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Hi,I hope this topic is posted the right place.As the headline tells, I am looking for a payware aircraft that is as easy to use as the built-in aircraft of FSX. I am not interested in start up procedures, FMC programming, fuel calculation and so on. I just want to fly the aircraft like the way it is possible to do with the built-in 737 and 747.I have been looking at the Wilco Airbus pack vol. 2 (including A330 and A340) and as far as I can see, one can choose different levels of realism - stretching from absolute beginner to advanced. I am looking for owners of the Wilco Airbus pack to tell me if it is possible to steer the aircraft as easily as the standard 737 and 747? And what are your general opinions on the aircraft?If anybody else has any suggestions on what I should buy, please let me know as I am still not sure what to do. For exmaple: How easy to use is the Wilco 777? Or the wilco Airbus pack vol. 1 - A318, A319, A320? And what are their VCs like? Is there a wide selection of liveries? etc. etc.Thanks in advance for any help. :)

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Consider the CLS DC-10 series, which is as simple to fly as the default aircraft, has a nice VC and great external model.Gary

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Take a look at the Flight1/Coolsky MD-80. You can fly it like the default airliners, and it even has automatic configurations for every phase of flight, selectable with a click of your mouse. And then when you're ready, it's complex enough to fly completely "by the book". It can be as easy or hard as you like.Jim

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>Check out Overland models for similar virtual cockpits but>quality models and paints:>>http://www.overland.co.jp/english/index.html>>As far as I can see, the Overland aircraft are not avilable for FSX. Is that correct?>Consider the CLS DC-10 series, which is as simple to fly as the default >aircraft, has a nice VC and great external model.>>Thanks for the advice. I already have the A300 from CLS and I find it average. Do you know how it is compared to the DC-10??>Take a look at the Flight1/Coolsky MD-80. You can fly it like the >default airliners, and it even has automatic configurations for every phase of flight, selectable with a click of your mouse. And then when >you're ready, it's complex enough to fly completely "by the book". It can be as easy or hard as you like.>>That sounds great! Do you have any experience with it yourself? How is the VC framerate etc.?Does nobody have any expereince with any of the Wilco products?

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Overland planes are for FS9; however, they are easily converted to FSX. I have the Airbus series in both FS9 and FSX. Go to the file library and search for "Dave Nunez". He has written a complete guide on how to port the Overland/Simmer's Sky airline package into FSX.Carl

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>That sounds great! Do you have any experience with it>yourself? How is the VC framerate etc.?I do own the MD-80. It can be demanding, but I'm using it on an ancient P4 2.6 ghz computer, using a 22" monitor at 1680 X 1050.Here's the link to the info on the place with screenshots:http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=FL1-S80-002Jim

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If you want "as easy to use as the built-in aircraft of FSX" then there are plenty of freeware aircraft that will save you a lot of money especially if your just interested in loading an aircraft andflying. Project Opensky comes to mind. If that's all your interestedin I wouldn't bother spending $20-$90 US on payware. Just look at theFSX aircraft in the file library.Craig

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> If you want "as easy to use as the built-in aircraft of>FSX" then there are plenty of freeware aircraft that will save>you a lot of >money especially if your just interested in loading an>aircraft and>flying. Project Opensky comes to mind. If that's all your>interested>in I wouldn't bother spending $20-$90 US on payware. Just look>at the>FSX aircraft in the file library.>>>>>CraigHi Craig, thanks for replying.As far as I know, the POSKY aircraft are not fully compatible with FSX and they do not have a VC - which is mandatory for me. So my mean concern about freeware aircraft are their lack of a VC.If anybody else has any recommendations on what I should buy, please let me know.

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Another regarding the Overland aircraft (both Airbus and Boeing pack):Do all the OverlandSim aircraft come with a VC or is it only a limited number? Because so far, I have only seen VC screenshots from the B747.

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To my knowledge all have VC and 2D; however, not all switches are clickable in VC.Carl

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>Take a look at the Flight1/Coolsky MD-80. You can fly it>like the default airliners, and it even has automatic>configurations for every phase of flight, selectable with a>click of your mouse. And then when you're ready, it's complex>enough to fly completely "by the book". It can be as easy or>hard as you like.>>Jim>I'm looking at their Super80. God I hate being a passenger in that thing in real life...But by looking at their VC and 2d panel, it's just like the real thing. Thanks for the link, I'm looking for something like this to help me fly "by the book" slowly.

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>To my knowledge all have VC and 2D; however, not all switches>are clickable in VC.>>CarlSounds good. Which switches are controllable from the VC? Are all the autopilot functions? Because that is really the only thing that matters to me when flying.

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I would recommend that you go to the Overland site and download their MD-11. It is freeware and should give you a good idea about the VC and 2D panels. Their planes are not the hard core but real easy to just get in and fly if that is what you are looking for.http://www.overland.co.jp/Carl

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