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July 9, 2005 2:11:08 PM

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I am researching the Virtual Reality Visors (head mounted displays) and
once I decide on one and a head tracker, I'll give a review. It seems it
will cost in the $1000.00 range which is good.

I am going through all my aircraft and eliminating ones that can't be
flown on the Virt Panel.

I'm asking for everyone's opinion on their favorite freeware aircraft
that you have flown with the 3D cockpit. Freeware for now. If I really
like it I'll ask for some payware aircraft opinions.

From the big iron to the weedhopper, it doesn't matter. List ones you
like to fly with the Virt Panel.

Thanks for taking the time.


--

boB,
SAG 70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
July 9, 2005 2:23:16 PM

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On Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:11:08 GMT, boB <akita_77REMOVECAPS@yahoo.Xcom>
brought the following to our attention:

>I am going through all my aircraft and eliminating ones that can't be
>flown on the Virt Panel.
>
>I'm asking for everyone's opinion on their favorite freeware aircraft
>that you have flown with the 3D cockpit. Freeware for now.


Do you mean the VC must have a functional (clickable) panel?

The previous version Opensky CRJ had a marvelous VC by the
standards de-jour.. however don't recall if the virtual 3D panel
functioned. Have not installed the newer FS9 version.

http://home.comcast.net/~flightsim/cockpit-10.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~flightsim/CRJ_cockpit-01.jpg


-G
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 2:23:17 PM

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- Last year's Maule is a freeware favorite (M7260_V1.ZIP and the patch
M7260_11.ZIP at Flightsim.com).

- All of Bill Lyons' Custom Classics, freeware and $12.50-ware, are
designed to be flown from the VC. Of these my personal favorite is the
Sikorsky seaplane from "Golden Hawaii."

- Back to freeware: Howard 500 (hw5vc4.zip on AVSIM)

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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 10:55:47 PM

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Hi Bob;

As you know, I do a fair amount of test work on these issues for various
developers.
As of this moment, in my opinion anyway, the work that Rob Young and Sean
Maloney at RealAir have done on their VC's is in a class by itself for FS9
interfacing.
Hope this is of some help
Dudley

"boB" <akita_77REMOVECAPS@yahoo.Xcom> wrote in message
news:0pNze.102639$j51.9318@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>I am researching the Virtual Reality Visors (head mounted displays) and
>once I decide on one and a head tracker, I'll give a review. It seems it
>will cost in the $1000.00 range which is good.
>
> I am going through all my aircraft and eliminating ones that can't be
> flown on the Virt Panel.
>
> I'm asking for everyone's opinion on their favorite freeware aircraft that
> you have flown with the 3D cockpit. Freeware for now. If I really like it
> I'll ask for some payware aircraft opinions.
>
> From the big iron to the weedhopper, it doesn't matter. List ones you like
> to fly with the Virt Panel.
>
> Thanks for taking the time.
>
>
> --
>
> boB,
> SAG 70
>
> U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
> Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
July 10, 2005 2:30:26 AM

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The Realair Spitfire, and Wings of Power P-51 would have to be the best,but
like to use the Eaglesoft Beechjet 400A

The B-29's are good too
Bryan



"boB" <akita_77REMOVECAPS@yahoo.Xcom> wrote in message
news:0pNze.102639$j51.9318@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>I am researching the Virtual Reality Visors (head mounted displays) and
>once I decide on one and a head tracker, I'll give a review. It seems it
>will cost in the $1000.00 range which is good.
>
> I am going through all my aircraft and eliminating ones that can't be
> flown on the Virt Panel.
>
> I'm asking for everyone's opinion on their favorite freeware aircraft that
> you have flown with the 3D cockpit. Freeware for now. If I really like it
> I'll ask for some payware aircraft opinions.
>
> From the big iron to the weedhopper, it doesn't matter. List ones you like
> to fly with the Virt Panel.
>
> Thanks for taking the time.
>
>
> --
>
> boB,
> SAG 70
>
> U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
> Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 9:17:51 AM

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One of my very favourite VC a/c is Xomer's Antonov AN14. In fact, it has to
be flown from the VC because it has no 2d panel. This is an a/c with
character- carries a good payload and is probably one of the very best STOL
a/c in FS9- you can land it on a pin - landing speed about 35 knots.


Barry
July 10, 2005 9:17:52 AM

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WOW, Thanks for all the aircraft so far. It gives me quite a lot to try out.

Thanks Bryan, I never thought about the B-29 and will have some fun
testing that one. Greg, I know a freeware aircraft with a fully
clickable panel is too much to ask for, but a panel that I can fly basic
maneuvers like VFR landings and maybe an ILS from time to time. Thanks
for the pictures. And thanks David, I think I have that Maule but will
check to see if it's the same one. Uncle Dudley, I should have
remembered the RealAir aircraft, thanks. I would never have thought
about trying the Antonov aircraft myself. Thanks Barry.

That's what I like. It never gets boring quilling around and poking my
nose through buildings and such looking for easter eggs but testing all
these aircraft will be a change. I will have to come up with a list of
test items with a simple YES or NO answer, like if the aircraft has the
basic "T" that will allow IMC flight. And YES/NO - GPS usable, and so
on. I'm sure Dudley already has many checklists like this stored away. :) 

--

boB,
SAG 70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 12:33:23 AM

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boB,
One of the best 3D cockpits that I have found is the one in the Airhead
ACA Super Decathlon found at: http://airhead.hfdd.com. It's freeware, and it
truly is a pleasure to fly.

Randy L.

"boB" <akita_77REMOVECAPS@yahoo.Xcom> wrote in message
news:0pNze.102639$j51.9318@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>I am researching the Virtual Reality Visors (head mounted displays) and
>once I decide on one and a head tracker, I'll give a review. It seems it
>will cost in the $1000.00 range which is good.
>
> I am going through all my aircraft and eliminating ones that can't be
> flown on the Virt Panel.
>
> I'm asking for everyone's opinion on their favorite freeware aircraft that
> you have flown with the 3D cockpit. Freeware for now. If I really like it
> I'll ask for some payware aircraft opinions.
>
> From the big iron to the weedhopper, it doesn't matter. List ones you like
> to fly with the Virt Panel.
>
> Thanks for taking the time.
>
>
> --
>
> boB,
> SAG 70
>
> U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
> Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
July 11, 2005 8:50:10 AM

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RandyL wrote:
> boB,
> One of the best 3D cockpits that I have found is the one in the Airhead
> ACA Super Decathlon found at: http://airhead.hfdd.com. It's freeware, and it
> truly is a pleasure to fly.
>
> Randy L.
>

Thanks Randy. I have just gone over the aircraft I have installed
(quite a chore I might add) and the Super Decath is at the top of my list.

Sometimes I have trouble keeping the engine running though. Take a look. :) 

http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05281&f=aca-deke01.jpg

--

boB,
SAG 70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
July 11, 2005 8:59:34 AM

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RandyL wrote:

> boB,
> One of the best 3D cockpits that I have found is the one in the Airhead
> ACA Super Decathlon found at: http://airhead.hfdd.com. It's freeware, and it
> truly is a pleasure to fly.
>
> Randy L.
>

Have you flown this little guy? It's a basic panel but it's also fun to
fly into small areas.

http://xs.to/xs.php?f=model_80_confined_area01.jpg&h=xs...


--

boB,
SAG 70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 8:38:38 PM

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I used to really like the "Canuck" in FS2002 - how does it go in FS2004?


Barry
July 11, 2005 8:38:39 PM

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Barry Ward wrote:

> I used to really like the "Canuck" in FS2002 - how does it go in FS2004?
>
>
> Barry
>
>

I never flew the fs2002 version. This one is ok, nothing I would put a
star beside. :)  And the panel is basic. The Super Decath flies much
better and more responsive, but that all depends on where the sliders
are set. Not much help am I? :) 

--

boB,
SAG 70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
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