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Everything posted by nawarren

  1. I'm confused. What in that video is a step change from what we already have with default weather? I saw nothing that made me want to buy it. Need a bit more than that to convince me why i need it.
  2. Yea, because ATC just say, fly wherever you like, it's up to you what shape you want to make on flight radar. I can't believe the stuff people come out with that they try to pass off as news. Utter rubbish.
  3. I have bought pretty much every PMDG aircraft and variant, spent an absolute fortune. I picked up the B737-700 for MSFS as I had the voucher. Not sure if I will ever buy another product from them. Just got sick and tired of listening to RR talk as if his company were making the real aeroplane for us, only for him then to blame others (ASOBO) for show stopping problems, meanwhile other developers kept quiet and released better products but without the waffle and drivel. They let their product speak for itself. All this time and delay for the B737 in MSFS and they couldn't even deliver an EFB at release! Pretty much every other high end developer can and did. I am happy just flying the Fenix, which is a far better product. PMDG were for a long time king of the hill, however over the years they have failed to innovate whilst others have and have been overtaken in my opinion.
  4. Wow, been following development from the start. I really believe this will set a new benchmark for flight sim developers. What they look to achieve is mind blowing and if they pull it off, it should really make other developers, like PMDG, stop and think about how they can come close to matching this level of immersion. I have bought all PMDG's products from FSX days, all FSLABS products and Leonardo and Majestic Dash 8, all have set the bar for flight sim. Most recently I got the PMDG B737 and for me the hassle of manually setting up flights with opening doors, loading the A/C, seeing PMDG liveries on ground service vehicles, just broke any immersion for me. Graphically it's beautiful but the magenta line drawing still wasn't fixed and my over all experience was disappointment. I can't wait for an MSFS product that has that immersion from the cockpit when sat at a gate, ala FSLABS. Will be a day one purchase for me. I see no issue with people comparing PMDG products with others, Rob on their forum is well known for waxing lyrical about his products, people (including me) have spent over $1000 on them so I see no issue with people critiquing PMDG. Whilst in the past they have been trail blazers, I think for a long time they have been overtaken, think FSLABS, Leonardo, Majestic, and never regained top place. But that's just my opinion.
  5. What I would love to see is the pushback walker plugged in to the A/C as the push takes place. It really is an immersion killer listening to a guys voice in the cockpit magically being able to talk! Not sure how hard that would be to do, but I'd hoped with the advances of MSFS that would be doable. Otherwise we will have to continue the nonsense of his voice appearing on interphone when he is nowhere near the aircraft and not connected to it.
  6. I think this is a rushed product that does not do justice to such a major airport. Such a shame, LHR deserves better.
  7. It's such a shame that large U.K airports, EGLL and EGKK are being done by these developers. Really disappointing, I'd love for flightbeam or flytampa to do a version. The trouble is when lesser developers like ini builds (EGLL) and Origami (EGKK) get versions out quickly it probably makes the better developers look elsewhere. I guess I will wait for UK2000 to do a version, after being burnt by buying the Origami EGKK scenery I won't make the same mistake. I have worked at EGKK for 20 years and the version they did was pretty rubbish, judging from this review (very thorough, good job) I won't be buying this any time soon. Cheers
  8. Oh Dear, I have their LGW product and I don't think much of it at all. And in real life I work at LGW. Have been there over 20 years and was was really looking forwards to it coming out. When it did It was a big disappointment to me. I would love a flytampa or flightbeam version as they are top notch. Lets hope other developers are not put off doing LHR. LGW and LHR deserve great sceneries for MSFS.
  9. Ah, My mistake, in that case I humbly apologize for my comments. I thought it was a payware scam like some of the stuff I've been seeing being sold for MSFS 2020. I should have checked before I posted. I take back what I said, and good luck to them.
  10. Looks like utter rubbish. I will wait patiently for FSLABS to do an airbus in MS2020, before i get interested.
  11. Hi Ben, Great videos so far. Really enjoying the format. I have a request that I think would be helpful to allow users to get the most out of these tutorials. Would you be able to include the flight plans and maybe the weather/setup file for P3D? This would then allow users to follow through in the videos and try and duplicate what they are watching. I know I would find this useful. Maybe they could be kept with the video episode downloads (when they are ready for download). Just a thought. Cheers Neil
  12. Outstanding piece of payware!! If only I had a spare $12. I love the way they pay tribute to FS2004 with their choice of textures! Outstandingly retro, takes me back to scenery in the good old days :) THis type of work puts the like of FS Dreamteam, Flytampa and Aerosoft to shame!!
  13. I don't see it as bashing PMDG. People are just voicing what many people feel about them. Myself included. As I know exactly who they are referring to on their forum who has now left. As mentioned RSR does like to wax lyrical about how great his products are which again is fine. They are not a charity, they are a business and as such should support their customers and are not immune from critic. I have been a long time customer of theirs and have most of their Aircraft. In my opinion they used to lead the pack in producing the best airliners in flightsim and as such had an arrogance about them (which i think is still there, to some degree). Now however with FSLABS and MadogX they have been overtaken and surpassed in quality and features. They no longer are the leaders, as that title has been taken by FSLABS and Fly the Madog. It will be interesting to see if they can catch back up. But healthy competition can only be good for us all.
  14. I think you are getting confused with Fighter A/C. Commercial aircraft are required to be very aerodynamically stable and should not exhibit instability. If they did they would not get a certificate. That's part of the issue with the MAX and why the MCAS was invented to help mask the aerodynamic instability caused by the bigger engines in a different position.
  15. It's definitely an Aprils fool joke. Any serious developer with such a massive announcement in the flightsim world would never do so on April the 1st. An obvious wind up.
  16. Hi Ben, Great videos, and good value, really enjoying them. I'm up to video 4 and if i could point out one small issue. Video 4 at 45 min and 40 secs when you do your 747 control checks, you have your fwd and aft back to front. You push while saying full aft and you pull while saying full fwd. Just a minor point, but probably quite important when flying, don't you think? Lol. Really looking fwd (see what i did there) to your next airport, (maybe you could do a poll for suggestions) and your A320 training series. Be great to get into the guts of the FSLABS A320. Cheers Neil
  17. Actually it very much is used at at least one other airport in the UK, Gatwick is 160 until 4 dme.
  18. I don,t think you can blame this one on cabin crew! I think it has more to do with the pilots, don't you think?
  19. An interesting article, take PMDG as an example, for a company that makes arguably the second best flightsim Aicraft (FSLABS Airbus is number 1 by a country mile). It's a shame their attitude in the forums can often come across to paying customers as at best obtuse and at worse rude and condesending. let's be honest, their products are not cheap and as a paying customer I would expect a better attitude to the customer. I think Hiflyer hits the nail on the head with his comments. I for one hope developers like PMDG can improve their customer service on the forums.
  20. Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0113' Script timed out /ProductCart/pc/gwReturn.asp The maximum amount of time for a script to execute was exceeded. You can change this limit by specifying a new value for the property Server.ScriptTimeout or by changing the value in the IIS administration tools. Thats what i get after paying for it!!
  21. Jimmy, they are a commercial entity. They exist to make money from us flight simmers. They are not doing it for free. Do you understand this concept? Because you seem to think that we should all just bow down before them and not question or discuss anything about them. Their time, effort and planning is rewarded by them charging us a lot of money to by their product. The more time, effort and planning they put in to the product, the more they benefit from selling more units. Why do you think we should not be able to discuss, criticise and comment on their products? If they were a charity or volunteers I would feel differently, however they are not.
  22. Hi Rob, She is a beauty to fly and very satisfying, I think once you throw in a few failures you will breeze through them, the ECAM procedures will help you know what to do. I'm probably teaching you to suck eggs here, but blackbox 711 on youtube does some great tutorial videos on the A320 with lots of failures thrown in. Well worth a watch if you haven't seen them before. Cheers Neil
  23. Hi Rob, " I've never flown or will fly an A320 and the A320 is very much a "mode" aircraft that really isn't meant to be flown "by hand" much." The same could be said for all large commercial aircraft. However the A320 series are very nice to fly by hand, with fly by wire making them easy and predictable to fly manually. In fact they are arguable the easiest aircraft to fly by hand as autotrim takes care of much of a pilots workload. The simple fact is that a lot of airlines SOPS restrict manual flight as they believe it is safer and more economical to let the computer fly the thing! But that's another story. :)
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