hellmike

[Next Project] maybe a 727? please?

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Hello friends, now that we have 747v3, the 737NGx and the modern and wonderful 777, how about a different aircraft? How about the wonderful and passionate 727? I'm sure many people here share this idea, after all the only thing available is the one "made by the captain" that sucks

A 727 made by you, would be greatly appreciated, since the last one really good, is so old that it divided the skies with pterodactyls

To have a version of this incredible aircraft would be epic, starting from the classic model with INS up to the current ones updated with FMC and systems in general, that still are much used for cargo, what you think?

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Yes!!!! That would be fantastic.

Full names in the forum please, but I assume your name is Mike.

So With you and I, two are already sold!!!

Roberto

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2 hours ago, r_stopnicki said:

Yes!!!! That would be fantastic.

Full names in the forum please, but I assume your name is Mike.

So With you and I, two are already sold!!!

Roberto

My first name is Michael but "Mike" is okay :)

Let's up this idea until we reach the bigboss Randazzo and all the PMDG staff

#WEWANT727

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The 727 is by far the best looking aircraft Boeing has ever made. Haven't heard many pilots say anything bad about it either.

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Yes, besides being beautiful, he had an incredible performance, was a perfect bird

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If I'm not mistaken, I believe it was mentioned that the 727 was an aircraft some of the PMDG team would like to see developed as a project but they never confirmed if this would actually happen. With the 727 having so many variants it would indeed be a nice project. Newer aircraft are nice, but there is something about flying classic airliners that is unmatched.

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I think they are going to finish the 747-8 V2 first, then do the older 777-200ER and then there is room for a complete new project.

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FS2Crew would have a fun time modeling a first officer and flight engineer.  

 

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On 03/03/2017 at 3:45 PM, hellmike said:

the only thing available is the one "made by the captain" that sucks

The Captain Sim one doesn't 'suck', it's actually quite a nice add-on aeroplane, especially if you get it in one of their sales for a tenner, in which case it is a real bargain. It's also not the only one available, if you fly FS9 (as many people still do) there is also the Dreamfleet one, which is also good. There is also a nice one for X-Plane too if you've gone over to the Dark Side lol.

Sure, the CS 727 isn't flawless, but it has plenty to merit it too and to be honest, the only really unrealistic thing about it in general, is the EPR settings (and as noted in my review of it, there is a workaround for that).

You don't have to take my word for it though, has received lots of review awards, Mutley's gave it 9/10, PC Pilot gave it a Platinum Award, the CS download version of it got an Avsim Gold Star Award. If you do want to take my word for it however, when I reviewed the DVD version of it for Avsim, I noted the following pros and cons, which I think is probably a fair overall appraisal of it:

  • Looks great, both inside and out and is massively comprehensive as far as interior modeling goes.
  • VC lighting is especially worthy of praise.
  • Pretty realistic and will suit the hard core fliers, but can be flown by less hard core simmers easily enough (assuming you apply the trim tweak).
  • Has a great tutorial in the printed manual.
  • Has a nice simple paint kit.
  • Has a pretty useful configuration utility which does a lot of stuff.
  • Has a great cargo loading simulator, which is actually fun to use.
  • Flies well (if you tweak it).
  • For such a complex add-on, it runs pretty well.

And these cons:

  • Needs some tweaks to make it truly acceptable (notably to the trim), which may not appeal to those who wish to simply install it and go flying.
  • Sounds could do with being a bit better than they are.
  • Some issues with patch and repaint availability when buying the boxed DVD version.
  • Manuals could be more comprehensive.
  • Omitted TAT/EPR setting gauge makes flying it completely as per the real thing trickier than it should be, although there is a workaround for this.

If you are really a glutton for punishment lol, you can read my very in depth review of it here:

Avsim review of the Boxed DVD version of the CS 727 for FS

Yes it would be great if PMDG did a 727 or a DC-8 or some such, and I'd certainly like them to do so, but it's not as if there is no option for you to fly a pretty good 727 in FS and X-plane at the moment.

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The biggest problem of the Captain's 727 is the lack of failures, plus hundreds of items that certainly could get better... 787, 757, 767... all more of the same... a vintage jet is what will give you adrenaline...

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On 4/3/2017 at 9:34 PM, teopereira said:

... 787, 757, 767... all more of the same... a vintage jet is what will give you adrenaline...

That's your personal opinion!

Personally I would really love to see a 787 from PMDG.
Yes, yes, I know that QualityWings is developing one - but with the speed their on, PMDG could develop and release one, before they are finished... 

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We'd love to do some classic jets (727, DC-10 and the classic 747 would be my picks) - maybe it'll happen some day, but the issue is just that the automated modern ones are all that sell in the numbers we need for it to be worth the development cost/effort. Even doing a less-popular automated jet like the MD-11 resulted in sales far below where they need to be for it to be a viable product for us. Like it or not, the market wants highly automated and popular-in-the-real-world medium to long range jets over and over - we wish it wasn't that way, but it is!

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