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A "new product line" might not even be an aircraft add-on. Maybe PMDG is building their own sim platform....

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A new sim is my guess as well. Not a full blown sim but something Sublogic ATP style where you choose to fly your already purchased PMDG a/c on pre built career mode routes.

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20 hours ago, scandinavian13 said:

I'm not seeing how people are getting overly pointed on either side, but...

Keep it Clean!

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In that gif, if you bring those 2 white dots together and flip it 90 degrees, it will form an 8. So 787 confirmed! :biggrin:

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On 11/04/2018 at 7:54 AM, BillC said:

We know that it's a "new product line" and "something we wouldn't expect from PMDG", well.....

Sadly the 787 would not meet either constraint. Another Boeing so not a new product line and we totally expect it from PMDG one day.

The A380 would meet both constraints being a Scarebus as a new product line and somewhat unexpected from PMDG. It also fits the HUGE/YUGE comment and the 10 year development with no hints since something like that may never have reached roll-out so you wouldn't tease it until pretty certain.

Ergo it's an A380, it fits all the teases (and rumours).

 

Btw, having recently climbed over one in a hangar I'd rather have a 787 but this aint it. I'd never use an A380, fun to try but rarely to fly.

I could come around to this thinking. I'd prefer a 787 too but let's see.

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5 hours ago, tom_nk4 said:

IF IT IS NOT FOR X-PLANE, SHAME ON YOU

Please don’t come into the forums like this, there are more docile ways to put this. I know it’s a passionate subject for many but that doesn’t mean you have to be rude and/or abrasive about it.

Per PMDG forum policy, full names on your posts please, first and last.

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Eyes Wide (W)

Eyes Closed (X)

Eyes Blinking (B)

 

A350 XWB??

But its first flight was in 2013 so I highly doubt its an A350 as the new project has been in development since 2008

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9 hours ago, tom_nk4 said:

just my 2 cents;

 

IF IT IS NOT FOR X-PLANE, SHAME ON YOU

Only GA fliers care about xplane...for serious heavy metal fliers there is only 1 platform:  p3dv4.

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*sigh* - This is going to be a long ... long ... long thread. Wonder if we'll break the number of pages record for AVSIM?

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1 hour ago, AAN1718A said:

*sigh* - This is going to be a long ... long ... long thread. Wonder if we'll break the number of pages record for AVSIM?

Let's try and not do that.

Let's attempt some decorum - a little self-restraint and, most importantly can we stop Fangirling - it's really quite awful witnessing, for the most part - and I'm only assuming here - grown men, throw away their dignity with such impunity at such an ambiguous announcement by a major dev.

Let's put the begging bowls away chaps. And let our good judgement come to bear, and indeed, judge - come the day.

Or, we are just gimps.

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It will all be done and dusted in two months then you will find out were all wrong.:laugh:

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I know it's a long shot, but hoping for some sort of regional jet. An E170/175 would be amazing.

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3 hours ago, Anders Bermann said:

Personally I still doubt it's an airplane... 

Me too. This would have been a more or less „standard announcement“. 

I still think it will be what they actually have already spoken about: EFB/ACARS for the existing PMDG fleet. And maybe this will also explain the delay of the J41.. taking out the FMC but holding it back to have access to the EFB. 

Imagine an EFB for your 737 models, 777 models... having te ability to search for all your TO performance data inside the airplane instead of the requirement of thos „unrealistic“ V-speed calculation or Topcat that isn‘t supported anymore and has actually never been as intended.. Digital QRH on board... in my opinion this is the most likely reason for the comments over the past 1-2 years... Robert wrote he was working on an ACARS for the Queen, they delayed the J41 for sudden problems and a more important project... got it? :D

I really hope for it. 

Maybe in coop with Navigraoh and foreflight? Would be amazing imho :D

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1 minute ago, Ephedrin said:

Me too. This would have been a more or less „standard announcement“. 

I still think it will be what they actually have already spoken about: EFB/ACARS for the existing PMDG fleet. And maybe this will also explain the delay of the J41.. taking out the FMC but holding it back to have access to the EFB. 

Imagine an EFB for your 737 models, 777 models... having te ability to search for all your TO performance data inside the airplane instead of the requirement of thos „unrealistic“ V-speed calculation or Topcat that isn‘t supported anymore and has actually never been as intended.. in my opinion this is the most likely reason for the comments over the past 1-2 years... Robert wrote he was working on an ACARS for the Queen, they delayed the J41 for sudden problems and a more important project... got it? :D

I really hope for it. 

Agreed... Although, personally, I see an EFB more of a gimmick, than actually useful in a VC - unless you're using VR or something...
In my experience it's difficult to utilize efficiently and hard to read unless you really zoom in. This also takes your view away from other instruments and the windows... 

On the other hand, I guess it all depends on the implementation. Captain Sim has done it previously in their 777 - and it was more or less useless in my opinion, since the controls within the VC in the sim is to restricted. In real life, you have two hands and can turn your head. I kinda feel like in the sim, that I only have one hand available - and when I need to turn my head, zoom (lean forward) or change view, that hand is occupied for doing anything else. Because of this restriction, an EFB becomes very hard to use as you would in real life, since you can't glance or quickly take a look at something on it. Personally I would prefer an external application or an iPad/tablet on the side of my computer. For performance data (while on the ground) I guess it could be useful - but for reading airport and approach charts, I find it hard to use properly, given the above sim constraints...

Anyway - this is of course just my humble opinon...

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Maybe they are going to start making addon airports? Considering the GIF that Kyle posted, it could be....

Eyes Open / Eyes Closed / Eye Wink

Kyle posted the GIF....

 

KOCW - Washington Warren Airport

Not expected from PMDG because - it's an airport, and it's for GA planes

 

I really need to get a life :unsure:

 

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11 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

Agreed... Although, personally, I see an EFB more of a gimmick, than actually useful in a VC - unless you're using VR or something...
In my experience it's difficult to utilize efficiently and hard to read unless you really zoom in. This also takes your view away from other instruments and the windows... 

On the other hand, I guess it all depends on the implementation. Captain Sim has done it previously in their 777 - and it was more or less useless in my opinion, since the controls within the VC in the sim is to restricted. In real life, you have two hands and can turn your head. I kinda feel like in the sim, that I only have one hand available - and when I need to turn my head, zoom (lean forward) or change view, that hand is occupied for doing anything else. Because of this restriction, an EFB becomes very hard to use as you would in real life, since you can't glance or quickly take a look at something on it. Personally I would prefer an external application or an iPad/tablet on the side of my computer. For performance data (while on the ground) I guess it could be useful - but for reading airport and approach charts, I find it hard to use properly, given the above sim constraints...

Anyway - this is of course just my humble opinon...

I found TFDi‘s solution in the 717 pretty good. They included it as a „plug and play“ option into an „in game“ tablet attachable to the window. FSL have made an MCDU usable with ipad or tablet... the 748 and 777 have the EFB mounted to both sides. Using the a button (or track IR or VR or chaseplane) the access is not too difficult. But I personally fly with a zoom level of 0,8 to 1,0 depending on the airplane... 

but we will see

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Too many typos. Man, I just woke up and yet have to think...

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I think it's some implementation of a CPDLC & ACARS interface, with clients for VATSIM, Pilotedge or even some custom ATC software, like Pro-ATC/X.

An tablet-based EFB app with failures (i.e. an Instructor's station) would also be great.

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Full working A380 with BTV that works with any default or 3rd party airport 

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34 minutes ago, mataus said:

Full working A380 with BTV that works with any default or 3rd party airport 

Wouldn’t that be something..

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..... other product line .....???

ATC or Weather engine addon. Or RC models in PMDG colors :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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