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  1. Friends, I was asked to posts this. ----------------------------- Dear FlightSim Community, We feel the expectation on us to give official information about the release of the Aerosoft CRJ 550/700 for the Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this regard we have a concern and we’ll keep it short: We made a really tough decision to postpone the CRJ release into the first quarter of next year. This decision wasn't easy for us, because we know how much anticipation there is in the community for this add-on. We have decided to do so, because we
    46 points
  2. Friends, might I ask for a Christmas cease fire on this topic? The reason I posted what I did was because when a company changes its communication I believe it is best to simply say so. It is part of my idea to be as open as possible to customers. You share the good and the bad. In my experience 90% of customers just understand things when you explain them and even are okay when you say that, for what reason or another, you are not able to explain. Aerosoft is not a small company any more. We got departments, offices, floors, managers. In 2020 I got two new full time employees
    35 points
  3. Mathijs, If you wouldn't mind, I would take back to the higher ups that this is quite a shame and I think a poor strategy in both marketing and sales. What you're doing in this thread is actually typical of modern marketing for boutique products such as the CRJ. I actually decided to purchase the CRJ specifically because of your open communication and insight into the process and development of the product. There was no other factor that played more of a role in my decision. I've also seen the Aerosoft CRJ featured in multiple videos on YouTube and multiple news articles on large f
    33 points
  4. No, I would say we are at the gate and preparing to start the engine. I do not want to create ideas that are not intended. We are at the hugely complex stage where we need to decide if what we got is good enough. As you will understand this is a hugely important project for us. You have really no idea how much effort and how much time was poured into this. It is by far the most complex project I have worked on in the 20+ years I am doing this. Not because the add-on is the most complex but there are so many bits and people that had (have) to work together to make this happen.
    29 points
  5. There will be another way to learn about this aircraft. A good friend, a real pilot with thousands of hours on the CRJ will be doing short training 'sessions'. These will consist of short (say between 5 and 10 min) video's about certain aspects of the aircraft.The first one will be called, 'Bring Your Coffee and Let's Sit Down".
    29 points
  6. Good comments. Like TheDude I am not a fan of making PC simulation more than it actually is. We use real pilots to assist us in the development of products. And each of them knows that there is simply no add-on that a real pilot would call 'study-level'. It's a term that popped up a few years ago for no good reason. I do not think I ever seen a development team use the term, it's always customers. There is one PMDG product a lot of pilots speak of with great respect about because it was pretty damned accurate if you combined two non standard things (or failures). And that is extr
    26 points
  7. This is honestly a real pity. The open communication was absolutely refreshing. 🤔
    26 points
  8. Whaaat?? Oh wow, that's too bad. Something that i always loved about your company was the fact that you where open about your projects. We always had insight about what was going on behind the scenes. From the point of view of us, your customers, this isn't good news at all
    25 points
  9. Hi IXU, I saw your post and am curious to know what you think isn't there for IFR flying. I'm a real-world pilot, FlightSafety instructor, and, as of three months ago, a Twitch streamer. I stream five times a week, and fly almost exclusively IFR. I believe you might have been talking about the initial state of the sim. Things have come a long way, due both to updates from Asobo as well as huge efforts by the community. Both the FlyByWire Airbus as well as the Working Title CJ4 are at a very high level already, even doing things in the FMS that other sims don't (to my knowledge, at least, I cou
    24 points
  10. Just to add a little info, I’m planning on teaching a full Initial Type Rating Course for the CRJ once it’s out (something I’ve done, as my job, for other aircraft numerous times). I’ve been studying the aircraft for a while now, and have started designing the lessons. The course will take around 10 days, depending on what Aerosoft ends up simulating. Nonetheless, we are going to go DEEP into anything that is simulated. I can’t wait!
    22 points
  11. Thank you all for your understanding.
    22 points
  12. "Reality" doesn't mean what you think it means. Nowhere Aerosoft mentioned complaints about Microsoft Flight Simulator as a cause of the postponement of the CRJ. The folks at Fly By Wire prove you wrong every day. We already have an airliner, and an increasingly accomplished one, for free, much faster than any previous flight simulators got to have anything comparable. Much, much faster, and better. The only reason why Aerosoft will take a bit longer is because they're offering a payware product and staggered releases like what FBW does do not suit the payware model very well. And
    21 points
  13. 21 points
  14. Sorry, but we are unable to share information on that at this moment. See it as a good sign.
    20 points
  15. What also comes to mind for me is the whole Sim vs Game debate. MSFS is positioned as a game. Xplane/P3D are „believed“ to be sims. I will not make myself popular with this but for me they are all games within a simulation genre. All platforms have their strong and weak points but you can simulate flight and systems on all three. Just never think that it is the same as RW flying, it is a simulated approximation of it. And for those that want it as real as it gets; fly from LSZH and hit an endangered bird during your V1 cut. After your emergency landing in LSZH with one engi
    19 points
  16. As previously mentioned, CityJet does some operation on some routes down south in Norway for SAS. However...... I actually fly the CRJ domestic in Norway irl, however the -200 version which is a little bit more old school and less automatic. Flying the mail for an express cargo operator from north to south and also all the fresh food, dairy products, fruits, flowers etc. up the the remote Top Of The World, Svalbard, Longyearbyen. But you could always simulate that in a CRJ700 I guess. Very challenging to fly into both Tromsö, Bodö and Svalbard with stormy winds, extreme winter condit
    19 points
  17. Here you go: On my way to EDDM I decided to do some cloud chasing and check out the AP HDG and VS modes.
    19 points
  18. People say this while they have hundreds of dollars invested in addons that improve every aspect of their platform and feel like their on a high horse. I myself have a few hundred invested in X-plane and its clear to see that MSFS will be the general future. It merges the all the things that Xplane and P3D had going for them in my opinion, flight dynamics, a massive freeware addon community, and arguably the most important, the low cost and life of X-plane, with the planes and payware aircraft developers of P3D. People seem to forget that we weren't doing our pretend checkrides 4 months into
    18 points
  19. We are limited in this to what the sim is able to do. Looks damned good though. You are a real pilot if you are willing to push the throttles with this view.
    18 points
  20. Hi, there'll probably be more previews in the upcoming weeks. Most of what I've been working on lately doesn't translate all that well into screenshots, but I'll leave you with this for now. @FilbertFlies Thanks! Really glad you liked Cologne/Bonn and Trondheim, lots of great looking airports on your 2020 list!
    17 points
  21. I’m going to disagree here. I used Microsoft Flight Sim (it was the only sim out back then) to learn IFR flying before starting my flight training for that license. Because of the sim, I aced my first flight, which was an NDB approach, under the hood, no GPS, and 23 kts of crosswind (at my request). I performed a hold, then a procedure turn, and nailed it all. This was at the Comair Aviation Academy in Sanford, FL. My instructor, to this day, does not believe that I had never flown IFR in an aircraft before. He said it was impossible to have that kind of performance without real flig
    17 points
  22. As a professional mentor of mine liked to say: corporate crises start in the marketing department. We had a nice community gathered around the developers, all keeping track of progress, exchanging information, getting to know and respect one another. Then the word came down: enough of that, communications needs to happen the old way, top-down, strictly managed, no more substance allowed here. So for want of food, the members started feeding on one another. Completely predictable. If your taste doesn’t run to street riots - as mine doesn’t - mig
    17 points
  23. Why don’t we just keep the predictions and conspiracy theories to ourselves and enjoy the holiday. Happy Holidays to everyone on the Aerosoft team and on this forum! I look forward to flying the CRJ whenever it comes, and I’ll wait as long as it takes.
    17 points
  24. Oh yeah, this is just what this thread needed to be completely derailed, more MSFS vs P3D/XPlane discussion. 😂 PS: MSFS is s much a "serious simulator" as any other on the market. As a matter of fact, if you look at out of the box, MSFS is a more complex and better simulator than any other on the market, even more so considering that it's only 4 months in its life cycle. I'm fairly positive not many remember what happened when you tried to "simulate" anything at all in previous simulators four months in, with the (few) addons they had four months in. The results were... fairly amus
    15 points
  25. Well and you would be correct in that. MFS is a entertainment product. Without any aims to be factor in the serious training platform. They never claimed that, they never said anything like that. P3D however is intended as a training tool. We have training products on that platform you do not know about and that you will never be able to buy.
    15 points
  26. Dear friends, we are really unable to give any comment on a release at this moment.
    15 points
  27. 15 points
  28. What does all this have to do with the CRJ?
    14 points
  29. This is really a sad news, the way communication have been handled untill now is the main reason that makes me interested in this project. Rejoice when there is even a little progress and being sorrow for bug or devkit deficencies all builds up emphaty and makes us willing to be supportive (in the only way we can, namely buying the product, being patients and forgive little quirks or malfunctions), rarely the marketing sees how all this is important expecially in a little community like we simmers are (don't be dazzled by the two million users...) sorry for my bad english, hope the
    14 points
  30. Well... what a bummer. Amazing how fast everything went from 'completely open transparency' to 'not sharing anything anymore'. Also amazing how the CRJ went from 'almost there' to 'no one knows when'. I have to say all this made the CRJ drop from the number 1 spot on my 'have-to-buy-list' to the very bottom of it... But well, since the CRJ is the ONLY item on my 'have-to-buy-list' it doesn't really make a difference LOL I am still looking forward to the release, whenever that my be. It's a pity how the communication about it all spoiled the usual pre-release fun of it all but I've still got p
    13 points
  31. About releasing when it's fully 100% ready or with a few issues here and there as long as it's workable, it really depends on what market Aerosoft is working for. If they aim to please mostly the hardcore grumpy pretend pilots that haunt the official forums and some fansites, then yeah, holding off would be better. I've seen plenty of comments preemptively bashing the CRJ, because these people thrive on negativity and their attitude toward Asobo is a perfect example of that. I'm not sure those can be ever fully satisfied tho as they seem to have absolutely no idea of what kind of i
    13 points
  32. Might happen. Things are going to the wire on this one.
    13 points
  33. After release, Shortly after. The videos will screengrab of the VC, as if you look through the eyes of the instructor. So when he explains about the fuel panel that wil be focussed on. Every video will be in a forum topic and after each you can ask questions. It is really intended for our new sim users but I am sure I learn a lot as well.
    13 points
  34. I think we'll keep that charge level as a running gag, Every product needs one.
    13 points
  35. If you are into tables, you will like this one. Vol2_Quick Reference Guide.pdf
    13 points
  36. Guys its easy, really. If Aerosoft decides they want to share something, they will, if they want to give us some extra insight, they will, if they don't then yea.. begging and asking is not going to help in any way because this is not kindergarden, it's bussines. I don't really understand the 'I dont really understand' comments on this thread. Things are like this because this is how they're supposed to be right now. What I got from this forum is that is likely to have a release sooner rather than later, we will have an amazing working and looking product, and behind the code we have som
    12 points
  37. Down votes on this post ??? Geez, I guess even Ebenezer Scrooge had supporters.... thanks Mathjis, Hans, et al Aerosoft for the daily work you do. May the New Year bless us all as we enter this new and exciting flight simulation experience !
    12 points
  38. I have seen some questions about wingflex on other sites. Now, readers here know why we do not care a lot but let me go over it one more time to close the discussion ones and for all. The CRJ has very stiff and rather short wings, it is not an A330 with huge floppy wings. That's why the CRJ is not the most very comfortable aircraft in turbulence. It is like sportscar with stiff suspension. We know exactly how stiff the wings are and we know exactly what force makes them flex. As we can calculate the forces rather easy we know how much the wing tip should move if it was to be re
    12 points
  39. I rarely looked at this forum in the last few days because it had pretty much turned into a complete mess with hardly any posts actually about the CRJ. I'm glad to see it has become a nice topic again! Happy new year guys, I can tell this year is gonna be great for flight simmers.
    11 points
  40. Compared to what we have (had?), it looks like a customer hostile decision. Im yet to see a single user/customer/prospect customer complaining that we're getting too much information. Maybe they will reconsider down the line. The last thing we need is another of those companies that only share insight into its products every 3 or 4 months. Really boring. The Aerosoft approach to this always made me feel part of the project itself.
    11 points
  41. On behalf of everyone in the flight sim community:
    11 points
  42. Alexander was working on views and his screenshots are really nice and crisp...
    11 points
  43. It's funny how some people can't get this. I've seen lot of goons over the past few days falsely construing the delay as "hey look! We told you, MSFS is not a true simulator! Come back to P3D and Xplane plzplzplz!!!" 😂
    10 points
  44. 10 points
  45. Just do not wear out your F5 key.
    10 points
  46. Indeed it is 6 and not five. Let me add three of them here so you have an idea on the level of complexity of the aircraft. The others will come with the aircraft (in case you can;t find them ProjectFolder\Data\Documentation\). Vol2_Quick Reference Guide.pdf Vol1_Aircraft Operating Manual_Part-1.pdf Vol5_Aircraft Operating Manual_Part_2.pdf
    10 points
  47. For the benefit of newcomers to this thread, here is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions: Q. Which NavData is used / What NavData can I use? A. Q. Which liveries are included? A. More details on this will be published soon. Q. Which models are included and what is the price of the CRJ? A. Q. Does the HUD work? A. https://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/155410-aerosoft-aircraft-crj-for-msfs/&do=findComment&comment=1004831 Q. As a newcomer to flight simulators, will I be
    10 points


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