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If I recall correctly, it is among the variants included in the initial release base package, along with the -ERF, -F, -BCF, and -M.

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Will the 744 v3 include the ER variant in the base package?

 

From a post by RSR a while back:

"2) Is the 747-400F being made?:  Yes.  We are building the 747-400/F/ER/M/BCF and the 747-8/F  We may add to this list at our discretion."

 

So, in the 400 product, you're getting:

  • 747-400 (the 747 you all know and love)
  • 747-400F (the freighter version of the 747 you know and love - easy to spot as it looks like a 400 with a 100-sized upper deck)
  • 747-400ER (the 747 you all know and love, for longer)
  • 747-400ERF (the F with some ER stuff in it)
  • 747-400M (the combi version of the 747 with a rear cargo door)
  • 747-400BCF (BCF means Boeing Converted Freighter, and it is outwardly similar to the M)

     

    ...and each engine type of all of those.

 

Just to clarify the 400 versus the 8:

"5) Will the 747-400 and the 747-8 be in the same package?:  No, these will be two different products.  Currently we envision the 747-8 as an expansion package to the 747-400.  (As always- information subject to change- there are some variables here that we don't control so it is under review...)"

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Hi Kyle, you know if TOPCAT will simulate the 8/F ??

 

No idea. Something to ask them, perhaps.

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you know if TOPCAT will simulate the 8/F ??

TOPCAT is dead in the water according to the developers. I believe the answer is no.

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TOPCAT is dead in the water according to the developers. I believe the answer is no.

 

Have they stated that outright?

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Have they stated that outright?

Yes. In reply to an email I sent to FlightSimSoft or whoever the developer was. The reply was from Judith Blaschegg a cohort of Christian Gill.

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and if TOPCAT died how would i do the WEIGHt AND BALANCE, FUEL LOAD (ALL) , PERFOMANCE, TAKE OFF AND LANDING.. or what software you use to calculate everything said 

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and if TOPCAT died how would i do the WEIGHt AND BALANCE, FUEL LOAD (ALL) , PERFOMANCE, TAKE OFF AND LANDING.. or what software you use to calculate everything said 

 

I'm sure someone will work up some sort of program. At the very least, there's usually an Excel worksheet floating around somewhere.

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Yes. In reply to an email I sent to FlightSimSoft or whoever the developer was. The reply was from Judith Blaschegg a cohort of Christian Gill.

 

Well that sucks. It has seemed like all of their attention has been on PFPX but I find TOPCAT to be a pretty invaluable tool. Maybe they'll open up the file format so that third parties can create profiles a la PFPX. 

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I love my TOPCAT.  I would suggest that we head over to their forum and politely ask for this.

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I'm sure someone will work up some sort of program. At the very least, there's usually an Excel worksheet floating around somewhere.

Having a tool like TOPCAT is very important I have faith That 8 / F furrow the heaven in my FSX and Coming P3D 

I love my TOPCAT.  I would suggest that we head over to their forum and politely ask for this.

All right, let's all

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TOPPER is an alternative take off calculator and the developer is very nice and responsive. PMDG could work with him to bring out a takeoff calculator if TOPCAT has stopped developing.  - David Lee

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TOPPER is an alternative take off calculator and the developer is very nice and responsive. PMDG could work with him to bring out a takeoff calculator if TOPCAT has stopped developing. - David Lee

 

It's TOPER...but yeah...that'd be good for folks that don't already have TOPCAT.

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I would suggest that we head over to their forum and politely ask for this.

The TOPCAT Forum has been read only since January 2015. You can't make posts.

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I'm sure someone will work up some sort of program. At the very least, there's usually an Excel worksheet floating around somewhere.

 

Kyle, what are you using in conjunction with the 747 model(s) to test the TO/Landing performace calcs if nothing specifically is available?  Or is the calc tool a function of the model produced?

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The TOPCAT Forum has been read only since January 2015. You can't make posts.

 

Hmm, well this is disappointing to hear.

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Kyle, what are you using in conjunction with the 747 model(s) to test the TO/Landing performace calcs if nothing specifically is available?  Or is the calc tool a function of the model produced?

 

Not sure of the question here...

 

The FMC can easily calculate its own v-speeds using the balanced field method. The only thing TOPCAT or other programs add is the ability to run the metrics for the departure path, and run calculations to figure out how much you can de-rate thrust. So, it's not exactly a function that is inherently required for testing.

 

...but that's all excepting the fact that TOPCAT has had a 747-400 profile for (literally) a decade. The data from back then is the same data now. A 400 is a 400 is a 400.

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TOPCAT has had a 747-400 profile for (literally) a decade. The data from back then is the same data now. A 400 is a 400 is a 400.

 

Yep, which is awesome as a TOPCAT owner, the concern is with the -8.

 

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The FMC can easily calculate its own v-speeds using the balanced field method. The only thing TOPCAT or other programs add is the ability to run the metrics for the departure path, and run calculations to figure out how much you can de-rate thrust. So, it's not exactly a function that is inherently required for testing.

 

Got it.

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Yep, which is awesome as a TOPCAT owner, the concern is with the -8.

 

yes i can be silly for focusing only in the 8/F  :fool:  now the 400/F  will not disappear but in the future if and will remain el 8/F..  and without this in TOPCAT i died  :sad:  :sad:  :sad:  :Nail Biting:

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