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[19JUL15] The View from the Top.

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Good to see it's coming along nicely. The 747v2 is top of my shopping list.

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Hellò,

i'm owning all PMDG product,wich way i have to follow to be added in beta testing for new 747/400 & 800?

Thank you

Regards

Fabio  

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Out of curiosity - will the new 777-style FMC be available as an option on the 744?

 

Pretty sure it will since those are pretty common on freighters and many pax carriers. 

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Hehehe lovely little glimpse there I do hope it'll be out fairly soon I'm really looking forward to flying a proper up-to-date Jumbo sim

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Very, very nice! I only have one Question Robert: Is the 747-8 a standalone addon or is this aircraft an expansion package for the 747-400 V2?

Same question here along with freighter status. I am sure these questions will be clarified before release date.

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Just one simple question:   Will the 748 be treated as an add-on to the 744, or will it be an entirely separate product, not requiring  a purchase of the 744? 

 

Andrew Jones

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Will the view shift when turning in the 777 be present in the 747-400 and 748i?

 

As this is a function of FSX, specifically, yes. If ACES were still around, we might've been able to get them to fix that algorithm. As it stands now, though, we cannot. Perhaps Dovetail and/or LM can work on this. It's out of our hands, though.

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As this is a function of FSX, specifically, yes. If ACES were still around, we might've been able to get them to fix that algorithm. As it stands now, though, we cannot. Perhaps Dovetail and/or LM can work on this. It's out of our hands, though.

Alrighty, hopefully soon.

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That is so cool! I never thought that would include having GE90-110b engines!!!

(See first image to get my hilarious joke)

 

Jesse-

 

We charge extra for those.  LOTS extra.  ;-) 

 

Seriously though- the sim was running for a while with the 777 engine model- and the 744 performs really well with 440,000lbs of thrust under wing.  The climb rates were obscene.  :lol:

Damn, those pictures look amazing. Shut up and take my money, please :D

 

Found 2 small things, compared them to numerous real world pictures and found they are a bit off:

 

The "RST", "STD", "CTR", and "TFC" Buttons on the MCP look a bit more protruded in real life than on these screenshots - maybe it's only the angle though.

 

Second thing are the Autopilot buttons on the 747-8 MCP - they look the same as in the 747-400 - in real life they look like the 777 Autopilot buttons which are perfectly modeled in the PMDG 777. Maybe this in an Option in real life for airlines - if that's the case just ignore me.

 

Otherwise - beautiful work - can't wait.

 

Thanks PMDG.

 

Ole-

 

Noooooooo!  Posts like yours are one of the reason I dread doing previews of in-development work.  We appreciate the sharp eyes- but I tried to make it really clear in this post that both products are in development, and sharp eyes will find areas that aren't yet finished...

 

So... shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......   Work with me.  Work with me!  I know it is hard to tell given our previous track record- but we DO know what we are doing.  B)

 

(Really!  We do! ahahahha)

 

This looks absolutely gorgeous.

 

Do you anticipate the P3D version being available at the same time as the FSX one, or will they be staggered?

 

Max-

 

A BIT too early to tell right now.  We haven't bothered porting either airplane into FSX-SE or P3D (or Xplane... <giggle>) yet.

 

During beta testing we will drop both into FSX-SE, which should be essentially seamless.  Once we have those two platforms running we will do a code drop into P3D as well and keep our fingers crossed.

 

The 777 and the NGX needed some massaging when moving them to P3D- and I am pretty certain the 747s will as well...  Provided nothing major changes in P3D between now and release- it won't be a long transition. 

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Hellò,

i'm owning all PMDG product,wich way i have to follow to be added in beta testing for new 747/400 & 800?

Thank you

Regards

Fabio  

 

Fabio-

 

Our beta team is by invitation only.  We very rarely add new members to the beta team Because the guys we work with currently are very good, very dedicated, and apparently we treat them well enough that they choose to stay around...

 

On the rare occasion that we do add new members, we usually choose someone with whom we have developed a strong relationship with here in the forum.  That starts with user participation here, usually winds into us asking an individual to help us test something specific, and eventually moves on to induction to the beta team.

 

I hope that answers your question.

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There is nothing like a 875,000 LB takeoff on the 744.  Looooong roll and slow climb, just like a heavy should! I think most of my time will be in the -400F and -8F. Higher landing weights=faster approach speeds=more fun! Will be a day one purchase for me

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Captains-

 

I have noted a few questions in the thread asking about some general product information.  I will paraphrase and answer here:

 

1) Is this a free update?  No.  This is an entirely new product built from the technology base that was developed for the NGX and 777.  Nothing from the old version is being used in the new version.

 

2) Is the 747-400F being made?:  Yes.  We are building the 747-400/F/ER/M/BCF and the 747-8/F  We may add to this list at our discretion.  Yes we still plan to make a 777-200ER and no I have no date/time/planning information on it, nor do I plan to have any until after these products are released. 

 

3) Which aircraft will be in the base package, and which will be expansions?:  Currently it is anticipated that the 747-400 will be the base package, with all three engine variants available to users.  This is subject to change- but it is unlikely that it will at this late stage.

 

4) My birthday is on <insert date here>.  Will I have it in time for my birthday?  If your birthday is the day after we release, yes.  Otherwise, no.  :ph34r:

 

5) Will the 747-400 and the 747-8 be in the same package?:  No, these will be two different products.  Currently we envision the 747-8 as an expansion package to the 747-400.  (As always- information subject to change- there are some variables here that we don't control so it is under review...)

 

6) My second cousin's neighbor's ex-girlfriend's brother's great uncle (twice removed) once sat next to a 747 pilot and as a result I know a great deal about this airplane.  Can I be on your beta team?:  No.  The uncle being twice removed puts you outside our policy criteria, sorry.

 

7) What will the price be?:  Hasn't been determined.  It will be in line with the 777, I expect.

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Jesse-

 

We charge extra for those.  LOTS extra.  ;-) 

 

 

Seriously though- the sim was running for a while with the 777 engine model- and the 744 performs really well with 440,000lbs of thrust under wing.  The climb rates were obscene.   :lol:

Maybe with that kind of performance people will stop asking for the '57 :lol:

 

A BIT too early to tell right now.  We haven't bothered porting either airplane into (or Xplane... <giggle>) yet.

Definitely :ph34r:

 

6) My second cousin's neighbor's ex-girlfriend's brother's great uncle (twice removed) once sat next to a 747 pilot and as a result I know a great deal about this airplane.  Can I be on your beta team?:  No.  The uncle being twice removed puts you outside our policy criteria, sorry.

 

My family had a nice talk with a 747 pilot while waiting at KDEN. The year later she was one of the pilots on our flight from YSSY to KSFO.  Do I qualify as a ... (even if I wanted to, I don't use FSX, so wouldn't be a big help anyway)

 

 
Seriously though, she is beautiful and you have done magnificent work on her (like always). I can't wait to fly her once she's brought over to X-Plane. 

 

 

 

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