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    747-400 vs 8i

    Guys What is the difference in operating the 747-400 and the 8i? Systems, Flight dynamics, handling etc.
    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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    Originally posted by Snowfalcon View Post
    Guys What is the difference in operating the 747-400 and the 8i? Systems, Flight dynamics, handling etc.
    There are quite a few differences while they remain much alike. Engines and wings are very different, handling is very nice. This bird can haul much more weight much further than the B744F. Fuel systems are different. Human interface is much nicer and is modernized based on progress made with 787. I find my self pretty much flying the 748 over the 744 every time.
    Dan Downs KCRP
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      #3
      The -8 is bigger and heavier. VNAV seems to handle differently when it comes to the descent. FMC on the -8 is more modern, so runs a little quicker. -8 also has the electronic flight bag.
      Captain Kevin

      Kevin Yang

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        #4
        Here's a somewhat more detailed overview of the differences between the two.
        https://youtu.be/M0idsJxu9fY
        Captain Kevin

        Kevin Yang

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          #5
          Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
          Here's a somewhat more detailed overview of the differences between the two.
          https://youtu.be/M0idsJxu9fY
          Good luck hearing him. He needs a crash course in audio mixing
          Kyle Rodgers
          PMDG Developer Emeritus

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            #6
            Im no expert on audio but i think the sound is good and clear you just have a soft voice that’s all.
            Last edited by Ausflight; 27May2019, 23:25.
            Danny Z.Cebis

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            #7
            Originally posted by Ausflight View Post
            Im no expert on audio but i think the sound is good and clear you just have a soft voice that’s all.
            The mic needed to be brought up compared to the ambient noise on the audio panel, that's all. Depending on how I'm speaking, my voice can usually carry pretty well. I used to teach computer classes back in the day, and the location varied (various office buildings in DC), so voice projection was key.
            Kyle Rodgers
            PMDG Developer Emeritus

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              #8
              I watch and listen to your vid on my iPad so i can hear your very clearly at least you don’t yell in the mike like some of the vid i have listened to i couldn’t hear a word there were saying lol.
              Danny Z.Cebis

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                #9
                I can say that if I fly the 747, 85% of my flying is with the 747-8. XD
                Evan Cheauré (EvantheKidDS)

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                  #10
                  Sounds like a next paycheck upgrade...
                  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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