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    [22MAY21] It is finally time for a bit Show-and-Tell related to Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Captains,

    We have been rather quiet about our pending product releases as they related to Microsoft Flight Simulator, but the time for silence has now drawn to a close. After a long period of keeping our MSFS experience to ourselves, we are finally ready to show you what the road ahead is going to look like for our product lines in this exciting new platform.

    Let me start by saying that we do not view Microsoft Flight Simulator as a "port-over" process. About fourteen months ago we determined that a full, new development process would be called for in order for us to take full advantage of everything that the new sim platform has to offer. It has been a painstaking process to throw out more than two decades of experience and workflow in order to build new products for Microsoft Flight Simulator, but now that we have a few products working in MSFS I am certain that taking the longer pathway was the best decision we could have made.

    Our plan is to bring our entire 737, 747, 777 and DC-6 lines into MSFS. This task is currently our highest priority workflow and we have moved resources from around the company to accomplish this task. Originally we felt that 737 would be our first product to hit the release cycle, but this proven not to be the case. There were a significant number of technical hurdles that needed to be cleared before we could push any of our glass flight deck airliners into MSFS. While this has been a painful process we believe that we are clear of the worst hurdles and what remains now is mostly just the work of development required to finish our products properly.

    We are fortunate to have a very talented team that works in parallel on multiple projects at one time and it became evident a few months ago that our DC-6 had reached a point where it was ready for testing well ahead of the 737 that was supposed to beat it to release. With that realization we pushed the DC-6 to our testing team a few months ago and they have been putting hours and cycles on the simulation to great effect.

    There has been a fair amount of skepticism within our customer base as to whether Microsoft Flight Simulator is-or-will-be a valid platform for the sorts of products PMDG makes. We have remained silent on the topic in part because we don't generally talk much about products early in the development cycle. We also don't like to talk too much about our development agenda prior to a development project reaching some maturity because it is important as a small developer for us to maintain as much flexibility as possible to shift resources around as they are needed to keep projects from bogging down. But this of course has caused some conjecture on what our opinion of the platform might be, so we thought it might be a good time to lay bare what we are up to with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    We are "all in" with this new platform. We have reached the point where we are certain that we can get all of our product lines effectively into the simulator, and that process has begun in earnest. Currently we are working on the DC-6 and the 737 product lines, and Vin is building out the new flight deck for the 777. We fully expect to have the DC-6 and 737's released this year, with a remote possibility of the 777 releasing as well by year end, and the 747 during first half of 2022.

    For years, many of us in the development community have lamented the fact that we are developing cutting edge simulations of incredibly sophisticated airplanes, only to have them look like 1990s animations when they appear on the screen. That is no longer a reality for products that appear in Microsoft Flight Simulator. For better or worse, we finally have a simulation platform with a dynamic, living world, an incredible lighting model, magnificent atmospherics and a broad range of capabilities that will allow us to simulate our favorite airlines to a degree never before possible.

    To show you what we mean, we have decided to celebrate the impending release of our first MSFS product by opening a new, official PMDG You Tube Channel.

    Yes... PMDG is now officially lowering property values on YouTube.

    We invite you to visit our new channel here.

    As of this moment, we have uploaded the first half of the Basic Tutorial Series for the PMDG Douglas DC-6. While many of you have flown the DC-6 in XPL or P3D, I hope these short videos will show you just how more advanced the simulation is within the MSFS environment. With a modern rendering engine and a modern lighting engine, our simulation of this truly fantastic airplane is about as close as you can get to being there. We have never put much time into video promotion of our products, but that all changes now. I hope that this new tutorial series gives you a chance to see just how detailed and beautiful our products will be in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. There really is no comparison at this point, but don't just take my word for it: Go look for yourself!

    I still have another half dozen pending for the basic tutorial series, and then I'm going run an advanced series of tutorials for those who really want to learn the in-depth aspects of operating a radial engine airliner with precision. This is a subject about which I am passionate, and after flying the DC-3 for a dozen years I hope that these tutorials will really help you to see the realism and authenticity of what we have created with this product.

    Soon enough, I hope to upload a preview of the new LNAV model in operation within the 747, as well as some preview vidoes of the 737 in MSFS... I'll shift focus to those once we have the DC-6 out the door over the next couple of weeks.

    In the mean time- if there are specific topic areas that are of interest to you in the DC-6 tutorials, please shout out and let me know. Since I am deep into the production process for these I can easily work some requested topics into the flow of things as I progress.

    Oh- and no making fun of my artwork... I'm a pilot, not an artist.




    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    This is excellent news Robert and thankyou for sharing this information with us.We will be all looking forward to this new beginning wonder.
    Danny Z.Cebis

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      #3
      Glad to hear that the MSFS projects are progressing nicely, particularly since there's that 777 that's an absolute mess, and so many are crying out for a decent 777 to take full advantage of the beauty that MSFS has to offer. However, I am concerned about the lack of news on GFO. It's been a while since we've heard about it, and I was under the impression that most of the under-the-bonnet work has been complete, and there was just beautification left to do. That aside, it's definitely exciting times ahead!
      Craig Norman

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        #4
        Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
        Captains,

        We have been rather quiet about our pending product releases as they related to Microsoft Flight Simulator, but the time for silence has now drawn to a close. After a long period of keeping our MSFS experience to ourselves, we are finally ready to show you what the road ahead is going to look like for our product lines in this exciting new platform.

        Let me start by saying that we do not view Microsoft Flight Simulator as a "port-over" process. About fourteen months ago we determined that a full, new development process would be called for in order for us to take full advantage of everything that the new sim platform has to offer. It has been a painstaking process to throw out more than two decades of experience and workflow in order to build new products for Microsoft Flight Simulator, but now that we have a few products working in MSFS I am certain that taking the longer pathway was the best decision we could have made.

        Our plan is to bring our entire 737, 747, 777 and DC-6 lines into MSFS. This task is currently our highest priority workflow and we have moved resources from around the company to accomplish this task. Originally we felt that 737 would be our first product to hit the release cycle, but this proven not to be the case. There were a significant number of technical hurdles that needed to be cleared before we could push any of our glass flight deck airliners into MSFS. While this has been a painful process we believe that we are clear of the worst hurdles and what remains now is mostly just the work of development required to finish our products properly.

        We are fortunate to have a very talented team that works in parallel on multiple projects at one time and it became evident a few months ago that our DC-6 had reached a point where it was ready for testing well ahead of the 737 that was supposed to beat it to release. With that realization we pushed the DC-6 to our testing team a few months ago and they have been putting hours and cycles on the simulation to great effect.

        There has been a fair amount of skepticism within our customer base as to whether Microsoft Flight Simulator is-or-will-be a valid platform for the sorts of products PMDG makes. We have remained silent on the topic in part because we don't generally talk much about products early in the development cycle. We also don't like to talk too much about our development agenda prior to a development project reaching some maturity because it is important as a small developer for us to maintain as much flexibility as possible to shift resources around as they are needed to keep projects from bogging down. But this of course has caused some conjecture on what our opinion of the platform might be, so we thought it might be a good time to lay bare what we are up to with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

        We are "all in" with this new platform. We have reached the point where we are certain that we can get all of our product lines effectively into the simulator, and that process has begun in earnest. Currently we are working on the DC-6 and the 737 product lines, and Vin is building out the new flight deck for the 777. We fully expect to have the DC-6 and 737's released this year, with a remote possibility of the 777 releasing as well by year end, and the 747 during first half of 2022.

        For years, many of us in the development community have lamented the fact that we are developing cutting edge simulations of incredibly sophisticated airplanes, only to have them look like 1990s animations when they appear on the screen. That is no longer a reality for products that appear in Microsoft Flight Simulator. For better or worse, we finally have a simulation platform with a dynamic, living world, an incredible lighting model, magnificent atmospherics and a broad range of capabilities that will allow us to simulate our favorite airlines to a degree never before possible.

        To show you what we mean, we have decided to celebrate the impending release of our first MSFS product by opening a new, official PMDG You Tube Channel.

        Yes... PMDG is now officially lowering property values on YouTube.

        We invite you to visit our new channel here.

        As of this moment, we have uploaded the first half of the Basic Tutorial Series for the PMDG Douglas DC-6. While many of you have flown the DC-6 in XPL or P3D, I hope these short videos will show you just how more advanced the simulation is within the MSFS environment. With a modern rendering engine and a modern lighting engine, our simulation of this truly fantastic airplane is about as close as you can get to being there. We have never put much time into video promotion of our products, but that all changes now. I hope that this new tutorial series gives you a chance to see just how detailed and beautiful our products will be in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. There really is no comparison at this point, but don't just take my word for it: Go look for yourself!

        I still have another half dozen pending for the basic tutorial series, and then I'm going run an advanced series of tutorials for those who really want to learn the in-depth aspects of operating a radial engine airliner with precision. This is a subject about which I am passionate, and after flying the DC-3 for a dozen years I hope that these tutorials will really help you to see the realism and authenticity of what we have created with this product.

        Soon enough, I hope to upload a preview of the new LNAV model in operation within the 747, as well as some preview vidoes of the 737 in MSFS... I'll shift focus to those once we have the DC-6 out the door over the next couple of weeks.

        In the mean time- if there are specific topic areas that are of interest to you in the DC-6 tutorials, please shout out and let me know. Since I am deep into the production process for these I can easily work some requested topics into the flow of things as I progress.

        Oh- and no making fun of my artwork... I'm a pilot, not an artist.



        Great news Rob!!
        Alex Farmer A.K.A Goldstar Textures

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        • KVSandleben
          KVSandleben commented
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          Was it really necessarry to quote the entire opening post again?

        • rsrandazzo
          rsrandazzo commented
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          KV: I, for one, am of the opinion that what I said was so important it deserved full re-quoting. ahahahahaahah - RSR

        • AlexFarmer
          AlexFarmer commented
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          I promise it wasn't on purpose haha

        #5
        This is fantastic news for classic enthusiasts such as myself. MSFS seems so well suited for these kind of birds, especially from the point of view of exploring the world as each part does look uniquely different and worth exploring.

        Bush-flying in Alaska or PNW, to airliner hops across oceans and continents. Can't wait to stream this great content.

        Also bravo for uploading tutorials as well, as I feel most users just feel intimidated with what they do not know, and don't give such classics a chance as a result.

        There is definitely interest, as I get an audience whenever flying these birds, with most often inquiring about the how and why. Glad to have something to point them to now! ☺️


        P.S. Hate to be that guy, but any chance, however remote, of possibly adding JS41 to that list too? Would be ever so sweet. Otherwise more classics too, like that DC3 wouldn't be so bad :P
        Anyways good luck with the development!🍾


        Vrishabh Sehgal /
        Richboy2307
        Last edited by richboy2307; 22May2021, 10:26.
        Vrishabh Sehgal (Richboy2307)

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        • rsrandazzo
          rsrandazzo commented
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          Vrishabh- THANK YOU! You hit it precisely on the head as to what I feel about the marriage between the DC-6 and MSFS. We can finally have those far-flung adventures that I was captivated to read about in my youth. (I built one such destination for the tutorial series... it will premier here next week...) Now as for the J41 and a DC-3... I happen to know a fellow who might be able to provide a DC-3 to use as a resource for such a simulation. He rarely lets anyone onboard tho. He is kinda prickly that way. LOL - RSR

        • richboy2307
          richboy2307 commented
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          Oooh, shall be exciting to see. Looking forward to those videos (I presume).

          "far-flung adventures"
          Yes indeed!
          Hoping some great astronavigation, or weather ship mods follow so I can finally make that dreaded Atlantic (or even SAS polar crossing) I've dreamt of.

          Also I guess maybe too early to ask, but, if you can answer will there be an accompanying paintkit at launch?
          I had made a Cathay Pacific paint for the DC6 in P3D and hope to do the same for MSFS to take that bird across the South China Sea from Kai Tak and back

          And regarding that DC3, I have regrettably only had the fortune of making acquaintance with a bird of such pedigree outside CPA HQ (Nikki), HK Science Museum (Betsy), and by surprise one December 2019 morning whilst on shift at HKG (CNAC N41CQ / XT-125 on her way to Guangzhou) ... but I digress.

          We can only hope that lucky fella is in a generous mood some day and will share some of his immaculate treasure of aviation history with us simmers!
          ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

          Vrishabh

        #6
        These are great news! MSFS seems very promising. I wish all the best to the team for this development. I am pretty sure PMDG will set once again the New Standards.
        Evangelos Kagklis

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          #7
          This is great news. 85% of my hours in FSX/P3D were in PMDG aircraft, they will all be day 1 purchases as I’m so eager to have them in MSFS, also the timeframes are a welcome surprise as I was thinking it may be 23/24 when the full suit landed!

          Also I second the JS41 for MSFS
          Joseph Colehouse EGCC

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            #8
            Great update Robert, looks like MSFS is shaping up to be an interesting platform for serious IFR flying, and fast. Also thanks for adressing the development of the new LNAV module for P3D. Like CANorm91 I would also be curious to hear more about the current state of GFO.

            Originally posted by rsrandazzo;n126554
            [URL="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Z6uOroKwk2BCoBHzhuaeQ"
            We invite you to visit our new channel here.[/URL]
            Insta sub Any chance you will also be previewing a certain 737 variant there some time? (SCNR )

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            • rsrandazzo
              rsrandazzo commented
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              Marius- Without a doubt. It will take me some time to figure out how to work this new medium into my workflow- but I think it is a great way to help you guys remain informed and see what we are doing. Adds some fun and connection to it- which makes our work more rewarding. Toiling away in a dark cave is no fun unless you have good company. - RSR

            #9
            Perfect timing....Yesterday I deleted thousands euros worth of P3D4 (and other) products....MSFS is way to go! But I must admit it was very painful to uninstall all PMDG, FsLabs, Maddog, etc fleets...
            Last edited by ega; 22May2021, 14:47.
            Edmundo Azevedo

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              #10
              This is the best news in a while. Very very excited! And for a person who haven't flown DC planes, the DC6 will def be my first! The tutorials are very much appreciated!

              Also I third it, the JS would be lovely... 😎
              Karl Stenson

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              • rsrandazzo
                rsrandazzo commented
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                "The thirding from the gentleman, Karl has been noted and added to the record." - RSR

              #11
              Great update boss, however any update on how the airliners are gonna handle not having accurate wind data in msfs. Its pretty unreliable and they [asobo] dont seem to have any plans of opening an sdk up for 3rd party devs from multiple sources. Just wondering if you have heard anything or we will have to stick with their data they get from their source?

              hoping you can tell them more news about gfo later on!

              Really looking forward to the LNAV update and hope its a smooth roll out for all 3 airliners.
              Alex Kulak
              PMDG Studier and flyer

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              • Swaluver88
                Swaluver88 commented
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                Weather is ALOT in aviation. Safety is number 1.
                MSFS can't get 1 leading into another
                You check the atis/D-atis you're coming in on RWY 09R in ATL (like Vatsim and they are in real life)
                The sim is showing data for 5 days ago so now you have a tail wind gusting 32 kts on 5 mile final. See what im getting. Also pmdg does simulate fuel flow and the fmc does take cruise winds into effect for fuel estimation and times... heck even simbrief uses real weather. We will see for SU4+SU5+SU6 as I have faith asobo will try, but I'm still.holding out they will open an sdk for hifitechsim too because if everyone does switch to msfs theyre left in the dust because asobo doesn't want to make another sdk. So kinda going for both at the same time

              • rsrandazzo
                rsrandazzo commented
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                Alex- There are a bunch of topics I don't want to wade into in public, and that is one of them. We have discussions with Asobo in private and I won't share the tone, content or nature of them because I think the bleedover into the public forum just isn't helpful sometimes. Asobo are a smart bunch, and they know what will happen once we start dropping long range airliners into the sim. Give them a chance to work their roadmap and we'll all reach the destination in the end. - RSR

              • Swaluver88
                Swaluver88 commented
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                Will do boss

              #12
              Thank you for the update, looks like I'll have to start preps for a computer upgrade!
              Luis Linares

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                #13
                Thanks for the update!
                Tomas Hoste

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                  #14
                  Lovely work Robert. Blows every other sim out of the water (and I never thought I'd say that).
                  Jude Bradley
                  System specs: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, i9-9900KF Gigabyte Z390, RTX-2070, 32GB RAM Prepar3D V5 X-Plane 11.50 Beta tester for MS2020
                  http://downloads.pmdg.com/forum/Signatures/PMDG_Banner_777_Pilot.jpg

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                    #15
                    really hope chaseplane comes to MSFS to replace the camera system.
                    Dave Gray

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                    • micstatic
                      micstatic commented
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                      Hey Cristi. In chaseplane I assign airplane specific commands that are then linked to an x box controller. So left button is captain VC view. Up is overhead panel. Down is FMS. ETC. Is it possible to do this with airplane specific views and an xbox controller?

                    • Cristi Neagu
                      Cristi Neagu commented
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                      Yes you can, actually. You can save up to 10 custom views per plane using Ctrl-Alt-(1-0). You can then recall each view with Alt-(1-0). You can also assign buttons to each view. Look for "Load Custom Camera" in the control settings, and make sure you have your controller selected on the top.
                      And there are instrument views as well, if you look for them in the settings. You can assign buttons to these as well.

                    • micstatic
                      micstatic commented
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                      thanks so much

                    #16
                    Very cool update, thanks Robert, et al!
                    V/r,
                    Al Jordan | KCAE
                    Simming Since: Sublogic - Flight Assignment: A.T.P.

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                      #17
                      Does this mean adios to any further development for P3DV5? I hope not.
                      Victor Green

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                      • B777ER
                        B777ER commented
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                        I hope the promised VC upgrade for the 777 in P3D is still happening. No intention to go to MSFS.

                      • KingfuChan
                        KingfuChan commented
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                        Same concerns here mi amigo

                      • rsrandazzo
                        rsrandazzo commented
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                        Victor- Of course not. I've stated many times that we expect and intend to straddle both platforms. We just released an entirely new product into P3D, if you hadn't noticed... and we have full product line updates pending for the 737, 777 and 747 to bring in the new LNAV model... So... Please help spread the word around when you see other simmers screaming at the ceiling about "PMDG ABANDONED P3D" because there isn't any truth to it. I know, i know... what would simming be without imaginary made up drama. LOL - RSR

                      #18
                      This is very exiting news for the future of flight sim and Microsoft Flight Simulator.
                      Its just incredible to see the amount of time and effort which goes into making these products. I just cant wait now to get my hands on that DC-6 .
                      I am loving the new PMDG YouTube Channel, amazing work Robert and the Team.
                      Thanks for the update.

                      Lucas Jackson
                      PMDG Unofficial Discord Server : https://discord.gg/htZkWNgj9K

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                        #19
                        This is indeed good news. I am really looking forwards to seeing what the performance is like. I get vastly better performance in FS2020 than in P3D because of my older configuration.

                        Also, there is the question of the flight model... There has been a long standing issue with the FS2020 flight model which means it doesn't react well at all to swept back wings. So really curious to see how that issue is solved.
                        Cristi Neagu

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                          #20
                          LOL, PMDG on Youtube. That feels a bit like when my mom got her first smartphone 3 years ago. she‘s a pro now, I have to ask her all the time how she did what she did (to resolve it).


                          great update, Robert. Thanks, that‘s much better morning coffee reading than today‘s newspaper 🙄

                          go on and please... don‘t completely abandon the Jetstream isn‘t it a nice after-work project
                          i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
                          Marc Ehnle

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                          • DDowns
                            DDowns commented
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                            I admire your Mom Marc! I refuse to use my phone for anything but phone calls and texting still and I'm never going to watch a tutorial video when there is documentation available that I can read. Just a generational thing I guess.

                          • Ephedrin
                            Ephedrin commented
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                            She‘s 65, so just 7 years all that began when she started to create videos from her travels and diving trips in the Red Sea or off the coast of Baja California, Palau, Caribbean etc. But she can only use it, there is no understanding of computers in any way, other than you but the Smartphone remains a mystery for her lol But well, I‘m mid 30 and have no clue either 🤣

                          #21
                          This is great news for MSFS2020 but the lack of any update for P3D or GFO news is a little concerning.
                          Dan Moore

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                          • Ephedrin
                            Ephedrin commented
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                            Don‘t worry about GFO, seriously. It‘s a huge project with many things to be done. They work on it, but there is just nothing to tell if Robert doesn‘t mention it. It was a pure MSFS/Youtube related announcement after all. GFO will work independantly from the simulator as everything that is needed comes with the airplane and OC2.

                          • rsrandazzo
                            rsrandazzo commented
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                            Dan- Concerning... why? The post wasn't about P3D or GFO. If Mercedes doesn't mention their S class while promoting an E class, it means. precisely. NOTHING. Please- lets not create drama. There are forums for that. This isn't one. ;-) -RSR

                          • Wise87
                            Wise87 commented
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                            Disregard, found my answer.
                            Last edited by Wise87; 24May2021, 19:07.

                          #22
                          Well, well, well... I hoped to hear something about 737MAX bringing into P3D, but again and again no news. MAX started flying long ago...
                          Alexey Ermolaev

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                            #23
                            Originally posted by micstatic View Post
                            really hope chaseplane comes to MSFS to replace the camera system.
                            I think it is more about getting used to the default camera system. At first it was weird, but then later is not so complicated to get used to and set up custom views.
                            Omar Al-Safi

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                              #24
                              Originally posted by micstatic View Post
                              really hope chaseplane comes to MSFS to replace the camera system.
                              I have set up the same buttons I use in chaseplane in P3D to move around and change views at MSFS2020 using the default camera system. Athough I would like to have chaseplane it is possible to have the same operation with the default MSFS2020 camera system.
                              Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                              PMDG Technical Support
                              http://www.pmdg.com

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                              • Dan Morand
                                Dan Morand commented
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                                I definitely agree that ChasePlane would be the best possible solution as you can get much more precise with zoom, tilt etc. That said I ended up doing the same thing, setting custom views per aircraft and assigning them to the same controller positions I always used for the 737, my GA aircraft etc.

                                Also just to add, I see a lot of people have been going with an Xbox controller. Never tried that because I use a Razer Orbweaver Chroma for all of my assignments. With 20 keys for binding I've yet to ever run out of options with anything I fly. A bit pricey, but it's very sturdy and I wouldn't fly without it.

                              • Swaluver88
                                Swaluver88 commented
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                                I would buy chaseplane instantly in msfs just because I cannot get used to the camera system.at all

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                                +1 chaseplane

                              #25
                              Originally posted by cmakris View Post

                              I have set up the same buttons I use in chaseplane in P3D to move around and change views at MSFS2020 using the default camera system. Athough I would like to have chaseplane it is possible to have the same operation with the default MSFS2020 camera system.
                              Is it possible to configure the same button function in 2020 like you can in CP. For example I have a 4 way switch on my Ace Yoke. When I hit the switch down it take me to the FMC, if I toggle it down again I’m on the Throttle quadrant and if I hit it again in the down position I’m on the radio panels. To go up I simply toggle it up for the overhead panel forward and up again for the overhead panel aft. I haven’t seen these functions to use the same input command more than once in 2020. If it’s possible then that is great news and I simply missed it.
                              Dan Moore

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                                Yes this is possible in MSFS.

                              #26
                              We have been missing PMDG in the platform of the future. Welcome! Looking forward to buying the DC-6 for the third-time 😀

                              One suggestion if I may: just like on the other sims, please allow us to include a GTN650 (at the moment only the one from PMS is available). Carenado just included this option and it works really well. Thanks!
                              Last edited by GCBraun; 22May2021, 13:30.
                              Thiago Braun - MSFS

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                                Thiago- This is on my list of things I'd like to see as well. My DC-3 has a GTN750 (was one of the first airplanes in the world to get the 750 when it released) and I swear by it. - RSR

                              #27
                              Originally posted by Wise87 View Post

                              Is it possible to configure the same button function in 2020 like you can in CP. For example I have a 4 way switch on my Ace Yoke. When I hit the switch down it take me to the FMC, if I toggle it down again I’m on the Throttle quadrant and if I hit it again in the down position I’m on the radio panels. To go up I simply toggle it up for the overhead panel forward and up again for the overhead panel aft. I haven’t seen these functions to use the same input command more than once in 2020. If it’s possible then that is great news and I simply missed it.
                              Dan,

                              I have not tried with a hat switch as I use the numpad for that. Each numpad key is a view, this is how I have set it on Chaseplane this is how I do it in MSFS. I guess as you can set custom camera views to assign the hut to move up or down through them. Bu as I said have not tried it here as this is not how my setup works.
                              Chris Makris (Olympic260)
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                                Each setup is different. The keyboards I use don't have number pads for the fact I do use a 4 way hat which lets me cycle through all my views without touching the keyboard. Thanks for the feedback.

                              #28
                              Great news RSR! The DC-6 will be an instant buy for me for sure! I am one of these folks who just can no longer fly in P3D/XP after getting spoiled from MSFS's sophisticated graphics engine lol

                              BIG YES for Jetstream in MSFS! It makes perfect sense in MSFS to fly in low altitude and enjoy the magnificent scenery, I am more than sure it will be a big hit in MSFS if you decide to release.
                              Omar Al-Safi

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                                #29
                                Looking forward to seeing PMDG enter into the MFS world and bring their very best to the platform... cant wait to watch the vids..

                                Quick question, is there a timeline for when the DC-6 will be entering P3D? I love flying that plane and miss it from the sim.....

                                many thanks
                                Adam J Pestridge

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                                  #30
                                  Originally posted by omarsmak View Post
                                  BIG YES for Jetstream in MSFS! It makes perfect sense in MSFS to fly in low altitude and enjoy the magnificent scenery, I am more than sure it will be a big hit in MSFS if you decide to release.
                                  Absolutely!! There are literally 1000s of regional airports at ORBX payware quality and beyond available for FREE all over the world and their number increases EVERY DAY!!!!! That‘s a dimension that is completely unknown in P3D. I‘ve purchased the Blackbox Bn2 Islander to have a small commuter xD the Jetstream would sell like warm donuts (for the lack of a common american expression here lol). This new sim has attracted so many people who don‘t care that much about a 737 or Jumbo but want to fly twin turboprops. I admit, I‘m one of them. I like the big Boeings but go for a TPE-331 any day ^^ There is just nothing as satisfying than monitoring an ITT and torque gauge and feeling the sheer amount of power this prop produces when you rocket into the sky, play with these two throttles in your hand, by far not as smooth as a jet and far from a FADEC and that‘s how I love it. Pure powered flight 🤤

                                  I mean... 12 years piloting a DC-3 wouldn‘t be such a bad position for an MSFS DC3 either the night is young and the next morning bright ^^
                                  i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
                                  Marc Ehnle

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