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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Now that is impressive :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:42 pm 
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We gonna be able to fly her today? :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:58 pm 
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Medtner wrote:
Did anybody notice the sound coming when the beacon is turned on? Is this from the motor turning it? :)


Good spot, and yes, it's the beacon motor. Which is actually so loud it's audible when idling. We've also tied sounds to the physical rain effects. When it really pours, you feel lucky to be inside.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:02 pm 
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Scott you tease! haha


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:07 pm 
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It's pouring outside right now. Sure wish I was in that Bonanza. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:49 pm 
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I just created the Bonanza forums to house the manual as a sticky, rather than keep making these global posts (not wanting to over clutter the forums):
viewtopic.php?f=138&t=65240

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Scott,

When trying to open that link I get permission errors.

Can’t wait to fly this one.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Should be visible now.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Thank you very much Scott. Manual already printed. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:21 pm 
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I think I have had the worst/best idea...

"Inspect" costs real A2A flying hours points

:) ... :(

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:26 am 
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Congratulations Scott on this fantastic release! I know you guys went well above and beyond with this project. Thank you to you and your staff for persevering with this, no doubt a project of this depth had you guys pulling your hair out at times. I still remember when the V35 was 'teased' way back before the Cherokee was released. I had a sneaky suspicion then that Bonanza would eventually see the light of day as an A2A product, but you guys wisely waited until accusim evolved into what it is now.


So Scott, now that you have spent many hours in a Bonanza do you consider yourself a Bonanza 'convert' or are you still a 'Comanche' guy? :mrgreen: I could see you restoring and flipping your Comanche 400, and then when your 250 is ready to go, I could see you going for a V35 or A36. It's like after you no longer need the family station wagon, then you can finally justify eyeing the sports car. lol :D Don't get me wrong, Pipers, especially the older ones, are fantastic workhorse airplanes, but there is a noticeable difference in Beech 'build quality' IMHO.

I find it funny, its kinda like car guys debating which is better Ford vs GM vs Dodge. I recall seeing a rather colorful forum thread on some GA forum, I think it was, A36 vs C210 vs Saratoga...each owner stuck by their bird, and in the end each one has pros and cons, it truly does depend on your 'mission' and budget.

Anyway thanks again for this fantastic release, I haven't even had a chance to DL it yet, but I can tell it is the new gold standard for the FS GA experience.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:36 am 
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The Bonanza V-tail and Comanche are really entirely different airplanes. The Comanche serves me better for what I need.

My biggest gripe with the Bonanza v-tail is not realistically being able to put anyone in the back seat. It really is no place for anyone but the most motion sickness resistant folks with the oscillations. By contrast, the back seat in the Comanche is a place most people are some comfortable, they fall asleep. The Comanche also has a wider cabin, which again in the real world, is a major plus.

In terms of how they fly, if you have both Accu-Sim planes, take both up in the pattern and notice how different they behave in the air. The Bonanza is SO alive, the Comanche is like a rock. The V-tail is great for having fun (it's quite capable at aerobatics), but IMO not so great for real world cross country and IFR ops. Put it this way, if my son owned and operated a V-tail, I would worry about him constantly. The airplane will bite. When he flies the Comanche, I feel like I have a family friend looking out for him.

Like I said in the video. The Bonanza is basically a GA Warbird. It's exciting largely because it's beautiful and it's a handful.



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I took mine up for a test flight and a couple landings. The first thing I noticed was it felt more like a warbird than GA, which is a good thing for me! Trying to make tight, low turns to the runway because of fog I was also sure that if anyone was in the back they definitely would have thrown up on me! Learning to fly with the coupling will be fun.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:22 pm 
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I forgot to say that the thing I like most about the Bonanza is the cockpit layout and build quality, it's just gorgeous. Piper really did skimp in areas where they shouldn't have in terms of the fit and finish. The Bonanza is like a classic Mercedes Benz.

And let's face it, it commands a lot of attention when on the tarmac, almost like a Warbird.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:58 pm 
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The Comanche has the fit and finish of American cars of the era in which it was built.

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