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    Default ATR 72-500

    I just noticed this link on the Dreamfleet page:

    http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/Previe...2_announce.gif
    http://atr.flight1.net/index.htm

    My apologies if this has been posted before.

    This plane in DF quality is going to be SWEET !
    :)



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    Default RE: ATR 72-500

    ;-)

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    Default RE: ATR 72-500

    i do believe it will be a classic like all the rest...

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    Default RE: ATR 72-500

    Wow those shots of the 72-500 look great - now these folk sure know how to produce the best, can't wait for this release and thanks for the heads up.

    Dave

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    Default RE: ATR 72-500

    Thanks, Dave, much appreciated.

    This one has been (still is) a lot of fun to do. I flew the level D sim of it in Toulouse back in March. Flies like a big Cessna (high wing), but with that T-tail it reminds me a bit of the Piper Arrow IV I fly- meaning you need a lot of "oooomph" on the yoke to rotate her.

    Otherwise I think folks will enjoy her, as she has a near-perfect combination of sophistication (lots of systems and an FMC), but with straight wings she does not suffer as much from needing perfect speed management. Also, no VNAV or autoland, so you need to know how to fly in order to get her up and down.

    Overall, I was extremely impressed with the ATR company, it's facilities, staff and management. A real nice, professional, yet friendly company, that also happens to manufacture the world's most popular regional turboprop. They really rolled out the "red carpet" for us. It can also be said that they had some insight in wanting an FS version of their product. No other airliner manufacturer has yet asked for that for FS. :-)

    Did anyone know that the ATR's fuselage is made over in Italy, while the wings are made by Airbus, right next door?

    Regards,
    [link:www.dreamfleet2000.com|http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/Forum_Banners/DF_BANNER_FORUM_LOU.gif]"
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