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Hi folks,

 

Last year we saw a preview that it will be possible the attached a 5th engine on the Queen, I didn't found this feature, is there any of you who know how to do??

 

Thank you

 

Michel

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V Pod Operations were only meant to be available with two of the three engine types on the 744.

 

Try all three to see which ones are modelled?

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I haven't searched for it, but have you tried the Quantas versions?

No,

 

Clue:

 

Qantas fly two very similar engine types that cannot fly the V Pod.

 

Try searching by engine type.

 

How hard can this be  :hi:

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Michel, Marc,

 

Load the Qantas RR (VH-OJM) livery, and go to PMDG Setup->Aircraft->Equipment - it's listed as 5th Engine pod on page 17.

 

No,

 

Clue:

 

Qantas fly two very similar engine types that cannot fly the V Pod.

 

Try searching by engine type.

 

How hard can this be  :hi:

Hi Steve

 

I know you're keen to help out on every topic, but maybe consider holding back, reading the poster's concern clearly and giving a helpful reply that will allow them to experience the product they've purchased to their full enjoyment? 

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I've seen a QF744 fly over on the way to Singapore carrying the 5th engine. It's a bizarre sight.

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The option is available for the RR type engines only.

 

It is more than a visual artifact.

 

The 5th engine planes have a different performance database. You ll also need some rudder trim to fly straight after take off due to modelled 5th pod drag. Enjoy!

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The option is available for the RR type engines only.

 

It is more than a visual artifact.

 

The 5th engine planes have a different performance database. You ll also need some rudder trim to fly straight after take off due to modelled 5th pod drag. Enjoy!

Thank you, and how to get it???  I took a 747 with RR engines but dont know how to put the 5th engine

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Thank you, and how to get it???  I took a 747 with RR engines but dont know how to put the 5th engine

 

I supposed you can do that on the FMC, PMDG setup options, after loading a RR equipped 747. Haven't tried this yet, but I will.

Cheers, Ed

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Excuse my ignorance but why do they do this - carry the v pod?

 

Easier to stuff it on a revenue flight than coordinate shipping it via other means. Broken plane at a destination you serve? Send it on a revenue flight under the wing.

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This is what Air India flight 182 was carrying when it was destroyed in 1985.

all the classic were able to carry another 5th engine, on the -400 i didnt remember why but only the rr ones had that option.

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This option is only available on RR powered 747s. There was an Airways Magazine article about the Qantas 5th engine ferry and the article mentioned that the option is not available on PW or GE engines due to reduced ground clearance because of the larger fan size over the RR.

 

If a GE or PW engine needed to be replaced, it was either shipped with the core and fan disassembled on a freighter or an Antonov :-p

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Easier to stuff it on a revenue flight than coordinate shipping it via other means. Broken plane at a destination you serve? Send it on a revenue flight under the wing.

 

 

Did "Joe" factor this into the wing design - reinforcement plate and carriers, etc ?

 

Interesting drag for the pilots to deal with too.

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Did "Joe" factor this into the wing design - reinforcement plate and carriers, etc ?

 

Interesting drag for the pilots to deal with too.

 

Kinda? It's a legacy carryover from the early jet age. 707 engines died so frequently that it was deemed necessary. The convenience carried on over time, but reliability continued to increase so most people started forgoing the option.

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Kinda? It's a legacy carryover from the early jet age. 707 engines died so frequently that it was deemed necessary. The convenience carried on over time, but reliability continued to increase so most people started forgoing the option.

does it mean RR engines on the -400 less reliable than PW or GE? lol ...

This option is only available on RR powered 747s. There was an Airways Magazine article about the Qantas 5th engine ferry and the article mentioned that the option is not available on PW or GE engines due to reduced ground clearance because of the larger fan size over the RR.

 

If a GE or PW engine needed to be replaced, it was either shipped with the core and fan disassembled on a freighter or an Antonov :-p

make sens the pw engines needed to be stripped a little to be flown away on cargo 747 ...

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does it mean RR engines on the -400 less reliable than PW or GE? lol ...

 

I don't think so. I think it was just one carrier that opted for it, who happened to fly RRs. Keep in mind that the original option was offered on the 707, which was all (early jet technology) Pratts shredding themselves.

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I don't think so. I think it was just one carrier that opted for it, who happened to fly RRs. Keep in mind that the original option was offered on the 707, which was all (early jet technology) Pratts shredding themselves.

i ve seen at least two different operators having that options for the -400: one for the pax version one for the freighter version.

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i ve seen at least two different operators having that options for the -400: one for the pax version one for the freighter version.

 

Who was the F operator? Was it an actual F, or was it a BCF/BDSF?

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