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Update to the TFDi 717 Released Today

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This is becoming one of my favorite P3d aircraft. Instead of crying about Bombardier's CS series and getting a crazy tariff imposed in the US, maybe Boeing would be better served by updating the B717. I fly as a passenger on one of Delta's B717s now and then and it is still a nice ride.

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Hi Jay,

Yeah - might have to pick that up at some point - but it will always be an MD-95 to me...

I flew on them a bunch with Air Tran - and they really seemed to have some get up and go on takeoff... As long as I got an exit row (6'5") I was quite happy...

Regards,

Scott

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Yep, I catch a seat on Delta's 717 from Huntsville to Atlanta and it's much more comfortable in my opinion than CRJ's & E145's that service KHSV.

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Congratulations TFDi. This aircraft is a thing of beauty and quickly becoming a true classic, in my humble opinion, at least.

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I intend to purchase this aircraft for P3D v3 at next week's Cosford 2017 FlightSim Show, so this update should make my subsequent flying experience even better :smile:

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The very first 717  ( VH IMP ) I flew on between Melbourne & Sydney with Impulse Airlines back in 2000. Impulse was taken over by Qantas not long after and the 717's operated for Qantas's low cost carrier Jetstar for a number of years before moving to Qantas Link. Ive had the chance to fly on the Australian 717's on all the carriers.

http://www.aussieairliners.org/b-717/vh-imp/vhimp.html

 

 

 

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Anybody know where I can get some more liveries/repaints? Pretty scarce.

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wish they would fix the taxi issue. Feels like its taxing on glue...

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Just flew a round trip KATL to KAVL. Fun and challenging aircraft. Like the Maddog she can be unforgiving but very satisfying when you get it right. Luv em both. Sure hope TDFI stays in the flight simulation business if this is an example of their talent and dedication to excellence! 

One other thing,I love the short haul mission.

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58 minutes ago, LEFTSEAT said:

wish they would fix the taxi issue. Feels like its taxing on glue...

I hope they leave it. Feels great to taxi

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How's the frames compared to other airplanes after this update?

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4 minutes ago, spilok said:

Is this aircraft OK for P3dv4?

IMHO, it is one of the best aircraft available for P3D v4 at this time. 

Just now, Gregg_Seipp said:

How's the frames compared to other airplanes after this update?

Not brilliant, but OK. Better than PMDG 747 and Aerosoft CRJ on my system.

Peter

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Again great in P3DV4 and has a great FMC. 

Sacrilege I know but I currently prefer this over NGX!

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I love this aircraft, Thanks for the HU, Just installed update. Love flying it around the Hawaii Islands.

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As an early purchase, this aircraft shows what a dedicated and competent developer can do. They  admitted to releasing the aircraft too soon, but they quickly went to work with fixes and updates that took the breath away from me. Their organizational skills on their blog, listing every fix, suggestion and its status, is a model for all developers to follow.

The airplane is so sophisticated, so beautiful, that it's a keep for me.

What's even nicer is that the transition from and to any sim platform is very easy with their add on manager. You can even install it on multiple sims simultaneously.

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14 hours ago, spilok said:

Is this aircraft OK for P3dv4?

 

I'm using it in v4. You need to opt in to the beta team to get the right installer. Easy to install and works very well in p3d v4

 

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18 hours ago, scottb613 said:

I flew on them a bunch with Air Tran - and they really seemed to have some get up and go on takeoff... As long as I got an exit row (6'5") I was quite happy...

I've had the opportunity to fly on them YYZ-ATL a few times and the take-off is definitely fun, feels very powerful!

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3 hours ago, Dean33 said:

Again great in P3DV4 and has a great FMC. 

Sacrilege I know but I currently prefer this over NGX!

So interesting you say this as this as it is similar for me.  But it made me realize how much this hobby is developing. I recall how impressive the NGX was 5 years ago in 2011; for a long, long time it was pretty much the only aircraft I flew. I had to study and practice and it was a couple of years of learning. After 15 years of simming I found an aircraft that really engaged and challenged me.  In the five years since, there has been so many quality, in-depth aircraft that have come our way.  The Majestic Q400 is a remarkable plane.  The TFDI 717 has been the one I have been gradually learning the past few months and I am really enjoying it. And ahead lies the FSLabs A320, which I must say is a little daunting but I am looking forward to learning the Airbus approach and systems.  Of course there are PMDG's other Boeings as well but my point was the increase capacity if developers and diversity of aircraft.

 

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6 hours ago, flyforever said:

As an early purchase, this aircraft shows what a dedicated and competent developer can do. They  admitted to releasing the aircraft too soon, but they quickly went to work with fixes and updates that took the breath away from me. Their organizational skills on their blog, listing every fix, suggestion and its status, is a model for all developers to follow

May I add how I appreciate that you don't get that condescending attitude  so often displayed by moderators from another study sim developer I shall not name. TDFi has been very forthright, honest and almost humble with customers from the beginning addressing issues as best they could. 

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I do really like this aircraft, and in the beginning it was very solid, but unfortunately for me it is becoming less stable with each update. It never used to CTD on me, and now it happens frequently whitch is pretty frustrating. That's why I love P3DV4 so much is it doesn't ever crash. Sadly, the 717 has changed that a bit.

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on my to buy list for this holidays. the upgrade from fsx to p3dv4 has been expensive, so I have put off buying any other airplane. but good to see this developer stick to making it better by fixing the bugs. slapping the Hawaiian livery on in the holidays and flying around fsdt airports is going to be fun.

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