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    Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Why would someone pay over 1000 for AST when Jeehell is free?

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Exactly,
    That's y JL generosity has to be applauded. It must be a monumental task and for free.
    Thanks JL, I don't use his sw but would if I was into Airliners.

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Yes very good will indeed. I offered to send him some money for his effort but he asked that money to be donated to charity instead.

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    I have AST (got it some time ago so didn't pay 1000) and as an early user I contributed a lot of time towards its development. Generally it has perfomed pretty well but there are still some fundamental flaws which have never been fixed. I am now looking to move to Jeehell as it is still moving forward. I think the guys at AST have either lost interest or are getting too much hassle from their professional users.
    I would be interested to hear from anyone who has used both to give some comparative views.
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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Barry, I have the A320 Sim and have been using Magenta for a long while and am just in the throws of trying Jeehell's software out. I am going to try out some tests just on 2 computers in the home office before I try it on the actual full sim. Any information that I can give you I will pass on. I may have to wait a little while until Jeehell upgrades the new PDF's, which if the old ones are any guide, then they will be brilliant.
    My opinion from only a couple of days on one computer, I have to say it is looking most impressive.

    Regards..............Brian W.

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by brianwilliamson View Post
    Barry, I have the A320 Sim and have been using Magenta for a long while and am just in the throws of trying Jeehell's software out. I am going to try out some tests just on 2 computers in the home office before I try it on the actual full sim. Any information that I can give you I will pass on. I may have to wait a little while until Jeehell upgrades the new PDF's, which if the old ones are any guide, then they will be brilliant.
    My opinion from only a couple of days on one computer, I have to say it is looking most impressive.

    Regards..............Brian W.
    interesting, im looking forward to your comparison. I find it difficult to believe Jeehell is as fully featured as paid software though? Some of the things I look out for are FBW & Airbus laws, and the MCDU version (eg: can you input winds aloft?). Also the lack of an instructor station is a shame.

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Brian
    like you I have the Jeehell system running on a laptop and an old desktop in my office. I am very pleased with the system so far, I can carry out full managed flights except final approach where I have yet to find out how to get the speed down! Networking works fine. The biggest challenge for me is to sort out the interfacing with the hardware; I want to try and setup a parallel universe on my sim so that I can progressively evaluate JH without losing the operation of the sim which us heavily used. Regarding comparison with paid software I wish some of my basic functions worked properly, never mind the winds aloft. I can't set a descent rate less than 1000ft/min, Mach speed control does not work, auto brakes don't work properly, MCDU crashes about one flight in four, the manual is appalling, I could go on and on.
    i think it is interesting to understand how far JL intends to go, what is the target and can he maintain the effort. From the first time I looked at his work when he first started I am amazed at how far he has come. Like many people I would expect to pay for what we are using but perhaps he follows my philosophy; I was recently offered a consultancy by an airline but when you are paid you have to perform, being very old and wise I will never work for someone else again.
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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Barry, I do not think that there is any comparison between what Jeehell has done and the Payware stuff that you and I are running. He is obviously intent on making sure that his software not only looks correct but also runs like the real Airbus and that is a great benefit.

    Like you, I have had no manuals or instructions at all worth looking at, apart from all the anomalies and all the things that do not work as one would expect .
    Then the forum was shut down so that basically there is no help available at all. Compare that to this site and I think we all appreciate what a great job Jeehell is doing.

    My goal at this stage is to try Jeehells's software and also P3D, basically on 2 computers. I am using 3 Projectors at 3840x 800 and am hoping that P3D will be useable on that setup as well.

    Cheers...............Brian W.

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    Just did a couple of ILS approaches into YBBN with the software all on one computer. Had to go and buy a USB throttle and flap lever for testing (Saitek). That helped a lot, as on one computer you are as busy as a one armed paper hanger !!

    First comment is, that is is like the real aeroplane ( well done Jeehell)
    It flies well and captures the approach perfectly.

    The new install guide is as always, perfect.

    I will do a lot more before trying it on the Sim, but as I have not tried it in a couple of years, the difference is amazing..
    I have to say well done Jeehell.

    Keep up the good work............many thanks.......Brian W.

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    Re: Jeehell vs Air Sim Tech

    What aircraft do you load in FSX?

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