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Hello everyone I’m interested in purchasing this wonderful 747 however I would like to ask if it’s possible to download the PDF flight tutorial first please so i can look if a old kook like me could learn to fly this i already checked some tutorial videos as well but I prefer the tutorial that comes with this wonderful plane.

 Thankyou Danny Cebis.😊

 

 

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Unfortunately the tutorials and manuals are copyrighted by PMDG and Boeing and so we are not allowed to share them, nore can they be downloaded alone. 

Though, the introduction manual written by PMDG is very comprehensive and straight forward and so is the tutorial. The FCOM is originally Boeing hardcore but also extremely detailed and very well to work with. I think your first language is english so I doubt you will have any problems to be honest.

 

But don‘t hesitate to watch some YouTube videos about the addon, there‘s some vids made by a 747 First Officer somewhere here on the forums. 

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22 minutes ago, Ephedrin said:

Unfortunately the tutorials and manuals are copyrighted by PMDG and Boeing and so we are not allowed to share them, nore can they be downloaded alone. 

Though, the introduction manual written by PMDG is very comprehensive and straight forward and so is the tutorial. The FCOM is originally Boeing hardcore but also extremely detailed and very well to work with. I think your first language is english so I doubt you will have any problems to be honest.

 

But don‘t hesitate to watch some YouTube videos about the addon, there‘s some vids made by a 747 First Officer somewhere here on the forums. 

 

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Perfectly understandable i thought i will ask anyway and thankyou very kindly for directing me about this magnificent aircraft and I will check more of the videos then.Iam looking very much in purchasing.😊

thankyou so much

Danny Cebis.

 

 

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Please just one more question I like to ask has the tutorial have lot of pictures and diagrams because this is the best way I learn as well I would like to ask please can this magnificent aircraft be set up ready to go on the tarmac as I’m more interested in flying than flicking lot of switches and knobs.I understand that this is not a Cessna and things need to be setup like the fmc and that so I hope that someone could tell me where I’m coming from as eventually I will get down and read what I can understand but for the time being I just like a quick setup from a to be not far and bobs your uncle.My apology if I go on here but it is a lot of money and in do feel like to feel I’m flying a real aircraft and not just a made up sim if you know what I mean.I also have prepare3d version 4.2 so of course I would be getting this wonderful aircraft for that platform.😊

thankyou all for any help in advance 

Danny Cebis.

 

 

 

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Pictures are there for any phase of the tutorial, the flight is from Denver to San Francisco 2 hours flight. 

For me is the best aircraft build for FSX/P3D because you fill is heaviness and it's a joy to fly.

In general is not a complex aircraft, if you do carefully your job.

There are some important aspects to be careful, like not braking excessively as can lead to burn your tire or destroy tire on bad landing, oil temperature.

But once you take care of those aspect it's s magnificent bird.

Later in June, I think you will see the 748 version  

   

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Thankyou very much for that information much appreciated.

Thankyou

Danny Cebis.

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11 hours ago, Zdenek said:

Please just one more question I like to ask has the tutorial have lot of pictures and diagrams because this is the best way I learn as well I would like to ask please can this magnificent aircraft be set up ready to go on the tarmac as I’m more interested in flying than flicking lot of switches and knobs.I understand that this is not a Cessna and things need to be setup like the fmc and that so I hope that someone could tell me where I’m coming from as eventually I will get down and read what I can understand but for the time being I just like a quick setup from a to be not far and bobs your uncle.My apology if I go on here but it is a lot of money and in do feel like to feel I’m flying a real aircraft and not just a made up sim if you know what I mean.I also have prepare3d version 4.2 so of course I would be getting this wonderful aircraft for that platform.😊

thankyou all for any help in advance 

Danny Cebis.

 

 

 

Danny, PMDG aircraft come with a range of "panel states" which define the configuration of the various systems when you load the aircraft in the sim. These range from completely shut down (aka "cold and dark") all the way through to fully powered up and ready to taxi. At a bare minimum you can start with the engines running and then load a flightplan, enter your takeoff weights and calculate the required takeoff speeds. This is not too complicated after a few practice runs and is well-covered in the tutorials.

A cold and dark panel state will require you to spend about 15-20 minutes minimum powering systems up, then loading a flightplan as well as weights and takeoff speeds. Again there is plenty of documentation available to help you through these processes, and it is a large part of the immersion!

The forums will also be available to you to help you through the learning curve. Once you know what you're doing it becomes second nature.

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1 hour ago, markadeane said:

Danny, PMDG aircraft come with a range of "panel states" which define the configuration of the various systems when you load the aircraft in the sim. These range from completely shut down (aka "cold and dark") all the way through to fully powered up and ready to taxi. At a bare minimum you can start with the engines running and then load a flightplan, enter your takeoff weights and calculate the required takeoff speeds. This is not too complicated after a few practice runs and is well-covered in the tutorials.

A cold and dark panel state will require you to spend about 15-20 minutes minimum powering systems up, then loading a flightplan as well as weights and takeoff speeds. Again there is plenty of documentation available to help you through these processes, and it is a large part of the immersion!

The forums will also be available to you to help you through the learning curve. Once you know what you're doing it becomes second nature.

 

1 hour ago, markadeane said:

Danny, PMDG aircraft come with a range of "panel states" which define the configuration of the various systems when you load the aircraft in the sim. These range from completely shut down (aka "cold and dark") all the way through to fully powered up and ready to taxi. At a bare minimum you can start with the engines running and then load a flightplan, enter your takeoff weights and calculate the required takeoff speeds. This is not too complicated after a few practice runs and is well-covered in the tutorials.

A cold and dark panel state will require you to spend about 15-20 minutes minimum powering systems up, then loading a flightplan as well as weights and takeoff speeds. Again there is plenty of documentation available to help you through these processes, and it is a large part of the immersion!

The forums will also be available to you to help you through the learning curve. Once you know what you're doing it becomes second nature.

Thankyou Mark very nice of you and thankyou for the information I will keep this in mind will purchase soon after i watch more videos.😎

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On 5/24/2018 at 4:05 AM, Zdenek said:

Hello everyone I’m interested in purchasing this wonderful 747 however I would like to ask if it’s possible to download the PDF flight tutorial first please so i can look if a old kook like me could learn to fly this i already checked some tutorial videos as well but I prefer the tutorial that comes with this wonderful plane.

Hi Danny,

Manuals for earlier versions of the PMDG 747 (and other aircraft) are freely available from PMDG's web site.  They won't be helpful for setting up the current 747 or understanding its options, but they should still be useful for seeing what's involved in flying the 747.

http://precisionmanuals.com/pages/downloads/docs.html

Mike

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8 hours ago, Mike777 said:

Hi Danny,

Manuals for earlier versions of the PMDG 747 (and other aircraft) are freely available from PMDG's web site.  They won't be helpful for setting up the current 747 or understanding its options, but they should still be useful for seeing what's involved in flying the 747.

http://precisionmanuals.com/pages/downloads/docs.html

Mike

Hello Mike,

And thankyou very much i will have a good read on those.🙂

Cheers Danny Cebis.

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All I would add is if you can get off the ground in FSX jets you will be able to fly this, that's the first thing I did hand fly the plan just to get the feel of it then you start learning , but be WARNED it`s addictive and will have you hooked in no time.

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44 minutes ago, rjfry said:

All I would add is if you can get off the ground in FSX jets you will be able to fly this, that's the first thing I did hand fly the plan just to get the feel of it then you start learning , but be WARNED it`s addictive and will have you hooked in no time.

Hello Raymond,

I think I can remember how to get a plane of the ground only in a Cessna but😁and what concerns the being addicted that’s too late for me I’m afraid.😆

Cheers and thankyou 

Danny Cebis.

 

 

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Hello guys I’m getting my laptop ready for my purchase of the 747 for my prepare3d version 4.2 so I was doing all the updates and all and then my windows 10 started updating today to the latest version I think it’s 1803 or something so I let it update took forever and then when it finished and wanted a restart I have noticed that the laptop took a long time to restart and also to startup again and this hasn’t happened before the update.Also when testing and trying out everything I noticed that my laptop was very sluggish than before and that is bit worrying me as I want the computer running in top condition for my 747.So I was wondering i anyone else is having the same issues with there computer with this new windows 10 update and will it affect my performance for my 747?Please my apology for the long story here I’m just worry a bit.😟

Specs: Msi Laptop 

i7 6700:16GB ram:Nvidia Gtx 1060 6GB:SSD Drive:Windows 10.

Thankyou for any thoughts.

Danny Cebis.

 

 

 

 

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Couldn't help you there, as I had P3D 4.1 installed on a brand new computer when I got the P3D version of the 747 (already had the FSX version).

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6 hours ago, Zdenek said:

this new windows 10 update and will it affect my performance for my 747?

Windows 1803 installed on my workstation last week or two without any drama.  Sure, the update takes time and a couple of restarts but that is unrelated to P3D and PMDG  747v3.  I've seen a few posts that indicate some might have problems with drivers not not that many.

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Thankyou everyone for all your help.

Danny Cebis.🙂

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What amazes me the most about this 747 v3 is that there are no less than 15 variations of the aircraft! Beta testing 15 different versions of such a complex beast must have been a nightmare, so I take my hat off to all of the programmers and beta testers who participated in this project, and delivered an essentially flawless product.

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I’m all with you there absolutely 110% as i just finished reading the review here on it absolutely amazing.

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Ok guys just made my purchase i can’t wait to install her and start reading my tutorial.😊

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I hope you enjoy flying it!

 

Mike

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Thankyou so much everyone I have already installed,activated updated the OPC and the the Queen everything went without a hitch.And she looks amazing my jaw dropped incredible inside and out.🤩So now I need to do some tweeking what concerts in the graphics department in the prepare3d because my cockpit looks a bit on the darker side so I think I need to do something in the graphics and all that.Could anyone post some prepare3d graphics and display settings and how should all the sliders go and all that just for the 747v3 as i want her to look her best and I’m not quite sure how to do that.I would take a picture but I don’t know how to.

 Thankyou in advance.😊😎

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9 hours ago, Zdenek said:

Thankyou so much everyone I have already installed,activated updated the OPC and the the Queen everything went without a hitch.And she looks amazing my jaw dropped incredible inside and out.🤩So now I need to do some tweeking what concerts in the graphics department in the prepare3d because my cockpit looks a bit on the darker side so I think I need to do something in the graphics and all that.Could anyone post some prepare3d graphics and display settings and how should all the sliders go and all that just for the 747v3 as i want her to look her best and I’m not quite sure how to do that.I would take a picture but I don’t know how to.

 Thankyou in advance.😊😎

Danny, those display settings, especially lighting, are very dependent on your monitor or TV settings, the ambient settings in your room and your own preference.  The first place to start is to perhaps dial down the HDR a bit and add brightness and/or contrast with your video driver control panel.  Note that HDR is a dynamic lighting effect that changes when going from bright to dark or opposite.  It will take a couple of sessions  for you to find your settings.

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Hi Danny,

I f I may make one suggestion, what helped me most when I started Boeing jets about ten years ago were the illustrated books by Capt Mike Ray. Capt Mike is a retired UAL pilot and has made some very detailed yet easy to read manuals on several aircraft he flew during his career including the Queen. They are directed to ATP pilots preparing for airline sim checks as well as hobby simmers. Far from dry technical reading he writes with humor and plenty pictures and illustrations.

I f memory serves me I think his web site is UTM.COM but if I'm wrong you could find it easy by googling his name. His books are available for download, hard copy and even can be found on Amazon. Easiest way for any novice to learn to operate a jet like a line pilot. IMO he's one cool dude.

Hope this could be of some help. Enjoy your Queen!

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