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Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:14 am

I'd like to know if the Flight1 ATR 72-500 is worth the 55 USD that they are charging. As this is near the PMDG pricing, I'd expect something near PMDG standard. Also, it'd be great if there are tutorial flights to guide me along on how to use it.

Another important thing is that I'd like to know if there are lots of liveries available. =)

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:07 am

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
I'd like to know if the Flight1 ATR 72-500 is worth the 55 USD that they are charging.

Me too...I hope somebody out there can give us a good review. Somebody out there's gotta have it! Come on people!!  
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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:44 am

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
I'd like to know if the Flight1 ATR 72-500 is worth the 55 USD that they are charging. As this is near the PMDG pricing, I'd expect something near PMDG standard. Also, it'd be great if there are tutorial flights to guide me along on how to use it.

Well I have never heard of any bad things about the plane. Here is a review for the FS9 version which is the same as FSX http://www.avsim.com/pages/0105/ATR/ATR_72.htm

I have Flight-1 Super 80 Pro and it is GREAT! They seem to make very good planes. IMO it seems like it will be close to PMDG level of realism.
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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:19 pm

You "expect something near PMDG standard", in fact you will receive something that outclasses PMDG's standard.   Just keep in mind the addon is a few years old, and will therefore not feature the latest and greates eye-candies. However, I've spent countless hours flying this plane and there I can say that it is one of the most authentic and realistic addons on offer, particulary in its category (short-haul, commuter).
If you buy online, you'll have a 30-day money-back guarantee, just in case you don't like it – which is unlikely, so go for it.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
tutorial flights to guide me along on how to use it

There are.

Quoting initious (Thread starter):
Another important thing is that I'd like to know if there are lots of liveries available. =)

Indeed.
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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:58 pm

Thanks, Luftfahrer!!! I knew somebody out there could give us some insight   . The Flight1 ATR is one of those airplanes I've always thought about buying, but never pulled the trigger. Maybe now I will.
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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:48 am

I have just bought and tried it, definitely not my type of plane.. Requested for a refund
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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:37 am

In addition to what Luftfahrer said, I also have it, so I'll add a bit...

I've had it since shortly after it came out, although I really haven't done much with IFR navigation...just alot of VFR flights, takeoffs and landings.

Overall, I like it, and I'd recommend it if you want a good turboprop airliner for FS. The flight characteristics seem decent, and close to the book as long as you follow procedures. (Firewalling the engines on climbout in the F1 ATR will result in better-than-book climbs, but IRL, you'd overtempt and damage the engines. Using proper power settings will result in by-the-book climbs.) Landings have been described by ATR pilots as being "trucky", and the sim seems to recreate how I would interpret that to feel, having flown turboprops in the past. Frame rates are good, even for my laptop. I've never dealt much with the systems, but they seem to be fairly extensively recreated. The 2d panel and VC are great, as is the external model (although it is relatively old, the shape nice, but it doesn't have as much detail as you'd expect from a currently released model). It's fun to fly.

I'd be happy to answer any more Q's, although I'd probably need to start flight sim again and get my joystick of its box again, which I haven't done since I'll be staying the next couple of months in a hotel...

I haven't had the PMDG Beech installed for a while, but from what I remember, this is better. As for turboprops, I'd also consider the Aeroworx King Air 200. That's another quality addon.
 
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RE: Flight1 ATR 72-500 - Worth The Price?

Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:10 am

Quoting ElpinDAB (Reply 6):
As for turboprops, I'd also consider the Aeroworx King Air 200. That's another quality addon.

ABSOLUTELY. I have it, and it is without a doubt one of my absolute favorites.
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