I have hundreds of hours of this aircarft in FSX/FS9. I'm not going to spend a lot of time writing an in depth review explaining why this package is one of the best add-ons for FSX and FS9. Let me just say this. A fellow Facebook friend and pilot, decided to resurrect his commercial pilot career and become a First Officer for the ERJ-145LR. In between his academic studies and practice flights in a real ERJ-145LR simulator, he used this addon to practice for his checkride.
He passed his checkride with flying colors. This addons doesn't have the in depth systems simulation as the PMDG products. But it doesn't need to in order to be fun to fly and give a decent ERJ-145 experience. And don't forget... with everything this addon does (and it does an awful lot), you also get FS9 installers for when FSX keeps crashing.
A few points worth noting. This was developed by Feelthere and published by Wilco. A lot of folks see the name Wilco and immediately think poor quality (after that CRJ-700 abomination, who could blame them). But Feelthere developed the product, not Wilco. Also, this addon models all the systems you will need for a normal flight. Maybe not to the depth of simulation like PMDG, but you probably will never notice, and it certainly isn't necessary.
Another point worth mentioning. Look at a real EJR-145. You will notice that it has stubby wings relative to the length of the fuselage. This means its not as easy to hand fly as other aircraft such as the Cessna Citation X, or the Phenom 300, etc. Furthermore, it doesn't have an autothrottle. You have to manage the engines yourself. So if you don't know what you're doing, you can easily get yourself in trouble with this bird. On the other hand, if you don't fly it right, it will let you know. There are automated warnings for just about everything such as, flying too low without gear down, flying too fast, making steep bank angle turns, not in proper take off configuration when doing your takeoff roll). Its a VERY talkative bird.
The virtual cabin is a joy to tour with a free camera, and it has a default passenger window view for those instant replays you can record.
In summary, if you're on the fence, go ahead and make the purchase. Also, take the time to read through the entire and well written documentation. There's a lot more here than you'd expect for the price. 5 stars.
This is a great regional turbo fan airplane to learn on. I bought this from feel there's website plus their bundle liveries for a decent price. The flight dynamics, FMC, EICAS and other features are very smooth and realistic. I had trouble starting the aircraft from cold and dark but after viewing the sequence online I figured it out. There is still alot to learn about this aircraft but I have learned alot thus far. Just looking foward to the real thing in the future. If you want to learn to fly right, this is it. Start small first!
*Verified Product User*
Incredibly detailed and accurate flight model.
NOTE: Even though the product description says support is only offered for 32 bit operating systems, I am running windows 7 64-bit Pro and this airplane works perfectly on both FS9 and FSX.
Well it´s a nice plane and so far the most frame freindly plane i have from FEELTHERE / wilco as i have got diserpointed whit some of there latest products as they are FPS heavy sadly.. but whit this plane i got surpriced whit it at some points you stil feel it hangs but not like in some of the other products.. but as it stil feels a bit hevy at some stages i would take 1 star of els it would have got 5 out of 5 if it had been smooth all the time, and that there is no airlines livery included only the EMBRAER roll out livery. a bit sad you have to pay 2 companys to get a compleat plane whit liverys as well..
So if you like a small regional jet insted of the CRJ whit some deeper systems and such this is a quit ok choise, and remember no auto throttle this is the pilot´s responsibility to take control of the plane.
els then that that you should try it.. it´s something different from the Boeing and airbus style..
*Verified Product User*
Worth the money...Just get it; you will not be sorry that you did. I just started to do reviews because I was tired of paying money and not getting what I paid for. So I will just go by the stars. If I give it a one star in my opinion you should really think about it. "Just saying"
*Verified Product User*
Absolutely brilliant aircraft! Model is stunning with particularly crisp textures. Great sound set and good avionics. This is a spectacular add-on I most definitely recommend it.
First Class representation. Up there with the best quality FSX 3rd Party Aircraft