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[24OCT20] PMDG 737 NGXu BBJ Released, and full 737 product line updates also for your weekend flying!

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    [24OCT20] PMDG 737 NGXu BBJ Released, and full 737 product line updates also for your weekend flying!

    Captains,

    I am happy to announce that we have just released the PMDG 737 NGXu BBJ Expansion for use with Prepar3D v4 and Prepar3D v5.

    Just in time for you to do some VIP flying this weekend, we have pushed a full product range set of updates for the PMDG 737 NGXu product line, including the Base Package, 600/700 and CARGO expansion packages. I'll have a change list for you a bit later in the weekend, but this update cycle is targeted primarily at adding the BBJ airplanes to the product mix and handling a bunch of other cleanup details in the core 737 simulation. We also did quite a bit of work with the models in order to improve reflective qualities, PBR, texture mapping etc.

    The PMDG 737 NGXu BBJ Expansion brings you the BBJ and BBJ2 airplanes with both blended winglets and split scimitar winglets, customized BBJ interiors, auxilliary fuel tanks, VIP SUV ground vehicles and a whole lot more to expand your 737 flying experience. You can read the entire BBJ preview by clicking here.

    I'll be back Saturday with a weekend update and we can talk a bit about VIP flying and how it will differ from your normal cattle-car airline flying experience. Until then- go grab yourself a BBJ and we'll all meet out on the executive side of the airport where life is quite a bit more relaxed.

    PMDG_BBJ_Preview_003.jpg
    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com



    #2
    Cheers Robert!, enjoy your weekend.
    David Norfolk

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      #3
      Awesome, great work guys!
      John Bauer

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        #4
        Great work!

        By the way, is there any word on when the 777 update and GFO news is coming?
        Craig Norman

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        • Snowfalcon
          Snowfalcon commented
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          Can't you just enjoy your new BBJ for a while???

        • rsrandazzo
          rsrandazzo commented
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          Craig- We rarely give schedule guidance until we are certain of it. There are simply too many variables involved. (That there is a legendary pun, now that I think of it.) - RSR

        #5
        Bought! FYI there doesn't seem to be a changelog for the update.
        Alex Pugh

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          #6
          Originally posted by AirBadger View Post
          Bought! FYI there doesn't seem to be a changelog for the update.
          He posted above they will provide a list this weekend.
          Dan Moore

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            #7
            Originally posted by Wise87 View Post

            He posted above they will provide a list this weekend.
            Whoops... thx
            Alex Pugh

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            • rsrandazzo
              rsrandazzo commented
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              Alex: tsk-tsk-tsk. I can't believe you skipped over what I wrote on the ONE occasion I made a short post. LOL (Power kept turning off/on here in Alexandria so i was madly typing that post between power cycles in hopes of getting it out before we lost power for good. Metro-Washington DC area is like an un-developed country when it comes to power infrastructure. It is ridiculous.) The system we use to track changes was taken offline for a major update for a few weeks and transitioned to a new system- so the entire tracking is outdated and i still haven't had time to get it caught up- so the change list will be brief and non-conclusive, but i didn't want to hold up the entire process to wait for a text file of information that most people never read. - RSR

            #8
            BOOM!! Bought and downloaded! Thank you!
            Bruce Leehan

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              #9
              Woohoo!!!!
              Kyle Weber

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                #10
                Awesome guys!
                Can’t wait for the 200ER to be rolled out, and to see the 2 new “unannounced” projects

                cheers
                Aaron Dowden

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                • rsrandazzo
                  rsrandazzo commented
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                  Aaron- I *nearly* broke down and showed you guys an image of one of them today. The only reason they took the duct-tape off my hands was that I agreed not to. -RSR

                • Wise87
                  Wise87 commented
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                  We were so close, lol.

                #11
                Originally posted by CANorm91 View Post
                Great work!

                By the way, is there any word on when the 777 update and GFO news is coming?

                I'll be back Saturday with a weekend update (Rsr) weighting in the post
                Duarte Vieira

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                  #12
                  Short bug report: On N1TS the airstar is not painted yet (compare to the Boeing demonstrator)
                  [email protected] Pletsch

                  Postnigs with typnig errors since 1984

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                    #13
                    Great news, Definitely going to get myself a BJ for the weekend 🤪

                    jim stevens
                    Last edited by Freightdawg; 24Oct2020, 03:16.

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                    • Julian Speer
                      Julian Speer commented
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                      Many here will find your BJ reference hard to swallow, sir. I should think most of us on the forum are mature adults and therefore immune to such childish pun-making. I hope you get the message and that I am not coming off as being cocky.

                      -Julian Speer
                      Last edited by Julian Speer; 24Oct2020, 03:39.

                    • Freightdawg
                      Freightdawg commented
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                      LOL!!! Very good Julian 👍

                      Jim stevens
                      Last edited by Freightdawg; 24Oct2020, 04:01.

                    #14
                    Short bug report: On N1TS the airstar is not painted yet (compare to the Boeing demonstrator)
                    It's not a demonstrator it's owned by First Virtual Air II LLC
                    Charles Harris KRTS The Valley of Speed
                    ASUS ROG Strix B450-F, Ryzen 3700X, 1TB 970 Neo M2,1TB SSD, RX 5700XT 8GB, 32GB DDR4 3200

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                      #15
                      Much appreciated and thankyou.
                      Danny Z.Cebis

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                        #16
                        Any changes to the paint kit or can I basically use the 700/800 kit with changes obviously the windows etc. I know the antenna on the tail is new. Asking because I don’t see a new kit posted don’t know if there will be one and want to get painting!
                        Weston Hall

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                        • Ralgh
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                          I just used the 700 paint kit. I just had to put a little bulge on top of the tail for the antenna and block out the windows which was easy.

                        • rsrandazzo
                          rsrandazzo commented
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                          Gents- We have a paint kit unique to the BBJ/BBJ2. I recommend you wait for it. -RSR

                        #17
                        Thank you!

                        Greg
                        Greg Morin
                        Commercial ASMEL Instrument CFI

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                          #18
                          Thanks just picked it up!
                          Daniel Rosso ATP Single and Multi engine, Gold Seal CFII/MEI, Ground instructor Basic/advanced B757/76, BAE-ATP, Falcon 900Ex, Falcon 20, CE650, CE560XL, CE525S, G200

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                            #19
                            contract signed, money wired, towing to hangar for an AM flight.
                            Jeff Bea

                            I am an avid globetrotter with my trusty Lufthansa B777F, Polar Air Cargo B744F, and Atlas Air B748F.

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                              #20
                              Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                              I'll be back Saturday with a weekend update and we can talk a bit about VIP flying and how it will differ from your normal cattle-car airline flying experience. Until then- go grab yourself a BBJ and we'll all meet out on the executive side of the airport where life is quite a bit more relaxed.

                              PMDG_BBJ_Preview_003.jpg
                              Self-Loading Freight, Captain...
                              Patrick Bell, Sr. USA
                              Home-built DFI LanPartyJr X58 MB, Intel i7-920 (OC'd to 3.8GHz), Triple-Channel Corsair 12 GB DDR3 3200 RAM, Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD, nVidia GTX 1070 Founder's Edition, MS WIN 7 64-bit Ultimate.
                              P3D v4.5. PMDG products: ALL

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                              • rsrandazzo
                                rsrandazzo commented
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                                Patrick: Yup. Honestly- now that I am out of the game, I wouldn't go back to flying standard pax for any amount of money. VIPs or cargo.. that is all i'd do. - RSR

                              #21
                              One of the things I enjoyed the most with testing the BBJ is that the routes you fly can be almost any place, routes never flown by commercial carriers. This is a sample from my logbook:

                              KCRP (My home base Corpus Christi) - Kona PHKO (Direct)
                              PHKO YSSY
                              EBBR KBDL
                              NZAA VMMC (Macao) 11.3 hr full fuel and 6 pax in BBJ
                              Vienna LOWW Lajes LPLA
                              LPLA LPPD relocation no pax 0.5 hr
                              LPPD EDDN

                              .... and so on.
                              Dan Downs KCRP
                              i7-10700K 32GB 3600MHz 2080Ti

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                                #22
                                Just curious, will the BBJs come with the new lnav upgrade or is that still scheduled for later one ?

                                Eric Blais

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                                • HighFlier
                                  HighFlier commented
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                                  Scheduled to come later

                                #23
                                Thank you for the new release. Picked it up as soon as I found out Don't have time to fly tonight I have to work Saturday morning so i will be trying it out after dinner Saturday and seeing how it is.
                                James Crutchley, Flight Sim Enthusiast.

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                                • rsrandazzo
                                  rsrandazzo commented
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                                  James- Excellent! Thanks- i think you shall like it. - RSR

                                #24
                                If you really mean „comport“ instead of „comfort“ in your description, I do not know what that means.

                                Thank you for your work!
                                Josef Kolb

                                PMDG B737-600 to -900/747-400/747-8/777-200LR/777-300ER

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                                • rsrandazzo
                                  rsrandazzo commented
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                                  Josef- Lately I have been doing the NYT Crossword puzzle with The Lovely Dr. Randazzo. Apparently it is having a negative impact on my vocabulary. LOL - RSR

                                #25
                                Originally posted by Snowfalcon View Post

                                It's not a demonstrator it's owned by First Virtual Air II LLC
                                I know, but still the airstair is not painted. It is however on the Boeing demonstrator.
                                [email protected] Pletsch

                                Postnigs with typnig errors since 1984

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                                • rsrandazzo
                                  rsrandazzo commented
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                                  Matthias- I've mentioned this to Jason. We saw this during testing and I suspect perhaps the fix didn't get rolled into the liveries. We'll check and address it. ALSO: Jason is still waiting on Lockheed Martin to fix their completely botched reflective model so that things with a polished aluminum base (railings) don't turn a ridiculous blue color in sim... they should fix it in 5.1... but... who knows... - RSR

                                • Mad_X
                                  Mad_X commented
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                                  Saw the post of you Robert. Appreciated!

                                  It did get rolled out into the demonstratior livery .

                                #26
                                Am I correct in assuming the paintkit isn't out yet? Went looking but didn't see one just yet.
                                Brian Swintal
                                https://fsai-repaints.com/

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                                  #27
                                  Originally posted by rampantfox View Post
                                  Am I correct in assuming the paintkit isn't out yet? Went looking but didn't see one just yet.
                                  Correct not out yet
                                  Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                                  PMDG Technical Support
                                  http://www.pmdg.com

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                                    #28
                                    Originally posted by cmakris View Post

                                    Correct not out yet
                                    Thanks Chris. That's what I thought. I have a few military paints that I want to convert over to the BBJ series
                                    Brian Swintal
                                    https://fsai-repaints.com/

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                                      #29
                                      XOXOXO



                                      Last edited by Ephedrin; 24Oct2020, 17:44.
                                      i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
                                      Marc Ehnle

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                                        #30
                                        Even though I'll be stuck to a ship and can't fly online, bought and installed! Can't wait to finally fly it sometime soon. Thanks for finally satisfying the bizjet itch I've had!

                                        One question though, was the BBJ3 (based on the -900) not done because of production numbers of the actual aircraft?
                                        Shane Reilly
                                        deltava.org | DVA9735
                                        LTJG USN

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