PMDG NGXu update & expansion now available

After much anticipation, PMDG has officially released the NGXu expansion (600/700) as well as a new product update for the base package. Please see below for the complete announcement (by Robert Randazzo) and several pics of the expansion (which is currently priced at $24.99 USD).

Captains,

During the afternoon today, we have been progressively rolling out changes and the long awaited 600/700 expansion package for the NGXu product line.

Okay- first- lets talk New Hotness!

PMDG 737NGXu 600/700 Expansion Package Released:
We have just released the “short body” members of the 737NG fleet, with the 737-600 and 737-700 series airplanes! We have included all of the certified winglet types with a standard wing on the 600, and all three of the standard, blended and split scimitar winglets on the 700 series. With this expansion package, you get the cockpit differences and systems operations differences between the two types, as well as accurate flight models to really show off the tremendous performance capabilities of these much smaller, sportier versions of the airplane.

Full PBR exterior models with incredibly detailed 3D geometry, high resolution textures and fully custom animations- we think you will find this expansion fills out the fleet, giving you access to a broad array of flying experiences and performance differences. Aircraft handling differences are accurately modeled, with the subtlety in handling qualities meticulously crafted in order to allow you to see and feel the difference in handling between types. While operated with a common type rating, your flying will have to account for the handling differences at key phases of flight if you are to avoid damaging the airplane or mishandling the flying.

EFB performance computations for the new expansion airplanes is included within the EFB, as well as numerous cockpit and systems differences and as always their affect on the behavior of other systems and overall aircraft performance.

As always- we have your new flying covered with 28 new liveries for the 600/700 fleet, bringing to sixty eight the total number of liveries available **at no cost to you** from within the PMDG Operations Center 2.0. We think this will give you great coverage no matter where in the world you choose to fly- and we have more coming your way in the days and weeks ahead.

Speaking of value: the PMDG 737NGXu product line has been the fastest selling PMDG product in our 22 year history. We cannot thank you enough for this strong vote of confidence in our work, our team and our commitment to our products and the sim community as a whole. As a small thank-you, we are temporarily discounting the release price of the PMDG 737NGXu 600/700 Expansion by $10 for anyone who purchases during the month of February 2020. This is just a little way of saying thank you for the support you give to us- we appreciate the fact that you are here and that you fly our products.

PMDG 737NGXu Base Package Update Released:
For all NGXu product line owners, we pushed earlier today a wide ranging product update that a laundry list of fixes, tweaks, updates, new functionality and improvements for the entire product line. This update is available **at no cost to you** via the PMDG Operations Center 2.0. Simply check the Notifications tab in your OC2 application, or look under Aircraft and Liveries//Aircraft Updates to find the update.

Important note: This update is available via micro update only via the PMDG Operations Center 2.0 and is required if you wish to purchase and install the newly released PMDG 737NGXu 600/700 Expansion Package.

Following is a change list that covers most of the items we included in this update- and we are already at work on more… as well as BBJs and cargo haulers for all of you 737 fans.

PMDG 737 NGX Lifecycle Maintenance – RTM (Micro) 2.91.0121 (Released 2020-02-05)
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This build is concurrent with release of 600/700 build. (same version number)

– 0008481: [External Model – Geometry] Wing Flap Actuator has some visible blue pixels (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008484: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Clickspot for CVR test misalligned (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0006832: [FMS/AFDS – LNAV] FMC Position stability augmentation with only DME updating (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008471: [FMS – Route/Legs Pages] HOLD key should remain on current LEGS x/x page and not switch to page 1/x (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008299: [AFDS – Pitch Modes] Undocumented feature : MCP Speed reset to 100 on ground with LVL CHG press (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008455: [External Model – Liveries] Misaligned eyebrow window object floating over nose on -600 model. (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008449: [Systems – Fire Protection] Engine Driven HYD pump LOW PRESS light should be inhibited when Engine fire handle is pulled (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008028: [FMS – Functionality Problems (General)] Double “//” on Fix Page (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008434: [FMS – Performance Pages] OAT entry less than sensed value now allowed in N1 limit page (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008412: [General – Suggested/Missing Features] Panel states need updating to reflect recent changes (hvanrensburg) – resolved.
– 0008463: [AFDS – Thrust Modes] Takeoff: Blank FMA between N1 and THR HLD modes for short time (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008219: [EFB – Performance and Computational] EFB Airport database minimum runway lenght lower than 5000ft (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008400: [AFDS – General] \Added delay between pressing MCP button and mode change (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008439: [FMS – Route/Legs Pages] Fix page decimal distance entry greater than 10 (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008454: [External Model – Geometry] Texture warpage on nose and lower antenna. (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008452: [Systems – Hydraulic] A SYS LOW QTY failure flag is set incorrectly on save flight load even with correct fluid volume in system (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008430: [External Model – Geometry] Incorrect wing model being loaded on 600/700 airframes when looking from VC (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008451: [External Model – Geometry] Eyebrow windows strange color texture (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008447: [Systems – Electrical] Switching from Dual to Single battery option with DC Meter in TEST position leaves switch at incorrect position. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008444: [General – Flight Model] Angular velocity computation incorrectly applied resulting in higher rate heading change during taxi. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008432: [Systems – Electrical] AUX CHGR INOP message incorrectly triggers on test panel with single-battery configured airplane. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008431: [External Model – Geometry] Wheels missing from shadow model (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008424: [General – Installer] Addition of missing SDK sample file: PMDG_NG3_SDK_CDU_Test.cpp in the installer routine (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008425: [External Model – Liveries] 700 Paint Kit reported texture issues (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008428: [External Model – Geometry] Eybrow windows external position (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008429: [EFB – General] Airport Map search page incorrectly titled “AIROPRT MAP” (hvanrensburg) – resolved.
– 0008406: [External Model – Liveries] 737 Painkit has PMDG_737NGXu_fuselage2 texture from 737-800 (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008423: [General – Flight Model] Elevator and trim effectiveness for very low rotation speeds and takeoff (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008427: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Texture misallignment on electtical panel when Dual Battery is not selected (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008402: [General – Flight Model] Ground effect reduced (considerably) following pilot reports (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008392: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Autobrake MAX to 3 switch animation should not get pulled out (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008418: [External Model – Geometry] House Liveries missing texture on all 600/700 (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008419: [General – Unsure] Airctraft.cfg wrong Engine type under General section (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008393: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] IRS switch should not need pulling out when moving from OFF to ALIGN (hvanrensburg) – resolved.
– 0008417: [External Model – Geometry] L1 window mesh issue on the -700 (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008413: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Standby compass deviation chart too small (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008414: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Window strut dimensions not big enough (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008236: [Systems – Pressurization] Cabin Pressurization vertical speed model tune up (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008408: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] Stoping distance in the sim is different that what QRH and EFB (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008410: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Door panel textures of the 800 in the 700 (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008403: [AFDS – General] Staged bias out of view of FD bars below 50ft RA (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008405: [FREEZES – All Types] Protection against CTD when changing DEP airport in descend and activating new route (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008197: [Systems – Hydraulic] HYD quantity decreases on load if aircraft is set to init with Previous Flight save state as setup method. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008346: [External Model – Liveries] 737-700 Air Stairs Switch Location (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008388: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Front Windshield seal thikness (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008380: [External Model – Geometry] Perf Improvement package Exhaust Vane Missing (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008381: [External Model – Geometry] Perf Improvement package Exhaust Vane Missing (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008384: [General – Engines] Effect of Thermal Anti Ice on engine thrust [N1] reduced (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008341: [General – Ground Operations] Airstair Extended Not Saved in Panel State (hvanrensburg) – resolved.
– 0008385: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] Gross Weight/CG influence on nosewheel steering improperly allowing NWS at all weight/CG ranges. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008373: [Main Panel – PFD] Flap Retract Bug Up missing with Flaps 25 Take Off SFP (abashkatov) – resolved.
– 0008378: [Systems – Wheels & Brakes] Nose gear is moving when rudder is used in flight (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008240: [ACARS – Datalink/Connectivity] Loading Route Uplink into FMS deletes the manually entered Flight No. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008382: [FMS/AFDS – LNAV] Protection of AP roll channel against very high crosswind conditions (>150 knots) (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008377: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Both pilot seats grey texture present (vscimone) – resolved.
– 0008367: [External Model – Geometry] Nose wheel nut shows hot brake glow effect (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008374: [General – Unsure] Aircraft.cfg ui_typerole naming difference between house and other liveries (jbrown) – resolved.
– 0008375: [General – Engines] EGT model during engine light up latter stage refined (emvaos) – resolved.
– 0008363: [Systems – Fuel] Fuel Temperature changes too rapidly in flight and on ground. (rsrandazzo) – resolved.
– 0008426: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Clickspot on parking brake light manipulates trim cutout switch guard and 0000002 start lever (vscimone) – closed.
– 0008078: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Engine start knob does not have push pull behavior (vscimone) – closed.
– 0008298: [General – Suggested/Missing Features] Water vapor with lite rain (hvanrensburg) – closed.
[62 issues]

Thank you again, everybody- for making NGXu such a popular product. Unfortunately I am left with the relatively weak medium of words to express our gratitude. We are very much looking forward to sharing with you the details of what is coming ahead…

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