Hi - has anyone got this one yet?
Hi - has anyone got this one yet?
Boy that one came out of left field, I had no idea one was being worked on. It would have been nice to see a Westland version though for all the RAF/RN schemes.
SOH RTWR Team Member 09-13
It does look great. too bad (for ME, my taste) that they put a GPS in the cockpit..but it does looks good
I know FSX modelers and most customers are taken by the 3D gauge thing, but it puts a lot of models into what the collector car world calls "resto-mods" not quite new, not really authentic with no ability for the customer to fix the discrepancies. I may buy the Choctaw as I love piston helicopters and can probably overlook the GPS, but the same modeling decision has cost at least one otherwise-nice add-on to be left off the "buy" list (1960 cockpit in a 1930's airplane).
"To some the sky is the limit. To others it is home" anon.
I'm surprised there hasn't been anymore comments on this bird . I personally like the fact it is a FSX UH-34(along with the other variants) which I have been hoping for since I started flying FSX . The modernized VC\gauges I can certainly handle . I love piston helos so I purchased it and am very satisfied . I have three other payware helos along with a dozen or so excellent freeware birds . I certainly am far from an expert on flight dynamics on helicopters but I can hover and land this bird without a lot of problems . the textures and all the variants seem very good to me . (not a painter or expert ). Overall , very pleased with the purchase . To my knowledge there weren't any FSX 34's so I was just as surprised as anyone else there was even one in the works . One of my best friends I went into the Marine Corps with started out on the UH-34(USMC) in RVN before switching to the 46's The only small glitch I ran into was the bird loaded fine (SimObjects\Rotocraft without any problems but when the installer placed a UH-34 SEAHORSE folder in the Startup Menu it did not contain the PDF manual , only the uninstaller and a English and German small text file . I emailed support this morning but haven't gotten anything back yet .
Big helicopter fan ,
I too have this Helo. While it does not have hi-res textures, etc. It is pretty easy to fly. Sounds are are not its strong point, but ease of flight is. I say its a good investment, thus far.
It seems like it's been forever since I used FS9. Although I recall a Choctaw/Wessex that was pretty impressive. Looking at this one (from the pictures) the interior is lack-lustre, FS9 quality at the very most. I'm surprised actually because I have several of Dirks models that I'm content with. This one just doesn't fulfill my tastes compared to what's out there as freeware. Native or not.
This one works in FSX (from what I read) and is available @ Flightsim.com. File name wessexrn.zip
And also here. http://www.simshed.com/
Thank you for your interrest in my Product. I opened a forum on my Homepage where you can write your comments and suggestions. I'm always happy about getting feedback from the buyers of my products.
With best regards, Dirk Stuck
P.s.: Rich I sent you an e-mail
my next product will be a Pilatus P-21 more info and Pictures soon on my Homepage
That said, freeware or payware. I like the textures to have depth in realism.
I have had a close relationship with this aircraft in the dim and distant past (see avatar), but I am not tempted to pay for the current model mentioned in this thread. New payware should set the bar for FSX, and (from the shots and comments) this looks on a level with the recent freeware Vampire, not the A2A P-40! Having said that, this is just a personal thought.
I have heard no recent updates from Brian (Franklin) who brought us the Nimrod about the current state of developments,(I first worked with him on the FS9 Westland Wessex photos, memories and beta testing only!) and was aware of a very BIG British historic aircraft project that he had started last year, but it was not a helicopter.
Unless Brian pops up to say otherwise, the all new Wessex in FSX is but a twinkle in the developer's eye at the moment. So this payware version is as good as it gets at the moment.
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