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Greetings :)A link to this picture was posted in the VATPAC Forums, but I thought that this is such a great shot that it deserves to be recommended here!It might become useful should PMDG ever make the 717, of which I by the way would love to see them do, but please don't turn this into another love this love that post :DThe Link Is: http://www.airtran.com/info/aircrafts/photo_4.jspIt takes a while to load, and you'll need to move the sliders otherwise it looks a bit odd at first, but look at that detail in the shot![h4]Geoffrey Balean[/h4]Canberra, AU (YSCB)http://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004proudsupporter.jpg http://www.vozvirtual.org/images/pmdgforumsignature.pngCaution! Not a real ATC, but I do sit around all day in an airconditioned office ;)P4 2.4gHz | ASUS P4G8X Deluxe | 512 DDR 333 | LG L1710S 17" LCD | GeForce MX440 MS | Soundblaster Audigy | Quantum Fireballp AS30.0 | Win XP Pro | CH Yoke & Rudder

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That has to be the best photo of a aircraft cockpit I have ever seen! Incredible, thanks for sharing.Best Wishes,[h4]Randy J. Smith[/h4][h3]P M D G's 747-400[/h3][h4]coming to a runway near you[/h4][/font color]Caution! Not a real pilot, but do play one on TV ;-)AMD 64 3200+ | ASUS KV8 DELUXE | GFORCE 5700 ULTRA @535/1000 | Maxtor 6Y080M0 SATA 80 GIG | 512 DDR 400 | Windows Xp Pro | Windows Xp Pro 64 |

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Wow that was quick Randy! Note also that the cabin altitude is -50. Doesn't the cabin altitude in the 737 decrease to -300 for comfort before takeoff? I wonder why they made it -50 in this aircraft?Geoffrey Balean YSCBVirgin Blue Virtual - VOZ9211ZAB & SSY Observer (OBS)http://www.vozvirtual.org/images/pmdgforumsignature.pngMSN - gbalean@hotmail.comCaution! Not a real ATC, but I do sit around all day in an airconditioned office :-dohP4 2.4gHz | ASUS P4G8X Deluxe | 512 DDR 333 | LG L1710S 17" LCD | GeForce MX440 MS | Soundblaster Audigy | Quantum Fireballp AS30.0 | Win XP Pro | CH Yoke & Rudder

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Wow my friend, that is amazing! Thanks for sharing :-hah Hope to see you on the scopes sometime soon, or on MSN ;)

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Great photo. One thing I don't understand.......is this a picture of a 717 simulator? Because I can't believe that both the Captain and First Officer will vacate their seats when lined up like that on the runway..............Great photo non-the-less.

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HAHA we think alike my friend, and what I thought next was that this picture was created by Boeing at Boeing field perhaps, it's just me guess..Best Wishes,[h4]Randy J. Smith[/h4][h3]P M D G's 747-400[/h3][h4]coming to a runway near you[/h4][/font color]Caution! Not a real pilot, but do play one on TV ;-)AMD 64 3200+ | ASUS KV8 DELUXE | GFORCE 5700 ULTRA @535/1000 | Maxtor 6Y080M0 SATA 80 GIG | 512 DDR 400 | Windows Xp Pro | Windows Xp Pro 64 |

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Ya, something tells me that is a photoshop job. Something doesn't look right about the cockpit, other than there not being a cap or fo. It almost looks like a fake, albeit high detail, cockpit was superimposed over a real life pic.Look at the metal, it looks so perfect, there aren't any scratches or dings or blemishes. Especially look under the rudder pedals; unless it's a brand new aircraft you would expect the paint/metal to be somewhat worn from rocks and dirt on the bottoms of shoes. Look at the lighting also. It's dusk and a flash was most likely used right? Look at all the shadows from the insturments. If a flash was used there shouldn't be so much shadow. Some of the shadows look somewhat inconsistant for the hinted light source. Something looks odd about the displays also; I think with as much light as would be needed to illuminate the cockpit at that hour you would see some reflection from the glass displays (even the best anti-reflective coatings always seem to have some reflection to them). 250 seems like a high speed to have set on the MCP at this point too, but that might be getting picky. :)

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Chances are that this is a Boeing "sales" picture. It is too perfect and of course the floor boards are clean ;DBest Wishes,[h4]Randy J. Smith[/h4][h3]P M D G's 747-400[/h3][h4]coming to a runway near you[/h4][/font color]Caution! Not a real pilot, but do play one on TV ;-)AMD 64 3200+ | ASUS KV8 DELUXE | GFORCE 5700 ULTRA @535/1000 | Maxtor 6Y080M0 SATA 80 GIG | 512 DDR 400 | Windows Xp Pro | Windows Xp Pro 64 |

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Speaking of which, I just had a big argument with a friend. He kept insisting that there's an LNAV button on the MCP, until he looked and couldn't find on either. Also, I can't seem to find a VNAV button. Does that mean that the 717 has no VNAV? I guess the NAV button could be used for LNAV, but I would think its used for tracking VORs.

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With the NAV switch you are probably able to link it to the VOR or FMC via a switch. VNAV is probably controlled with the "PROF" button between the alt window and vspeed window. Not sure what it stands for thought. We need a 717 sim :)

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Strange how the 717 barely has any status lights on the overhead. The 737 has about a millionNick B.Continental Airlines Virtual 737NG Pilothttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/800driver.jpg--AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2.2 Ghz (Equal to 2.8 ghz)400W Power supply3x 80 mm Case FansSoyo VIA KT600 Dragon PlusnVidia GeForce FX 5200 128 mb2 x 512 PC400100 GB Western DigitalMicrosoft Sidewinder Precision 2

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Ah, come on guys, don't you know what this is?????? This is a leaked photo of PMDG's concept 717, it will look much better in the final release. :-) As you can see PMDG has developed a way to enhance the MSFS scenery to make it look more realistic too. Now, just to be on the safe side and no one misunderstands, this post was a joke. :-) On the other hand if PMDG wants to make a cockpit like this I will turn my bank account over to them!Take care,Philip Olsonhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/supporter.jpg

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Darn Philip did you have to give me away! The secret is that I'm PMDG's latest Beta tester that has already divulged insider information!Of course I'm just kidding, as somehow I don't think PMDG would choose me to be beta tester any time soon, but we can always dream!See you,Geoffrey Balean YSCBVirgin Blue Virtual - VOZ9211ZAB & SSY Observer (OBS)http://www.vozvirtual.org/images/pmdgforumsignature.pngMSN - gbalean@hotmail.comCaution! Not a real ATC, but I do sit around all day in an airconditioned office :-dohP4 2.4gHz | ASUS P4G8X Deluxe | 512 DDR 333 | LG L1710S 17" LCD | GeForce MX440 MS | Soundblaster Audigy | Quantum Fireballp AS30.0 | Win XP Pro | CH Yoke & Rudder

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It's Profile. And you can expect to get familiar with these things in the Grabowski MD-11 ;).Tero

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