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    [22NOV21] RSR's interview with JT from SkyBlue Radio.com - For those who didn't catch it live...

    Captains,

    On friday night, I was invited to sit in and chat with Jeff at Sky Blue Radio and talk a bit about what is happening at PMDG, within the simming marketplace, etc etc etc.

    It is a wide ranging conversation between two guys who know a few things about the simming market and I thought it might be interesting to those who didn't get a chance to hear it in real time.

    You can listen to it here.

    Enjoy!

    And as an aside: I've done a ton of interviews, between consulting, running for office, running PMDG, etc... and I think this one ranks up near the top in terms of enjoyment for me. It was a conversation between guys on a topic we are interested in. No agenda- just a discussing that went where it went. It was fun- and if you have a chance to tune into JT's show- I recommend you do. He does a great job.
    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    Robert have you been Airplane Geeks Podcast? Or have heard of it?
    Kendall T. Carlile

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    • rsrandazzo
      rsrandazzo commented
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      Kendall- I *think* they interviewed me back in.... uhm... 2014 or so... at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center. We had flown the DC-3 in for public display that day. I am pretty sure it was them... - RSR

    #3
    Absolutely loved the interview, definitely worth a listen, and still a big tease on that 757!!!

    Peter Graves
    SimXperience-XL (XL Virtual Group)​

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      #4
      And here I sit, being told everywhere that the CEO of PMDG has no idea whats going on, doing everything wrong, doesn‘t care about his customers and that PMDG would vanish within [insert a time of choice]…

      sigh… you can‘t trust anyone these days…





      btw Robert, do you EVER sleep?

      84959668-6722-481A-906B-46A057AB3C48.jpg and I‘m in Germany 🤣
      Last edited by Ephedrin; 22Nov2021, 09:15.
      i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
      Marc Ehnle

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      • Michael Codd
        Michael Codd commented
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        No he doesn’t sleep. Anything to do with aviation becomes a legal high when it gets in a pilot’s blood and it enables them to stay awake all night. 😵‍💫

      #5
      I don't normally listen to podcasts but this was so interesting, quite a few things surprised me like how good the MSFS sales are (I knew they were better than ever but not that good), things look good for the future.

      Bring on January! (hopefully)

      Also looking forward to GFO, I wonder if everything can be used just by yourself, like you don't share airframes with anyone else?
      Last edited by EasternT3; 22Nov2021, 10:41.
      Joe Colehouse EGCC

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        #6
        Thanks for sharing, I will listen to it on my way to work today
        Enrique Hugo

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          #7
          Rob has mentioned something about the B757 / B767 for p3d and msfs ???
          Can someone tell me something because I won't have time to listen to the podcast until the beginning of December thanks to my work
          Steven Silva

          PMDG 767/727 for P3D/MSFS

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            #8
            Originally posted by Steven Silva View Post
            Rob has mentioned something about the B757 / B767 for p3d and msfs ???
            Can someone tell me something because I won't have time to listen to the podcast until the beginning of December thanks to my work
            He didn't really confirm anything, just the next aircraft seems it will be developed after the current lineup is in MSFS (currently envisaged to be complete in 2023) and then when they start the hard work for it, they'll decide on the platforms it's releasing for, dependant on the market at the time, basically if P3D is still big enough (no arguments needed as no one knows) then it'll release for P3D, but he mentioned hopefully by that point they can develop for both simulators simultaneously

            I just re-listened to the section about the new aircraft and Robert said, "If I had to guess it will be dual platform but providing the market is still there when we get to it"
            Last edited by EasternT3; 22Nov2021, 15:04.
            Joe Colehouse EGCC

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            • Steven Silva
              Steven Silva commented
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              EasternT3 you have taken my breath away and the desire to dream

            #9
            Great interview. It was interesting to hear the difficult phases that PMDG went through with the downturn in simmers before MSFS 2020 came along. Like the interviewer, I use MSFS very little compared to X-Plane, and I can imaging the PMDG released will change this somewhat. I can predict that while P3D has still a lot of life left, time will tell if usage drops off sharply.
            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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              #10
              Shucks no Xmas stocking
              Aleks Matrosov

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                #11
                Based on the interview, Looking at a Mid-Late January, Early February Release. 2-3 more Months until we get this beauty. He did state that they could release it now and many people would be pleased, but with their professional level of criteria and attention to detail, it is not ready in their eyes. Personally, I dont mind the wait, it'll be well worth it.
                Taylor Potter

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                • matrosov
                  matrosov commented
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                  It's not so much the bird itself. I have zibo in Xplane and very happy with it. It's the whole validation that MSFS is ready for the complex airliner and that QOS and T7, the real reason that I am in P3D, are not far behind. And that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for XP flyer like me that my P3D pain and suffering days are coming to an end.

                • JWarner32
                  JWarner32 commented
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                  I'd say maybe before January. Maybe. Opinion doesn't matter, however. The fact that the Facebook banner got changed and we're starting to get a lot of talk about it means that we're on a path to have this plane soon-ish!

                • Taypo8
                  Taypo8 commented
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                  Matrosov, I too would be very stoked if it released prior to Christmas and a few updates came afterwards to iron out small details, however it does not seem like that will be the case. We will have to wait and see, but regardless, we will have it soon!

                #12
                So in the interview, Randazzo said the DC6 sales for MSFS outsold the DC6 sales for FSX + P3D + XP within hours: https://youtu.be/qKadQrREujM?t=557.

                Wow, the MSFS DC6 outselling all the DC6 sales in FSX + P3D + XP within hours. That is news in itself.
                John Harold

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                  #13
                  Well, the NGXu also outsold the MD-11's entire lifetime sale in a couple of hours as well. It all shows that many have joined the flight simming community.
                  Anton Vind
                  CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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                    #14
                    Capt Randazzo great interview! whatever code you are using man that's perfect! PMDG is like TESLA to the car industry, good for the PMDG team! -) RO

                    Rolando Olmo

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                      #15
                      "...Got a Max model on [your] desk" there as well, hey Robert?
                      Troy Kretzul

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                      • rsrandazzo
                        rsrandazzo commented
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                        Troy- Yup. :-) - RSR

                      #16
                      Does anybody have any information as to whether the Boeing line of aircraft will come to Xbox? I know the DC6 is coming but there aren’t many digital gauges and other panels in the cockpit so it makes sense that it comes to Xbox, but I’m not too sure about the 737 etc.

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                        #17
                        Originally posted by Anton Vind View Post
                        Well, the NGXu also outsold the MD-11's entire lifetime sale in a couple of hours as well. It all shows that many have joined the flight simming community.
                        I don't really think that's what it shows.

                        It simply shows that MSFS is massively more popular than any other sim combined, which isn't surprising, really. Bigger market, bigger sales within that market.

                        Many have joined the flight simulation community as a consequence of MSFS.

                        Before the arrival of MSFS, the community had been dwindling, not growing.
                        Last edited by Abriael; 22Nov2021, 22:41.
                        Giuseppe Nelva

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                          #18

                          Hi. So I see that the issue of 737 will be possible in January or February. Please RSR confirm this message. Thank you Tomáš

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                            #19
                            Originally posted by Abriael View Post

                            I don't really think that's what it shows.

                            It simply shows that MSFS is massively more popular than any other sim combined, which isn't surprising, really. Bigger market, bigger sales within that market.

                            Many have joined the flight simulation community as a consequence of MSFS.

                            Before the arrival of MSFS, the community had been dwindling, not growing.
                            That's what the sale of the MSFS DC-6 shows. My example was about the NGXu, which is for P3D. That was P3D customers outselling another product within a couple of hours. PMDG hadn't debuted in MSFS yet at that point.
                            Anton Vind
                            CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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                            • Abriael
                              Abriael commented
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                              The NGXu is about an aircraft that's massively more popular than the MD-11. Can't make that comparison apples to apples.

                            • Anton Vind
                              Anton Vind commented
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                              Or maybe just that many more people have joined the flight sim community since the MD-11 days, and even more so with the introduction of MSFS2020. Many people liked the MD-11 and some people still beg PMDG on the forum to reintroduce the MD-11, so much that it has become a meme.

                            #20
                            So if the pricing of the NG3 is going to be much lower than expected, how will the $100 discount NGXu owners are entitled to work?
                            Andrew De Forest
                            Ryzen 3950X | RTX 2080Ti | 32GB DDR4 (3200MHz) | Prepar3Dv5

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                              #21
                              This just a picture flying the dc-6 out of KPHX to KSAN the beauty of MSFS!!
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                              Rolando Olmo

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                                #22
                                Originally posted by adf View Post
                                So if the pricing of the NG3 is going to be much lower than expected, how will the $100 discount NGXu owners are entitled to work?
                                If you purchased the NGXu prior to December 31st, 2019, you still get the credit as long as you used the same e-mail to purchase the NG3 as you did the NGXu. Unless the price goes below that, that won't change.
                                Captain Kevin

                                Kevin Yang

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                                  #23
                                  Any chance the NG3 Freighters may be following after the pax?

                                  v/r
                                  Alan Mixon

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                                    #24
                                    Originally posted by adf View Post
                                    So if the pricing of the NG3 is going to be much lower than expected, how will the $100 discount NGXu owners are entitled to work?
                                    Yep, I would like the answer to that as we bought it under the agreement we would get the full price we paid off the MSFS version. As most people had stopped buying P3D products and were waiting for MSFS, hence the incentive to take up the offer. So now what happens if you charge $60-$70. Do we get a credit off any expansions?
                                    This needs clearing up, please.
                                    Because at that time like many others we had stopped spending any money on P3D. So at that time, the NGXu for P3D had no value at all. Only that we could see what the version will look like come MSFS.
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                                    David Murden.
                                    [email protected] All Cores HT ON, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, RTX 3080.

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                                      #25
                                      Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                                      If you purchased the NGXu prior to December 31st, 2019, you still get the credit as long as you used the same e-mail to purchase the NG3 as you did the NGXu. Unless the price goes below that, that won't change.
                                      I understand how the discount works, but it was suggested in the podcast that the pricing would be less than what it was originally thought ($130 if I remember correctly). So how will a $99 discount on a $60 product (or whatever it's priced at) work? Will I be getting a check in the mail? 😋
                                      Andrew De Forest
                                      Ryzen 3950X | RTX 2080Ti | 32GB DDR4 (3200MHz) | Prepar3Dv5

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                                        #26
                                        Originally posted by adf View Post
                                        I understand how the discount works, but it was suggested in the podcast that the pricing would be less than what it was originally thought ($130 if I remember correctly). So how will a $99 discount on a $60 product (or whatever it's priced at) work? Will I be getting a check in the mail? 😋
                                        I'm not sure they ever listed a price, so therefore I don't know how much lower they expect it to be. I don't think it would be less than $100, but if it does, that's a different situation that they'll have to deal with.
                                        Captain Kevin

                                        Kevin Yang

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                                          #27
                                          Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                                          I'm not sure they ever listed a price, so therefore I don't know how much lower they expect it to be. I don't think it would be less than $100, but if it does, that's a different situation that they'll have to deal with.
                                          It would be pretty brazen to say "simmers will be stunned at how far the water line retreats on pricing" and then charge over $100.
                                          Andrew De Forest
                                          Ryzen 3950X | RTX 2080Ti | 32GB DDR4 (3200MHz) | Prepar3Dv5

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                                          • matrosov
                                            matrosov commented
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                                            It's 100 bucks base right now. MSFS DC6 is 15% less compared to P3D. So it's pretty conceivable they'll knock off anywhere from 10 to 20 bucks on the 738 base Don't think they'll go full 30 percent. on it.

                                          #28
                                          I stayed up a lil' late for this interview! I'm the one to bugger you about the Jetstream Robert, but a man can dream right? Haha, in any case, great interview and looking forward to the NG3!
                                          Karl Stenson

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                                            #29
                                            Bummed out that we're gonna have to wait a little while longer, but quality takes time, and who are we to say no to PMDGs level of accuracy. We'll be waiting!
                                            Joep Wilmink, Netherlands

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                                              #30
                                              Just a quick question. Will PMDG ever make Airbus planes??
                                              Doshi Kevin
                                              Computer Science graduate

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                                              • EasternT3
                                                EasternT3 commented
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                                                Based on the interview, if PMDG did an airbus I guess it wouldn't be before 2025/2026, one thing is for certain we will not need any of the A320 family maybe a A340 or A350 if we don't have good renditions by then
                                                Last edited by EasternT3; 23Nov2021, 10:34.

                                              • matrosov
                                                matrosov commented
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                                                BLASPHEMY. . But speculation on my part is that it will be a hard no for them. Doesn't make very much of a business sense. PMDG is the only game in town when it comes to boeings and if MSFS sticks around and doesn't go by the way of MS Flight Boeings will be a huge cash cow for PMDG.. Airbus space is quite a bit more competitive. You have inibuilds that is already working on their MSFS variants you have fenix you have FS labs that will eventually be forced into MSFS as P3D dies off and you have Toliss on XP side that may consider MSFS in a year or three. Plus Fly By wire team that is sticking around and making great strides.
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