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For those that haven't tried it out yet, you can get fiery-orange wheel wells on the 747 by racing down the runway a few times and performing maximum stops.  I managed to eventually get to "10" on the wheels on the lower MFD, and then noticed the air pressure on some tires was headed for zero- yep the heat plugs blew letting the air out - very nice detail that I've never seen modeled in in a PC Flight Simulator.  Also, when all the main gear tires are blown, you can barely move the aircraft.  Nicely Done!   Next I'm going to run them up to a 10 again, take off, and retract them to see if it triggers a wheel well fire.

 

Yeah sometimes I roll that way.

 

Mark Trainer

 

 

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Load the 744 to maximum allowable - stick yourself in Mexico city on a nice hot day and do a V1 cut (aka - rejected takeoff)!!!

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very nice detail that I've never seen modeled in in a PC Flight Simulator
They first did this on the PMDG 777 a few years back. Pretty cool.

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Another one you can try is to get the brake temperature up to 10, then take off again, leave the gear down, and watch them cool.

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leave the gear down, and watch them cool.
Or, retract them and get a wheel well fire indication! Fun times!

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Or, retract them and get a wheel well fire indication! Fun times!

He had already said he was going to try that, that's why I hadn't suggested it.

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