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Bill Lyons Cessna Bobcat voted BEST GA aircraft FS2002

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Well -- at least by me!! :)I am a bit surprised that we do not hear more of this aircraft in this forum . It has a certain something about it -- can't really describe it. I think the external model could look better , the VC is kind of OK, the 2d panel is very good and the sounds are great! But , overall, it is one of the few aircraft that makes me feel like I am really flying an aircraft --- not that I would know of course!! Never flown one in my life ! But -- it has that something , which if I fly it for long enough, I start to get images of "Raiders of the Lost Arc", "633 Squadron" , "Dambusters" . After a while, I start to feel like I am starring in my own B grade Hollywood movie.It's a ######y aircraft to fly -- needing a lot of playing with the mixture controls - even at sea level - to get it started and going. So what about it -- who else is flying this oldie? Maybe some of you wannabes flying high speed Falcons,etc should try this one out .Barry

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BarryI love Bill Lyons creations for just the reason that his aircraft do have character and that is difficult to achieve in a sim.Peter

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To tell the truth, this is the only aircraft I fly. Wouldn't be without it.Ed

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jerrycwo4 When you have time, please give us the 'link' to this aircraft so we can find it and I'll put my Falcon 50 in the shop for a wax job.jerry

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Thanks for the reminder. I downloaded the Bobcat a while back. I loved the model but it was a frame rate disaster on my old P3 machine. I'll have to give it a try on my new P4 1.8G XP.

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Barry, I must have flown the Canuck and the Bobcat the most in my FS2002 simming so far, especially that they are both fantastic in the wild bush out there.

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>Thanks for the reminder. I downloaded the Bobcat a while >back. I loved the model but it was a frame rate disaster on >my old P3 machine. I'll have to give it a try on my new P4 >1.8G XP. Can't say I have noticed any problems with framerates with this aircraft on my P3-1000 machine. No more so than any other aircraft anyway.Barry

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Barry,Thanks for your post. I agree, there's something about this aircraft which gives the "feeling" of flying. Since I'm not a real life pilot I can only guess about the feeling. I've spent hours in that wonderful vc cabin moving backwards and forwards and side to side. It's enjoyable being a passenger once and a while.Howard

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Hi Barry,What a coincidence!"It's a ######y aircraft to fly -- needing a lot of playing with the mixture controls - even at sea level - to get it started and going".......Last night, after several months, I decided to renew my aquaintance with this gem of an aircraft. As you point out it can be a pain to get those two engines fired up and running. I just could not understand why I was having so much trouble nor could I recall experiencing as much difficulty first time around. Then I started leaning the mixture a shade and bingo, all was well! What a relief!Mike :-wave

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