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  1. Yeah I do miss the heat blurs as well
  2. It has been suggested to me by PMDG support not to use the ACARS function in the FMC at all. It potentially might be causing issues, especially during loading a saved flight. I have also had no CTDs since I stopped using it. Cheers,
  3. Found this site http://ausfs.tk/repaints/index.php with the entire Qantas fleet of 747s painted. I haven't tried them, but they look good.
  4. Look I honestly think this is a mountain out of a molehill. Do the tutorial before you update the navdata. Or - I guess if the situation was desperate - you could uninstall, delete your updated navdata, and reinstall - although I think PMDG are not a fan of unnecessary uninstalling/reinstalling as it can cause issues. If you have updated the Navdata, use the IMPED 1E (IMPE1E) arrival and ILS12L. It is pretty similar: Cheers,
  5. Hopefully it doesn't have some sort of "millennium bug" :P
  6. There already is a VH-OEF somewhere - try the Avsim library.
  7. The tutorial says to select this aircraft: PMDG 747-400 PMDG House (N744PM | 2017) I've double-checked all the registrations/liveries for the aircraft, and they all seem to be fine. I think you may have selected the PMDG 747-400 PMDG House (N744RR | 2017) - the Rolls-Royce house one. They wanted you to select N744PM - the Pratt & Whitney one. Cheers, Rudy
  8. I would imagine using a standard 747-400 with adjusted MZFW/other weights should give you a reasonably accurate fuel prediction? Or can you not adjust the weights in Simbrief?
  9. To be honest I don't like the grey they are going with now, and I also don't like those new PFDs that are blue and brown everywhere - I am sure they are better for safety but... I think the current 777 cockpit looks "neater"
  10. There are two keys on the left hand side of the ISFD - a "+" and a "-". They control the brightness. Cheers,
  11. Hi Gerard, Loving your presets and hard work - thank-you. I am presently on v9. I remember a previous preset of yours had nice black moonless nights where you couldn't see the clouds/terrain - this doesn't seem to be the case now? Is there anything I can change that might help with that? Cheers, Rudy
  12. Nemo, I am having this problem too. PMDG are looking into it (via a support ticket) but it may take some time. In the meantime, these steps will help you load the flight (somehow figured out by another forum member!): 1) Remove the relevant ".sav" file from the Prepar3D v4\PMDG\PMDG 747 QOTS II\PanelState folder 2) Load the flight from the P3D menu 3) The aircraft will load up in default state. Press "Y" for slew mode while it does that. Stay in slew mode until further instructed to leave it. 4) Once loaded, put the gear up. 5) Replace the ".sav" file to the PanelState folder 5) Load the panel state using the FMC. 6) Exit slew mode. Notes: 1) The aircraft may go a little crazy for a few seconds (i.e. climb/descend a few hundred feet), but it will load fine and within a few seconds all is back to normal. 2) Check that your gear is up and ignore any EICAS messages, they will go away within a few seconds. I don't know if these instructions are worth pinning in the 747 forum? Some forum users seem to be having issues, and I can tell you, until I found this technique (discovered by another forum member), it was very frustrating!
  13. This sounds almost identical to my issue!
  14. Hi guys, Just wondering if there is any value in setting this value in the prepar3d cfg any higher than the default 1024 for any of your planes? Cheers, Rudy