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Hello:I know that you are busy with the 747-400 beta testing, fixes, ect. Can you perhaps tell me the status of your MD-11? I did see some screen shote of it on your webpage. I am glad Bill Grabowski has joined your great team of talented designers. He along with your team have my deep respect for what they are doing to make FS even better for all of us. I look forward to your release of 747-400.Kind regards,Charles Huckelbery

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Hi CharlesA comment was given regarding the MD-11 in the thread pinned to the top. You might want to check that.

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Thanks for the information.Charles Huckelbery

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Charles,Thanks for the interest in the MD-11. Work continues on the MD-11 panel. Michael Franzekakis has come up with some pretty amazing ideas and I think you will see some things you've not seen before and be pleased with what you see. I can assure you that the level of expertise and programming knowledge and sophistication at PMDG is top drawer, and it will be reflected in this product. The code alone has been completely redone at least four times and the art redone twice. We continue to gain knowledge and insight and I think you'll find the panel fun and true to the original. The work on the airplane has of course not started.Bill

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Thanks for the update, Bill.Though I cannot seem to find that "pinned thread" that was mentioned here. All I see is the 747 Beta testing, support readme, signature banners and forum faq.

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Hello Bill:Thanks so much for the update I do appreciate it very much. I have the deepest respect for you and the talent team Robert has at PMDG. I look forward to the release of the MD11.Most kind regards to you and the staff of PMDG.Charles Huckelbery

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Bill,Thanks also for the 'heads-up' on the 'MD-11'.This project seems to be overshadowed by the enthusiasm for the '747' which I am also waiting for eagerly.PMDG is in the top two software suppliers in my opinion.Dave T. .........On the lovely warm Devon Riviera and active 'FlightSim User's Group' member at http://www.flightsimgrpuk.free-online.co.uk/

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Just wanted to register my agreement with what has been said above about the anticipation of the MD11. In some ways I am more interested in it than the 747!:-hah .............looking forward to the 747 too of course!

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I still cannot find this "update thread" you all keep referring to . . . .

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Its the thread about Beta Testing. I asked about the MD-11, and they said what they were currently doing with it.

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Aaaaaah. NOW I see. Okay THAT I saw. LOL I was looking all over for a specific MD-11 thread all this time **chuckles**Many thanks for that, mate.

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Hi there! So sad to see that the MD-11 isnt progressing fast? At the rate the B747-400 was going I was thinking that the MD-11 would be released before it was? But I am glad to see that Bill is doing the panel as his freeware work are excellent. Looking forward to his first payware one. Should be the best PMDG work ever!Regards,Melissa

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I too am looking forward to the MD11. My only concern is that I'm a big fan of all my flights being for my VA (Flying Tigers Group) and with the MD11's being phased out by several airlines I hope I will have a use for it when its released.

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Me too Neil! I am sad to see alot of airlines retiring such a magnificent plane. Guess it would be like the Concorde. Only when they have been retired that we miss them so but when they were around people cursed their operating costs and noise, etc. Finding every excuse not to appreciate these marvelous technological acheivements by mankind!Regards,Melissa

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If you have read the PMDG forum I'm sure you came across references to the magnificent 747-400 Virgin Atlantic video from ITTV. FYI there is also a brilliant video covering the MD-11 that you can find here: http://www.itvv.co.uk/mpmd11dvd.aspHighly recommended!

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I have that video somewhere on this PC. Great stuff. :-)

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"But I am glad to see that Bill is doing the panel as his freeware work are excellent. Looking forward to his first payware one. Should bethe best PMDG work ever!"Melissa,Thank you for those sentiments. With the addition of the programming genius and ingenuity of Michael Frantzekakis, we're hoping you are correct.Bill

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You are just incredible Bill! I was an early fan of your freeware works. I heard that you were doing a MD-11 panel for a long time. It is fortunate for PMDG to have you on board to help them out with their products!Well nice to see that you are doing the most accurate widebody package ever for FS2004! Seriously at the rate that PMDG was going with the B747-400 I thought that your MD-11 would be released before it! But keep up the good work as I have downloaded the AA MD-11 pictures a whole back. Looking good say I must!Regards,Melissa

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Melissa,The 747-400 project is so complex that I'm amazed it's as near to release as it is. Duplicating a modern airliner is not a trivial task.Bill

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Bill,Can you give us some details about the development.Is it currently being worked on by all PMDG staff. Or is it a couple of guys in there garage? :)Im thrilled about this project!How close is it to beta?thanks !Capn Oz

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Peter,Right now it's a couple of guys in a garage with some very important "helpers". We are not ready to go into detail on the details, but you can expect at least the standard PMDG fare, and then some.Beta?! We don't even have an airplane yet, so we're not even close. Glad you're thrilled. I think it'll be fun for you, so keep hold of that enthusiasm. After you've mastered the PMDG 747-400, the MD-11 will be a change and the differences will challenge you.Bill

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>Beta?! We don't even have an airplane yet, so we're not even>close. When they finish, give the 747 guys some rest before speeding up on the MD11: least they are still stressed and tired and do not focus well on the MD ;)I guess we can't expect the same level of detail as the 747, but maybe like the 737?Thanks for keeping us posted.

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Yes I know Bill, Your MD-11 isnt any easy plane to duplicate either. In many aspects the MD-11`s systems are even more complex than the B747-400`s. I just got the Just Plane`s MD-11 DVD here in Melbourne and it is a great plane to fly the way I see the pilots handle her. One more thing is to try and keep the packages as frame rate friendily as possible. FS2004 already uses up alot of our system resources. Once again great to see that you are still producing very accurate packages for flight simulator.Regards,Melissa

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>Yes I know Bill,> Your MD-11 isnt any easy plane to duplicate>either. In many aspects the MD-11`s systems are even more>complex than the B747-400`s. I just got the Just Plane`s MD-11>DVD here in Melbourne and it is a great plane to fly the way I>see the pilots handle her. One more thing is to try and keep>the packages as frame rate friendily as possible. FS2004>already uses up alot of our system resources. Once again great>to see that you are still producing very accurate packages for>flight simulator.>>Regards,>MelissaHi MelissaCan you tell me what shop in melbourne sells ITVV videos. I have the 767 one, and is great but am thinking of buying the 744/md-11. Have enough a320/737 videos.

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>>Yes I know Bill,>> Your MD-11 isnt any easy plane to duplicate>>either. In many aspects the MD-11`s systems are even more>>complex than the B747-400`s. I just got the Just Plane`s>MD-11>>DVD here in Melbourne and it is a great plane to fly the way>I>>see the pilots handle her. One more thing is to try and keep>>the packages as frame rate friendily as possible. FS2004>>already uses up alot of our system resources. Once again>great>>to see that you are still producing very accurate packages>for>>flight simulator.>>>>Regards,>>Melissa>>Hi Melissa>Can you tell me what shop in melbourne sells ITVV videos. I>have the 767 one, and is great but am thinking of buying the>744/md-11. Have enough a320/737 videos.if you're heading into city then i suggset you check out the technical bookshop, they have a range of cockpit DVD's from justplanes to ITVV. although i think these days they dont tend to stock a lot perhaps due to poor sales (frankly they are very expensive!). hope this helps***TONY K.O***

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