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H all after finally getting FSX to run fairly smoothly on my computer I would like to get mor einto GA flying, especially with the great FTX..does anyone have any recommendations fore a really good ga aircraft WITH a great VC(the only way to fly!)...I also want one with smoooth gauge movement..not the kerky, jerky ones i amused to...I have the real air spitfire but are there any other GA aircraft with similar fluid gauges you can recommend?thanks!

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Also, from personal experience with them, RealAir SF260, Digital Aviation Cheyenne, Aerosoft Twin-Otter, and some excellent freeware in the AVSIM library.Cheers,Etienne

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Anything RealAir. It's The best, in my opinion. I bought their Taildragger 2007 pack a week ago, no problems whatsoever, flies excellent, no problem for installation, looks beautiful, and the VC is unbeatable (possibly even better than real life).

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I'd go with anything Real Air, the Dreamfleet Dakota, and the Eaglesoft Twin Commanche as some of the best Ga.As an alternative however, you can do what I do. With Fs panel studio you can easily add/ customize any panel as an example the Reality xp flightline gauges (which are some of the smoothest realistic instruments around), the new Reality Xp Garmin Waas 430/540, Abacus ez-gps, and the Friendly panel radio gauges to any cockpit you have; for smooth realistic instruments and response which imho makes or breaks reality! That can be as fun as buying a whole new aircraft-especially when none are available for the make and model you seek.My custom default Fs Baron with all the above (waiting for a 3rd party fsx Baron-especially a B55!):http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/189272.jpg

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I really like the Aerosoft BeaverX. It's a truly versatile model, which will allow amphibious and bush-flying operations.Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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There are many great GA aircraft available now - some are mentioned. However, if FPS is a concern you might have a closer look at the Eaglesoft Twin Comanche. It's a great match regarding quality, complexity, the feel of flight and good frame rates. My plane of choice specially above dense areas.Heiko

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>H all after finally getting FSX to run fairly smoothly on my>computer I would like to get mor einto GA flying, especially>with the great FTX..does anyone have any recommendations fore>a really good ga aircraft WITH a great VC(the only way to>fly!)...I also want one with smoooth gauge movement..not the>kerky, jerky ones i amused to...I have the real air spitfire >but are there any other GA aircraft with similar fluid gauges>you can recommend?>>thanks!FSD-International as the Saratoga II and Piper Navajo for FSX which have no frame rate hit as far as I can tell. Also check out EagleSoft, Flight1, Digital Aviation and DreamFleet.Read reviews and forum comments before purchasing.

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The Carenado Mooney has a great VC and no impact on framerates whatsoever.Pat

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Lionheart has a great Bellanca Viking I do most of my GA flying in and did a little IRL also. Just watch out for termites :-p

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OP, I also got the Real Air Scout package where it will shine with FTX and all the extra (mostly grass/gravel) airfields. I was actually looking for a twin engine and was close to getting the Cheyenne, but when I saw RealAir's next release, I decided to wait for the twin and get the Scout package.Geofa, RealAir's next release is the B60! Don't know if you saw that.http://www.realairsimulations.com/list_box.php?page=coming

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Of course you knew that was coming out!! :-roll Any idea of when it's going to be released?

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Eaglesoft Twin Comanchefluid gauges, very few drawcalls (i.e. good framerate), excellent VC..all the things you said you want.RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.16 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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All that can be said is that now that RealAir has completed the Spit for FSX, they have now turned their full attention to the Duke. Production was half finished before, so hopefully not too long now.Best Regards, Donald T. :-wave

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Not to sound repetitive, but Eaglesoft released a real winner with the Twin Commanche. The VC is as real as you can get, gauges are fluid, and frame rates are as good as they can get with any payware product. They packaged in the Flight1 wrapper so a thirty-day, no questions asked refund policy is included.Regards,Jim Karn

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Thanks Jim and others for the kind words about our FSX Twin Comanche.Interested parties may wish to drop over to our site to see summer sale pricing on this aircraft.:-)

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RealAir Marchetti Sf.260 is a premium product and extremely versatile; an excellent platform for VFR or IFR.

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I've got to throw in the AlphaSim Long-EZ with its full 3D gauges and cockpit :) Great performance and great price too. Lots of variants included and even more available on the internet. Though I'm a bit biased I still believe it to be the best GA plane available at the moment. The new SR-22 from eaglesoft might throw it from its throne though ;) Speaking of Eaglesoft, I'd recommend their Columbia 400. She gets more flight hours than most of my planes. :D

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>Thanks Jim and others for the kind words about our FSX Twin>Comanche.>Interested parties may wish to drop over to our site to see>summer sale pricing on this aircraft.:-)>>I think this Eaglesoft bird looks like the best of a good breed of hatchlings (for now), but if it is as complex and systems heavy as some (like Level D), I would rather pass, Who wants to fly a complicated computer system which flys a complex computer system to fly the airplane? I would like to operate a quality pressurized twin, but don't want to give up in disgust after not being able to even start it up, it does, I'll jump out and hop in my Twin Otter, Beaver X, or Spitfire instead.If anyone knows, please help. I also can't find a link to screenshots, and significant promotional material. Can someone very familiar with this aircraft tell me what it is to fly, and show the actual URL where I can buy it. THANK YOUSpirit Flyer

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My recommendations:RealAir ScoutEaglesoft Twin ComancheCarenado MooneyDigital Aviation CheyenneFlight1 PC12Dreamfleet DakotaAll great GA aircraft. The first two: easy on framerates.

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For information on Eaglesoft products you would go to www.eaglesoftdg.com.I feel odd posting that... but it was requested... so don't beat me up. ;)

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>>>>I think this Eaglesoft bird looks like the best of a good>breed of hatchlings (for now), but if it is as complex and>systems heavy as some (like Level D), I would rather pass, The Twin Comanche is not that systems-heavy. You're thinking of the Eaglesoft SR22...it is probably fair to say, more systems-heavy. The Twin Comanche is a 1960's era aircraft although it has some modern avionics installed. You don't HAVE to fly using the avionics of you don't want. It has plenty of steam gauges to use.>I would like to>operate a quality pressurized twin, The Eaglesoft Twin Comanche is not a pressurized aircraft. If you want pressurized twin I'd look at the Flight1 Cessna Conquest, and aircraft like that.Keep in mind that any pressurized aircraft is generally going to be more complex systems-wise than a non-pressurized aircraft, in general. Generally you can't have it both ways.RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.16 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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Pick up either Eaglesoft Twin Comanche or RealAir SF260 - you won't regret.

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