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747-8?

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Hello

 

Apologies if the answer to this is hugely obvious, I've been out of the loop for a long time.

 

I understand that the PMDG 747 addon was recently discontinued due to the future release of a new, reworked version of the software. 

 

With the previous line up, there was an option to purchase a 747-8 external model but if I recall correctly it was simply an aesthetic change and the underlying systems, cockpit, sounds, physics etc were all identical to the 744. 

 

With the upcoming "747 v2", will the 747-8 be modelled uniquely to the same level of realism as the 744 or will it just be another aesthetic model change again? 

 

Thanks

 

Odai.

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Excellent! I'd seen that FB post before but assumed the 747-8 was going to be another copy of the 744 after seeing the VC shots (they look identical). It hadn't occurred to me that the 747-8's cockpit in real life is similar to that of the 744, for some reason I'd just assumed it was in the same style as the 787. 

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Excellent! I'd seen that FB post before but assumed the 747-8 was going to be another copy of the 744 after seeing the VC shots (they look identical). It hadn't occurred to me that the 747-8's cockpit in real life is similar to that of the 744, for some reason I'd just assumed it was in the same style as the 787. 

 

Have a look here. RSR posted a thread with the 747-400 and 747-8 VCs next to each other for you to be able to compare:

http://www.avsim.com/topic/471944-19jul15-the-view-from-the-top/

 

In order to keep things similar enough for crews of the -400, a lot of its elements were carried over to the -8. This is the same for a lot of the elements in the 737 series all the way up until recently (and even then, a lot of it is all the same, despite all of the new displays, etc).

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