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[19JUL15] The View from the Top.

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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

 

Alex-

 

Yes, we have the headrests.  In fact, I think the cockpit looks strange without them- but that is just because my exposure is normally with headrests. 

 

I think Jason turned them off in order to open up the view a bit.

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

 

Richie-

 

This is a unique and valuable skill.  :-)

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

 

Wait, what? If there is something the 747 can do well, it is hauling cargo! Nowadays, there are more 747s hauling freight than passengers.

BTW, hats off to PMDG for making all those variants, including the 400M and 400BCF.

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Wait, what? If there is something the 747 can do well, it is hauling cargo! Nowadays, there are more 747s hauling freight than passengers.

BTW, hats off to PMDG for making all those variants, including the 400M and 400BCF.

I'll agree with you there.  It seems that Boeing has a bigger market with Freight companies nowadays with the 747-800, although I do know that Lufthansa loves their 800.  I see it come in every afternoon at Dulles...she's still a beauty, no matter what she hauls. :)

 

-Jim

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Just spent around half an hour looking at the various subtle differences between the 400 and the 800. I'm sure I've missed loads but it is fascinating how two aircraft you originally thought were pretty much identical, but one with more modern avionics, could actually be so different.

I'll agree with you there. It seems that Boeing has a bigger market with Freight companies nowadays with the 747-800, although I do know that Lufthansa loves their 800. I see it come in every afternoon at Dulles...she's still a beauty, no matter what she hauls. :)

 

-Jim

Still a favourite with BA as well. They have a large fleet of 747's.

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Just spent around half an hour looking at the various subtle differences between the 400 and the 800. I'm sure I've missed loads but it is fascinating how two aircraft you originally thought were pretty much identical, but one with more modern avionics, could actually be so different.

 

Still a favourite with BA as well. They have a large fleet of 747's.

Did BA buy some 800s?  When I was at Heathrow last fall, all I saw were 400s and a couple of 380s, one of which I had the pleasure of flying on.

 

-Jim

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Did BA buy some 800s?

 

Nobody has bought the 800. It doesn't exist  :P

 

Note the giant 8 on the tail. 747-8

(Only the customer codes add extra digits.)

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Nobody has bought the 800. It doesn't exist  :P

 

Note the giant 8 on the tail. 747-8

(Only the customer codes add extra digits.)

 

Which is weird, since they could have called it the -800 straigt away then...

By the way, if you need assistance with the DLH repaints and the accurate airline configuration, let me know.

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Nobody has bought the 800. It doesn't exist  :P

 

Note the giant 8 on the tail. 747-8

(Only the customer codes add extra digits.)

What I meant was...oh nevermind.  I'll just look it up online.

 

-Jim

So pretty much, Lufthansa is the only passenger airline who bought the 747-8 for passenger aircraft, and the others stuck with the 747-8F for cargo.

 

Sorry, my faux pas.

 

-Jim

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So pretty much, Lufthansa is the only passenger airline who bought the 747-8 for passenger aircraft, and the others stuck with the 747-8F for cargo.

 

 

Not true, Air China has quite a few already and flies with them to FRA, JFK and SFO. Korean Air will be the next customer to recieve the -8i.

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744X_FSX_03.jpg

 

 

PMDG_744vc1.jpg

 

 

Quite an evolution, huh? :lol:

(Although, seeing now, the "old" 747 still is pretty beautiful even for today's standards...)

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As usual with Robert's updates, I'm looking at the a/c in the background and wondering what it is. Not that they've ever sneaked things into such preview shots before ;)

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Since I am a cargo version freak the word 747-8F makes me warm and fuzzy.

I just wish you guys would add some ground containers around it and stuff like that (to the 777F as well).

Static props but would look very cool and create extra lvl of immersion.

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Flew on G-VLIP of Virgin just this weekend to MCO and also on a BA 747 to NYC in February, the 747 really is superb. Looking forward to this one!

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Well done team. Great work.

 

The screenshots look boss.

 

Take your time in beta - my new Son is still very needy!

 

I'll need the 748, as my OCD cannot be doing with dirty cockpits - and I can't clean the screen anymore than I already have... ;)

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Before I switched over to P3D (still use FSX from time to time for the Leo Maddog), all I used to fly was the 744. It's definitely one of two aircraft in the world that I love the most. The first would be the Maddog :).

 

So it's nice to see a refresh and hope release isn't too far away :) . Thanks for the update.

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I'll need the 748, as my OCD cannot be doing with dirty cockpits - and I can't clean the screen anymore than I already have... ;)

 

You're very honest!

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Much more excited for the DC-6.  How different is flying this plane really than the T7?  Flows are similar.  Procedures are similar.  Displays are similar.  Would be much more into this if the plane was a -200 or -300 version...

 

Colin Ware

Seattle

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Much more excited for the DC-6.  How different is flying this plane really than the T7?  Flows are similar.  Procedures are similar.  Displays are similar.  Would be much more into this if the plane was a -200 or -300 version...

 

Colin Ware

Seattle

Actually, I am very curious to see how different the -400 and -8 will handle.  Here we will have two very similar airframes, with one being conventional and the other being fly-by-wire.  I think it will be kind of neat trying them out side-by-side.  Of course, I do have to agree that being able to top off the set with a PMDG 742 would be the bee's knees.  Maybe if the DC-6 is successful enough, PMDG will start producing a greater variety of historic airliners.  742, 707, 727 would be so much fun.  Maybe even a 737-200 with the vacuum cleaners under the wings.  Of course, then we will need to have a Super-Connie (God could you imagine what PMDG could do with that bird!), a Convair, and an L-1011.  But I digress...

 

Andrew Jones

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Actually, I am very curious to see how different the -400 and -8 will handle.  Here we will have two very similar airframes, with one being conventional and the other being fly-by-wire.  I think it will be kind of neat trying them out side-by-side.  Of course, I do have to agree that being able to top off the set with a PMDG 742 would be the bee's knees.  Maybe if the DC-6 is successful enough, PMDG will start producing a greater variety of historic airliners.  742, 707, 727 would be so much fun.  Maybe even a 737-200 with the vacuum cleaners under the wings.  Of course, then we will need to have a Super-Connie (God could you imagine what PMDG could do with that bird!), a Convair, and an L-1011.  But I digress...

 

Andrew Jones

 

 

The 747-8 is not fly by wire!!

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The 747-8 is not fly by wire!!

 

The 748 is partially fly-by-wire, unlike the 777 and 787 family which are all fully fly-by-wire.

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The 748 is partially fly-by-wire, unlike the 777 and 787 family which are all fully fly-by-wire.

 

It doesn't fly very different than the 400. Otherwise a separate type rating would be required.

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In FSX every plane is fly-by-wire.   :P

:LMAO: .   You know Olli, I always find myself scrolling through the threads looking for your posts because you ALWAYS come up with something entertaining lol!   But of course, you are right, on FSX doesn't matter too much!

 

Kind regards

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I know I'm gonna get my head cut off for this, BUT - could you guys maybe change the seats and the carpet in the -8 cockpit to the more modern brown carpet and the new boeing seats, which have a more comfortable looking, brown-ish fabric on the sides? 

 

 

*runs and hides*

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