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The SDK provides the capability to import FSX models, with limitations.

Only started today, and gliding rather than soaring, but hopeful...

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Good stuff keithb77 🙂


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still can't believe they put all that effort into modeling updrafts and such and didn't include a glider at launch. I was amazed they didn't do like a quick glider tease to close out their developer video on the weather system

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There is a glider in development for the sim. Can't remember who from, might have been Aerosoft. Saw a screenshot of it in the sim's Hangar, so it must be fairly complete.

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2 hours ago, keithb77 said:

The SDK provides the capability to import FSX models, with limitations.

Only started today, and gliding rather than soaring, but hopeful...

So no thermals found? Dang... 

We seriously need gliders in MSFS. One of the best ways to create excitement in a civilian simulation - and great for multiplayer.

Every minute of that 2 hour flight counts with your flying skills used all the time. Not only for takeoff and landing. And the constant thinking about the next cloud to go for while trying to squeeze a tiny bit more lift out of that narrow thermal... Then deciding that it's not good enough and you are wasting time. Gung Ho for that small Cumulus that seems to grow fast. But you really are low - so was it really the right choice? Mmm... The only one I have played that works well is Condor 2 that is a great soaring simulator. But the scenery and especially the clouds in MSFS really would be nice. 

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I really enjoyed soaring in FSX with CumulusX and the DiscusX sailplane.  Would be nice to be able to do that in MSFS.

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3 hours ago, Chock said:

There is a glider in development for the sim. Can't remember who from, might have been Aerosoft. Saw a screenshot of it in the sim's Hangar, so it must be fairly complete.

Iris Simulations are working on a Grob G103 at the moment. 

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Just now, ckukmale said:

Iris Simulations are working on a Grob G103 at the moment. 

That was probably it. Looked like a Grob on the pic I saw. Grobs are not my fave gliders in real life; don't like the pedal arrangement they insist on and there are other gliders of the same class which fly a lot better than the Grob, but in a sim that doesn't matter too much, so I'm looking forward to it.

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3 minutes ago, ckukmale said:

Iris Simulations are working on a Grob G103 at the moment. 

Well - nice to hear that someone is doing a glider. but even though I got certified for aerobatics in a Grob 103 I must say that it's very long down on the list of gliders I would like to have in this sim unfortunately. Kind of like a plastic Bergfalke 😉 Odd choice - but it's used as a trainer in many clubs so I guess that is the reason?

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10 minutes ago, Chock said:

That was probably it. Looked like a Grob on the pic I saw. Grobs are not my fave gliders in real life; don't like the pedal arrangement they insist on and there are other gliders of the same class which fly a lot better than the Grob, but in a sim that doesn't matter too much, so I'm looking forward to it.

Yes - like a DG-500 / 1000 if you want something in the heavy trainer class... Nice plane to take friends for a ride with some aerobatics to spice it up. But give us an LS-8 for std or a Ventus 3 for 15 or 18 meter instead 🙂 Why give us an old station wagon when there are Ferraris out there?

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Me wants!


Use your flight simulators with a well defined purpose...

Don't expect them to be "perfect" or to fully cover all aspects of simulated flight...

Try to enjoy it instead of stressing...

 

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I'll be happy with a Twin Astir for now, more likely to fly one or similar in real life


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