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PMDG 777-200ER for 2018?

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On 6/13/2018 at 3:29 PM, Coolieboy said:

REGARDLESS of new flight dynamics and data, there is an unfinished product that has had it's resources pulled to work on other aircraft as well as a far less relevant product that no one asked for. I know the B772 has different wings and engines but the 748 is the same case. PLUS...the B748 was not modelled before. The V2 748 used the B744's flight dynamics

I don’t think it would be accurate to say that the 777 is “unfinished”. The 200ER, if and when it is finally produced, will most likely be a stand-alone product, separate and apart from the 200LR and 300ER, both of which are certainly “finished”.

Not everyone has the same interests. Though I own both the 200LR and 300ER, I rarely fly either. I much prefer the 747 (pax and freighter) for long haul and the 737 for short haul. I’m one PMDG customer who doesn’t give a flying fig if they EVER do a 777-200ER, but I know there are many who would like to see it. I’m looking forward to the -8, and especially would like to see a V3 of the NGX - the PMDG aircraft I fly most often by far.

Although probably few people “expected” the GFO development, it would not be accurate to flatly state that it is something that no one wants. YOU may have no interest in GFO, which is fine - but again, different simmers have different interests. GFO will be a first-day purchase for me.

RSR has stated categorically that GFO development is not stealing resources from any other ongoing project. 

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They need to get their priorities straight.

Please let the PMDG guys know what these priorities are ASAP. They have presumably been stumbling around blindly for the past ten years not knowing what to do, so having an armchair project manager here at AVSIM to help them focus will be a priceless asset :rolleyes:

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On 4/10/2018 at 1:03 PM, scandinavian13 said:

 

 

I think, for some (myself included), it's a realism thing. I look at flightaware for the aircraft I want to fly in the sim and just recreate those flights. So, if I'm flying the 77L, I look for 77L flights. It's a natural "swap" to put a 77L on a 772's flight, but it doesn't feel right to me, especially if the operator doesn't use that type. As an example, UAL flies a ton of 772s, but no 77Ls. I wouldn't swap a 77L into that flight, despite the existence of UAL 77L fictionals. Same with BAW.

In general, I keep it to non-fictional liveries, with the exception of the PMDG House liveried aircraft, and in those cases, I take those wherever I want.

I do realize that it's a bit odd to some, but it's a rule for myself that doesn't really affect anyone else, so I don't find it too egregious.

Just saw this. I think we all have our little quirks with how we operate our flight sims. I myself stay with whatever aircraft that particular airline has or did have, be it current or historical (because who doesn't want to fly an RR powered Cathay 744 into Kai Tak!)

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In my personal view, the -200ER is a past iteration of the -200LR. I wouldn't bother with it.

Since this seems to be the thread where we tell PMDG what to do next :wink:, I want a 777 update, where it gets some bugs sorted out (there are some), and the shiny new Ground Maps feature. I can't tell how many times I got lost at one of those airports... :biggrin:

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You won't get a ground map feature in the 777 as it isn't a feature on the real aircraft to my knowledge, unless PMDG are going to develop the EFB and put a ground map feature into that and retrofit the EFB to the 777.

 

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1 hour ago, rondon9898 said:

PMDG are going to develop the EFB and put a ground map feature into that and retrofit the EFB to the 777.

 

That's what they're going to do.

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On 8/18/2018 at 10:19 AM, Christopher Low said:

Please let the PMDG guys know what these priorities are ASAP. They have presumably been stumbling around blindly for the past ten years not knowing what to do, so having an armchair project manager here at AVSIM to help them focus will be a priceless asset :rolleyes:

 I assume you’re referring to yourself?

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I’d love to know from PMDG how difficult in terms of modelling/flight dynamics programming it would be to create a -200ER from the existing material they have with the LR/-300ER. All the textures for the flight deck remain the same, for example - would it just be the flight dynamics and performance/engine modelling that need changing? 

Would love a -200ER, especially as I like to fly BA 777 flights and am just not happy flying ER flights in an LR.

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I have been waiting for the -200ER or -200 since pmdg released the LR.  UAL does several domestic short/medium haul flights and it just feels silly using the LR for these flights, even with a huge derate.

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On 8/21/2018 at 6:18 PM, CaptainLars said:

I can't tell how many times I got lost at one of those airports...

Not sitting high enough? 😄 

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On 8/21/2018 at 5:18 PM, CaptainLars said:

 

In my personal view, the -200ER is a past iteration of the -200LR. I wouldn't bother with it.

 

You’re welcome to your opinion but the -200LR wasn’t a replacement for the -200ER. It was an ultra long range version very few airlines bought. The economics don’t work on shorter routes. I think both versions are still available to order but neither has been produced since 2014.

I’d definitely buy a -200ER expansion of the -200LR base product but if it was a full price new addon I would probably not consider buying it.

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I would like the 772ER because I would like to fly with airplanes that the companies actually own

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