• CLS - Boeing 747-200/300 HD

    CLS - Boeing B747-200/300 HD

    Probably the world's most recognisable airliner with its distinctive hump on the forward fuselage, the 747 is hard not to recognise.

    Entering service in the 1970's the aircraft has been continually updated with new versions that have included different engines, extended upper deck area and even a new wing design. There cannot be many air travellers who have not flown long distance in this icon of the airways.

    CLS - Commercial Level Simulations now bring you the -200 and -300 versions in superb High Definition (HD) designed for FS2004 and FSX.

    Included is a comprehensive set of 57 High-Definition (HD) liveries on 24 different models that include the Passenger and Cargo version with three different engine types along with different flight models for the different versions.

    747-200/300 HD FSX is part of the much acclaimed and user friendly Just Flight F-Lite series ensuring that as well as looking superb they are also great to fly without have to learn and operate complex systems. Fed up with ultra-complex FMC's? Confused by over-serious systems or are you new to modern airliner operations? Then this is for you. Giving you high quality model design coupled with extreme high quality High-Definition textures, animations and super flight model characteristics at an affordable price this has to be a great deal! You can admire your aircraft and jump in and fly the world without having to go to college to learn how to do it. Do what flying is all about - Go fly!

    General Features

    • Designed for Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Prepar3D - Installer offers both options
    • Dedicated FSX models
    • Highly detailed Passenger and Cargo exterior models.
    • 57 High-Definition (HD) Airline liveries providing extreme detail
    • High-Definition livery paint kit
    • 50 cockpit sounds that included system sounds and a talking First Officer!
    • Custom engine reverser spray effects
    • Custom 3D landing and runway turnoff lights
    • High quality interactive 3D Virtual cockpit (VC)
    • 2D panel with custom gauges.
    • 24 Model versions
    • Detailed manual.
    • Option for showing the wings from the interior view (wingview)
    • Pushback truck (can be switched on/off)
    • Air stairs for passenger models.
    • Dynamic wing-flex.
    • Detailed flight deck when seen from the exterior.
    • Authentic animations; Passenger doors, cargo doors, flaps, rudder, elevators, undercarriage, engine fans, thrust reversers and spoilers.
    • High quality individual sound sets.
    • Rolls Royce, Pratt and Whitney and General Electric engines modelled.
    • Wing with later fairing version included
    • Great FSX camera views
    • Limited function F-Lite FMC (Flight Management Computer)
    • DX10 Preview compatible

    Purchase CLS - Boeing B747-200/300 HD for FSX
    Purchase CLS - Boeing B747-200/300 HD for FS2004


    16 Comments
    1. Rishav Kakati's Avatar
      Rishav Kakati -
      Yeah yeah all that yack about 'lite' systems mean that the devs are a lazy bunch who don't have the aptitude or inclination to code realistic systems in their products and so include default fsx systems and flight dynamics and then include some eye candy to send their toy aircraft flying off the shelves....when will devs like CLS understand that learning the systems and realistic procedures and profiles is 80 PERCENT OF THE FUN OF FLYING HEAVY IRON...those who don't like systems simulation better be doing something more worthwhile like GA simulation instead of wasting precious pennies on software contraptions like this....most diehard flightsimmers are suckers for realism even at the cost of graphics or scenery...Sorry for the rant but i guess it's the effect of being spoiled by PMDG LOL
    1. Rishav Kakati's Avatar
      Rishav Kakati -
      And please let me add that FMCs are not 'ultra complex' stuff that require weeks of learning to get started with....anyone who knows to operate a basic Windows PC can within a matter of hours master and marvel at the intuitive ease with which the FMC will calculate everything from takeoff speeds to climb and cruise optimal settings to landing vref speeds...
    1. Rishav Kakati's Avatar
      Rishav Kakati -
      Still waiting for a worthy successor to the mighty and splendidly awesome RFP 747-200 which unfortunately didn't make it to FSX...
    1. Jimmy_S's Avatar
      Jimmy_S -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rishav Kakati View Post
      Yeah yeah all that yack about 'lite' systems mean that the devs are a lazy bunch who don't have the aptitude or inclination to code realistic systems in their products and so include default fsx systems and flight dynamics and then include some eye candy to send their toy aircraft flying off the shelves....when will devs like CLS understand that learning the systems and realistic procedures and profiles is 80 PERCENT OF THE FUN OF FLYING HEAVY IRON...those who don't like systems simulation better be doing something more worthwhile like GA simulation instead of wasting precious pennies on software contraptions like this....most diehard flightsimmers are suckers for realism even at the cost of graphics or scenery...Sorry for the rant but i guess it's the effect of being spoiled by PMDG LOL

      Geeze, lighten up Francis!
    1. kingm56's Avatar
      kingm56 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rishav Kakati View Post
      Yeah yeah all that yack about 'lite' systems mean that the devs are a lazy bunch who don't have the aptitude or inclination to code realistic systems in their products and so include default fsx systems and flight dynamics and then include some eye candy to send their toy aircraft flying off the shelves....when will devs like CLS understand that learning the systems and realistic procedures and profiles is 80 PERCENT OF THE FUN OF FLYING HEAVY IRON...those who don't like systems simulation better be doing something more worthwhile like GA simulation instead of wasting precious pennies on software contraptions like this....most diehard flightsimmers are suckers for realism even at the cost of graphics or scenery...Sorry for the rant but i guess it's the effect of being spoiled by PMDG LOL
      I find it funny that you dictate what constitutes "fun" for other simmers. What's fun for you, may not be fun for others; to that point, its pretty arrogant of you to decide how others should enjoy their simming experience. Having said that, I only fly PMDG/LVL D aircraft; yet, I do see the joy in these lite simulations and get why people procure them. However, having lite systems does not give CLS the right to produce buggy software. If you're going to release a lite sim, you should make sure said systems work. Sadly, that's not always the case with CLS....
    1. Rishav Kakati's Avatar
      Rishav Kakati -
      I agree that my language in that last post was a little too strong for the liking of some people but please understand that it is entirely out of frustration seeing the way some devs concentrate more on the non essential things like HD exterior visuals, full passenger cabin with toilets etc instead of core stuff like accuracy of systems and most importantly flight dynamics and last but not the least, the flight deck environment and views. When i first looked at this post I was expecting something like an FSX replacement for the superb RFP 747-200 but was thoroughly disappointed with what i saw...hence the rant. I hereby retract the statement that recommended GA flying for the non jet airliner purists and apologize for any hurt caused. But at the same time, i still stand by my words that payware devs who forget core systems simulation and accuracy of basic flight dynamics in the quest for non essential things like the ones mentioned above are in my opinion doing a disservice to the community. The flightsim community is a very small niche which needs quality much much more than mere quantity. I am sure many of the diehard passionate flightsimmers out here will appreciate my point of view.
    1. Autopilot_Abuser's Avatar
      Autopilot_Abuser -
      Not everyone wants to spend hours, maybe days, reading manuals and learning systems before even thinking about loading the addon. Some of us do not have the time for it. Some people want to be able to get into the cockpit and fly. These lite versions are for those people. They offer great looking aircraft in an easy to use package that is a step above the default FSX aircraft. If flying a computer within a computer is your thing, get the PMDG, (There is still a lot missing from them.) If you want to fly the heavies, but do not want to complex systems, but want enough to get from A to B, get the lite versions.
    1. Speedbird ATC's Avatar
      Speedbird ATC -
      I managed to get flying in a PMDG aircraft within less then 2 hours after only reading the tutorial...
    1. Speedbird ATC's Avatar
      Speedbird ATC -
      If you want a "lite" aircraft, get Aerosoft's A320. Not way to complex, but has all the essential systems modeled. Other developers who want to make "lite" aircraft need to follow this business model. I fully agree with you Rishav, I fully agree...
    1. nolemming's Avatar
      nolemming -
      Even if it were for free, I woudn't recommend it to anyone!

      Last year I bought it for half the price after reading a positive comment by a "professional" reviewer to find out it was a waste of money after I installed and tested it.

      If you are new to simming and want to fly "a big one", stick to the default 747 in your sim, the CLS brings no added value, really...
    1. gallen144's Avatar
      gallen144 -
      I like the "lite" versions and have this 747 model. I also have full FMC equipped models in my hanger. My time for summing is very limited, so I often prefer to strap in, set the essential parameters, then get in the air to maximize time flying instead of ground time setup. When I have more time, I may spend it programming a full flight plan in the FMC on another aircraft so equipped. So I appreciate the alternative the developers have given me. I don't attribute it at all to lazy programmers, but to providing customer alternatives in a quality framework.
      Happy flying,
      GW
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      You can be up and running in a PMDG sim very quickly if you want. You don't have to spend a lot of time in preflight. Lite sims are no easier to get going, but much less realistic to fly while en route.

      The Aerosoft A320, mentioned earlier, is not so much lite as limited. Systems are complex but full operation is limited to normal ops. Flight dynamics are certainly not lite.

      The real problem I see with lite sims is that they perpetuate bad habits introduced by default FSX aicraft, particularly with autopilot, autothrottle and engine operation. If the CLS 747 had a custom autopilot (and round dial engine indicators) I'd buy it, no question. I can live with less complex systems but a default autopilot is a no go for me.
    1. av8tor98's Avatar
      av8tor98 -
      I always liked the CLS exteriors but that's about it. I removed the 747 from my HD long ago because the flight dynamics were bad and the auto throttle lagged too much. To a lesser degree, I always had issues with parts of the VC textures missing after installing a new livery via the livery manager. Maybe CLS has corrected some of these issues but I doubt it.
    1. Rishav Kakati's Avatar
      Rishav Kakati -
      In my opinion the Aerosoft A320 has evolved a long way through three generations of the product...the first generation though a step above the default fsx a321 had its own share of quirks especially with the wonky FBW implementation. This aircraft began to get really good with the release of the Extended model which made the product transition from 'lite' to 'not so lite'. Finally in my opinion the latest generation Airbus A318/319/320/321 have mostly nailed all the good stuff right including the FBW. Finally an excellent Airbus in FSX. That's the way a 'lite' aircraft ought to be made!! I began to regard them in high esteem after this.
      My wishlist for Mr.Mathijs Kok and his team:
      1. A heavier widebody Airbus (A330/340/350) for the long hauls.
      2. A full study level simulation module for the next generation of the A320 family product including failure modes and the ability to use systems knowledge with QRH procedures so that a full bunch of Airbus manuals can be included in the package. That would bring this already good aircraft simulation at par with PMDG stuff which given all the hard work and dedication gone into it, it rightfully deserves.
      I hope I don't have to wait too long to see my dreams come true😊
    1. Rishav Kakati's Avatar
      Rishav Kakati -
      Quote Originally Posted by gallen144 View Post
      I like the "lite" versions and have this 747 model. I also have full FMC equipped models in my hanger. My time for summing is very limited, so I often prefer to strap in, set the essential parameters, then get in the air to maximize time flying instead of ground time setup. When I have more time, I may spend it programming a full flight plan in the FMC on another aircraft so equipped. So I appreciate the alternative the developers have given me. I don't attribute it at all to lazy programmers, but to providing customer alternatives in a quality framework.
      Happy flying,
      GW
      You can also do the same thing in the PMDG birds e.g. in the NGX the PMDG options menu within the FMC can be used to set the systems "ready to go" with engines running and zero payload with 1/3 fuel. Just detemine your V speeds, set stab trim and flaps, and taxi to the runway and lift off! I am a medical professional (who really wanted to be an airline pilot but couldn't because of high myopia) and so even my time for this hobby is also extremely limited but that is no reason for me not to enjoy handflying this legendary bird and take her out for a spin in the circuit doing touch and goes at KSEA!!
      Happy landings,
      rshvkkt
    1. stevefranklin's Avatar
      stevefranklin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Autopilot_Abuser View Post
      Not everyone wants to spend hours, maybe days, reading manuals and learning systems before even thinking about loading the addon. Some of us do not have the time for it. Some people want to be able to get into the cockpit and fly. These lite versions are for those people. They offer great looking aircraft in an easy to use package that is a step above the default FSX aircraft. If flying a computer within a computer is your thing, get the PMDG, (There is still a lot missing from them.) If you want to fly the heavies, but do not want to complex systems, but want enough to get from A to B, get the lite versions.
      I think we all understand where you are coming from, but F-Lite aircraft are a good idea for those who would like to try a big aircraft but without being bombarded with systems. I would like nothing more than to start up a 747 or 737 from cold & dark, program the flight and then shut it down correctly at the end, but the time required to learn it all is in short supply, what with work and other hobbies etc. this is why I still like the default 737 and A320 in FSX as they are easy to absorb.
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