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  1. Majority of airlines keep the APU running if the plane is doing a quick turn. Yes, you're burning Jet A but in the grand scheme of things it's not as much as keeping an engine running. For longer turns, they'll go with scenario A you outlined. Come to think of it the only time I ever see scenario B happen is for a regional prop. Just feather the engines (if its a free turbine) and connect the power then shut down. Hope this helps!
  2. Just a little tidbit to get you even more excited, here is a gentleman who has actual experience flying the Proline 21. Apparently the depth of this simulation is very realistic.
  3. The Proline 21 features a FMS as seen in this brochure from Rockwell Collins: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/~/media/Files/Unsecure/Marketing%20Bulletins%20Rev1/BRS/MBLPV%20FMS%20Upgrade%20King%20Air%20BRS110125.aspx Therefore putting a Garmin GPS in it would be defeating the entire purpose of having a Proline 21 in the first place. EDIT: My apologies if that sounds way more sarcastic than it is meant to be.
  4. I can't think of a non-VLJ that utilizes the G1000 (besides the Phenom 300...but that is still VLJ no?). Larger biz jets use the G3000 (e.g. the newer Citations). That being said, F1 makes a really good Mustang w/ G1000...but it's a VLJ. F1 also makes a B200 with a really good G1000 simulation...but it's a turboprop. To my knowledge there isn't such thing both in FSX nor real life that you are requesting. Then again, I could be overlooking something or just plain wrong haha.
  5. Just think of it being a large SR22. No computers, but everything is done mechanically. The red lever shuts off the engine, and the PL controls power. Pilatus/Cirrus have made it super easy that way...almost like controlling a jet. Just set your power and forget!
  6. I'm no expert on the Pilatus however the engine is not managed through a computer/FADEC. There are two levers: the power lever, and the fuel condition lever. The engine has 3 modes (all controlled through the fuel condition lever). Cut Off/Feather - when selected, the fuel is cut off and the prop immediately feathers. Ground Idle - the engine maintains ~1000 RPM for ground operations. Flight Idle - the engine maintains ~1700 RPM for flight operations. There's a bit of trickery however with this. I know a few pilots who select Ground Idle in the air, as when the pull the PL back there is a larger "disc" effect allowing for more drag during a descent. Anyways, like I said, I'm no expert. Just know that the prop never exceeds 1700 RPM and there is no way of controlling the RPM in the aircraft.
  7. Glad to see the 400LS is in the lease However a PT6 adaption from you guys certainly has me wondering.
  8. I'm thrilled. Joe told me about this about a week ago and my grin touched my ears! Hey Joe, not getting ahead of ourselves here but wouldn't a -14 be fun as well? Maybe a 400LS in the distant future? Anyways shut up and take my money! $$
  9. Hey Les, That would require a lot of attention from both companies with a happy "in between" or compromise. Flysimware is a small company that is growing rapidly with this magnificent product. I'm not saying anything it's not possible however, Flysimware has a lot to focus on right now within their own company. Especially because they are working on another Garret-powered wonder, on top of a release they are continuing to work on. Who knows what the future will hold, however a joint-partnership with HiFi seems doubtful for the time being, seeing as only PMDG has those rights right now. Enjoy the 441!
  10. In my aviation experience, I've never seen a feathered propeller ever. With the exception of a free-turbine shut down. (Let's not jynx it...I'd rather not see one any time soon). The only person on this thread who has ever seen a 441 feathered is Joe, who has tons of experience on the actual aircraft. I'm not hear to point fingers, however this is the most realistic aircraft with TPE331 engines in FSX. Period. Others have come close but none to this extent. I do believe this attack as a little unfair.
  11. Everyone is overlooking the Majestic Q400! Sure, the res may not be as high as others but the animations and everything (minus CBs - but planned to be) is modelled. -RealAir Duke v2.0 -PMDG T7
  12. Looks fantastic, Craig. I can't wait to be home again and purchase this amazing machine.
  13. He's got a 414 rather than the 441. But he's got tons of hours in the Conquest and he is continuously developing the product. Sounds like a really great company.
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