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Commuter Plane

Postby Pilot Penguin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:13 pm

Hi everyone!

I want (or more like need :mrgreen:) to find a good small jet or prop commuter airplane that I can fly around the San Fransisco Bay area. Does anyone know a good one?

All help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Armchair Ace » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:48 am

Well, here's a list off the top of my head.

-CRJ-200
-Beech 1900D
-LET 410 TurboLet (I'm not sure it it's still available)
-Yakovlev Yak-40 (a forum search should get it)
-NAMC YS-11 (Note : No Cockpit)

... and that's just about all that I can remember.

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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby skyop » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:13 am

Don't forget the:

- DHC-8
- CRJ-900 (I just had to put that in there)
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Rick Ace » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:17 am

skyop wrote:
- DHC-8


The ugliest liveries on earth? I'm sorry, but they are just worn out paint liveries...
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby skyop » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:20 am

Rick Ace wrote:The ugliest liveries on earth? I'm sorry, but they are just worn out paint liveries...


Really? They look pretty realistic to me.

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The AC3D model has a bug though, the sides of it tend to be dark... so it's like FG is stuck in 1,000 years of darkness or something...
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Rick Ace » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:23 am

Okay, either the new model of the DHC-8 is worst or that screeny is bad :P Kuz I didn't that it was that bad...wow :D Any idea of the latest download?
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby skyop » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:24 am

Rick Ace wrote:Any idea of the latest download?


I have the GIT version... I'm sure there's a direct download on the wiki though. ;) [wiki]Bombardier Dash 8[/wiki]
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Rick Ace » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:31 am

I still prefer the CRJ-900........is that a good thing? :lol:
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby vobro » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:58 am

the Fokker 50 although the autopilot is a bit dodgy
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Armchair Ace » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:42 am

A bit dodgy? Bah! The AP on that thing is a homicidal maniac in AutoPilot form!

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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Pilot Penguin » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:45 am

Hi everyone!
Thanks for all your help!

skyop wrote:I have the GIT version... I'm sure there's a direct download on the wiki though. ;)


Thanks for the link skyop, except that the wiki leads to the forum topic, and on the forum topic there is a download...which doesn't work :cry:
I'll go rooting around a bit and see if I can find another link somewhere :)
Oh yeah, my CRJ-900 isn't working very well. It freezes whenever I try to leave the cockpit view :(
Any idea why this is happening?

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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby skyop » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:05 pm

Pilot Penguin wrote:Oh yeah, my CRJ-900 isn't working very well. It freezes whenever I try to leave the cockpit view :(


Likely lag from the livery select. It'll take FlightGear a few seconds to un-freeze, but it won't do that again until you restart the simulator.
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby Pilot Penguin » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:26 pm

Hi skyop!

I don't think the lag is from the livery select, because it doesn't go away after a few seconds. It stays on and never lets up. I really would like to start flying this plane (the model is excellent :mrgreen: )

All help is appreciated.

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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby redneck » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:31 pm

I know, for me, it lagged for about 30 seconds when I switched to an external view. Is there a chance you're not waiting long enough. You could also just fly without switching views. Not like you could chase your own plane in RL anyway.
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Re: Commuter Plane

Postby skyop » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:48 am

Should be improved with the latest version (heck, I'll probably make one tomorrow, since the negative AoA when cruising is fixed), as the textures have been scaled down to more realistic sizes.
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