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[01APR20] A few updates - but still no fooling about. :-)

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    [01APR20] A few updates - but still no fooling about. :-)


    On a lighter note than my earlier post, there are a few things I wanted to get you up-to-speed regarding.

    25% Discount on PMDG Long Haulers:
    From now until 14APR20 (2359h US EDT) we are offering all of our FSX and Prepar3D Longhaulers at 25% off the normal list price. This includes the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II, PMDG 747-8 Queen of the Skies II, PMDG 777-200LR, PMDG 777-300ER and PMDG DC-6 airplanes in FSX/P3D.

    We figure all of us are bound to have quite a bit more time to enjoy our flying in the weeks and months ahead, and if we can all escape our captivity by enjoying some nice long haul flying to far flung corners that we might not normally have time to reach- this will be a grand thing.

    Our shopping art will automatically reduce the price at checkout, so there are no coupons to enter, or tasks to perform. Simply make the purchase and the automation will take care of the rest for you.

    Updated 747 is in testing:
    We have pushed a few updates for the entire 747 product line to our testing team. Things are progressing, but we are still putting out some small issues and tightening down a few details as we get the product update ready to push out to you. We thought you would have this update a few weeks ago- but for reasons that are probably obvious we have all been a bit "OBE" around here lately and productivity just hasn't been what it normally would be at this point of the year.

    Then What?
    Once we have this one stable, current thinking is that we have an update for NGXu users that will easily slot into trail behind the 747. Originally we thought 777 would happen first, but that one is giving us a bit of trouble and needs more time to sort out details. Once 747 is out of testing, we will evaluate which of the twins is going to testing first- and that is the one we will give to you next.

    once we know which one it is- I'll shout... (And since there will inevitably be the conspiracy theorist out there hoping for some off-the-wall conspiracy: There is none. We just have quite a bit of work on our hands, and if it is taking time, it makes sense to make efficient use of our testing resources by giving them whichever product is ready... No much science (or tinfoil hat) to it at all...)

    Okay- that is about all I have for you at this moment... Stay healthy!

    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations

    Thanks for the update, Robert
    Robert Sutherland


      Robert, on behalf of myself; thank you very much for this awesome discount! Very kind of you and the team!

      Stay safe guys
      Regards, Orjan Polman.


        Thanks for the update, Robert, Sorry to say that the 777 is the least-flown of my a/c, but the green panel is cool 747-8i probably gets more attention as it looks more like a 777 from an avionics point of view. Since I'm still working, I actually fly LESS, since the wife is not working
        Jude Bradley
        System specs: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, i9-9900KF Gigabyte Z390, RTX-2070, 32GB RAM Prepar3D V5 X-Plane 11.50


          Thanks for the update Robert hopefully we will see auto L-NAV function and new navigation stye panel in the NGX-U update.
          All the best for you and your family,stay healthy...


            Originally posted by Stefan_888 View Post
            Thanks for the update Robert hopefully we will see auto L-NAV function and new navigation stye panel in the NGX-U update.
            All the best for you and your family,stay healthy...
            It will not be part of this update.
            Chris Makris (Olympic260)
            PMDG Technical Support


            • Stefan_888
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              Thanks Chris,
              Let's hope when BBJ'S come out we will see them.
              All the best,stay healthy,
              Stefan Dordevic

            I know things are topsy-turvy right now but is there any way a hotfix for the aggressive autobrakes on the NGXu could be slipped in before the major updates? Just a quick little CTRL+C, CTRL+V of the previous code (ok, it's not that simple, but you know what I mean...).
            Alex Pugh


            • Dzosef
              Dzosef commented
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              yes, manual braking.

            Nice to hear from you, stay strong and stay home.
            Bai Jian


              25% discount on 100+$ is a significant amount.. cheers to PMDG, nice touch! You‘re fine guys.
              i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
              Marc Ehnle


                Hello Robert

                Thks for both updates and I do wish you, your family as well as PMDG's team to go safely through the actual situation.

                Here in France we are also involved badly and to all our simmers friends just one thing : PLS STAY HOME (As much as you can of course).

                By the way Robert, here in France and in some other countries in Europe we go every evening at 8 pm to our windows, open them and clap hands to say thank you to all the healtcare staffs. Does not change much the situation but they really appreciate such a sign of consideration. They all deserve it anyway as well as all workers in the shops of food stores, the trucks drivers (Hi Kevin) and so on.

                Take care

                Michel Maillou


                • FlyingFed
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                  What a great initiative! I hope it spreads faster than COVID-19 as a way to encourage all those contributing to beating the virus.

                • skyymann
                  skyymann commented
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                  Here in Dubai (And all of the UAE) we are in lockdown from 8PM until 6AM. And it is working. Amazing to see Sheikh Zayed Road (Think Dubai version of LAs I405) completely empty. Completely surreal.


                Well, thank you guys for your hard work on the update. I'm looking forward to the new ground physics on 747 series, hope this time I won't be ‘dragging my tail’ off the runways everytime😆

                Be safe.

                Ross Emanuel
                Ross Emanuel


                  Thanks for the update(s) Robert. Any on the BBJ?
                  Matthew Simmons


                    Thankyou for the update information pmdg.
                    Danny Z.Cebis


                      Thank you for the update Robert! Glad to see you and your crew are safe and can telework as normal! regarding the NGXu, I remember you were looking for information on the cargo variants- Did you have any luck and if so will that version be released at the same time as the BBJ?
                      Jon Richardson


                        Thanks Robert! 777-300 has now joined the hangar.
                        Chris Lowe



                          77W is an incredible airplane.

                          When you do your first few circuits around the pattern to get a feel for the extra length, switch to outside view and watch main landing gear closely. We have the entire cantilever pivot modeled. I'm not sure many people have ever noticed it.

                          In flying this machine, you will find that the climb/step-climb profiles are more in line with the 744, since with all the extra weight, this airplane winds up in the low-to-mid 30s until it burns some weight and starts stepping higher.

                          That throws some users off if they are used to the 77L's tremendous climb performance.

                          Robert S. Randazzo
                          PMDG Simulations


                            Originally posted by matthewpow View Post
                            Thanks for the update(s) Robert. Any on the BBJ?
                            Same here, can't wait for the BBJ :-)

                            Kendall Scott Mann
                            Still Telling Pilots Where To Go!!!


                              Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post

                              77W is an incredible airplane.
                              It will become a legend airplane with rain/ice/bug effects + realistic ground friction for taxi.
                              Can't wait to see PBR on the 777!

                              Originally posted by skyymann View Post
                              Same here, can't wait for the BBJ :-)
                              We have enough 737 for some time...
                              Timm Rehberg
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