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747-100 / 200 Classic coming from Just Flight

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A 747 classic is long over due!

I confirmed that this will be for FSX and P3D and they will be released at the same time.

Spotted the rendering at the FS Expo in Las Vegas. 

Release possibly this fall. The project is well underway.

It was great visiting with the super nice folks from Just Flight as it was with all of the developers.

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Was hoping they'd get around to doing this, a steam gauge 747 is sorely missing from P3D V4, if they could throw an SP variant into there too, that'd be even better.

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Who is the developer of this addon? Depending on that, I will be excited or disappointed.

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12 minutes ago, Chock said:

if they could throw an SP variant into there too, that'd be even better.

Yes please.

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7 minutes ago, oosterlo said:

Who is the developer of this addon? Depending on that, I will be excited or disappointed.

I had an excellent visit with Martyn Nothall of Just Flight and he is handling the coding for the 747.

That is as much as I know.

Martyn is an excellent gentleman as was the entire Just Flight crew.

Getting to meet these developers face to face gives me a greater appreciation of the fine people who provide these wonderful products for our enjoyment.

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2 minutes ago, skully said:

I had an excellent visit with Martyn Nothall of Just Flight and he is handling the coding for the 747.

That is as much as I know.

Martyn is an excellent gentleman as was the entire Just Flight crew.

Getting to meet these developers face to face gives me a greater appreciation of the fine people who provide these wonderful products for our enjoyment.

Then I will be optimistic 😊

I still have fond memories of the Ready For Pushback 747-200, so I am hoping this one will be in the same league.

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2 minutes ago, oosterlo said:

Then I will be optimistic 😊

I still have fond memories of the Ready For Pushback 747-200, so I am hoping this one will be in the same league.

Was there any indication of whether there will be a smartly implemented flight engineer?  

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2 minutes ago, ErichB said:

Was there any indication of whether there will be a smartly implemented flight engineer?  

I do not know sir. They were very busy so I didn't have a lot of time for an in depth interview.

I'm sure in time they will release more information.

I wish I could provide more details for everyone but the news alone of a new 747 Classic for us is very exciting.

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Just now, skully said:

I wish I could provide more details for everyone but the news alone of a new 747 Classic for us is very exciting.

Indeed it is.  

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I did ask them to do the Columbia Airlines Livery from the movie Airport '75 minus the hole in the cockpit 😉

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I did get this for you though:

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Man,i sure hope we'll be getting a "ready for Pushback" type of 747 classic!I just love the steam gauges and the many cargo operators that used this bird.I'll be doing a lot of africa cargo runs with MK Airlines once this gets released.

I just hope we won't be getting a CLS type of simulation.

Regards,

Steven

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I also asked them to build a Convair CV 880 / 900.

They like the aircraft to be sure but had reservations because of the very limited market success of the real aircraft.

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I'm amazed how this fantastic aircraft hasn't been developed before for FSX / P3D by some of the other well known developers that specialise on Boeing aircraft.  I know we had Ready for Pushback and I spent some time talking to the developer because some of the systems were not quite right especially the fuel system, but he did produce a fairly realistic rendition of the 747 Classic including the Flight Engineers panel, but sadly a newer version I know he was working on didn't quite make it to release stage.

I hope Just Flight include the FMS Navigation system as most 747 Classics were retrofitted with these units and didn't just have the three Carousel INS units, and a realistic Flight Engineers station which will make it vastly different to fly from the 747-400.

I'll keep an eye on this project with great interest.

Glen   (Retired 747-100/200 Flight Engineer)

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19 minutes ago, skully said:

I also asked them to build a Convair CV 880 / 900.

They like the aircraft to be sure but had reservations because of the very limited market success of the real aircraft.

I would put money on them eventually getting around to doing a Convair 880/900. JF do seem to want to build all the older turbojet and turboprop airliners and are kind of the guardians of that sort of thing from having made so many of them. They're presently on with the Caravelle, having done the Comet and the DC-8, so apart from the 707, then we're into more obscure things anyway as far as turbojetliners are concerned, such as the DB Mercure, which sold even less than the Convair. At least the Convair has the claim to being the one Elvis picked!

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It's worth noting that JustFlight also have a Sud Aviation Caravelle III in development!

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Very exciting!

 

Indeed I would love for them to throw in a SP. 

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I would love to see a vintage 747 available for the community. I sure miss the Ready for Pushback version back in the day.

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I was trying to figure out why the CLS 747 didn’t get an update to P3dv4 I guess this why. Glad to be getting a new 747 classic 

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Do you guys ever get the developers to post photos on the forum here? Sometimes Xplane developers will, a lot of them seem to develop the aircraft with some input from users before the final product is finished. Im new to the P3D world so not sure if that happens on these forums or not. 

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Any updates in this project?

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At Just Flight's Flight Sim 2018 at Cosford a couple of weeks ago, there was a banner on the JF stand which said it was a few weeks away from release, so I would expect it in perhaps the next three weeks or so. When I was chatting to them, it looked fairly complete on the demo they were running of it at the show. They told me it has a brand new custom built INS for it which will also be retrofitted into their L-1011 at some point. Their Caravelle is also progressing nicely too by the way.

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I looked at it and it looks really cool!

I LOVE analogue gauges. Just seeing needles and twisting number chains just makes the plane 50 times cooler.

Obviously, the only really study level analogue gauge aircraft I know for P3D v4, is the Aerosoft DC-8.

There's a few other planes, like SkySimulations DC-9, but that's basically making a FSX plane compatible with P3D.

Also, the PMDG DC-6. But, I'm a jet engine fan, not a turbofan fan.

So this is really exciting. I remember the CLS 747 when I was 9 years old and I thought it was the hottest plane in town. Of course for some reason the new HD version has a garbage FMS and no INS. But, at the time I felt like I was flying a PMDG plane.

Also, CLS made the flight engineer side 230% easier and 90% of the switches on the real plane weren't even there. 

I hope JF makes the plane good and I definitely think it will just be from the screenshots.

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