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So, what Flight Planner Apps are going to work?

 

Please, no weblinks to online planners, I already know of them.

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So, what Flight Planner Apps are going to work?

 

 

PFPX works.

 

One thing that people often forget is the Transitive Property of Simming:

If a developer models a product (A) after a real world aircraft (B), and another developer models a product © after a real world aircraft (B); if A = B, and B = C, A = C.

 

Just because we've released a new version of the 747-400 doesn't mean all prior 747-400 planning tools need to be re-written.

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Just because we've released a new version of the 747-400 doesn't mean all prior 747-400 planning tools need to be re-written.
Quite correct Kyle. I find the existing 747 profiles in topcat and pfpx to be very accurate, possibly more so than the 777 profiles.

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I use PSPX regularly with the default B747 profiles.  Flight plans are exported to .../PMDG/Flightplans, and then I import them into the sim via the CDU.  Works like a champ.

 

FYI - This thread points to additional, more refined B747 PFPX profiles that were developed a couple years ago and are available for downloading and adding to PFPX.

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PFPX is an amazing program.

 

It is very customiseable, relatively easy to use (the manual is pretty poor though - but lots of knowledgeable users on the forum).

 

A must-have add-on for me.  Lots of OFP formats available to help make your plan look like the airline's that your simulating.

 

Cheers,

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Are you saying we cannot import flight plans from free online services,,only from paid ones?

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I believe as long as your flight planner produces a file in the correct .rte format, it should be importable into the CDU.  Not an expert here, but there are other posts here that verify this... example here.

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SimBrief shows PMDG  flight plan downloads as an .rte so would those still work with the 747?

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If it is a correct .rte format, it should work.  If they are free, go ahead and give it a try.

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I would but I do not have the 747 yet and this could be a roadblock if I have to pay for a flightplan service.

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I hope to have an official answer to this so I can buy this plane.

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PFPX works fine, however small weight adjustments are necessary. I would like to know what pmdg takes as passenger weight + baggage.

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But that is payware, I want to know if this plane will import .rte files from places like Sim Brief. 

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Paul, I am away from my sim PC for a few days so I cannot verify, but I am a Simbrief user and on the flight plan export/download menu, it says "PMDG flight plans", not any plane (737NG or 777) in particular and consequently the FP can be used by any PMDG plane since the format is the same for all PMDG planes. You do have a way to segregate FP for individual PMDG aircraft if you wish, or dump all of them in the same "Generic" folder as you like but this is another matter that has nothing to do with format.

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PFPX works fine, however small weight adjustments are necessary. I would like to know what pmdg takes as passenger weight + baggage.

Concurr...got it working.

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Another PFPX user, great program. Also using the default 747 profile which is pretty accurate for me.

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SimBrief shows PMDG  flight plan downloads as an .rte so would those still work with the 747?

yes...

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I also use PFPX. I save the flight plan and use it throughout the flight. I usually make a column to the right of each waypoint line, and put the FMC fuel remaining predictions there. I then compare those figures with the PFPX predictions for each waypoint. Sometimes they're very close, but other times there's a fairly big difference in the estimates. I also check the actual wind with the PFPX predictions at each waypoint to see if there's a significant difference. All in all though, PFPX does a good job for me.

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For me there is only one and that is AivlaSoft EFB - it uses RouteFinder and then export to any aircraft you desire. Not only is EFB an incredible tool for following a flight but the detail display of SIDs and STARs as well as ILS approaches makes it by far the best tool available. I run it over a network on a second computer and it works like a charm.

 

http://www.aivlasoft.com/

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SimBrief works perfectly with PMDG....flawless, never issues and easy and accurate.......

 

I hope to have an official answer to this so I can buy this plane.

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I find the current profiles already included in PFPX to be pretty accurate. I was then wondering how to plan for the new variants (BCF, D, M, ER, ERF) but the link someone posted earlier in the thread solves that (though some slight tweaking of the weights in those profiles is necessary).

 

Michael H

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