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AFRIKAKORPS 08-12-07 11:33 PM

You got it Chock, its the Alphasim version, and like every Alphasim aircraft its great. Their SAAB Gripen is great too, not only does it look amazing but it also handles very well. Is that a PBY Catalina flying boat? I would hate having to land that thing in a storm. How does it handle?

Chock 08-12-07 11:42 PM

Thats the default Grumman Goose G21A that you get in FSX, one of the better default aircraft in FSX, It looks more like a payware aircraft in fact than most of the included ones.

It flies really well, very stable, easy to trim into level flight and it has an absolutely amazing virtual cockpit, very atmospheric. Apart from the (modern) radio stack, it has very few instruments suitable for IFR flight, but it has good stable flight characteristics (apart from when you drop the flaps and it goes badly out of trim - probably like the real thing I imagine). That's why I like doing IFR in it, because you can concentrate on the problems that having bugger all in the way of navigational instruments creates while not worrying about trimming it up for level flight.

And it's a Navy plane too, so it's cool.

:D Chock

AFRIKAKORPS 08-12-07 11:51 PM

Surprisingly thats probably the one aircraft I haven't flown in FSX yet. It sounds like a lot of fun, and a challenge here and there doesn't hurt either. If theres one thing I enjoy about old prop aircraft is that you don't have to deal with a million computers while flying; you just use the essentials. How many custom aircraft do you have Chock? I would imagine quite a few.

Chock 08-13-07 09:25 AM

Not as many as I would like, I want PMDG to get their asses in gear and make some of their stuff FSX compatible, and I'd love them to get a move on with their Airbus too, the FSX Airbus is dreadful, and all the current add-on ones don't model the ECAM properly, which is kind of the point of an Airbus:rotfl:

Without actually looking, these are the noteworthy ones I have in FSX (list below), although I do still fly a lot of the add-on aircraft I have for FS9 (which is a much longer list than this one LOL), because apart from the air-mass modeling of FSX, FS9 is almost as good, and I still have a lot of cool add-ons for FS9 that I like to use. The Flight 1 (Aeroworx) Beechcraft King Air B200 for FS9 is still the best add-on aircraft there is in my opinion (shame it won't work in FSX), the PMDG Boeing 747 for FS9 is a pretty close second though. FSX still has a lot of catching up to do.

Note that I have tweaked and messed around with a lot of the config files in some of these freeware ones, either to get them to work in FSX, or to improve the way they fly, and I've invariably repainted them too.

Cessna 172R (payware from Flight1)
Bucker 131B Jungmann (freeware from AVSIM)
Piaggio P149D (freeware from AVSIM)
Avions de Transport Regional ATR 72-500 (payware from Flight1)
Embraer EMB-120 (freeware via WestWind)
Airbus A340-200 and 300 (freeware via WestWind)
Boeing 727 Professional (various models), tweaked to run in FSX (payware from Just Flight {Captain Sim})
Lockheed L188 Electra (freeware via WestWind)
Douglas DC-8-71F (freeware via WestWind)
CASA (Junkers) 352L (freeware from AVSIM)
Douglas DC-6 (JBK version via AVSIM)
Vultee Valiant (JBK version via AVSIM)
Harrier GR-7 (freeware from AVSIM)
Pilatus PC-12 (payware from Flight1)
SA Pitts Special S1T (freeware from AVSIM)
WOP2 Boeing B-17 G (payware from Shockwave Productions)
Cessna 441 Conquest II (payware from Flight 1)
Boeing 247D (JBK version via AVSIM)
Bell UH-1D Iroqouis 'Huey' (payware from TTTS collection)
Aerospatiale Gazelle (payware from TTTS collection)

There are probably some others, but those are the ones I tend to mess about with, and I know all these work okay in FSX running on Vista. It would probably take me all day to list the add-on aircraft I have for FS9:rotfl:

:D Chock

GSpector 08-13-07 10:35 AM

WHAT, No Blackbird listed :o

That's just not fare :nope:

Where's there sand for me to kick:hmm:

Chock 08-13-07 10:41 AM


WHAT, No Blackbird listed
Actually I have got the Just Flight SR-71, but it is FS9 and not FSX. As far as I'm aware, there is no patch to make it FSX compatible.

:D Chock

GSpector 08-13-07 10:08 PM

Wow, a Blackbird :up:

I only have FS9 :yep:

How does it look and fly at Mach 3+?

Chock 08-13-07 10:14 PM

Check the SR-71 out here, lots of screenshots:

It's a very impressive add-on, especially if you want to go across the Atlantic in less than two hours, and it is a hell of a lot easier to fly than the add-on Concorde from the same developer :up:

:D Chock

Camaero 08-13-07 10:29 PM

That is such an amazing plane. Looks like Just Flight did a nice job on her.... Where is one for FSX?

GSpector 08-14-07 12:20 AM

Wow, I was very impressed with the lighting effects of the "tiger stripes" coming out the engines. The grey heat resistant tires and chute were a great touch.

I was disapointed that the max speed was only Mach 3.3 but I guess it will do:roll:

It was nice to see 4 models included. I would have liked to have seen a YF-12a with AIM rockets just for fun but I think I will be looking for this item along with the F-117a they have when I am able to get them.


HunterICX 08-14-07 03:52 AM

I've seen a Documentary about the blackbird a while ago
really a amazing plane.

I think in combat that baby is hard to track :yep:

Jimbuna 08-14-07 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by HunterICX
I've seen a Documentary about the blackbird a while ago
really a amazing plane.

I think in combat that baby is hard to track :yep:

Some info: :up:

Chock 08-14-07 04:14 PM

The good thing about Just Flight stuff, is that when you buy their products online, you get points on your account with them, and you can spend those points on more stuff from them, even ending up with free stuff if you buy one or two things. Look out for their regular 'sales' too, often on a Monday.

If you are into learning to fly for a PPL, they have a package which works in FS8, FS9 and FSX too, called 'Flying Club'. It has a lot of the typical aircraft you fly when learning for a PPL, so it's a nice one to have if you'd like to familiarise yourself with many of the typical flight school types of aircraft. The aircraft all run great too, with very fast frame rates. Here are the Cessna 152 and PA38 Tomahawk from that package pictured below.

The Flying Club add-on also has a nice utility that comes with it, which will let you put a picture of yourself on the pilot figure, as I have done here, so that's my ugly mug in these two aeroplanes!

:D Chock

porphy 08-16-07 04:42 AM

Just a small contribution from EECH 1.9 Looks good!

Dowly 08-19-07 01:38 PM

A quickie

Seeadler 08-20-07 05:02 PM

Hurrican Dean in ActiveSkyX

Oberon 08-20-07 05:35 PM

Hmmmm :hmm:

P3 Orion...straight to the core!!

You know you want to do it :up:

Great pic by the way Dowly!! :rock: :rock:

HunterICX 08-20-07 05:39 PM

silly question: do those hurricanes shown in that really show up IN-Game?

Chock 08-21-07 01:01 AM

yes, the hurricanes are there, FSX has much more realistic weather capabilities

:D Chock

GSpector 08-21-07 02:18 AM

I'm sure FSX has much better graphics but doesn't FS9 also allow real world weather. I'm sure it does. I'm sure I used it when I had it on my system

If anyone uses FS9, any chance someone could check this out to see what the storm looks like in FS9?

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