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  1. Jeeze I know this is digging up a very old thread but in case anyone in future is looking for a paint kit for the old payware FFS model (which I've just dusted off after many years of not using it since FS9) there is a fine paint kit here at AVSIM, filename is: ffs_340_painkit.zip
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    Bermuda from Latin VFR

    It really does look lovely huh Stan? (I've only seen the screenshots) As you say, its a bit of a haul to the nearest continent :-) .. is the only reason I havent splashed out on it myself
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    FSX Bush Planes

    Hey Bram, how about the Britten Norman Islander from Flight1, its a beauty and nicely detailed: http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=bn2islander Have you considered the DH6 Twin Otter, also a great machine? : http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/us/iboshop.cgi?showd,5930847690,10709 My latest bush bashing fave is the Carenado 185, I think the panel detail is fine, but you seem to have pretty high standards :-)
  4. (a plea to potential posters, I think we all know the Wilco Evo hasnt been super popular, we also know PMDG have done a marvelous job on the NGX, could we pleasssseee just keep this thread from being a bash-fest on Wilco, its been done to death ) Anyone who actually did enjoy the old Wilco 737 (myself included) who has since gone on to purchase the Evo model is probably a little disapointed with the range of liveries, especially 3rd party ones. Sure you can buy the premium model which includes a bunch from Wilco but to be honest the repaint kit isnt super helpful so its easy to see why there arent many 3rd party repaints out yet for the Evo. So in desperation I returned to my old favourite from my last flightsim rig, the 50-North (50N) model, and merged that with the new Evo air file and panel, and whadya know, hey presto, 2D panel working fine, aircraft systems normal, and the perfectly adaquete 50N exterior. So how does swapping the exterior help??? ... Well now you can use any of the dozens of 50N repaints available here at avsim.com and other places, and run them with the Evo panel. Also we can now potentially be creating additional liveries using the 50N repaint kit which surely has to be easier. Its the best of both worlds if you ask me. I personally like the new Evo panel over the old one, I also certainly prefer the 50N exterior (although there are pro's n con's between them) So anyway, give it a whirl, let us know how you get on. I'd be particularly interested to hear if any clever beggers get the VC working as well (currently I can only seem to get the 2D panel up. BTW - for those that dont now, the 50N model is actually payware, was released for FS2004 but behaves fine for me in FSX and always has, comes with 300/400/500 exteriors, and is currently available at flight1 for $15us which always seemed ok to me as a swap in exterior. see: http://www.flight1.c...?product=50N737
  5. VIPD looks fabulous from the screenies, might have to take the demo for a spin. Would also like to hear about the SJC fixes as am thinking of the 3 FSX releases for 13euro thing at SimMarket
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    Aerosim's 787 for FSX released

    Thanks for the review an pics Al, as usual the voice of reason and fairness :) Good to know we're gonna have options for the 787 and hopefully this model comes down a little in price once the other manufacturers release theirs. I was lucky to see one of these in the flesh this week in Auckland (New Zealand), great looking birds, posted some pics on my flickr page following is anyone wants to take a squiz... http://www.flickr.com/photos/deeknow/tags/n787bx/
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    Belgium 2012 free photoscenery

    Looks fantastic Gerard, if it wasnt for the crazy download caps in New Zealand I'd be grabbing these files :)
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    PMDG Speculated Future Releases ?

    sorry lads, I'm not usually one to get in on these speculation threads, but this topic does interest me, so here goes my $0.02 :LMAO: The 787 has to be a given right, and just a matter of timing. I imagine the 77* & 748 projects will keep them busy enuff that an entire new project (other than the DC6) wont see the light of day this year. Seems like despite so few of the 787s are in the air that with PMDGs decent relationship w Boeing and operators (who is their partner operator?) that they'll get peformance data soon enough. I reckon there'll be pressure on them though to let the 77*/748 sell in the market for awhile before they distract buyers w the 787 so if I were a betting man I'd say late next year for the 787 release :Thinking: The Airbus family just have to be out, lets be honest, I'd bet my house (if I actually owned it) on PMDG NOT releasing an Airbus of any shape inside the next 2-years. So apart from the 787 will there be another filler project like the DC6? Regional jet wise there seems to be way too much competition in the BAE146 area. I suppose a ERJ/CRJ entry is possible, lots of variants to model and sell and I think PMDG would probably secure customer orders away from the FeelThere offerings, and there are plenty of these in American and European skies to appeal to punters. In turbo-prop land either an EMB120, Saab340 or Metroliner (one of those underway elsewhere) would be fantastic as would a Dornier 328 prop or jet but not sure there'd be that much visibility or demand for them customer wise. There is a gap re the L-1011 Tristar but that seems like a big commitment and would kind of scavenge sales of the MD11 wouldnt it? Also cant see much likelyhood of a Russian airliner release (TU134/154/204, An148, Il76/96) which are fabulous machines but would the realistic systems modelling mean virtual western pilots might be put off coz its so unfamiliar? From the videos and interviews lately it seems like the Dash8 would be a canididate (as would a replacement for the Flight1 ATR), they're clearly started virtual construction on it, but the message from Rob didnt seem overly optimistic which is a shame coz the Dash is such a great aircraft. Now I know it'd hardly be a "filler" project, but I bet that between the 77*/748 and 787 releases that they'll announce a 737 classic series. It DEFINATELY fits the "aircraft people see" criteria, hardly a day would go by when a spotter wouldnt see one, and the Wilco Evo although an improvment (IMHO) leaves a lot of detail holes to be filled by someone like PMDG.
  9. Jeeze Don way to go for a first post :)
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    HU: 737 PIC Evo available as of now

    Ben, cant you find out who posted that avsim article and ask them?I just took a look on the Wilco downlodable products page and nothing there, very strang, but good news that they've made a bunch of fixes huh
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    Secret Project #1: This one is a classic!

    Hey Craig, yeah I'd love to see an F27 too, you know about the VirtualCol Fokker 50? Its a good price and a nice filler till PMDG do one :)
  12. Can't speak for the TSS MD11 sounds, but I did buy their 737 CFM set to use with the old Wilco 737 and was really pleased, nice rounded sound set, certainly an improvement for that model. Good to hear the out of the box NGX sounds are well done as am planning to buy that shortly
  13. LOL ... be great to hear recordings of some of those conversations :)
  14. Heh, sounds like you've fallen foul of "the system" a few times cmdrnmartin? @ the OP: Apart from disconnects due to inactivity (for which you wont get much sympathy from controllers), if you dont like the way someone operates or communicates, I've found that if you provide "constructive criticism" to the right people, eventually they will take notice.
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    HU: 737 PIC Evo available as of now

    To be honest, if you have v1 running quite happily in FSX then I would stick with it for now. When Wilco come out with the patch though I would come back and take a look, this new model has potential and if they fix the bugs I think its definately a step forward.