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[09DEC15] A Whole Lotta 747-400 Goodness!

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That looks pretty awesome....

 

First think I'm doing with the 744:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIvbm2ZlsnQ

 

Please let there be a Cathay livery.... :Praying:

 

I wonder, if the runway were wide enough, could the A380 have landed at Kai Tak if it were still in use today? Hmmm.

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I really wish I were a beta tester for PMDG I'd love to contribute to this fabulous project. Those pictures are beautiful Rob I cannot wait to have such a detailed rendition of this aircraft in the sim.

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I Love how all of these are taken at YVR.  :wub:

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Instead of a pogo stick, can we have Samuel L. Jackson in the back beating back a horde of bloodthirsty poisonous snakes please?

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As a Flight Engineer on classic 747's (E-4B, which is a modified -200) I just can not wait for this model! The 747 is one of those planes you just can't help but fall in love with once exposed...

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I can already foresee the hours I'll spend choosing between the 777 and 747 for a long haul...

Great job, PMDG team!

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Looking forward to this.  Did my first long haul in a 747 this year since 1989, and it was as terrific as I remembered.

 

And seeing the front end of the thing pointing directly into the main lounge at EGCC was simply amazing.  It's an astonishing thing to look at, from a few meters away.

 

Just need to find a few shorter routes, since time doesn't permit the long 'uns.

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You Really are a true 777 geek Luke. I'm sensing somewhat of a lack of enthusiasm this time round !!

 

Jimmy,

 

We told Luke to pretend he has a 777 on each wing... 

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I can't wait for a high quality Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa livery for this...

 

Note to self: Stop reading these threads and enjoy your 777 .... Must resist waiting for this and becoming miserable... :smile:

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I've seen a real 747 just once, well over 30 years ago.  I was in Denver, westbound on I-70 and there was a big commotion going on the side of the road near the airport (Stapleton at the time, long before DIA).  At first I thought there had been a multi-vehicle pileup, then I saw the reason for the hubbub.  A Pan-Am 747 was taxiing to the runway for takeoff.  There were dozens of people pulled off to the side of the road, most of them taking pictures.  I'm guessing it was one of the few 747 flights out of Denver at that time. 

 

It was like seeing a luxury liner in a port full of fishing boats as it eclipsed all the other aircraft in sight.  I would have pulled over myself but had a meeting that wouldn't wait.

 

Given how well PMDG captured the 'bigness' of the 777, I'm sure it will be equally thrilling to take this majestic aircraft into the virtual sky.

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I've seen a real 747 just once, well over 30 years ago.  I was in Denver, westbound on I-70 and there was a big commotion going on the side of the road near the airport (Stapleton at the time, long before DIA).  At first I thought there had been a multi-vehicle pileup, then I saw the reason for the hubbub.  A Pan-Am 747 was taxiing to the runway for takeoff.  There were dozens of people pulled off to the side of the road, most of them taking pictures.  I'm guessing it was one of the few 747 flights out of Denver at that time. 

 

It was like seeing a luxury liner in a port full of fishing boats as it eclipsed all the other aircraft in sight.  I would have pulled over myself but had a meeting that wouldn't wait.

 

Given how well PMDG captured the 'bigness' of the 777, I'm sure it will be equally thrilling to take this majestic aircraft into the virtual sky.

 

I've been on a Qantas 747-400 twice. I'll be going back onto one again in October next year for a 2 week holiday with my wife.

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And in other news

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An unusual ad has been placed in one of Malaysia's newspapers. It is appealing for the owner of three abandoned jumbo jets to come forward. The Boeing 747s have been sitting on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International airport for more than a year. Bloomberg's Michael Arnold reports on "Trending Business."
 

And a link to a short video discussion on this subject;
http://finance.yahoo.com/video/airport-advertises-owner-abandoned-747s-042225989.html

 

You guys didn't lose a couple did you?

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Randazzo, 60FPS in the 744 VC! Wow, is that in FSX or P3D! What is your test system specs, I have 6700K at 4.80ghz with a EVGA 980Ti, 16GB DDR4, and SSDs. I don't think I have seen 60FPS yet. This is awesome news. 

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Randazzo, 60FPS in the 744 VC! Wow, is that in FSX or P3D! What is your test system specs, I have 6700K at 4.80ghz with a EVGA 980Ti, 16GB DDR4, and SSDs. I don't think I have seen 60FPS yet. This is awesome news. 

 

Rob stated FSX

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Rob stated FSX

 

Also, just in case people haven't picked up on it yet, pay attention to the borders on the photos, and the flash of color at the top of the tail:

  • Yellow: FSX
  • Green: P3D
  • Purple: XPL

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Also, just in case people haven't picked up on it yet, pay attention to the borders on the photos, and the flash of color at the top of the tail:

  • Yellow: FSX
  • Green: P3D
  • Purple: XPL

 

 

Nice  :wink:

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Rob stated FSX

 

Okay well that's pretty amazing considering how FSX stands vs P3D, what are his specs I wonder. 

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Excuse me if I'm wrong, in the second picture, I think the lights on the nose gear are lightened? But in my study, the lights on the nose gear will only illuminated when the main gear in the GND mode. Would love to have this feature.

 

Thank you PMDG for the great work.

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Can't wait guys, this one looks to be a real winner!

 

Lets get her into Beta ASAP!

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I have been with UAL for 31 years now as an aircraft inspector. Out of the entire fleet, I have enjoyed working on the 747.

I have had the pleasure of performing inspections through out the aircraft from the nose to the tail, from wing tip to wing tip,

inside and out. She is a work of art.

Sadly, UAL is slowly phasing out the 747 which is being replaced by the 777 and the 787. I will surely miss them.

Thanks to PMDG, I will soon have one of my own!!

 

Doug Morlan

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Incredible update. Thank you. Can't wait.

 

Bought a goflight yoke as a celebration!

 

The VAS numbers look excellent, well done on those. Without wanting to get ahead of oneself - will you be able to apply any of those improvements to the 777 later?

 

Thanks again.

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