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I know it won't be as good as the PMDG bird, but CS has released a preview video of their 777's EFB....

 

 

 

Nothing breeds a good product like good competition!

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My thoughts:

 

Captain Sim have done a good job, but it wont come close to PMDG. Don't call me a a really excited user etc, I followed that project since the exterior model but stopped prior to the PMDG Screen's. Massively due to the fact of their extremely poor customer service & lack of connection with their customer.

 

It's a great exterior from what I've seen but the VC just disappointed me. Even though I'm all for PMDG I was very interested on what CS would do. Now I'm 100% sure I will not be buying.

 

Sorry but, pause the video at 1:28/29 and you can see the PFD, ND, yoke and few other things. It's a good attempt but it's got nothing on PMDG's. Look at the ND! Looks awful in my eyes. Then look at what you can see of the MCP, looks 2-Dish to me.

 

Not meaning to sound harsh, just my thoughts.

 

Also if you're thinking "Wow this could be as good!".. go look at the PMDG screen's ;)

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Of course the ND looks like crap, it's.... not finished. It doesn't have anything in there, actually.

 

Give it time and comment when it's done.

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Definitely not getting it but I feel like this will change PMDG's stance on charts and stuff in the EFB.

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Yeah, I saw this too. The EFB looks really incredible, however, like others mentioned, the ND and MCP don't look like the "Coca-Cola" which PMDG offers.

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How can you guys criticize a product that is not complete and still in development? Right now according to their website they seem to have completed the model and exterior work but all of the systems and VC work is still in progress.

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How can you guys criticize a product that is not complete?

They're called previews.

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They're called previews.

 

Yes but I follow this one rule that I learned in art class a few years ago, don't critique or complement a piece of art until the artist tells you its finished.

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Yes but I follow this one rule that I learned in art class a few years ago, don't critique or complement a piece of art until the artist tells you its finished.

Okay, so I'm not allowed to say "Great job, PMDG!" on their previews of the 777's exterior?

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Okay, so I'm not allowed to say "Great job, PMDG!" on their previews of the 777's exterior?

 

I'm not saying you're not allowed to but it would be premature to compliment anything that is not complete, a rule of thumb that I learned from that class and life in general. I saw previews for many things in and out of FS that looked very promising but it turned out disappointing. I'm not saying that the PMDG 777 will be bad or good based on the previews, just speaking generally.

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How can you guys criticize a product that is not complete and still in development?

Exactly!

 

I'm pretty positive that whatever PMDG makes will be far superior to any other developer, but we can't go around and start bashing developers about something that is not even released yet.

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I think it's a nice attemp, although as you can see at 1:22 ff e.g. the outside cameras are just static pictures; I like the coffee, though ;)

But I think nobody can compete with PMDG. Sry, not even FSLabs with their A320, but that's off-topic...

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Definitely not getting it but I feel like this will change PMDG's stance on charts and stuff in the EFB.

 

Didn't PMDG already state they would be including an EFB, but it was the updating of charts that would be left to a third-party service?

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I think it's a nice attemp, although as you can see at 1:22 ff e.g. the outside cameras are just static pictures; I like the coffee, though ;)

But I think nobody can compete with PMDG. Sry, not even FSLabs with their A320, but that's off-topic...

 

I hope FSlabs will pull through with the A320, we need a good Airbus out there and its neat to know that they will model how the fuel will flow in the tanks when the aircraft banks, and moves.

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this is very interesting...nicely done so far by CS. I think though that the PMDG T7 will be better (obviously)

 

Off topic for 1 second: I think FSLabs will be as good as PMDG it looks amazing but this is not the time/place for that

 

cheers

lee

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Nothing breeds a good product like good competition!

 

I think that's gone both ways here--this flight deck looks much better than their 767's.

 

I'm not sure why there's all the argument over whose is going to be better. PMDG has always had the best products on the market and probably the best resources to make those products. However, PMDG's best products are, on average, around $20 more expensive than Captain Sim's. The question on deciding which to buy is whether the added features and graphics that come with PMDG's product are worth the money that could buy a whole new aircraft from Carenado.

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i dont mean to be digging a bigger hole here, making things worse, but i would like to share my opinion

 

When i first bought the CS, i was disapointed, not just witht the lack of the VC, but, the exterior model, loked wrong in some places, certain shapes etc. Then, i had the problem of the model not actually working. As Luke said, Customer support was not the best, didnt get a reply from them at all in the end, had to look it up on the trusty google. However, i wanted,needed,and loved it, as i thought "It will be a start, and when PMDG's previews come out soon, well then, i will transfer"

But, they came out earlier, and now, well, its like doing one better and then going back to the original. Take example, my youtube video's.

From the start, they were taken with an iPOD Nano. Then, i got my first video camera, which shot in 470P (when i got it, that was the best). Now i have my 1080P camera, and, i cant watch any of my older video's, becuase they are just too poor.

 

Ok, enough waffeling on now, the point is, at one time,CS would of been mine, but after the poor customer help/support,Confusing systems, Poor model and paints, and a model that wouldnt even load, it was fustrating. Now, i know it was only a (charlie maybe?) test, but its put me off. Sorry. After I got the PMDG NGX, i had cuaght the PMDG bug, and now, it HAS to be PMDG (or, in some cases, QualityWings) . Now, i know you wil say to me "its not finished yet", well, niether is PMDG's, and to be fair, it still looks better.

Plus, PMDG said they would still look into an EFB after initial release, so, PMDG will even beat them on that (providing its still on the books)

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Thought i would also add a video, to either

A) Get some Inspiration

B )want the 777 even more!

 

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Thought i would also add a video, to either

A) Get some Inspiration

B )want the 777 even more!

 

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Now I really want an update! Sigh....

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Just reading the CS Forums, pretty funny. Clearly some people don't know enough about the 777 :LMAO:

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Looks very good, but my heart does lay with the PMDG products.. Personal Choice..

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I thought the CS EFB looked pretty promising,and I wasn't really expecting this from CS ,I really hope the user doesn't have to use those direction buttons as the only source of EFB navigation. The real one has a touch screen so you should be able to use your mouse to zoom in and drag around the charts.

 

I really hope PMGD don't use a static picture as a camera view ,it looks really stupid and I think it would really take away from the sense of quality of the product, CS should really review that feature as well.

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I give CS a lot of respect for publishing quality classic jets. Their 727 is good, their 737 is better, and their 707 is great. Flying these airplaines without auto-throttles, FMC's, FADEC's requires airmenship.and knowledge. To me, there is nothing better than flying some of the older equipment, and then flying the modern equipment and realize how much automation has made life easier.

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