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747 BETA - A few shots!

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Howdy all, just a few shots of the 747 Beta. Lined up on Kai Tak Runway 31 at dusk.

As always with beta previews, the airplane is a work in progress. These shots are stitched from multiple shots so any perspective distortion is of my making, not PMDG's.

General impressions? PMDG have done what they always do, they've raised the bar. Textures, sound and handling are all top-class. Lighting is incredible, these shots perhaps don't do it full justice, you really have to see it at night to appreciate the work that has been put in here. (Shots of that another day, I have testing to do!)

The result is a convincing and cosy atmosphere in which to conduct your duties. Once agian PMDG has really captured that sense of anticipation that accompanies the preflight prep for a long haul. I said it of the 777 and I'll say it of the 747, the atmosphere is less that of a bus about to start it's daily commuter grind, and more like that of an ocean liner about to pull out of port for some exotic destination.

The sounds, did I mention the sounds? Unbelievable.

Those of you who've been PMDG customers for some time may have sampled the original 747. To you folks, welcome back to your office. I will say, it's great to be perched back up high again. To those of you who haven't yet had the joy of flying the Queen, you're in for a treat, this is a different bird to the 777 and is a reflection of what the state-of-the-art was back when the 747-400 first flew. PMDG have done a great job of capturing many of the little quirks and idiosyncrasies of the airplane.

These are only early impressions and I'm sure there will be more from the test team in due course, but for now, sit back, relax and enjoy these shots!

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How do you find it compared to PMDG's previous 747? More complex? Better FPS? More fun to fly by hand? More functionality?

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How do you find it compared to PMDG's previous 747? More complex? Better FPS? More fun to fly by hand? More functionality?

 

Not so much more complex as a more complete simulation. The fidelity of the simulation is far ahead of the original. The original 747 was a high standard for its day, this one is a high standard for today. Definitely more fun to fly by hand in my view.

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Thanks for the info, brother, is this FSX or P3D?

FSX

 

We have a color system on the tails of the PMDG liveries btw:

-Yellow - FSX

- Green - P3D

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FSX

 

We have a color system on the tails of the PMDG liveries btw:

-Yellow - FSX

- Green - P3D

First thing I checked :) . BTW, this will be the first aircraft I will buy for P3D and not FSX.

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hello,

i wish you guys would implement a maintenance hangar type feature with this aircraft , something like the one on DC-6 X-plane  :D

kind regards,

jaff

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i wish you guys would implement a maintenance hangar type feature with this aircraft , something like the one on DC-6 X-plane  :D

 

While the interface is slightly different, our products have had this feature for quite some time. The NGX, and 777 both have maintenance functions (magnitudes above what's available in the DC-6) under MENU> FS ACTIONS>.

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this will be the first aircraft I will buy for P3D and not FSX.

 

Me as well.  Should be awesome as I leave FSX behind in the history books where it belongs.

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I'm pretty amazed at the curve on the CRT's! Superb attention to detail! 

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While the interface is slightly different, our products have had this feature for quite some time. The NGX, and 777 both have maintenance functions (magnitudes above what's available in the DC-6) under MENU> FS ACTIONS>.

yup i am aware of that and have been using that for ages, and its very good , but you see a nice UI showing engine hours for example (not in seconds in a file somewhere :P ) would not hurt :D

 

All this is just a suggestion and in no way am i demanding something :)

 

any way hope the 747 releases soon ! best of luck with the release !

 

kind regards,

 

jaff

 

 

 

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Really glad people are keying in on the CRTs. I think it's a pretty awesome little detail. If you guys can spot the attention to detail on the CRTs, I'm sure you'll easily spot some of the subtle details on the LCDs, too. Full credit goes to Vin on this one. He's done some great work in the VCs.

 


All this is just a suggestion and in no way am i demanding something :)

 

I didn't see it as a demand. I was just confused as it wasn't clear if you knew the maint function existed on our other products. I doubt we'd provide a UI panel similar to the DC-6 (that goes against our mentality of why we put everything into the CDU menus), but I could suggest giving people a little visibility into times while in the MAINT pages.

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Awesome shots. Can't wait.

Dumb question though, on the original queen for fsx, the spoilers vibrated on landing as in real life with the forces on them. I found this to be a really immersive little detail, can you confirm please if this has made it to the new version.

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Really glad people are keying in on the CRTs. I think it's a pretty awesome little detail. If you guys can spot the attention to detail on the CRTs, I'm sure you'll easily spot some of the subtle details on the LCDs, too. Full credit goes to Vin on this one. He's done some great work in the VCs.

 

 

I didn't see it as a demand. I was just confused as it wasn't clear if you knew the maint function existed on our other products. I doubt we'd provide a UI panel similar to the DC-6 (that goes against our mentality of why we put everything into the CDU menus), but I could suggest giving people a little visibility into times while in the MAINT pages.

oh,due the number of times 'some' ( :ph34r2: ) ppl have re-iterated the importance of reading the intro manuals that come with the PMDG products ,its pretty hard to miss the MAINT feature :D

 

the CRTs are golden !! and engine hours on CDU would be nice too ..

 

say kyle aren't you one of the BETA testers as well ? and shouldn't you be posting videos on you tube ,showing off this wonderful beast :P

 

kind regards,

 

jaff

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oh,due the number of times 'some' ( ) ppl have re-iterated the importance of reading the intro manuals that come with the PMDG products ,its pretty hard to miss the MAINT feature :D

 

Some...no idea who...  :ph34r: 

:P

 

 

 


say kyle aren't you one of the BETA testers as well ? and shouldn't you be posting videos on you tube ,showing off this wonderful beast

 

I'm on the dev team, so I've been testing it since before the tech and beta teams had access to it. I may eventually do a video similar to the one I did for the 777 a while back, but that won't be until a bit later.

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I'm on the dev team, so I've been testing it since before the tech and beta teams had access to it. I may eventually do a video similar to the one I did for the 777 a while back, but that won't be until a bit later.

nice !! looking forward to a full blown video, with all features et all !

 

kind regards,

 

jaff

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Personally I love thye PMDG intro docs, a great Seguay  into the product I am about to enjoy.

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Wow, these curved CRTs!! Shots are gorgeous, especially the last one, very atmospheric.

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