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The A42 500 Series for P3D and FSX is expected to be released today.

 

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Nice news! I am waiting for review before I buy it.

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I'm excited about this one.  However, I'll wait until the inevitable release of the first service pack to fix errors that Carenado always overlooks in their rush to release a plane.

Dave

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Hi. Happy Easter everyone.

 

Please, can someone advise me why even Carenado refer to an ATR 42-500 as an AR 42-500 ?

 

At first I was confused as I'm very familiar with the real aircraft and shape but I've worked in aviation, hands on with aircraft now for 55 years, owned a Sea Vampire ex RAN FAA so I'm knowledgeable to an extent and I was not aware of an AR anything.

 

Looking forward to mystery being resolved for me. Google and Wiki let me down too re an aircraft type referred to as an AR ....

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I have heard negative feedback about Carenado products which has put me off even thinking about purchasing, but this one catches my eye. I have heard that the FMS on some Carenado products is not a very complete product (this one boasts a UNS-1 FMS - is this the same that is used in other Carenado products?).

Also, does anyone know if it has weather radar? 

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Do they ever fix the ones they have already released and support them my first and only purchase not good and will be my last.

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25 minutes ago, LecLightning56 said:

I have heard negative feedback about Carenado products which has put me off even thinking about purchasing

 

Carenado makes an arcade product.  They do not make a simulator quality one.  Every plane I've bought from them has something(s) integral omitted, as if it's done on purpose.  They've been enabled so long by people who do product reviews, that obviously, they don't care (if they ever did), and they'll crank out the new toy with all it's short-comings, then move on to the next one.  As for fixing or updating the short-comings, in their own words:  "It's not a priority."

The negative feedback of Carenado can be summed up: They could be great, but choose to be mediocre.



 

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Posted (edited)

Hello,

you missed adding the negative feedback here

 

 and here

 

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8 minutes ago, WVCitybilly said:

Carenado makes an arcade product.  They do not make a simulator quality one.  Every plane I've bought from them has something(s) integral omitted, as if it's done on purpose.  They've been enabled so long by people who do product reviews, that obviously, they don't care (if they ever did), and they'll crank out the new toy with all it's short-comings, then move on to the next one.  As for fixing or updating the short-comings, in their own words:  "It's not a priority."

The negative feedback of Carenado can be summed up: They could be great, but choose to be mediocre.



 

Yes, I guess it would be a bit too much to ask for if they had finally pulled the rabbit out of the hat with a more outstanding contribution. They may not be dedicated to the longer development cycle that we have come to expect from e.g. PMDG, but with that said I can think of at least one product which seems to have dragged on for a long while with no significant change in its status

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3 hours ago, navy840 said:

Please, can someone advise me why even Carenado refer to an ATR 42-500 as an AR 42-500 ?

I suppose you may have a valid point but Carenado named the forum A42 500 Series, not AR or ATR anything.  I say you may have a valid point in that it is hard for me to go through their product site and find where they refer to it as AR or ATR.  It may be there.  It is just that I didn't do an in-depth search of the product site.  Now, I see some of our members refer to it as an AR or ATR but not Carenado.  Now, in the video which I updated below, the aircraft fuselage will show ATR 42-500. If you Google A42 500 Series, you'll see a lot of results from Carenado.  Maybe you should instead ask our members why they called it an AR 42-500.  Shame on them! 😎

 

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4 hours ago, navy840 said:

Please, can someone advise me why even Carenado refer to an ATR 42-500 as an AR 42-500 ?

They use to abbreviate the names on their products titles, but as Jim Young says, this aircraft remains an ATR, as shown in the video. Nothing to be concerned about.

Cheers, Ed

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;)  Hello, gents. Thanks for engaging with me concerning the ATR vs AR matter which I raised only as Carenado posting the product to the world as an AR is to myself and my work colleagues akin to calling a Bae 146 a B146 or a BMW a BW. It's title is suddenly unrecognisable to those who would know.

It's an intellectual model produced for entertainment. I do get that. However we should be careful with "She'll be right".

Carenado is in my humble opinion the best of the best for providing a reasonable simulation product with mostly outstanding appearance compared to most competitors at a reasonable cost and which is  aimed at making it user friendly for the general population.

Most of my 'hangar' is comprised of Carenado stock.

I have lived my entire working life working on, in and around aircraft be they military or civilian, piston powered, turbo prop or jet, flying school bug smashers, commercial airliners, corporate jets and warbirds.

To my prehistoric formed thought processes the act of referring to an aircraft name albeit an acronym and dropping part of it perhaps in distortion, colloquial slang or  'didn't know better' apparently annoys my 'old timer' professionalism.

Such is the fate of purists. lols  ... 

Please be assured I'm not being pedantic. I just hope such small errors now common place don't produce cemented ignorance in upcoming generations by corruption of standards, significant or trivial. 

Kindest regards to all.

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Baught this one yesterday on their homepage and the installer did not work. Every time it said "serial not valid" Wrote to service desk. No answer till now.

So .... spend money for nothing.

Greetings

Klaus

 

 

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21 hours ago, LecLightning56 said:

I have heard negative feedback about Carenado products which has put me off even thinking about purchasing, but this one catches my eye. I have heard that the FMS on some Carenado products is not a very complete product (this one boasts a UNS-1 FMS - is this the same that is used in other Carenado products?).

Also, does anyone know if it has weather radar? 

GTN 750 form F1 as a pop up will work

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Judging from Youtube vids.... weather radar appears to work in ND. Whether it is is linked to AS or REX, I don't know.

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7 hours ago, klnowak said:

Baught this one yesterday on their homepage and the installer did not work. Every time it said "serial not valid" Wrote to service desk. No answer till now.

So .... spend money for nothing.

Greetings

Klaus

 

 

Hopefully you are looking at some of their FAQ for support in getting this fixed!! - https://carenado.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004755074-My-serial-is-not-valid-

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Right EMail.... Serial that was told to me.... download installer a few times.... no antivire.... no firewall. also tried to use my handy as server......no changing. And still no support.

 

Greetings

Klaus

 

 

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So, you logged into your account on Carenado and copied and pasted the serial number for the product you bought?  That is fool proof.

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15 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

That is fool proof.

Not entirely fool proof since you can easily copy empty spaces before/after the serial as well 😉 

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I have installed by simply copying and pasting the serial number.  Yes, you can also miss the block where you paste the serial number too.  Lots of operator errors can occur.

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yes. I copy serial from my acount. firewall, defender and antivir are all off. always same result..... no installing. Serial not valid.

did all the same with using my handy as server.....

Gretings

klaus

 

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