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I guess this place is as good as any. I have my 777 with something hanging from the tail wing and although I don't use the external view much, I like to take pictures in flight and I'd rather not have whatever it is hanging from my tail wing all unrealistic like, it takes away from the immersion! Anyways folks, whatever you think this might be your help is greatly appreciated. 

 

PS that pretty little island there that the plane is about to cross is San Clemente Island off the coast of California. Because Learning is fun!

 

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That's the test plane thing (drogue?). I don't have the 777, but I have the NGX, and it should be an option in the options. Why it isn't streaming in the wind behind the aircraft, I don't know.

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Not able to find the option to turn it off, but at least now I know what it is, thank you. 

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Could it be the 777X in testing :lol:  :lol:

 

Haha, yea I guess so but I don't think my passengers will be very happy to know that  :lol:

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Go into PMDG SETUP - Aircraft - Equipment - Page 5 - Flight Test Package - Select NO.

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Go into PMDG SETUP - Aircraft - Equipment - Page 5 - Flight Test Package - Select NO.

 

It still didn't go away which means it's a product issue, I've gone ahead and started a ticket directly with PMDG. Thanks for the help guys!

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It still didn't go away which means it's a product issue, I've gone ahead and started a ticket directly with PMDG. Thanks for the help guys!

 

It's usually not a product issue as much as it's a user issue, but I'm up for being proven wrong. Model oddities like this are usually the result of the user loading the aircraft improperly.

 

Also, please use your full real name in posts here in the forum. Thanks!

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Could it be the 777X in testing :lol:  :lol:

 

 

My contribution to the contest is that it's the rope you have to pull for the alternate landing gear extension!   :rolleyes:

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Maybe it's the new aircraft carrier package? So he can attach to the cord and stop in time :)

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That's how you wind the engines. Pull completely out for long range flights.

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That's how you wind the engines. Pull completely out for long range flights.

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It's usually not a product issue as much as it's a user issue, but I'm up for being proven wrong. Model oddities like this are usually the result of the user loading the aircraft improperly.

 

Also, please use your full real name in posts here in the forum. Thanks!

 

Sounds plausible, I think a big hint is that the rope is handing down during flight.

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Sounds plausible, I think a big hint is that the rope is handing down during flight.

 

Like the hint of the plane not showing landing gear, or working avionics when on the ground and powered? That's usually a SimConnect error, among other computer-related issues outside of the aircraft, too.

 

As I said earlier, I'm up for being proven wrong (which is another way to say "it's plausible that it is caused by us"), but seeing awkward things doesn't mean it's a bug. If the plane is loaded incorrectly, it can cause odd things to happen, such as having the A/C cart, and GPU hanging out. That might seem like a good hint at a bug, too, but it's not.

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My contribution to the contest is that it's the rope you have to pull for the alternate landing gear extension!

So that's how that works...I always wondered :lol:  I don't remember if it was an A320 or 737, but on a flight long ago I switched to the external view after I got airborne and noticed traffic cones flying along with me :P

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That's how you wind the engines. Pull completely out for long range flights.

Must have skipped that bit in the manual,deary me :)

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It's usually not a product issue as much as it's a user issue, but I'm up for being proven wrong. Model oddities like this are usually the result of the user loading the aircraft improperly.

 

Also, please use your full real name in posts here in the forum. Thanks!

 

You're more than likely right, I've been known to not know what it is exactly that I'm doing. But what I did find, which was rather peculiar was that after turning the flight test package, as the gent spoke of earlier, it actually flapped along in the wind and then when turned off, it remained completely still which is why I guessed that it was a bug. But either way, it's a fantastic product that I'm happy to have purchased. Thanks a bunch for your contributions. 

 

 

That's how you wind the engines. Pull completely out for long range flights.

 

And here I was trying to play with the packs and the recirc fans to get the engines started.  :lol: might not want to let the passengers see that though

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It's usually not a product issue as much as it's a user issue, but I'm up for being proven wrong. Model oddities like this are usually the result of the user loading the aircraft improperly.

 

Also, please use your full real name in posts here in the forum. Thanks!

Howdy all... As far as what the item is.... I submit that it is the radio wire.... :)

Seriously speaking...

I've downloaded the 777 myself a week or two ago and noticed the same thing.

Checked if it was a carrier issue but all my airlines have it.

Next I'll check the options...

(Only other bug I notice is the turbine fans are missing at times when loading either 777 or 737 from a saved flight without exiting FSX. after a flight...

 

Will (Guillermo) Charles....

Flyboy

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Howdy all... As far as what the item is.... I submit that it is the radio wire.... :)

Seriously speaking...

I've downloaded the 777 myself a week or two ago and noticed the same thing.

Checked if it was a carrier issue but all my airlines have it.

Next I'll check the options...

(Only other bug I notice is the turbine fans are missing at times when loading either 777 or 737 from a saved flight without exiting FSX. after a flight...

 

Will (Guillermo) Charles....

Flyboy

Yeah. This is user loading errors. Have a look at the intro manual for more explanation, but the basics are that you should avoid loading the 737 after flying the same type of 737. Same goes for the 777.

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I've just exited FSX and restarted it. Loaded a flight that I had saved... (in process) that had the ropes attached... and they where not there.

I didn't change any options in the FMC....

It seems to be associated with the same bug that doesn't load you fan cones.... which seems to happen as I mentioned only after reloading a flight without re-initiating FSX.

Scandinavian... Could you look in to that?

 

Thanks

Will

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Scandinavian... Could you look in to that?

 

Don't call him Scandinavian but Kyle (as written in his signature) if you want to get some help.

And full names are required on that forum.  :wink:

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I had this issue with my fedex freighter flight saved in cold dark state (i think it was on apu cooldown when i was saving the flight).

Starting with trike and then Free Flight instead of load saved made the issue go away and never reappear (good 40 flights now).

 

Pawel.

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I've just exited FSX and restarted it. Loaded a flight that I had saved... (in process) that had the ropes attached... and they where not there.

I didn't change any options in the FMC....

It seems to be associated with the same bug that doesn't load you fan cones.... which seems to happen as I mentioned only after reloading a flight without re-initiating FSX.

Scandinavian... Could you look in to that?

 

Thanks

Will

 

Will,

 

Again, this isn't a bug. The engine blades and other oddities to the model (such as the test kit) showing up is related to users loading the aircraft improperly. This stems from loading the 777-200LR, and then loading another 777-200LR "on top of it." In other words, it happens when you have a 777 (any version) loaded into the sim - either as a default aircraft, or as part of another flight - and then you load that same version again. This often occurs when someone has the 777 set as their default aircraft (the sim loads with it in the spinning window - this should not be done), or someone loads one livery and wants to change to another.

 

Unless you're activating the test package prior to saving the aircraft, when you reload it, the "ropes" should not be there. If they're not there after a flight where they're showing and the engine fan blades are missing, then it's simply evidence that you loaded the aircraft improperly the first time, and loaded it properly the second time.

 

Please have a look at the Intro Manual prior to asserting things are bugs. There are a lot of quirks and oddities to the aircraft, and even more in the sim.

 

As Romain mentioned, please use full names in the forum (first and last). As far as Romain's other comment about my name versus my user name, though, it doesn't much matter. "You can call me Susan if it makes you happy..." (name the movie). 

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"You can call me Susan if it makes you happy..." (name the movie). 

 

Wait a minute, it reminds me something... Oh yes, I get it. I can see you well as "Bullet-Tooth" Tony when you are angry!  :Devil:

 

And sorry for the assumption.  :wink:

 

 

As far as Romain's other comment about my name versus my user name, though, it doesn't much matter

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Wait a minute, it reminds me something... Oh yes, I get it. I can see you well as "Bullet-Tooth" Tony when you are angry! 
 
And sorry for the assumption. 

 

No worries! I did appreciate the thought.

 

"Seems sadly ironic that that tie got you in this pickle."

 

I quote that movie waaaaay too much.

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