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About bönan

  • Birthday 06/23/1996

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    Orsa, Sweden
  • Interests
    Flight and train simming, sailing, travelling, politics and of course real flying...

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  • About Me
    The not-so-typical Swedish 17 year old guy, while most other people of my age spend their weekends drinking to much beer you will likely find me locked up in my room in the middle of a 4-hour flight, alternatively on some train... I'm a true railfan beside my interest for aviation!
  1. Train dispatcher, signaller etc in Sweden, working at a small station. Hoping to become a driver in the future as well.
  2. If they did a Dc-3 everybody would be happy, those who want a twin and those who want a new airliner alike! B)
  3. I guess hoping for an Accusimmed version of the PMDG Dc-6 including virtual passengers and crew (like the A2A Stratocruiser) is too much to hope for... Just let it be a new airliner...
  4. Aviable here, I think it is the same aircraft. Looks very promising! http://secure.simmarket.com/rlaborie-cargo-400m-fsxp3dv2.phtml
  5. Nothing wrong with the sounds as far as I can tell.
  6. Thanks for the suggestion, does that disable it entirely so that there is no risk of accidentally activating the airspeed mode?
  7. Well, in my opinioun they should have stayad away from it entirely instead, because as it is now it is entirely unusable. Either you climb at full power or you stay level on a low power setting.
  8. I belive I have found a bug: While in airspeed hold mode the autopilot takes control over the power levers, which is incorrect as far as I understand it. It should only modify pitch to maintain the selected airspeed. JF has been notified and hopefully it will be solved soon.
  9. Bought and did a short flight from my home field and back. Took of at MTOW and the 2600 feet runway was just long enough for a safe takeoff. Regarding ground resistance I thought it seemed pretty realistic. However, the Darts do, as someone said earlier, require some time to spool up. The first time I applied way to much power so the aircraft set of a lot faster than I wanted it to. Second time was much smoother, just give the engines a few moments to do their thing. The aircraft does not move at idle thrust, at least not at MTOW, and the brakes can easily hold full power. System wise it's much better than earlier JF offerings, just about everything is clickable and all switches have sounds, something I really like and earlier products didn't have. The F27 flies well and feels really heavy - just as I imagine the real thing does. She is extremely stable. The landing was the trickiest part, even at flight idle the engines produce a lot of thrust. It was a bit tricky to get it down onto the runway, you need to be slow early on to put her down properly. Ground roll with full braking was about 500 meters which is the same as the manual says. So far I'm very happy with this thing.
  10. Just over 1000 meters (3000 feet) at MTOW according to what I've read, so absolutely a STOL airliner.
  11. JustFlight's Fokker F27 was just released. Anyone tried it yet? I'm almost about to buy it but previous experience with JustFlight products (Dc-6, Constellation, Viscount etc) puts me off. I wonder if this one may be better though?
  12. All the primary flight instruments and the most important engine gauges are operational (manifold pressure, RPM, etc), the rest of them are however not yet working. The simulator uses FSX so the grapichs are up to modern standards, I don't know how it looked when the sim was new but I guess it was mostly a procedure trainer back then.
  13. At the Västerås Aviation Museum in Västerås, Sweden, there is a unique Convair 440 simulator. The simulator dates back to the 1970s and was used for crew training at Linjeflyg and later SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Today the simulator is open for the public. The museum also have a DC-10 simulator and a J-35 "Draken" sim. Not everything is operating system-wise yet, though, but the feeling is great. If you like to fly classic propliners, and are going to Sweden someday, make sure to visit the museum, which also has a large and unique collection of aircraft on display. Here is me, flying the runway 26 approach into Innsbruck airport, LOWI. Sorry for the bad landing... :rolleyes:
  14. Thanks for the replies, guys. I got the Wilco one, a bit annoying to have to pay for several Airbus models when it's just the A340 I'm interested in. Anyway, it's decent, at least it has a functioning FMS. Most of the overhead panel is dead, but I think it's flyable at least.
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