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    Fantastic livery courtesy of @KJO
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    Hey guys! No the project is not dead. I'm very happy to say that the project has overcome one major hurdle- the completion of the cockpit window frames. It's a part of the plane that I've wasted my time finding someone to help complete it because I have near zero experience with cockpit modelling. (And witnessing someone turning against me, this project, and Threshold for some weird reason). So after an episode of backstabs and petty bloodshed campaigns, I've finished the rest of the 3D Cockpit. But I have to say that most of the work was done by "Betaknight", and of course Vittorio Greco who kindly modelled the preliminary mesh. I'm currently hopping between finishing the final details of the cockpit and UV mapping the completed parts. I've essentially finished the OH Panel UV mapping, with a few more buttons that require mapping, I've begun work on the Centre Pedestal UV Mapping. 3D COCKPIT Here is your first shot of the 3d cockpit imported into X-Plane, certain parts of the mesh will, of course, be refined to ensure a smoother finish. The control yoke and seats is yet to be remodelled to the same quality as the rest of the cockpit. Shot of the cockpit outside the plane: FLIGHTMODEL The flight model will be another highlight of this plane, we're about halfway with the flight model for the GE90-95B, and we're currently figuring out the 777's cruise params corrections, hopefully progressing to find a solution. As of the moment, many of the flight characteristics comply with the reference documents. In Airfoil-Maker, the current aero functions are incomplete and with very few control points, necessitating creating tricks/solutions in order to make the cruise parameters somehow simulate the real ones from the flight manual, but it's a long trial and error work. Our Flight-model developer has talked with Austin half a year ago about improving the control over various aerodynamic functions, but it seems we'll still have to wait until he will implement them. (If we haven't figure a workaround till then). He remains optimistic that he will figure out a workaround before Austin implements the changes he requested. THE PLAN The plan is to complete a simulation of the 777-200ER with GE90-95B engines first, then move onto other engine variants, and then other variants like the -300 series and the 777X when sufficient information is available. The Ultimate team has welcomed the opportunity to assist in the systems development of the 777, incorporating applicable systems from the Zibo 737 into the 777. And of course, AudiobirdXP will come to assist in bringing music to your ears. FINAL THOUGHTS As a footnote, I also want to address a recurring issue lately concerning an individual who's going on a world tour across public forums and discord preaching false allegations of this project, I just want to say to be vigilant and take the things you hear with a grain of salt. Some things that were claimed include: The utilisation of the POSKY 777 3D Cockpit Model The flightmodel is "crap" The usage of the entire TDS 777 model (Which TDS didn't produce... the latest 777 is under SkySpirit) The claim that I take credit for people's work (???) The project is dead Its a marketing ploy for Threshold to get attention when view count on the website drops (???) The individual even went as far as to ask the developer of another freeware project to join the 777 development team and import the FlightFactor cockpit walls to the existing custom mesh, to use that as evidence that we're stealing and we're not trustworthy. This person has an old copy of the 777, which his judgement is solely based on that copy. That copy was a bare-bones exterior only revision - the project has developed significantly from that last revision he obtained. He shared stuff of the plane which he shouldn't even share publicly. The flight model will be top-notch, systems are enough to satisfy middle-end flight simmers, and the visuals are competitive with many payware aircraft. PAWDA ceased to exist because the plan has changed, the plane will no longer be a bare-bones systems product. Most of all, it's done out of love and passion, so you'll experience each and every detail we've painstakingly crafted into the plane. ______ DRAMA ASIDE The visuals on this aircraft are almost completely custom modelled from head to toe with the exception of POSKY's landing gear, which I've heavily edited with new UV mappings and a refined mesh. Hiroshi Igami, the head 3d modeller of TDS, SkySpirit, and POSKY is a close dear friend of mine - frequently mentoring about modelling methods and small details that characterise the plane. I don't have the model of the POSKY 3D Cockpit, and I never take credit from other people's work. Lastly, Threshold has barely covered the project except for one news entry. Soon that may change, to consolidate all efforts into one group but we'll see. As I'm writing this, I still feel that this project's progress is hanging by a thread- once the 3D cockpit is finished and textured, more threads will be added (that is the help of the ultimate team bringing the flight deck to life). I also hope to bring awareness to the fact that the project is FREEWARE for a few reasons, one of them is that I'm less obligated to stick to deadlines and that this is my first project- which will obviously encounter many progress stopping events. The project is dead when I say so, otherwise please wait patiently for updates. And the 757? I'm pausing it temporarily, we need to get the 777 show on the road first now. Thank you to those who has not lost hope, I am just as excited to bring this out for all of you to enjoy! Kindest Regards, Peter Tram (Developer of the 777-project, also known as the "biggest scam" and "marketing tool" for and by Threshold)
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    Hello all! I made this list of all aircraft that will be available for X-Plane in the future. If I missed anything or if you are a developer wanting to add something, please message me or comment in this thread. If you have any questions or advice, you can also comment on the thread. This is updated daily! Hope this is useful and happy flying! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XGZ1udkLuOAkECU8Sgi2An-CknJCqIGdEcncTVgfUqI/edit?usp=sharing This is NOT a support thread. -doudoualexou
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    Which is silly since you can't even compare the two. They are completely different things. It's like comparing a car engine with a complete car. I know of that poll of course since it's my group.
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    Quick poster (Don't get your hopes too high bout release yet :P):
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    Great mod! Reflections look unbelievable!
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    Version 1.0.0


    Norwegian air shuttle for Zibo mod 3.31+ Registration: LN-NHC The real plane has blended winglets and a rear SATCOM Donate Donating is 100% optional however if you want to support me making more liveries and sceneries feel free to send me a donation using the link below. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7P7TNGFEHHRY6&source=url
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    Brilliant!! Never give this up.
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    Hey, this will be quite a bit of story, I mean not like super exciting like I was walking through some mountain, found an ancient artifact, and told me to get X-Plane 11. ? No. Put that "big chunk of text" expectation allll the way down. Just another story. That's it. But I thought I'd just write it out and put it somewhere! (also if anyone can tell me how to put that "show/hide"I'll surely do that to my story haha) Hmm... Where to start. Well, I wasn't very interested in aviation at all at the beginning. I was a train boy! Why? I was born in Japan. Trains were EVERYWHERE, especially where I lived for a big chunk of my life, Tokyo. Anything that you can drive, I got interested, and trains happened to be the one standing out to me. (I still love 'em!) Years passed without too much interest in aviation - I had part of my family in the USA, so I did fly on planes, but it wasn't something I was super duper interested in. But looking back, I seriously miss the 747-400s that I got to fly on haha. Wish I can time travel back! Then something happened- moving. Across Pacific. ? Yeah, all the way to California. It was quite surprising to me, but we had our reasons, and we agreed on that decision. I had super bad English back then. I'm still not too confident with my English today, either. ? All the trains were gone too- We live near LAX, trains were there but not as much as there were in Tokyo... But what was there, more than Japan? PLANES! Little by little, I got interested in them. I started watching FSX videos, thinking "wow, that's pretty cool!" But I really didn't have any pc to actually try it myself.. I had old iPad though. And what I got instead? You probably guessed it... Infinite Flight! ? It had even worse graphics and sounds back then. I recently listened to clips of older MSFS and it sounded exactly like that... Strange! But it really sparked me into Aviation- even though I had no idea how to fly, messing around with throttle and yoke, crashing and stalling and taking off at 300 knots with no flaps... and even calling a gear-crushing landing a "good landing" haha. It also kind of helped me through English- the communications you hear through some youtube videos were super cool. I still watch them, like VASAviation and others. But I wanted more... And I received my parents' old Dell Inspiron that cost $2k back then around 2007 but lacks severely in today's standards. It was enough to run... You guessed it.... FSX! I've got the steam edition, and the first thing on the logbook, and I still have the log... Is default F/A-18 on Area 51. ? Probably got some AFP95 blood in me! With the good ol' Mad Catz flight stick that I still haven't gotten around replacing it yet, I started flying a whole metric ton of flying on it. It wasn't any like, payware quality stuff, but I still enjoyed with the POSKY and TDS and many other free add-ons that are still available today. I also joined this community called FSXCC... and competed others at landing jets in crazy places while having fun talking to others! Even though it had no PMDG, no Orbx, no Aerosoft, no fancy payware... I still had a BLAST of fun out of FSX. Before I knew it, I logged 1,000 hours on FSX in a year. It was definitely time to upgrade from the old laptop to a proper system. I mean, it's only an ivy bridge i5 and a GTX 1050 ti, and I still use it to this day. It's nearing the end of 2017... yeah, a little late, but with a far more capable system.. I decided to try... and finally I can say... X-Plane 11!!! yaaaay!! xD It absolutely BLEW MY MIND with the stunning graphics as well as the quality of the default aircraft. It surely was a joy to actually feel the airplane instead of planes being on rails. ? I went through Threshold as well as many other community websites to find tons of amazing sceneries and plug-ins and add-ons, and I stumbled upon this little freeware that's called... uhh how do you spell this? zeebo? zeybu? oh right... Zibo 737!!! I almost lost it honestly... Being used to that previously mentioned POSKY and TDS and others, I was simply blown away and almost thought I was illegally pirating or something. It was that good. I had so much time playing around with it, and it's sparked me even more interest in aviation. And it's getting even better. The X-Plane as a whole is getting better. Heck, it brought me as far as asking a Cessna 172 demo flight for my holiday's gift! It was so much fun while impressing my instructor that day. ? It's only been a couple years since I've moved to California. Yeah, that means I'm still not like, a 10k hour fs pilot, but I don't care, I'm still the same people who like planes! I definitely still consider myself a "newbie," but I think I've discovered so much more just by getting into X-Plane. You know, imagine yourself, FSX with low settings, all the way up to X-Plane with stunning, free, add-ons. Within just a few weeks. That's one HUGE transition if I do say so myself, and I have zero regrets, and consider every penny I spent on X-Plane 11 worth it! Still being a teenager without much money, X-Plane's value and community support made me really just, love it. The upcoming freeware is exciting, and new freeware releases never cease to amaze me! Slowly getting into payware stuff too... The IXEG flies beautifully! Can't wait for the rotate with the stunning-looks MD-11... ? I'd like to thank Laminar and the X-Plane community for being part of this huge inspiration of myself into Aviation when I was lost without the trains. I still love them... But Planes are awesome, too! ? I'm super sorry for super long post, holy cow! I guess I really wanted to talk about this! Did I just write so much story out of like... 5 years? I'm so crazy xD Cheers, WolfAir

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