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PMDG 747-400 X (FSX only)


The PMDG 747-400 X is the answer for 747 enthusiasts who demand exceptional functionality and visual appeal ! Stunning photo real cockpit and exterior models combined with an accurate systems functionality. This package includes the passenger and cargo version for FSX.

The completely new models of the PMDG 747-400 X Queen of the Skies have been exclusively designed for FSX implementing new features such as specular lighting and bump mapping amongst others. In order to provide the sophistication, technical details and challenge of commercial airline flying to the enthusiast, the PMDG 747-400 X Queen of the Skies meets exacting standards for quality and completeness. From the photo-real cockpit to systems programmed after engineering schematics, no effort has been spared during the extensive development process. This has been verified by a dedicated beta test team, comprised of aviation professionals, airline pilots and Flight Simulator experts.

Product Features:

Exterior Model:

  • 3D Studio Max 747-400 & 747-400F Models - Accurately modeled down to the smallest detail complete with high resolution textures and three different engine variants
  • Airplane Animations - Hundreds of animated parts on the exterior model bring the 747-400 to life, with realistic gear, flap and slat movement, all passenger and cargo doors operable (with corresponding indications in the cockpit) and all control surfaces moving like their real-world counterparts
  • New FSX Features - the exterior model features new lighting, shine and bump map technology, as well as smooth non-segmented wing flex created with vertex animation as well as visual fuel dump and engine fire effects

Virtual Cockpit:

  • Dynamic Virtual Cockpit - Accurate within inches of the real flight deck, complete with photo-real textures, animated switches and knobs and beautiful night lightingNew FSX Feature - Internal VC lighting now also visible during the day time
  • Virtual Cabin - In addition to the virtual cockpit, a section of the passenger cabin is represented for a virtual visit

Cockpit Features:

  • Panel Perspectives - You can now start flying the 747 from the First Officer's perspective and work your way up to the familiar Captain's perspective; the main panel perspectives provide large display space to provide clear views of the primary CRT or optional LCD displays with all necessary information for flight
  • Complete Avionics - Sharp vector graphic cockpit displays matching their real world counterparts, all EICAS functions and lower displays working interactively with the aircraft's systems, and also displaying three engine variants (RR, GE, PW)
  • Aircraft / Cockpit Systems - Functionality at the highest accuracy, programmed after engineering schematics to ensure everything behaves like on the real plane; 747-400F specific pneumatics systems are correctly modeled and the stabilizer tanks have been remove

Additional Features:

  • Failures Module - Set failures at random intervals or target specific systems with variable and progressive damage factors
  • Sound Set - Recorded from the real flight deck, the sounds are complete from the three different variants of powerful jet engines to the fire warning bells
  • Operating Manual - 350+ pages including operating procedures, limitations and more
  • Free Add-on Liveries - Dozens of colorful airline liveries will be made available for download upon product release

Additional 747-400 Details:

  • Flight Performance Model - Developed from scratch by our own aeronautics professional, the flight characteristics operate within a narrow margin of operator's specifications
  • Customizable Options - Change units, flight director styles, IRS alignment times, engine variants and more
  • Professional Features - Complete IRS system, Autopilot includes VNAV, LNAV, FL CHG and is capable of performing full autoland in the strongest of crosswinds
  • New Night Lighting Technique - At night, this airliner cockpit will illuminate in all its glory, with three different intensities and complete standardization between the virtual cockpit and 2D panel night appearance
  • Panel State Loading - From cold and dark to cruising level, the airplane can be loaded to be configured in different setups
  • Flight Management Computer (FMC) - Interactive FMC operating to real world standards with highly accurate fuel/distance/time predictions - Functionality includes: SID/STAR Procedures / Two Independent FMCs Operative / IRS Position Interaction / Accurate Cost Index Functionality

Some Aircraft System Details:

  • Custom Engine Model
  • Engine Flame-Outs during heavy precipitation and at V speeds possible
  • Variable Damage Factors for Systems and Engines
  • Auto-Start (auto-relight) and Windmill Modeled
  • Fuel Management System with Accurate Cross-feed and Balancing
  • Excessive Braking will cause Brake Pad Overheat

Some Autopilot Features:

  • Certification standard model of sideslip control during final stage of approach and runway centerline tracking on the ground (rollout) during fully automatic CATII/III type approach
  • Custom designed parameters for most realistic behavior
  • LNAV/VNAV accurately modeled

5 EUR discount voucher:

The package includes a 5 EUR discount voucher (see manual page 62). This voucher is valid for the Download-Version of FS2Crew PMDG 747 Edition and can only be used in conjunction with the serial number which came with the DVD. The voucher is valid for one download purchase only!


Included liveries:

747-400:

  • PMDG House Livery (GE)
  • Air Canada (GE)
  • ALL NIPPON (GE)
  • Saudia Aribian Airlines (GE)
  • Lufthansa (GE)
  • Air France (GE)
  • PMDG House Livery (PW)
  • United Airlines (PW)
  • Northwest (PW)
  • Iberia (PW)
  • PMDG House Livery (RR)
  • British Airways (RR)

747-400 F:

  • PMDG House Livery (GE)
  • Air France Cargo (GE)
  • Emirates Skycargo (GE)
  • EVA AIR CARGO (GE)
  • KLM CARGO (GE)
  • UPS (GE)
  • USAF UC25A (GE)
  • PMDG House Livery (PW)
  • Fedral Express (PW)
  • PMDG House Livery (RR)
  • CARGOLUS LX-VCV (RR)
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo (RR)
Additional free liveries for the PMDG 747-400 X are available from the developers website at PMDG Simulations

This unique product comes with a huge manual and detailed information about flying an airliner.


Additional specifications:
Box/CD-Version: Version 2.10, printed Manual (English)


Video preview:

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Awards/Reviews:

1. place in the category "AIRCRAFT: COMMERCIAL CIVILIAN" , simFlight Awards 2008

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Winner in the category "Large Aircraft", FlightSim.com Product Of The Year 2008 Awards

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Armchair Aviator GOLD Award, FlightSim.com 2008

Conclusion by FlightSim.com:
"Verdict? If you have a fast PC, the Aerosoft/PMDG 747-400 is a compulsory buy. This is a sim with a long pedigree and it has made the transition from FS2004 to FSX successfully and although it demands a great deal from a computer system, it gives just as much back. Yes, it is incredibly complex and yes, it will be scary if you aren't an experienced simmer, but it is the best 747 sim out there, bar none."

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Conclusion by FSVisions.nl:
"Beautiful model that you will fly with pleasure as long as you do not mind the study it will require"

Click here to read the complete review! (dutch language)


System requirements(minimum):
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Service Pack 2)
Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista
3 GHz or multi-core processor
1 GB RAM

Best Performance:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Service Pack 2)
Windows XP (SP2)
Dual or Quad Core Processor
2 GB RAM
512 MB Gfx Card

Required knowledge:


 

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