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Secret Project #1: This one is a classic!

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Thanks for the infomation! One of the things I love about flying the Concorde is the only glass guage in the cockpit is the TCAS guage. While I love the modern airliners, there is something to be said about going back to the classics. It forces you to keep in practice with base fundamentals of navigation and flying instead of relying completly on the FMC. Thanks for all the hard work y'all do! It is much appreciated!!What a great way to "kill" some down time!

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It was sort of a joke, sorry if it didn't work as planned. I did read the opening post and knew you guys wanted to not have to deal with people pestering you on release dates, so I had figured I would throw it in semi-subliminally as a sort of joke.The post isn't supposed to be taken seriously, I just needed some way of getting the lines to have the right order, and there needed to be a question mark at the very end.
Genius indeed. You wouldn't be a script writter by the way?Must admit I missed it myself 'till LN-KMM "bolded" it up.

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I would love them to make a Fokker Friendship. We had a lot of these in New Zealand many years ago. They are the best :(
There already is a very realistic fokker-100/70 add-on out there by flight-one if you are interested in this plane

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Robert:i have one question. As you do the DC6 and you talk about a classic line, are you also thinking about something like the L1011 or a DC10 later on? Or is this not classic enough? Of course, you dont have to answer this post if this is secret, but I would like to know what timeline we are talking about here. (i asume 1940s but i am not sure). There are lot of developers out there who tried to do a DC10 or similar, but their final product is just something that looks close to those aircrafts and i better do not talk about the aircraft systems and dynamics.I am looking forward to fly this aircraft ! As far as i can see, very nice work !

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Hey Robert,I'm sure that the bird will be very immersive for those who like these types of planes but i am very disappointed, because i thought the secret project would be something like the dc10 or a300-600 or something like that. but i won't loose hope since you said its the secret project NUMBER 1 ! Lets see if one of these birds mentioned right above will show up later.
Maybe DC-6 is the start of the series, DC-8 => DC-10 ->??

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I've got zero interest in these types of planes... when will we see the "PMDG Corporate Jet" lineup?I wish the team well for the development cycle anyway!
Yep, absolutely!This is one of those products that some will love and some will have zero interest in.However, an older business jet ,perhaps an early Lear, would sell far more in my opinion.I would be first in the que.

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I would love them to make a Fokker Friendship. We had a lot of these in New Zealand many years ago. They are the best :(
Hey Craig, yeah I'd love to see an F27 too, you know about the VirtualCol Fokker 50? Its a good price and a nice filler till PMDG do one :)

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However, an older business jet ,perhaps an early Lear, would sell far more in my opinion.
i dont think so, there are not a lot of people flying such jets out there. more people fly with old aircrafts like the DC6 (at least on one big online network where i have access to such statistics) Edited by A32X tebsu

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There already is a very realistic fokker-100/70 add-on out there by flight-one if you are interested in this plane
Which is unfortunately missing the one element that would have guaranteed its purchase by me... no VC, no buy...It is a shame they failed to deliver on that...Andrew
Maybe DC-6 is the start of the series, DC-8 => DC-10 ->??
Or maybe in the other direction? DC6 -> DC4 -> DC3... :LMAO:A Edited by aentwis

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Which is unfortunately missing the one element that would have guaranteed its purchase by me... no VC, no buy...
Oke, that is valid. The flight one fokker is very realistic but indeed lacks a vc.

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Hello Robert,I have an idea for a not so secret project that the underutilized designers could knock out in a week or so between other mainline projects.How about the military variants of the 737NGX. That would be nice.Ray

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Hello Robert,I have an idea for a not so secret project that the underutilized designers could knock out in a week or so between other mainline projects.How about the military variants of the 737NGX. That would be nice.Ray
They actually do have plans for the P-8, and the 'wedgetail' military variants. A simple repaint covers the C-40 Clipper.

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Pleas make the DC 6A Cargo VersionThx, you guys are the bestMaik

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As I said in an earlier post: You guys get to benefit from what we do for fun around here. :(
So we have a win - win situation here in our fine community!And if we disregard of those corrupt politicians (of which there are a lot of in Sweden as well) for a while...It's a perfect world!We all have to live in a bubble sometimes! :(

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I spent MANY hours on the Navy version C54. The passenger compartment had rear facing seats and we always wondered if the pilots faced the same direction. I also remember running up to military power at takeoff then shutting down and changing the plugs right there at the runway apron. Good thing you've included the maintenance stands!

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There already is a very realistic fokker-100/70 add-on out there by flight-one if you are interested in this plane
Im talking about the F27 bud
Hey Craig, yeah I'd love to see an F27 too, you know about the VirtualCol Fokker 50? Its a good price and a nice filler till PMDG do one :)
Thanks Dean will look into it.

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However, an older business jet ,perhaps an early Lear, would sell far more in my opinion.I would be first in the que.
Yep, I like all planes, so no problems with a DC-6. :)But a good detailed Learjet is something I drool for. Doesn't really matterwhat model.. 25,35, 31a, 45, etc, I'm really not that picky.But... Unless I have missed them on the market, there seems to be little interest in them..Maybe it's burnout from MSFS using them as a default plane through the years..I dunno.. :/I think the 31a may be one of my favorites. Not too old, but not totally glass cockpit like a 45.

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Yep, I like all planes, so no problems with a DC-6. :)But a good detailed Learjet is something I drool for. Doesn't really matterwhat model.. 25,35, 31a, 45, etc, I'm really not that picky.But... Unless I have missed them on the market, there seems to be little interest in them..Maybe it's burnout from MSFS using them as a default plane through the years..I dunno.. :/I think the 31a may be one of my favorites. Not too old, but not totally glass cockpit like a 45.
Check out the Xtreme Prototypes Lear 20 series. I've been all over North America in that and love it. Mostly 3D gauges (Google Xtreme Prototypes - I don't have the link off hand - sorry).For me it would be a Lear 35 with a medevac interior option (as well as cargo and/or vip). They are used a LOT and apparently can be fitted with long range tanks and go trans Atlantic. A really worthwhile airplane for sure!

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I do have a few actual questions (my antics aside) about the plans PMDG has for this project:1. Obviously my opinion is going to be shaped by what we've seen from A2A. Robert, your initial post even sort of hints that you did talk to A2A while planning this project out. My question is this: Will PMDG be trying to mimic the ideas underpinning Accu-sim, such as underlying system fidelity, or are you making a simulation that's more focused on the top-level system accuracy. In other words, is PMDG going to be going all-out in the way A2A does with their aircraft in order to replicate systems, or is this more of a straightforward sim that models performace specs?2. What sort of navigational equipment will we be expecting? Are we going to have original period equipment (VOR/ADF), somewhat modern equipment (VOR/DME, etc.), or possibly even a simple GPS (lots of these aircraft were later fitted with basic GPS' later on in their lives)?3. Rob, you mentioned that your team had been in contact with A2A as you began work on the DC-6. Is there any other coordination or cooperation going on? Should we expect A2A to at some point release an Accu-sim package for the PMDG DC-6, or some similar type of thing? In other words, is there any other discussion going on between A2A and PMDG that you think we'd find interesting?thanks

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I do have a few actual questions (my antics aside) about the plans PMDG has for this project:
Re-read the posts, and you'll see your answers.1 - It's not NGX depth, so no failures model (though his later post confirmed a consequences model, like the JS4100)2 - From the very first post, there's an option for GPS that Ryan mentioned you could swap with the RXP similar to Carenado/etcQuestion three hasn't been answered from what I've seen, though.

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Re-read the posts, and you'll see your answers.1 - It's not NGX depth, so no failures model (though his later post confirmed a consequences model, like the JS4100)2 - From the very first post, there's an option for GPS that Ryan mentioned you could swap with the RXP similar to Carenado/etcQuestion three hasn't been answered from what I've seen, though.
Kyle, I'm not asking about the failures module. Go fly the A2A Stratocruiser and you'll understand what I'm really asking about here. Really, it's fun, you'll like it. More importantly, it doesn't have a failures module. I'm asking about the level of immersion we can expect out of the PMDG DC-6, like whether we're going to have the systems work "right."And yeah, sure I could use third party software to get the "just right" configuration I'm looking for, but I want something that works right on its own. Besides, third party software is like doing a blood transfusion; it usually works, but every so often somebody rejects the blood and dies. Similarly, every so often the third party stuff doesn't take and the original thing you have dies. I'm still trying to figure out what's going on with the VC in my NGX.

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