captainsazzman

Strange texture on the 747 Cockpit nose P3D 4.1

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I just finished reinstalling and updating my entire PMDG suite (737,747,777) and have noticed a weird visual 'glitch'. When I look over the nose in the VC from the captain side, there is a weird greyish texture anomaly in the bottom left side of the glass that looks like a clip or something. Can anyone confirm they have this too? What is that?

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9 hours ago, captainsazzman said:

I just finished reinstalling and updating my entire PMDG suite (737,747,777) and have noticed a weird visual 'glitch'. When I look over the nose in the VC from the captain side, there is a weird greyish texture anomaly in the bottom left side of the glass that looks like a clip or something. Can anyone confirm they have this too? What is that?

Echoing what Captain Kevin said, screenshots would be good.  I am not 10000% sure but I believe that what you're talking about is the "Dummy Model" that provides shadows for the exterior of the aircraft.  If you have EzDok or Chaseplane (or similar camera software), you can go outside the cockpit area of the virtual cockpit and view the entire thing.

I may have the wrong idea though. :)

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10 hours ago, captainsazzman said:

I just finished reinstalling and updating my entire PMDG suite (737,747,777) and have noticed a weird visual 'glitch'. When I look over the nose in the VC from the captain side, there is a weird greyish texture anomaly in the bottom left side of the glass that looks like a clip or something. Can anyone confirm they have this too? What is that?

hi

 

Could you be referring to the grey/whitish shapes on the front windscreen glass in the lower corner and edge?  if so I believe this is simply a deliberate recreation of the delamination that can occur in real life on airliners flight deck windows and front windscreens particularly. Very common to see this in real life on old aircraft.

 

nick caldwell

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MOD NOTE:

There exist subforums in which to place topics related only to specific products. Please ensure that you place your threads appropriately.

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I think that because he has placed this in the qots v2 forum its probably reasonable to assume he is specifically referring to the 747 despite mentioning the whole fleet therefore the correct sub forum for the topic.

 

nick caldwell

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3 minutes ago, nickcaldwell4587 said:

I think that because he has placed this in the qots v2 forum its probably reasonable to assume he is specifically referring to the 747 despite mentioning the whole fleet therefore the correct sub forum for the topic.

nick caldwell

I moved it from the Gen forum.

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you need to upload it to a web site, pic hosting site for example, and then use the editor here to insert a link to it

 

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2 minutes ago, nickcaldwell4587 said:

you need to upload it to a web site, pic hosting site for example, and then use the editor here to insert a link to it

 

nick caldwell

Thanks. Attached is the link to the image. What im talking about is in the bottom left of the glass, near the taxi line

 

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Just now, captainsazzman said:

Thanks. Attached is the link to the image. What im talking about is in the bottom left of the glass

Intro manual, regarding 'delamination.'

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3 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

Intro manual, regarding 'delamination.'

sorry but I ran a word search for 'delamination' and came back empty. Can you please explain what that means?

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quite a bit on this if you type in to google

 

Delamination is a mode of failure for composite materials and steel. In laminated materials, repeated cyclic stresses, impact, and so on can cause layers to separate, forming a mica-like structure of separate layers, with significant loss of mechanical toughness.

noun

1.

a splitting apart into layers.

2.

Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.

 

airliner windscreens are made of many laminated layers pressed or glued together. Over time these layers can split apart and when this occurs you see the top layer flaking off or coming away from the surface underneath its bonded too leaving bubbles

 

nick caldwell

 

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Just now, nickcaldwell4587 said:

quite a bit on this if you type in to google

 

Delamination is a mode of failure for composite materials and steel. In laminated materials, repeated cyclic stresses, impact, and so on can cause layers to separate, forming a mica-like structure of separate layers, with significant loss of mechanical toughness.

noun

1.

a splitting apart into layers.

2.

Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.

 

airliner windscreens are made of many laminated layers pressed or glued together. Over time these layers can split apart and when this occurs you see the top layer flaking off or coming away from the surface underneath its bonded too leaving bubbles

 

nick caldwell

 

so you are saying this too is simulated in the 747-400? (P.S. all this wasnt in the intro manual hence me asking)

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apparently it is, i don't recall reading that part of the intro myself that doesn't mean it isn't there but I can see the effects on the vc windows which appears to be exactly this phenomenon which is a nice touch really

 

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1 minute ago, nickcaldwell4587 said:

apparently it is, i don't recall reading that part of the intro myself that doesn't mean it isn't there but I can see the effects on the vc windows which appears to be exactly this phenomenon which is a nice touch really

 

nick caldwell

amazing... and here I thought it was a bug! Nonetheless, I doing a fresh install of all PMDG as I want to get rid of some crappy liveries, aircraft configs and so on and gain peace of mind.

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16 minutes ago, captainsazzman said:

(P.S. all this wasnt in the intro manual hence me asking)

I'm relatively sure that it is. I may not have used 'delamination' specifically, but it could've been de-lamination, or similar. Pretty sure it's in there, though.

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4 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

I'm relatively sure that it is. I may not have used 'delamination' specifically, but it could've been de-lamination, or similar. Pretty sure it's in there, though.

Wow thanks. To set the record straight my re-installation process went as follows: Please let me know if any step is wrong
 

-run uninstaller

-delete simobjects

-delete PMDG root folder

-Delete roaming/ simobjects

-Delete files in roaming/ops center (livery backup.dat, updater files, and cache files)

 

 

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18 minutes ago, captainsazzman said:

-run uninstaller

-delete simobjects

-delete PMDG root folder

-Delete roaming/ simobjects

-Delete files in roaming/ops center (livery backup.dat, updater files, and cache files)

Uninstall. Reinstall. Done.

If you're just wanting to delete liveries, just use the Livery Manager.

There's nothing to be gained from all of these simism-related cleans people recommend other than giving in to obsessive-compulsive urges and wasting time.

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