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Very good news, this with the FSDT lowering their products' price....and more to come as we get close to the end of the year.

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Best news I've heard in a while, can't wait to visit ATL with this!

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Not been simming for a while due to other hobbies but $60 with the ability to use on any platform is a real bargain.

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Have to save up for EHAM and the PMDG 747 so I can't jump on this yet but the twitch streams have been great and it looks like a very high quality addon.

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Bought it.  Very promising but also very unfinished.  Lots of issues/problems and performance issues galore.  Clearly released earlier than was ready - some functionality still "in development".  I would take a look at their forums before taking a plunge (and its not cheap).  Do feel that the issues will eventually be worked out and this will become a world-class product.  

 

 

That's the hope..... :wink:

 

Ilya

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Bought it.  Very promising but also very unfinished.  Lots of issues/problems and performance issues galore.  Clearly released earlier than was ready - some functionality still "in development".  I would take a look at their forums before taking a plunge (and its not cheap).  Do feel that the issues will eventually be worked out and this will become a world-class product.  

 

 

That's the hope..... :wink:

 

Ilya

How's the FMC working

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Great News!!! You Guys who bougth this, at this stage, how is the FPS? I am just a click away from purchase, but I just like to hear about the fps first, please.

Merry X-mas to You all!!!

Best regards

Per

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So far I have yet to get off the ground. Very buggy for me and I had a CTD on my second attempt. Very high VAS and its 4 fps lower than my pmdg md11. I'm gonna back off and wait until it matures.

Greg

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How's the FMC working

Seems mostly there and functioning. I did a flight from KSMF to KSFO with SIDS and STARS and it followed FMS speed, NAV track and altitude Profile (there's no LNAV or VNAV terminology in this bird - the AP is not your average bear). There's thrust limits, V speed calculation.. seems to have everything you'd expect.

 

I did not read the documentation and managed to muddle through the whole flight except I blew the ILS intercept and had to manually land it.

 

Grabbed a screenie during the flight:

 

 

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Right on I've heard there's about a month of fixes to do

 

Well, TFDi said the aircraft was not perfect, considering it's an initial release, so people should not be surprised about all the issues found so far. Seems to me that they rushed the release a lot, considering that the product was beta tested for less than one month. I'll be watching from the backdoor.

Cheers, Ed

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Yeah cheers bud, hopefully the fixes will be somewhat quick. Probably a rush to get it out before Christmas or something

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Well, one would think they probably also wanted to beat the PMDG 747 and A2A Connie to release as well.

 

I give them credit for being communicative with everyone though. They even sent out an email just to let everyone know they were looking into performance issues some users are having. That goes above and beyond IMHO.

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I give them credit for being communicative with everyone though. They even sent out an email just to let everyone know they were looking into performance issues some users are having. That goes above and beyond IMHO.

 

Yes, that's right, but in my opinion it's the least they can do after people is paying 60 bucks for the bird at this stage.

Cheers, Ed

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Seems  that its  only  out  for  a  day and  a bit  and seems  that this  happens all the time  whenever  a addon  comes  out,  wouldnt be  surprised  to see  the  same  happening  when the  747 comes  out  or  another  addon is  released  get  the same  posts,  gee   its  got  some  bugs,     missing  rivets,  etc

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This will be a fantastic aircraft once the bugs are squashed and some functionality added. Even if you barely read between the lines with some of their communication, they were clearly itching to release this before the holidays and/or 2017. We can only speculate as to why but I wonder if waiting would have been a better idea.

 

Regardless, I can see through the performance issues and don't regret buying this thing one bit. To mention that it also fits a great niche of aircraft that we don't really have good renditions of (here's lookin' at you DA CRJ!), then all the better.

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Well, TFDi said the aircraft was not perfect, considering it's an initial release, so people should not be surprised about all the issues found so far. Seems to me that they rushed the release a lot, considering that the product was beta tested for less than one month. I'll be watching from the backdoor.

Cheers, Ed

 

"Beta" had a different meaning in our eyes. Beta was a final quick integrity check to ensure that the plane was ready - and, well...it was. We've flown this plane internally for probably a year and a half because of shared cockpit. This accounted for 10-20 people over the course of development. Once we hit beta, we brought in many more. Not once during development did our testers experience (most of) the issues being reported now (performance issue included). We can't fix what we don't know about. Our testers are not at fault, as if they don't have the issues, we can't fix them. They did a fantastic job of testing, really. The true test of any product is to give it to the masses. Otherwise, it can be nearly impossible to catch some issues.

 

We're doing our best to collect as much feedback as we can. It's quite overwhelming - we have Facebook, our forums, our support ticket system, and any other websites our guys check frequently (Avsim and Reddit included). We have lots more planned for this aircraft and we will be delivering frequent updates whenever we can. The performance issue is top priority right now. It's very strange and hard to track down. We thought it was the weather radar integration, but it's seeming like that wasn't it, sadly.

 

To add, keeping our 2016 promise was arguably more important to us than delivering a 100% perfect product. In the world of software, perfect is not possible.

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"Beta" had a different meaning in our eyes. Beta was a final quick integrity check to ensure that the plane was ready - and, well...it was. We've flown this plane internally for probably a year and a half because of shared cockpit. This accounted for 10-20 people over the course of development. Once we hit beta, we brought in many more. Not once during development did our testers experience (most of) the issues being reported now (performance issue included). We can't fix what we don't know about. Our testers are not at fault, as if they don't have the issues, we can't fix them. They did a fantastic job of testing, really. The true test of any product is to give it to the masses. Otherwise, it can be nearly impossible to catch some issues.

 

We're doing our best to collect as much feedback as we can. It's quite overwhelming - we have Facebook, our forums, our support ticket system, and any other websites our guys check frequently (Avsim and Reddit included). We have lots more planned for this aircraft and we will be delivering frequent updates whenever we can. The performance issue is top priority right now. It's very strange and hard to track down. We thought it was the weather radar integration, but it's seeming like that wasn't it, sadly.

It's a solid release Brandon. Considering to depth and extent of the systems you guys built, it's surprising how few issues there actually are (at least IMHO). I have every confidence you'll sort out the remaining problems and in the mean time, I, for one, am thoroughly enjoying this release.

 

Cheers, Brian

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The performance issue is top priority right now.

 

Brandon: I have a lot of praise for you guys, some on soft issues, the other on the actual product. Because of that, I have probably more faith in this project than with any other I've dealt with. There's an Airbus product out there that I effectively have none left. Screw those guys.

 

That all said, I'm sure you all are inundated with complaints and information. You may have a case of analysis paralysis (I would). Anyhow, I'm willing to help. I have a solid system and--what I would figure to be--a relatively simple OS install and P3D install so while I might make an awful beta tester, especially with regard to an aircraft product (I'm no pilot nor do I know anything about the 717), I may be able to help otherwise.

 

I know Collin was/is seeking someone for a TeamViewer session but my schedule is a bit crazy over the next several days (as I'm sure is the case with a lot of folks). Regardless, message me and we'll see what we can see.

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