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Mathijs Kok

Twin Otter Extended Preview (FSX,P3D)

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Some good news...

Normally we only do update prices when part of the 'old' product is used in the new version and there is not a single bit of the Twin Otter X project used in the Twin Otter Extended. But for marketing reasons we decided that all owners of the Twin Otter X (boxed or download) will get a 20% on the download version. For many thousand of customers that means a nice reduction in price.

The price for the download is set at 24 Euro btw (plus VAT when applicable). The boxed version might be a few cents more. Just as with the Airbus X Extended we really like to keep prices moderate, even for a top of the line product like this one.

That sounds very good to me. I do not own the old Twin Otter, only the light version with Antarctica X. but the prize you mentioned sounds more than fair to me if the new Twin is only half that good as i think :)

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What exactly is ''extended'' in this version? I don't see the big difference...

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What exactly is ''extended'' in this version? I don't see the big difference...

Yow, is this dude for real? I think we'll all pretend this post doesn't exist on this forum. Dude, do you have the present Twin Otter? Have you been following this topic from page 1? Have you not read about the level of realism when it comes to system integration into the Extended. Can you not even SEE the visual difference in the models? If you're going to post ignorant comments like this and insult the intelligence of the developers, beta testers, members and general enthusiasts who can SEE what you can't, do yourself a favor. Go examine pictures of the current model and the Extended pictures on here with a TELESCOPE! If you still can't see a difference then.....yeah, it really IS just you! Get rid if your account and quit posting. I just hate it when people who are clearly ignorant of excellence choose to exude the fact that theyare intellectually circumcised. Mathis, Finn, Stefan, Joshua, Eric and all you guys, pay this dude no mind. Keep up the excellent work. We "intelligent" simmers and Twotter fans are patiently waiting and silently congratulating.

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Is there an email "watch" list I can be put onto? I'd like to know as soon as this is released so I can make the purchase. I have a lot of fun flying the original Aerosoft Twin Otter, and I'm really looking forward to the Extended version's release.

@Rasha01: Everything is different except the general type of aircraft being modeled. The "Extended" version is a completely new build-up. Call it a 2013 model year versus the '06 <?> model of the original. Graphically it will be a quantum leap ahead of the current model and the FM/FDE promises to be quite a bit more extensively detailed than the original. See what Mathijs wrote above? "...there is not a single bit of the Twin Otter X project used in the Twin Otter Extended."

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Is there an email "watch" list I can be put onto? I'd like to know as soon as this is released so I can make the purchase. I have a lot of fun flying the original Aerosoft Twin Otter, and I'm really looking forward to the Extended version's release.

@Rasha01: Everything is different except the general type of aircraft being modeled. The "Extended" version is a completely new build-up. Call it a 2013 model year versus the '06 <?> model of the original. Graphically it will be a quantum leap ahead of the current model and the FM/FDE promises to be quite a bit more extensively detailed than the original. See what Mathijs wrote above? "...there is not a single bit of the Twin Otter X project used in the Twin Otter Extended."

Either subscribe to the thread or the new releaes and updates forum. Or at the aerosoft store subscribe to the news letter, Im pretty sure it will be announced there when released.

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What kind of logic is that ?

Finn

Hi Finn,

The experience shows that is very difficult to develop perfect software products! There are almost always smaller or bigger issues when software is released. My thoughts were: The more different beta testers are testing the plane, the installer, the handling of tools and the manual the higher is the chance to discover and fix certain issues before release. More testers have different approaches to do certain things and different hardware and different setups which also increase the chance to find issues before release. So I meant that the more beta testers are testing the higher is the chance that the final product will be close to perfect and easy to handle and good to understand than if fewer testers would look over it.

Same is for the second part: The more testers the faster are certain milestones achieved. I assume that you have a certain schedule to go through and benchmark to reach before you consider the product ready for release and I think that more testers can reach these milestones faster than fewer testers. Correct?

Btw: Do you have some not so experienced beta testers that represent the customers not so experienced with FSX, engine technology and handling of aircraft in general and Twin Otter in particular?

Anyway, let the team do its work and we customers will see what comes out of it. I don’t want to go too far off topic.

Best regards,

Till

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Btw: Do you have some not so experienced beta testers that represent the customers not so experienced with FSX, engine technology and handling of aircraft in general and Twin Otter in particular?

At least regarding the Twin Otter as an airliner and the operating techniquest I have no idea of this airplane so I guess yes.

On the first few start attempts I have burned my engines down because I didn't think of the prop levers which need to be put into the feather setting before start.

Actually I'm kinda sure if this won't be one of the biggest headlines in the manual (well, but even then some people don't even read it) quite some "bugreports" will come by unexperienced users.

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At least regarding the Twin Otter as an airliner and the operating techniquest I have no idea of this airplane so I guess yes.

On the first few start attempts I have burned my engines down because I didn't think of the prop levers which need to be put into the feather setting before start.

Actually I'm kinda sure if this won't be one of the biggest headlines in the manual (well, but even then some people don't even read it) quite some "bugreports" will come by unexperienced users.

:excellenttext_s:

I am glad to hear that! Have fun with testing this great bird!

Looking forward to the final product!

Best, Till

P.S. There are some users reading the manual (at least one) :banghead1_s:

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What exactly is ''extended'' in this version? I don't see the big difference...

Just that the previous version was a moderate complexity project done in 2009 and this is state of the art work with high complexity.

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how is the passenger cabin modeling coming mathijs

Think that started this week.

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Oh and no, the warm climate screw will not have the female pilot in bikini.

:lol: Damn, I dont know if I'd want to screw her if she's not in a bikini ;)

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Hi Mathijs!

Not only a future splendid airplane but also a freudian slip!

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Hi Mathijs!

Not only a future splendid airplane but also a freudian slip!

Great find Panxua! You deserve the HERO OF THE DAY badge really!

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Great find Panxua! You deserve the HERO OF THE DAY badge really!

archhhhh

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archhhhh

LoL Great job guys!

Not only the modelling but also the customer entertainment!

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Hope the Antarctic Pilots will get some Canada Goose Jackets, it's hard being a pilot down south or up north.
Like the guys at AWI said: Cockpit (+30°C) - Tail section (-20°C) :D

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one thing i want to see in the extended version of the twin otter is the flap gauge stop exactly at 10,20.30,and 40 degrees detente and not between 10 and 20 degrees and then between 20 and 30 degrees like on the old twin otter. Finn can we make shore that 40 degrees of flap is exactly 40 degrees down. just some thoughts. the plane looks great great job guys! i wish i had payed more attention in math and went to college so i could help you with code . i did not go to college thought so i can only tell you things based on be old twin otter x that i fly all the time.

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one thing i want to see in the extended version of the twin otter is the flap gauge stop exactly at 10,20.30,and 40 degrees detente and not between 10 and 20 degrees and then between 20 and 30 degrees like on the old twin otter. Finn can we make shore that 40 degrees of flap is exactly 40 degrees down. just some thoughts. the plane looks great great job guys! i wish i had payed more attention in math and went to college so i could help you with code . i did not go to college thought so i can only tell you things based on be old twin otter x that i fly all the time.

Already done ;)

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one thing i want to see in the extended version of the twin otter is the flap gauge stop exactly at 10,20.30,and 40 degrees detente and not between 10 and 20 degrees and then between 20 and 30 degrees like on the old twin otter. Finn can we make shore that 40 degrees of flap is exactly 40 degrees down. just some thoughts. the plane looks great great job guys! i wish i had payed more attention in math and went to college so i could help you with code . i did not go to college thought so i can only tell you things based on be old twin otter x that i fly all the time.

As Kyle said - it´s allready done.

But You won´t see 40° since the highest flap setting is 37.5°.

Finn

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