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No 767? :(

 

Anyways, the market needs a good A330/40

 

I stood inside an A330-300 cockpit today while giving the captain his loadsheet.

I gotta say...that flightdeck is cool at night with all the panels lit up.

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What happened to the Boeing 757 or the 767 series. I want to see both in PMDG form.

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What happened to the Boeing 757 or the 767 series. I want to see both in PMDG form.

 

You never will. They have said no to both multiple times.

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They haven't said they never will do them. They said Level-D was working them, so they left it alone. That was a couple of years ago. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised, if the 757/767 family was the next project after 747. They can even reuse 777 technology in 764.

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They haven't said they never will do them. They said Level-D was working them, so they left it alone. That was a couple of years ago.

 

I wouldn't be surprised, if the 757/767 family was the next project after 747. They can even reuse 777 technology in 764.

Yes, they did say a definite no, and recently.

Do a search you'll find it.

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Yes, they did say a definite no, and recently.

 

Quote.

 

 

 


Do a search you'll find it.

 

You are telling me someone from PMDG said they are never ever getting back together.... sorry, that's a song. That they are never ever making a 757 or a 767, like ever. 

I call BS. You give me a quote. I say there is none.

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First choice PMDG rendition would be the 787 8/9/10, but I realize that this kind of project may just require a 64 bit platform to keep the OOM's away. Maybe P3D will allow for such a thing sometime.

 

An A350 would be a nice second choice which may also need a 64 bit platform.

 

Either of these would have to be missing functioning systems like EFB w/ on-board performance tool, electronic circuit breakers, SATCOM, and other advanced avionics, unless we had a 64 bit platform of course.

 

Until then I look forward to the 777 SP1 and the upcoming new 747 project.

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Yeah they did say no. So what after the 747? Not to sound impatient or anything, but I can't imagine what would be next. 

 

Have they shot down the idea of an airbus?

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Why yes. It was last November - more recent that I imagined, here you were right.

 

But then there is this:

 

 

 


Our next product is the 747-400v2. We have no plans currently to make a 767/757.

 

They did not have plans at that time. Things change. They may be considering it even right now, let alone in future.

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They'll do the 757 right after LevelD releases theirs in 2000 infinite.

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Yeah they did say no. So what after the 747? Not to sound impatient or anything, but I can't imagine what would be next. 

 

Have they shot down the idea of an airbus?

 

Next release after the 744 should be the DC-6, followed by some expansion packs for the NGX, 777 and 744. What happens after that, no one knows. Probably another classic line product- something like a DC-3 or DC-10  :Praying:

 

They haven't exactly ruled out an Airbus, it's just that the PMDG developers that work in real aviation jobs usually work around Boeings. I personally would LOVE an A330 or A380 from them...

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I don't want another Boeing. Boeing is fairly well represented on the virtual "fleet". In any case, I'd want a good old-school 707, but that's challenging for the simmer because it demands his constant attention throughout the whole flight (no LNAV/VNAV and no FMC). I see people today want an airliner that at least has an FMC and LNAV capability.

 

Also, I don't want an A350, A380 or a B787. Those planes are too new and too "unknown" to the aviation industry. For example, finding a 787 pilot to test the software is a hell of a lot more difficult than finding a 747 pilot, not to mention finding a 350 pilot...

 

Being objective, the flight sim community needs a PMDG-level Airbus. My order of preference is: 320, 330 and lastly 340. But, since I'm not objective, I'd like an early EFIS aircraft such as the MD-80 (there's an MD-80 by LeonardoSH, but that's aging) or the A-300/310. The 757 will be released by Level-D (many people think that's not gonna happen, I've seen them stating and restating that their 757 will fly, I believe them).

 

A good russian aircraft could be interesting, something like a Tu-204. I understand there are a lot of drawbacks, an important one the difficulty of finding documentation in English since everything would be in Russian.

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i hope what ever comes after 747v2,  i ll be something classic, not like dc3 something like 747 classic or a  dc-10 or even a remade of md11.

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For me it's a no brainer - DC3 all the way!  B) However, I'd also love to see the A330/340 being developed by PMDG one day, even though I know that it's highly unlikely. 

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Yeah, there are 3 key aircraft in the history of aviation, all 3 of them in urgent need of a serious flightsim version:

 

- Wright Flyer

 

- Douglas DC-3 / C-47

 

- Boeing 747-100

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we all must remember that no "new/next" project is going to happen for a long time yet, so the A350 will likely be kind of old before one of these new projects can be started anyway. Still way too much to be done with the 747-400 v2, and that vintage project, not to mention the 773. "Down the road" applies big time here plus a lot can change between now and then.

 

I just sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

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747-100 sounds nice. Also A310 and DC-10.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing a proper 757/767 as well. LevelD is old and looks like a toy while CS didn't quite get those right, did they? :P

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Assuming the DC-3 is a given after the DC-6;

 

CV-340/440

 

Evolution of the -6 into a -7C would be cool too.

 

Dreams are free...

 

No surprise that I voted opposite to the masses on all four options in the poll.

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PMDG already said (somewhere) they wouldn't do the Airbus A320, as FlightSim Labs are currently developing one following their Concorde, and since Lefeteris (insert greek last name) used to be a PMDG guy, its level of accuracy will be pretty high.

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Many of you forget that PMDG has not finished their turboprop game. 

The Dash 8 was just put aside to make time for these projects, I hope they could find the time to make an ATR sometime in the future. 

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