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13OCT08 PMDG MD-11 Release Planning Update

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Captains-Just thought I'd give you a quick update to say that we are still targeting Monday as our preferred release date for the PMDG MD-11.To help you with the speculation, I am in the PDT time slice- so we're talking about late in the day for all of you in Europe, early afternoon for those on the US East Coast.Now- just because I like to keep my options open, there is a CHANCE that this release might push into Tuesday- I'll a bit more in about 8-10hrs.FWIW: The airplane is done. We are sorting out a few last minute details with the technical sides of a release like this - and we have only a few minor tasks left to complete.If all goes well- you'll be completely ignoring the forum, skipping sleep and taking your meals on the MD-11 flight deck by this time tomorrow. :-)For those of you staying in the Marriott hotel across the road from KLGB while waiting to pick up your new airplane, I hope the front desk woke you up from your required crew rest to let you know the above information. After all, if you REALLY want the true-to-life airline pilot experience- you must be sleep deprived at least 80% of the time.I'll be in touch in a few hours!

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Great news Robert,...and then it was down to the final hours!!! All very exciting, and I fear I'm still going to sit here for the rest of the day pressing F5! :-jumpy Or maybe I'll take the queen out for abit, to pass the time!

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Sir Robert, Thank you for the update you guys are certainl;y going beyond the call for customer service. I shall keep my self ready and watching for the release no matter what day it is done. Good Luck to you guys and good luck to the servers as well. Regardless of where I am at with th emanuals I am gonna restart over once the plane is installed like most will I'm sure. I am on the cruise section of the FMS manual right now, read the intro and the APU section of the SYS manuls just for fun. I intend to keep reading threw the day and check for the release in between , so good luck:)Thank YouCapt. Eric Wade Joneswww.usairwaysva.orghttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/pmdg_trijet.jpg

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Great news!Off to bed for some sleep. Hopefully when I wake up she'll be on shelves or close to it. Gotta run to the bank with my paycheck too hehe. Congrats on finishing her.William

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Wohoo!! Late in Europe? I'll keep my eyes open up all night long :D!Best regards, Joey

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>All very exciting, and I fear I'm still going to sit here for>the rest of the day pressing F5! :-jumpy I think it's safe to say you can probably hold off on the F5ing until around 12:00 noon PDT. :D It's pretty unlikely the release will happen before then, but any time after that is probably fair game!

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and I feel a terrible terrible case of fever/flu/bad stomach/heavy vomiting/dizziness/delirium/bad odors is just about to hit me later this day. If you say to your co-workers that you suddenly have a very bad stomach, they usually take 10 steps back and kindly ask you to leave the office immediately...

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"I think it's safe to say you can probably hold off on the F5ing until around 12:00 noon PDT"UTC please :)Good job guys!Mo

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Excellent news! Now I need to find something to do for 8 hours...Best regards,Robin.

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>"I think it's safe to say you can probably hold off on the>F5ing until around 12:00 noon PDT">>UTC please :)>>Good job guys!>MoPDT is UTC - 7 now, so add your UTC time on the general UTC time for example Amsterdam UTC+2 = PDT +9 = 2100H!Best regards, Joey

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Guess I'll be the only guy here not d/l right away with my gaming rig's MOBO fried and awaiting RMA...downside of overclocking ya know.Manuals are a great read though.

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>>"I think it's safe to say you can probably hold off on the>>F5ing until around 12:00 noon PDT">>>>UTC please :)>>>>Good job guys!>>Mo>>PDT is UTC - 7 now, so add your UTC time on the general UTC>time for example Amsterdam UTC+2 = PDT +9 = 2100H!>>Best regards, JoeyThanks Joey!Regards,Mo

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HelloThe exit of the MD 11 is only for FSX for today ? any date for fs 9 ? looks so great job ! congratulations to all PMDG team . regards

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>Hello>>The exit of the MD 11 is only for FSX for today ? >>any date for fs 9 ? >>looks so great job ! congratulations to all PMDG team . >>regardsLet's say, just use the search button a time or your eyes :(. PMDG has announced this before, they will try to finnish the fs9 version as soon as possible. Could be a month, could be longer, or shorter..Best regards, Joey

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Hmmm, trying not to read between the lines of Roberts post now.You think when he said 8-10 hrs, he meant they might release in 8-10 hours? Or maybe that he's going to have a good 8hrs sleep, and then announce whether it will be postponed to Tuesday or not?Eitherway, I guess for us Europeans, we wont be finding out until......late this evening (currently 1335z now)

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When speaking about this kind of time zone problem, you can be lost really quick, especially when the guy who speak try to not be too much precise to not give us so much hope.He could use some rest as long as I think all the PMDG team had really worked hard along all this week-end (and beta testers too).I would have been really gratefull to have an update about pricing, but seems they decided to not say how much it will cost before official release.Regards.

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I am very disappointed in you, PMDG. I will be sending you the bill for my new keyboard. The F5 key on my last one wore out while waiting for your product. (Jokes!)

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Hi,1520z and still nothing. I think we're looking at maybe 2000z onwards for those of us this side of the USA, and then some! ;)Just be pleased you're not in Australia!! :DBest regards,Robin.

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Of course, from what I've seen of the manuals so far, they've done a fantastic job. Thats why everyone cannot wait to fly it. And thats why PMDG have got such a good reputation for quality.From the manuals, I'm loving the whole fuel loading and door controlling through the FMS. Thats going to be a really nice touch. Infact the FMS is quite similar to that of the Airbus isnt it? With the lateral revisions, etc.One thing I did notice though, there doesnt seem to be a checklist that goes from cold&dark. I mean, like actually steps for powering up? Maybe its in the FCOM, I'll browse throught that shortly.Im also guessing that we wont see the tutorial now until it comes with the aircraft.I'm still....cough.....sniffle.....feeling rough though. Better phone the boss and explain I'm going to be sick for a few more days! ;)

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Nothing against the PMDG team, but it seems as though they are still ironing out these technical difficulties for a few days now and it's still not done. I'm all for quality and PMDG is known for that. I'm just going out on a limb here thinking that we will not have the MD-11 today and that it will be released tomorrow. Again, nothing against the team and we've all been waiting this long so another 24 hours shouldn't bother anyone. If the plane is done, I am curious as to what the technical issues are. Nonetheless, thanks for your hardwork PMDG team and keep publishing these great products. Soon the MD-11 will be in my hangar and then I will be looking forward to the 737 NGX. I'm guessing you guys will take a much needed break after the MD-11 FS9 release is available. I just hope the 737 NGX is available before the next version of FS is available. Again, thanks for your hard work and great simulations team.Regards,Chad

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I assume the "technical issues" are more to do with preparing the servers and payment systems for when several hundred people try and access them later today (hopefully).You can tell we're getting close - the PMDG site is slowing down :)

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Well I only came here to see what was happening as Avsim's servers are slow to the point of full stop. Thought it had been released already.

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