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I thought it was be a good idea to start a post where we can list features or easter eggs we have found in the 747!

 

I was talking to a friend of mine who had no idea that you can middle-click on any of the landing light switches to move them all at the same time...  that has been around since the 777 and he still had no idea!

 

Another didn't know about the autothrottle click spot on the MCP, and the fact that it has 3 different functions.

 

 

I remember Robert mentioned in this article: http://www.avsim.com/topic/495787-01oct16-pmdg-747-400-queen-of-the-skies-ii-is-moving-to-beta-testing/

 

 

 

Oh- and surprises... yes...  surprises...  they told me i'm not allowed to tell you about the....  <transmission garbled>.   Dangit.  That is precisely why we needed a <transmission garbled>.

 

I wonder what that surprise is!

 

 

So if you have found something cool, neat, what have you... post it here, you might have discovered something no one else found!

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Not to put a damper on the thread here, but:

 

 

 


I was talking to a friend of mine who had no idea that you can middle-click on any of the landing light switches to move them all at the same time...  that has been around since the 777 and he still had no idea!

 

Intro Manual.  :P

 

 

 


Another didn't know about the autothrottle click spot on the MCP, and the fact that it has 3 different functions.

 

Intro Manual.  :P

 

 

 


I wonder what that surprise is!

 

Not in the Intro Manual. We'll announce it at some point in the future though.  :ph34r:

 

 

 

 

 

 

...but there are a few easter eggs that aren't mentioned in the Intro at all. All the same...shameless plug for the Intro. It's a little disheartening to hear people find these things surprising when we've gone through a decent amount of work to make sure they're documented. I do understand people aren't the biggest fans of reading, however (but there are pictures in the Intro too!).

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...but there are a few easter eggs that aren't mentioned in the Intro at all. All the same...shameless plug for the Intro. It's a little disheartening to hear people find these things surprising when we've gone through a decent amount of work to make sure they're documented. I do understand people aren't the biggest fans of reading, however (but there are pictures in the Intro too!).

 

 

Oh I completely understand, I browsed through all 165 pages the night I got her... but you know, some people.... : :He He:

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Oh I completely understand, I browsed through all 165 pages the night I got her... but you know, some people.... : :He He:

 

haha - yep!

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Haha, good find!  Those'll make walkarounds easier.

I'd pay good money to see a crew member doing a walk around on a pogo stick  :P

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Not so much an easter egg as it is air dynamics, but as mentioned in another thread, I forgot to turn the aft cargo heaters on (those temps were -1/2 respectively) and realized zone D and E of the pax cabin (right above after cargo area) were SIGNIFICANTLY colder than the rest of the cabin.  Once the heaters were turned on, it made the cabin come up to the normal temp.  Again, not an easter egg but still cool how it all works together.

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Not a big deal but one small thing I really liked in the tutorial is that when a procedure is related to a FCOM section, ex. "(NP.21.1)" the pdf page is shown as well, ex. "(page 95 of the pdf)". It's much easier to find stuff in the FCOM bible instead of the real nomenclature which is not very user friendly.

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Wanna know what the next PMDG project is? There's a clue in the 747-400 VC. They are clearly going to be marketing their very own high energy drink...

 

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Wanna know what the next PMDG project is? There's a clue in the 747-400 VC. They are clearly going to be marketing their very own high energy drink...

 

Does it have wing-flex?

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Cold beer must certainly be an option... imagine the spray off the nose of the can as it is opened.

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I was looking at pictures on the internet and you tube videos and the condensation on that can seems too much. Doesn't look realistic. Definitely a bug

 

haha  :P

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Not a big deal but one small thing I really liked in the tutorial is that when a procedure is related to a FCOM section, ex. "(NP.21.1)" the pdf page is shown as well, ex. "(page 95 of the pdf)". It's much easier to find stuff in the FCOM bible instead of the real nomenclature which is not very user friendly.

 

Glad to see someone appreciates this stuff - that was me! (same with the weights in kg in parentheses after the imperial ones in the tutorial)

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Glad to see someone appreciates this stuff - that was me! (same with the weights in kg in parentheses after the imperial ones in the tutorial)

 

Thank you

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It's a little disheartening to hear people find these things surprising when we've gone through a decent amount of work to make sure they're documented.

 

If it makes you feel any better Kyle I read through the whole thing and even after flying a few different payware renditions of the 744 in the past, I still had a few "aha", or "really? That's how that works?" moments, very well done and an interesting read.

 

Dave Reage

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I figured there might be a new malfunction option. The twilight zone option.

 

You're flying along when the #2 engine catches fire and shuts down. 30 seconds later you hear a flight attendant banging on the cockpit door screaming "There's a man on the wing of this plane!". You switch to spot view and there he is ripping apart the cowling of the #2 engine. The only way to come out alive is to do a barrel roll and make an immediate emergency landing.

 

Eric Allen

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Question for the team regarding the FCOM and QRH...does Boeing supply them already linked or do you all have to add the links yourselves? Reason I ask is when the T7 came out, I was thrilled to see those two documents had links. With the NGX, they weren't linked so I used Adobe Pro to add chapter links to the FCOM and event links to the QRH myself. I even offered to provide my linked documents to you guys so they could be distributed to the community but due to licensing that wasn't possible. Anyway, it was an absolute b**ch to do, so if indeed you all added them, THANK YOU! In lieu of being able to print, this is the single most handy feature of the documentation!

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I am just curious what the real Boeing people has to say on this version.

Of course they like it, but in their own words ? Tabs ?

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I am just curious what the real Boeing people has to say on this version.

Of course they like it, but in their own words ? Tabs ?

 

Yeah, it'd be interesting to know what they think of it 'officially', although since Boeing is a business, they might just not have an official position on the thing because of their corporate identity stance.

 

Of course the PMDG 747 is an officially licensed product (as it has to be), but then again, so was the default FS98 737, as indeed would be a table mat with the Boeing logo on it, but that doesn't mean they'd approve literally anything. There are of course rules about that sort of thing where companies are concerned, i.e. they're not going to let you produce an officially licensed coffee cup with a picture of PSA Flight 182 plummeting to the ground, for obvious reasons.

 

Some aircraft companies are belligerent with their IP, most famously where flight sims are concerned, that would probably be Gulfstream. On the other hand, some companies have literally embraced it, most famously, Avions de Transport Régional, who liked the Flight 1 Feel There ATR 72 so much that they would on occasion hand out a goody bag on factory tours which had a copy of it for Flight Simulator in there amongst all the other freebie stuff, which is quite some endorsement.

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