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Need a 737-200 sim setup to prepare for sim check ride

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If you want to practice instrument approaches...i.e. instrument crosscheck, on a sim that's pretty close in terms of flight dynamics but not completely developed on the systems side...then find a copy of the "TinMouse" 737-200 by Richard Probst and friends. He recently iced his website, but there are folks with the latest version who can share it. Amazing feel of a Fat Albert, but the overhead panel/systems piece never got past about 30% complete.As for hardware, absolutely nothing comes close to the PFC floor-mounted Jetliner column yoke when it comes to replicating a Boeing control column. Throttles are a different question...nothing currently available really comes close at all. The PFC throttle quad is a marginally acceptable compromise, but I really can't recommend anything better.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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I presume you are an Oxford Kidlington graduate :-) especially with reference to the 737-200 for MCC.My advice would be to scrap the MSFS 2002. For the price of a cheap meal out grab a copy of FS2004.While I do not know of a stunning 200, PMDG do a good range of the 737, have a look at http://www.precisionmanuals.com who do a very advanced 737 simulation.While not a 737 also look at the Level D 767.Peter

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I haven't seen a "stunning" 737-200 add-on yet. This strongly dissapoints me because I am a huge fan of the 737-200, havingly flown one for almost ten years. The aircraft which I think has the most realistic flight dynamics is "boeing_737-200_aerolineas_argentinas.zip" (availible in the AVSIM file Library). Also try searching the library for a nice 200 series panel. There are several good ones out there.Flight Simulator is good for getting a basic feeling of the way an aircraft flies. The best way to do this is practice, practice, practice. Fly in FS every spare moment you have, and after a little while you will start getting a feel for how the aircraft manuvers. Also, be sure you have your realism settings set to high.There is no feeling like flying a 200. A full motion class D simulator still can't even truly recreate that feeling, let alone a PC. Flight Simulator does come close, however, and if used properly can become a reliable trainging aid. P.S. Be prepared for ANYTHING in your checkride. In my first 737-200 checkride, I had one particular scenario where I had a fire in engine two during a base leg at KJFK during a bad thunderstorm. Use the weather and the failure features to help prepare you for challenging scenarios.Cheers and Good Luck,Sean :-beerchug

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Did my 73 type ride in a Level C -200 sim at Simuflite DFW, great sim, very easy to fly. The panel below is identical to the sim I did my ride in and it's a free download at the site below.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137070.gifhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137066.jpgTinmouse B737-200 panel was uploaded to the library Dec 2nd, http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/search.htm search Probst.Just noticed that it's in the wrong section though, it's an FS2004/FS2002 panel, works in both, but it's only listed in the FS2002 file section, so you only search FS2004 files than you won't find it.The power settings will only work correctly with this free 737-200 aircraft http://www.flydelsol.com/files/delsol737200_upd1.zip delete the panel included and replace it with Rich's -200 panel.Using real weather, KFLL 241503Z AUTO 27052G74KT M1/4SM +RA FG SCT003 BKN010 OVC016 22/22 RMK AO2 PK WND 26074/1457 P0061 TSNO $http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137067.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137068.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137069.jpg

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