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amanda lovatt

Best 777 Aircraft/VC?

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Hello.

 

I'm looking foward to download a free-ware 777 aircraft that has a fully functional virtual-cockpit/FMC. OpenSky project for what I remember doesn't have the entire VC working (all buttons and stuff), CaptainSim is very heavy for my machine as well as PMDG.

 

Any suggestions?

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You wont find what you're looking for freeware. POSKY is the best you got, but as you say it doesn't meet your needs. 

The PMDG will be the best, most functional, visually pleasing, and performance optimised. But its also likely going to be the most expensive.  There is a really old 777 from Wilco, but I haven't heard good things about it.

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You wont find what you're looking for freeware. POSKY is the best you got, but as you say it doesn't meet your needs. 

The PMDG will be the best, most functional, visually pleasing, and performance optimised. But its also likely going to be the most expensive.  There is a really old 777 from Wilco, but I haven't heard good things about it.

 

Don't recommend the Wilco one as it wasn't meant to truly simulate the 777. First off we need to know are we talking FS9 or FSX here. For FS9 Posky has a great version with an outstanding VC but it's very basic in terms of avionics. There's a mod for it that give your better displays and a feature to open the various doors on the plane. Currently the best for FS9 at this point is PSS's (Just Flight) 777. The VC is decent but the external visual model to me is wrong on so many levels.

 

For FSX hands down is the upcoming PMDG version. There's nothing more to be said on that...

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The Posky 777 can be equipped in FSX with the GREAT  777 panel by Greg Wilson which you can download here:

http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=jb777panel_rel_1_032.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

It is very COMPLETE and has an FMC and WELL working LNAV, VNAV , FLCH etc functions.
The flightplan is default Fsx though.

 

You can find 777's which are directly equipped with this panel (and vc) here:

http://simviation.com/1/search?submit=1&keywords=777&x=5&y=7

 

(The 777-300ER of AA (NC) is on the second page)

 

To make the scratchpad of the Fmc work for those 777 , consult the readme file of the original panel (above) or also  this thread:

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/394436-how-to-install-vc-textures-in-posky-777-in-fsx/#entry2548515

 

This combination gives a great (and free) 777 for FSX !  :smile:

 

Guy

 

 

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You wont find what you're looking for freeware. POSKY is the best you got, but as you say it doesn't meet your needs. 

The PMDG will be the best, most functional, visually pleasing, and performance optimised. But its also likely going to be the most expensive.  There is a really old 777 from Wilco, but I haven't heard good things about it.

 

Judging from their products which I own, yes, I agree. 

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The Posky 777 can be equipped in FSX with the GREAT  777 panel by Greg Wilson which you can download here:

 

Does Greg's panel work in FS9. I'd love to get those gauges in my FS9 777 VC.

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Dillon, on 18 Jul 2013 - 3:23 PM, said:

 

Does Greg's panel work in FS9. I'd love to get those gauges in my FS9 777 VC.

From the Readme file that comes with the panel:

 

"This panel is for FSX SP2 and FSX ACCELERATION ONLY."

 

This freeware panel is EXCEPTIONAL. All the elements are there, even the electronic checklist ! :smile:

 

Guy

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Dillon if you are using FS9 I highly recommend the PSS777 package now rebadged as bBS (blackboxsimulations). It is an excellent and realistic model, very HD looking too with an awesome FMC like the real thing. I think I changed the engine sounds on mine. I can't remember.

I must say the PMDG have superior engine and cockpit sounds. Flying the 747, before even the NGX, has an awesome realistic sound set.

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Well since the PMDG 777 isn't going to be released until 4087, I would day go for the posky. It has great wing flex!

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Dillon if you are using FS9 I highly recommend the PSS777 package now rebadged as bBS (blackboxsimulations). It is an excellent and realistic model, very HD looking too with an awesome FMC like the real thing. I think I changed the engine sounds on mine. I can't remember.

I must say the PMDG have superior engine and cockpit sounds. Flying the 747, before even the NGX, has an awesome realistic sound set.

 

Already own the PSS777 (bought it when it first came out). I hate the external model but can deal with the VC. Posky's version looks so much better both inside and out. Concerning the PMDG 747 sound set we lobbied PMDG to upgrade the original one around the time if was first released for FS9. Level-D's 767 raised the bar so high with theirs we couldn't have the 744's sounds sounding as if one was sitting over the engines which was the standard of sounds sets at the time. Level-D was the first one to create what a true airliner cockpit sounds like. Many still miss it to this very day.

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Already own the PSS777 (bought it when it first came out). I hate the external model but can deal with the VC. Posky's version looks so much better both inside and out. Concerning the PMDG 747 sound set we lobbied PMDG to upgrade the original one around the time if was first released for FS9. Level-D's 767 raised the bar so high with theirs we couldn't have the 744's sounds sounding as if one was sitting over the engines which was the standard of sounds sets at the time. Level-D was the first one to create what a true airliner cockpit sounds like. Many still miss it to this very day.

Yes I have the Level D for both FSX and FS9. The sound is the best.

 

The model on the PSS looks pretty decent. I don't go for looks, it is how it flies. And it flies realistically, considering I have been on the FD of the 773s Trent800s quite a few times.

 

The sound set on the NGX certainly sounds very good as does the FSX 744 PMDG. But the NGX is probably the best so far, apart from Level D.

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