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Carenado TBM850 review purchase

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#1 XCLTM3

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Hi Dean,

 

have you had any opportunity to get your hands on the above aircraft and fly it around?

 

I've been umming & arring about this product for a couple of months now, and need a no bs review of it before I might purchase it.

 

(nb: I've read the reviews at avsim.com & flightsim.com)

 

 


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Steve

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

Steve,

 

Its not too bad... but I have read that the Wilco TBM 850 model is superior in terms of systems modelling and functionality etc. Worth taking a look at the Wilco model too and comparing.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Dean.

 

I'll take a look.

 

I definitely need a non-default fsx prop to go "low & slow"....but would love a PMDG quality one (don't want their B1900 or J41 - need something a little smaller).

 

Much appreciated.


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Steve

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:30 AM

Just checking in....

 

Dean, thanks for the heads-up about Wilco's TBM850.

 

I googled reviews on both aircraft (ie Wilco & Carenado) - there were plenty of pro's & con's for each.

 

Although, it seemed many were more disappointed with Wilco's version for a number of reasons - and as I have had "some" experience with the poor quality of some of their releases in the distant past - therefore

I went with the Carenado TBM850 (and naturally, purchased via PC Aviator!).

 

I was just looking for a nice little aircraft to go "low & slow" for a change as I have always flown the medium to heavies.

 

Talk about slowing down a little to smell the roses (ie it's not about the destination, but the journey) - fantastic!

 

The scenery FTX Australia - I've been coasting around the east coast and loving it. Despite the fact that the TBM850 can really "fly" with some gusto - I've chosen to slow her down a bit and take in the scenery.

 

Mind you, for the most part - the Carenado TBM850 has most details I wanted in an aircraft in it's class - and the visuals are spectacular! From the cockpit to the exterior, it's superb.

 

The inner systems are good too - so I'm going to do some more extensive touring around FTX Australia for the weeks ahead.

 

After that, it'll be off to FTX Northern California - that should be good too.

 

I guess though, it won't be quite as good as MegaScenery CA (yes Dean, I've seen your screenshots!), but it'll do.

 

Cheers!


Rgds,

 

Steve

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