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How do you like the 747X-8i/F?

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Hi, I was thinking of buying the 747-400X -8i/F add-on. Any opinions on the add-on?Thanks,Greg

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Greg;I agree with Mick, the 748i/F are beautiful. Be advised that it uses the same panel/FDE as the 744 so you're not getting more range/payload :) The liveries on the PMDG site for it are outstanding...

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Love it! Not only does it look great, I actually believe it introduces some internal tweaks that make both the 400 and -8 run smoother and more reliably on my rig.Heck, just the Boeing livery in that looongg fuselage of the -8 Freighter makes this add-on worthwhile!Cheers!Pat

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Go for it, i'm getting 5fps more with the PMDG 747-8 compared to the original 747 in the VC. It's just a external overhaul but the framerates are very good. I find the Taxiing is a little bit harder due to the larger size.

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I am a little disappointed there wasn't a new version of the configuration manager. The -8 is capable of weighing an additional 100,000 pounds but the -400 configuration manager can't handle that. PMDG warns this is not an upgrade to the airframe, but I am puzzled as to why the produced this update but didn't follow up with routine items.

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Your post described exactly why it didn't do that... Because it's a visual model ONLY.

No added systems, complexity, functionality etc. etc.

By the time PMDG released the -8 extension, pretty much no official data for it was available, so a visual model was all they reasonably could do.

If you want the added systems, functionality and all that... Wait for v2.

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Basically $25 for a livery! PMDG owes me the 777-300 as I see it - warned or not!

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How do you figure that? What you got is what you paid for, nothing more and nothing less.

As far as I can remember, the product page clearly states that you will receive a visual model only.

Failing to read those clear, unambiguous, remarks, is, quite frankly, your fault, not theirs.

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I'm sure the quality is the usual high standard, but it's a partial expansion for an obsolescent product. So it's a bit pricey for my taste. The 747 base package is discounted by 31% but the expansion packs remains full price. If they applied a similar discount to the -8i/F expansion I might be interested. Otherwise I'm happy to wait for the new version. It doesn't make sense to spend more money on an older product which is being replaced.

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To be honest, if you don't have it yet, I don't really see much sense in investing in the 747-400X at all.

It will still be a while before the 747v2 comes out, but why not spend a little more, get the 777, use it as a substitute, and buy the 747v2 when it comes out?

Both add ons are, and will, be very much worth it.

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Make yourself comfortable. 

 

True. It's basically coming out in 2016 and i'm not joking.

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Make yourself comfortable. 

I already have. :Cuppa: :Whistle: B)

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By 2016 I would have moved on to X-Plane! The fact is FSX has been pushed to it's limits and as Hardware gets better, FSX just remaines the same(...as one of my B-School buddies compared himself to the bevy of university co-eds on campus back in the day :rolleyes: )

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