alan CXA651 wrote:
It is not the normal way A2A do things , they make one varient usually , they chose the 049 original model , as they said it had beutiful lines , that where spoilt in later streached versions.
So dont expect anymore variants , if it happens rejoice , if they dont , then just enjoy the 049 .
...which is a shame since the 649/749 has the same airframe and therefore looks almost identical, but has the range for the long-range schedules that the Connies were typically employed on. The 049 does not and can barely make a westbound transatlantic leg.
Producing a 649/749 would require changes to engines, fuel tankage and instrumentation and thus is not a simple re-work, but would result in a much more representative simulation. Still, I doubt there's the financial incentive for A2A to do the considerable extra work required. It's another frustration for classics fans since the PMDG DC-6 due for FSX/P3D is also a short-range version and thus of limited use for classic-era simulation.