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June 12 (June 12, 1994 - First Flight) is my guess..why..Boeing 777-200 was released on that date. For fun..that is my guess either June 7( Introduced)  or June 12.

 

No crying when its going to be released here..I am patiently waiting. I like the attention to detail and any good pilot would respect their decison to strive for perfection.

 

I think we forget we dont get paid to do this..this is at our own will and PMDG has every right to keep us in the dark until they are good and ready.

 

The teasing pics are great..keeps me thinking of what my first flight will be.

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My guess on the release date is when Robert clicks the button to release it :lol:

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My guess on the release date is when Robert clicks the button to release it :lol:

lol

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I work at Boeing on the 787. We all know how it's been plagued with delays. Can you imagine if Boeing told ANA, Air India, JAL, or the other airlines lining up to place orders for new 787-8's, "we can't project a delivery date. You'll get your planes when they're ready". No airline would sign up. Instead, businesses set targets and work feverishly to meet that goal. Yes in business, release or delivery dates are often missed, but this doesn't mean you shouldn't work toward a goal. Also, setting a goal does note mean compromising the quality of your product. It's the same as any other endeavor you undertake in life. You set a goal and work to meet it.

 

PMDG makes great products. That's not in question. But what I'm saying is the truth, and the fact that PMDG makes great sims doesn't change that.

You work at Boeing on the 787? How many customers canceled when it wasn't rolled out for service in 2008? I guess PMDG should just set a date and blow by it . Customers are impatient enough but adding a date would then blow up in their face when it passed. They aren't losing customers the way they do it. Other developers release with not enough testing and run into a lot of problems. those developers will lose more customers for a buggy product than PMDG will for not having a release date.PMDG customers are happy when their products are finally released. Other developers lose customers and their customers are skeptical on purchasing a new product when it's released because they fear the same poor results. That doesn't happen here. Just lots ( really not many, just loudest) of people claim they won't buy it because it's been too long but are the first to get it when it's released.

 

 

 

BTW, my guess ( more of a hope than a guess) is this coming weekend. If that passes then the next and so on. lol

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I hope its before sept 17th because it'll be hard to choose between it and GTAV

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I hope its before sept 17th because it'll be hard to choose between it and GTAV

 

GTA's perfect for inflight  B)

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GTA's perfect for inflight B)

true I keep forgetting that its only gonna be on PS3 and Xbox for awhile so once I get my 777 at cruise I'll pop the Gta disk in the PS3

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true I keep forgetting that its only gonna be on PS3 and Xbox for awhile so once I get my 777 at cruise I'll pop the Gta disk in the PS3

Hahahaha, ROFL XD.

 

Me too here. Flying the B777 will not be a short haul for sure. Will need to kill the time with some air combat in GTAV, flying between the windmills in a lockheed constellation or whatsoever!

 

Or some kind of Antonov Cargo plane, from what I saw in some of these trailers they published on YT.

 

We should wait and see. I am pretty sure PMDG will give us a nice treat by releasing this bird. As we do not want same occurences as with the CS model, we should be patient. It is beneficial to us all if we do that.

 

For now, let's fly let's fly with the 737 NGX. MMMM.....LOVE IT!

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BTW, my guess ( more of a hope than a guess) is this coming weekend. If that passes then the next and so on. lol

This weekend is Memorial Day. Major summer holiday, along with July 4 and Labor Day at the end of summer. Not happening this weekend.

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Can you imagine if Boeing told ANA, Air India, JAL, or the other airlines lining up to place orders for new 787-8's, "we can't project a delivery date. You'll get your planes when they're ready". No airline would sign up.

 

What a silly analogy.

 

Airlines use these planes for commercial purposes and need to know dates so they can plan their finances and budgets as well as schedules well ahead.

 

We cannot use the PMDG aircraft for commercial purposes, but only entertainment, so we have absolutley no critical need for these dates, and to compare it to the financial investment and planning that goes into an airliner purchase is rather silly.

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GTA's perfect for inflight  B)

My hearts gonna skip a few dozen beats when that's released! :P

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My hearts gonna skip a few dozen beats when that's released! :P

Better not, would be unfortunate.

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My hearts gonna skip a few dozen beats when that's released! :P

 

 

Better not, would be unfortunate.
Agreed! You'd flunk your Medical! :lol:

Sent from my Sony Xperia TL

 

 

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What a silly analogy.

 

Airlines use these planes for commercial purposes and need to know dates so they can plan their finances and budgets as well as schedules well ahead.

 

We cannot use the PMDG aircraft for commercial purposes, but only entertainment, so we have absolutley no critical need for these dates, and to compare it to the financial investment and planning that goes into an airliner purchase is rather silly.

Customer: Hey Starbucks guy, when will my mocha be ready?

 

Starbucks guy: Can't say. It'll be ready when it's ready.

 

Is that better for you? Does that situation seem any more likely? The fact that you don't see that my analogy can be applied to pretty much all business transactions is in fact what's silly.

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June 12 (June 12, 1994 - First Flight) is my guess..why..Boeing 777-200 was released on that date. For fun..that is my guess either June 7( Introduced)  or June 12.

 

No crying when its going to be released here..I am patiently waiting. I like the attention to detail and any good pilot would respect their decison to strive for perfection.

 

I think we forget we dont get paid to do this..this is at our own will and PMDG has every right to keep us in the dark until they are good and ready.

 

The teasing pics are great..keeps me thinking of what my first flight will be.

 

I think so..

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Customer: Hey Starbucks guy, when will my mocha be ready?

 

Starbucks guy: Can't say. It'll be ready when it's ready.

 

Is that better for you? Does that situation seem any more likely? The fact that you don't see that my analogy can be applied to pretty much all business transactions is in fact what's silly.

 

Poor analogy.  Have you already paid for your mocha?  Then you have a right to ask.

 

Have you already paid for the PMDG 777?

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80 bucks is fine, July 4th would not be ideal.  Hopefully sooner.

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PMDG have suddenly gone quiet..I don't think before the end of month anymore..

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I Have a feeling they will announce it tomorrow (24 MAY) and release on the 31st. A quiet like this usually means a shift in focus, and three days of it after daily updates hopefully is a good sign.
 

 


This weekend is Memorial Day. Major summer holiday, along with July 4 and Labor Day at the end of summer. Not happening this weekend.

 

Those are US holidays not world wide. so I don't think they are worrying about that.

 

 

Russell H.

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sandazzo sir said "it will be in weeks" At fancon on May4. Definitely in june mid or at end of June. But for the past few days there are no livery previews at all. I think fsx itself is waiting and praying to test the 777.

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Those are US holidays not world wide. so I don't think they are worrying about that.

Yes but PMDG is american. Would you release your new highly anticipated product right before your summer vacation?

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Yes but PMDG is american. Would you release your new highly anticipated product right before your summer vacation?

 

Actually, PMDG is spread over the world if I'm not correct. 

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Yes I'm aware of that but Rob is American and the company is American. Regardless it didn't come out this weekend and wouldn't have.

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Yea I would imagine that the US based guys are probably on a short vacation or something. 

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