Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6827 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).
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6687 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!
MikeNE3 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6617 times:
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.