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744 v3 BETA - On the gate at VHHX

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A quick shot from one of those places synonymous with the 747-400, Kai Tak! This place epitomizes the heyday of the 747 in my view, and as you can see the ramp is full of them!

 

We've just arrived from Auckland, NZ after 11 hours 30 minutes, the shutdown checks are being run, and it's almost time to sign off for the night. Listening to those CF6's spool down after a long haul is one of the most satisfying moments of the flight.

 

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Beautiful screenshot and very nice night lighting in the flight deck. Good for our eyes!!

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Very nice shot, I'm eagerly looking forward to fly the new Queen!

 

One small request for PMDG, perhaps this might save a lot of pain after the release seeing all those Kai Tak shots.
As Kai Tak is no longer in the current navigation databases, how about you hardcode the Kai Tak and old Quito data into the 747, regardless of the AIRAC installed?
This would safe a lot of simmers quite some pain fiddling with AIRACs if they want to fly of either of the two airports.

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I'm confused. This is the second topic to call it v3... Isn't it v2? :unknw: Anyway, great screens!

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Any plans of adding a copilot tn the seat soas not to appear to be a haunted jet?  When I look over I would like to see Otto.

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This is the second topic to call it v3... Isn't it v2

 

It's a V3

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The original Queen of the Skies for FS9 was V1.

When we moved that project into FSX later on, it became V2, but retained the original Queen of the Skies moniker.

...now we have V3, and Queen of the Skies II.

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One small request for PMDG, perhaps this might save a lot of pain after the release seeing all those Kai Tak shots.
As Kai Tak is no longer in the current navigation databases, how about you hardcode the Kai Tak and old Quito data into the 747, regardless of the AIRAC installed?
This would safe a lot of simmers quite some pain fiddling with AIRACs if they want to fly of either of the two airports.

 

I don't believe that this is something that we'd do. It could create a mess in the code, and the database side of me cringes at hard coding things like that.

 

That being said, since I've personally spent a lot of time down there in the sim, I might make some sort of tool to automatically "inject" airports into the files and file structure, but it would be external and independent of the aircraft entirely (just as the nav database is). No promises. I have a number of projects that I'm working on at the moment (none of which anyone here knows about :ph34r:  :P ), but if I need a break from a particular project, I might look into it.

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Mark,

Thanks a lot for this beautiful shot!!

compared to the 777 how spacious/ cramped does this cockpit feel?

There is some kind of fish eye effect going on in this photo..which makes the cockpit look smaller.

But my god is this plane beautiful!

Just marvelous 

Warm regards

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Stunning, the 744 really has the most charm of any aircraft out there in my opinion.

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Stunning, the 744 really has the most charm of any aircraft out there in my opinion.

 

Agreed andso it will become my main tube liner ride.

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Very nice shot, I'm eagerly looking forward to fly the new Queen!

 

One small request for PMDG, perhaps this might save a lot of pain after the release seeing all those Kai Tak shots.

As Kai Tak is no longer in the current navigation databases, how about you hardcode the Kai Tak and old Quito data into the 747, regardless of the AIRAC installed?

This would safe a lot of simmers quite some pain fiddling with AIRACs if they want to fly of either of the two airports.

Is it truly that difficult to change out a single text file? - David Lee

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Is it truly that difficult to change out a single text file? - David Lee

There are three files involved, two of which would be overwritten every navdata cycle update. There might be some clever ways to accomplish this, such as an application that you run after each update to do the reinstall of VHHHX but it's not just one text file.

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I was about to post that Todd, I use their files without issue. Also comes with very easy to follow manual instructions in case you need to manually install it. Highly recommended!

In fact I just flew igs 13 down to the checker boards about an hour ago. All stars were there, fantastic.

 

Chris

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Definitely a nice image which captures the queen's atmosphere! When possible I would like to see some livery repaint previews if possible.

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Atmosphere? I don't really care about 'atmosphere'.

 

Nobody has posted pics showing EPR or N1 at cruise. What degree nose up is at 375,000kg at FL290-310?

What is the climb rate at 290kt IAS AT FL100, 200, 300. What is it using 340 kts IAS? What is the descent rate at various weights? That's the pics I want to see. How realistic is the FDE?

 

 

No wonder every add-on requires so many updates and fixes when beta testers are too busy looking at wing flex and 'atmosphere'. Dear oh dear.

Calm down there homeboy. PMDG does there homework when it comes to addons. The plane has been in tech testing for a long time with actual 747 pilots. Also, this isnt there first 747, this is actually number 3.

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