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  1. Some times ago, I had to choose which Bonanza to buy... and I choose the A36 because of the Aspen Avionics. And now, I'm still dreaming about a REP for her. One day... 🤗
  2. And I thought about the fact that the system and the generation are different between the 777 and MD11. They're built are for long hauls while the 757 is dedicated for medium hauls. So I guess I should go to the 757 while waiting the MD11... but I own their 767 and if it's OK, I don't have (yet?) the expected "sparkle in the eyes" and then I'm afraid to have the same feeling with their 757. Well, I'll think about a bit more before pulling the trigger. Thanks for your advice !
  3. Thanks for this article. I "need" a good cargo aircraft... and I'm waiting patiently for the Rotate's MD11 But to have my fix in the meantime, my biggest question today is: getting the FF 757 bundle now or waiting an hypothetical FF 777 major upgrade ?
  4. Just a note: in the linked support forum, you'll find some modifications done by Franz (now in the SMS team). Absolutely mandatory !
  5. Hi Stephen, Thanks for this nice review as always ! I'm a huge fan of this aircraft since day 1... few years ago. The v10 aircraft didn't really require any update in v11 because it was quite well born and updated on a regular basis by Carenado: the last version is rock solid. Just a note about the 4K liveries: well, they aren't genuine 4K because they merged side by side four original 2K textures. I was expecting an upgrade here but to be honest, 2K for a GA sized aircraft is enough. The single small negative point is the dashboard: in the end of the flight, it was the main texture seen and read everytime and it lacks of precision. I would expect a better resolution at least just for that one. Now, put it on top its REP module and it's an other league. An absolute gem. (note: the v11 REP module price is at -60% if you already own the v10 module)
  6. And this is a good news ! There is a lack of those marvelous jets in every sim! Glad to be able to sit into one few... years ago. Nice office for training. Any feedback on the Just Flight model ? Thanks
  7. Absolutely nice review as always Stephen, thanks ! This add-on is a pure gem, a tiny bit pricey but a real joy to fly with.
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    Behind the Screen : Year in Review 2017

    Hi Stephen, I don't know if your "Best of the year award" is dedicated to payware only: if it's open to the freeware, there is the absolute gem DC-3/C-47 from Aeroworx. I own the VSkyLab too and they provide both a slightly different view of the same airframe; really interesting to compare them. And they are some nice dedicated painters as well. And still about the "Best of the year award: Person of the year", they're multiple, at least regarding their activities in my scope: Franz Falckenhaus (dedicated to the SMS's Beaver by providing top notch liveries, custom objects and a marvelous engine sound mod and now member of SMS); some painters like Leen de Jager, "monoblau", ...; Bertrand Augras who's upgrading some of the XPFR gems; Claudio Nicolotti from SimCoders; X-Trident guys for the support they provide to their users lately; I agree with you about Beti-X Bella Coola (and Stewart!). The only downside, if there is any, could be the time to deliver products but, even, I still prefer a low pace in high quality than a quickly done product. Besides: I'm worry about the PMDG DC-6's future. A really nice add-on in v10 but needs some love in v11. And no news from PMDG, AFAIK... tdg's sceneries are really great, I own WT3 too (as WT2) but still don't use it: with all the respect to the huge work provided by Greg Hofer, I'm still thinking that those kind of products should work by themselves without having to upgrade all the scenes. I know that the culprit is on the data side but we should have a tool generating the missing data (in the tdg's spirit: maybe not 100% accurate but 100% plausible, and fixable if we want accuracy) As always, thanks for your reviews. Have a great New Year too Stephen, all the best. Christophe.
  9. Nice review as always, thank you ! I just wish they allow their users to install their "metar server" locally. I don't like when a plugin/software relies completely on a private server that could disappear at any moment. I'll still wait a bit for the bug fixes... hoping that they'll fix quickly and not in a "1.06->1.07" timeframe.
  10. Hi Stephen, You're right, it's a great great news ! I guess you'll be in some troubles when you'll have to choose between your 777 cargo and this one for your F1 world tour Regards, Christophe
  11. My question was more about the depth of the simulated systems. Without looking for a CBT, I'm looking for an aircraft where I have to read and practice before mastering it. My heart would choose the 757 but the Maddog is, well, the Mad Dog. ;-)
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