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Just wait till IXEG's 737 or PMDG's first product comes out ;-)

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Actually, there is a post re IXEG on facebook...looks like release is finally around the corner.

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Indeed, there is some noticeably forum-activity alive here so to speak!

And more to come for sure!

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Another hit to the credit card. :smile:

 

I keep seeing people mention credit card about IXEG.. I thought it will be donationware?

 

EDIT - Seeing their support forum is on X-Pilot,, perhaps I confused it with x737 project

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Well, considering IXEG is meant to be, supposedly, close to the PMDG's complexity, I highly doubt it would work as donationware  :Tounge:

That being said, I would love to ask someone knowledgable in the subject about the economy behind such addons. 

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Actually, there is a post re IXEG on facebook...looks like release is finally around the corner.

Do you have a link please Will?

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Hi guys,

 

release of our plane is close, whatever that means after waiting for 5 years :P .

 

The dedicated forum is up:

 

http://forums.x-pilot.com/forum/169-ixeg/

 

Please note that we also have a new sneak-peak video out on our channel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcuYmGFREqwGyHhsYlDPtMA

 

The plane will of course be payware, a 4 man-team has spent the majority of their free time over the last 5 years on this. Lena asked about the economics behind making add-ons like these - the profit is very slim and delivering newspaper would have yielded a better income/hour, even if every X-Plane user buys a copy.

 

But this is mostly a labor of love, and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far, even if most of the aircrafts finer features will be lost for the majority of our users. It will be a realistic and serious nuts-n-bolts simulation of the 737-300, and you would need to be a type-rated pilot to fully appreciate the depth of the system simulation.

If failing DC Bus 1 and checking the operation of the remaining equipment with an electrical diagram is your cup of tea, then this plane will be for you. If you like to sit in the passenger seat and look out the window during replay... you can still have fun with it :wink: .

 

Cheers, Jan

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The plane will of course be payware, a 4 man-team has spent the majority of their free time over the last 5 years on this. Lena asked about the economics behind making add-ons like these - the profit is very slim and delivering newspaper would have yielded a better income/hour, even if every X-Plane user buys a copy.

 

 

That's what I figured, which only makes me appreciate developers like you guys even more. Saw the videos and as someone who will make B737 Ratings in a nearby future I can't wait to lay may hands on it. Kudos to your entire team!

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But this is mostly a labor of love, and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far, even if most of the aircrafts finer features will be lost for the majority of our users. It will be a realistic and serious nuts-n-bolts simulation of the 737-300, and you would need to be a type-rated pilot to fully appreciate the depth of the system simulation.

If failing DC Bus 1 and checking the operation of the remaining equipment with an electrical diagram is your cup of tea, then this plane will be for you. If you like to sit in the passenger seat and look out the window during replay... you can still have fun with it :wink: .

 

Cheers, Jan

Just a little note to thank you and the whole IXEG team...before the rush begins. :wink:

 

Well done and congratulations on bringing this colossal project to term.

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Hi guys,

 

release of our plane is close, whatever that means after waiting for 5 years :P .

 

The dedicated forum is up:

 

http://forums.x-pilot.com/forum/169-ixeg/

 

Please note that we also have a new sneak-peak video out on our channel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcuYmGFREqwGyHhsYlDPtMA

 

The plane will of course be payware, a 4 man-team has spent the majority of their free time over the last 5 years on this. Lena asked about the economics behind making add-ons like these - the profit is very slim and delivering newspaper would have yielded a better income/hour, even if every X-Plane user buys a copy.

 

But this is mostly a labor of love, and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far, even if most of the aircrafts finer features will be lost for the majority of our users. It will be a realistic and serious nuts-n-bolts simulation of the 737-300, and you would need to be a type-rated pilot to fully appreciate the depth of the system simulation.

If failing DC Bus 1 and checking the operation of the remaining equipment with an electrical diagram is your cup of tea, then this plane will be for you. If you like to sit in the passenger seat and look out the window during replay... you can still have fun with it :wink: .

 

Cheers, Jan

Jan,

 

Considering the "niche within a niche" that X-Plane market is at the moment, this is indeed a labour of love. It is fantastic to see developers such as IXEG, FlightFactor, LES, FJS, Rotate, ATS etc. continue to develop and improve a platform that is going from strength to strength and providing a very good alternative to simmers. It is all about choice, all of you are definitely providing quality.

 

Wish you all the very best.

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The plane will of course be payware, a 4 man-team has spent the majority of their free time over the last 5 years on this. Lena asked about the economics behind making add-ons like these - the profit is very slim and delivering newspaper would have yielded a better income/hour, even if every X-Plane user buys a copy.

 

But this is mostly a labor of love, and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far, even if most of the aircrafts finer features will be lost for the majority of our users. It will be a realistic and serious nuts-n-bolts simulation of the 737-300, and you would need to be a type-rated pilot to fully appreciate the depth of the system simulation.

Jan -

 

I've been avidly waiting for this add-on for a while now, and I've followed every one of the IXEG team's videos on YouTube. Did I say it's very pleasant to listen to your German-accented English? The plane is beautiful and a work of art, really. I look forward to paying for it and flying it.

 

Just one question - I noticed the fire alarm button is slightly lopsided (while watching your Engine Fire videos) - is it meant to be that way?

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The NGX for FSX has the same crooked button. Must be  something about the 737 that makes it that way.

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Jan -

 

I've been avidly waiting for this add-on for a while now, and I've followed every one of the IXEG team's videos on YouTube. Did I say it's very pleasant to listen to your German-accented English? The plane is beautiful and a work of art, really. I look forward to paying for it and flying it.

 

Just one question - I noticed the fire alarm button is slightly lopsided (while watching your Engine Fire videos) - is it meant to be that way?

 

Thanks everyone for the kind words. We are working hard to not disappoint you, and I would like to draw your attention to the list of "things that will not be in V1.0" - it´s available in our dedicated forum, and will be updated as warranted (hopefully just scratching things off the list!). We don´t want anyone to "buy the cat in the bag", as we say here in Germany :wink: .

 

The fire button and the master warning buttons are not totally fixed, they can be rotated slightly and will do so whenever you push them. It´s a great way to judge the pilot sitting next to you - if he (or she) constantly fiddles with those buttons to make them REALLY STRAIGHT again, you know what kind of person you are dealing with :P and better fly that ILS ON THE DOT or you will hear about it!

 

Cheers, Jan

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The fire button and the master warning buttons are not totally fixed, they can be rotated slightly and will do so whenever you push them. It´s a great way to judge the pilot sitting next to you - if he (or she) constantly fiddles with those buttons to make them REALLY STRAIGHT again, you know what kind of person you are dealing with :P and better fly that ILS ON THE DOT or you will hear about it!

 

Cheers, Jan

 

i have a slight hunch, that you are calling out a very specific lufthansa pilot here :D

 

oddly specific :P

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Jan,

I am very impress for the achievement, the team really deserve to get remuneration for such product.

The only aspect that you should think really close, is that if you release the aircraft with the promise list and you will take another year or so you will get in trouble.

For me flying on network those missed future are really important, FMC feature and most important the TCAS (maybe using 3rd party).

But I will invest in a team that did this incredible journey, to bring my beloved aircraft, that remember me when I start to use the wilco long time ago.

I hope that you can finish the list ASAP.

Thank you

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Jan,

I am very impress for the achievement, the team really deserve to get remuneration for such product.

The only aspect that you should think really close, is that if you release the aircraft with the promise list and you will take another year or so you will get in trouble.

For me flying on network those missed future are really important, FMC feature and most important the TCAS (maybe using 3rd party).

But I will invest in a team that did this incredible journey, to bring my beloved aircraft, that remember me when I start to use the wilco long time ago.

I hope that you can finish the list ASAP.

Thank you

 

Please point me to the passage where I said that we will add the missing feature within a specified time frame? Can you also show me the promise list? We are most certainly not getting into any trouble, even if we don´t finish a single item of the things I listed, don´t worry about that.

 

Oh, and if TCAS is the most important thing for you when flying online, then I suggest to work on your flying skills...

 

Please do me a favour and don´t buy this airplane until we say that TCAS is ready, I want to save myself the "trouble". :P

 

Jan

 

Edit: I don´t want to come across too harsh, but this post has just irked me. Considering that the posters first language is most likely not english (neither for me) it might have sounded a bit different than it was intended.

What gets me everytime is that people think they are entitled to some feature. It also gets me that they like to read stuff like "promise" or "guarantee" into what I write, when I try to be very careful with the way I word stuff.

 

And it makes me even more frustrated when we try to be upfront with the community, providing a very transparent list of missing features we (still) lack, only to STILL get this turned around on us. I think some people rather buy a product with an impressive feature list that is in reality missing a lot of things, than a product with a small "missing feature" list that still has a lot of things... humans, I guess.

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Well all this TCAS talking with the MD80 and the IXEG got me thinking:

 

Which plane actually has a fully working TCAS that is used for online flying? And i mean the real TCAS like you see in a PMDG plane or the PSX 747. Not just the Traffic Callout with no evasive action suggestion, but the full blown system

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I don't think we have  a single aircraft with fully working TCAS for X-Plane.

Addon developers seem to agree that, due to how X-Plane is coded, fully working TCAS is really hard to make. 

Personally, if you think how much time would have to be spend on this single feature and how rare it is actually "used", then I much prefer devs to focus on much more pragmatic systems. 

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