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I have a few questions about "upcoming" PMDG items...

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Howdy! My name is James and have been a long time follower of PMDG but I have a few questions about products that have seem to fallen off the radar. I just wanted to know if they will be done or if it will be that they will never be done...

 

Anyways...

 

Dash-8? This pretty much not going to be a reality?

 

737-700ER/900ER? I know this was supposed to be released after the -600/-700 models but haven't heard about them since I would love to see these come to reality but again, I am not you guys and don't know what is best for your company.

 

DC-6.... Yea, I am big radial head. This going to be a reality or wont be coming out at all?

 

777-200's and -300's with the different engine options. I know this is a little more current but I was wondering if you will do these models or not. I understand if you don't because it is easier to stick with the LR since it is only 1 engine option to deal with.

 

I just want straight answers if possible. I can understand if you don't do these because know more than I will ever know. I just would like to know if these will ever happen. That's all. I wish you all a blessed day and thank you for producing these great products for us to use in our sim!

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Dash-8? This pretty much not going to be a reality?

 

I'm beginning to have very large doubts about this.

 

 

 


737-700ER/900ER? I know this was supposed to be released after the -600/-700 models but haven't heard about them since I would love to see these come to reality but again, I am not you guys and don't know what is best for your company.

 

Haven't heard anything about it lately, but I imagine they'll say something in tandem with rolling out SP2.

 

 

 


DC-6.... Yea, I am big radial head. This going to be a reality or wont be coming out at all?

 

The owner being a radial fan, himself, I'm pretty sure this one will be out at some point.  Keep in mind, though, that this was meant as a side project for team members to work on when in between other projects.

 

 

 


777-200's and -300's with the different engine options. I know this is a little more current but I was wondering if you will do these models or not. I understand if you don't because it is easier to stick with the LR since it is only 1 engine option to deal with.

 

Not sure.  I'm sure they'll say more when SP1 and the -300ER come out.

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With Majestic doing the 100/300 after the other versions of the 400 what would be the point in PMDG doing it.

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777-200's and -300's with the different engine options. I know this is a little more current but I was wondering if you will do these models or not. I understand if you don't because it is easier to stick with the LR since it is only 1 engine option to deal with.

 

I believe the 200LR/F and the 300ER only have the GE90. Others engines are only used on the other 777 types, so unless they would do a -200ER expansion the chance to see other engines in the current/upcoming 777 is highly unlikely.

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PMDG team,

 

Are there any updates you can provide on the DC-6, other than "it will be done when it is done"? Is there any way to elevate it from a pet project and get it to customers sooner?

 

Pete

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Is there any way to elevate it from a pet project and get it to customers sooner?

 

I suppose a sizeable donation could speed things up.

As it is, the DC-6, sadly, has nowhere near the commercial potential of 777, 747 etc. which are some of the most iconic jets ever built. Business-wise it would not be a wise decision to push the project forward.

 

 

Oh and btw. props to the OP for a great example of how it should be done. The post shows that he had done research, he is up to date with what we know, and he asks specific questions, while acknowledgeing his understanding of possible answers. And name is signed.

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Is there any way to elevate it from a pet project and get it to customers sooner?

 

I doubt it.  As mentioned, it's a project that's meant to be addressed in developer down time.  It's simply not in enough demand to truly move resources to it as a full-time project.

 

 

 


Oh and btw. props to the OP for a great example of how it should be done. The post shows that he had done research, he is up to date with what we know, and he asks specific questions, while acknowledgeing his understanding of possible answers. And name is signed.

 

Agreed.

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Was hoping for updates on the BBJ series and ER's but hey just fly the 737 with 10pax that should simulate a BBJ.[emoji12]

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Thanks guys. Sorry for the very poor English/Grammar/etc. I just want to know and sometimes a straight No is better than a maybe.

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What do you guys mean with being a "radial fan"? Radial as in VOR radials? As in "no magenta lines"?

 

If that's the case, yeah, I too wish a top-level "pure-IFR" airliner, I'd love something like a DC-8, DC-9 or DC-10, 707 or 727...

 

That or a DC-3. But why a DC-6? Isn't the DC-3 a more "iconic" airliner? If it's because of the tricycle landing gear, then why not a Super Constellation instead of a DC-6?

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What do you guys mean with being a "radial fan"? Radial as in VOR radials? As in "no magenta lines"?

 

"Radial" as in "radial" (piston) engines[emoji3]

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"Radial" as in "radial" (piston) engines[emoji3]

 

Ahhh right! Should've figured it out myself

 

As I said, piston engines: Super Constellation b)

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The intro manual provides more explanation on the 777 line up from PMDG... "Over the next few months we intend to expand your 777 fleet by adding the 777-300ER, the 777-200ER and possibly a few others". Which I guess will be the 777-200A if there is enough community interest.

 

 

Dash8 - Majestic have this in the bag I think

 

 

- 737ER To be honest, PMDG said they want to focus on aircraft that you can see at your local international airport. I don't see many 737-700/900er in service (especcially in Europe) so I don't think it would be a fruitful endeavour.

 

 

DC6 - From the last update it looked pretty far ahead, so I wouldn't imagine it being cancelled completely.

 

Alex

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The -900ER is very popular in the US. Alaska, United and Delta are all using them in large numbers. There would be a lot of intrest in them. PMDG has not said anything in a long time about the ER models. I hate the way they dribble out info every once in a while and it is usually just about one product. Yet Orbx who has far more products under development releases frequent updates and more importantly, product road maps. John understands (even though he is very busy, yet still makes time) in keeping the most important people, the ones giving him money, informed about their products.

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I just want a honest answer. Ill be honest, im "new" the forum but I also know im not PMDG. I just want some info.

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I don't really understand why people would be asking for a 737-900ER. I mean, come on, we already have a top-notch 737 NG, whether it is a 600 or 800 or 900ER, who cares? If it's only for the exterior model I reserve my comment... If it's for the larger range, get a long-haul aircraft... I don't know... A 900ER would be the last thing I'd ask for.

 

In fact, I have the 777 and I'm very excited about the SP1, but I'm not excited at all about the -300ER expansion and I won't buy it, what's the point? A larger aircraft that handles worse on the ground, adds some cameras and has some very minor differences and that's it...

 

First I'd ask for a completely different aircraft, something that has no representation on FSX, a good MD-80 for instance, a good Airbus A300/310, a good Boeing 747-100 or Douglas DC-3 or a Comet, a Super Constellation, a Tristar, a Trident, a DC-9... But not another 737 d'uh...

 

I'm adding a smiley here at the end to show that I'm actually a friendly guy: :)

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Ummm, there is a fantastic DC-9 out on the market. Check out the Coolsky DC-9-30. 

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And a couple of good MD80s, the LSH and the Coolsky versions are very good. Would love to see a true classic 747 though.

 

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Ummm, there is a fantastic DC-9 out on the market. Check out the Coolsky DC-9-30. 

 

Many thanks, I'll check it out!

 

PS: Not even my final friendly smiley did save me from the "dislikes"... Oh well... :D

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I don't really understand why people would be asking for a 737-900ER.

 

Because the 900ER is replacing the aging 757 in some major airline fleets.

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Because the 900ER is replacing the aging 757 in some major airline fleets.

 

Very true.  Unfortunate, but true.

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Oh and btw. props to the OP for a great example of how it should be done. The post shows that he had done research, he is up to date with what we know, and he asks specific questions, while acknowledgeing his understanding of possible answers. And name is signed.

 

But sadly even with such effort - it was to no avail, and still we are in the dark about all and everything.

 

Id quite like there to be some focus on the SP for the 737 - not really fussed about any additional models, just it patched and updated with new features like WX radar and the SDK updated to improve hardware capabilities

 

Id then prefer the energy was put into the 747 - I have the 777, yes want to see the SP, but actually if the 747 was released tomorrow - I wouldn't likely fly the 777 anymore, so again not that fussed about other versions of it, other than more than likely I will switch to a different variant if i was to still fly it, to better represent the more popular version used by Airlines like BA.

 

I then have a 747 (with an SDK please at release) for long haul (777 be in the hanger) 737 for short haul(please update the SDK!) and challenging approaches. 

 

After that my interest is with Airbus - but have to wait to see what FSLabs comes up with.

 

Outside of that something different from PMDG would be nice to challenge my learning - I enjoyed learning the DH8D from Majestic because it such a different methodology to Boeing, and certainly more fun than the over automated 777. I really enjoyed learning the JS41 - be nice to see some patch applied to fix some of the FMS issues.

 

So maybe a PMDG quality CRJ, or EMB190/170 or 145. Perhaps even a business jet - G5. 

 

But quite simply it be nice to come to this forum and read as a poster above put, a realistic roadmap and honest updates. Because to be fair if you read back far enough an Update lead us all to believe how we would be flying the 737(patched) 777(which was going to be perfect and not need a patch) and the 747 all before last christmas. I get the hole its done when its done, but a few months delay in a project is a bit different to years, or not appearing at all.

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I suppose a sizeable donation could speed things up.

As it is, the DC-6, sadly, has nowhere near the commercial potential of 777, 747 etc. which are some of the most iconic jets ever built. Business-wise it would not be a wise decision to push the project forward.

 

 

Oh and btw. props to the OP for a great example of how it should be done. The post shows that he had done research, he is up to date with what we know, and he asks specific questions, while acknowledgeing his understanding of possible answers. And name is signed.

Thanks, I appreciate your expert knowledge of what PMDG thinks is profitable. 

 

 

I doubt it.  As mentioned, it's a project that's meant to be addressed in developer down time.  It's simply not in enough demand to truly move resources to it as a full-time project.

 

Are you sure?

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Eh, I just want to know if it will happen. I don't care about other aircraft or the what ifs, I want to know on what PMDG has made comment on. PMDG, I know you read this forum and I understand making any announcement what so ever pretty much creates attention no matter what. I would just like to know if any of these projects are still a go or at least get a No. Ill be just as happy with a No knowing that its no longer in limbo. I hope I am polite enough in my request. Again, I can not thank you enough for your contributions with your wonderful products! I am perfectly happy with what you have released either way but I can always get 1 more from you guys. PMDG... If your reading this.... Thank you for everything.

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There would be a lot of intrest in them.

 

Please keep in mind that a vocal minority on this forum doesn't translate to "a lot" of anything most of the time. We've found this out the hard way several times in the past. Our assessment generally is that the vast majority of our customers just want "a 737" or "a 777", not a specific variant as long as we've simulated one to a high level.

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