GCBraun

Some possible areas for improvement

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Hello,

I am really enjoying the 748. It is without a doubt the best long-hauler in my virtual fleet. Nevertheless, even the best products always have some areas where they could improve. Here are two (possible) ones that I have found:

  • Flight-deck lightning: It seems that PMDG is still using texturised-lightning for the lightning in the cockpit. Is this something that has been decided due to possible performance impacts with using other solutions? I must say that almost every aircraft that I currently fly uses some sort of dynamic lightning on the flight-deck and it is hard going back to the old FS2002 way of doing things.
  •  Rainmaker: This is such a great addition to the PMDG, thanks for that! Nevertheless, I have noticed that the drops disappear from the windshield even before taking-off. Is that normal on RW operations? I have seen a couple of videos (for instance this one) and it still possible to notice the drops well into climb. It is somewhat immersion breaking to have the rain disappear from one moment to the other during the take-off roll and a more fluid experience would be highly appreciated (some raindrop sounds while on the ground could also be added perhaps?).

Thanks for taking the time to read this and congratulations for this amazing bird!

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Why do so many people write "lightning" when they should be writing "lighting"? :huh:

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4 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

Why do so many people write "lightning" when they should be writing "lighting"? :huh:

Perhaps because not everyone is a native-English speaker? In any case, thanks for pointing it out.

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I'm not surprised that they didn't include dynamic cockpit lighting in the -8... there was probably enough work getting rain effects put in. But dynamic lighting in the VC does need to happen in the future, because it's become standard at this price level, and even in add-ons that cost half as much.

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