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  1. Thanks for the tip. I'll try when I can.
  2. Vertical speed (from memory) comes from accelerometers around the aircraft and its data is sent to the computers. What is a seat cushion passenger interface? No, you do not generally notice sink or climb rate once this rate is established, you do however feel the changes. If you go from 1800fpm sink rate to 2500fpm sink rate suddenly without compensating for the change in g, you'd feel it. Same for when the aircraft roll's, you feel the changes. As a further note, students should NEVER put achieving a "greaser" above landing in the touchdown zone with normal attitude. There are so many YouTube videos, so so many, where this is not done. The students realise that they need to get 150fpm, for whatever reason, and risk tail strike by using abnormally high nose up pitch with a flare that extends beyond the touchdown zone. This would have to be my biggest criticism of all the videos on YouTube.
  3. Start at Page 15. it tells you all you need to know. Boeing philosophy and policy is to rely on pirep for hard landing reporting. Generally 1.4g to 1.8g vlf is the limit. Anything below 1.4g vlf would mean just the basic check is done. Above 1.4g vlf, generally phase 1a and 1b etc etc. i regularly land in the 300-400 fpm sink rate range. It's hard to land on a needle like runway properly. I'm sure many simmers would land in the 150fpm range if they were to fly the real deal. It's a bit like driving a car in a game, it doesn't compare to driving the real thing.
  4. To summarise: - What you are seeing on the internet is old pmdg stuff from their old product. It included a 748 exterior model only (eye candy) if I recall correctly. - PMDG are building a new 747-8i/F at the moment which will be true to its real world counterpart. Its release date is unknown. PMDG do not give release dates. Don't ask for one, or for a price for that matter.
  5. I'm in NO WAY affiliated with FS2CREW or anything... but I know a good program when I see one and just wanted everyone to know. As you are well aware, airliners are not flown by a single person; it is in the case of the 747, by law, a multi-crew environment. I am a user of the 737NGx version and found their software especially useful during abnormal flight (engine failures etc). It also teaches the simmer to "SAY" (I use button control as it feels weird speaking commands) and LISTEN for the right things throughout the various stages of normal and non normal flight. It also teaches and encourages the simmer to use the Boeing standard normal and non normal flows, procedures and checklists which, judging by youtube videos, a lot of simmers unrealistically do not. Enjoy!
  6. Yes I would agree with you. I seem to get V2+20 every time... even with significant de-rate and proper rotation technique in the FCOM/FCTM. The only time I don't get there is when I'm at MTOW or close to it.
  7. Thanks for that. I've gone back to short leg flying in the ngx. But this checklist works good. I also use the normal checklists by creating a .html file for use in kneeboard. Works just as good.
  8. PMDG are not known for slacking on the fidelity front and the weather radar is probably the best example of how reactive they can be, and I can't think of a reason beside ignorance as to how one can arrive at the point where they can form the outlook that PMDG would be going backward on system modelling. Who suggested that they/we have adopted "that who cares" attitude! My god man, get some sense into you! PMDG have just come out of P3D v4 airframe software conversion almost immediately after having released a 744 with ALL VARIANTS, bar the -8i/F! AND they have a secret project under way all the while providing support to customers AND most likely they are building the 748 as we speak, you know, that whole 74-8 i AND F SEPERATE airplanes and all its 50 odd systems and sub-systems... very complex systems! PLUS, A QRH FAILURE LIBRARY which is a feature not every other developer incorporates into their product, a reasonably accurate failure library. And I'm confident that if they didn't make that failure library, they'd have time to make a piddly silly GLS system that would need a bunch of workarounds because ground based infrastructure and possible simulator limitations. That's what we know. Who knows what else they are working on. "That who cares" attitude?! That is a despicable remark to make. Dan picked up on the under tone of your bursts a lot quicker than I did, "passive aggressive attacking" I think are the words he used to describe your borderline diatribe. I see you've read into the roadmaps etc that the states were required to make. Good! But here's the thing, they were made for states, and not operators of airplanes. In your examples you are putting the cart before the horse. Operators of airplanes (cart) will FOLLOW the horse (state) as it moves along. Im going to guess you're an Australian. Australia has so few airports and operators that they can manage this sort of change almost easily especially when it's national carrier is always at the front when it comes to pioneering tech advances - GLS, RNP AR, EFB, FANS1/A spring to mind. Compare that to the US, EU and ASIA... Sth America, places where domestic traffic is much greater, with a greater aircraft age and type variance, and varying state motivations and influences Hell, even France weren't overly interested in GBAS at the start. You're not comparing apples with apples when comparing how things are trending in Australia relative to any other state, and RNP AR as a case study is the very best example of this. anyway, this is my last post on the matter.
  9. Your argument has now diverged into two seperate but related topics, nav data spec and pbn capability. It also goes off on another tangent about old fashioned radio nav aids. Key point is, the changes ARE NOT going to happen overnight. 424 - pmdg have spoken about it many times in this forum. I have done my bidding for incorporating 424. If my memory serves, they have always said it will be ready when it's ready. Pbn capability - to quote you: "Actually the RNP tech is old hat, its been about years, fitted and under utilised by aircraft because the associated procedures and regulation hasn't been in place." did you ever stop to think why RNP AR turned out that way for some countries and in aviation terms, it's not old as such because anyone who knows anything knows it can take a while before new tech becomes normal? Or ask yourself, is GLS similar and could the same thing happen? Let me give you a hint... $, specifically cost, will drive what happens. If an airlines fleet isn't ready for it, it can take a bit of time and money to bring it up to spec. Same with airspace controlling authorities and airfield capabilities. As it turns out, GLS is probably cheaper to use in the long run. The rules haven't changed so much that aircraft HAVE to be RNP AR ready, and they WILL NOT change so that they HAVE to be GLS ready. And I'll give you another hint, they will not change immediately nor will GLS be made mandatory - airlines could be crippled if regulators tried that. Therefore, although there are plans to transition to PBN, it is not yet mandatory because FAA, ICAO, CAA, CASA and every airlines knows to mandate would be to cripple the industry. Instead, there is a measured transition in the real world, and we will lag it by x years. The point being, the real world transition isn't as black or white as you seem to suggest. radio aid retirement - I really don't see how this comes in to the GLS problem. But it comes back to my original point, $ cost will be the driver, I've read a hundred million is saved by my countries retirement of some of the old stuff as we transition to the next stage (gnss/gps reliant). And I get back to my original point, it will be a transition and some states will be more forcefull in making industry changes than others. Their retirement will happen over time, and industry will have time to improve their fleet. it ain't going to happen over night as you infer and that gives PMDG breathing space. As I said before, PMDG will deliver when THEY are ready. Not satisfied? Buy and fly something else in the meantime that can do what you want. And finally, your words about system fidelity regarding apu is just absurd.
  10. I think you're overlooking the real world economic aspect and over simplifying your argument when the problem is a more complex one. The technology costs money to develop then to sell for implementation; and then for maintenance. This is really big money! Big big money in the real world. Companies like Rockwell Collins and Honeywell spend maybe millions or billions on tech R&D. Imagine how they'd feel if their technology is made available in a non-commercial simulator, well before most commercial operators have it installed on their airplanes and airfields. The GLS, like RNP is more than just capability, it is a competitive edge financially on so many levels and can mean the difference between being a successful business and not. with this in mind, it is unsurprising that the sim world LAG's the real world to some degree and jumping up and down asking why your NON-COMMERCIAL product isn't fitted with the latest and greatest is practical. I live in a country where GLS and RNP are used actively. It would be great to be able to do those procedures but when you step back, GLS is just ILS. There is nothing special about it in our non-commercial, virtually costless world.
  11. Life changing! Helped me develop professionally then grew into a hobby of sorts. Thanks PMDG for the NGx. Like it's real counterpart, it radiates a very bright light extending well into what seemed like a very dim future post 9/11 and the GFC. I just got back into the NGX today after a hiatus. I forgot how hard it is to slow down. Got stable at 500ft... just. Sorry about the blur, is a screenshot of a video recording.
  12. I'll monitor this thread thanks.
  13. I know completely what you mean. I took one look at what Paint Kit was and what was needed... and said nope, that's not for me :) i too want a custom checklist, but I can live without it as I too can't stand that aspect. Kudos to the painters! It is an art form, to be sure.
  14. Thanks. In hindsight, I've committed a forum offence against the unspoken forum rule "thou shalt runeth a search firstly, then create a topic lest an adequate answer not prevail" or something like that.
  15. Anyone know how you go about making a custom control column checklist?