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I am going to buy the PMDG 777!

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Hello guys,

 

I am very interested in this good add on wich is PMDG 777.

 

But before buying it, i want to know 2 things:

 

_ First, I saw that it is a product that we download on PMDG official website. If I bought it and installed it on FSX then deleted it (because i want a new clean install for instance or because i bought a new PC), can I download it again?

 

_ I have the Airbus X extended  so I want a middle-range plane (the Airbus X extended A320) and a long-range Plane (the PMDG 777) but I want to know if there is a semi-automation (as a copilot if you want) system that helps you to do checklist because I am a student so I want sometimes to do a short flight without having to open my checklist book :)

 

Thank you and good night!


And sorry for my accent , I am French :ph34r:

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can I download it again?

 

Yes, but you'll have to pay to re-download it (not the full price - something like $4).  Just back it up to a CD, or get a Dropbox account and put it there.  The CD method is how we old people had to deal with software before the internet was a household thing.  We didn't throw the CD out once the program was installed.  Why not keep the installer around somehow?

 

Yes, I feel like my grandpa by saying that.  Still, it bothers me how data-irresponsible so many people are.  Back up.  Back up.  Back up.


 

 


system that helps you to do checklist because I am a student so I want sometimes to do a short flight without having to open my checklist book :)

 

Yeah, there's actually an Electronic Checklist that you use that's displayed in a similar way to the Airbus.  You'll see how to use it if you fly the tutorial that is included.

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The one thing about the included checklist is the fact that it isn't read out (audible). It is something that is solely placed in the aircraft that can be used via clicking and reading.

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I really love the electronic checklist in the 777.  When flying other planes I've found myself looking for it a couple of times.  It's that good.

I know the 747-8's have an electronic checklist, but I wonder if any 747-400's have it retrofitted into the cockpit? 

 

Hey Kyle where's your RayBans :P

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Hey Kyle where's your RayBans

 

haha - giving them a rest.  I was about to say that I haven't worn them in forever, but that's a lie (and I'm sure someone who follows me on instagram would call me out here if I didn't admit it).

 

I took this on Sunday because my friends got me a Top Gun hat for helping them with their programming class all semester (and the reason I never wear my aviators anymore is below...haha...they had a sale...and I also have a problem...)  :

 

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I purchased the 777 last week and I think it's a fantastic plane.  PMDG allows you to re-download a product for free for 7 days.  After that, you need to purchase the extended download service which is 4.99.  Like Scandinavian13 said, you can backup the installer on physical or digital media (dropbox) and reinstall as many times as you like. PMDG also allows you to download any service updates for free, without the need for an extended download account.

 

While there is a checklist in the 777, it does not list the complete flow.  You will still need to know the full procedures if you want to simulate a real flight.

 

Lastly,  the only problem that I have found with the 777, is that it doesn't always lock onto the VOR or instigate Autoland perfectly all the time (probably an error on my part not the 777) and unlike the 737, you need to know when to slow the plane down yourself on approach instead of the FMC doing for you.

 

Like I said, this is a fantastic plane... You won't be sorry in your purchase...

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Good lord look at that collection.  You wearing that Top Gun hat looks like a scene from the actual movie :lol:   Where's Iceman???

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Scandanavian13, You have a wise Grandpa. :acute:

 

 

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While there is a checklist in the 777, it does not list the complete flow.  You will still need to know the full procedures if you want to simulate a real flight.

 

Good point.  Forgot to add that in my earlier post.  Smart!

 

 

 


Good lord look at that collection.

 

It's gotten to the point that I can really match up sunglasses with whatever I happen to be wearing.

 

 

 


You wearing that Top Gun hat looks like a scene from the actual movie    Where's Iceman???

 

That was the aim - haha.

 

 

 


You have a wise Grandpa.

 

I really do.  The guy is smarter than I could ever imagine to be.  When I joked in my radar video about his books about radio wave propagation and all that, I was being serious.  He gave me all of his physics and modulation theory books a few years ago.  I think I'm a smart guy, but a lot of that goes completely over my head.  He was actually in my last avatar pic on the right side.

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Good lord look at that collection.  You wearing that Top Gun hat looks like a scene from the actual movie :lol:   Where's Iceman???

 

They are actually going to make a sequel to Top Gun, re-starring Tom Cruise.      The plot will reportedly revolve around drones vs. human pilots in the combat arena.  

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jerry-bruckheimer-says-top-gun-692449

 

Oh and Kelly McGillis today:     

 

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Yes, I feel like my grandpa by saying that. Still, it bothers me how data-irresponsible so many people are. Back up. Back up. Back up.
They still wont back it up. "I plugged in this drive thingy I bought, every day for the last 5 years." Yes sorry darling but plugging it in does not actually do anything. "Why didn't you tell me and set it up, I bought my computer from your company?" You were to cheap to pay for that service, Pumpkin T%$ts. God I wish I could use that. Poor retail guys.

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Hm, I don't own a single pair of glasses.

 

The automatic checklist is very helpful. If you're really lazy, there's also the panel state loading in the FMC. You don't have to spend 20+ minutes setting up everything.

What I find best is to use the automatic checklist, and also, if you have a tablet or even a smartphone, have the PMDG manuals on that so you can look them up on the fly ;)

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Hm, I don't own a single pair of glasses.

 

The automatic checklist is very helpful. If you're really lazy, there's also the panel state loading in the FMC. You don't have to spend 20+ minutes setting up everything.

What I find best is to use the automatic checklist, and also, if you have a tablet or even a smartphone, have the PMDG manuals on that so you can look them up on the fly ;)

 

 

This what I am exactly looking for!

 

I have the PMDG MD-11 but i cannot find this menu.

 

You may want to convince them a second time, after the B777 servicepack is out:

 

A SDK will be published by PMDG which is a prerequisite for a FS2Crew edition: FS2Crew could bring you the copilot ...

 

Should I have to wait for the release or it will be included in the next update?

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And sorry for my accent , I am French

Please sign your full name per these Forum Rules http://forum.avsim.net/topic/361816-pmdg-forum-rules-please-read-before-posting/.

 

To have your signature automatically attached to your post do this. Left click on your user name in the upper right of this page. On the next page left click on Edit my Profile. On the next page left click on Signature and on the next page in the box under Edit Signature enter your full name and left click on Save Changes. Now your name will be on every post you make.

 

Thank you.

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Why are you asking me to put my real name? Internet is public place it is my right to remain anonymous <_<

 

Since the Snowden case, I deleted all my personal from Facebook, hotmail...

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God I wish I could use that. Poor retail guys.

 

I worked retail for one summer back in university and that was enough.

 

My favorite?

 

"Excuse me sir, where do you keep the GPS?"

[Chuckled mentally every time at the irony of someone asking directions to where we keep the GPS - particularly because there was a GIANT ORANGE SIGN above them saying "GPS Units"]

 

 

Why are you asking me to put my real name? Internet is public place it is my right to remain anonymous <_<

 

Since the Snowden case, I deleted all my personal from Facebook, hotmail...

 

You could answer that question yourself if you bothered to read the link he was so nice to post for you.

 

Additionally, first and last name are truly the last of your worries.  Google your own name and I guarantee you'll find someone else's information, too.  My first and last name will give you at least four or five different people on the first page.  It's really not the big deal everyone made it out to be back in the 90s where we were all teaching kids about "internet safety" along with a new version of "stranger danger."

 

It's 2014.  If you're that afraid of technology, I have a plot of land in Pennsylvania to sell you...

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This what I am exactly looking for!

 

 

Be aware that's not "automatic checklist". You just get electronic checklists presented at aircraft display instead paper one. It doesn't do anything automatic for you, although some items sense state of switches.

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Why are you asking me to put my real name? Internet is public place it is my right to remain anonymous <_<

 

Since the Snowden case, I deleted all my personal from Facebook, hotmail...

 

 

It's meant for providing product support and to discourage product pirates from posting here.

 

Since you haven't bought the T7 yet, you are not requesting support yet, so your full real name isn't actually needed, currently ...

 

 

 

EDIT: You don't have to sign your posts in the FSX forum.   :rolleyes:

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Oh I see, maybe a PMDG developper will read my post and think about it.

 

Anyway, thank you for you replies and pcubine don't worry i will go to your topic :lol:

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Oh I see, maybe a PMDG developper will read my post and think about it.

 

Here's a post from the head of the company a few days ago.  I doubt the handling of your posts would be too different:

 

 

 


Gents-
 
I just removed an entire discussion from this thread because the primary poster in that piece couldn't be bothered to sign his posts.  If it happens again I will ban him for a few weeks to see if that helps him fall in line with forum guidelines.

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"Excuse me sir, where do you keep the GPS?"
[Chuckled mentally every time at the irony of someone asking directions to where we keep the GPS - particularly because there was a GIANT ORANGE SIGN above them saying "GPS Units"]
You could have said, ''at 36,000km and you will need a ladder.'' I think these sorts are the type that drive into the sea because the GPS is telling them to.

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Since you haven't bought the T7 yet, you are not requesting support yet, so your full real name isn't actually needed, currently ...

 

Not true mate.  I'd suggest re-reading the linked post above.  It begins with "[t]he following rules must be followed by anyone choosing to post in the PMDG forum."  Note the inclusion of everyone, and the lack of conditional statement related to "anyone seeking support."

 

If you're going to give guidance on the rules, you should read them  :wink:

 

 

 

...and EGLL: your shadow participation is noted.  You can stop disliking everything I post.  All I can imagine is you stomping around throwing a tantrum in the background.  The rules are rules.  I didn't write them.  Don't shoot the messenger.

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