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  1. csimons

    What will be the next project by PMDG?

    Well I doubt this will be their next project but I’d love to see PMDG explore the Pilatus PC-24 as a future project. I stumbled across this new light business jet on YouTube a few weeks ago and got hooked immediately. It can operate from very short runways including unpaved surfaces but with the performance of a jet. This would substantially open up the number airports one could fly into. If you like advanced avionics with all the bells and whistles like I do, this aircraft appears to have a lot of them. On another note, if this Boeing / Embraer partnership gets approved by everyone as mentioned earlier in the thread, perhaps PMDG will have access to additional resources to be able to add a study level corporate jet into their portfolio such as the Phenom, Legacy, or Praetor series aircraft. Charlie Simons
  2. Thank you Kyle! Charlie Simons
  3. Just updated to 3.00.9195 and noticed the 747-8 Captain's PFD Zoom Display no longer works. Clicking on the PFD doesn't display the zoomed window. The Co-pilot's works just fine. I'm running P3D 4.4. Wanted to see if anyone else is experiencing this before I submit a support ticket. Thanks, Charlie Simons
  4. Just encountered this today myself. As soon as I hit Yes, Allow authentication with Navigraph, P3D CTD. I had updated GSX and ran the new MakeRwys update earlier. Thinking I would uninstall GSX first to troubleshoot, I noticed my computer clock was running fast, something I've been dealing with on my new PC. I corrected the time and just for grins, wanted to see if that made a difference. It did! I've been able to access my charts via the EFB twice. Maybe check your PC clock's time to see if that might help. Charlie Simons
  5. csimons

    PMDG FSExpo Announcement

    Some really good theories as to what the announcement could be. I agree with many of you that this won’t be another aircraft. If PMDG has been working on this since 2008, this is something on the scale of a major addon. Looking at some of the gaps that remain with FSX/P3D, it might be one of the following: ATC engine enhancement – If PMDG has a partnership with Navigraph, maybe an ATC engine addon could integrate with their data (SIDS, STARS, Compulsory Reporting Points, trans-oceanic procedures, etc.) providing a much more realistic and immersive flying experience. Not having a current AFCAD file for the airport you are operating out of could be problematic though. Global AFCAD update – What good is having current nav charts and nav data when the airport you are operating out of visually represents what it looked like over a decade ago and doesn’t account for new or updated runways, runway designations, taxiways, ramp and terminal areas not to mention the many new airports that came online since the release of FSX. The thought crossed my mind again when I saw the airport moving map display for their upcoming 747-8. I can think of a number of airports where the moving map won’t represent the default airport AFCAD. If PMDG has a partnership with Navigraph, this might be another opportunity. Maybe in the form of a subscription service where airport updates are released quarterly or annually. Some sort of airline career or airline operations addon - Something that adds more immersion into their airline / cargo line of products. I think the following gaps are already being address by other providers and I don’t see PMDG going into a market that’s heavily competitive or saturated. Some of which integrate with PMDG aircraft (FS2Crew, Navigraph, Active Sky). Weather engine enhancements Scenery (Mesh/ individual airport modeling / visual enhancements) Flight planning Nav Data Ground handling Flight crew assistant Initially I thought they could be working on a new sim. XP11, P3D, and FSW all have their own strengths and shortcomings. Unless PMDG designed a platform that clearly raises the bar to a completely new level in the flight sim market, I don’t see them doing it. Plus, they have a strong customer base using FSX/P3D. Whatever it is, I’m excited and look forward to it.
  6. csimons

    FSUIPC for FSX

    Users of Flight Simulator should not have to rely on a 3rd party payware application to fix problems that should have been addressed by Microsoft. I hope this isn
  7. csimons

    NEW VIDEO FSX !!!!!

    Fantastic! I was pleasantly surprised to see what's in the works in the global scenery arena.
  8. csimons

    Yet another FSX wishlist

    Runway slope and runway dropoffs would be great to see in FSX.Airports like Courchevel (LFLJ) and Madeira (LPMA) would be challenging to shoot approaches into with their unique features and weather effects as a result of their location.
  9. csimons

    A little indo on Weather ?

    Great post Peter. I just want to tack on to your list.1) Smooth weather transition from station to station. No more reliance on 3rd party software.2) Fix the transparent overcast or fog when flying above it.3) Model icing effects4) Model windshear5) Improve the turbulence model6) Model contaminated runways with different braking action.7) Make thunderstorms hazardous to aviators. In FS9, I fly right through them with no consequence. Include aircraft damage from hail, severe turbulence, possible engine flameout due to heavy water ingestion or a lightning strike. 8) Model color weather radar.9) Significant improvement to thunderstorm visuals. Realistic Cloud to cloud lightning as well as cloud to ground. The bigger the storm, the higher frequency of lightning strikes. Lets see those well defined anvil thunder heads.10) Add a larger variety of precipitation effects that
  10. csimons

    Please fix up the timezone problem

    A timezone fix is long overdue in my opinion.
  11. csimons

    Bird Strikes

    Keep in mind that bird strikes can vary in the level of damage to an aircraft. From no damage at all to a dent or even structural penetration.For those that do cause severe damage, it would be nice if they modeled system failures such as a hydraulic failure, fuel leak, engine failure, pressurization loss, etc.
  12. During a flight from Moshoeshoe, Lesotho to Guarulhos, Brazil, I encountered a DET FIRE / OHT alert on the number 4 engine. After reviewing the QRH, I elected to continue to SBGR. I made my decision based on the following:
  13. Is anyone having the following problem?If I
  14. csimons

    trouble with the new update

    Same here. I downloaded the patch on the 28th before it was pulled. When I ran it, it wasn't able to patch so I uninstalled the entire package. Note that I had the Interim_UpdateV1R2 installed initially. I did a clean install then applied the new patch today. Still crashes.