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How about the octo-engined B-52 bomber???  That would be awesome.  NOTHING beats the sound of those engines spooling up (or down) but the 707 is close....

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I'm another one in the "doubtful that QW can pull off a 787" camp. I'm looking forward to seeing their offering though. If they do manage to pull it off, then I'd like to see PMDG working on a 767 project.

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18 hours ago, Steve Dra said:

Not actually Zludwick92.  Most if not all of the simmers here have been following their "progress" for the last several years.  I am very hopeful it is an awesome product, and based on what I've seen in the short videos I have no reason to expect otherwise.

However, two of the biggest issues with them are that they do FS development "part time"...a fact we've been constantly reminded of every time they post a delay in the project, and second, they are releasing it for only FSX first, with a P3d V4 version to be released.....care to take a guess? I hold out no hope it'll be with in the next few years (unless its just a straight port with no additional V4 features) based on their current record of developing "part-time".  

And remember, when they finally release it for FSX, they won't be immediately moving on to code for the P3d version, oh no.  They will take a very well deserved vacation away from the crazy community that we are. :biggrin:.  Additionally, I can bet you the next 6 months after the FSX release will be spent solely on SPs, and tending to the post-release customer service portion of a software development company's duties.  With such a small, part-time band of employees trying to juggle that all at the same time, well we can clearly see the outcome based on the updates to their existing products, and progress on the 737 project.  Please don't take that the wrong way, I fully appreciate their commitment to making products for our community (and have both 757 and Avro/146).  I'm just pointing out the reality of expecting the V4 version I'd be waiting for is many months, if not years in the future.

Since PMDG realizes all these factors, I would speculate that they've at least considered the 787, despite the fact there may be another one on the market soon.  And I can only imagine that their focus going forward with any new project will be centered on P3d V4 code, and only begrudgingly making it backwards compatible with the obsolete platforms V4 evolved from to cater to the customer base still stuck there. :rolleyes:

 

You made a really good point there. As an FSX simmer, the whole P3D issue is irrelevant(hehe) to me. But yes I would agree they have considered a 787, but in multiple forum posts Rordanzo and Rogers have said that the developers are somewhat tired of mid to long range airliners. I know a few people want a 772ER, but I would hope to think that maybe an MD80, C17, even a AN125 would be coming. Something new

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Gents,

We welcome positive and negative feedback about our own products. Please avoid speaking ill of other developers here, however.

Having flown the QW 787 at FSC2016, I was rather impressed.

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C'mon guys, give them a break! They've been hard at it releasing the DC-6 and converting all Boeing family to P4D standards.

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1 hour ago, scandinavian13 said:

Gents,

We welcome positive and negative feedback about our own products. Please avoid speaking ill of other developers here, however.

Having flown the QW 787 at FSC2016, I was rather impressed.

What you said is exactly what everyone else is saying. I think we will be impressed.

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2 hours ago, scandinavian13 said:

Gents,

We welcome positive and negative feedback about our own products. Please avoid speaking ill of other developers here, however.

Having flown the QW 787 at FSC2016, I was rather impressed.

Good to hear.

 

I hope I didn't come across as being overly critical of QW. In fact I've never owned a QW product. I was just generalising based on what others have said. 

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I see lots of people hoping for older jets, and some asking for jets that have already been announced by other developers. With flightsimlabs covering airbus' 320 series and "something a little larger" later on, and PMDG having done all modern Boeings save for the max, I think the only way to progress with a up and coming modern aircraft that is not on anyone's radar yet would be the cseries, or the e-jets!

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Hi all, I'm new to this forum and have been exploring a lot of topics the last couple of days trying to learn the ropes while flying around in my shiny new 64-bit sim with updated PMDG products. 

I was thinking that if the developers are tired of mid to long range Boeing airliners, still want to create something modern, and Airbus is absolutely not going to happen, how about Embraer 170-175-190-195? I haven't seen any mention of any developers working on that, and the Feelthere versions are starting to age a bit? Here in Europe they seem to be increasingly popular on short hauls, replacing both Fokkers, Dash-8s and even 737s on low volume routes. 

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7 minutes ago, VikingQuqumatz said:

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and have been exploring a lot of topics the last couple of days trying to learn the ropes while flying around in my shiny new 64-bit sim with updated PMDG products. 

I was thinking that if the developers are tired of mid to long range Boeing airliners, still want to create something modern, and Airbus is absolutely not going to happen, how about Embraer 170-175-190-195? I haven't seen any mention of any developers working on that, and the Feelthere versions are starting to age a bit? Here in Europe they seem to be increasingly popular on short hauls, replacing both Fokkers, Dash-8s and even 737s on low volume routes. 

Indeed... and welcome to the forums, my friend.

Embraer jets would be a nice addition. But somehow I have my doubts regarding this... Another could be C909 or something... Given that PMDG has relations (in terms of performance data, documentation etc) with Boeing, I still think some kind of Boeing aircraft.

The problem with that theory, is that we're running out of aircrafts, so to speak. On the other hand, I don't think PMDG would look too hard on what other developers are doing... Their airplanes are in a class (or species) of their own and if they want to do an aircraft badly enough, they'd just do it - no matter what other developers do... Within reason, of course... 

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They could do a Lockheed C-141 Starlifter. I loved those fine elegant birds flying over my hometown arriving at ETAR Ramstein AFB in the 90s.

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29 minutes ago, VikingQuqumatz said:

I was thinking that if the developers are tired of mid to long range Boeing airliners, still want to create something modern, and Airbus is absolutely not going to happen, how about Embraer 170-175-190-195? I haven't seen any mention of any developers working on that, and the Feelthere versions are starting to age a bit? Here in Europe they seem to be increasingly popular on short hauls, replacing both Fokkers, Dash-8s and even 737s on low volume routes. 

From what I have heard some of the guys behind the TFDi 717 is working on a E-jet.

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31 minutes ago, VikingQuqumatz said:

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and have been exploring a lot of topics the last couple of days trying to learn the ropes while flying around in my shiny new 64-bit sim with updated PMDG products. 

I was thinking that if the developers are tired of mid to long range Boeing airliners, still want to create something modern, and Airbus is absolutely not going to happen, how about Embraer 170-175-190-195? I haven't seen any mention of any developers working on that, and the Feelthere versions are starting to age a bit? Here in Europe they seem to be increasingly popular on short hauls, replacing both Fokkers, Dash-8s and even 737s on low volume routes. 

Welcome to the Forums! There has been a lot of intrest here, but i think it was Kyle Rogers that said he disliked the plane. He brought up the look of the plane, but who knows, they made a DC6.

Zach

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DC-3 :biggrin:

There is a well known Captain around here who could assist the DC-6 Team now...

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Just now, anthonyg96 said:

Pmdg a350 looks good

There is no way PMDG would make an Airbus

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Just now, zludwick92 said:

There is no way PMDG would make an Airbus

I also have my doubts about that... 

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Next Product from PMDG should be (IMO, my wishlist) is a home cockpit version of the Panels for their 3 Airliners (737, 777 and 747).. 

So I could run the PFD, MFD and other panels from another PC... and get all the parameters via this second PC so I can add hardware switch and buttons. 

 

I know there are 3rd party products like Project Majenta etc... not sure if I could get all the values shown on PMDG aircrafts into those MFDs... without a convoluted process of leading the flight plan in both etc.

 

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1 hour ago, anthonyg96 said:

Why say that 

FSL is making the Airbus family...

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As a side project, I would really love to see either the 10-tank longer range variant of the DC-6 or even a DC-7.  Despite the quite high crash-to-desktop rate with this particular product, I am in love with the bird and would love to take it across the Atlantic without making fuel stops.

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A DC-3 could be somewhat fun... An absolutely classic plane. I wonder how well the DC-6 has sold? I'm still on the fence about purchasing it. I (normally) solely fly tube-liners...

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On 7/7/2017 at 11:21 PM, MarkW said:

You can make an educated guess.  We know they love old aircraft but they also admit they don't sell very well.  So really the best bet is the 787 or 737Max.  My bet is that it will be the 737....huge seller and the current NGX is quite old at this point.  The other thing that I think may be an issue is the complexity of the systems on the 787.  I think it is on their horizon but will take longer.

I agree with you.

I have never completely understood why PMDG insists so much on producing old planes only. Maybe for marketing reasons which I ignore, that must be the reason I've always told to myself.

Every PMDG bird is on the sky since decades and rust is starting to slightly covering them.

I have also been hoping ( ? )  for a modern one like the 737MAX or the 787 but I have to get a grip with the reality, I am middle aged and I won't live enough to reach 2050-60 or so, to see a PMDG 787 released, which will be again a vintage one in 2050 :biggrin:

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Mark II said:

I agree with you.

I have never completely understood why PMDG insists so much on producing old planes only. Maybe for marketing reasons which I ignore, that must be the reason I've always told to myself.

Every PMDG bird is on the sky since decades and rust is start to cover them slightly.

I have also been hoping ( ? )  for a modern one like the 737MAX or the 787 but I have to get a grip with the reality, I am middle aged and I won't live enough to reach 2050-60 or so, to see a PMDG 787 released, which will be again a vintage one in 2050 :biggrin:

 

 

Wait the 77L/77W is an old plane?!

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1 minute ago, PMDG777 said:

Wait the 77L/77W is an old plane?!

Well, the Triple 7 first flight was in early '90, something like 30 years ago.

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2 minutes ago, Mark II said:

Well, the Triple 7 first flight was in early '90, something like 30 years ago.

'94, 23 years ago.

The 77L was launched in 2006 and 77W was 2004, 11 and 13 years ago. In plane age that's young.

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6 minutes ago, PMDG777 said:

'94, 23 years ago.

The 77L was launched in 2006 and 77W was 2004, 11 and 13 years ago. In plane age that's young.

We can say that the younger PMDG bird is flying since 23 years ago, her variants do not change the big picture imo, just like the 747-8 won't at all.

Also Mr. Randazzo stated that the NGX is already 6 years old and it would be in needing of a refresh.

So, why not releasing a 787 ?  QW 787 will be released in Q2 2020 for FSX and in Q3 2026 for P3d, too long for me. I prefer waiting 5 years for a PMDG product, if they start now there is good chance we will see a 787 before 2025 Xmas.

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