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    Chance for a 737 classic expansion?

    As there might be some day an expansion for the MAX, I would find it really interesting to have also an expansion for the classic 737 (300-500). It would be a great addition and then nearly the whole 737 would be covered.

    Unfortunately there aren‘t many of them flying anymore, but Lufthansa for example used them until 2016. I‘d love to jump in a classic 737 to see the old analog engine indications and CRTs but still have a FMC available.

    It‘s just a quick idea from me and I am curios what other people think about it.

    #2
    It is a great idea and it would be nice, but I really think this can't be an expansion, but if there will ever be a 737 classic it's gonna be a product itself, just like the MAX.
    As they have completely different engines, systems, performances (and much more), an expansion will be just too big and "heavy" (and expensive) so that it can be sold as an expansion.
    Maybe one day we will see it flying, but PMDG has surely a lot of stuff in their queue.
    Giovanni D. Tarar
    FAA CPL+IR Single & Multiengine Land
    I love flying when I'm in a bad mood

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      #3
      Not just the engines, but also the wings.
      Captain Kevin

      Kevin Yang

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        #4
        I could well imagine it to be an expansion, the MAX will be one as well.
        However it would surely not be a 25$ expansion like the 600/700 are.

        Nontheless, I do currently not think a Classic is coming, They have plenty of work with the BBJ, Freighter, MSFS versions, etc.
        What's in the pipe after that? We'll see...
        Greetings,
        Emanuel Hagen

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        • Hendrik96
          Hendrik96 commented
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          Yes...also they need to update the 747 and even more the 777.

        #5
        Originally posted by Hendrik96 View Post
        As there might be some day an expansion for the MAX, I would find it really interesting to have also an expansion for the classic 737 (300-500). It would be a great addition and then nearly the whole 737 would be covered.

        Unfortunately there aren‘t many of them flying anymore, but Lufthansa for example used them until 2016. I‘d love to jump in a classic 737 to see the old analog engine indications and CRTs but still have a FMC available.

        It‘s just a quick idea from me and I am curios what other people think about it.
        Well...
        JAT-Yugoslav Airlines,now Air Serbia still uses the old classic series which were the first classics in Europe back in the 80s.
        There are only 4 left, but they still fly...
        STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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        • Emi
          Emi commented
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          See? That's exactly what Hendrik meant. 4 of them... there are some 1000 NG's flying here.

        • Stefan_888
          Stefan_888 commented
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          Of course I get it Emi
          And wrote this not do disapprove his point but to strengthen it with practical evidence...
          😀

        • Hendrik96
          Hendrik96 commented
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          It's sad to see them go. If it would be available some day, there won't be many real world flights anymore. But I think a classic 737 would be the best plane to cover an older aircraft type, because it still is able of modern navigation due to the FMC and the partial glass cockpit.

        #6
        If you are missing the good old 733 - IXEG on xplane is about as good as it gets. Not better than PMDG, but a different and high fidelity experience.
        Mr. James Alexander.

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          #7
          I purchased Xplane to fly the FlyJsim 732 and the IXEG 733 Classic.

          Great rides.

          Naturally, I wish they were in PMDG’s line up.
          Vaughan Martell KDTW

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            #8
            A really great place to fly steam gauges is in the DC-6. Every session I've every had with this product has given me a smile.
            Dan Downs KCRP

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              #9
              While I can second the vote for a classic 737 w/ analog gauges, it probably isn't in the PMDG roadmap. I just may have to get the DC-6 to get my fix.

              Thanks,

              Mark Trainer
              Mark Trainer

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                #10
                Hope PMDG develops a classic Boeing like the B727, B737-200 or B707. Best is the 727 or the 737-200, because are short-haul and can land on short runways. Lots of history... BTW its amazing there is no B727 for P3D.

                Teo Halfen

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                  #11
                  As it won‘t come from PMDG anyway... how good is the MV 732? Any ideas?
                  i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @1600MHz, 4k

                  Marc Ehnle

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                    #12
                    Originally posted by teohalfen View Post
                    Hope PMDG develops a classic Boeing like the B727, B737-200 or B707. Best is the 727 or the 737-200, because are short-haul and can land on short runways. Lots of history... BTW its amazing there is no B727 for P3D.

                    Teo Halfen
                    Those products aren't justified by the market.
                    STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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                      #13
                      Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post
                      As it won‘t come from PMDG anyway... how good is the MV 732? Any ideas?
                      If you mean Milviz 737-200...
                      Well...
                      It's nice beginner plane.
                      STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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                      • Ephedrin
                        Ephedrin commented
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                        Mkay... maybe nice to play around for a change

                      #14
                      Originally posted by Stefan_888 View Post

                      Those products aren't justified by the market.
                      Don't agree with that. FlyJSim Boeing 727 and FlyJSim 737-200 were the second and the third most sold add-ons for X-Plane in 2019.

                      Teo Halfen

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                        #15
                        Originally posted by teohalfen View Post

                        Don't agree with that. FlyJSim Boeing 727 and FlyJSim 737-200 were the second and the third most sold add-ons for X-Plane in 2019.

                        Teo Halfen
                        If you would have NGX-U or 787 PMDG standard built for X-Plane ,I just doubt it would sell at that rate.
                        Those aren't my words there are Roberts that I read on Avsim several years back if I recall correctly.
                        STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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                          #16
                          Originally posted by Stefan_888 View Post

                          If you would have NGX-U or 787 PMDG standard built for X-Plane ,I just doubt it would sell at that rate.
                          Those aren't my words there are Roberts that I read on Avsim several years back if I recall correctly.
                          According to the Navigraph research in 2018, 80% of the simmers are older than 30 years old, 65% are older than 40 years old.... So, all these people have some history with the B727 and B737-200, which were by far the most used aircrafts in the 80's and 90's.

                          Teo Halfen
                          Last edited by teohalfen; 13Mar2020, 15:50.

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