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Thread: what vintage/classic aircraft are planned for FS2020 ?

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    I don't mind the new stuff, some is quite nice... but for me, there was flight before glass cockpits. There were piston powered airliners by Lockheed Constellations and Boeing B-337 and others. There was the oceangoing flying boats, there was the amazing B-707, and Douglas C-124.

    But so far, the only large vintage aircraft I've heard being in development is the DC-3. And that's a great choice. But... is that all? Is anyone intending to make any others????

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    Ok so I have since discovered a few:

    in vintage warbirds, the Spitfire and P51 Mustang are in development.

    For very old airliners, there is the legendary Douglas DC-3, and also the Boeing 247D, which is sort of like a smaller DC-3. These two are also in development, no idea of release date.

    Also, there is a Grumman Goose, an amphibious seaplane. It's available to download and fly already, and free. There doesn't seem to be any showstopping problems with it, but it's still being developed, I think they want to include features not yet in it (the radios weren't functional in the first release AFAIK). But it's free and it looks good:

    https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t...edux-ii/338063

    https://www.msfsaddon.com/2020/12/ms...-redux-ii.html

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    This is a very rudimentary attempt at the Spirit of St. Louis, but I gave it a shot for kicks and it was fun/interesting. For this the VR headset is a huge advantage, because the line of vision from the pilot's seat is so bizarre.

    I don't know how accurate the model is, and nor did I figure out whether the fuel capacity and fuel efficiency are correct (for purposes of an Atlantic crossing).

    http://www.allflightmods.com/microso...ouis-aircraft/
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    Aerosoft is aiming to release a deHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in the Summer of 2021, and it looks great!


    Aerosoft has stated publicly that they have put the DHC-2 Beaver on the production list, but it's too early to know when it'll be started or finished. After stating that they got a lot of people posting that they look forward to the Beaver!

    Someone asked if Aerosoft would be making or porting a Consolidated PBY Catalina, and the company rep in the forums said it's not planned, but he hopes to, but didn't know if they would, or when that might happen. But it sounds like it's a possibility. This makes me happy, as I found myself very surprised at how much I enjoyed Mike Stone's PBY Catalina in FS2004: something about how it's anphibious makes it a challenge to land on runways, and a challenge on smaller lakes, coupled with the fact there was no flaps, making energy management and angle of attack very important to do a successful approach and landing!! I never thought I'd enjoy such a sedate and slow airplane on a computer, but I ended up loving it!


    I look forward to all three, and other vintage aircraft I'd love to see for MSFS 2020 are the Lockheed Constellation and SuperConnie, the Lockheed Hercules C-130H (the most common and exported version), BoingBoing B-707, B-737-200, Douglas DC-6, DC-8, DC-9 and DC-10, C-124 Globemaster II (very ugly looking double deck military transport..seen at the end of movie Thunderball while Navy frogmen parachuted to stop the badguys!), de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou and the Caribou turboprop variant, Lockheed Tristar L-1011 and SR-71 Blackbird, Airbus A310, Hughes 500D (TC's cool yellow chopper from TV show Magnum PI), UH-60 Black Hawk, Van's Aircraft RV-14 (ok yes those last two are NOT vintage in any way but that's my list!).

    I'd also love some earlier Rutan designs, but I hear the Long EZE is already available for MSFS I think?

    Edit: Beechcraft Model 18 and Lockheed Electra model 10 and or 12 Junior. Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and 307 Stratoliner. Someone is making a Boeing 314 Clipper for a different simulator (maybe FSX or P3D ?) but be nice in MSFS2020!
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    The Piper Arrow III by JustFlight definitely deserves mention on this thread. It's modeled after a gently used plane, not a brand new one, and does not have a glass cockpit. I like flying in it a lot.
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    Good call! Yea, older GA, that counts for certain!

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    PMDG have anounced that they will be making all their aircraft lineup for FS2020, and while the 777 and 747 are hardly "vintage" in spirit, the Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster most certainly is, with it's four radial powered piston props! Apparently they will, at some unknown point in future, develop that classic propliner for the new MS sim!

    I feel that's great news for people looking for more than "ONLY" glass pit flying computers!

    Now... looking at the definition of "vintage" gives me:

    An item should be at least 100 years old to be defined as an antique. Generally speaking if the item is no older than an antique but not less than 20 years, it falls under the term vintage. ... It generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years.

    Which oddly enough means that the 747-400... is now... vint... vintage?!?!?

    Which... technically... is WEIRD.

    And then I looked up the first B-777 revenue generating flight, in 1995... also a vintee. It's weird, because I still remember the first time I saw an early B-747-100, in Pan Am colors, in 1974, those were still really new then. And the first time I saw a -400 with my own eyes, a brand new Lufthansa doing approach circuits, at CFB Lahr in 1991. I flew many places on the Canadian Air Force B-707.

    Ok, I'm officially old.

    Anyway, yay for the DC-6 from PMDG! Available for download 2025, maybe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herc79 View Post
    Which oddly enough means that the 747-400... is now... vint... vintage?!?!?
    What to say then about the Concorde?
    Virtually the only supersonic airliner ever to enter service... 46 years ago!!
    (Not to mention its wonderful, entirely analog cockpit)

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    That's a great point, one I think we tend to overlook because it just... it looks so sleek and modern, so high tech... but yea, that really was long time ago! Heck, it wasn't yesterday that they grounded the fleet either.

    Got to see it twice in one day, landing at CYVR, with huge vapor turbulent behind it's wings, nose down, coming in to land like some giant prehistoric robotic raptor bird... and then later that day, tiny little thing on the runway, eventually the afterburners kicked in, and then picked up some real speed and... climbing and climbing until it was out of earshot... and then out of sight.

    Vancouver was not a regular destination for the Concorde. Not even entirely sure why it came, think it was a charter for some cruise ship tour? That was in... mby 1998 ? Apparently it did come to Vancouver in September of 1998, and then again in Oct 1999. Also two flights in 1986 for the world Expo86 event.

    Kinda strange that they developed a working airliner to cruise at over Mach 2, just two decades after breaking the sound barrier for the first time... and today we have nothing like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herc79 View Post
    Kinda strange that they developed a working airliner to cruise at over Mach 2, just two decades after breaking the sound barrier for the first time... and today we have nothing like it.
    Yep. Reminds me of what happened with Moon exploration, doesn't it?
    (Sorry for the off-topic, but the example was only obvious)

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