View Poll Results: what maximum money you would be willing to pay for an IOS?

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  • <100

    14 56.00%
  • <200

    8 32.00%
  • <500

    4 16.00%
  • <1000

    0 0%
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    Re: Instructor station

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniAtlas View Post
    The competition is at 1500 euro; my feeling is there should be a charge even for the 'basic' FMGS software as an incentive for Jean Luc to further develop his software, and perhaps even on a ?full time basis.
    I talked to a lot of Homecockpit Builders and they started the project because of this high quality FMGS Software and assuption that it stays freeware. Therefore I am happy that Jean Luc is willing to continue this way. As a developer I could fully understand if there is a need to charge for it.

    The price of an operation station depends on the features. As I am not running a Homecockpit to train 3rd parties I would just use it once in a while which would pay less then a tool I am using in every day operation.

    Whould it make sense to create an payware EFB for "Home Use" which contains tabs like

    - Performance calculation
    - moving map
    - possibility to read pdf from dropbox
    - integration of websites (for Navigraph Charts, IVAO, VATSIM and stuff)
    - failure handling of common issues (like you mentioned)
    - Approach trainer tab: would contain easy approach training features like 5, 10 nm final, e.g.

    A combination from EFB and Instructor station which differentiates from the existing payware instructor station.

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    Re: Instructor station

    Quote Originally Posted by capt_pero View Post
    I talked to a lot of Homecockpit Builders and they started the project because of this high quality FMGS Software and assuption that it stays freeware. Therefore I am happy that Jean Luc is willing to continue this way. As a developer I could fully understand if there is a need to charge for it.

    The price of an operation station depends on the features. As I am not running a Homecockpit to train 3rd parties I would just use it once in a while which would pay less then a tool I am using in every day operation.
    My issue Captain Pero is that cockpit builders are willing to spend thousands of dollars on their hardware but they don't want to spend that amount of money on the software.

    The software is the 'engine' of the simulation - without accurate system modelling the flight simulator and all your hardware might as well be garbage.

    Its like putting a Hummer engine in a Tesla...kind of defeats the purpose
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    Re: Instructor station

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniAtlas View Post
    My issue Captain Pero is that cockpit builders are willing to spend thousands of dollars on their hardware but they don't want to spend that amount of money on the software.

    The software is the 'engine' of the simulation - without accurate system modelling the flight simulator and all your hardware might as well be garbage.

    Its like putting a Hummer engine in a Tesla...kind of defeats the purpose
    Your statement is not entirely correct. I use JeeHell FMGS and have followed his thread for many years. Until today JeeHell did not want to have any money from non-commercial users. I'm glad that JeeHell enjoys this hobby and let us participate without having to pay for it. We can invest this saved money for the software in hardware and thus enjoy the hobby even more.

    If you have not been born rich then you have to work hard for your money. If you have a family then you have to share it in addition. I worked additionally and saved money to be able to afford those expensive hardware. However, I would understand if JeeHell one day expects an amount for his work, since he has put a lot of effort into his software. Not to mention the support he has been providing for many years. I am impressed and very grateful for his work.

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