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The iFly 737 Feature Pack is live!

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The longer the wait.. Some new variants, tons of extra features, corrections and all that for free. Go get it! :dance:

 

You need a forum account to access those links.

http://ifly.flight1....ownload-details

 

Important information here.

http://ifly.flight1....ant-information

 

Some more details on the actual changes. Have fun exploring.

http://ifly.flight1....-pack-uncovered

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Nice. Some decent changes in amongst that lot.

 

Al

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Hmmm, kinda surprised that there's no P-8 model, was sort of half expecting that along with the -ER versions. Oh well. Other than that, I guess I'll have to wait and see (still dl'ing) as to whether it affects any of the systems that I'd like to have been updated (INS align times, etc)

 

Edit: finished downloading, and realistic INS alignment is indeed now an option, cool, wish they'd have listed all those '200 systems improvements' in the 'new features' though.

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Do I need to download this from Flight 1 forums even if I now download new Ifly 737 installer, does that include this?

 

My hard drive broke last weekend and I now need to reinstall all my 200 addons or so...

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Do I need to download this from Flight 1 forums even if I now download new Ifly 737 installer, does that include this?

It seems like the website with the F1 installer (red plane symbol) is 1.01. So 1.02 and the FP come through the forums only and have to be installed after you've installed the 'base pack'.

 

The Feature Pack is an update to the original product. Not a full product.

http://ifly.flight1....loads-available

 

For the actual download, you will find a tool to handle the big file, being at some 850 mb. This is just in case, I've loaded it through the normal 'save as..' dialogue which worked fine. The installation works as known from other products, but mind the tips in the above threads with the av off and things. Makes sense!

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

 

Just leave it be.

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

Because Ifly 737 run on FS9, NGX don't

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

 

Hello

I find the VC cockpit graphics more agreeable especially the scale of the cockpit and windows, overall I just enjoy flying the i-fly more

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

In my case reason is problems with other PMDG products crashing if I switch between browser and FSX few times, and I have no interest to stare at screen or stay away from computer when doing longer flights.

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Can someone please tell me what exactly is in this feature pack? I can't view the links.

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Can someone please tell me what exactly is in this feature pack? I can't view the links.

 

Models

 

700ER and 900ER

Short Field Performance aircraft

 

Added Features

 

IAN

RNP and ANP

VSD

Terrain Radar

HUD all models (2D only FS9 0

Air stairs add to 700-900

10 pages of config/style options

Real accurate Gauge colours(using the boeing colour codes)

reworked flight deck lighting and landing light switches.

 

FMC

 

Addition options for mouse free cockpit

 

Re Fuel from FMC

Add Ground Power and Air

You can program zero Fuel weight automatically by Line selecting (great when flying 2nd route)

You can add the COG automatically by Line selecting (great when flying 2nd route)

Add ability to use Flyengravity CDU FS9

Enhanced CDU data

 

MCP

 

Ability to use enhanced driver for CPFlight MCP FS9 users now

 

System fidelity

Over 200 hundred changes including items like real life engine setting(not matching pref).

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Thanks for the HU. Downloading now. I sure hope PMDG has their SP2+ER's out the door soon also.

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And perhaps one of the most important changes, that isn't mentioned in the changes...

 

The bug where the aircraft spins on the ground when empty and zero fuel, has been fixed.

 

I can't recall if the old version supported changing knobs with the mouse wheel (been a while since I used the iFly), but it doesn't seem to work in the new version, which is annoying but minor

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

 

I'm with ya... but I think the iFly version is a little cheaper. So if cost is a barrier to entry you'll find many going for the iFly.

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

 

Lighter system overhead and more variants in the base package would be two reasons, with my guess being that probably the former of the two is the most important, since when running an airliner in FSX, you often also run things such as payware airports, AI airliner traffic, FS2Crew, Radar Contact, REX or ASE, Aivlasoft EFB etc, so the lighter system overhead would mean less strain on RAM and CPU cores, which is certainly of importance on less capable PC systems.

 

The PMDG is good at simulating abnormal issues, far better than the iFly can do it, but if you want to fly from A to B without simulating a major hydraulics failure or some such, which let's face it, the vast majority of flights in the real world manage to do, then the ability to simulate failures is of less importance, on the other hand, if you want to pull out your SOPs and figure out what to do in an emergency, then the PMDG bird is indeed where it is at. That is in fact why I have both of them.

 

Al

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the lighter system overhead would mean less strain on RAM and CPU cores, which is certainly of importance on less capable PC systems.

 

I've tested both side by side and I have found with the NGX(SP1c) is more or less the same on FPS as the iFly. The NGX IMO has much better visual quality than that of the iFly.

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I sure hope PMDG has their SP2+ER's out the door soon also.

 

Me to. Standing at the TOC in KATL with bag in hand waiting for the -900ER in Delta colors to show up.

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I've tested both side by side and I have found with the NGX(SP1c) is more or less the same on FPS as the iFly. The NGX IMO has much better visual quality than that of the iFly.

 

Yes that's true, however, I didn't state that the PMDG got a lower FPS than the iFly, what I wrote was that it had a higher system overhead than the iFly, thus the visual acuity, deeper systems etc do come at some cost regardless of FPS. And for some FSX users, that has a bearing on how that will domino on the ability for other FS add-ons to run when it is running if their CPU is not a fast one, or if they have a limited amount of RAM. You can check that for yourself, but here is a comparison:

 

 

1-45.jpg

 

Al

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So if cost is a barrier to entry you'll find many going for the iFly

 

Hello Ryan

Cost was not a barrier for me given that I have the PMDG as well as the Ariane 737's

I just enjoy the VC in the i-Fly much more due to what seems to me as some scale problems with the windows and the areas below the displays in the NGX.

It might sound strange but even though the PMDG product wins on texture quality by some distance the overall sense of being in the cockpit just appeals to me more in the i-Fly product.

The other thing that probably had me using the i-Fly more than the NGX was its support from very early on for my Goflight MCP, something that has only just been rectified by Stephen Munn after both Goflight and PMDG initially refused to supply a solution.

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Models

 

700ER and 900ER

Short Field Performance aircraft

 

Added Features

 

IAN

RNP and ANP

VSD

Terrain Radar

HUD all models (2D only FS9 0

Air stairs add to 700-900

10 pages of config/style options

Real accurate Gauge colours(using the boeing colour codes)

reworked flight deck lighting and landing light switches.

 

FMC

 

Addition options for mouse free cockpit

 

Re Fuel from FMC

Add Ground Power and Air

You can program zero Fuel weight automatically by Line selecting (great when flying 2nd route)

You can add the COG automatically by Line selecting (great when flying 2nd route)

Add ability to use Flyengravity CDU FS9

Enhanced CDU data

 

MCP

 

Ability to use enhanced driver for CPFlight MCP FS9 users now

 

System fidelity

Over 200 hundred changes including items like real life engine setting(not matching pref).

 

Wow, and all this for FREE ? This is some serious work for an already serious aircraft. I wish these guys would come up with another prime a/c like an Airbus !!!

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People still use this over PMDG 737NGX? why?

 

That like asking why some people would drive a Honda Accord over a Mercedes or a Ford Mustang over a Lambo. People like to have a choice. Personally I prefer the NGX, but others might like iFly due to its lower price and the fact that it comes with more models. No need to look down at the ones who choose to use the iFly since they purchased it after having decided it was a better deal for them.

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And perhaps one of the most important changes, that isn't mentioned in the changes...

 

The bug where the aircraft spins on the ground when empty and zero fuel, has been fixed.

 

 

Still there I.m afraid. Just tested that, and spins like a drunk mother in law.

 

That like asking why some people would drive a Honda Accord over a Mercedes or a Ford Mustang over a Lambo. People like to have a choice. Personally I prefer the NGX, but others might like iFly due to its lower price and the fact that it comes with more models. No need to look down at the ones who choose to use the iFly since they purchased it after having decided it was a better deal for them.

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Still there I.m afraid. Just tested that, and spins like a drunk mother in law.

 

Weird, I tried it and didn't see any spinning, although I forgot about fsx for 10 mins then couldn't work out why the apu refused to start :)

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