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    Dionsol got a reaction from chrstphd in Aircraft Review : Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante XP11 by Dreamfoil Creations   
    Awesome review as always, and is most appreciated.  I really have nothing more to add other than to say it is a good airplane and I've been having a love hate relationship with it. Mainly me learning how not to burn up the engines.  I intended to use the aircraft for flight-jobs.net  and eventually FS economy.  But I have to say the fuel to payload ratio is difficult to make money with the aircraft.  Hopefully developer in time will add some additional content to the aircraft by way of having a cargo only interior, would be nice as an example.  Take advantage of that big cargo door in the back.  Overall I'm in agreement with you that the airplane is very good and I recommend it to anybody who wants to fly a low wing turboprop.  Cheers Dion
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    Dionsol got a reaction from Sherwood in Aircraft Review : Embraer E-Jet 170LR Evolution by SSG   
    If you decide to buy the plane then that's great for you, I hope you enjoy it. Everybody has different reasons, in what they want and that is good. After I did the math for me, I felt it wasn't worth it at this time. I'm I going to sit here and say I'll never buy it in the future, No. But to be true to my convictions, I put my money where my mouth is and yesterday bought the X-Crafts E-175 instead for $34.95 USD. For me that aircraft was a better economical fit.  But to each his own, best of luck to you and your endeavors.
    Dion Markgraf
    AKA: Dionsol
    Flight Simulation (X-Plane 10 pilot) & Aviation Enthusiast
    Youtuber: Youtube.com/user/dionm01
    PS: if you do decide to purchase the aircraft please drop us a line and let us know what you think.  The community comments are always welcomed and encouraged.  Building a community, one person at a time.
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    Dionsol got a reaction from Sherwood in Aircraft Review : Embraer E-Jet 170LR Evolution by SSG   
    Hello Stephen,
    Thank you very much for your review and it is greatly appreciated for users such as myself who are discerning customers.  At this point in time, I'm an owner of the Embraer 170 original, regrettably I'll have to pass on this aircraft.  The reason is simple, "they overprice the aircraft".  Yes I know this is subjective and you've got the early adopters wanting the "new shiny" and willing to pay the high price that it is.  That is fine if they want to spend their money that way, that's their business.  
    But for me who is a conscious buyer, I was put off by the price point and was expecting the price to be right around $34.95 which seems to be the normal pattern at the X-Plane.org store.  The aircraft to me based on the promotional video did not visually seem to be overly better than the one that I already have as far is a visual appearance inside the cockpit is concern.  Now outside the cockpit however, yes it does look better than what I have (and it should).  
    With the concerns that you said in your review even brings me to more pause in purchasing the aircraft.  Yes I get the $10.00 discount which is cool but the price point after discount should've been $24.95.  Then I feel it would've been justified.
    At the current price point, I'm still paying $39.99 which is $5.00 more than the X-craft 175.  If anything, if someone does the simple math this is going to drive the sales for X-craft 175 over the E170 which is a shame.  For me I was looking forward to this aircraft and did have conversations with Ricardo in the past about the aircraft.  So getting my expectations up for the aircraft and then the price point happened and killed it for me.  
    To add insult to injury, my existing aircraft files on my account at the X-Plane.org store had been removed so me as a customer will no longer have access to the backups in case of unforeseen event that would lose something that you paid for.  This puts me as a customer at risk which is disappointing.  The resolution to this problem would have been simple by just taking the old models (E170 & the E190) that I have purchased and downgraded them to the download section at X-Plane.org so I would have least still have access to the files if a unforeseen event happened.  Removing something that I have purchased was not the thing to do.
    So in summing up 2 errors happened, the aircraft is overpriced, and removing something that I paid for was removed from access in the future.  This is not cool and not good business.  As a side note I was expecting the old files to be removed from the store and not for purchase but what I paid for to remain on my X-Plane.org account.  I know the files are old, but to me that does not matter because they're functional.  I am using the aircraft as of this post with XPflier.net which is an economy program similar to FS economy.  The E170 & E190 aircraft are featured and that economy module aircraft list for users to purchase during their pilots career using XPflier.net.  I can go on and on my disappointment which would end up boring you to tears.
    The community's comments are always welcome
    Dion Markgraf
    AKA: Dionsol
    Flight Simulation (X-Plane 10 pilot) & Aviation Enthusiast
    Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/dionm01
    PS: All comments and concerns were expressed as of July 25, 2016 at 6:21 AM PDT.  Things will change as you now
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