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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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