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Does anyone else noticed the instruments look very flat on the screenshots? Like if there were no 3d needles modelled?

 

Other than that, i'm pretty excited (would be just tiny little bit more excited if it was MD-11 ^_^ )

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Does anyone else noticed the instruments look very flat on the screenshots? Like if there were no 3d needles modelled?

 

Other than that, i'm pretty excited (would be just tiny little bit more excited if it was MD-11 ^_^ )

 

I think it's in keeping with panel of that vintage - the instruments were mounted flush with the glare shield, not recessed until about the 1950's. Looks good. I would like to see a PMDG do a MD-80/B717 modeled with the their high standardy. With the immanent release of the Qwsim B733/4 and B787 the 717 is the only modern jetliner not to an acceptable standard.

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I think it's in keeping with panel of that vintage - the instruments were mounted flush with the glare shield, not recessed until about the 1950's. Looks good. I would like to see a PMDG do a MD-80/B717 modeled with the their high standardy. With the immanent release of the Qwsim B733/4 and B787 the 717 is the only modern jetliner not to an acceptable standard.

 

The question is what are you comparing against? X-Plane, right? :lol:

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I think their product looks great.  Sort of like steam locomotives, props just seem to have more "life" to them.  I guess my age is showing here.  I have not been into FSX or P3D in so long that I have not used PMDG in those and am looking forward to their XPX releases.  I personally like props if the sound is consistent with what I know to be right.

 

On another topic, if I might ask here, is there any way to tie both left and both right engines into two separate quadrant levers?  I don't have room to stick 3 more quadrant boxes into my setup and have always had to fly quads by using F1 and F2 to bring them all up at the same time.  Not very realistic.

 

John

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i'm more excited for the IXEG 737, not buying the dc6.

 

Definitely more interested in the 733 but I will buy it anyway to show my support for PMDG joining the ranks of X-P developers. Who knows it may even be fun.

 

On a general note, out of all the platforms X-P is the one I have most affinity with, yet at the same time I am loathe to invest too much on add-ons until I see some movement on things like visibility, weather and ATC. Thanks to people like Andras, Tony and the massive freeware community X-P is gaining momentum, but LM really does need to make some progress on that stuff or at least broadcast a feature road map for upcoming XP10 updates. So while I do look forward to flying the voluptuous IXEG, I have the feeling I will still be seeing a dog's breakfast when I glance out the window at FL330.

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PMDG is using this entrance as sandbox to learn, so they will be more than happy if sale break even (my HO of course).  I am not an classic airliner type, too complicate for me.  Beside this type of bird requires more than one pilot at the helm.  Wishing PMDG the best for this, but I will have to wait for the next product from them.  Luckily for Xplane, this bird will also be released for FSX and P3Dv2 as well, so it will further reduce their cost.

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i'm more excited for the IXEG 737, not buying the dc6.

 

I'm with you; I'll pass. My next purchase will be the IXEG or the PMDG 747.. 

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Fantastic!!! I love these Ole' Classics,This will find a nice spot in my Hanger next to The Wonderful LES DC-3,I think this was a smart choice for PMDG.Very Happy it was not their 737.

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The question is what are you comparing against? X-Plane, right? :lol:

 

I have X-Plane FSX and P3D. They are all good, it was just a cross platform wish.

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717 is the only modern jetliner not to an acceptable standard.

 

Look up TFDi. They are working on a 717 for FSX/P3D. I have no idea where they are in development. Now back to the DC6!

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Look up TFDi. They are working on a 717 for FSX/P3D. I have no idea where they are in development. Now back to the DC6!

 

Thanks for the info, I'll be watching development closely.

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Day one purchase for me.  One of the best prop-liners of all time!

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PMDG is using this entrance as sandbox to learn, so they will be more than happy if sale break even (my HO of course).

Nope. The break even isn't really a possibility. A launch project always demands more time and therefor money. You can't expect to really earn this investment with the first plane.back. But they will probably take a look at the sales compared to the other plattforms.

 

But they won't determine anything. The following projects will be more important to determine if and how this plattform will be profiable for them. If I look at their statements it seems to me that X-Plane gathered a few friends among the developers.

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someone on another thread said that RSR said that  DC-6 was ready for FSX almost 2 years ago. this is real interesting because it seams like the DC-6 was slightly ported over. Most likely PMDG have learned new tricks for converting these Original FSX planes to Xplane and it will most likely be that we will get the 777 and the 737NGX a lot sooner

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Does anyone else noticed the instruments look very flat on the screenshots? Like if there were no 3d needles modelled?

 

Other than that, i'm pretty excited (would be just tiny little bit more excited if it was MD-11 ^_^ )

 

That was the first thing I noticed. I could be wrong, but many of those gauges look like stock X-Plane gauges. The radios too. I know full 3D gauges take a lot of time to model, but I guess I was expecting something like the great-looking 3D gauges in the LES DC-3 model.

 

I'm sure there's a lot of good stuff under the hood with the flight model, engine management, etc. I'll probably buy it, since I'm much more into vintage planes than modern airliners. It's just curious that they're aiming for a cockpit eye-candy level a step below what Carenado, LES and others are doing in X-Plane. Maybe they think X-Planers won't notice? It will be interesting to see what the night lighting in the cockpit looks like.

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What an aircraft!!! I might just force myself to splash out on this though it might take months of learning just to complete a flight.

 

I think the announcement on it's own probably lifted xplane sales lol

 

Regards

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I'm very excited to see PMDG releasing a plane for the X-Plane platform. I just bought it and really like it. I'm dazzled by the flight dynamics. I really hope to see developers like A2A Simulations, RealAir and EagleSoft come on board as well :)

 

I hope PMDG will fully adopt X-Plane as a platform to develop for. I think would be a very important step to get more developers over; scenery developers as well.

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someone on another thread said that RSR said that  DC-6 was ready for FSX almost 2 years ago. this is real interesting because it seams like the DC-6 was slightly ported over. Most likely PMDG have learned new tricks for converting these Original FSX planes to Xplane and it will most likely be that we will get the 777 and the 737NGX a lot sooner

It's not a conversion.  RSR used the DC-6 knowledge to develop the XPX version.  There are features in XPX that PMDG could not implement in FSX/P3D.

 

 

Nope. The break even isn't really a possibility. A launch project always demands more time and therefor money. You can't expect to really earn this investment with the first plane.back. But they will probably take a look at the sales compared to the other plattforms.

 

But they won't determine anything.

By sharing the development cost with also a release on FSX/P3D, they will be more than break even.  XPX is still much smaller market than FSX, without some kind of co-cost development, developer won't make enough money to justify.  

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This is Perfect though I would have preferred a Super constellation a DC-6B is a worthier superstition.. 

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I won't be buying it...don't like old aircraft, I want modern. Will buy ixeg and rotatesim's MD80.

 

Regards

Paul EGCC

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Happily, I love old radial powered aircraft. Will buy for sure. Could be an age thing. Often went with my dad to the airport in the 50's. He owned a surplus trainer. A BT-13. I also shared a hangar with a Pitts M-12, and a Russian radial.

Awesome sound!

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This looks like a pilot would need a PHD in aerodynamics and physics just to fly it straight-and-level, so it's going to be great fun to try it out and learn the systems (Please gives us a good tutorial like with the NGX). But anyway, having PMDG on X-Plane finally is great news, and hopefully it will be the first of many.

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