View Full Version : Best place for downloads ?
12-25-2002, 10:27 AM
Where is the best place to find the largest collection of FS2002 add-ons ? Is there anywhere that has aircraft grouped by type and/or airline so that if I wanted a British Airways 757 (which I haven't been able to find yet) I could find it easily without having to scroll through pages of add-ons not knowing if it is there or not ? And I must add - the site and downloads must be free !!!
Also, one problem I am having with FS2002. I'm struggling to taxi with the default Cessna boatplane. I have to put the power almost up to full to get the aircraft moving and then it accelerates too quickly to control. Is there an easy way to taxi at 10kts from a standing start on a river ?!
12-25-2002, 10:55 AM
The file library right here at www.flightsim.com. Thousands of things to d/l.
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12-25-2002, 11:14 AM
Retract your flaps. Bring throttle up half way since this plane is a turbo prop, things won't happen right away.
12-25-2002, 11:53 AM
There are a number of places for downloads but usually stick to this one. Just now I went to "Search file libraries", selected FS2002 aircraft and searched for "boeing 757 british airways" and got 11 aircraft listed ready for download. Hope this helps.
12-25-2002, 01:12 PM
LAST EDITED ON Dec-25-02 AT 12:13PM (EST)[p]Avsim and Flightsim (www.avsim.com and www.flightsim.com) are both on parr when it comes to the sheer volume of files but avsim wins out in my book only because it is updated several times a day. You get files as the are released whereas flightsim does it only once a day.
If you want files sort according to airlines or aircraft you might want to try Surclaro (www.surclaro.com) or the Allied FS Group (www.alliedfsgroup.com). One last site is Fsfreeware (www.fsfreeware.com)
Let me know what you think
12-25-2002, 05:33 PM
For European airlines and scenery, you might also try FSNordic (www.fsnordic.net). Worth a look.
12-26-2002, 03:52 AM
>Avsim and Flightsim (www.avsim.com and www.flightsim.com)
>are both on parr when
>it comes to the sheer
>volume of files but avsim
>wins out in my book
>only because it is updated
>several times a day. You
>get files as the are
>released whereas flightsim does it
>only once a day.
In all fairness to Nels though, AVSIM.COM does have five Librarians! (and are looking to 'hire' another one)... :)
12-26-2002, 04:39 AM
Theres this crazy site called flightsim.com =)
[font color= red]Ian Ritchie[/font color= red]
12-26-2002, 06:58 AM
Hey, Anscad. I just used your link to fsfreeware to have a look. Freeware? everythings for Sale. In my book thats NOT freeware.
12-26-2002, 11:36 AM
Here is a website that has many links within it. From this page you will be able to bookmark your favorite download sites.
Hope this helps ya out!
12-26-2002, 02:38 PM
The key is to learn how to do a search. The file library here is in a database and the database can be searched in a variety of ways. If you want to find all Boeing 757's, no problem...a proper search will do it. Want to find planes from British Airways? No problem, a proper search will do it. You can do VERY complex searchs if you want.
The same skill will help you on lots of other web sites as well. Knowing how to search is key to using the web!
12-26-2002, 02:57 PM
I agree that it's just a case of learning to use the search facility. As manager of a commercial, database-driven site I learned the value of a good search function & concentrated on developing that area using fuzzy logic. I'd say Nels recognises the same thing - Flightsim.com's search function is effective & user friendly; light years ahead of avsim or any of the others. Files are also presented in an attractive way here; again better than avsim.com.
There are plenty of FS addon sites but this is the biggest - for good reasons.
12-26-2002, 04:41 PM
I use three sites , www.flightsim.com www.avsim.com and www.simaviation.com
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