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Milviz King Air is RELEASED

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6 hours ago, Ricardo41 said:

I'm sorry, but this is like the lamest excuse ever. I expect thorough documentation to come with an $80 addon that claims to be "beyond study level", whatever that means. This includes, IMHO, a tutorial flight, taking the aircraft from cold and dark to shutdown, that shows how all the systems work: start-up, fuel/pax management, loading/entering a flight plan, take-off, climb, cruise, descent, approach, etc.

I'm not expecting a 300 page tutorial, but at least some guidance, which, I assume, would also answer a lot of questions being asked on this forum.

Of course it's possible to "cobble something together" from youtube videos, Kurt "Yoda" Kalbfleisch`s tutorial for the Flight1 KingAir, etc., but that's not my job. 

You had close to 6 years developing this plane, and you couldn't find the time to put together a simple tutorial?

Boggles the mind. 

I was hoping to fly a worthy successor to the Aeroworx KingAir over my Christmas break. I guess not.....

One of the best Aircafts out there, but the documention is the worst I have ever seen. 

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6 hours ago, Ricardo41 said:

documentation to come with an $80 addon...

Eighty dollars is a tank of gas in my 14 year old Nissan pickup.

Just sayin'.

If this is the only 'lame' thing you can find about this Milviz release, they've done a pretty good job.

That said, docs and tuts will be on their way soon enough I suspect.

Thanks Milviz for another great aircraft and Happy Holidays. I'll be picking this up soon enough after I master VNAV in my new Dash 8.

Cheers,

Mark

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17 minutes ago, newtie said:

Eighty dollars is a tank of gas in my 14 year old Nissan pickup.

Just sayin'.

If this is the only 'lame' thing you can find about this Milviz release, they've done a pretty good job.

There's a lot more wrong with this release than the flimsy documentation, so no, it's not the only 'lame' thing. Not sure why someone who hasn't bought it yet is fan-boying for them. As of now, the tagline on their product page, "Beyond study-level - an unrivaled simulation," is false. 

All of that sounds harsh, but I will say that they've been extremely responsive on the forum, so I do think that they're working fast to correct the issues being pointed out. Time will tell.

 

 

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Chapstick, what are some of the other issues. All I have seen here are concerns about the lack of documentation, legitimate, but not a deal breaker for me.

I have not bought it yet and so I am not on their forums but have been looking forward to purchasing this. But I have bought too many aircraft only to be disappointed later and ended up retiring them. Anything really critical?


Dan Scott

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12 minutes ago, Cognita said:

Chapstick, what are some of the other issues. All I have seen here are concerns about the lack of documentation, legitimate, but not a deal breaker for me.

I have not bought it yet and so I am not on their forums but have been looking forward to purchasing this. But I have bought too many aircraft only to be disappointed later and ended up retiring them. Anything really critical?

CTDs are the most critical right now, so I would at least wait until the first patch to buy it, depending on how many of those they address. 


-Alex 

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OK please tell us more you said there a lot wrong. 

CTD

poor Doc (really should not be a problem)

that's 2

and....its sound like a long list Alex would be interested in it since its on my watch list. I don't want to hear about hear say just whats wrong with it. All of the list of "a lot" its important to know these things when thinking of buying.


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guys,

Lot of posts in this thread - can I have a summary

Q1) Is the plane excellent on what it is claimed to be?

Q2) How are the docs - I need docs; do I just wait till the docs/tutorial are ready?

Q3) This is a full blown study level sim - and not somewhere in between

Thanks

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1) Define excellent as an Opinion

2) Very few Docs realeased..Yet

3) Define "Full Blown Study Level". I don't quite understand what that is.

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Hey, Even PMDG has issues with anything when first released.....and things get corrected. As to documentation there is a sh!tload of stuff for King Airs on the internet. it was mentioned - copyright issues. Anybody remember when PMDG sold full manual sets for their aircraft - well, they don't now. Never heard why but i wondered it a new copyright issue had come up.As to autopilot not following a flight plan make sure you look at the top of the LEGS page and tell the FMS/FMC to do so. Performance seems pretty much spot on to me. Dave

Disclaimer: early purchaser.

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It was on September 13th when Milviz offered their first beta build "for the brave". I immediately tried it. Yes, many CTDs due to WXR and other reasons, no documentation, no night lighting and so on. But from the first moment the feeling was right. So I went into it and learned to fly it. To me, that is the most important: less complaining, go flying!

Michael 


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32 minutes ago, dbw1 said:

As to documentation

Yes, I am not concerned too much with documentation. There is a detailed checklist in the user manual Milviz supplies and there are many other sources of information. I am interested in the extent, quality and accuracy of the simulation.


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1 hour ago, Adrian123 said:

1) Define excellent as an Opinion

2) Very few Docs realeased..Yet

3) Define "Full Blown Study Level". I don't quite understand what that is.

1) PMDG / A2A Quality - depth

2) I understand the doc issue

3) Depth study level like PMDG/FSLAbs planes aka no Carenado

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Again, the words Quality and Study can mean many things? 🙂 Its not a real aircraft if that helps but apart from Docs and Throttle issues, it very good. IMO.

 

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Turns out my issue with not following the FMS flightplan is specific to my Brunner yoke.  Milviz is going to get in touch with Brunner to see if a solution can be found.

So if my issue was holding anyone back from making a purchase it shouldn't.


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19 hours ago, Bytehunter said:

MD80: 30-40 fps
PMDG 748: 29-35 fps
NGXu: 24-30 fps
Milviz 350i: 22-28 fps

If that is the case I will steer clear of this one. I was looking forward to the 350i and really enjoy the MV PC6 Porter and C310R as they perform very well on my system but to pay that much for a GA aircraft that needs more processing power than the NGXu, not for me.


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