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PMDG Updates Boeing 777 Product Line

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A few days ago, PMDG has issued an update for their Boeing 777 product line. The update, according to Robert Randazzo, is focussed on improving the ‘quality-of-flight’. This includes updates to the pitch control mode of the C*U mode of fly-by-wire, as well as improvements to accelerations at high AOA/ANU whilst the aircraft was rolling on the main landing gear. The update also brings some other changes and improvements, that can be found in the changelog below, and touch many different aspects of the plane.

The update can be acquired through the PMDG Operations Center. Robert warns that after the update, you might need to go through the livery repair process in the Ops Center. Furthermore, we noticed that several liveries have disappeared from the Ops Center, so you might want to back these up first. This apparently has to do with some liveries being Global Flight Ops exclusive and previously being made available ‘by accident‘.

Changelog

  • 0009518: [General – Ground Operations] Ground Objects – Simulation Options Stairs selection wrong (hvanrensburg)
  • 0009533: [General – Flight Model] Engine Failure and Rudder useage causes stagnated or decreasing speed on take off (emvaos)
  • 0009536: [General – Flight Model] Aircraft experiences acceleration while on ground with AOA greater than 2.8 or ANU appx 5.2deg. (rsrandazzo)
  • 0009579: [EFB – Performance and Computational] Copy FMC OAT may lead to OAT being 1°C less than actual OAT (emvaos)
  • 0009567: [FMS – Setup/Options Pages] Aircraft Equipment Options – Max Ramp Weight Entry (emvaos)
  • 0009578: [External Model – Geometry] 200ER RR Exhaust cone is not solid (jbrown)
  • 0009360: [Systems – Flight Controls] FBW exhibits pitch instability when aircraft is hand-flown while speed-unstable or trim-balance-unstable. (emvaos)
  • 0009355: [General – Flight Model] FBW pitch behavior unstable when hand-flying approaches. (emvaos)
  • 0009572: [External Model – Geometry] 200ER GE N1 blades are clipping the inner compressor disk (jbrown)
  • 0009565: [General – Unsure] 777-200ER Cabin Lighting texture issue (jbrown)
  • 0009557: [General – Suggested/Missing Features] PVD should be available for landing operation, unlike 747 (rsrandazzo)
  • 0009564: [General – Flight Model] 200ER : Max landing weight and Max Takeoff Weight Options in OPTIONS/EQUIPMENT (emvaos)
  • 0009558: [Systems – Fuel] AUX fuel fails to transfer. (rsrandazzo)
  • 0009549: [General – Flight Model] Ground Effect for 200LR/F and 300ER revisited (emvaos)
  • 0009560: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] VC gap near the EFB area on both Captain and F/O sides (vscimone)
  • 0009554: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] P3Dv4 Landing Light switches much darker than in previous release (vscimone)
  • 0009555: [EFB – Performance and Computational] EFB Landig performance OAT error message when Anti Ice OFF is selected logic (emvaos)
  • 0009544: [External Model – Geometry] P3Dv5 300ER small gaps at the fuselage at the Cargo hold (jbrown)
  • 0009526: [External Model – Geometry] 300ER TailSkid see through texture and piston length (jbrown)
  • 0009458: [External Model – Geometry] Engine Animation issues with engine shudown on air (jbrown)
  • 0009548: [FMS – Setup/Options Pages] Captain/FO Sync Baro option does not sync the EFIS switch Position (abashkatov)
  • 0009538: [Main Panel – Aural/Visual Warning Systems] Low speed buffet smoothing in turbulence (emvaos)
  • 0009537: [AFDS – Thrust Modes] A/T thrust reduction rate during flare [30′ or below] (emvaos)
  • 0009545: [EFB – Performance and Computational] EFB : Printout rounding provision for limit weights in OPT (emvaos)
  • 0009513: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Small VC gap at captains window, hook area (vscimone)
  • 0009524: [Sounds – External] Specific engine sounds not playing (acholakian)
  • 0009577: [Main Panel – ND] Deceleration markers for speed restricted waypoints should not be shown (emvaos)
  • 0009494: [External Model – Liveries] Request: Add engine type to aircraft thumbnail (psterling)
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The changelog and feature list for the new update is in the “hundreds” for the number of entries, and we should get a forum thread detailing those changes in the future. As for previews images, Robert said that he may allow the beta team to give a look later this week, but there’s a few items being worked on before that can happen.

He concludes the forum post by saying there are a few other items that will “surprise” but will give them a dedicated thread at a point in time in the future.

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