can we get some UPS love 😁

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51 minutes ago, JasonPC said:

The trim values the fmc give me still don't seem to be right as of the most recent patch. I have a problem with all these expansions when the base product still has unresolved issues.

The trim values are in the FMC menu depending on weight.  I have found that they probably have no affect but then I have not tried to enter a value like 5.7 (which is way off as to what they recommend in the setup).  I do know that if you do not setup the values correctly in the menu payloads, you will probably land too soon and that's disastrous if landing on 28L or R at KSFO.  You will land on the bank and the landing will be abrupt.  If set up properly though, you will land perfectly by using the trim values they recommend.  I'm only upset I have to manually enter the trim values as hitting the "Request" does not do it on the FMC pages.  If you want perfection in flight simulation, you will not find it in any addon or simulator.  If that's what you want, then you should not be involved in this hobby as there will be no enjoyment.  Personally I am having a whole lot of fun with the CS757.

The cost of the aircraft and expansions are not affordable to many but I think the prices are right as developers need to be paid properly for their intellectual property.  If it is too expensive, then one should not purchase it.  There will be no joy.

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Flying her now. Really a peach. very nice to fly!

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29 minutes ago, Wise87 said:

Myself and others are anxiously awaiting for someone to do a UPS 757-200F PW repaint but it seems all the love is for the different versions of the DHL and a FedEx repaint.  Can we get some UPS love 😁

Yeah, nothing there again on ACE today.  I finally took matters into my own hands and edited the PW2040 UPS livery that was already there for the pax (base) version...I used GIMP v2.8 with the dds plugin to edit three of the texture files to plug the windows and it now passes muster as a UPS Pratt-powered SF.  I also fixed the backwards N number on the starboard side of the FedEx livery and made a FedEx PW version by transplanting the basic white engines from the DHL repaint of the base pax version.  Unfortunately, since these are edits of someone else's repaints I can't share them.

Hopefully the repaints will start coming in over the weekend.

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To be honest, I'm not surprised there aren't many paints.

Not many painters are willing to fork out the $$ for their asking price.

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They just released an “essential” version that includes one variant (PW engines) and no virtual cargo hold...$29.99.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions while I grab some popcorn.

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2 hours ago, regis9 said:

They just released an “essential” version that includes one variant (PW engines) and no virtual cargo hold...$29.99.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions while I grab some popcorn.

Interesting, especially considering that the only liveries on their site at this time are for the Rolls RB211...there isn't a single livery (not counting their house livery) available through their ACE online manager yet for the Pratt-powered freighters.  😲

Argh

 

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7 hours ago, regis9 said:

They just released an “essential” version that includes one variant (PW engines) and no virtual cargo hold...$29.99.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions while I grab some popcorn.

That sounds more like a demo version than a $30 product...

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8 hours ago, w6kd said:

Interesting, especially considering that the only liveries on their site at this time are for the Rolls RB211...there isn't a single livery (not counting their house livery) available through their ACE online manager yet for the Pratt-powered freighters.  😲

Argh

 

The problem is CS now depends on freeware painters to do all the work for them when it comes to liveries. As it stands now there are mainly two free ware painters and there both appear to be RR fans. Now to be fair one of them did say he has 3 UPS version in works but it still sucks that CS backed out of adding the basic liveries yet we still payed $50 for it. In the time they spend adding memes throughout the plane they could have slapped a coat of paint on a livery, 😂 

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1 hour ago, Wise87 said:

The problem is CS now depends on freeware painters to do all the work for them when it comes to liveries. As it stands now there are mainly two free ware painters and there both appear to be RR fans. Now to be fair one of them did say he has 3 UPS version in works but it still sucks that CS backed out of adding the basic liveries yet we still payed $50 for it. In the time they spend adding memes throughout the plane they could have slapped a coat of paint on a livery, 😂 

Can't disagree...just three liveries--UPS, FedEx, and DHL--covers over 75% of the existing B757 freighter fleet.  You'd think they would at least arrange to have those covered in both engine variants (covering the other engine variant only entails repainting the engines in two small files).

OTOH, the Aerosoft DC-8 developer added a freighter model with its v2.0 release around a month ago, and i doubt there are 10 repaints available for it, and those are mostly obscure South American stuff.

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So I ended up buying it.  I feel a bit dirty given the price but hey, i want to fly a 757F in P3D so there it is.

i haven’t found the climate change sign yet, but one thing I noticed was in the back of the cockpit there’s a drawing of female genitalia on the wall?

Now I’m pretty open minded, liberal and not a prude, but what on earth is that doing on an airplane??

It’s like they’re trying to portray cargo pilots as a bunch of old fashioned dudes that would be cool with that kind of thing in their workplace.  I’m sure that is not the case on any fedex aircraft.

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8 minutes ago, regis9 said:

So I ended up buying it.  I feel a bit dirty given the price but hey, i want to fly a 757F in P3D so there it is.

i haven’t found the climate change sign yet, but one thing I noticed was in the back of the cockpit there’s a drawing of female genitalia on the wall?

Now I’m pretty open minded, liberal and not a prude, but what on earth is that doing on an airplane??

It’s like they’re trying to portray cargo pilots as a bunch of old fashioned dudes that would be cool with that kind of thing in their workplace.  I’m sure that is not the case on any fedex aircraft.

Have a picture?

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17 minutes ago, Le Français said:

Have a picture?

Not sure the Mods would like that.

I just a search on youtube to have a look at the F 

Do a search of Captain Sim 757 F Freighter Cargo and I guy called "Top of decent" gives a review and shows it.

Its really is uncalled for. It's the sort of thing you find in a bad public toilet.

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33 minutes ago, regis9 said:

So I ended up buying it.  I feel a bit dirty given the price but hey, i want to fly a 757F in P3D so there it is.

i haven’t found the climate change sign yet, but one thing I noticed was in the back of the cockpit there’s a drawing of female genitalia on the wall?

Now I’m pretty open minded, liberal and not a prude, but what on earth is that doing on an airplane??

It’s like they’re trying to portray cargo pilots as a bunch of old fashioned dudes that would be cool with that kind of thing in their workplace.  I’m sure that is not the case on any fedex aircraft.

In the Facebook 757 Captains Group they talk about it there. I'm being told it's batman throwing confetti. I guess it depends on how you look at it. I personally would like to see it removed as it doesn't do anything for the work that went into the 757. It kinds of cheapens it with some of the memes they added. 

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12 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

Its really is uncalled for. It's the sort of thing you find in a bad public toilet.

Sadly rather a long way down the slope from the glamorous gals on aging warbirds to this. 

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