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Hi there,

 

has anyone seen this announcement yet? Kinda stealthy this announcement, but apparently this must be close to release as they're already thanking the beta team.

 

http://ifly.flight1.net/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=12386&title=something-special-cleared-for-approach

 

Cheers,

Pete

The release date is real soon!!!! OMG Im so happy I was so desperate for some 747-400 flying I was about to go buy the old PMDG bird but this is great and the VC looks awesome!

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Man.

I have a hard decision to make. This looks awesome.

Issue is they are not releasing the P3D version along with the rest, and who knows how far out PMDG are with their P3D 747.

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Man.

I have a hard decision to make. This looks awesome.

Issue is they are not releasing the P3D version along with the rest, and who knows how far out PMDG are with their P3D 747.

Well PMDG hasn't even got a preview yet so I assume it's still a long way. And the iFly 747 is good news for those still flying FS2004 so at the very least, it's not gonna end up like somebody's 777 lol

 

Cedric

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I'll buy it it's good to support other developers aswell, not just PMDG. The PMDG v2 could be a while off anyways.

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Ya. Plus, PMDG is slow walking P3D. Almost every other developer is supporting it. I know that IFly will be very expensive for some reason for P3D, but oh well. They don't even support their addons for commercial training and still up the price.

 

But, for people like me interested in a 747 that is new, this looks to be the only real way to go if you want it in the future before a whole other Sim comes out lol.

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 They don't even support their addons for commercial training and still up the price.

 

Their P3D version is supported, you just have to submit a ticket. Their P3D products are sold and supported via their commercial side (Flight1). 

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Their P3D version is supported, you just have to submit a ticket. Their P3D products are sold and supported via their commercial side (Flight1).

No what he means is even if you buy the commercial version your still not allowed to use it for training. Chances are I'm just gonna buy it for FSX as for some reason heavy don't perform as well as they do in FSX

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No what he means is even if you buy the commercial version your still not allowed to use it for training. Chances are I'm just gonna buy it for FSX as for some reason heavy don't perform as well as they do in FSX

 

If you're going to use it commercially(for profit) then you would need contact them for a commercial license and you're going to pay more than 79 bucks.

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If you're going to use it commercially(for profit) then you would need contact them for a commercial license and you're going to pay more than 79 bucks.

This is why I've always thought that charging more for p3d was a rip off by devs I can understand seperate licenses but charging extra for the same thing is wrong.

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This is why I've always thought that charging more for p3d was a rip off by devs I can understand seperate licenses but charging extra for the same thing is wrong.

 

Have to remember P3D is still a smaller userbase, not sure about the numbers now. On top of that it's constantly being updated so that may mean more support needed for a smaller niche within a niche. Then of course it's simple economics, it's popular and if you want to play then you''re going to pay.

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Wow, I had no idea this was being developed, let alone that a good 747-400 was this close to release (seemingly).  Thanks for the heads up!

 

I was expecting to have to wait until late next year to get PMDG's 747-400.

 

If the reviews for iFly's 747-400 are good then I'm very likely going to go ahead and get this and forgo PMDG's.

 

PMDG's aircraft are fantastic, but they take too long to release them.  I'm just not willing to wait another year.

 

Dave

 

 

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Why is everyone typing in bold? Are you all just that excited?

 

You are too..lol

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You are too..lol

It wasn't in bold right after I posted... Huh, must be a weird forum glitch. 

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PMDG's aircraft are fantastic, but they take too long to release them.  I'm just not willing to wait another year.

 

PMDG releases aircraft in 2 year cycles averagely (without expansions, updates, cross-platform). ifly's average cycle is almost 4 years (without expansions, updates, cross-platform).

 

Get your facts straight.

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And you know this on a sample of one?  Do statistics much?

 

DJ

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This was a very pleasant surprise right on the cusp of starting another work week. I've used their 737 for FS9 for years back in the day and I am really excited to see what becomes of their 747. 

Can you imagine another surprise in the coming weeks of the 747-8i expansion with its own flight deck, etc? That would be epic!

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There will be further news about the complete plans in the following days.

We will tell all, variants, pricing, further specifications and of course details of when you will get to fly the aircraft.

 

He (Steve Masson) said variants over in the post. Looking forward to those details.

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