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IFly 737 or PMDG 737 for FSX

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I use FSX Steam but I want a study level 737. However, I may want to go to Prepar3d soon.

iFly is dual platform, PMDG is not.

Which version is more authentic?

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There's not much in it to be honest, both have their merits, but personally I'd say the iFly is the better choice because it's more bang for your bucks. And where FSX is concerned, the iFly uses a bit less resources, which is a bonus on a platform that is VAS limited if you are using fancy add-on airports and scenery.

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iFly + 1, enough in depth systems, plenty of free liveries, frame friendly and good support, also recommend the iFly 747, which also comes with freighter variant for free.

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Gary 1124,

You can't go wrong with either, but I would personally opt for the iFly .

1. it is cheaper as far as I know.

2. Very similar levels of complexity,

3. Easier on Frame rates,

4. You get more aircraft including 3 x BBJs and,

5. I am biased because that is the one I bought (started with FS2004 version and upgraded to FSX then P3dv3 and v4.)

Lastly, treat yourself to their version of the 747 as well. Both great aircraft, as is, I must admit, the PMDG version.

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Another vote for iFly here for all the reasons given above. In addition, as you say you are planning a future move to P3D, iFly offers a generous 50% off the purchase price for previous FSX customers. PMDG however do not offer any discount to previous FSX customers.

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I won't cast a vote ...... but if you want to use "cockpit hardware" other than a mouse, the PMDG's SDK is superior to all for that.

It changes the "immersion" by many levels.


for now, cheers

john martin

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I was using iFly all the time for fSX.

Now I'm on P3Dv4.5, and got the iFly for a 50% discount.

And, if you have a problem, they have a superior support forum.

 

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If you want dual FSX and P3D 64-bit, you'll have to buy the PMDG 737 twice at full price.

I had the iFly in FSX, but I moved to the PMDG when it released, as I do really prefer the common user interface they use in the FMS for the 737/747/777.  The newer NGXu for 64-bit P3D has some nice improvements like an EFB with takeoff/landing performance calculations and Navigraph chart access, PBR reflective textures, and performance improvements, but since development stopped for FSX and 32-bit P3D several years ago none of that is available in the old FSX version of the PMDG NGX. 

But all that said, the iFly was/is a better-than-average add-on that would likely have had much wider acclaim had it not been in the shadow of an established favorite.


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Hi Bob,

FYI: iFly give you a 50 % discount if you own the FSX version

50% Off for Previous FSX Version Customers

This upgrade allows you to purchase the Prepar3D v4 version at 50% off. If you have the download version, please select the Coupon/Voucher button, and use the Auto Coupon option. If you have the DVD version or purchased from a 3rd party and would like the upgrade discount, please submit a ticket via the Flight1.com website (include the serial number with your ticket) and they should be able to assist you in getting the discount.

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One more for iFly........


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