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My favorite plane, whats yours?

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Disclaimer: This isn't an advertizment for any plane, developer, provider, etc. Just wondering what other consider their 'favorite.I fly a lot of planes, and all have their pros and cons. In fact if the guys I fly multiplayer with had their way, I would have a lot more planes in my hanger. Some are for high and fast,others are for low and slow, and all are fun.I have one that I fly 80% of the time and I love it. It is complex enough to keep me interested, simple enough to not require an hour to pre-flight it, flys well both high and low, slow and fast, gets in and out of short fields, and works perfectly with 'shared cockpit' in multiplayer, does not kill my FPS, and looks great in all views, including the VC and 2D cockpits and rear cabin.The plane............ Eaglesoft CJ1XP Pro SP2-FSX SP2AMD FX60-8800GTS-2 Gigs RAMFEX-GEX-UTUSA-FSGenesis-and a bunch of other stuffComputer optomized by www.fs-gs.com

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The default 747 for commercial flights.The Maule for sight-seeing.

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Great topic, good choices! I hope people keep this thread in mind when it comes time for AVSIM readers to vote for the Readers' Choice Awards.Personally, my all-time favourite is the default J-3 Piper Cub (untweaked, although some claim it is broken). It flies well, but is challenging on the rudder pedals. It rewards flight with a TrackIR, especially if you pop the door open. It never kills frame rates!I also like all of the Acceleration aircraft. Finally, but not in the least, my favourite non-Microsoft payware (apart from the aircraft I am currently reviewing) is the Aerosoft BeaverX.As mentioned on top, this is just a personal list, and not an official endorsement of any product.Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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>>>Real Air Scout PackageSame here, especially in combination with FTX.

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It's hard to pick a single favorite aircraft because there are so many of them. So I'll choose four different categories and a couple within some categories (lol).GA Aircraft: AlphaSim Long-EZ/Eaglesoft Columbia 400Commercial Aircraft: Level-D 767Early Military Aircraft: RealAir Spitfire/AlphaSim B-24Late Military Aircraft: IRIS F-20 TigersharkThere are so many good planes out already. The truth be told, we ain't seen nothin yet ;)

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I've yet to be disappointed with a payware purchase, to be honest, on the aircraft front, anyway. But if I install new scenery I automatically boot up the RealAir SF260. The Marchetti is something special, I think. Flies predictably, but reminds you sometimes that it needs respect, and whilst it's easy to land, it's not as easy to grease it, and the satisfaction every time is 100%.But it's very difficult, isn't it? The C130, LDS767, Dornier, RA Spit, SW-A2A-P40, MD-80 - I am addicted to them all, and choosing one is sooo tricky. Still, the SF260 shouted the loudest, and I had to listen.Good thread. And, remarkably, unrelated to FSX performance or Phil. Kudos to the OP.

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Good Thread!I really enjoy the Flight1 ATR 72-500; the Flight1/Coolsky MD80 and the Level D 767-300ER. All have lots of systems simulated and look quite nice. I like the default Goose too, only default a/c I really fly anymore.Thank you,KailFlightSimmer since 1987C2D E6850 3.0GHz 1333FSBXFX Nforce 680i LT SLI2x XFX 8800GT 512MB SLI'd4GB Crucial Ballistix PC6400 800MHzCreative SB Audigy2 ZSUltra Xfinity 600W SLI PSUSeagate 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA-3GB/S HDWindows XP SP2 / FSX SP2 / FS9 SP1

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Concorde! Probably the most technically advanced civil aircraft that will ever be designed. 50 years old in concept. Decades ahead of its time. A disgrace it's no longer flying. :-grr Whilst there may not yet be a FSX version I'm sure someone is working on it.

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If I had to pick just one it would be the Dreamfleet Piper Dakota

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RealAir Scout here too. In FS2004 it was the plane I flew probably 75-80% of the time. With the missions and better default planes in FSX that percentage is probably down a bit, but it's still my easy choice for favorite. Flies great, awesome VC (with excellent visibility), you can land it just about anywhere - just the perfect little bush plane.

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Well, since I missed getting into the Best GA thread....I cannot pick just one, impossible.In alphabetical order, my top 7, (6 based on total hours flown *in FSX*, but excellent FSX performers are as important):Aerosoft Twin OtterCarenado MooneyDreamfleet DakotaEaglesoft Twin ComancheEaglesoft ColumbiaMAAM DC-3RealAir Scout

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Boeing 737PIC for Vista & FSX SP2Peter Sydney Australia

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For long distance and a heavy aircraft immersive experience:PMDG 747-400 (FSX version)For GA short hops etc:Digital Aviation's Piper Cheyenne twin(has a superb VC (FSX version))Paul

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RealAir Scout.followed by Carenado Mooney and Dreamfleet Dakota.

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After purchasing and installing Acceleration with SP2, I thought my FSX was running the best I was likely to see until the next version.BUT!With some encouragement and generosity from my Control Tower (Jenny) I went ahead and purchased my choice of well reviewed FSX add-ons.There must be something magical in the 'Code Mix' that both these two very fine 3PTD's use in their awesome packages, because ever since I installed them, my FSX has shown performance, beauty and marvels that hitherto, I have never been so absobloodylutely thrilled with.The Cessna Citation and Piper Twin Comanche are my chosen aircraft and AU Gold beautifully displays my local flying areas.

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My Favourite aircraft doesen't have a supplier that can make a good rendition of it yet, although I beleive that 'Aphasim' have one in the wings.That is the wonderful 'Boeing C-17 Globemaster 111'.So, I will opt for one that does exist.My current favourite is the 'Ariane 737-900ER' for FSX.Previous favourites have been the PMDG747 and 'F' and the wonderful Level-D 763.For G.A. I keep returning to the Carenado 'Cessna 206 Stationair'.

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Real Air Scout package and the Eaglesoft Twin Comcanche tied for first.The D027 and Cheyenne by Digita Aviation a close second.The Accel P51 a close second and a half....great aircraft.And the FSX Maule and Wilco 737rounding out my top 3.

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Too many to name, but I really enjoy hand flying the default DC3 and Shockwave's (aka A2A simulations) B-17.Manny

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I also have to say the RealAir Scout. Those guys are amazing.

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