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    Is dead?

    On 14th June, PMDG will stop selling the J41 as it's an FSX only product (it's not supported in FSX:SE or later). The plans to finish the port to P3Dx64 haven't been officially cancelled, but given the drive towards MFS with P3D's dwindling market share ii seems unlikely resources would be given to complete it especially with problems encountered around the FMS and engines years ago that I'm unaware were ever overcome. In my mind, that makes it dead 😭 but it would be polite if PMDG could officially confirm the status of the J41 port(s), so folks aren't waiting in vain.

    As a further question, is it likely PMDG would port the JS41 to MFS as they have done with the DC-6? I have a feeling the work involved might be too much given everything else PMDG has committed to will probably take years? It would seem to be a good fit for MFS with big windows and a typical cruise of FL160 allowing for sightseeing, and Asobo have started fixing the turboprop modelling.
    Last edited by ckyliu; 10Jun2021, 16:47.
    Chris Liu, proud supporter of Intercity Airways, visit www.ViaIntercity.com

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    I bought the plane for FSX few weeks back but OC2 doesn't even give me the liveries (OC2 is not updated for it - I have given up hope on that). I have to say the VC looks awesome!!!! I hope my activation doesn't go bad after few years (for example - activation servers are out etc). It is not like I love FSX, I just wanted to experience this plane, and now I can (while still available)

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      #3
      https://library.avsim.net/search.php...acrp&Go=Search
      Best- Carl Avari-Cooper

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        #4
        Dead or not I’m not sure. It was a great plane probably one of my favourites I’ve ever had the pleasure to Sim with. The fact that it’s pretty much gone irl now doesn’t really bode well for any future as it’s not exactly an iconic classic like the DC6.

        I will say that MSFS seems like the perfect platform for this product. Low (ish) and slow (ish) over that stunning scenery into small airports that look much better than they ever did before. I’m not a mfs simmer yet due to not living in a location with internet capable to support it, but when I am I know the J41 will be up the top of my wish list. (Hopefully with the UNS fmc)
        Tim Smith

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          #5
          RSR doesn‘t stop mentioning her here and there either. I don‘t think it‘s dead, it just doesn‘t have any priority. They might work on it as an interim release when things become a bit calmer.
          i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
          Marc Ehnle

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            #6
            That she has her own forum section means we can hold some hope, I hope. As Tim said, she’s perfect for MSFS…
            Mike Dryden
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            Retrieving lost & abandoned airframes
            My liveries: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...kel-s-liveries

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              #7
              Maybe it's the surprise project for P3D?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Burning_Bridges
                I would love to see that plane in MSFS.

                Having spent over 500 hours in the X-Plane Saab 340 I know there is something unique about those medium turboprops, the 1990 style instruments are a topic in itself and performance wise it fills a special niche.
                Performance wise it was actually a really fun challenge due to the fact the aircraft didn’t have a lot of performance. Add heat or icing and there was quite a lot to consider. I believe service ceiling was FL240 or 250, but on a hot summers day, you weren’t going to get close. FL150-180 seemed to be where it was happiest.
                Tim Smith

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                  Originally posted by TimS View Post

                  Performance wise it was actually a really fun challenge due to the fact the aircraft didn’t have a lot of performance. Add heat or icing and there was quite a lot to consider. I believe service ceiling was FL240 or 250, but on a hot summers day, you weren’t going to get close. FL150-180 seemed to be where it was happiest.
                  Right where the ice hung out… so many time… ‘bing’, and the climb performance just went…
                  Mike Dryden
                  GFO Janitor
                  Retrieving lost & abandoned airframes
                  My liveries: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...kel-s-liveries

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                    #10
                    I don't think anyone in the P3d addon world will hold back any more surprises ...which in this case is really a shame, because there have been more very good quality airliners in P3d as never before in one sim, but nothing at all between 10 and 50 seats!! The closest good quality thing above is the Q400, which is simply not usable at many smaller airports. And anything below the JS41 range are GA or Corporate jets. That's something that is really missing in P3d. I had hoped so much that PMDG would fill that gap, even without FMC, but with GTN integration for example..
                    Dominik Jensen

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by DeeJay View Post
                      I don't think anyone in the P3d addon world will hold back any more surprises ...which in this case is really a shame, because there have been more very good quality airliners in P3d as never before in one sim, but nothing at all between 10 and 50 seats!! The closest good quality thing above is the Q400, which is simply not usable at many smaller airports. And anything below the JS41 range are GA or Corporate jets. That's something that is really missing in P3d. I had hoped so much that PMDG would fill that gap, even without FMC, but with GTN integration for example..
                      I like Milviz‘ Kingair 350 for that job. It‘s fairly fast and has a good range. And it can land in I think around 3000 feet, don‘t know the exact legal number. Also the Flysimware Learjet 35A is a great addon. Both aircraft will need some time to set your stuff up to it. The Kingair even has Navigraph Charts support.
                      i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k
                      Marc Ehnle

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                        #12
                        Yeah, I have FSW's Learjet 35A and it's great! But, as with the Kingair 350, it is GA or Corporate. Sure it can be flown well and fast, but it's a different kind of flying than a commercial airliner, even a smaller turboprop.
                        Granted that any Carenado rendition doesn't even have to be mentioned in detail for that job, even if they "did" nearly all planes of that category^^
                        Dominik Jensen

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                          #13
                          Would really like to hear something official about this bird. Out of everything they have, JS41 is what I would rather fly.
                          Michael 'Madsoft' Lagow

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