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A test flight from Flying Cloud KFCM to Duluth, MN KDLH.  Again sorry for the jpeg compression.  These shots are all tack sharp before I uploaded them.  Anyway the bird hand flies beautifully...  I flew with the needles for now...  maybe an avionics "upgrade" later....

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MSP in the distance

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Nice pictures Ryan but who's version...there are several developers who recently released this aircraft.

Darryl

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7 minutes ago, SP2472 said:

Nice pictures Ryan but who's version...there are several developers who recently released this aircraft.

Darryl

You can tell by the avionics that it is Flysimware.  Carenado did a glass version.

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I may get this one, I have the Carenado one but I am a huge steam gauge fan, not so much of an aircraft programmer, I prefer the simpler era since I learned how to fly on a steam gauge Microlight in 2006.  I flew a couple of glass cockpit Microlights but I find steam gauges easier on my brain in flight for some reason, because I am more object oriented than text oriented, the needles I see give me my spatial awareness at my occasional glances inside the cockpit. 

My CFI's told me the hardest challenge they have with us simmers is our gauge awareness, we did not look outside the cockpit enough because we wanted systems modeling over visual modeling. 

My CFI's warned me that systems fail, our eyes, ears and seat of the pants sensations in flight are the best way to be harmonious with the stick and rudder.  It was a paradigm shift for me, and made simming much more enjoyable for me, as well as giving me a new appreciation for changes being made in glass cockpits to appease steam gauge fans like myself.  I learned how to fly on the cusp of glass cockpit use in civil aviation, it had been used and tested in airlines much earlier. 

I feel the hardest challenge of glass cockpits are in the "bubble canopy" birds that are common among Microlights and certain light aircraft, which is probably why I had a disdain for them as I took lessons.  I suspect if I were in a modern glass cockpit Falcon I would come to accept modern avionics better because of the shade lent by the cabin.

John

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3 hours ago, John_Cillis said:

I may get this one, I have the Carenado one but I am a huge steam gauge fan, not so much of an aircraft programmer, I prefer the simpler era since I learned how to fly on a steam gauge Microlight in 2006. 

Then this is the plane for you.  It's such a pleasure to hand fly this thing.  Taxi, takeoff, climb, enroute, approach, landing...  all phases of flight are enjoyable.  I rarely see that with addons these days (the realair Legacy and a2a cherokee comes to mind).  I just flew a short hop from van nuys to santa barbara online at Pilot Edge... hand flew most of it, plus the weather at SBA was IFR so hand flew the ILS Ry 7 there as well.  I think the best part about the analogue avionics are the rather over-sized attitude indicator and the HSI.  I sat in the left seat of a Hawker H25 once and it had a similar setup as this falcon.  It can be tough to tell in flightsim land, but in real life, these old analogue gauges are behemoths.  And I think Flysimware did a great job of modelling them in the sim / and modelling the perspective as you would sit in the cockpit.  They are very very readable even at zoom levels farther out.  The gauges also look good with the EL lighting at night.

(pardon the jpeg compression from flikr - the panel is very sharp and crisp especially from a normal zoom level)

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Really pretty shots, Ryan. I haven't seen this repaint yet, so I am off to find it. 

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