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Hi,I have been using British Airway`s Meljet aircraft 747`s which havesuperb graphics but unfortunately the flight dynamics are bad. Theaircraft does not slow in descent mainly. Does anybody know of a similar British Airways jumbo withopening doors, steering nose, etc etc that I can use in its place? The Polsky aircraft are good but the actual aircraft is not thatgood in my opinion. Also wioth landing lights that actually shine!Please advise if you have any ideas. TksJohn

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No, there isn't any out there. Check the AVSIM.com front page during the weekend, and maybe you'll see one you like...Kitty MercuryCathay Pacific Virtual Pilot (CX252)

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This coming Saturday (Nov. 16th), POSKY will release their all-new V3 747-400s made in GMAX completely from scratch. Not only is the visual model simply stunning, but judging by the quality of Warren's (the FDE guru from POSKY) FDE files for the 747-400 V2, then this V3 747-400 will simply be a pleasure to fly!! :-hahCheers,

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Hey John!I'm by no means a 747 expert. My real-life expertise comes from P-3's, C-130's, and Boeing 720's, but I have had the chance to fly around in the MelJet 747-400 a couple of times in FS2002 and find it to have a fairly accurate flight model. I was able to conduct real nice descents by idling and properly using airbrakes, as in real life. As a matter of fact, on a Quantas flight I took from LAX to Sydney, during the descent to Sydney, the folks in the cockpit rode down with the airbrakes extended for about 4 minutes before they got the beast down to proper speed. I may be off the mark here and this is just my 2 cents!Sincerely,Dennis D. Mullerthttp://www.aavirtual.com/images/aav205_banner.gif[/img]

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Deniis is right - a 747-400 is quite hard to slow down during descent because of the incredible amount of inertia you get with such a heavy a/c. Speed brakes are often used during the descent phase. Alternatively, it can take several minutes of level flight with idle power as you get close to 10,000 to get it under 250 kias.

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But the MelJet easily climbs at 15,000 fpm... and cruises at 40-something percent N1 :-hmmmKitty MercuryCathay Pacific Virtual Pilot (CX252)

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In addition to its incredible climb rate and minimal power requirements at cruise altitude, you have to appreciate any 400 seat aircraft that cruises at .86 mach at 10,000 lbs per hour fuel flow! Think of the range! 30 hours at 500 knots equals...?Rick

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