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PMDG An-124...an exotic choice for the freight dogs

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I know everyone has great ideas for PMDG projects...here is an exotic choice...the An-124. It would give simmers a taste of eastern avionics, tho there are versions(proposed?) with Honeywell avionics and CFM engines. I think it might be a freight doggie's dream. Certianly somthing different than the usual Airbus or Boeings. http://en.wikipedia..../Antonov_An-124 CheersTJ

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Go for it all and try the 225!I remember being up close and personal with an AN225 (one laid over at EWR some years ago...) That plane makes you feel tiny. (Also, I think it's the plane from the movie "2012")

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I think PMDG has their hands full for the next say 6 years. And I don't think developing a Russian plane would be too economical since no one flies them apart from Russia and maybe some other eastern airlines.

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Well it's not my choice and probably not that of a lot of others, but I do wish a decent developer would have a crack at some Russian aircraft since they are a bit thin on the ground for FS, so I can see where you are coming from. Although it's a bit obscure, I'd really like someone to do a Tupolev Tu-204, although I doubt anyone ever will. Al

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Take a look at the AN-124 and AN-225 by Thomas Ruth. It's excellent freeware and both can be found in the Avsim Library.

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The reason I suggested the 124 is that it really is the only civilian aircraft of its type. The MD-17 was never sold, and PMDG won't do military so C-17s, C-5s...etc are out the window. Kawasaki might offer a civilian version of the C-2 but that is a ways off in the future. The 225 would be the ultimate but there is only one in existance(might be a second in some stage of completion). Of all Russian/Ukranian aircraft, the 124 is probably the most utilized outside of Eastern Europe. It contracted by many different worldwide clients (including the US Military) hauling unique loads all over the world involved in many missions. Just search youtube or flightlevel350 for An-124 videos. Sure PMDG will be busy for years with projects...can't wait for 777F and 747Fv2, but nothing wrong with throwing ideas out. It might not be a great seller, folks tend to gravitate toward the familiar instead of the exotic. But A2A's 337 sold very well despite a lot of people wishing for a Connie or DC instead Like I said this was a suggestion for freighter fans, if you just fly airliners than you probably wouldn't care anyway. And if you don't like aircraft idea threads, you don't have to reply to them.

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I don't want to sound like a troll, but I am getting really sick of all these requests.Yawn.gif
Don't read em!!!

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I don't want to sound like a troll, but I am getting really sick of all these requests.Yawn.gif
trust me, your not the only one

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I would love to see PMDG do an Antonov. In case you missed it, PMDG are pretty damn good at doing aircraft you wouldn't have thought of. Back on topic - what sickens me, are all the posts that litter these boards about the posts that sicken people.

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lol you guys who don't like these threads do realize that if you reply to complain about tthem, they stay at the top of the forum boards longer and 'ruin' your 'pure' view of the forum board so to speak....oh my we sure don't want to spoil your 'view' of the forum board with topics about airplanes LOL Rolling%20Eyes.gif Yeah back to the An-124...awesome plane. It is true it is a very niche aircraft probably out of PMDG's realm. Getting access to one would be a challange Though, they have probably been to more western cities than most Russian/Ukranian craft they are still fairly rare and draw a pretty big crowd when they do go somewhere. I live near Travis AFB so I see a lot of C-17s and C-5s and I've been facinated with that type. CheersTJ

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A saying I've been taking to heart a lot lately is, "You don't get what you don't ask for". We ALL know the probability of getting any Antonov (sp?) is pretty low. So what? At least the OP got his request out there. I'd personally like to see a PMDG A340/A330, and a 787... How does that hurt anyone else on these boards? Customers making requests indicate a market for your product (or the incentive to make that product). Larger companies would kill to have their customers give direct feedback.

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I would love to see PMDG do an Antonov. In case you missed it, PMDG are pretty damn good at doing aircraft you wouldn't have thought of. Back on topic - what sickens me, are all the posts that litter these boards about the posts that sicken people.
Like aircraft that you can see on a daily basis if at a major airport in the US/Europe?Straight%20Face.gif

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Russian aircraft are more dodgy than the Airbus!
Yup, I imagine that'll be why the current male, female and team FAI World Aerobatics Championship winners (all Russians incidentally - i.e. Mikhail Mamistov, Svetlana Kapanina and Team Russia), fly those Sukhoi Su-26s and Su-31s then, won't it?
Al

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Russian/Ukranian aircraft seem to have a certian rugged quality to them that a lot of modern western aircraft lack. It probably has somthing to do with the extremes of the Russian climate and having to fly long distance to rough remote airports. I got to ride on SyrianAir Tu-154M about 15 years ago, it was well maintained and it was a fine plane.

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Oh YES Russian planes! Awesome aircraft. The main thing that I find fascinating about them is their proprietary navigation systems, which I doubt PMDG would be willing to do. Given that most of the manuals and FCOM equivalents are in Russian, they may need a translator. There are some really good free ones available for FS9 though. Samdimdesign and FS-Proteam have created some of my favorite aircraft of all times. Free and PMDG quality. Try getting to grips with the NVU navigation system in the TU-154 or the NV-PB on the IL96 and you'll see what REAL navigation and flying is all about, none of this pansy RNAV stuff ;) I do wish more planes still had a Doppler navigation system as a backup. It would definitely make me feel safer when flying on a western scarebus. What I don't understand is why so many requests come for commonly seen aircraft such as the Airbus, 777 etc... Up to now it seems to me that PMDG has been delving into niche market planes. I certainly do not see any JS41's or MD-11's flying anymore and the 747-400 seem to be scarce around here as well... Anyways, thought Id give y'all my two cents. I did make a request for a TU-204 a few years ago but no one has been able to do one.... Now this one is a true competitor to the 757 and a lot of western operators operate it too (DHL to name one.) The Sukhoi Superjet looks promising as well (and many western operators have places orders for it) so if someone is in the market to develop one of these, then WOW!!!! MJ O'Donnell

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Yup, I imagine that'll be why the current male, female and team FAI World Aerobatics Championship winners (all Russians incidentally - i.e. Mikhail Mamistov, Svetlana Kapanina and Team Russia), fly those Sukhoi Su-26s and Su-31s then, won't it?
Al
Flight Simulation is serious business!

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