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Really cool!

Can we pop up the FMC, PFD etc?

 

You can in the 777, so most probably also in the 747v2

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Great stuff Rob,  I have a soft spot for the Queen, it got me safely across the the worlds oceans many times.  

 

Good luck with the project, I hope this and the DC-6 sell well, and hope the 'rumors' of a DC-3 are true.   My granddad was a C-47 pilot so I also have a softspot for the Gooneybird like you.

 

Cheers

TJ

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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. 
 
(Really!  We do! ahahahha)

 

After all those years I should've known better...  :lol: I mean I already bought 6 Products from PMDG... I only want the 747 to be the Queen she deserves to be in Flightsim - that's why I pointed these small flaws out - but my gut feeling already told me: "Dude, they are PMDG - they won't miss these mistakes." - And my gut was right  :lol:

 

Thanks for clarifying though Robert - did I say I can't wait for release before? I can't wait for release!

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Thank for the esaustive answer mr Randazzo,so i may only say keep working well as usual,i'm very ansious to fly this great Bird!!!!

Best Regards

Fabio

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Just a small thing but is one of the config options for the headrests on the IPECO seats?

 

I know originally it was stated there would be BA-RR spec modeled so it'd be a shame to miss that off the VC.

 

Cheers,

Alex

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Just a small thing but is one of the config options for the headrests on the IPECO seats?

 

I know originally it was stated there would be BA-RR spec modeled so it'd be a shame to miss that off the VC.

 

Cheers,

Alex

I am quite confident that it will be an option. IIRC RSR has stated somewhere in this forum, that there will be roughly 180 customizable options. Chances are that headrests are one of those.

 

EDIT: Quoting RSR: "Thus far we have all three engine variants and the 400 in the F, M, ER, BCF and plain old vanilla 400 variant, along with CRTs, LCDs, Standard standby instruments, EISD, GPS enabled or disabled, the old and new style of fuel scavenge, old and new style of apu fuel feed, and approximately 180 other options you can use to customize your airplane."

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Would be good to see the BA Paravisual Display modeled as one of those 180 customisation.

Thanks,

Alex

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Can we pop up the FMC, PFD etc?

 

Yes. Not sure why we would suddenly reverse our position on this.

 

 

 


What about a Pre order Function?

 

Unlikely. We've never done this, and there's no real point in doing this for digital sales. Pre-orders were originally an aid to figuring out how many physical copies to order/produce (which is why there was usually a price cut - it helped reduce the potential risk of ordering too many). Since then, it's either been carried on simply because those companies think "that's what we've always done," or it's done as a cash grab prior to release.

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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.

1.  PMDG does not give anything away for free and I like it that way.  Those guys work so hard and their hard work should be credited as such.

2. Why is it that important to have this variant?  I doubt it will be that different from the other two available.  We should be happy with what we have right now.

3. Sounds fine by me.  A new "refresh" of the 747-400 is exactly what the community needs, considering all of the new tech that had been developed after the original was released.

4. As luck would have it, my birthday IS after the release day...yeaaah me. :)

5. As it has been done in the past so this doesn't surprise me.  The original 747-800 was an add-on that was just a different exterior model, so i am pleased that PMDG is actually working INSIDE of the -800.

6. I have no removed relatives in my family but unfortunately, no one in my family ever flew in the cockpit...can I still get on the Beta Test team? :D

7. Aaaaaand this is where my credit card gets maxed out.

 

-Jim

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As a former Aerowinx PS1 and PMDG Queen of the Skies user, and now Aerowinx PSX user, can I apply for the beta-testing of PMDG's 744 ?

 

I am also a former PMDG 777 and NGX user, and I am on FSX:SE ( if needed...).

 

I've been in flight simulation for a while... I guess from the old message groups ages, where FA-ATP was being actively discussed :)

 

Real life experience in any airliner - none, and I don't think the 1 hr ride in an A320 FFsim counts either...

 

I'm a glider pilot though, which helps flying a 744 with it's 4 engines knocked out !

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I can type and say 747. I can even type it backwards, 747. Can I be on the beta team?

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I won the meat raffle last Saturday... #CanIBeOnTheBetaTeam ?

 

*Better pull out that 744 FCOM and start practicing*

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Seeing that beta testing often is such a repetitive, dull and boring activity - how NOT to become a beta tester? I mean, there must be a way to prevent that invitation, right???   :lol:

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Seeing that beta testing often is such a repetitive, dull and boring activity - how NOT to become a beta tester? I mean, there must be a way to prevent that invitation, right???   :lol:

 

I meet it with mixed emotions. It's actually kinda interesting to see a string of fixes in the changelog, and then plan a route such that it hits the majority of those fixes and add the items into the checklist for verification. I'll be very honest that on the day the 777 released, I spent the evening in the NGX just to get a break from the plane.

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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.

 

And now I can relax and enjoy the NGX and 777 while I wait for the release.  Thanks RSR.

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2. Why is it that important to have this variant?

 

 

I take that as a mild insult Jim :lol:   We all know that CARGO IS KING!!!

 

 

Seeing that beta testing often is such a repetitive, dull and boring activity - how NOT to become a beta tester? I mean, there must be a way to prevent that invitation, right???

 

 

Just keep doing what you're doing Ollie :P   And I'll keep doing what I'm doing and we'll NEVER become beta testers :rolleyes:   Got plenty of other planes in the arsenal to keep me happy until the 744v2 is released 2Q2016(that's my prediction and I'm sticking to it :lol:)

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I take that as a mild insult Jim :lol:   We all know that CARGO IS KING!!!

 

 

 

 

Just keep doing what you're doing Ollie :P   And I'll keep doing what I'm doing and we'll NEVER become beta testers :rolleyes:   Got plenty of other planes in the arsenal to keep me happy until the 744v2 is released 2Q2016(that's my prediction and I'm sticking to it :lol:)

No insults intended, in fact, most of what I wrote was to be viewed in a humorous way...guess I didn't include enough smilies.  In all honesty, the 747-F was included in the v1, so it should be safe to assume that v2 will have it.  It'll be interesting to load up the freighter, nearly to max and see how she rolls out and lands.  Talk about a beast!

 

-Jim  ^_^

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