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What are some great "older" planes?

Postby ragerin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:47 am

First, hi! I'm new here!

I have been flying the DC-3 for a while and I think it's very well made.

Do you guys know of any similar "older" planes, that are of high quality?
I prefer propellor airplanes and navigation by VOR.

I really like planes that don't fly themselves and has good modelled systems.


I hope I didn't put this in the wrong sub.


Cheers!
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby dilbert » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:22 pm

Try the Spitfire and Hurricane. In jets, try the MIG 15.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:24 pm

How about the DHC-6-300? It's an awesome commutter aircraft, and just got a massive update recently. See http://wiki.flightgear.org/FlightGear_N ... ter_update. You can download it from FGADDON using SVN, or using the downloader inside the launcher.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby sim » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:38 pm

ragerin, Have you tried the Douglas C47 from the French PAF stable? I like the P51d, Mosquito, Cessna 150 all old. Great fun learning to fly them. F16 ain't too bad also Alphajet :wink:

Dougles C47 https://youtu.be/Kl58jL0HLcY
P51 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe6RokD4-ro
Mosquito https://youtu.be/dBPIO3rfZ2c
Cessna 150 https://youtu.be/xaT4VzF1nE8
F16 https://youtu.be/HohqDLnyuzM
AlphaJet https://youtu.be/fX8U6LzBTwk
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby ragerin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:37 pm

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll try them out! I've been eyeing the P51 for some time, as I've previously spent quite some time with it in DCS World, as well as the old IL2 game.

I didn't know about the Twin Otter! That really looks well made!

And yes, I have been flying the C47, and I really like it. It's got an amazing sound to it, when you first start the massive engines :-D


Again, thanks! Some good suggestions here I'll need to try out.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby Michat » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:00 pm

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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby V12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:25 am

Yes, historical Connie is very good and some time meets presence :

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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby curt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:07 pm

Has anyone mentioned the tri-pacer? Somehow that became my favorite go-to flightgear aircraft for a while.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:11 pm

Is that in FGADDON? Sounds like a fun plane to fly :)

Edit: I found it an checked it out. Guess what I'll be flying all this week :D Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby curt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:25 pm

Look for the PA-22.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby AndersG » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:45 pm

If you want another decade older (compared to the Connie) there is e.g. the Short Empire flying boat.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby ragerin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:37 pm

So many great suggestions - again, thanks everyone!
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby LesterBoffo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:40 pm

It's not in the Source Forge official release but I've uploaded a 1916 Bristol Scout to my Mediafire repo.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/uv2e0p8ss301tb7/Bristol-Scout.zip

Some notes: by default it starts using the on magneto shift+] 3 times, or you can mouse click the two mag switches upper bezels in the cockpit which turns on the 'coupe' ignition cutting using the trigger on your joystick. The Scout also has an optional fuel pressure, hand pump pre-starting feature. Pretty basic instruments, not even a radio.
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Re: What are some great "older" planes?

Postby daveculp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 am

I have a Boeing 377 project at my hangar, if it's old airliners you're looking for.

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