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Everything posted by silentghostx

  1. Bugger - was hoping they would fix that. Ah well... maybe something for the next one.
  2. Thanks heaps! I believe once you are tuned into ILS approach and you have LOC/GS armed/captured the -3 degree line shows up.
  3. I’m away from my gaming PC (for a week or so unfortunately) could someone confirm 1) the 3 degree line on HUD on approach is no longer moving with the bank of the plane and stays parallel with the horizon 2) when you have the VSD on the ND, at the lowest range scale - the scale at the bottom should read 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10nm (the 7.5 number used to say 8, and once I saw it I couldn’t un-see it....) Minor issues I know but it probably 2 things that really bugged me a bit. Thanks!
  4. Updating the sim these days are much simpler than the previous... I have always updated generally within the 1st 1-2 months of the new versions, and have not had any major issues.
  5. Hopeful, yet I hope they learnt from the numerous “flight simulator” themed franchises in the last 10 years when the last official Microsoft Flight Simulator version FSX is released. Hope Microsoft learns from its own mistakes from Flight, and Dovetails Flight Sim World. This new platform is only going to gain community support if proper 3rd party developers do their work (e.g. PMDG, FSL, Orbx etc), and Microsoft allow them to charge a fair price for what they put in without taking a monetary bite off their profit. No 3rd party development = dead in the water.
  6. I have Xi’an ZLXY and just bought Beijing ZBAA with the discount. Both work well with dynamic lighting and SODE jetways. Also minimal impact on FPS. Had some texture issue initially with ZBAA when panning but all sorted after a search - had to disable a file in orbx vector which was causing trouble. For the price it is very reasonable I think
  7. Good luck with the release PMDG, and only release when it is ready! Glad I’ve just done a full clean install of windows and P3D then... Kind regards, Chen Chen NZAA
  8. No doubt! Glad the team is working on it! In saying that, I’m quite happy with how it is already. Like Peter above I think it adds so much immersion - that feeling sitting at the gate and having the splatters of raindrops on the windows, I could just sit there for ages admiring how far flight sim have come (Have been in this hobby since FS9 for commercial airliners and prior to that I was on Jane’s F-15 then F/A-18E super hornet) Thanks again Robert and the whole PMDG team for making this possible. Chen Chen NZAA
  9. Thanks for your reply Robert and others! I think they look great with what you got, and if this still being further tuned it’s even better. I was looking for more of the obscuration of vision once it gets faster but glad it’s not that I was doing something wrong. Many thanks again, Chen Chen NZAA
  10. I think this topic is highly system dependent. For me personally on an older system with i5-6600k and GTX960 which is certainly not all that powerful, I have better performance on the PMDG aircrafts (747/777/NGX) than the 787. Certainly more smoother in my experience.
  11. Hi PMDG team, Awesome work on the 747-8. My favourite plane to fly so far!! I just wanted to ask if I’m doing something wrong or if it is designed this way regarding RainMaker effects. I notice while on the ground stopped or taxiing the effects are great. However as soon as speed reaches 80knots on takeoff roll the rain on windshield effect seems to disappear all together. Many thanks, Chen Chen NZAA
  12. I've got both. I'd say the 747-400/-8 if you got the budget for only one, although the 787 costs much less (69USD vs 210USD for the full 747 package). QW 787 has its good points. But - for PMDG, you are paying that price tag for the full attention to detail, the immersion factor, and the "works out of the box" just makes it so much nicer. I don't have to go nitpicking because there is nothing to nitpick about...
  13. It’s a fun aircraft to fly with, although to be fair I’ve been busy with the big sister 747-8 recently. It has some excellent/revolutionary features like the jump ahead. One thing though, if you’re used to flying PMDG/FSL - don’t look too deeply under the surface on systems simulation or compare with the real thing too much (which I tend to do, after the initial few flights and feeling that hey, I can fly this now). There’s a few things I’d like to see improved which includes HUD. The good thing is that the team is excellent and very responsive, hopefully will make this into a much more solid add on than it already is. Chen
  14. Congratulations PMDG on another wonderful release! She is simply beautiful. Kind regards, Chen Chen - NZAA
  15. 737 MAX, which has been hinted and hinted. Then somewhere along the lines an update to the 777 with EFB and RainMaker would be awesome. Then the obvious candidate after that would be the 787 since it uses technology from the 747-8 (think airport ND maps, EFB), and the MAX (think of those large LCD, HGS) 🙂 But I’ll be patiently waiting in my 747-8 either way. Regards, Chen Chen NZAA
  16. In the air, but most definitely on approach to my computer prepar3d root folder for acceptance. Can’t wait! Good luck with release PMDG! Best wishes, Chen Chen - NZAA
  17. First post on PMDG forums, but have been in this community for many years... Long time user of NGX/777 and recently 747 as well to get ready for the 748. Would love to have a PMDG 787. In my opinion it would be a matter of when, not if... If you look at the technologies they are developing - EFB, airport map on ND, HUD (already in NGX) etc, all of which would be useful for the 787. So be patient for another 5 years and I’m sure it’ll be on the horizon... unfortunately in simulation, good things take time. And PMDG is the top in the business. Best wishes, Chen Chen
  18. Have you guys tried to compute the landing VREF using the EFB, then sending the data to FMC? Haven’t had any of the above issues on my landings
  19. First post ever I think, even though have been in the flight sim the community for > 10 years. I own PMDG 777/737, MJQ400 and FSL A320. I think with the price at $70USD, this is a reasonable and enjoyable add on. Yes it does have a few things that doesn’t match the quality of PMDG planes (interior lighting at night/adjustable integral lighting/adjustable colours for terrain on ND and WXR), but it does not take away the enjoyment of a normal flight. Have not had issues with LNAV/VNAV/ILS on my first flight from NZAA-YMML and the manual handling felt great on the ground and in the air. Things worked as I’d expect them to from a Boeing aircraft with many years of flying the PMDG 777 and 737. I have not yet dug deep into the manuals for the 787. Currently on my return flight back from YMML-NZAA and I will perform a full autoland. Will report back if any issues. Having flown as a passenger on the 787 a few times I have to say the sound and feel of the aircraft is very well done for someone who doesn’t fly in real life. Sure there could be improvements etc that can be made but as a simmer I do not believe there are any showstoppers to enjoy this aircraft. Well done QualityWings!! Regards Chen NZAA
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