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Quite a few people agree actually, I'm one of them, but the question is asked fairly regularly and there are a few discussions about it. I'm not sure what the official PMDG position is on it, but given what the talk is on the rest of the forums, it doesn't seem like it's been ruled out, but it's not a priority at the moment either. If you go through the links below you can get a better idea of what the discussions are about.

http://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/490558-split-scimitar/

http://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/484937-model-only-split-scimitar-winglets-update/

http://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/413703-split-scimitar-winglet-modeling-on-the-ngx/

 

 

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Gents,

Performance data is an issue at this juncture.

We are working to resolve that issue (it is NOT cheap...)

Probably be something that makes it's entre in an NGX3.0...

 

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2 hours ago, rsrandazzo said:

Gents,

Performance data is an issue at this juncture.

We are working to resolve that issue (it is NOT cheap...)

Probably be something that makes it's entre in an NGX3.0...

 

I wonder how many people are going to read this as "We are making an NGX 3.0"

Hahaha

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On 3/12/2017 at 11:21 PM, rsrandazzo said:

Gents,

Performance data is an issue at this juncture.

We are working to resolve that issue (it is NOT cheap...)

Probably be something that makes it's entre in an NGX3.0...

 

Called it!! Another $200CAD im sure. 

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Scimitars are what's really going to save the NG in the future for airlines. Not only does it give something pretty for the passengers to look at, pilots and airlines benefit from it too! Looking forward to the possible day my NGX will allow this option. Lot's of data to gather and make it sim accurate first.

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4 minutes ago, CaptainGabe said:

pilots and airlines benefit from it

I can understand the airlines benefiting from it, but how do the pilots benefit from it.

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3 hours ago, Captain Kevin said:

I can understand the airlines benefiting from it, but how do the pilots benefit from it.

Well, Scimitars improve fuel efficiency, which would require less fuel on board, reducing fuel weight, allowing for better takeoff performance on hot days or fields with shorter runway lengths. It may not sound like much, but even a couple or a few hundred pounds of less fuel makes a difference in flight planning. LED Landing/Taxi Lights are also less polluted than the current ones, so night ops are improved/easier to operate in. 

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4 hours ago, CaptainGabe said:

Not only does it give something pretty for the passengers to look at

I doubt most passengers would even notice or even care, unless the passenger was an aviation enthusiast, and even they probably don't care about scimitars.

Aside from the performance benefit, I personally don't think there is anything particularly exciting about them to look at.

 

Sean Campbell 

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4 minutes ago, cmpbellsjc said:

I doubt most passengers would even notice or even care, unless the passenger was an aviation enthusiast

I will agree on that! lol I guess its a personal preference...I think they fit the 737 well. 

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9 hours ago, CaptainGabe said:

Scimitars improve fuel efficiency, which would require less fuel on board, reducing fuel weight, allowing for better takeoff performance on hot days or fields with shorter runway lengths.

Fair enough.

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@rsrandazzo, You look handsome today! But let's get to the point. NGX release for P3dV4 would be fair to call NGX v3, wouldn't it? Saw a Norwegian 737, approach to the local airport tonight and as I noticed the LED Strobes, I thought, hmm that could be a "easy" small but yet again big thing for PMDG to include in the P3Dv4 release.

Hinthint. Christmas in just 5 months and a few days, how about that present you love giving us? =D *hugs*

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1 hour ago, Joakim said:

@rsrandazzo, You look handsome today! But let's get to the point. NGX release for P3dV4 would be fair to call NGX v3, wouldn't it? Saw a Norwegian 737, approach to the local airport tonight and as I noticed the LED Strobes, I thought, hmm that could be a "easy" small but yet again big thing for PMDG to include in the P3Dv4 release.

Hinthint. Christmas in just 5 months and a few days, how about that present you love giving us? =D *hugs*

No, the P3Dv4 release is a compatibility update only, there are no major fixes or new features.

Also, the Norwegian you saw with LED strobes was probably a new MAX model.

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Norwegian has LED strobes on their newer 737-800 and are retrofitting older with them also I believe.

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2 minutes ago, F16_Driver said:

Norwegian has LED strobes on their newer 737-800 and are retrofitting older with them also I believe.

Ah cool! Pretty rare though so I don't see PMDG wasting their time integrating something that one airline has retrofitted to a handful of NGs

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34 minutes ago, PMDG777 said:

Ah cool! Pretty rare though so I don't see PMDG wasting their time integrating something that one airline has retrofitted to a handful of NGs

Like the 5th engine option for the 747 that was only ever used by one airline, right?

PMDG always goes above and beyond as far as options are concerned. Like them or hate them, I don't think anyone can argue that all of their products have more options than anyone will ever want or care about; that's what makes the products awesome, and I have no reason to expect the NGX v3 won't have even the most obscure of airline options.

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33 minutes ago, richcam427 said:

Like the 5th engine option for the 747 that was only ever used by one airline, right?

PMDG always goes above and beyond as far as options are concerned. Like them or hate them, I don't think anyone can argue that all of their products have more options than anyone will ever want or care about; that's what makes the products awesome, and I have no reason to expect the NGX v3 won't have even the most obscure of airline options.

Touché

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