What is your favorite Regional Jet? These aircraft are the workhorses of the airlines’ spoke and wheel distribution system. Often picking up passengers at smaller airports and shuttling them over short distance, within the region, to a major airport, their small size makes for intimate accomodations.
With many models available for flight simulator, I am curious about which regional jet is your favorite. I will say that I find myself flying the Bombardier CRJ series quite often. I think the CRJ-700, in particular, is quite sexy.
Please take a moment to respond to the poll below and let’s see if there is a consensus. Poll closes March 15th, please only vote once.
3/16/10 – Poll is now Closed! Thank you to everyone who voted. This was the best poll yet for A Reality Of My Own. Discussion of results coming soon!
Project Opensky released the first of many liveries that adorn their new CRJ-900 version 3 model for flight simulator. I will save you the hastle of having to read a lot before you get to the download link and I will just post the link to the download. As for flight simulator version compatibility, it was designed for FS9, but would likely work in FSX as their CRJ-700 does.
POSKY CRJ-900 v3 turning toward Prague over the UK
I took this beauty on a short flight from Heathrow to Prague to get a feel for its FDE and another look at the exterior model. You know, POSKY surely knows how to model the CRJ. Their CRJ-700 model set a new standard for animation and eye candy. It is no surprise that this new CRJ-900 model shares the same new standard. Very cool stuff.
The FDE is behaved with only a few surprises. The throttle response seems slow to pickup, but when it does, hang on. I found myself constantly adjusting the throttle to maintain speed both while taxiing and during flight. I believe this is a characteristic of the real world CRJ. Nothing to complain about, but it will take you surprise the first time you experience it.
2/2/10 – note: A bunch more liveries are now available in the download site. Liveries now include: Adria, SAS, Delta Connection Multi-Pack, and SkyWest 35th Anniversary edition livery. Go get em!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s eve.
As a sign of good things to come in 2010, Project Opensky released a few screenshots of their updated CRJ-900 regional jet, wearing Delta Connection colors. If this model is anything like the CRJ-700 they released in 2008, we will all be very pleased with the wait. Afterall, great things come to those who wait!
Here is to making 2010 the best year for flight simulation yet!