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Vin. 1 question if I may.With another popular addon I have a devil of a time arming the spoilers with my mouse. If I grab the handle and move my mouse a pixel or two the spoiler handle flips down all the way.Is it posible to progrmam the handles movement so if you pull the handle down and move it toward the left at the same time so as to cuase the handle to enter the notch shown in your graphic.I'v tried reducing the sensitivity/speed of my mouse to no avail.Thanks in advance for your fantastic work,You guy's are the best!Regards

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Hi Buck,The way the spoiler handle is set up in the PMDG 744-400, I don't think you will experience that problem. As it is now, once you "grab" the handle with the mouse, you have to drag down nearly a half screen length to fully deploy the spoilers. It has a less sensitive, easier-to-control feel to it. :)Best,Vin ScimonePMDGwww.precisionmanuals.comhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/devteam.jpg

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>Hi Buck,>>The way the spoiler handle is set up in the PMDG 744-400, I>don't think you will experience that problem. As it is now,>once you "grab" the handle with the mouse, you have to drag>down nearly a half screen length to fully deploy the spoilers.>It has a less sensitive, easier-to-control feel to it. :)>>Best,>>Vin Scimone>PMDG>www.precisionmanuals.com>http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/devteam.jpgIt just keeps getting better and better with every tidbit I hear. I love that idea and I will probably make loads of use over controllable level spoilers.

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>Hi Buck,>>The way the spoiler handle is set up in the PMDG 744-400, I>don't think you will experience that problem. As it is now,>once you "grab" the handle with the mouse, you have to drag>down nearly a half screen length to fully deploy the spoilers.>It has a less sensitive, easier-to-control feel to it. :)>>Best,>>Vin Scimone>PMDG>www.precisionmanuals.com>http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/devteam.jpgVin. Thanks for your prompt answer.Hopefully soon, but OTOH take whatever time you need to make this the greatest addon ever.Regards

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Hi,I think it is very poor of you to display pictures of a REAL B747-400 panel and make us frustrated PMDG customers sit here with our tongues hanging out:-)Absolutely awsome, cant wait for the model.Tongue in cheak.Mike EGGP

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This 747 is a excelent aircraft, the PMDG made a excelent work at this airplane, but I have some questions...1-Does PMDG 747 will have WX Radar and HF Radio?2-Does FMC of the PMDG 747 will have all funcionally buttons, including the "FMC COMM" and "ATC"?3-Does the MODEL of 747 will be some heavy, some light or very heavy?Sorry for ignorance, and sorry for possible errors in my english. Please reply my questions.Thanks and continue these excelents works.

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>including the "FMC COMM" and "ATC"?>And I have a question for you. What would you do with the "ATC" in FMC even if PMDG implemented it? Who would you exchange the ATC messages with? ATC in FS9 (or any other ATC add-on) is incapable of uplink clearances. The same goes for FMC COMM - will you have a dispatcher center to send messages back and forth or you just want to stare at empty pages... No WX Radar - this was discussed before.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/images/asv_beta_member.jpg

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> The same goes for FMC COMM - will you have a dispatcher center to> send messages back and forth or you just want to stare at empty > pages... In all fairness, there is at least one independent ACARS network which some VAs use to send routes and dispatcher communications with....

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>In all fairness, there is at least one independent ACARS>network which some VAs use to send routes and dispatcher>communications with....This simulation world is really moving faster than I thought ;)Michael J.

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>>including the "FMC COMM" and "ATC"?>>>>And I have a question for you. What would you do with the>"ATC" in FMC even if PMDG implemented it? Who would you>exchange the ATC messages with? ATC in FS9 (or any other ATC>add-on) is incapable of uplink clearances. The same goes for>FMC COMM - will you have a dispatcher center to send messages>back and forth or you just want to stare at empty pages... >>No WX Radar - this was discussed before.>>Michael J.>WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB>Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2>http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpg>http://www.hifisim.com/images/asv_beta_member.jpgThanks for reply my questions, really I didn't know what does the "FMC COMM" and "ATC" do.Thanks again

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These pictures are amazing, especially for someone with a second display. Awesome. Thanks again.-J-

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Dear PMDGWWWOOOOOOOOwwwwwIt looks so great, even better than looking at real pics.Fantastic job.Still waiting patiently.

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Very NiceWhat size screen and resolution do we need to see this clarity, I have at the moment a 15 inch monitor, max 1024x768 resolution which is fine for 737NG. Mel

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WooOOOooot, looks good PMDG!However I have the following suggestion;Are you taking any innovations in the VC camera control? The reason I ask is that I am put off by most VC views by the lack of practicality to simulate what a real pilot would see in real life.For example, using the hat switch on your joystick to turn your head around the cockpit can possibly take several seconds to change your view which I find annoying. Like when I'm taxing...it takes a while to go from looking out of my window to looking the other way out of my copilots window, whereas in real life I would turn my head almost instantly. Also, yes those screenshots look great, but they are all zoomed in close which can take several seconds to set up. Say I want to look down at my FMC I have to scroll over, zoom in (& probably have to adjust camera again) wasting seconds doesnt sound like a big deal, but if your trying to get the feel of a live flight it can be real annoying. Going to over head panel, adjusting autopilot, changing N1 limits or whatever on the FMC, the control system for the camera just does nothing to help in my opinion. (also I will mention that on PMDG 737 you can't see the FMC properly from the VC because the flight column is in the way!)There is a chance here for yet another innovation in this product. I suggest something like an override key that when you hold it down, it lets your joystick control your head. So you can turn slow, or real fast. Mayber in override mode, the rudders can control zoom. How about being able to bookmark viewpoints in the cockpit too?what do you think>? :)

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>For example, using the hat switch on your joystick to turn>your head around the cockpit can possibly take several seconds>to change your view which I find annoying. >real life I would turn my head almost instantly.I have to disgaree with this. Human head weights quite a bit and turning it is not an "instant" thing - actually I can claim that with my hat switch or by using Active Camera I can get to your view much quicker than turning my head in real life. By the way - Active Camera (if you never heard of this product) is the answer to your question how to get quickly to certain pre-programmed views like for example the overhead panel.I, also based on my own experience, question use of zoom. We don't zoom in real life so why would you do it in a sim. What PMDG only wanted to show in those heavily zoomed pics is that the panels are still relativel sharp 'despite' the zoom. If on the other hand primary displays are fuzzy and difficult to read from their normal viewing angle/distance then there is a true problem with the VC. If I was forced to zoom in to read stuff I would quickly abandon the VC and go to the 2D panel. So this is what I think ;)Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/images/asv_beta_member.jpg

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I agree, go with Active Camera (Essential program) or increase the pan rate in your fs9.cfg so you can speed it up.-PSelf BuiltLiquid CooledAMD 64 3400+2 Gigs Kingston HyperX DDR4006800GTRaid-0 Dual SATA Maxtor 120 Gig Hd'sDual Samsung 997 DF monitors

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Some close-ups from the 2D panel are needed. hahaEverything looks good. I like it. Keep it coming.

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Actually what he is doing is using the default pan rate.What you want to do is go into your FS9.CGF folder and change the pan rate from 400 to 900. Then you'll have perfect panning rate.ACTUALLY I take that back -- perfect to me anyway. You may want to adjust up or down to get whatever rate is perfect for you.That 400 default speed that FS shipped with is so seriously slow I am surprised the folks at Microsoft didn't think about speeding it up. **shrug** But at least they made it easy for US to speed up **smiles**

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There is also hardware that makes looking around in VC mode a breeze. The hardware, using reflective material attached to your forehead or nose (personally I use a cap) and an IR transmitter/receiver placed on your monitor, senses when you move your head and returns it like mouse movements.You can also lean your body forward/backward or sideways. Say that you lean forward you can actually see what is behind the yoke. Or if you lean to the right and tilt our head slightly upwards, you are looking at the overhead panel from straight under. I use this hardware, trackIR, mainly for VFR flying but it works great also in eg PMDG737. I know, I've "advertised" TrackIR before but I really think it's such a great product! :)

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