Too many of basically the same plane?

Well from where i see it, they’re an extension of an existing model, meaning they’re easier and less time consuming to make but at the same time they offer a variation in behaviour, greater livery coverage across one main aircraft type, and so on. For example, I love the fact that you get the old 747 cockpit on the -200, SOFIA and the SCA models, but the more modern displays on the other types - gives you a great feel for how the pilot’s ‘office’ changed over the years and those who like the traditional take on things can enjoy the airplane just as much as ones who like the more modern touch. People have asked for these models as well, so it’s not like they’re randomly added for the sake of it.

Personally, I’d actually go one step further than you, and say that there are far too many modern twin-jets in the app. I wouldn’t remove any that are already added, but I would love for the app to delve deeper into aviation history. Caravelle, 707, Tu-154, Comet, Tristar, Bf-109, iL-2, Super Constellation, Be-200… the plethora of various GA planes that would make great use of the enormous quantity of small airstrips around the maps in IF… - basically there are plenty of opportunities that go unfilled because people just want the A350 or 787 or [insert a tube with wings and two smaller tubes here].


I support this one :P


My great grandfather flew them, so I’d absolutely love to have one in IF :)

edit: figured you’d like that one at least from the user name :D


I agree with you to some extent.

The Il-2 hasn’t been requested yet, why don’t you create a request for it?

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Sounds good; I can’t do it on the old site, but I’ll make a thread later in Features over here :)

I also have a POH for it somewhere (a very basic one, but I’m sure there’s enough data on the net to fill in any missing pieces). Accurate data sources are really the greatest challenge when it comes to making new aircraft, you need to either pilot that airplane, know a few pilots who flew it or have access to correct documentation. IL-2 and other warbirds at least are easier to get information about because of the factor of time (for availability and de-classification of data)

The previous paragraph is also the reason why it’s easier to add a version of an existing airplane compared to a completely new one, btw. As IF evolves, people expect more accuracy and realism, which in turn demands more data to feed the sim before a proper model can be produced :)

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I can understand you.
I also don’t like that they’ll add the B777-200LR I prefer A330-200 B787 A350 …

This seems like someone who wants different cockpit views!✌

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I would like different aircraft and then later they could think about adding other variants. But if variants in a family are quite different to each other I think they should add two or more.

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Hey, we like variety. No one wants to be stuck flying only one variant of a 777.


Two actually :-)

To be honest, the reason (my guess) is that the devs release many similar planes is that it is easy to do. If you were a dev, would you rather take 2 months to make one completely original plane, or take 2 months to make 3 similar planes? This is just my guess, not directly proven.

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I agree and it’s been requested by many of us to add more aircraft other than the same trash haulers. Our existing prop planes and smaller jets haven’t had any rework and we haven’t seen any plans to do so. Only thing we got was a dash 8 which seems like a lame attempt at compromise.

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I wonder if the 77L has already been completed before someone even requested for it… Lol

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Air bus family are the

Where is the A340 family and A330 family!!! If we are just adding similar planes do those for crying out loud! If the current planes are being updated work pn the A340 A330 and the 787!!

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I think the 777 is a boring plane

The a330 cockpit was such a let down its like they gave up on doing it amd just moved on.

Flying the same airliner ends up being boring, we need older aircraft (DC-3, MD-11) and some more warbirds.

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