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PMDG Status Update

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DC-6 Update

PMDG has shared a new status update about their ongoing efforts with Microsoft Flight Simulator and a few other things. First off, there is a very small update for PMDG’s DC-6 for MSFS. The update fixes a few issues that have been found with the plane, that PMDG did not want to delay amidst general MSFS updates and changes. Other changes that the company has been working on are related to get the plane in a state where they feel it’s ready enough to go to the MSFS Marketplace. The full changelog (however small it is) of the DC-6 update can be found at the end of this post.

MSFS, DC-6 and 737NG3

The team has also been working on general MSFS platform changes, which of course affect the DC-6 but also the 737NG3. The recent Sim Update 5 changed some core mechanics of the sim that also affected PMDG’s planes, and the team has had to shift their focus a bit to make the DC-6 work, causing some delays on the 737NG3 side. The process of fixing, according to Robert Randazzo’s post, has been a bit slow due to the holiday season and slowed responses from Asobo. Furthermore, some of the changes on the sim have been challenged, leaving the question whether or not these things might change again in the future. However, the outlook for the 737NG3 is still good and if everything goes according to plan, Randazzo remains confident that they can start previewing the plane during this month.

747 QOTS II

The team has not only been working on their MSFS efforts. Development on the Prepar3D side of things has been going on steadily. PMDG has been working on a new LNAV module for the 747 for a while now, and beta testers will receive another update later during the week. The new module is a significant update over the “legacy LNAV model”, and once ready will be rolled out as a micro-update. However, the timeline for that is not quite clear yet.

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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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