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The MD-11 is my favourite PMDG simulation, and certainly the most interesting plane so far...

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The audio, systems and external visual model is still top of the line. I know PMDG has said that the MD-11 is EOL, but everything changes, even Prepar3d support is coming for a few other models. A compability update to Prepar3d v2 and a touch-up of the virtual cockpit would be my biggest wish for the FS-scene. Although i'm not working with financials at PMDG, I think it could be an idea to make this the first PMDG Prepar3d product, to get some extra sales on this great simulation... Just my two cents.

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PMDG have said numerous times: no more MD-11.

 

They are in bed too tightly with Boeing to do this unfortunately. The 747 was for FS9, later FSX, and that can somehow be ported in a V2 effort, so not sure why a native FSX product (as the MD-11 is) can't be upgraded/see a service pack.

 

Need to be careful on this topic as it can soon turn ugly, but that is the situation unfortunately. :(

 

Best regards,

Robin.

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MD-11 and MD-10 are Boeing products as of 1997, they still make/convert MD-10's I think, and MD-11 seems popular with freight companies. I don't think there are any conflict there... However I do believe that PMDG could generate some extra income by doing a retouch of the VC and relaunch it as their first Prepar3d v2 product. 

 

I can only speak for myself. The only reason I bought PMDG MD-11 in the first place had to do with the fact that it was the only high-end jetliner for FSX at the time. I had no interest in the MD-11, but it turned out to be the most fun and interesting simulation I ever bought.

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I loved the MD-11, and when I heard PMDG were doing it for FSX, I went crazy.

 

Whilst MD is part of Boeing, Boeing still hate them. It took them this long to finally admit the winglet design MD came out with actually work.

 

MD have a lot of very good ideas, technologically, that Boeing simply will not use. The voice alerting system is one example. The Helios crash wouldn't have happened if Boeing had used the MD alerting system (it says CABIN ALTITUDE, instead of the stupid idea Boeing had of using the gear warning horn!).

 

Where have we seen this before? :P :P :P

http://ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/603-split-scimitar-blended-winglet-in-flight_0.jpg

 

http://www.blogsouthwest.com/wp-content/uploads/files/blusk/winglet_2.jpg

 

In the Boeing/MD merger, the wrong company prevailed. :(

 

Best regards,

Robin.

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I was born & raised 5.7 miles from Boeing Field where my ol' Man was executive manager at the wind tunnel from the late 40's to the mid-90's; running Aero Labs Data Systems.

 

The more I know about Boeing, I just gotta say... The world doesn't revolve around Boeing. And it ain't my first rodeo if you know what I mean.

 

Signed,

 

Diehard, avid, ate-up, knock-down, drag-out MD-11 freak. Oh, and the A340-600, as well. 

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I think the problem for PMDG is that the MD-11 was not a commercial success like the NGX and 777 so they cannot justify putting any resources into it for P3D. 

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I can only say one thing about the PMDG MD-11: it is the easiest plane to hand fly.

I'd love to see it in P3D though I doubt it will ever be the case. 

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They said the legacy products will not be in p3dv2. It really just leaves the MD11 out unfortunatly. The 747 is getting an overhaul, and the 737 models are replaced with NGX. There is just no love for the MD11. 

 

Agreed on a great aircraft. Still fly it even though 777 is out.

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I think the problem for PMDG is that the MD-11 was not a commercial success like the NGX and 777 so they cannot justify putting any resources into it for P3D. 

 

...or maybe a slight vc update and Prepar3d compatibility would give some extra return on the investment already done? The systems, audio, simulations and external model are up to par... 

They said the legacy products will not be in p3dv2. It really just leaves the MD11 out unfortunatly. 

 

They also said they never were going to make their planes for Prepar3d, things can change... 

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I think saying its EOL is a little much. They do still support it, they just aren't going to be developing new patches or packs or updates for it. I didn't fly this plane for a very long time (over 2 years) but have flown it a fair bit in the last month. What a wonderful, wonderful bird.

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I think saying its EOL is a little much. They do still support it, they just aren't going to be developing new patches or packs or updates for it. I didn't fly this plane for a very long time (over 2 years) but have flown it a fair bit in the last month. What a wonderful, wonderful bird.

 

Yes, and compared to the Boeings I find it much more interesting to fly! The Boeings are like Wolksvagen, but flying the MD11 is like being in an exotic Citroën. 

An updated virtual cockpit and Prepar3d v2 support would be fantastic!

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If I remember rightly, a subscriber offered an improved VC but it was turned down. :(

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I have the MD11 And would like to see if anyone could get it to do the bounce on landing. And see what happens.

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The MD-11 and the NGX win alone on cockpit colors. I have flown the CS 752, 762, and 763 and the PMDG 744, 748, and 777. When I fly the latter six aircraft I keep a bucket by the desk in case I puke because the cockpit colors make me sick.

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Indeed the -11 was/is my favorite PMDG product.  Certainly the 777 is a close second, as the -200ER is my favorite commercial aircraft in reality, and we'll see how SP1 does with it.  The -11 was a perfect balance of technology and age in my opinion, performed well in FS (supported FS9 and X, which was a plus for me), was different enough to make for a fun learning curve, and did have some great sounds and environmental feel (I remember hearing those engines start on my bass the first time, goosebumps).  I had been following it since day 1 of its development on the edge of my seat.

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PMDG have said numerous times: no more MD-11.

 

They are in bed too tightly with Boeing to do this unfortunately.

 

I know this is old, but I have to address that comment:

 

1. Boeing bought McDonnell-Douglas and owns the MD-11 program/rights.

2. Our relationship with Boeing does not dictate which products we make.

 

The reason the MD-11 is dead is because it sold a fraction of the number that anything else we've made has. Simple as that unfortunately - I agree that it's a very cool airplane and I wish the market was there for us to do a new version, but it isn't. A few vocal supporters on the forum isn't indicative of the overall market.

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The reason the MD-11 is dead is because it sold a fraction of the number that anything else we've made has.

Possibly the reason was because many would be buyers were intimidated by what they thought was it's complexity. In particular many people are left scratching their head when it comes to the FMS and want no part of it.

 

I would hope that the PMDG MD-11 did not reflect what happened in the RW commercial market. If it did, it is understandable why PMDG is done with it.

 

Thank you.

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if md-11 is dead, please make a real discount on it so that we can buy it while waiting 747 v2  :Nerd:

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I know this is old, but I have to address that comment:

 

1. Boeing bought McDonnell-Douglas and owns the MD-11 program/rights.

2. Our relationship with Boeing does not dictate which products we make.

 

The reason the MD-11 is dead is because it sold a fraction of the number that anything else we've made has. Simple as that unfortunately - I agree that it's a very cool airplane and I wish the market was there for us to do a new version, but it isn't. A few vocal supporters on the forum isn't indicative of the overall market.

Ryan, I liked it so much I bouhgt it for both FS9 and FSX and Bought the AoA training for it too. :-)

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Agreed, I would buy it today for FSX if you made it half price. If sales are so poor and there is no chance of additional development why would you not do that?

 

Rodney Hudlow

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