Product Description


After the great success of PMDG's 737 The Next Generation series, the latest production of PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies is destined to become every airliner enthusiast's favorite Flight Simulator aircraft.

In order to provide the sophistication, technical details and challenge of commercial airline flying to the enthusiast, we have ensured that PMDG 747-400 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 our dedicated beta test team, comprised of aviation professionals and airline pilots.

Version 1.20 Released May 21, 2008
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum - PIV 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM

Best Performance - PIV 3.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 512MB Graphics Card
SUPPORT
  • 3D Studio Max 747-400 Model - 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
  • Dynamic Virtual Cockpit - Accurate within inches of the real flight deck, complete with photo-real textures, animated switches and knobs and beautiful night lighting
  • Virtual Cabin - In addition to the virtual cockpit, a section of the passenger cabin is represented for a virtual visit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Systems - Custom Engine Model Auto-Start (auto-relight) and Windmill Modeled, Engine Flame-Outs at V speeds possible, Fuel Management System with Accurate Cross-feed and Balancing, Variable Damage Factors for Systems and Engines, 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