747 Brake Temp Problem in PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies II Posted November 23, 2019 On 10/7/2018 at 12:47 PM, signmanbob said: My point is that if someone expects these expensive, accurate, in-depth aircraft simulations to work realistically, they also need to have the hardware that is conducive to that result. If you only have room for a "twisty-joystick/with trigger", then you are not benefitting from the extensive realism and expensive coding that is built into the simulation. It is simply counter-productive. You just have to be aware of that. With the PMDG 747-8, you have to have rudder pedals that can gently increase brake pressure. It is exciting because you actually have to learn how to slow down and stop without overheating your disc-brakes and blowing out your tires. If you look outside, your disc-brakes will be actually glowing bright red! It's made to be that way. I had to learn to use "autobrakes", reversers and spoilers to slow the aircraft quickly when landing. Then when it reaches around 60kts, retract the reversers and barely touch the toe-brakes to release the autobrakes. Then just let it roll for a while with the spoiler slowing it down. When it gets around 30kts, just ever-so-lightly touch the toe-brakes to bring it down to a speed where you can turn off of the high-speed exit and bring the "Sovereign Queen" to a stop. One has to have good hardware to reap the benefit of these expensive deep-system simulations. I use all PFC and JetMax hardware and it truly adds immensely to the experience. Bob Behold: the nonsensical ramblings of a PMDG fiend. Nonsense. Arrant nonsense. You operate under the assumption that fidelity and lack of rudder pedals are mutually exclusive. FSLabs has proven that isn’t the case; their A320 caters to both ruder pedal users and joystick-only pilots, and is extolled as the most realistic piece of simulation software there is. How I love drawing parallels to hold PMDG to account.