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B747-8 Beta Program Bug Report- FULL DISCLOSURE

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Since so many of you are interested in the Beta process, and how it works, I wanted to share the following BUG REPORT I submitted departing London Stansted this am-

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For the more finicky amongst us- thankfully the "bug" wipes away after a few moments in the slipstream.

Whilst the testing program is serious, occasionally we are allowed brief moments of levity.... I hope this brought YOU a smile.

:)

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Classic!! Funny stuff. Glad to see people can find humor while keeping it serious.

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Glad we have a sense of humor!  To focus on less buggy things- take a look at the technological differences in information available to the 747-8F Captain vs. what you have at your disposal in the 744F. 

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Keep in mind, lurking by your left knee, you have another bit of tech you will soon grow very fond of... 

SO in this case... from the RIDICULOUS to the SUBLIME 🙂

In the turn at TURNBERRY...

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But the real question is:  If this is a new feature (don't recall if bug splatters were being added to this release), AND if there is a real issue with it....is it called a bug bug report? Hehe.

I can see it now "I have to report that my testing scenario noted that I should see 4 mosquitos, 2 june bugs, 3 dragonflies, and 3000 dung beetles (due to them swarming in July as I depart from Jomo Kenyatta International).  Sadly I only counted 1200 dung beetles." 😞

Reply from RR "That's a load of crap!...count them again closely....we've spent a ton of coding time to get the dung beetle swarming parameters in June at Jomo Kenyatta International just right! "

Ok..in all seriousness...they DO fly!  Here is the proof:

Go to 1:15 in the video...hilarious that you hear the theme music to the scene in James Bond Gold Finger where the planes to their formation flight...I rolled on the floor laughing!

 

 

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Hey Steve, I see you've met RSR!

😉

C

PS- HUGE fan of your work AND SIR RICHARD’S!

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4 minutes ago, lasnubes said:

Hey Steve, I see you've met RSR!

😉

C

PS- HUGE fan of your work!

Hehe...actually did meet him in Vegas!  Got the coveted business card from him after chatting about the new project and the realization that we're gonna need every livery of every PMDG release ever created.  Should keep me and all the other painters busy for decades! :blink:

Thanks for the comment....I've always enjoyed painting PMDG birds, the paintkit is excellent, and of course the model really shows off the effort I put in to make them look good.  I plan at least putting my Lufthansa and UPS photo-tails on the -8.

Saddend that more airlines didn't adopt her, but that's that way it is in the real world...2 huge engines will trump 4 economically every time...and as much as I love the aesthetics and flying qualities of the Queen, she destined to advocate her crown in the future. 😞   But she'll live on in our simming world!

PS- HUGE fan of your narrative prose and bringing comedy and a great read to all of your posts...I never miss one. 😉 

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53 minutes ago, Steve Dra said:

But the real question is:  If this is a new feature (don't recall if bug splatters were being added to this release), AND if there is a real issue with it....is it called a bug bug report? Hehe.

I can see it now "I have to report that my testing scenario noted that I should see 4 mosquitos, 2 june bugs, 3 dragonflies, and 3000 dung beetles (due to them swarming in July as I depart from Jomo Kenyatta International).  Sadly I only counted 1200 dung beetles." 😞

Reply from RR "That's a load of crap!...count them again closely....we've spent a ton of coding time to get the dung beetle swarming parameters in June at Jomo Kenyatta International just right! "

Ok..in all seriousness...they DO fly!  Here is the proof:

Go to 1:15 in the video...hilarious that you hear the theme music to the scene in James Bond Gold Finger where the planes to their formation flight...I rolled on the floor laughing! 

 

 

Isn't that the theme music to the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" though?

Could be wrong, its happened before!

Mark Trainer

 

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2 minutes ago, mtrainer said:

Isn't that the theme music to the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice" though?

Could be wrong, its happened before!

Mark Trainer

 

Yep....thinking about it and trying to put the lyrics to it....you are 100% correct!  Hehe.....gotta go watch all the James Bond movies now (well....just the ones that had the only 2 Bond actors I'll acknowledge...the rest...bleh).

Loved the mechanical wing fold and chopper sounds the threw in there when the beetle 1st lifted off...gotta love the BBC for their subtle humor. 🙂

 

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Mark- I was expecting a reply in the B747-8 EGSS post!

Didn’t see your question until much later, and was sure my reply would be well received...

🙂

C

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So......will those "bugs" be an optional feature?

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1 hour ago, Christopher Low said:

So......will those "bugs" be an optional feature?

I am told under good authority there will be a new option added to the PMDG Operations Center to enable the "Bug Splatter" feature and with sliders for: "Bee", "Wasp", "Lady bug", "Fly", "Cricket" to name just a few to enable the "pilot" to adjust the probability of collision with chosen insect.:biggrin:

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39 minutes ago, pracines said:

looks like a wasp holding on for dear life 😄

My first impression of the bug was that it was a mayfly.  The first time you see it you go, "Hey that is cool;" and then the tenth time you don't notice.  The one that I really did notice and still remember is one summer day with scattered CB I'm flying along at 16500 VMC when I hear saw a bug spat.  About 2 sec latter my brain connected the event with the implausibility of it and I was truly sad for that poor bug, thrust up into the thin air by nature's cruelty then just by change happened to be in the same square inch of the immense sky as a passing windscreen of an Cessna Chancellor.  A darn tragedy.

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29 minutes ago, downscc said:

I was truly sad for that poor bug, thrust up into the thin air by nature's cruelty

If it makes you feel any better Dan, I'm certain he went to Bug Heaven.

Mark Trainer

 

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28 minutes ago, downscc said:

About 2 sec latter my brain connected the event with the implausibility of it and I was truly sad for that poor bug, thrust up into the thin air by nature's cruelty then just by change happened to be in the same square inch of the immense sky as a passing windscreen of an Cessna Chancellor.  A darn tragedy.

Gotta say, the ones I used to be the most puzzled by were the ones that managed to catch the leading edge of the prop. Then I did the math and realized that even a single-bladed theoretical prop would swing through about 50 times in a single second (assuming 3000 RPM for simplicity). Add two blades, and the likelihood of passing through the arc unscathed, even as a bug, are pretty slim.

Still...how unfortunate to be in that spot, at that time...

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18 hours ago, lasnubes said:

Since so many of you are interested in the Beta process, and how it works, I wanted to share the following BUG REPORT I submitted departing London Stansted this am-

EippdTE.jpg

For the more finicky amongst us- thankfully the "bug" wipes away after a few moments in the slipstream.

Whilst the testing program is serious, occasionally we are allowed brief moments of levity.... I hope this brought YOU a smile.

🙂

 

I'll be REALLY impressed if turning on the windscreen wiper causes that bug to smear the windscreen!!!

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2 hours ago, Anders Bermann said:

Well... the beta process is all about bug squashing soo...

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On 7/15/2018 at 8:53 PM, scandinavian13 said:

Gotta say, the ones I used to be the most puzzled by were the ones that managed to catch the leading edge of the prop. Then I did the math and realized that even a single-bladed theoretical prop would swing through about 50 times in a single second (assuming 3000 RPM for simplicity). Add two blades, and the likelihood of passing through the arc unscathed, even as a bug, are pretty slim.

Still...how unfortunate to be in that spot, at that time...

That‘s why you can pretty well fly with an open gyrocopter through (light) rain without really getting wet from above... even this 600RPM-pizza above you keeps the rain away.

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On 7/15/2018 at 10:09 AM, Steve Dra said:

But the real question is:  If this is a new feature (don't recall if bug splatters were being added to this release), AND if there is a real issue with it....is it called a bug bug report? Hehe.

I can see it now "I have to report that my testing scenario noted that I should see 4 mosquitos, 2 june bugs, 3 dragonflies, and 3000 dung beetles (due to them swarming in July as I depart from Jomo Kenyatta International).  Sadly I only counted 1200 dung beetles." 😞

Reply from RR "That's a load of crap!...count them again closely....we've spent a ton of coding time to get the dung beetle swarming parameters in June at Jomo Kenyatta International just right! "

Ok..in all seriousness...they DO fly!  Here is the proof:

Go to 1:15 in the video...hilarious that you hear the theme music to the scene in James Bond Gold Finger where the planes to their formation flight...I rolled on the floor laughing!

 

 

Actually, the music is the theme to "You Only Live Twice". Oops, should've read on to see that several others had already pointed this out.

Kind Regards,

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On 7/15/2018 at 3:43 PM, Steve Dra said:

Saddend that more airlines didn't adopt her, but that's that way it is in the real world...2 huge engines will trump 4 economically every time...and as much as I love the aesthetics and flying qualities of the Queen, she destined to advocate her crown in the future. 😞   But she'll live on in our simming world!

It's the Farnborough Airshow in the UK this week, lots of new aircraft orders are placed there. "HOPEFULLY" we may get lucky and order is placed for the 747-8i.

Come on British Airways order a few!!!!😁

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On 7/15/2018 at 3:58 PM, lasnubes said:

🙂

In the turn at TURNBERRY...

 

Going to Prestwick are we?

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Just had a few SPLATS, kinda shocking when focusing on the TDZ for flare... lovely!!

C

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I've been doing most of my testing in and around Australia and as yet I've not splattered any bugs, then again it IS mid/late winter there right now.

Autumn and early winter in parts of Oz is Bogong Moth season, and those swarming suckers can really cover your airplane. 

Currently planning a series of long-hauls from YSSY through KSFO, EGLL and VHHX so I'm sure I'll have a very exotic bug collection by the time I am back in Sydney!

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