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i own every pmdg fsx product and i recently aquired the 777 fantastic plane she is now doubt about that, but something always keeps pulling me back to the md11 maybe because its pretty much one of a kind

and i would just like to take 2 minutes out of my time to say thank you pmdg for a fantastic product i know it was not one of your greatest sellers we're all aware of that but thanks for taking the risk/plunge into making the fine aircraft.

 

 

 

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Ever since I watched the ITVV MD-11 DVD I wanted this aircraft.  It's still my all time favourite.

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You are right! Md11 is my preferred a/c, more than NGX.

 

Here's how it usually goes for me...... 

I feel like flying the NGX. 

I load up the weather engine and go out for a smoke while it's loading.

Come back in, open up FSX and pick the MD-11 instead of the NGX.

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flying manual circuits at LOWI in the MD-11 in rough REX weather.. using VOR of course... never get tired of that..

 

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flying manual circuits at LOWI in the MD-11 in rough REX weather.. using VOR of course... never get tired of that..

 

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No VOR at or near LOWI, Russell!   :P

 

And I concur with Paul: The T7 has revitalized my MD11 flying as well.

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No VOR at or near LOWI, Russell! :P

 

And I concur with Paul: The T7 has revitalized my MD11 flying as well.

lol i mean nav by nav as gen statement flying the md11 rather than fms and what about the offset ILS beacon fkr? what have i been tuning the radio too all this time?! :0

 

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offset ils 08 approach? dang tablet keyboard...

 

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The T7 has revitalized my MD11 flying as well.

 

It's about time you joined the MD Club Ollie :lol:

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Expectations about the T7 were high and even if they were all right we realized it is nothing more than a new NGX quality plane. MD11 has something more, something peculiar that makes me forgive its lower quality VC.

 

 

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(...) 

 

Judging from the claim in your sig, Chris: You DID notice my temporary sig claim, didn't you? ("FSX - legal entertainment for consumers like me!")   :ph34r:

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For the last year, I've said a few times that I felt that the Aerosoft Airbus X Extended was my favourite all time airliner ever released for any FS platform;   but I think on balance, the MD-11 would possibly slightly win on reflection, especially when you consider it's been out 5 years and is still so fun, challenging and convincing to fly.  :cool:

 

When I was deeply into P3D2 a week ago, I started craving for the NGX in FSX, so I re-installed FSX but guess what airliner I've been flying most since doing so;    Yep, that ol' three pot!   :smile:

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The MD11 is the only PMDG plane I fly regularly; I have the 747 but only use the F and I really like the 1900D/C as well.

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Hi,

 

I also love this plane, though it is a few years old.

I last flew a nice approach at EDDF with the freighter -version during a grey cloudy weather condition in the afternoon, making the approach spectacular!

 

But there are some probs with the MD-11 as with the 747. 747 has S-turns problems because of FSUIPC, the MD-11 on the other hand has problems with the autobrake after landing

that does not disengage although I disarmed it.

 

For the 747, I know how to tweak FSUIPC, but for the MD-11 I cannot find a way to get rid of this hickup.

 

So when I land, the autobrake engages, makes me come to a complete stop. Then I have to set the Parking Brake, then press brake to disengage, and when I start taxiing to

the gate/cargo Ramp, the airplane suddenly does not brake anymore - (not even with keybord commands). Someone said to delete FSUIPC.ini. But it is obvious that this will come up again.

 

Does anybody know how to overcome this braking problem ? Possibly/ highly likely caused by FSUIPC? I did not even changed my controls in FSUIPC, I do not even use it.

 

Thanks in advance, I really adore this airplane > just as the DC-10, as I hope some professional developer will make one someday!

 

 

Peter

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@Peter full reverse, manual braking eventually... It's not a big issue. I do not know alternative methods. No autobraking.

 

 

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I enjoy the MD 11 as well.It's my preffeed plane. What I don't understand is that if we love it so much why didn't it do "good sales" . Good enough to convince PMDG to do a v2.

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Yes,

 

I did a nice flight with the FedEx livery, short hop from England to Germany. Love it!

 

However, I noticed I have to plan my descent and approach very carefully. I often had the situation that the airplane was too high, passing the G/S magenta too high.  

 

Is it normal that the MD-11 does require a better attention during the descent and approach phase than the 737's do? I know this airplane is heavier, but the FMC does let me reach the approach altitude JUST-IN-TIME I noticed, so I have to arm the approach in the MD-11 way ahead before the initial approach phase kicks in.

 

Perhaps this is also the cause that this airplane is more automated than the 737. As for the 737 (and even 747) I often use the heading bug to make the localizer capture, in the MD-11 I let the FMC manage this.

 

Too conclude what I said previously, I noticed I am a bit more lazy (as for the activities) in the MD-11 than in the 737 or the 747 and even the 777. I am using more of the automation in the MD-11 than in the other planes I mentioned, does anybody feel the same?

 

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I noticed I am a bit more lazy (as for the activities) in the MD-11 than in the 737 or the 747 and even the 777. I am using more of the automation in the MD-11 than in the other planes I mentioned, does anybody feel the same?

 

Yes, kind of.      I think for me it is because the MD-11 lends itself well to automated flight and most SOPs for the MD-11 have an early AP engagement, and a late disconnect (watch the ITVV MD-11 film).     I tend to engage AP more or less straight away in the MD-11, although I do enjoy a fully hands on manual approach sometimes.    but in this bird I prefer low viz, bad weather and enjoying the automation.

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I prefer the MD-11 over the NGX and the 777. The 777 is REALLY nice but it isn't anything special or out of the norm. The MD-11 is a breath of fresh air and very different to anything else out there. While the NGX and 777 may be more popular, I think over time people will appreciate the MD-11 when they get bored of the Boeings.

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Peter, the MD-11 is a lot easier to handle in the descent if you enter forecast winds for the way down. It is particularly difficult to keep on profile with a tailwind obviously...

 

plug in the forecasts early on and the tod position is earlier...

 

I always get to see when I forgot to enter the forecasts... I end up high and too fast...

 

There is definitely something special about the DC10/MD11 series of aircraft... I still love to see them thundering down on takeoff at Frankfurt...

 

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It's a special bird.  The NGX and 777 are popular probably for a good chunk of people out there aspiring to be ATP pilots.  The MD-11 just look good and fly nice, plus there is something to it.  It's also kinda strange for PMDG to continue support for the JS4100 in P3D v2, a plane that does not fly in real world anymore, and chose to not bringing the MD-11 forward.  I still do not understand this.  Perhaps the systems in the MD-11 is far more complex to port forward?  I probably will never leave FSX because of this bird.

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I prefer the MD-11 over the NGX and the 777. The 777 is REALLY nice but it isn't anything special or out of the norm. The MD-11 is a breath of fresh air and very different to anything else out there. While the NGX and 777 may be more popular, I think over time people will appreciate the MD-11 when they get bored of the Boeings.

 

Agreed       - a cult classic eh?  :smile:

It's also kinda strange for PMDG to continue support for the JS4100 in P3D v2, a plane that does not fly in real world anymore.

 

Oh yes it does!  Maybe not in the US, but there are many Jetstream 41s flying around the world;   Eastern Airways have 3 based at EGNT that fly day in day out.

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Oh yes it does!  Maybe not in the US, but there are many Jetstream 41s flying around the world;   Eastern Airways have 3 based at EGNT that fly day in day out.

I stand corrected.  However the MD-11s are still flying also and as the JS4100 are not produced anymore.  If nothing else, I would like PMDG to continue to support this bird in P3D v2, I can live with the VC as is.

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