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Also consider the 777 on sale coz it's gona increase on release day.


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58 minutes ago, FPStewy said:

Also consider the 777 on sale coz it's gona increase on release day.

thanks for the heads up ! Just bought it for that reason. 

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4 hours ago, Alexandre6463 said:

thanks for the heads up ! Just bought it for that reason. 

Is it me or did they up the price to 134.99 ?


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1 hour ago, FPStewy said:

Is it me or did they up the price to 134.99 ?

I thought it’s been at 134.99 for a while, but I’m not 100% certain. Either way, instant buy for me 😎

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1 hour ago, FPStewy said:

Is it me or did they up the price to 134.99 ?

Hmmm...I just checked an old invoice from 2015.  I paid $89.99 then.

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8 minutes ago, Greggy_D said:

Hmmm...I just checked an old invoice from 2015.  I paid $89.99 then.

Pretty sure they increased the price after V4 dropped and the 64-bit conversion. It's been $134.99, which is frankly overpriced considering it's only $5 less than the 747 and hasn't been updated in years. At least that's changing.

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1 hour ago, Greggy_D said:

Hmmm...I just checked an old invoice from 2015.  I paid $89.99 then.

And it's still $89.99 for the FSX version.
I'm never one to defend PMDG's pricing model, however, they've long stated that Prepar3D required extra licencing costs, which —not unexpectedly— were passed onto us consumers. That's PMDG's rationale for the price differences between their FSX and P3D product ranges.


I had hoped the PBR cockpit would appear at the same time, as the significant 9-year(?) difference in texturing between the exterior and interior will be all too obvious.
That said, any update is a positive. This update will appear before any other long-haul airliner will in P3D.
Roll-on the weekend!
 

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It's a tad confusing on the price "Randazzo confirmed that the price of the 777-200LR/F Base Package will indeed increase and match that of PMDG’s 747 product line".

right now the 747 base is 139.99 that would just be a $5 increase.


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4 hours ago, FPStewy said:

It's a tad confusing on the price "Randazzo confirmed that the price of the 777-200LR/F Base Package will indeed increase and match that of PMDG’s 747 product line".

right now the 747 base is 139.99 that would just be a $5 increase.

Yes, it will just be a $5 increase.


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5 hours ago, FPStewy said:

right now the 747 base is 139.99 that would just be a $5 increase

Disclosing even a $5 increase ahead of time is good customer relations and this transparency should be applauded.
I think that the real signal from the announcement of a price increase of the base package is that the -200ER add-on may well be priced similar to the 747 expansion at around $70, as opposed to the more usual $25-$30 range.

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Shifting away from the price discussion a little, I saw mentioned somewhere the T7 update will incorporate some VNAV updates. Is that true and if so what improvements in functionality are to be expected?

 

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4 minutes ago, aldridgem said:

Shifting away from the price discussion a little, I saw mentioned somewhere the T7 update will incorporate some VNAV updates. Is that true and if so what improvements in functionality are to be expected?

 

Good question.

I have not seen RSR elaborating more than this:

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Cleaning up some misconceptions and some errors in the original VNAV logic for the 777 has really brought our simulation more in line with how the airplane is flown in the real world.

 

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Yes, thanks Tony. That last quote is what I am referring to. I am asking because I am about to complete my round-the-world tour in my A320 and plan to be switching seats over to the T7 fairly soon hence this update comes at an opportune time for me.

I posted that question over on the PMDG forum here:

https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-forum/general-discussion-news-and-announcements/108859-22feb21-updated-release-expectations-and-a-few-other-notes/page5


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Is the real world 777 VNAV the same as the 787 does anyone know?

If it is , it’s not very good , at least compared to the 747-400 VNAV, which is surprising given the time between development.

The VNAV on the 787 seems like it’s the 747 system but it’s been rewritten by a spotty teenage apprentice in his bedroom thinking he’s improving it by trying to make it more clever.

Which from a programming point of view they may have been, but from a pilots point of view they’ve ruined it.

Maybe it’s the 777 software that just doesn’t suit the 787’s slippery carbon fibre wing and the way it flies, 

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