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Best Addons For FS2004

Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:59 pm

I am looking for new aircraft to add to my FS9. What are the best addons payware or freeware?
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:12 pm

The creme of the crop of course, are PMDG's 747, MD-11 and the 737NG (which are only for FS9 and not nearly as advanced as the other two). As far as jets go, I also like Wilco's 737 PIC, Flight1's Super 80 and their Greatest Airliners 727. Wilco's E-jets are good too.

Turboprops: AeroWorx X-treme King Air, Flight1's Pilatus PC-12, Lionheart Creations' Epic LT Dynasty and Quest Kodiak, Wilco's A400M is not super-realistic, but it scores points for coolness...

GA aircraft: I don't have a lot of payware airplanes for GA, but one I do have any absolutely LOVE is Carenado's V-tail Bonanza.
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Quoting 8b775zq (Thread starter):
I am looking for new aircraft to add to my FS9. What are the best addons payware or freeware?

I personally like the Level-D 767. A joy to fly, easy to learn with the included manual, and just an awesome model.

I'll also agree with THEBATMAN's poin about the PMDG products - they're amazing. Look out for the PMDG 777 sometime in the near future. All of the PMDG products are top notch.

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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:20 pm

For GA a/c Just Flight's Flying Club is a pretty good package

4 aircraft multiple liveries and a pretty good repainting kit (by all accounts - I never use it myself...too dumb!)
A300/319/320/346 ATR72 B722/732/3/4/5/6/8/742/4/752/762/3/772/3 BAC111 BAe146 C172 DHC1/6/8 HS121 MD80 PA28
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:10 am

Thanx for the replies. what about the dash8, atr, twin otter and A321 and A340(all variants).
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:03 am

Aerosim makes a pretty good twin otter, and a decent Dash-8 Q400 (awesome sound package though). There might be better versions of both, but those are the ones I have. I also have the CLS A340 500/600 and it's pretty good. Not even close to being on par with PMDG or Level-D, but fun to fly. Can't help you with a "good" A321...   
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:21 am

Forgot to mention...Flight1 makes a very nice ATR 72-500. Aerosoft also makes a Twin Otter, but it's only for FSX. Ok, I'm done now.  
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:56 pm

I have the DHC8-Q300 from Majestic but the soundpack seems configured for the cabin mainly. Can someone tell me how to have the sounds reflect different environments i.e. cabin/outdoor?
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:01 pm

It depends how complex you want to get but if you want a real idea of what its like to fly a regional jet I would recommend the MD82 Maddog from LeonardoSH. On its own its massivly complex and then get a copy of FsCrew for the maddog that gives you a co pilot that will respond to checklist items and help you set up the aircraft for diffrent phases of flight. Also the maddog version of FScrew uses voice recognition software so for instance you can say Flaps or gear and the copilot will set them while you fly without taking you hands off the stick -).

I also fly the J41 from PMDG thats FSX only but its getting fscrew soon so I can look forward to that. And the MD11 from the same company is also very good.
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:51 pm

any idea where i can get a good J31/41???? FS2004 only.
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:05 am

Quoting 8b775zq (Thread starter):
What are the best addons payware or freeware?
Quoting 8b775zq (Thread starter):
The creme of the crop of course, are PMDG's 747, MD-11 and the 737NG

Flying the PMDG 747 now FRA-SFO. Terrific company and thye make amazing products. Can't wait for their 777.

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 1):
Wilco's E-jets are good too.

I enjoy flying these aircraft a lot, good package as well.

Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 2):
I personally like the Level-D 767. A joy to fly, easy to learn with the included manual, and just an awesome model.

Another great plane to fly, not overly complicated but is very realistic.

Quoting 8b775zq (Reply 4):
and A321 and A340(all variants)

I would recommend Wilco's A32S package (contains A318, 320, 321) and you can purchase an expansion for the A319. Excellent quality and I ahve ahd this package a while. They also ahve "volume 2" which is their A330/A340. Again great package. I recommend getting jsut one first, as they are similar and if you like they way the package is done get the other. Link:http://www.wilcopub.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=prod_airbus1

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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:37 am

Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 2):
I personally like the Level-D 767. A joy to fly, easy to learn with the included manual, and just an awesome model.

ABSOLUTELY. I just picked it up and made my first flight in Delta livery from ORD-ATL. It definitely has made my "MUST-HAVE" list. Great airplane.
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:48 am

I've always been impressed with Carenado products. If you're into GA you should definitely check them out.
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:57 pm

Anyone has any comments on the virtualcol fokker 50???
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:56 pm

The VRS F18 from http://forums.vrsimulations.com/FA18EFS9.htm. Since the FSX version came out a few days ago I only fly that now hehe.
But the FS9 version is still very good with first class support from the guys that created it.
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Thu May 13, 2010 1:00 am

Dreramfleet/ Flight1 727. My favorite 3 holer!
 
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri May 14, 2010 6:55 pm

Quoting 8b775zq (Reply 9):
any idea where i can get a good J31/41???? FS2004 only.

Nowhere... FSX only, PMDG.

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 1):
737NG

Calling this "cream of crop" strikes me as somwhat odd. Granted, it is pretty old. 8 years, is it? NGX on its way though.
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Fri May 14, 2010 7:27 pm

Quoting Fabo (Reply 16):
Calling this "cream of crop" strikes me as somwhat odd. Granted, it is pretty old. 8 years, is it? NGX on its way though.

I was referring to the 747 and MD-11 when talking about the "creme". I did include the 737NG (it is an oldie but a goodie), but threw out the disclaimer that it wasn't as good as the other two:

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 1):
(which are only for FS9 and not nearly as advanced as the other two)

Certainly didn't mean to confuse anyone. ALL of PMDG's products are good. I still fly their B1900 quite a bit!
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RE: Best Addons For FS2004

Mon May 17, 2010 6:43 pm

I like most of the CLS products the DC10 & F117 being my personal best

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