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Old 12-10-2005, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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favourite planes and why?

Hi everyone i was just wondering what everyone's favourite plane was to fly on microsoft flight simulator 2004 and why?

i would be grateful if you would let me know thanks.
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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J/K Geebo. I like the Level D 767 because it is supposedly very accurate, even though I can't for the life of me figure out how to work everything esp the FMC which has a manual all its own.

I also like the MAAM-sim DC-3 after I read Fate of the Hunter and North Star Over my Shoulder...it's one of the more realistic vintage planes out there for Flightsim, plus buying it helps keep their own DC-3 in the air.

And one of my goals as a pilot is to get my real life DC-3 rating (someday 10 years from now when I have the money!) There is some place down south that actually does DC-3 type ratings!

DC-3's. Mmmmm.
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It will be 737 P.I.C. when it comes out on Monday!

At the minute I have a lot of aircraft I love to fly. The Dreamfleet 727 is great, I love the Flight1 Cessna 172 and all of Carenado's stuff is fantastic.
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At the moment, its the Whitworth Argosy, a four engine turboprop freighter, a very nice mode, and since Im a small freight person on flightsim, good for me.
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Got a new one for ya!

its a payware one thoug...the cessna caravan by feelthere simulations, its 100 times better than the default fs one I can tell you, cant wait to fly it some more!
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For Christmas I got some Carenado general aviation aircraft. Now, I love general aviation, probably my favourite sort of aviation, however, in real life, it is too expensive even for the Queen of Sheba to keep up.

Or that's what I though until I flew Carenado's Cessna 206 Stationair, Cessna 182RG and Piper Cherokee 180. They are great in every department: I can't fault their products in anyway. Fantastic frame rates (partially because General Aviation aircraft are smaller, and therefore, require less memory, allowing them to make their stuff even more detailed), the flight dynamics are true to the real aircraft (except for stalls, but that is because of MSFS as opposed to Carenado) and well, just bloody great! What's better is, they cost about £11 GBP (except for the PA- 28, it is £14)

So my favourite aircraft are currently:

1.) C-206
2.) C-172 (by Flight 1)
3.) PA-28-180
4.) C-210 (it was Carenado's first proper release. It was out in 2003, and that shows slightly when compared to the others, but is still non less better than 90% of stuff)
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I am very much a mil fan, so if its fast, and handles well, especially when im zooming around the lakes at low level, then I like it. Which is why I cant wait to get my hands on our new TSR2 at simshed, and until then, something like a Tornado or similar.
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I like 767 simple becasue the addon package is very cool. (well I aslo have 737 dreemfleet that is cool too).
Tu-154B is another cool addon. I love it because I have been ridding this bird around 50-60 times. (Well not only Tu-154B s but also Tu154M-s).
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(well I also have 737 dreemfleet that is cool too)
Yes, five years old for flightsim 2000 and still class. It highlights what a great job they did with it, and secondly, Dreamfleet are almost impossible to match in terms of quality.
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That Tu-154 is a brilliant model!

The PSS 777 Pro for Fs2000 was good for its time. Dated graphics now though. Also, I found a brilliant Mig 29 for flightsim (freeware) the other day. A very well detailed model and good fun to fly.

And Andy, that TSR2 looks the business, can't wait to have a fly!
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Oh and also the Shorts Belfast from Alpha-sim. I know its getting on a bit but i'd been waiting for about a year for someone to make a model of it!
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I've never played MSFS 2004. In X-plane this plane is my favorite.


Yeah, I know, pathetic saying the plane you designed yourself is your favorite, hehe. I'm a loser.
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Wow! What is that thing!?!
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I call it the Condor. It's a sport jet with a 1000ish lb thrust jet engine. If you have X-plane I can send it to you.
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That Tu-154 is a brilliant model!
When mastering the Tu-154 I've lerned a lot about air navigation. When flying Boeings or Aibuses you don't think that much about those details though I am pretty sure that realworld pilots shoud have all that knoledge.
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Ira, Im afraid im a MS FS2004 person and dont have x-plane so Im afraid its no use to be at the moment, but certainly a cool plane. I've always wanted to make a plane but never quite got that far!

Vlad,

I know what you mean about having to concentrate harder on aircraft navigation with the Tupolev, no gps and all!
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I know what you mean about having to concentrate harder on aircraft navigation with the Tupolev, no gps and all!
Yea there are some kind of radar systems on the aircraft, also you have got the "Jasmin" (the FMC). You lign-up the IRS upon takeoff and than there is a sysem wich measures your ground speed and movement direction using the Doppler Efect (DISS) so that the computer knows how much have you gone since the alignment. Also you do corrections using the RSBN's on your way.
RSBN is a ground radio emissoin source like a VOR. But on RSBN reading gauge you have to readings. You see the radial you are at the current moment and the distance from the RSBN. So you have your coordinates in Polar system. you can do the calculations easly using them. Also there is a lot of naviagation calculatins where you must find the fork betwen departure and arrival airports (to do a proper IRS final alignment and a lots of more things) and your route actual magnetic headings. If Anyone wants to learn a very deep air navigation I'd suggest you to master the tu-154 model. There is a lot of enlgish and russian documentation also their forum widely supports english. http://www.protu-154.com/index_e.html
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