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Author Topic: B742 - xplane  (Read 1537 times)

andrej

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B742 - xplane
« on: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:01 »
Hello all,

Boeing 747-200 for x-Plane entered beta testing and there are some videos already on the YT. Felis developed quite a very good Tu-154M (payware), An-24 (freeware), and Yak-40 (freeware) (see: http://felis-planes.com/). I believe that all of these add-ons are complex and challenging in their own merit.

From the development forum it seems that the B742 will be worth to own. Once it is available, I will give it a try. If you would like to know more, check out its forum page at https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/149456-boeing-747-200-classic-by-felis/& as well as this Discord  https://discord.gg/yx5jcFP (frankly speaking, I am still trying to figure out these new Discord interwebs...)

I believe that some may find this info useful, if not I will delete this. This is not an advertisement.

Cheers,
Andrej

jcomm

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:08 »
And... if the same "modus operandi" applies, it will turn the Tu-154 into freeware anywhere soon after the 742 release :-)
« Last edit: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:59 by jcomm »

Mariano

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:43 »
This seems to have potential. I have been wanting a 742 for a long, long time.

Thanks for posting.

Best regards,

Mariano

Alec246

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 13:23 »
Count me in that waiting line as well!! A 747 Classic, can't refuse that!!

Already got my PFPX Flight Planning Updated for the upcoming flights. Now lots and lots of 742 Material to Study...
Alexis Mefano

neilnicholson

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 12:34 »
Looking forward to this, own the developers other planes so it will be quality product.

jcomm

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 13:53 »

jcomm

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:02 »

John H Watson

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:19 »
Amazing. Unfortunately, I've forgotten most of the things I learnt when working on this aircraft 45 years ago  :P

jcomm

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Re: B742 - xplaneeffect manual landings
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:43 »
Here's a Great Chance to be reminded of them all :-)

I believe this kind of detailed add-ons are special for those who had the chance of flying the real thing.

For us simple simmers it's also a great source of feedback on how the systems and the feels are done.

I have a question for the 747 drivers 😉

X-Plane's Experimental flight dynamics model has been simulating a pitching down effect due to tail closure to the ground just before landing, causing the local ground effect ( of the tail - horizontal stabilizer / elevators ) to create that pitching moment. Austin says he started simulating this based on some paper and flight tests he had access to for a Boeing 707.

Assuming no brisk power reduction just prior to touch down, which would easily account for the pitching down moment, is this effect realistic in a 747 ? Maybe you still recall those thousands of manual landings and offer your precious comments / observations ... Do you remember having to pull the yoke ?
« Last edit: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 14:37 by jcomm »

jcomm

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:43 »

jcomm

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:18 »

United744

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Re: B742 - xplane
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:42 »
Nice! As long as PSX doesn't get jealous... :P