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PMDG BAe JetStream 4100 Released!

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Captains!The PMDG BAe JetStream 4100 has been released!With this release, we've brought you a truly superb turboprop simulation that we think will provide you with entirely new mountains of learning to climb! The JetStream 4100 is "typically PMDG" in terms of systems detail and operating complexity, with detailed operating manuals, an introduction and tutorial in the release package. The airplane has one of the most complex turboprop engine models yet created for FSX, and we are certain that you will spend some time learning new skills of engine and thrust management that are not required in jets...The JetStream 4100 has served as a development testbed for some new technologies we've implemented to model virtual cockpits in astounding detail with the minimum FPS hit possible. With this cockpit, you can zoom right in on the finest details such as the black brushes that protect the throttle housings, and you will see virtually no loss in clarity even at high zoom levels. We have implemented new features such as the PMDG Configuration Manager to help you match the simulation detail to the capabilities of your hardware, and we have launched a new feature known as the PMDG RAMP MANAGER to allow you to control non-aircraft animations and items such as engine plugs, chocks and a GPU.In the air, you'll find amazing levels of system modeling, crisp, clear displays, a thorough simulation of the airplane's avionics right down to the Radio Management Units, and of course the engine modeling. You will find that managing engine temperature becomes a primary flight task and little things that you haven't paid much attention to in the past (such as punching into a cloud layer while climbing out) can change your entire approach to the flight. Changes in EGT when the anti-ice system is in operation, the availability of APR (Automatic Performance Reserve) for single engine operations, Negative Torque Sensing and Temperature Limiting Logic are all modeled in the usual PMDG style...For those who enjoy flying in lousy weather, you will need to pay attention to the ice load on the airplane and operate the anti-icing equipment accordingly. To add realism, the icing model isn't just a fancy visual trick- we've added an icing accretion and sublimation model to accurately reflect how the airplane accumulates and loses ice in various flight conditions.On the left side window- spend some time playing with the new PMDG LOAD MASTER SHEET to place passengers, cargo and carry on bags in your aircraft. Don't forget to correctly adjust the fuel reported on your load sheet- and then reach down between the seat and the center console to pull out the speed cards so that you can accurately compute your takeoff and landing speeds!This simulation is very complete from power up to power down, and allows us to test out some new technology that comes to maturity in this product- and gives you a glimpse of what the future looks like in our upcoming PMDG 737NG2.0!We are very pleased to have this airplane out to you at last- and we hope you will take advantage of all the free liveries that have been posted on our download pages. There will be more liveries to follow in the days ahead, as well as a user paintkit!We are very pleased to bring this product to you- and of course I have a particular soft-spot for this one since she was my first left seat assignment... I'd like to thank our very dedicated and talented development team- without whom such a project would simply be impossible. I also want to mention the good folks at NorthStar Aviation in Mena, Arkansas who were very generous of their time and airplanes on one of the coldest days Mena had seen in almost ten years. Many of them were old Atlantic Coast technicians, and it was nice to see familiar faces when we visited there to generate the source material for this project.So- load her up, go fly- and let us know what you think!

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Well I am not fan of any turboprop I love JETs more but I purchased this day this simulation to support PMDG. However I installed it and it is wonderful. Amazing how it looks and behaves. Maybe I become a fan of turboprops?Thanks again for the great work,Matyas Majzik

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Thanx PMDG guys... Love the RXP500 integration. Awesome ! :(

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I'm neither a fan of turboprops nor of VCs, but I guess I'll purchase the JetStream 4100 simply because of the fact that it's a PMDG model.The lack of a 2D panel hits me extremely hard and I don't think I'll ever get accustomed to VCs using even advanced hardware devices like TrackIR (which I don't have yet). I tried with Ariane's planes (VC only too), but I'm back to 2D for airliners since it's easier to manage the systems there and "keep control". I can only guess that the main problem for me is the way how "movements" in the VC are implemented in FSX and if it would be a little different, I could get more familiar with VCs.So, for me, what PMDG has done for the MD-11 is the absolutely perfect solution: a great VC for those who love it, and a superb 2D panel for folks like me.I'd hate the idea of not having a 2D panel in the 737NG 2.0 anymore! I only hope that the vague statements from PMDG don't mean that 2D is "dead" for their developers and 2D keeps being available in future planes as well.Andreas

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PMDG, you've done it again ! :( Thanks for bringing us those fantastic simulations !Jean-Charles Montagne

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Downloads done, money spent, printer working hard. It's going to be a long fun day, thanks guys :(

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I`m sure there`s a certain irony in rushing home from the left seat of a real 747 to download the jetstream :( but hey thats work this is fun.Just taken her for a quick visual circuit at East Midlands(without reading too much first,sorry) I must say she`s a real joy to hand fly,very stable and its great looking over your shoulder and seeing that big prop disk spinning around. And the textures in the VC, just superb.Well done guys, should fill a gap in the FS hanger and keep me busy for the winter nights.Now just one more quick go before I go to bed for a a few hours.CheersJon B

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Robert, it's the first time in Avsim forums that I speak as a commercial pilot.On behalf of all flying women and men in this world that love sharing their passion (some are crazy enough to spend their free time virtually flying -no psychanalists were able to cure us until now-) I'd like to thank you and your team very warmly and gratefuly for the aeronautical education you are offering to thousands of youngs, olders, girls, boys that love airplanes. They are able to reach, thanks to your work and devotion, an almost professional level in flying aircrafts.Kindest regards,David

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Robert, it's the first time in Avsim forums that I speak as a commercial pilot.On behalf of all flying women and men in this world that love sharing their passion (some are crazy enough to spend their free time virtually flying -no psychanalists were able to cure us until now-) I'd like to thank you and your team very warmly and gratefuly for the aeronautical education you are offering to thousands of youngs, olders, girls, boys that love airplanes. They are able to reach, thanks to your work and devotion, an almost professional level in flying aircrafts.Kindest regards,David
I think David just about sums it up for many of us. Well said David! Not many of us get to follow-through with our childhood dreams of someday becomeing a pilot, but PMDG certainley lets us take a peek.

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Downloading as I speak :( The servers are a bit overwhelmed, but in one hour I'll try starting the engines ;)Can't wait, thanks,Thomas Eklund

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Love the Beast really, I just reached cruising altitude for my first flight.But one Question remains:Who the hell left their fingerprints on my shiny new J41 FMS?? :(nice job done guys :(

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I still havent flown the MD11 yet that I purchased on day of release! (Not for a full flight anyhow)Damn that new PS3 slim and Batman otherwise I would still have some spare cash this month to purchase.I've downloaded the manuals anyhow so will try and get a feel for it as I too am used to jets and havent really got a clue how to fly a prop.Graham

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Aviation is an incredible hobby and passion to have in my opinion. Aviators are dreamers, the feeling we get when we leave the ground and fly into the blue with our complex machines, using knowledge obtained through years of studying and reading. The speeds, the sounds, the feel, the flight planning, the clouds, the sun, the sky, the runway lights and of course the cockpit filled with the very familiar buttons and displays. And let's not forget the wonderful community. Just awsome. PMDG captures a lot of these feelings with their highly realistic aircraft and operating manuals. Great job PMDG, it wouldn't be the same without you.CaptEm

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I must say i was one of those people that when this product was announced was a hater..... however after seeing the product here, i began to think it wouldnt be bad! and now 14 hours after purchase, wow, what a wee gem!Great aircraft to fly! My only problem now is getting around all the special needs that come with the Geared Turboprops! Also the FMS..... talk about basic! lol! im use to the MD-11/B744s! Fantastic Job mateys at PMDG! I salute you at all your work.Now hurry along and bring me my NGX!! (lol after you have basked in your wonders of the JS41 but not too long please! :) )Also for those who are interested, one word of advise, READ THE MANUAL FIRST!! Seriously! this isnt just one of your jump in and go sims!

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Two questions, one I think is already answered but I'd like verification...no 2D cockpit or popups?Second, is it coded to work with mulitplayer shared cockpit?TIA

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Simply put...This is the best thing to happen to Microsoft Flight Sim thus far. I'd like to congratulate all the PMDG team members who were responsible for this release. For anyone who is second guessing if they should purchase...don't! This is an amazing airplane and PMDG has once again set a new standard for themselves and the market. Even though it's a long way off, I am looking forward to the NGX more than ever after seeing some of the technology used in the J41. As a real life pilot out of Allentown, PA, I can say that PMDG add-ons are the only thing that come close to the joy I have when I am up in the sky for real. Thank you all again for this wonderful plane and your dedication to the flight simming community.Chad

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Amazing work guys, first plane I've ever bought from pmdg but I must say: I'm impressed!!!Just one question, are you considering releasing a failure simulator for this wonderful airplane?Best regards,Carlos DomingosPS:First screenshot

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I think they are still working on some things. Cause some of the stuff in the manual says that it is not yet implemented while other things say they aren't simulated in the aircraft. Just have to see what Capt. RSR has to say in his next post. I just over stressed the aircraft on my first flight not even a few minutes in. Hopefully there will be a failure module similar to the MD-11's though, but of course on a smaller scale.

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