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    777 Strobe Lights

    Hello, I apologize if the topic has been opened before. As far as I've noticed, the strobe lights of real B777 aircrafts flash first on the tail and then on the wings. But I've also seen some B777 with strobe lights flashing simultaneously just like the PMDG777. In my opinion, with the next update a feature can be included that gives us the opportunity to switch between simultaneously flashing strobes and the other configuration I mentioned above. To make point more concrete, I'm attaching a few video

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    Last edited by mertayd1n; 03Feb2021, 10:49.
    Mert Aydın


    #2
    I'm not quite sure if my eyes work properly but the 777 with the 'synchronied' strobe lights is a -200ER which we don't have.
    Christopher Stolzke

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      #3
      Hi,

      After having seen many 777s in my life, I remarked that only the 777-200LR/F/300ER have strobe lights that don't flash simultaneously. So, actually, we should not have the two options available until they develop the 200ER. That would be great if they change that in their future update as I find that quite cool on the real aircraft.
      Noah Scohy

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        #4
        Hopefully, they will see this topic !
        Noah Scohy

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          #5
          Nothing like the sound of a GE90!

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            #6
            You guys realise they don't patrol the forums looking for these types of posts?
            Send this to the support portal so it gets into the hands of someone who can consider this
            Alex Farmer A.K.A Goldstar Textures

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              #7
              cmakris

              Has a tweak been made about it?

              Thanks.
              Mert Aydın

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                #8
                Originally posted by mertayd1n View Post
                cmakris

                Has a tweak been made about it?

                Thanks.
                On the 77L and 77W yes. Not on the 200ER.

                And FYI there is nowhere in the technical manuals that this is an offered option however it was implemented.
                Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                PMDG Technical Support
                http://www.pmdg.com

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                • mertayd1n
                  mertayd1n commented
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                  I'm so glad to hear that! I don't really know the technical part of this, but most 300ER and 777F aircrafts that passed over my house were like this.

                  Only one of them

                • 777-300ER flyer
                  777-300ER flyer commented
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                  I am really happy to hear that as well. I find that soooo stylish!! Don't know the technical part of it neither but I can confirm that most 300ER and 200LR/F were like this.

                #9
                https://www.twitch.tv/videos/927861354

                New 777-300ER in action (with strobe lights flashing on the tail first at 03:04:05)
                Noah Scohy

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by 777-300ER flyer View Post
                  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/927861354

                  New 777-300ER in action (with strobe lights flashing on the tail first at 03:04:05)
                  New strobe lights looks perfect. Great job PMDG team thanks!
                  Mert Aydın

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                    #11
                    FYI, there is only one switch for all the strobes, however the flashtubes are xenon-strobe, and 2 power supplies along with the 3 flashtubes may be of a different age, and could be subject to slight degradation due to their varying age, so may not be in sync.
                    Andrew Marrs

                    i9-10900K, RTX 3090, 64GB

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                    • 777-300ER flyer
                      777-300ER flyer commented
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                      It doesn't explain why it does that on the 200LR/F/300ER only. Even brand new 777s are flashing that way.

                    #12
                    Originally posted by cmakris View Post

                    On the 77L and 77W yes. Not on the 200ER.

                    And FYI there is nowhere in the technical manuals that this is an offered option however it was implemented.
                    oh this is awesome guys!!!
                    Regards,

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                      #13
                      Is the beacon suppose to flash off the engine in the new 200ER? It flashes off the wing but not the engine. Is it suppose to be like this?
                      Angus Rowlands 9700K RTX 2080 windows 11 home 32GB Ram

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                        777-300ER flyer commented
                        Yesterday, 15:06
                        It doesn't explain why it does that on the 200LR/F/300ER only. Even brand new 777s are flashing that way.



                        I was just surmising that because only one switch operated all 3 strobes could be the cause of the difference in synchronization. One power supply deals with the rear strobe, one power supply deals with both of the wing strobes. Both power supplies are identical and interchangeable, so one power supply needs to supply twice the output as the other, and components get replaced due to failure.

                        Andrew Marrs

                        i9-10900K, RTX 3090, 64GB

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                          #15
                          Originally posted by Angus View Post
                          Is the beacon suppose to flash off the engine in the new 200ER? It flashes off the wing but not the engine. Is it suppose to be like this?
                          The beacons are red, one on the upper, and one on the lower fuselage. The strobes are on the wings along with the tail (white). What you are seeing maybe the reflections due to the pbr materials? The lower Beacon does reflect off the engine in reality.
                          Last edited by AndyM001; 28Feb2021, 00:01.
                          Andrew Marrs

                          i9-10900K, RTX 3090, 64GB

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