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MattS

Not sure how much i'll be flying the NGX

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I just upgraded the NGX to v4 and......after flying the 747 for several months I've become used to all the extra effects and visuals. The NGX now seems boring to me. There is nothing like getting pounded by turbulence during a bad weather departure from Singapore in the QOTSII. Am I way off on this??? I guess it shows how far we have come in just a few short years. 

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I took it for the first flight I've done in a while with it - have been using 744 and the A320 before that for about six months.  I have to say it is still a seriously good piece of kit - the HUD, no bugs, it still looks great inside and out.  Only downside is the ground friction business.  Apart from that, I still love it.

Cheers,

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My main irritation with the 747 is having to do even more through the FMC, such as VOR station navigation vs. just being able to adjust the NAV radios on the fly.  To me it seems like one spends an inordinate amount of time programming the flight in the FMC before takeoff and then just letting the FMC execute it after taking off.  The 737NGX allows me to quickly change things up on the fly without putting my head back into the FMC.  

Oh, and I'm a software engineer so I guess in some ways that makes no sense.....but- the NGX feels to much more "hands on". 

The 747, externally, rocks though.  But, the cockpit seems a bit barren compared to the default view in the 737 cockpit. 

Mark Trainer

 

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