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Which One: PMDG 747, FSLabs 320 or MaddogX

Which One: PMDG 747, FSLabs 320 or MaddogX  

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  1. 1. Help me choose which bird to buy?

    • PMDG 747-400 v3 (Base release for now)
      16
    • MaddogX
      28
    • FSLabs 320 (Base release)
      75


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Hi,

I already own PMDG 737, PMDG 777 and Majestic Q400.

I want something new to try this year, something refreshing but cool and modern (has to look great in VR).

Majestic Q400 and PMDG 737 look great in VR but the 777 looks bad as there are flat images for overhead lights ( you don't notice them on a screen) but in VR it looks real ugly.  At the time of 777 release, everyone was on 32bit and this was probably done with VAS savings in mind.

But today is 64bit world and I want the VC to look realistic as possible.  It is the wow factor. 

All the 3 mentioned addons are expensive, so I need my money's worth here.  It is has full in depth simulation bird here.

Thanks,

Skywolf

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all 3 cookies Mr. Monster😁

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5 minutes ago, Arthur42417 said:

all 3 cookies Mr. Monster😁

Lol....

Me want only 1 cookie for now, watching diet.  Nom Nom....

 

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Well, it is a personly preference thing.  

Just without given it a thought, it would be the FSL A320, I have all 3 but I just can't stop myself from choosing the A320 to fly. The update it got 2 months ago made it as close As I've ever felt to being a Captain in charge of getting the aircraft ready for my push back time slot and take off slot. The Emersion level of the FSL is a level I've not seen or used before.

The PMDG v3 fantastic the MadDog is in a league of its own when going to an old jet airliner.

But....FSL every time.

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FSL A320 without regret.

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Short hauls vs longhauls is a conflict but FSL A320 is just amazing. 

Switching alot this year between MaddogX and the bus. 

747 is used for my longhauls atm. 

Michael Moe 

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FSL A320 so immersive and like David, I just keep going back to it to fly.

 

Darcy

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FSL all the way

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FSL is definitely going to shot your wallet but it is kind of the best. It depends on what you're willing to do too. Overseas? 747. defiietly worth it. Flying in americas? Maddog. Great bang for the price (80EUR). Now if you want something that can go anywhere A320 is definitely the way to go. specially if you fly within Europe. 

 

 

though the best is to get all 3 lol

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They are all top quality, no question about it. For me, it only depends on which aircraft you like the most. 

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They are all good, but I would choose between either the FSL A320 or the 747.

If you are flying on Vatsim the A320 will make it even more enjoyable if flying in Europe. Alot of the controllers are using CPDLC where you can request PDC via the ACARS in the FMGC. After the last update I have really started to enjoy it.*
The only thing I don´t like is the FD is hard to see inflight which makes it a bit more difficult to handfly it. It should also be mentioned that the FSL A320 can be hard on your preformance.

The 747 I have flown alot since the release and is still one of my all time favorit. At the moment it don´t support PDC but I hope with GSO it will be possible. This is without doubt the aircraft I prefer doing longhauls with.

The MD80 holds a special place in my heart and is also a great aircraft.There is more work to get it flying and the work continues in flight. She is a bit more heavy to handfly as the controls are triggered by the airflow. So the lower speed the heavier she flies.
You can also see the control taps are the only ones moving on the ground unless there is alot of wind.

I can only agree with Daedalus it all comes up to what you prefer flying

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Are you running 4.4 or 4.5??

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10 minutes ago, tooting said:

Are you running 4.4 or 4.5??

I am always on the latest release; rarely go back down a version

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For VR and great performance, Maddog can’t be beat, it’s quite amazing. Fsl is also super realistic but will require hw hp or some slider compromise. 744 VR is awesome as well. 

 

So can’t go wrong with any but performance wise (same slider settings), maddog, 744, a320. 

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I’ll stick my neck out and say none. Why buy the A320 when it’s not that dissimilar to the B738? Same with the 747 compared to the 777.

If you really want something different then wait for FSL Concorde. It will be 64-bit and the virtual cockpit will be transformed from the 32-bit one heavily compromised to keep VAS low.

Cruise at 23 miles a minute. Overtake a 747 at 750mph and descend at up to 7000 feet per minute! 🤪 On top of which it is a beautiful looking aircraft.

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They are all amazing. The FSL is probably the one you'll get the most use out of in terms of variety of real world routes and airlines. The 747 obviously can't go to a lot of places due to its sheer size and long haul in the sim is rarely a lot of fun. The Mad Dog is incredible but is largely a USA only option and is vanishing day by day. 

They're all top class, study level sims. You won't be disappointed with any of them. 

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FSLabs A320 is soooo adictive. I still love my NGX (and cant wait for the NG3) but at this moment in time, i cant stop flying the bus. Quality aircraft.

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FSL is amazing, I rarely fly anything else and I’m typically more of a “survey” simmer, switching aircraft frequently.

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FSL319/320 is IN MY OPINION the best Airliner Addon for ANY flightsim easily. 

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They are all great, I own all of them. 

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FSLabs A320, FSLabs A320 or FSLabs A320.
Right, you might also think of FSLabs A320.

Seriously though, you'd better buy A320 now, because when A321 is out, you will have to make another poll ('FSLabs A320 or FSLabs A321'). 😛

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2 hours ago, fakeflyer737 said:

FSL319/320 is IN MY OPINION the best Airliner Addon for ANY flightsim easily. 

Yes.  Easily.  It's not even close.

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2 hours ago, 331BK said:

They are all great, I own all of them. 

 I agree with this too.

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It’s a great time to be a flightsimmer when wonderful aircraft like the PMDG 747 and the maddog languish in my hanger because I can’t stop flying the A320!

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