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1st pic of the PMDG 747 F...all the ground equip!

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1st of many shots.

 

The ground equip is outstanding!  What a touch it adds to freighter ops!  

The plane...indescribable (You have to fly it to appreciate it).

The package..completely complete!

The purchase, download and install...FLAWLESS

FPS and VAS...right there with the 777, maybe a bit better but I'm not breaking out any counters...the plane is smooth.

Purchase decision if you're on the fence...Get off the fence and get it!

OK...back to flying...need to get this cargo in the air!

 

Yes that is a tail stand being wheeled in, plus a honey bucket truck (almost in the pic...but on the way), staff van, potable water truck, more loaders you can shake a stick at.....Freight ops nirvana! 

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I bought her for cargo ops exclusively.

I will start my cargo ops with Cargolux - downloading now :-)

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Steve,

           Stop it. I'm a retired airline employee on a fixed income.

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Looks awesome!  I might have to get into some long haul stuff for this...   I typically do short routes in the NGX but I may have to step it up!

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Thanks guys.....this is hands down the top flightsim package available.  If you love the 747, you MUST own this!

 

Steve,

           Stop it. I'm a retired airline employee on a fixed income.

Hey Mike,

Then you need to get over to my house and see it on my 55" 4k TV....once you do, you will FIND a way to own it!  :wink:   (Eating is way over rated...just miss a few meals and she can be yours, hehe)

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Thanks guys.....this is hands down the top flightsim package available.  If you love the 747, you MUST own this!

 

Hey Mike,

Then you need to get over to my house and see it on my 55" 4k TV....once you do, you will FIND a way to own it!  :wink:   (Eating is way over rated...just miss a few meals and she can be yours, hehe)

Thanks for the offer. I'm just whining. I don't do a lot of long hauls but I'm sure I'll own this one too. It looks great.

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Thanks for the offer. I'm just whining. I don't do a lot of long hauls but I'm sure I'll own this one too. It looks great.

Hey Mike no worries.

If you're into short haul...the package comes with the "D" model...you could have a blast over in Japan island hopping with her like a few of their carriers did!

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Excellent capture of the new PMDG queen!  Hope they convert it to X-Plane in the future.

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Great shot though I'm still on the fence.

Love my 777F and was never a super fan of the 400. 

I really like the 8F but that means I will have to purchase this one anyway.

I'm holding for now and see where does it lead me :)

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Great shot though I'm still on the fence.

Love my 777F and was never a super fan of the 400. 

I really like the 8F but that means I will have to purchase this one anyway.

I'm holding for now and see where does it lead me :)

 

I completely understand you, Paul. I'm an huge fan of the 777 (it's my favourite aircraft actually) but this 747... is a truly masterpiece. You won't regret, believe me.

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Great shot though I'm still on the fence.

Love my 777F and was never a super fan of the 400. 

I really like the 8F but that means I will have to purchase this one anyway.

I'm holding for now and see where does it lead me :)

Hey Pawel,

I echo Pedro's comments.  The 777 is one of my favorites as well...but this 747....like Pedro said..."Masterpiece"

One thing I did was to try all 3 engine variations...just the sound differences were enough for me to push the BUY button...and how they sound with a good audio system (including a subwoofer)...heavenly....especially the RRs!  That distinctive whine they put out is recreated perfectly IMO.

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I completely understand you, Paul. I'm an huge fan of the 777 (it's my favourite aircraft actually) but this 747... is a truly masterpiece. You won't regret, believe me.

 

 

Hey Pawel,

I echo Pedro's comments.  The 777 is one of my favorites as well...but this 747....like Pedro said..."Masterpiece"

One thing I did was to try all 3 engine variations...just the sound differences were enough for me to push the BUY button...and how they sound with a good audio system (including a subwoofer)...heavenly....especially the RRs!  That distinctive whine they put out is recreated perfectly IMO.

 

I knew I shouldn't reply to this thread haha.

I'll just buy it today even for  pure support of PMDG. With over 1000 flight hours in my VA and more than a lot just for fun, nothing has given me so much time/fun per dollar as the NGX and 777..

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Tell us how you really feel - Steve ???

Hate it...wish I could return it.   :P

 

Kidding aside, it seems to embody everything that I love about aviation...its rich history, its iconic nature in commercial aviation, its prestige...and to be honest...how good the darn thing flies!  

My first circuit with her I only touched the MCP to hold her at speed and altitude while this one-man crew thumbed thru a reference manual to check some landing speeds.  Other than that...I flew her like a big Cessna on some very long downwind and base legs, hehe.

The landing was spot-on, and quoting Jack Wadell as he stepped off the 1st 747 test flight "The plane is ridiculously easy to fly, it almost lands itself...a pilot's dream ... "  (Oh, and I had a 15 knot crosswind too..she crabs beautifully, and that dual rudder gives you some serious yaw authority)

 

So...yeah..I like it.....just a little.  :dance:

 

PMDG captured that in this release....seriously.

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Purchase decision if you're on the fence...Get off the fence and get it!
OK...back to flying...need to get this cargo in the air!

 

Good post Steve!  I totally agree with all of your comments.  Good to know about all of the 'eye-candy' added to this product. It looks awesome! The engines, the FMC, and the modelling are of higher quality than I really expected.  I did a quick flight last night from LAX to SFO and was amazed at how accurately the aircraft responded to the FMC.  If I had to be at such and such waypoint at FL140, I was there at FL140.  I have had much difficulties with the 777 in this respect. This is definitely a superior product and well worth the long wait!  It would be nice to see some of the upgrades and modelling included in any update to the 777.  The flight simulation community should be very happy with this latest product release from PMDG!

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Hey Mike no worries.

If you're into short haul...the package comes with the "D" model...you could have a blast over in Japan island hopping with her like a few of their carriers did!

I bit the bullet. Looks like it's hot dogs for the month of February. I just took it for a quick circuit out of DFW. I didn't have a lot of AI traffic on the ground but I was shocked at the performance. FSDT KDFW can be a performance beast but it was good. Already scouting shorter freight routes on Air Source to try it out.

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Can you set it to be at the runway ready to fly like the default AC,  without having to start it etc, just pick it and go, like the NGX 737?

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