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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)
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    • MaddogX
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    • FSLabs 320 (Base release)
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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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5 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Why buy the A320 when it’s not that dissimilar to the B738?

If you're talking real life then yes, they're both short/medium haul aircraft. But, add-on wise, how can you honestly compare the depth, fidelity and immersion and difference (systems-wise) of the FSL bus with the B738 (irrespective of developer)?  🤨

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Im actually suprised by this poll.
 

Wouldn't you guys think the PMDG 747 would dominate...I seriously thought I was in the minority with my opinion! 

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18 minutes ago, speedyTC said:

If you're talking real life then yes, they're both short/medium haul aircraft. But, add-on wise, how can you honestly compare the depth, fidelity and immersion and difference (systems-wise) of the FSL bus with the B738 (irrespective of developer)?  🤨

Whatever the technical marvels of either aircraft are and I applaud both developers for their skilful work the fact remains both of them have a cruise speed of roughly M0.8 and cruise around FL350-400.

Then compare their performance to Concorde. Let’s ignore the vast difference in cruise speed for the moment. Fuel management in Concorde was a job in itself. 13 fuel tanks to control and moving that fuel around to maintain a correct CG. That is modelled in the current 32-bit version and will be carried over to the new one. Try navigating and managing the fuel. That is a real skill and means you’re never sitting there on a flight twiddling your thumbs.

Concorde is probably technically superior to either of those subsonic snails. The reason being it introduced things 50 years ago that are still current like carbon fibre brakes, fly by wire and supersonic flight without reheat. Actually the last one remains unique to Concorde since even military jets can not accelerate without reheat.

Concorde could accelerate from Mach 0.95 to Mach 1.7 in around 8 minutes. It would reach Mach 2 in another 5-10 mins at 50,000ft. When you don’t have to pay for the fuel what’s the problem?

If you can fly a 737 you can probably fly the other aircraft listed. But Concorde is a completely different animal and it has a steep learning curve. But once mastered .... wow! 😁


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As a long time PMDG fan,I have to say Flight Sim Labs A320 is now the most immersive airliner, PMDG has to play catch up.I am fully immersed in learning all I can about the Bus.

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You're missing my point, Ray. I was just responding to your observation of the 320 not being too dissimilar to the 738.

Comparing either of them to the Concorde...where did that come from? 😁

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