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PMDG Updates 747-400/8 QOTSII & 737 NGXu

PMDG has done a double-take just in time for the weekend, with an update to their 747-400/8 QOTSII series and their 737 NGXu series. While the 747 update does not bring any new features, the spotlight…

PMDG Updates 747-400/8 QOTSII & 737 NGXu

PMDG has done a double-take just in time for the weekend, with an update to their 747-400/8 QOTSII series and their 737 NGXu series. While the 747 update does not bring any new features, the spotlight is stolen by the 737NGXu series, as PMDG have updated the aircraft to now be officially compatible with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v5. In the update posted on the PMDG Forums, among the new information presented, Robert Randazzo mentioned that:

“P5D is still an “in development” platform that is still going through significant transformation, which makes lighting and color matching an ongoing game with the changes in the platform, but we are finally able to push this update to you after having massaged things to work correctly with Lockheed Martin’s HotFix 2.” Randazzo further updated his forum posts by adding that they will wait for the Prepar3D V5.1 release, so some PBR cockpit materials will only be released by then.

In addition to his statement about the simulator and performance, Randazzo added very important instructions on how to install the update. There are a few very important small steps that we repost here, to make sure your Ops Center and aircraft don’t break.

1) Navigate to this directory: C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingPMDGPMDG Operations Center
2) Double click on OpsCenterUpdater.exe

This will pull the latest update from our system and get you the very latest Operations Center, returning you to full operation.

In addition, if customers own both 737 NGXu and 747 QOTSII, they will have to update both aircraft, as per PMDG :

Go download the new 737 and install it. Get the 747 micro update and install it.

This means you will have to uninstall then redownload the 737 NGXu, and that the update of the 747 comes through the PMDG Ops Center.

To view the full post, head over to the PMDG Forums, and if you would like to get your hands on a copy of the aircraft today, the PMDG store is open for business!

747 QOTS II Changelog

– 0008756: [General – Documentation] Manual mentions manual turn type in the ground operations. (hvanrensburg) – resolved.
– 0008749: [FMS – Functionality Problems (General)] Temp on Pos Update Page showing TAT instead of OAT (hvanrensburg) – resolved.
– 0008717: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] Add Lag is not remained saved in the FMC (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008736: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Speedbrake handle geometry issue (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008740: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] FO window small gap (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008721: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Bogus click spot on 748 AFT CARGO TEMP selector (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008699: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Overhead switches misalligned (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008704: [Main Panel – ND] Range Arc behavior incorrect (abashkatov) – resolved.

737 NGXu Changelog

– 0008780: [External Model – Geometry] Missing Leading Edge Stall Strip (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008547: [External Model – Geometry] Ram Air Door travel (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008548: [External Model – Geometry] Ram Air Door travel (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008768: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Windshield Wiper inside VC has no material. Looks white (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008769: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Switches on the Overhead Panel look black (the metal part) (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008751: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Missing fastener (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008415: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] ALT EXT (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008338: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] Ldg Gear fails to stow/remain stowed after Alternate Extend (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008746: [Main Panel – PFD] DME1 Leading Digit Text Cut Off >100 NM (EFIS/MAP) (abashkatov) – resolved.
– 0008692: [Systems – Lighting – VC/2D] Pedestal LCD’s – remain brt illuminated (abashkatov) – resolved.
– 0008727: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Trim wheel textures wash out in P5D with use of Pedestal Flood light (abashkatov) – resolved.
– 0008013: [Main Panel – ND] ADF 2 INOP Behavior (EFIS/MAP): fails to clear error message when appropriate. (abashkatov) – resolved.
– 0008735: [Main Panel – PFD] 2D/Display pop-ups cause CTD in P5D. (cmakris) – resolved.
– 0008512: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] Autobrake fails to disarm with loss of power to autobrake control unit. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008724: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Turning off PFD Lighting turns off the PFD completely (abashkatov) – resolved.
– 0008733: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] RED and GREEN Gear lights in transition (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008710: [Systems – Fuel] Centre Fuel Pumps power removal doesn’t persist through a fuel level change. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008546: [Systems – Flight Controls] 737-600 Spoiler Angles to high (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008734: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Clickspots Trigger CTD (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008731: [Systems – Fuel] Center fuel tank stuck with 150 kg’s in it. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008728: [External Model – Geometry] Beacon Light splash splash is white (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008729: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] 600/700 in P5D taxi light illuminates the cockpit when LED lighs are equiped (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008720: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Tug beacon reflecting inside of VC (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008416: [Systems – Fuel] Fuel temp gauge behavior on powerup not correct. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008045: [Systems – Fuel] added FQIS inaccuracy due to fuel displacement. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008140: [Systems – Fuel] Center Fuel Tank Pump PRESS indication fails to illuminate when pumps selected ON. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008528: [Systems – Fuel] Fuel from AUX tanks is not usable (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008706: [FREEZES – All Types] Provision for changing arrival if currently selected ARR RWY is made a direct to right after departure airport (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008707: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] GND TRANSFER fuel switch guard inverted (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008038: [General – Flight Model] Autorudder is not usable with new ground physics model. Alternative method needed to allow use. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008023: [Systems – Flight Controls] Auto slat “transit Light” flashes if autoslat signal is cylced rapidly. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0007997: [Systems – Electrical] AC Metering panel not indicating correctly (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008292: [Sounds – Internal/Cockpit] Increase volume of Stby Altimeter Vibrator (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008572: [FMS – Functionality Problems (General)] Fixes with RTA waypoint being part of descend path (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008509: [FMS/AFDS – LNAV] Incorrect roll mode change after G/A when LVL CHG pressed (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008552: [Systems – Flight Controls] Stab Trim Override/Normal switch logic corrected (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008586: [FREEZES – All Types] Provision for changing runway on final [could freeze sim] (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008521: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Rainmaker, rain drops shown on top of the window seals (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008519: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Air Stair Door light removal for Non Air Stair aircraft (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008505: [External Model – Geometry] 600/700 tecture.common missing metallic.dds textures (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008461: [FMS – Route/Legs Pages] Final approach deceleration distance mathematical model tweaked for high drag situations (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008469: [AFDS – Thrust Modes] A/T speed deviation flasher logic improved (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008498: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] NGXu VC bleed in F/O window frame (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008501: [External Model – Liveries] 600 Westjet wrong entry in the texture.cfg (cmakris) – resolved.
– 0008494: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Thin blue line at the EFB (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008486: [External Model – Geometry] 600/700 Paintkit has double overwing exit markings (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008526: [External Model – Liveries] Emergency exit textures mismatched in new 600/700 paintkits (psterling) – closed.

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