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Old 12-26-2018, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Possible better business model for trainer aircraft?

I've thought about this for a few years. The idea of a trainer is to help new people learn to F̶l̶y̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶ ̶l̶i̶f̶e̶ fly in DCS.

Issue is no new player is going to up $60 to learn to fly in a game they're not sure about then another $60 to fly a combat aircraft. Up till now this has left trainers being flown by pro's who have gotten bored with most other modules.

With Heatblur selling,
"F-14A/B by Heatblur Simulations Crew-Pack (2 licenses)

Regular price $159.98"

I started to wonder, what if trainers were sold as a "2 man trainer crew pack" for $120ish and then the owner could "host" an aircraft with a free slot others could join into. When the host disconnected the plane would despawn removing the "guest".


This way trainers could be used to train new players and the license price will cover the guest.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:02 AM   #2
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Up till now this has left trainers being flown by pro's who have gotten bored with most other modules.
The 2-pack licence isn't a bad idea per se, but the ZA Albie is actually more than just a trainer and thus a great addition to any DCS groundpounder's hangar IMHO. Granted, those real-life planes are most likely used in a pinch when nothing more substantial is available, but they get the job done regardless and the pilots seem to like them too. So yeah, a trainer, but not only a trainer
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