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What will be the next project by PMDG?

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i woud love if they do the E-Jets. Really missing them in Flight Simulation!

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A new release of the 737 absolutely has to happen for 3 reasons:

1. Only PMDG Boeing for short to medium haul

2. Only PMDG aircraft with a heads-up display

3. Only PMDG aircraft with a huge, glaring, issue that's right there in front of you every single second (you know what i'm talking about)

I, for one, as much as i loved the look of the MD-11, would much prefer to see an update to the 737, even if it is just the NG or just the MAX.

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Only PMDG aircraft with a huge, glaring, issue that's right there in front of you every single second (you know what i'm talking about)

Don't forget the lack of split scimitar winglets. I mean, it's borderline unflyable knowing that the "drop down" part of the winglet is missing :rolleyes:

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41 minutes ago, Christopher Low said:

Don't forget the lack of split scimitar winglets. I mean, it's borderline unflyable knowing that the "drop down" part of the winglet is missing :rolleyes:

Really? That's a bit extreme, isn't it? 🙂

Anyway - for me personally (with regards to the NG3):

  • Corrected cockpit geometry (although not a big thing for me!)
  • Split Scimitar winglets.
  • LED lighting (Nav, strobes, landing etc...)
  • PMDG RainMaker
  • Integrated EFB (if possible)
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6 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

Don't forget the lack of split scimitar winglets. I mean, it's borderline unflyable knowing that the "drop down" part of the winglet is missing :rolleyes:

That's a bit unfair considering:

1. It's not like *all* 737NGs ever made had split scimitar winglets and PMDG chose to not model that feature, just like no 737NG ever made has that cockpit geometry

2. The winglet variants had different flight models to the non winglet ones, so split scimitar winglets would actually make a difference.

In any case, this isn't about "The plane is unflyable with that geometry!" It's hard to notice, doesn't affect things much, and it's there for a good reason. What i'm trying to say is that it's a crying shame that the only model of a 737 (the most widely used jet airliner ever) made by PMDG (a company that prides itself with the quality and accuracy of its products) has such a flaw. The 737 has just as much of a prestigious status as the 747, if not more so. And we've had 3 versions of the 747 but only one 737. As good as that model still is, it would be a shame to draw a line and call it done.

That's my opinion. In any case, the argument is irrelevant. PMDG are making a new version of the 737, and i'm really happy that they are. And even if they decided not to, i can complain about it all i want, it won't change things.

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49 minutes ago, Cristi_Neagu said:

In any case, this isn't about "The plane is unflyable with that geometry!" It's hard to notice, doesn't affect things much, and it's there for a good reason. What i'm trying to say is that it's a crying shame that the only model of a 737 (the most widely used jet airliner ever) made by PMDG (a company that prides itself with the quality and accuracy of its products) has such a flaw. The 737 has just as much of a prestigious status as the 747, if not more so. And we've had 3 versions of the 747 but only one 737. As good as that model still is, it would be a shame to draw a line and call it done.

Well - you're contradicting yourself, in that statement.

The geometry in the PMDG 737NGX isn't a 'flaw'! As you yourself just said, there's a good reason for it. A flaw would imply, that PMDG missed something or has made a mistake. Well - the 'wrong' geometry of the windows, is intentional for reasons already explained. Hence not a flaw. 

Anyway, my personal assessment is, that if it's somehow possible to create the correct dimensions, then I would applaud it - but it's not a deal-breaker for me. I know, that some users in here seem to be quite zealous about it, but in my personal opinion I can understand the design choices that PMDG faced, when creating it. 

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8 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

Well - you're contradicting yourself, in that statement.

The geometry in the PMDG 737NGX isn't a 'flaw'! As you yourself just said, there's a good reason for it. A flaw would imply, that PMDG missed something or has made a mistake. Well - the 'wrong' geometry of the windows, is intentional for reasons already explained. Hence not a flaw. 

We're arguing semantics, but a flaw is defined as "a mark, blemish, or other imperfection which mars a substance or object". The cockpit geometry meets that definition. What you're describing is called a mistake. Anyways, it's irrelevant.

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Anyway, my personal assessment is, that if it's somehow possible to create the correct dimensions, then I would applaud it - but it's not a deal-breaker for me. I know, that some users in here seem to be quite zealous about it, but in my personal opinion I can understand the design choices that PMDG faced, when creating it. 

I completely agree. If they are unable (or even unwilling) to fix the geometry, i'd still buy the NG3 (or whatever it ends up being called) on launch day.

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1 minute ago, Cristi_Neagu said:

We're arguing semantics, but a flaw is defined as "a mark, blemish, or other imperfection which mars a substance or object". The cockpit geometry meets that definition. What you're describing is called a mistake. Anyways, it's irrelevant.

I completely agree. If they are unable (or even unwilling) to fix the geometry, i'd still buy the NG3 (or whatever it ends up being called) on launch day.

You are of course right 🙂

I just thought I'd dig into what exactly you meant. Thanks for the clarification.

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Yep, no question about it. When the NG3 is released, I will be there with my credit card :smile:

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Is the HUD the reason for the cockpit geometry not having been modelled like the real thing?

On a side note, I'm pretty sure Christopher was being sarcastic with his comment on the SSW 😁

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