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JaneRachel

beta notes: You don't have time to fly longhaul? think again!

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Guys,

 

One of the features that really impresses me with this aircraft is a feature in FSX that I have never seen before. It means you can SAFELY do a longhaul in a little over an hour! seriously!

 

Yes, we have all used time acceleration, only to regret it as the whole sim goes pear shaped! The 777 has an intelligent, auto acceleration feature built in, should you wish to speed up your flight!

 

Right clicking the CHR button on the clock by default engages a new automatic time compression mode that PMDG have developed. This mode intelligently accelerates time along the straight line segments of the route up to a maximum level that can be set in the SIMULATION options menu in the FMC. The feature will slow time down at turns, step climbs, level offs etc and is also capable of detecting wind, pressure, or temperature shifts that could upset the aircraft while it's flying accelerated. If these happen, it slows to 1x, recovers and then accelerates again. This mode works extremely well in our testing so far and allows you to complete the longest 200LR flights that exist like KATL-FAOR in just an hour or two. You can turn the mode off by left clicking the CHR button.

 

Yes really, I am not kidding!

 

JaneRachel Whittaker

 

 

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I don't think we can use that feature in my VA - you have points deducted for changing speed - but then again will PMDG T7 "fool" my VA, if its a new way of doing it??

 

Denis Brown  :rolleyes:   :huh:

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Unbelievable!!!  I wasn't sure I'd get this plane as I don't do long haul and have no real desire to(at least not yet anyway).  But, now, this changes everything.  Crap!  Time to get the credit card ready again.  LOL :)

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Wow, the features do not stop coming.

 

Truly mind blowing what they kept secret from us.  I'm very pleased though.  It's like we have something EVEN MORE AWESOME to wait for.  I think I just came.  

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Incredible, although my VA will not allow time compression, so for me, real time only :)

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I think I can hear a few developers talking about what they're adding to their next product... LOL.

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Against me to use time compression, but perhaps this idea should be submitted for real world testing!  Rival the concorde speeds of before.  :lol:

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Yup, a lot of VA's don't allow time compression and I'm fairly certain it would be detected by all the various tracking softwares in use.

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Yup, a lot of VA's don't allow time compression and I'm fairly certain it would be detected by all the various tracking softwares in use.

 

 

IMO, most VA's have stupid rules.

 

But I'll definitely use this feature. Real-life doesn't really give me 10-14 continuous hours of free time. Amazing that it'll slow down at appropriate times and then go back.

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Very cool feature for those that want to experience all the fun parts of the long haul with out the long haul!

 

Nice, thanks for sharing.

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Definitely not: The CS version features a weather radar!   :LMAO:

:LMAO:  :LMAO:  :LMAO:

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Could be a useful feature for some. I occasionally use a bit of time compression if I am trying to 'adjust my arrival time' at an airport. Generally not online though.

 

Of course for those big serious flights on Vatsim, it's all 1x real time stuff.

I'm not in a VA, but even still, time compressing on Vatsim and sailing through other traffic at RVSM flight levels at Mach 10 isn't so good for TCAS. Theirs or mine.

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The time compression feature is epic. I get very bored with more than an hour in the cruise. With this I can do any flight in the world in that time!

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Just to add a little to what JR said, I did YSSY-CYVR last and night, and even with me taxing to and from the gates, and doing the climb and descent in real time, I was able to complete the flight in a little over 2 hours. Real world ACA34 flight took 13:51 today.

 

Despite not being able to fly her until I got off work last yesterday, and having to go to bed for work this morning, I still put ~13,500nm (great circle distance) in flights on her. KLAX-KSFO-PHNL-YSSY-CYVR all in one night thanks to this fantastic feature.

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Yea, I definetly do not understand VAs. All the rules just sound like a hassle. I do like to keep it as real as possible but keep it reasonable as I'm not getting paid to fly.

 

I love it when I'm on VATSIM and I use a popular airline's call sign and ill get a pm from someone in the VA that simulates that airline and they just assume I'm one of them. They'll try to talk VA lingo with me knowing full well I'm not in their system and therefore not a part of their VA. They think its a sly way of asking me why I'm infringing on their call sign. This has happened twice with the same VA. not a good way to recruit Lol.

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Righht. I've heard it has a button which turns it into a flying pig.

 

 

Why is this not a feature? Why would PMDG build an aircraft being 'realistic as possible' and then add something that allows you to fly 16x reality.

 

I don't believe that, but if it really is a feature, that is lame.

I don't see anywhere where it says you have to use it, so I don't see what your problem is…

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