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  1. Another question: How does the X Plane 737 Ultimate version compare with the PMDG version in P3D?
  2. Thank you for your feedback, very much appreciated. If I was sure the system was bug free and troubleshoot time was going to be reduced to min, I would probably come back. I have come across a few reports that suggest that each and every add-on in this world is more or less plagued with minor but annoying bugs (Like in my days). Is this shared by the guys here? Ghiom
  3. Thank you for your input. Am I going to jump the gun? Ghiom
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    Hello

    I have been a flight simmer for 15+ years until stopping in 2017 for various reasons. I was using FS9 and flying commercial aircraft under ATC.

    Now I am considering coming back, and would like some recommendations based on my desire to:

    1. fly short-medium haul planes like the 737NG, A320 or 717, highly realistic and trustworthy system-wise (I don't care too much about the aerodynamic realism)

    2. fly under ATC, but off-line (I used to use RadarContact v4)

    3. fly with North America and the Caribbean

    4. have an AI environment with fully customizable and up-to-dateas much as practical"

    Hi mate, to answer a few of your questions regarding Aircraft, ATC and realism , I use the following on every flight

    Many will argue but I have all of the simulations available and I believe P3D has the longest legs (as well as a multi-billion, military backed corporation building it) So my money is (going) on P3D.

    Aircraft: 737NG (all good, but getting a bit long in the tooth now, still love to fly it though) A320, most will say FSLabs, but I have both Aerosoft pro versions and the FSlabs, I think AS is more fun and (on my PC) runs the best. 717-200, I also have this aircraft, but at £59, I think I would go for the "Maddog".

    ATC: No question in my mind, it has to be ProATC X, as of this moment, I believe, this is the best ATC available offline.

    AI Traffic and ground service: Again I have all currently on offer and to my mind UTLive, best models and best fps. Ground service, well there is only one, GSX Level 2.

    This video shows off all of the above to some degree, hope this helps.

     

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      ghiom

      Thank you

      I appreciate the input.

      It is very tempting to come back but I am not sure I will have enough time to dedicate to it, as it requires a lot of time, especially in setups and tweaks.

      I owned the iFly 737 for FS9 and never liked it. So with a new rig, I would definitely go with the PMDG version. I also owned the Maddog but was frustrated by the bugs that would never be fixed in FS9. The only thing with the Maddog is there aren't too many real world flights you can take with it in North America, except for Delta Airlines.

      Ghiom

       

  5. Hello I have been a flight simmer for 15+ years until stopping in 2017 for various reasons. I was using FS9 and flying commercial aircraft under ATC. Now I am considering coming back, and would like some recommendations based on my desire to: 1. fly short-medium haul planes like the 737NG, A320 or 717, highly realistic and trustworthy system-wise (I don't care too much about the aerodynamic realism) 2. fly under ATC, but off-line (I used to use RadarContact v4) 3. fly with North America and the Caribbean 4. have an AI environment with fully customizable and up-to-dateas much as practical Question: P3D, FSX or X Plane? Is there a forum post that suggests the best/most fit-for-purpose hardware currently available on the market? Thank you Ghiom
  6. Oh! Thanks for the reply. I have a deep knowledge of the 737NG and its system having flown the PMDG version for years before and the iFly since it came out. It is just that everytime I take the iFly for a ride because its systems are so well done, I end up dissapointed and frustrated. I agree the systems look awsome and reliabiily (CTD) is 100%. I simply don't like the way it flies (manually and AP). Plus the VC gauges quality is not great but if that was only that... This post isn't about me reviewing the iFly so I won't do it. I have raised my concerns enough in the iFly forum...
  7. Yeah. I'll probably pass on the old PMDG. Perhaps time to move on to P3D.
  8. I am considering reinstalling the PMDG 737. Do you guys think that it still competes against the LevelD 767 or the MD-11? I don't like the iFly version (for a few personal reasons) and I am looking for an alternative. thank you Ghiom
  9. I own the iFly 747. Never fly it. Visually it's great if not perfect. But manual flying and AP are very poor (IMHO). Ghiom
  10. Thanks Assign Administrator rights to makerwys.exe in \FS9 and it did the trick. Thank you again Ghiom
  11. Yes, already checked and it's not. only a4.csv is current.
  12. Thanks for the reply I did change my setup and scenery.cfg has been updated. Still there seems to be no update to the scenery db after a very quick rebuild, against when it usually takes 20-30 secs and you see all the files being scanned.
  13. Hello I am used to rebuilding my scenery DB using the command button in RCv. My fs9 path is d:\fs9. I just wanted to do it today but although the process starts and finishes, nothing is updated. In fact the process takes 1-2 secs when it used to be more in the 15-30secs the last times I did it. I haven't changed anything to my setup and RCv4 works fine otherwise. Thank you Ghiom
  14. Yes, I must admit I like when my planes fly the rails. The FS environment is not designed for too much realism. I don't have a copilot with me! My main complain with the iFly planes is that no matter how you plan your VNAV deacent with wind forecast and alt restriction, you ALWAYS ens up overspeeding on the path especially due to the high initial descent rate (almost a dive). I have exchanged this at length on the iFly forum and it's not unusual in the real world it appears. Yet it bothers me.
  15. The level-d 767 is much much easier to handle than the ifly 747. Manual flying and AP response (especially under acceleration). The iFly is very good system wise but not as good as the level-d for dynamics and AP control in general. Perhaps because with (much) lesser FPS, the AP is lagging behind. I know the iFly FDE have been discussed. My view is that iFly probably made it too realistic for a PC simulator with the flip side that it's difficult to handle and very sensitive to FS weather and environment. For leisure flyer like me, I'd rather have it a bit more forgiving. My 2 cents. Ghiom
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