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Hello,

i was wondering does the 737 the favorite for you? or are you flying it due to the system depth, simulation, graphics?

i actually love the 767/777/747 but flying the 737 due to the graphics, convenience of the plane, sounds (every button has his own sound, love it!) and it's a boeing(;

what about ya?

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I really love the Airbus A380, but simulation wise there is no plane that comes close to the 737. Also, I love the 737 because you can sort of use it to "hop" from one small airport to another one, where with the bigger planes you can only visit the big airports.

 

I do also have the 747 from PMDG, but the 737 is much better to fly. The 747 gave me lots of problems, although it still is a beauty to see. Now I am waiting for the 777 from PMDG. That will make a nice addition which can also be used to visit the medium airports.

 

In real life the story is clear: I love all planes, from very small to very big and I try to fly different planes, on each trip one I did not fly yet. Can't wait to fly from London to Melbourne on the A380 in a few months time :D

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I really love the Airbus A380, but simulation wise there is no plane that comes close to the 737. Also, I love the 737 because you can sort of use it to "hop" from one small airport to another one, where with the bigger planes you can only visit the big airports.

 

I do also have the 747 from PMDG, but the 737 is much better to fly. The 747 gave me lots of problems, although it still is a beauty to see. Now I am waiting for the 777 from PMDG. That will make a nice addition which can also be used to visit the medium airports.

 

In real life the story is clear: I love all planes, from very small to very big and I try to fly different planes, on each trip one I did not fly yet. Can't wait to fly from London to Melbourne on the A380 in a few months time :D

Lol, i hate airbus comparing to the boeing aircrafts, they're a lot more fun to fly.. cheers.

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PMDG's 737NGX is the perfect combination of everything for me. The system simulation is fantastic, the panel and virtual cockpit texturing splendid, the 3D model looks great and the 737 series is one of my favorite aircraft types. It simply the look of it and the routes it's used on. Too bad a big German carrier doesn't operate them :wink:.

 

I'd go crazy (don't take this too serious) if PMDG would announce a 300/400/500 version in the works, but this is impossible :smile:.

 

By the way I am not too keen on the 777 for example. It's going to be marvellous for sure but it simply doesn't attract me too much.

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I like the NGX because of it's simulation depth, but also I have been on it many times. I went on a Thompson 737-700 with winglets to Tenerife TFS about 4 years ago.

 

I have flown about 8 times since then and they have all been A320s or A321s. It seems that EasyJet, Thomas Cook, Airlingus all go for airbus on the Tenerife run from EGKK.

I don't know when I am going to see a real 737 again. I quite like the airbus, but PMDG are very Boeing through and through. I would love it if they gave a A320 a go, after the 777-200ER.

 

I did try a addon A320 a couple of years ago. And it was bad. Can't remember the name of it even. I didn't even reload it on my new system.

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thanks guys for the answers.

I like the NGX because of it's simulation depth, but also I have been on it many times. I went on a Thompson 737-700 with winglets to Tenerife TFS about 4 years ago.

 

I have flown about 8 times since then and they have all been A320s or A321s. It seems that EasyJet, Thomas Cook, Airlingus all go for airbus on the Tenerife run from EGKK.

I don't know when I am going to see a real 737 again. I quite like the airbus, but PMDG are very Boeing through and through. I would love it if they gave a A320 a go, after the 777-200ER.

 

I did try a addon A320 a couple of years ago. And it was bad. Can't remember the name of it even. I didn't even reload it on my new system.

Hello,

i think you meant the wilco series? and BTW fslabs if nothing has changed are working on a beautiful a320, also aerosoft are in about to release their a320 extended version, take a look if you like the airbus.

the 777 and 747 are the 2 for me, i like the responsibility of flying big jets. thank you/PMDG. cheers.

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The Airbus A319/20/21 are my favourite as all of my favourite airlines use the type, BA, easyJet, Lufthansa etc. Also I like flying short European routes and these are dominated by the small Airbuses.

 

But until something gets close to the 737NGX in terms of immersion and overall 'wow' factor it's all I'll be flying!

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I personally always liked the A320 over the B737. I have been at times tempted to purchase the PMDG B737, but to conserve costs, I am skipping it and waiting for the B777. I never liked the blunt head and weird engines and tail of the B737NG, although I admit I like the wing better than that of the A320.

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737 is my favorite short-medium haul aircraft, but nobody can beat the T7 in terms of Long Haul. So until then, I will remain one with my 737NGX (:

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I have been at times tempted to purchase the PMDG B737, but to conserve costs,

 

Ahh man it is definatly worth it, just for a few bucks more more. You can't really tell how in-depth the other addons are?

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My primary aircraft are the B747 and the C510. Through images, threads, and videos, I can see that the B737 is far superior in virtually every regard to the B747 (hence the temptation), but I'd prefer purchasing the FSL A320 and the PMDG B777 instead.

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Hello,

i was wondering does the 737 the favorite for you? or are you flying it due to the system depth, simulation, graphics?

i actually love the 767/777/747 but flying the 737 due to the graphics, convenience of the plane, sounds (every button has his own sound, love it!) and it's a boeing(;

what about ya?

 

Nothing currently beats the NGX in terms of graphics and systems simulation. I haven't been seriously flying anything else since the NGX was released.

 

What I still cannot get around is that PMDG chose to model a very beaten, used, smudgy and dirty cockpit; more that of a 737 that is scheduled for scrapping or having the rest of its life spent somewhere flying around in the dark corners of some third world country because it was replaced by a newer model.

 

I've been in some real NG cockpits and I must say that at least here in Europe, I've not seen a cockpit as run-down as the one in the NGX.

But well ... with regard to that, Photoshop is my friend :P

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The Airbus A319/20/21 are my favourite as all of my favourite airlines use the type, BA, easyJet, Lufthansa etc. Also I like flying short European routes and these are dominated by the small Airbuses.

 

But until something gets close to the 737NGX in terms of immersion and overall 'wow' factor it's all I'll be flying!

 

That's the reason why I'd like to finally see an NGX-quality A319/320 for FSX. Not many 737NG's around here in Europe except for the massive number Ryanair contributes. :wacko:.

Not that I particularly dislike Airbus, but it kind of bugs me that there is a trend with European airlines to skip Boeing on fleet renewals and go for A319/320's instead, even if the respective airline used to operate NG's before. See EasyJet or Germania.

 

Kind of an Airbus monoculture coming up here in the old world :(

 

I love the smudgy, dusty cockpit! It makes it seem so much more real!

 

I'm not arguing against a used cockpit, I'm arguing against having to fly a run-down trashcan :lol:

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That's the reason why I'd like to finally see an NGX-quality A319/320 for FSX. Not many 737NG's around here in Europe except for the massive number Ryanair contributes. :wacko:.

Not that I particularly dislike Airbus, but it kind of bugs me that there is a trend with European airlines to skip Boeing on fleet renewals and go for A319/320's instead, even if the respective airline used to operate NG's before. See EasyJet or Germania.

 

Kind of an Airbus monoculture coming up here in the old world :(

 

Yes, but I guess the European carriers like to show solidarity with the European manufacturer and support it's own. I don't think it's coincidence that there are far more US carriers operating the 737 and more EU carriers operating the smaller Airbuses.

 

I actually prefer the look of the A320 series to the 737 series, I think it's a nicer looking aircraft from the outside than the 737. If there was a product of PMDG quality for the A320 my simming life would be complete! 737 and A320 doing short hops all over Europe, lovely!

 

I'm looking forward very much to the release of the FSLabs A320 - I hope it doesn't feel sub-par to the NGX!

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I love all the 737 family from the tinmouse to the Max, that will come in the near future.

What makes me fascinating is the graphic of intrument clear an sharp and well organized.

The philosophy in Boeing is to respect the logic of instrument and tool that you find from Ga aircraft, that one pilot normally get in knowledge during his carrier.

The yoke ,even if I can't enjoy as the real one, makes more control in case of handflyng and this persist even in the new 787.

Instead of Airbus where the graphic looks small like an 8 bit game and you fill that it lacks of the many instrument that you have to taking care.

Is really strange to see a joystick to handle such aircraft even if electrical and hydraulic master all the aspect of flyng.

In terms of fuselage I like more the shape of boeing than airbus, the new 380 it looks like a beluga, even if the new 787 have a similar shape.

But my preferred one is the 737 tinmouse for the incredible shape and manoeuvrability and all possible place where it can land.

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You cannot just generalize the shapes of all Airbuses and Boeings. Here are some of my detailed aesthetic opinions about some aircraft of the modern fleet:

 

A320 vs. B737: I just do not see what is so beautiful about the B737. The originals looked like rubber ducks, while the newer generation is awkwardly shaped. The nose protrudes like the neck of a turtle, the engines are low and look deformed, and the curvature of the front of the tail structure looks like it was cut incorrectly. The only thing I like about the B737 compared to the A320 is its passenger view of the wing.

 

A330 vs. B757 vs. B767: I view the B767 as a less-refined version of the B777 in terms of aesthetics. The A330 and its gear and wings look elegant, especially during landing and takeoff, but the upturned wings look unnatural at times. The engines of the A330 are also slightly flat and long. Nevertheless, it is one of my favorites. I think the B757 is one of the most attractive aircraft with its elegant nose and long nose gear. Perhaps only the B787 is a worthy rival from the medium-sized aircraft category.

 

A340 vs. B777: The A340 has similar properties to the A330. The B777, particularly its engines and wing, is shaped particularly nicely. The only thing I don't like about its look is the slight "angling bump" near the place where the curvature of the nose from the main fuselage begins.

 

A380 vs. B747: Both have unique designs. While I like the B747 for its elegant hump and interesting-looking flaps, the A380 has something special about it as well. The ailerons are particularly interesting to watch.

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Not that I particularly dislike Airbus, but it kind of bugs me that there is a trend with European airlines to skip Boeing on fleet renewals and go for A319/320's instead, even if the respective airline used to operate NG's before. See EasyJet or Germania.

 

Kind of an Airbus monoculture coming up here in the old world :(

 

Not really - purely financial decisions, around purchase, localized maintenance, EU 'financial sweeteners' to buy European, etc.... the same reasons that most North American carriers would choose Boeing (although, I believe Air Canada have more Airbus than Boeing now! :smile:

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Not really - purely financial decisions, around purchase, localized maintenance, EU 'financial sweeteners' to buy European, etc.... the same reasons that most North American carriers would choose Boeing (although, I believe Air Canada have more Airbus than Boeing now! :smile:

 

Still, my impression is that there are far more US/CAN carriers looking into acquiring A319/A320's than there are European carriers looking into getting 737's. It's an almost safe bet for any European carrier that on fleet renewal they'll get Airbus, while it appears to be a 50:50 chance for US carriers.

 

I might be wrong, it's just a gut feeling from reading around on the internet, so please wise me up and post any data and figures that prove the contrary.

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Hi all,

 

I absolutely love PMDG's simulation of the 737. Althought It is not an aircraft I particularly like. I much prefer the Airbus 320 family, I think it is much more aestetic than the 737. I also much prefer the flightdeck, flybywire, ecam pages etc. Should be amazing to fly on a PC. I think the aibus flys by computers so should suite being simulated on a computer. I can't wait for FSLABS 320. Although It would be the news of the century if PMDG said they were doing an airbus as I believe PMDG are the best in the business and have proved with their 737 that no one can come close to their level of detail.

 

Cheers

 

Neil

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That's the reason why I'd like to finally see an NGX-quality A319/320 for FSX. Not many 737NG's around here in Europe except for the massive number Ryanair contributes. :wacko:.

Not that I particularly dislike Airbus, but it kind of bugs me that there is a trend with European airlines to skip Boeing on fleet renewals and go for A319/320's instead, even if the respective airline used to operate NG's before. See EasyJet or Germania.

 

Kind of an Airbus monoculture coming up here in the old world :(

 

 

 

I'm not arguing against a used cockpit, I'm arguing against having to fly a run-down trashcan :lol:

 

:) At least there are no used condoms and half smoked spliffs layin' around :) :)

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PMDG's 737NGX is the perfect combination of everything for me. The system simulation is fantastic, the panel and virtual cockpit texturing splendid, the 3D model looks great and the 737 series is one of my favorite aircraft types. It simply the look of it and the routes it's used on. Too bad a big German carrier doesn't operate them :wink:.

 

I'd go crazy (don't take this too serious) if PMDG would announce a 300/400/500 version in the works, but this is impossible :smile:.

 

By the way I am not too keen on the 777 for example. It's going to be marvellous for sure but it simply doesn't attract me too much.

 

There is a 737 Classic being done by Enigma Simulations, and honestly, it looks slightly superior to the PMDG 737NG. Here's the link to the previews: http://www.enigmasim.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1055&st=0

 

They say they'll be doing a separate virtual cockpit for each livery, for ultimate realism. Visually, they're supposedly going to have each rivet in the correct spot, and other such details. I think what you people fail to do is check for little hole-in-the-wall developers such as Majestic. EnigmaSim, Leonardo, and others. They often make the best addons.

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