• Lionheart Creations Previews Socata TB Series

    Lionheart Creations Previews Socata TB Series

    The Socata TB is a series of light single engine piston aircraft developed and manufactured by French aircraft company SOCATA. The letters TB within the designation stands for Tarbes, the French city where the aircraft is manufactured. The TB series planes have come to be known as the "Caribbean Planes", due to the island naming convention adopted for the various models, though they are not often seen flown in that region.

    Lionheart Creations Previews Socata TB Series

    Lionheart Creations Previews Socata TB Series

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    1. Archer74's Avatar
      Archer74 -
      Just what we need... yet another single engine GA plane. *sigh*

      I wish all the developers out there would start offering something a little less conventional. To be honest: if I were a small developer I would try to do something spectacular to set myself apart from the masses.

      There are so many great planes out there but it feels as if everyone but IndiaFoxTecho and AT Simulations are only willing to publish the most common (and sometimes most boring) planes there are. It's like a car simulation that only has today's most common SUVs, Golfs, Corsas, Mondeos, Kias, Clios and Hyundais. Basically all more or less interchangable.
      I'm sure it is no coincidence that among all the FSX conversion out there, most of the planes are jetfighters and warbirds. Unfortunately none of them work properly (apart from the G21 Goose)

      The good thing is: it doesn't have to be totally exotic. There are tons of planes out there, every flightsim enthusiast knows, and may have flown in other flight simulations. How about something from WW2 Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang, Corsair, Hellcat, Bf-109, A2M Zero, Beech 18, DC-3, T-6 Texan, Stearman Kaydet. Even an old per-war GA plane like the Bf-108 Taifun would be welcome.
      Or lets do something from the cold war era: F-86, F-100, G-91, P-80/T-33, T-28, DHC-2 Beaver, .
      And back to today: we still don't have even one twin-engined propeller passenger plane. The Do-228, the DASH 8 or the ATR-72 would come to mind. On the business aircraft side we'd have the Piaggio P.180 Avanti, and of course there is the famous DHC-6 Twin Otter (currently under development by Aerosoft).
      Last not least there are modern turboprop trainers like the Pilatus PC-9, T-6 Texan II, or the Embraer EMB 312.

      Please!
    1. tja's Avatar
      tja -
      Quote Originally Posted by Archer74 View Post
      Just what we need... yet another single engine GA plane. *sigh*

      I wish all the developers out there would start offering something a little less conventional. To be honest: if I were a small developer I would try to do something spectacular to set myself apart from the masses.

      There are so many great planes out there but it feels as if everyone but IndiaFoxTecho and AT Simulations are only willing to publish the most common (and sometimes most boring) planes there are. It's like a car simulation that only has today's most common SUVs, Golfs, Corsas, Mondeos, Kias, Clios and Hyundais. Basically all more or less interchangable.
      I'm sure it is no coincidence that among all the FSX conversion out there, most of the planes are jetfighters and warbirds. Unfortunately none of them work properly (apart from the G21 Goose)

      The good thing is: it doesn't have to be totally exotic. There are tons of planes out there, every flightsim enthusiast knows, and may have flown in other flight simulations. How about something from WW2 Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang, Corsair, Hellcat, Bf-109, A2M Zero, Beech 18, DC-3, T-6 Texan, Stearman Kaydet. Even an old per-war GA plane like the Bf-108 Taifun would be welcome.
      Or lets do something from the cold war era: F-86, F-100, G-91, P-80/T-33, T-28, DHC-2 Beaver, .
      And back to today: we still don't have even one twin-engined propeller passenger plane. The Do-228, the DASH 8 or the ATR-72 would come to mind. On the business aircraft side we'd have the Piaggio P.180 Avanti, and of course there is the famous DHC-6 Twin Otter (currently under development by Aerosoft).
      Last not least there are modern turboprop trainers like the Pilatus PC-9, T-6 Texan II, or the Embraer EMB 312.

      Please!
      And what about the % of us simmers who are real life pilots, and are unable to fly any more, but are able to do so in the sim?

      You speak of 'exotic aircraft', and yet there is a high chance that like a lot of simmers, you can't even fly the real deal. How many of your listed types are you endorsed on? How could you fly one of these aircraft in the sim, and honestly say 'yes, that feels like the real aircraft does'?

      Lionheart is a one-man company as far as I'm aware, and he is doing pretty good to get at least one of his aircraft ported across to the new sim. I know, because I was on the ALPHA and the BETA teams. Also, do a bit of research about the Socata Caribbean series of aircraft, They do hold a pretty unique position in GA by offering significantly more room, and being one of the first aircraft at that time to have an ergonomically designed cockpit.

      I for one will buy this on the first day of release. We should be encouraging the developers, not discouraging them.
    1. Chock's Avatar
      Chock -
      Glad to see the TB series showing up for MSFS. It's worth noting too that whilst they are indeed in some respects 'another GA aeroplane', the Trinidad and Tobago are hardly typical GAs on the flight line, and they are very cool aeroplanes in real life, being quite ergonomically ahead of their time when they came out.

      Yeah I'm sure we all at some point would like to see B-17s, He-111s, F-86s, 727s and DC-8s showing up for MSFS and I daresay this will happen in time, but I have also always been quite keen on the fact that Lionheart paid attention to the Bellanca Viking and the TB10 and TB20, because these are different from the typical stuff too.

      So far from being more of the same, this is a bit of welcome news and I certainly hope the Lionheart Bellanca makes it into MSFS too, because if it does, it will then be the third time that I will have bought it, since I also had it for FS2004, FSX and P3D, and I'll be happy to but it again for MSFS.
    1. sky44's Avatar
      sky44 -
      I am really glad old Lionheart is back pounding away one of his wonderful aircraft in MSFS2020. I have almost all of his productions in FSX and they are really fun to fly. Good job old Lion!!!
    1. mjnico's Avatar
      mjnico -
      Quote Originally Posted by Archer74 View Post
      Just what we need... yet another single engine GA plane. *sigh*

      I wish all the developers out there would start offering something a little less conventional. To be honest: if I were a small developer I would try to do something spectacular to set myself apart from the masses.

      There are so many great planes out there but it feels as if everyone but IndiaFoxTecho and AT Simulations are only willing to publish the most common (and sometimes most boring) planes there are. It's like a car simulation that only has today's most common SUVs, Golfs, Corsas, Mondeos, Kias, Clios and Hyundais. Basically all more or less interchangable.
      I'm sure it is no coincidence that among all the FSX conversion out there, most of the planes are jetfighters and warbirds. Unfortunately none of them work properly (apart from the G21 Goose)

      The good thing is: it doesn't have to be totally exotic. There are tons of planes out there, every flightsim enthusiast knows, and may have flown in other flight simulations. How about something from WW2 Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang, Corsair, Hellcat, Bf-109, A2M Zero, Beech 18, DC-3, T-6 Texan, Stearman Kaydet. Even an old per-war GA plane like the Bf-108 Taifun would be welcome.
      Or lets do something from the cold war era: F-86, F-100, G-91, P-80/T-33, T-28, DHC-2 Beaver, .
      And back to today: we still don't have even one twin-engined propeller passenger plane. The Do-228, the DASH 8 or the ATR-72 would come to mind. On the business aircraft side we'd have the Piaggio P.180 Avanti, and of course there is the famous DHC-6 Twin Otter (currently under development by Aerosoft).
      Last not least there are modern turboprop trainers like the Pilatus PC-9, T-6 Texan II, or the Embraer EMB 312.

      Please!


      There is a converted Fokker D.21 by Dutcheeseblend for MSFS 2020 (Converted from FSX)if you do a brief Google Search. It has very tricky ground handling so be ready to be humbled! It is also FREEWARE! Once airborne, it's a blast to fly.
      ALSO.. there is a DC-3 available, another FSX to MSFS 2020 conversion. Also well done and fun to fly. It's also Freeware on Allflightmods.com .... just do a search and you should locate it. I encourage this for all of you, as I have them both and they're great. Since they're both converted, I'm sure we will see more and more as developers learn more about design, formatting, extensive testing, etc.

      You are allowed to have an opinion, and I for one agree that I cannot wait for newer, faster, more exciting aircraft, but the programming and design of this sim is nothing like FSX, FS9, and their predecessors. A lot is being learned by developers and as the above stated, we should support them. I never thought GA was represented well in these sims (ESPECIALLY Corporate aviation). I could never find a decent freeware Trinidad, C206, C310, Citation Sovereign, etc. Thanks to people like LionHeart and Carenado, we now can enjoy some amazing addons. Yes, they're payware, but given the quality it is worth it. I'm furloughed from the airlines and it puts a grin on my face flying a 152 or a cub off a grass strip, versus flying some tin can I used to fly on the daily. I jump into an airliner and suddenly I feel like I should check my phone when I land to see if Crew Scheduling called me for some stupid reassignment and an overnight someplace dreadful.... Ha!.........I'm off topic so I'll refrain on this point.

      TLDR;
      I welcome all new content - this sim is amazing and anything fresh is fine with me and anyone who is genuinely excited for a new simulator after 10 years of nothing new. If you don't like it, then don't buy it, or if its freeware, don't download it and move on. It really is that simple. I too, cannot wait for some kickazz warbirds and fighters but I'll enjoy what's out there, and be happy for what's to come. Also, FSX port overs will happen too.
      Just be patient.

      Cheers,
      A CRJ driver who enjoys buzzing his own house
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