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  1. Agree. Jim, I think you're being disproportionately cautious here, and there is in fact no evidence of the OP being a commercial member, or of being in anyway involved in the mentioned software. He was simply asking if anyone has had any luck buying it. If he was involved with the product, it'd hardly be a good advertisement telling everyone on AVSIM that he's sent his money and received nothing! Also, all I saw Jim (Skorna) doing was speaking up about something that didn't seem right. (He said what I was thinking, and probably a lot of others). It takes some courage to do that - especially on AVSIM. I don't see that he was trying to "embarrass" you or anyone else. Again, I have to agree. This is an ugly thread, and well, we all get it wrong sometimes - even the best of them. I feel this member has been treated poorly here.
  2. I hope the move goes well Shuai, don't worry about working on the PC-12, we're happy to be patient and look forward to any future improvements you make (I like Artur's idea for the GPU). You really have transformed this PC-12 from a mediocre 'flying texture' to something with ever-increasing realism and enjoyment. Thanks!
  3. I've made similar observations, and to be honest, althought I love PMDG products, I've made a conscious decision not to visit the PMDG forums here any more. I see defensiveness, people belittled and condescended, a gung ho attitude to responding the paying customers, and well.... I just don't like it, so I've voted with my eyes as it were. :smile:
  4. Don't do that at the account of louisdecoolste...... I've yet to ever see him post anything positive about anything! Just read the dialogue above between him and Flyfox. Clearly, no-one's viewpoint is valid if it disagrees with Louis'. It's a great addon. Consider the price. And it does a heck of a lot more "right" than any of the recent Carenado releases do; at significantly higher prices! ==================== Points of arrogance, conjecture, and projecting his views to everyone else, highlighted in red below. So just to be clear; 1). Flyfox's views are irrelevent and invalid according to Louis - purely because he is 'late to the party'. So only those who buy at release are entitled and capable of having a view then.... <_< 2). This addon is far from 'abandonware'. Review the thread, and see how many other people are referring to it as abandonware, other than louis. 3). Louis suggests that 'most would agree' that this aircraft is worth 50% what it is offered for. See any evidence of others having this view in the thread? ........ the aircart costs $34.95 (£23), so Louis is suggesting it should sell for $17.50 (£11.50). A pretty laughable suggestion really. Louis clearly expects Level D Sim accuracy in this aircraft, for $17.50. At the end of the day, the visuals are great, the sounds are great, the FDE ain't bad, and the systems - well they're not fabulous by any stretch - but they're adequate for the pricepoint and target audience of Alabeo aircraft.
  5. As a hard critic of Carenado's recent releases ......... I bought this C404 from their Alabeo stable, and I love it! ......... it capitalizes on everything that Carenado/Alabeo are good at, in my opinion. And with RXP and GTN compatibility, for $34.95 (£23 quid in my money), it's far far better value than any recent Carenado release. Best Alabeo release to date.
  6. It's a full new build, rather than a SP, so it won't be in the 'Updates' but will be available via your Orders page.
  7. Simmarket have had v1.6 available on users account for 2 or 3 weeks now. Might need to drop FSPilotShop an email urging / reminding them to update to the latest version.
  8. Just as a contrast to the views about VOR to VOR flying; I fly the Coolsky DC-9 a lot, but I fly it in more of a present day context (cargo operations in Alaska for Everts Air). In that context, a GPS-based FMS system would always be employed, and I have added the Friendly Panels addon FMS to my Coolsky DC-9. It's actually just a "default GPS masked" based FMC, but it makes things more realistic to have that as a pop up, rather than the default FS GPS's, which you'd only find in General Aviation aircraft. The DC-9 follows the FP FMS route perfectly (just switch to GPS on the DC-9s GPS/NAV switch, or use the FS shortcut as I do), then set the DC-9's autopilot to "Nav".
  9. The price increases have been quite recent, so I think people are entitled to have 'expected' more, for that extra $$, than they've actually gotten. But people time and again fail to vote with their wallets. (I've been guilty of that too in the past). If you spend what you consider to be a premium price and find the product disappointing, then there is no logical reason to repeat that with the next (similarly priced, similar type, aircraft). I learned my lesson with the Citation (and it's dreadful "FMC" expansion pack), so enough was enough and I never took the bait for the Hawker. As soon as I saw early reports of the usual bugs; unreliable autopilots, poor APPR mode performance, features that appear to have been misunderstood by Carenado, etc, I knew I'd made the right decision; for me, at least. I will buy their Navajo, because I know exactly what to expect from a twin-engined piston GA aircraft from Carenado (still some bugs but a broadly acceptable experience) but I will never buy another 'complex' aircraft or jet from them again. Even with their GA aircraft, where they tried to take on systems complexity, things went wrong (I'm thinking autothrottles being employed on the SR-22 here, to manage 'speed'). Steam gauge, GA from Carenado, and I'm in, That's about it. @Bert raises a very good point - people talk about "you shouldn't expect systems accuracy from Carenado", but systems accuracy (or lack of) is not the problem - bugs with what is provided, is the problem. ======================== A typical day in the Carenado HQ: "Okay, I've just finished the last gauge on our latest, product, it's finished!" "Cool, shall we do the testing" "Yes, let's test the sales server....." :smile:
  10. Yeah, I use that too (when my Q400 doesn't crash with sound issues!), it's a nifty little gauge. :smile:
  11. Yeah, I thought that too. Surely such a dense, intensive area could benefit without FPS and VAS-wasting interior modelling. Unless the interior stuff can be deactivated, I'm going to sit this one out. I do love other T2G stuff, but this seems a (brave, but) questionable choice of a large, complex airport. Seatle; slap bang in the middle of Orbx PNW (and so many Orbx airfields near it).
  12. What sort of frames were you seeing in this scenario? As an aside, it is rather ironic / humourous that T2G are recommending 0% AI when using the product, but all of their screenshots show tons of AI! :smile:
  13. I completely appreciate your innocent and non-judgemental enquiry, (and the underlying reason for the interest) but I think it very unlikely that anyone here will be able / willing to help, due to the full "story" associated with the individual, and the losses suffered by members of the sim community.
  14. It's not a joke. Current release is FSX only, but the P3D version will follow.... Me neither, but this airport is slap bang in the middle of one of the most FPS/VAS/Resource-intensive areas of the FS world, and with FTX PNW in the mix, things are even more demanding. I've never gotten good performance even at the default KSEA. Good on them for taking on the challenge, but I'll definitely be looking out for some performance reviews before jumping in on this one!
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