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What Ever Happend To FS Concorde?  
User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Why did the Concorde dissapear from FS2002, and especially from FS2004, its a Century of Flight correct? Was supersonic travel not important in the history of aviation? Why has it left the FS Series?


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User currently offlineRoadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 876 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

It was un-Popular and complicated to fly (Or so I hear)



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

And also something about paying BA too much to use their aircraft.

DC-10


User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 827 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5170 times:

Sure as hell was complicated to fly! It was hard to takeoff if you didn't know what you were doing.

User currently offlineSuspen From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

The 2004 configs still have Concorde specific commands in them...


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

yes. It was removed because it wasn't popular with users.
Too hard to fly, too easy to crash.
And updating it to FS2002 would have cost too much time that was considered better spent on other things (like the new Caravans which are extremely popular and rightly so).



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

I could never take off on the runway with it. I would always go about half a mile off the end. I love flying the Baron 58 in FS2004

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

Removed because it was too difficult?? Are you serious?? Why do thousands of people buy add-on planes like DF737, PMDG PSS etc??

It is not a Quake! Planes should be real and complicated but MS is going rather "game way" in FS2004 rather than "simulation way"

Anyway I think Concorde was removed as it is british and french cnstruction nit an american one.

Daniel


User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

Nah, the British/French thing is silly. It really was a pain to fly for casual users. You had to know how to set the nose and flaps correctly for takeoff and once it got up to full speed (and overspeed) it seemed to shake and shimmy alot. It was a fun novelty to have but I play the game ALOT and I hardly flew it. I'm sure plenty of other people were the same way. I did love that panel though!

User currently offlineMikeNE3 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

Zrb2,
The shake and shimmy at overspeed is called realism...believe me the real concorde shakes and shimmies as it hits the Transonic region.
I FS a lot and have sourced a number of Concorde models to replace the FS2000 one which has been omitted, thus far the French Projet Mach2 model has proven to be the best although you can't change the tail number from G-BOAD.

I agree with Danny, I think Microsoft removed Concorde because of its Anglo/French origins and the fact that Boeing (also from Seattle) probably spat their dummy out at a mutually attended event. It could have been left in for the enthusiasts rather than the casual flyers, who never progress beyond prop-driven simming, especially in a product which claims to be a celebration of "A Century of Flight".

There is apparently a collection of BA liveried planes available for FS2004 (at $19.95) though I haven't tried these yet.


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 4885 times:

Project Mach2's, Concorde is top notch. One thing that always bothered me was that all the repaints were HUGE the smallest one is like 8meg. (Not everyone has DSL)

The Concorde from FS2000 wouldn't work in FS2004. It was built with FSDS1, so the gear, Nose, and Ailerons will not work.
FS2004 only supports Gmax and FSDS2.



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