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Any updates, folks? I feel like it's been a few months since the last one, so a few more shots and a short update "Here's where we are..." would be nice. I am guessing we are not in Beta testing yet because no shots have appeared from the testers.- Neeraj

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last update was july 4thPMDG does not give other than alpha-beta-gold definitions (read other topics)Even if there are no screenshots made by beta-testers, it does not say anything about its status.guessing is no prob of course, but...it'll be done when it's done

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does anyone ever learn from the past, such as the development of the Queen?

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>does anyone ever learn from the past, such as the development>of the Queen?No. :-)- Neeraj

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>does anyone ever learn from the past, such as the development>of the Queen?I did, I know you did. I'm sure two or three others have. Other then that, as posted above, no, I don't think anyone did.

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Im not saying anything against pmdg but its nice to fill in the coustomers and provide screenshots alot, more than once a month, more like once or twice a week. Most developers wont do that, but it doesnt mean they shouldnt.

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>>does anyone ever learn from the past, such as the>development>>of the Queen?>>I did, I know you did. I'm sure two or three others have.>Other then that, as posted above, no, I don't think anyone>did.what an arrogant j{erk} thing to say. {clearer now?}it's been quite radio silent on pmdg's end as of late. i am sure they are busy as heck.

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>Im not saying anything against pmdg but its nice to fill in>the coustomers and provide screenshots alot, more than once a>month, more like once or twice a week. Most developers wont>do that, but it doesnt mean they shouldnt.I agree with that last statement. I wish they would provide us more info, and I wish others would as well. That being said, I also agree with their decision not to.Just think, if they gave us info every two weeks, that's is that much more often that people will be posting, "Is it done yet?", "When is the release date?".I also find, that when you don't get any information on a product, it makes it much more exciting when infomation does come out.

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It was a joke.>what a j**f thing to say. If that's what I think it is. I sure hope you never post here again.

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Perhaps you shouldn't do comedy. It wasn't a funny joke.No. it's not what you think. Whatever it is you are thinking.

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>It wasn't a funny joke.Seeing as others have told me it was funny, I'll take what they say over you.That being said, I'd appreciate if you didn't bother responding to any of my posts.neerajpendse, sorry for hijacking your thread.

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>It will come out as a surprise.:-)That's what I'm hoping for. I just want to wake up one day, or come on the forum, and there it is, ready for download.

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>>It wasn't a funny joke.>>Seeing as others have told me it was funny, I'll take what>they say over you.>>That being said, I'd appreciate if you didn't bother>responding to any of my posts.>>>neerajpendse, sorry for hijacking your thread.Hey, if you need people to tell you that what you say is funny, don't put yourself out on my behalf.neerajpendse, sorry that he's now become apologetic to you when at the outset, his first response was less than, well... jwelcoming.

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Now Children. If you can't play nice your will to go to your rooms.. As to updates.. The PMDG staff has posted at least a thousand times that when there is something to let us know about they will post it.. A little patience on your part is highly appreciated by them I am sure.------------------------------------------------------------------Joe FritschChief Operations OfficerNoble Air VAhttp://www.nobleair.com"It's not the fall that kills ya. It's the sudden stop at the end"http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/for...argo_hauler.gif

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Besides excepting when it's expected I'll just accept whats expected. ;)- Jay

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Neeraj (is that your real name?),Thanks for the interest in the MD-11 and its development status. Rest assured that at this very moment there is a major in person meeting of our staff to validate our work so far on the MD-11 panel. We are trying to find any flaws or inaccuracies, and I can report that we are amazingly close to the "real thing". The information we have gleaned will result in a near-final correction. There is still major work to be done on fine tuning the systems, fixing final flaws in coding and art, and finalizing general arrangement of the panel. The VC and airplane are far along, but more work needs to be done on the flight model and liveries. Getting ready for FSX is also causing MAJOR changes.Rest assured that the development team not only has an amazing cadre of technical advisors and MD-11 pilots who are giving us incredible detail, but the development team has working knowledge of the airplane. This adds a new dimension to product creation.The MD-11 is incredibly complex, and nothing is "simple" in this airplane. The systems are automatic, but it's what's behind this automaticity that's so complex, and it IS different from Boeings and Airbuses.We hope to provide more screenshots for you soon. The reason we have been reluctant to do so is that everything is in such a state of flux. What we would have showed you last month would not be the same as today. We are still trying to find the "best" way to do things. The process is continuous.Thanks for bearing with us. It is frustrating to have to wait, but we are working hard for you.Bill

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Thanks for the update Bill. I can't wait until release.Alex, yes, I actually do think we'll see it this year.

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Bill,Yes Neeraj is my real name. Thanks so much for the information! Of all the heavies I like the MD-11 Nose the best, and so I am waiting for this plane! - Neeraj.

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>There is still major work to be done on fine tuning the>systems, fixing final flaws in coding and art, and finalizing>general arrangement of the panel. The VC and airplane are far>along, but more work needs to be done on the flight model and>liveries. Getting ready for FSX is also causing MAJOR>changes.>BillBill- FSX changes bring the total MD-11 recode count up to how many now? 20ish? May no one ever question your dedication to this panel, project, and the community in general. You're owed quite a vacation after this beast is finally released!-Lee Barber(who's been following this thing since he first announced the project years ago)http://home.nc.rr.com/uniuniunium/dvasig.jpg

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QUOTING PMDG "We expect that this product will be released before FSX is released- and will be compatible with FS2004 only upon release. Once FSX is released we anticipate updating all registered owners with an FSX compatible version as well."If its not inapropiate could I ask if this statement still stands? And by the way, needless to say, take all the time you need to make the aircraft, well...... PMDG standards!!! I would hate to see something similar to the mess and low standars a certain other company has just made with a 757! Then again, I simply know PMDG is in a world of their own! (holding hands with level-d):-hah arnt I cheeky!! All the best,Alonso Reig

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I know what you mean by the automation of the MD-11 FMC as I work with it every week in so far as from a maintenance perspective. Almost everything is done through the MCDU's if you want to know what your systems are doing in CFDIU. Sometime when we get avionics questions from are crews will set up a mach flight in the FMC if there is a question about a route not showing correctly due to possible nav data problems, and the thing that is different in the way data is executed is that when entering way points there is no need to hit a execute key to see the changes. The changes are real time. I know that PMDG will provide a quality product as I just can

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