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Carenado's Mooney M20J Released

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Go get it folks....A great week thus far....first the Eaglesoft Twin Comanche, now the Carenado Mooney....life is good ;)ooops...hold on FSX users...this is only released for FS9 at this time it seems...mmmm...the FSX version will be a separate release...darn.

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I cannot blame them as FSX is a wreck.Acceleration is crashing my system so I uninstalled it. Now FSX/sp1 is screwed up so Im facing a total reinstall.With patches and quick fixes for fsx,FSX,SP1,fsx/Accel,DX9,DX10 coming from developers, I know Im totally confused.Im afraid to buy anything for FSX until this mess is sorted out.I guess Im keeping my fingers crossed Nvidia comes to the rescue.

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Ummm....the FSX release is to follow, so they must not think it is a wreck, and neither do I....in fact, just the opposite.I just got a bit ahead of myself on this announcement, and look forward to the FSX release.

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Glad to still see major interest in FS9. I know I'm long away from FSX, if at all!

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I couldn't resist....I can't see how this would not work in FSX, so I gambled...and yes, it does. Not sure what Carenado is planning for the FSX release, but I can't believe it will be that drastic of a change from the FS9 version (textures perhaps?, and other minor stuff?), especially since the gauge package is similar to the past releases. I cannot remove the yoke in FSX for some reason, but to be honest the yoke in this aircraft really does not get in the way like some others. So far it seems to perform just dandy.I already changed/modified the panel with Freindly Panel radio gauges and the 530 GPS, and a couple RXP VOR's, ADF and HSI.As you can see, it seems to work fine in FSX, and I have an FS9 version as well:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/180034.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/180035.jpgI'm not suggesting that everyone get over-anxious as myself :D But hey....seems to work for me.

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Man, what a week for releases.I just released Flight Crew X, but I think I should have waited.This last week has been like an avalanche for FS addons.(I disagree with the comments about FSX... FSX works great for me).-Bryan

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Very nice Brian! Didn't know that friendly panels also sell radio gauge packages? Which is this? Willing to share the panel.cfg?Rob "Holland&Holland" de Vries http://fool.exler.ru/sm/fly2.gif"To go up, pull the stick back. To go down, pull the stick back harder"

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I would like to know what the sound is like. Fs9 mooney had a pretty good mooney sound but fsx seems way off to me. Shouldn't the mooney have a turbo sound?

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Sure I'll share Rob.Yes, Friendly Panels have a GPS package and a general gauge package. they actually have some duplicate stuff, but I think their radio gauges are really nice. I cannot use simplified default or other third party stuff after using the Friendly panel stuff.This was a fairly easy swap....the only minor issue being the bottom of the NAV/COM radio is a slight bit shifted (because of how Carenado built the 'holes' in the VC), but it isn't bad, and the mode function still works. I could clean it up by making the upper NAV/COM 1 shorter....and maybe I will....but I liked 1&2 being equal.I'm still awaiting the RXP release of the 430/530's, but again the Friendly Panel GPS works much better than what was installed in this aircraft.Finally, the contrast isn't as big between the gauges as it looks in my shot above, but I edited it intentionally to brighten up the details in the screenie post.When I get home, perhaps I will post the panel.cfg to my personal web space, and link it here for anyone that wants it.In terms of the sound...not sure here...to be honest I'm a bit underwhelmed with the sound package in this aircraft. In fact, initially, I'm a bit just OK with this release...it just does not have that 'magic' like the 206, 182Q or Cherokee have for me....can't put a finger on it.I'll post the config this evening...*****Oh and finally....I am NOT endorsing porting this for FSX and skipping the FSX release...there are a couple of shortcomings using the 9 version in X from what I've seen...just nothing major at all. In fact I may still pick-up the FSX version.

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Thanks Brian, that's really very much appreciated. Could you please share a link to the Friendly Panels gauge package, because I only see their other stuff (Cessna packages etc)Rob "Holland&Holland" de Vries http://fool.exler.ru/sm/fly2.gif"To go up, pull the stick back. To go down, pull the stick back harder"

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Hey guys I apologise for injected a negative FSX comment into the thread.Carenado has some of the best light GA planes there are.I had FSX/SP1 running GREAT and loaded Accel and have had nothing but problems.I deleted it but now FSX has problems. It appears to be a Nvidia driver/hardware issue so I do not think it can be "tweeked" away.So Im looking at a total reinstall with close to $500 in addons.That combined with I have not had my coffee and oil is hitting $100 a barrel has me a little:-fume I still have my trusty fs9 loaded and look forward to any screenshots especially the VC.Carry On.:-)

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I share the reinstall pain... I had to do it twice earlier this year due to activation errors. Now, I am getting ready to upgrade my 4 year old computer and have found that even my hardrives are not compatible with the new motherboard which means-a complete reinstall of everything.So far I have more addins than I ever had for fs9 (those that say addins are lacking for fsx sure haven't felt my light wallet!) I probably have even more that I can't think of. I wish there was a utility that would keep track of all fs addon's and serial numbers-and with a one click button push would reinstall all of them! With the frequency a typical simmer upgrades/crashes their system I think it would be very valuable!Complex:Upgraded the flight one AtrBought the Level d 767-300Bought fs2 crew for the 767Bought the Super 80GA:Bought Eaglesoft CommancheUpgraded the F1 Cessna 172Bought the Real Air 260Bought the Eaglesoft Cirrus Sr-22Bought the Fsd Piper Seneca VScenery/improvements:Bought all 3 landclasses (cloud 9, fsgenesis, scenery tech)Bought Fsgenesis meshBought Ultimate terrain USABought Ultimate terrain CanadaBought Megascenery HawaiiBought Dillingham airport for HawaiiBought Megascenery Southern CaliforniaBought Cloud 9 BerganUtilities:Bought Flight environment XBought Hifi Active sky xBought Hi fi graphics xBought Friendly panels gps/radio stacksBought Abacus easy gps for fsxBought Fs panel studiohttp://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpgForum Moderatorhttp://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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Brian,How good are their GPS? I don't mind limited functionality. But I would have to avoid the GPS completely if they miss assign keys to the functionality or provide for functionality that doesn't exist in the real unit. I don't want to get into bad habits and get into trouble when I use the real GPS weather its the Garmin or the Bendixking 94 in the real plane.Manny

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It isn't as good as the RXP units (which will be released for FSX in the future), but it beats the pants off the FS default, or the GPS supplied with this aircraft.For the price, it's pretty tough to beat.

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>Wouldn't it be nice if we could get more reality in everyday>avionics that are commonly used/found in the general fleet? A>Garmin 496 with xm weather would also be real nice and ditto>on a full functioning kln 94.>>http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpg>Forum Moderator>http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/Bendix King must be the dumbest company there is I suspect. Elite actually built a fully functioning KLN94 for their simulators. Yes..they apparently finished building it...but Bendix King would not give them the right to publish it. They do not want anyone building a PC simulator of their GPS. Such closed attitude is obviously not doing them any good...but they never learn.Garmin has been so open about their products. This way, real pilots can learn to use their system and become so familiar they build certain "familiarity/loyalty" to their product line which is a great sales/marketing asset. The idiots at Bendix King are so out of date with their attitude and way of thinking.. they'll go the way of the dodo bird! They have no one but themselves to blame for it.

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I agree about King-really behind the times-my understanding is Garmin was started by a couple engineers that left King for this reason.I did investigate the kln94 situation though-and talked to King directly a few years ago. It turns out they had engaged a company to make a kln94 simulator-something didn't work out and it was tied up by lawsuits. So at least what they told me a few years ago-that is why they could not sanction another company to make a simulator. A real drag-cause there is never enough time on a real flight to get into the nitty gritty. Of course the unit is dated now anyway...http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpgForum Moderatorhttp://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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Isn't Aerosoft doing a good kln for their Otter?I agree, Geofa, a 496 would be great. Especially for little panels like those of the RealAir Scout or Rick Piper's Aeroprakt.

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Problem with the new FSX Scout is that RealAir has modeled the knobs into their VC, so trying to replace those radio gauges and installing something else creates the original knobs sticking through the gauge.I love the new RealAir Scout, but that has made it pretty much 'live with it as is' in terms of swapping of any of the radio/gps gauges.We gained a bit of reality in the function of these new stock gauges, but lost in the ability to modify/swap the units (as I did in FS9 with a RXP Garmin 430 in place of the NAV/COM 1 radio).As far as the rest of RealAir gauges....nothing elase comes close to comparing. Those are magic and not to be disturbed at any cost. ;)

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Well, here's the problem. Now, chances are they won't lose a ton of business to this, but, think about it.You put a Garmin (or Bendix) simulator on your PC for, say, $100 at the high end. Now, hook up your trusty $100 GPS to the PC and feed it to the Garmin simulator, and you've got a fully functional Garmin for $200. Hmmm. A little more programming might even get it to work on a Windows Mobile PPC. It's an issue.Thomas[a href=http://www.flyingscool.com] http://www.flyingscool.com/images/Signature.jpg [/a]I like using VC's :-)N15802 KASH '73 Piper Cherokee Challenger 180

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I am not sure I fully understand your point-but I did use my Anywhere map with a pocket pc for years driving off of fs and gpsout.I am not sure what you mean by hooking up a $100 gps to the pc-as it would not be moving there would be no data. The sim could for sure drive the gps unit itself though thru gpsout-if you mean the wx box giving a live weather feed while the unit being driven by gpsout-that could also be done-however I am sure a lot a pilot's would not be wanting to bring home all those bulky wires, unit, and antennas all the time and rehooking it back up in the plane.http://mywebpages.comcast.net/geofa/pages/rxp-pilot.jpgForum Moderatorhttp://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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