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Old 11-29-11, 09:54 PM
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I have never played the Flight Simulator games on the computer but I am amazed at how much info is generated about the aircraft. This is a review of the Skymaster version that I assume is used with the microsoft platform for various aircraft. I have seen some aircraft creations from this game (even mine) so I knew that it was out there being used but this web page is very detailed. Might be good training for some of us.

http://www.avsim.com/pages/1111/Carenado/337.html
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Old 11-29-11, 10:18 PM
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Video of 337G

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Old 01-28-12, 10:52 PM
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Old 02-07-12, 09:42 PM
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Sound Audio Package

This is a very good job in making the sound audio for the Skymaster. It is a package you can purchase for the FSX game. Check out the video......

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=htt...a4suMhSlUsSGvw
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Old 02-26-12, 04:24 PM
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TO:HHarney...
Do you happen to know what PC equipment and Simulator program I'd need to get the C337 add-on that Carenado sells? I assume I need Microsoft Flight Simulator? Also does this company sell an earlier model C337, you may know I have a 1965 Skymaster?
Thanks,BILLS

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Old 10-18-12, 08:13 PM
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I have never played it or can barley pronounce it.

Sorry, just thought it was cool that they could make the skymaster so detailed
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Old 10-19-12, 01:34 PM
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Thanks any ways.
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I've been simming for years. The two i use currently are X-Plane and Flight Simulator X (which has been superseded by "prepar3d").

The Carenado 337 is available for both platforms. It is based on a 337H.

For the most part I use the sim to stay sharp on IFR procedures. If you have a point to it, then its a lot of fun. If not, then it very quickly degenerates into "I wonder if I can fly inverted under this bridge?"

As far as a training platform goes, I found it invaluable for IFR. Cheap way to stay sharp! The amount of failures that can be programmed into it (including random) are quite numerous. Pretty much any system you can think of, you can fail.

For equipment, you can sink as much or as little cash into it as you choose. a $20 joystick is enough to get you going, and practice your procedures. Or you can buy a yoke... stacked throttle quadrants, rudder pedals, IR head tracking, multiple monitors, and so on. It is endless.

One of the best add-ons I have spent money on is air traffic control. Its subscription based, and gives you real-time ATC. You talk to a real person from clearance delivery, ground, tower, center etc, watching you on a scope, and all the procedures are real world. You hear other traffic, flip radios, get handoffs etc. just like the real deal.

As with any good training, I find it far more difficult than real world. It makes jumping in for a BFR a breeze.

Certainly a great training aid. Its damn good fun too!

As Herb said, there are a few different repaints available within the sim for the 337. I had a guy custom paint my aircraft in the sim, just so I could use my real world registration and occasionally flip to an external view, just so i could admire her.




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Old 12-27-16, 07:42 AM
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It's been a long time since I posted this BUT MANY THANKS! I have the dual throttles pedals and yoke. I had a computer guy come out and helped set up my system, with all the variables, switches and the like. I haven't flown it in a while due to a real Cessna 172 project. I have a '65 C337 I'm hoping to get flying next spring-after the C172 project. I'm an A&P and help a C337 owner with his annual and got to fly it for a couple of hours. Except for the two engines it flys much like a C182.
Thanks for your reply.
Sincerely, BILLS
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Old 12-27-16, 09:52 AM
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Yeah, i saw the date there was about 4 years ago. Figured I'd refresh the thread a little in case someone else wanted the info.

I'm a helicopter pilot by trade, and fly fixed wing privately. I use the sim just to stay sharp. It makes checkrides and BFR's a breeze. I've put a lot of money into it over the last few years, but compared to hiring a plane and an instructor, its a cheap way to fly.

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