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    777 EFB

    Are there plans to bring the EFB to the base pack? It's included in the base NGXu.

    -Ethan Seys

    I'm not PMDG, but if I had to guess, I'd say probably not. First, it was included in the base pack of the NGXu as it was already built into the NGXu prior to release. As for the 777, it had already been released long before the EFB came along and had to be added in later. Given the amount of development work involved trying to get the data and getting it into the EFB, they need to recoup the cost somehow, which was why it was attached to the -200ER once it got released. Given that PMDG provides updates at no cost, attaching the EFB to the base pack would mean that they spent time and money on it for no gain. Attaching the EFB to the base pack for those who are just now purchasing it would mean they now need two different installers, one for those who purchased it prior to the EFB existing and one for those who purchased it afterwards, and it would turn into a mess.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang


    • CaptainAghdaei
      CaptainAghdaei commented
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      Completely agree with you Kevin. They haven't said it but in my eyes it would make no sense to make the EFB free for the 777 base. Personally, I mainly fly the 300er and 200lr, and to tell the truth have not flown the 200er once. I only bought the package for the EFB. It was pricey, but I also like to support PMDG as much as I can, so worth it in my book

    • vadriver
      vadriver commented
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      Given that PMDG provides updates at no cost ..... well that seems the issue.

      When is an upgrade not an update or vice versa ? An EFB is an upgrade if one understands my Q.

      An update is when one changes/corrects "features" like animated ground connections (which don't work anyway) / payload input. I am still trying to backdate my install to when it worked at the gate.

    The EFB is retrofitted to the 777 base package if you purchase the -200ER expansion package.