Cannot go wrong with PMDG (737's 777's) or Level D 767 - all long in the tooth nowadays but still valid. I still fly a wonderful Flight 1 Douglas DC9 which was FS2002 patched to FS2004. Flew that only yesterday.
Post by Nathan Ford - HJG on Jan 28, 2020 11:38:07 GMT
I love the Aeroworx X-treme King Air B200 for FS2004 from Flight1 great GA aircraft. Another fabulous GA biz jet is the Eaglesoft Citatation X FS2004 as well as their Citation II. I also use the following...
This is my list so far. Im more into the high performance GA aircraft, like the Epic LT/Cheyenne 400LS/Piaggio P-180 but also into aircraft that have been modified to have bigger engines like the Piper Navajo Panther conversion.
Piaggio P-180 by FSD and Mario Noriega Epic LT by LHC Cessna 441 Conquest II by Flight1 Piper Navajo and Panther by FSD Piper Cheyenne 400LS by FSD Rockwell Turbo Commander 690B by Veneaviones TBM 700 Beechcraft Starship by Matt Stanova Super Kingair 200 by AFG PC-12 by AFG Kingair C90B by Carenado Cessna 421C Golden Eagle by Flight1 Aerosoft/DA Piper Cheyenne PA-31T
My question for those of you who have the aerosoft cheyenne, does it require the original panel for the animations like gears/flaps/ailerons to work?
Post by Nathan Ford - HJG on Jan 29, 2020 21:29:23 GMT
Hey Alex, just be careful with some of the earlier aircraft. If you run FS2004 on win XP you may be alright, but if you run it on Win7 or Win10 the aircraft are missing gauges. This happens because they use third party gauges that where not supported in the new operating systems as the companies that created them had new versions there where not licensed to the aircraft.
In all honesty, I never came across another GA aircraft that performed better than the Aeroworx X-treme King Air. It’s systems in depth far surpasses any that are in your list. The aircraft performance even starts to degrade if you have done something damaging. Fortunately there is a workshop that can repair the aircraft. Run it without topping up oil and you’ll start to notice it running hotter. Add fuel in too early during the start and the resulting “hot start” will cook your engines. The list goes on. It is also one of the few aircraft you fly by the numbers. The tutorial written by a Medivac pilot is brilliant. They have tweaked this aircraft down to a point where it’s as close as FS9 will let you get.
I've heard many great things about this addon. But im not a fan of learning manuals do get things to start or fly, just not my cup of tea. I might consider it, but at this stage im staying clear. I might get it for the visual model though, just hope the animations arent fixed to the gauges
Post by Nathan Ford - HJG on Feb 5, 2020 3:09:07 GMT
Hi there Alex, it’s my favourite turboprop. Not that steep a learning curve, as you can fly it like the real one, just by setting 720 on the ITTs. No need to use the charts. The only reading you need is the tutorial which is done in the style of a real day at work for the guy who wrote it.