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Just like FSX, the default planes are just of low quality. There are some great acft in both the freeware and payware community of xplane. Hundreds of videos to go by. The latest payware acft seem to all have VCs, you can start with Carenado, the A320neo, T7 all seem to have gr8 VCs. Is it PMDG quality? IDK, it's a matter of personal opinion, I would say only opinion that will matter is yours, so check them out.

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FSX is still my primary sim, and I have the C210, the Seneca and the C208 for XP, love them all. since I use XP only as /A I really don't know about GPS in them, but reality gps has XP version, not sure if it's the same license. And if you managed to update its nav data then that solves your GPS requirements.

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I sent X-Plane an email, and had a pleasant conversation. It looks that will have to be left to add-on developers, at least til XP-11, and SimAvio appears to only work with SimAvio's planes. However, I'm optimistic XP development will improve dramatically after PMDG releases their XP project. I'm thinking I'll probably wind up in P3D first though.

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The EADT project has a serviceable freeware GPS unit here:

 

http://www.benedikt-stratmann.de/index.php?kln90b

 

It's based on the KLN90B GPS, not the Garmin. There has been some discussion on the org about how it might be installed into XP VCs, but I'm not too sure how far this has gone. Installation is a bit fussy, but it seems to avoid the 32/64 bit barrier by making use of lua. Others will no doubt be able to comment on the feasibility of this approach.

 

If you're looking to simulate a modern cockpit, this isn't the solution, but for aircraft of an earlier period, it may do the trick.

 

John

 

PS I'm not sure if it's sensible to hold one's breath until PMDG releases an XP product. If VATSIM statistics are in any way a reliable gauge of the flight sim marketplace, XP doesn't come close to representing 5% of the total. Sometimes software developers make a pre-announcement just to dissuade others.

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Hi Darrol

I'm not sure if you have found out more information since this initial thread but you will be pleased to know that there are several very good (PMDG quality) aircraft available for Xplane. I have fully converted to xplane and will not be going back to the buggy FSX.

 

Can i suggest you have a look at Xplane aviators facebook page, you might also have a look at www.x-plane.org and its [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ociated forums for all the answers you need. Any questions just shout i will try and answer them if I can.

 

Wycliffe

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Hey there,

 

Thanks for the info! It does look like there is some great stuff, but the sticking point for me is still GPS. The default X-Plane GPS is somehow even worse than FSX's default GPS. I'd also like to see a 737 for X-Plane.

 

Besides that though, X-Plane is looking great. I'll probably move over in the future, for now FSX is still functioning very well for me.

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