Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:52

FAQ

cal

Hi all,

We daily get similar questions from many people about the project.  So we will try to answer a few of the top FAQs.

Can you give us a release date?   Sorry we can't.  First of all we tried to do that a couple of times already but obviously the estimates were not very good.   Seccond, we don't know exactly because all of us have normal jobs, family and kids - this is our hobby.  And those of you in a similar situation know that a hobby usually doesn't have #1 priority if you wish to keep your wife and job.  Third, none of us have ever made an aircraft of this magnitude and complexity before so it is hard to know exactly what challenges we might encounter on the remaining tasks.  But rest assured, we are as keen as you guy's to release this bird as soon as possible.  The plan is to release a basic v1.0 without alot of "extras" to save time and also ease the betaprocess.

Can I become a beta tester?  Since we are a small team with limited ressources we wish to do a small scale closed beta.  Handling several 100's of feedback messages, many identical, many caused by pilot errors is not an option. So having in mind the complexity of the aircraft - to save time - we wish to have a small group of qualified testers that knows their way around a 737 and its operation.  We already have 1000s of hours testing it with the most qualified and motivated testpilot we could ever get, so we know the aircraft is very solid already, and we don't expect to find many "obvious" or big issues and the beta period shouldn't take very long. 

Why on earth are the overhead panel switches reversed  - you blind or something?  No we are not blind.  This is the Lufthansa configuration and we did this on purpose as a tribute to our technical advisor Jan - former LH 737 pilot - who is a HUGE asset to the team.  When we started the project Lufthansa was still the biggest operator of 737-300s in Europe, so it seemed like a good choice, initially. Now with them phasing out the 737s and the majority of user demand for the standard layout, we have decided to make that the default for 1.0.  The release version will have the "standard" configuration.  Some have requested the LH version to be available as well, but for technical reasons, this will not be an option, atleast not for v1.0 

Will it be possible to use with home-cockpits?   Yes, but probably not for v 1.0

What will it cost?   No price has yet been set.

Where will it be sold?   All options are still open.

What hardware do I need?   With most of the rendering settings tuned far down, it is currently flyable with a 512Mb card.  Two of us developers do (iMacs).  But to enjoy scenery, high FPS and HD textures you need better cards.

What 3rd party addons will it be compatible with?  We choose keep all options open until after v 1.0 release.  Then we are open for suggestions.

Will it work with XP 9 or FSX?  No - not technically possible.  It will work on XP 10.

Will the next project be a NG?  No decisions on a new project has been made.  But obviously a NG would be a good candidate since they have so much in common.

Will the FMS be fully functional?  Yes, it will basically work like the one on the real aircraft

Will there be other variants like a -400, cargo-version etc?  That is likely, but not for v 1.0.

What liveries will be available?  Initially there will be about 20 liveries available.  They will be free seperate downloads.  You can see most of them in the gallery.

 This page might get updated once in a while as we get more questions or have more to tell you.

19 comments

  • Comment Link Saturday, 14 November 2015 12:56 posted by Claudio Nelli

    HI, Lovely Plane congratulations. you have me Hooked on it, I have all the 737's for FS9 , FSX and P3D...now I need XP10..and this is the one you have made my year guys.

    Well done guys......don't rush on a good plane and a reliable plane..looks like a dolphin.

    I'm a patient man..

    Best regards,

    Claudio Nelli

  • Comment Link Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:17 posted by frank

    i really hope that i can program my Goflight Airliner stack with this airplane, at least using XGoflight, or Goflight Interface Tool.
    cant wait to get my hands on this airplane.

  • Comment Link Friday, 07 November 2014 21:22 posted by Jim

    I would pay you 100$ right now, beautiful.

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:39 posted by Rihards

    Can you give a list of the liveries for the default aircraft?

  • Comment Link Saturday, 11 October 2014 22:11 posted by DT

    I've been clamoring over on the XP boards for one of these...if it's done as well as it look's here you have a buyer when released!

  • Comment Link Sunday, 05 October 2014 12:31 posted by Graham

    Will it work with Occulus Rift

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:04 posted by missmars

    Can't wait for it!
    But do not rush it,please.Take more time to develop it to be the best airplane in xplane!
    Thanks for all you guys' great work!!!!!

  • Comment Link Monday, 01 September 2014 17:33 posted by Steven

    IXEG, please take your time to develop it carefully like you guys are doing right now. Do not rush it, please.

    Me, as a student Aviation Engineering, I really love it to see the passion of a group like IXEG. It is marvelous to see how you guys spent time with the Flight Model such as the Cl/Cd.

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:38 posted by Pat

    I like the 737, i'm now on the FJS 737-200 and I can't wait your project :P

    In French I say : Viiiiiiiiiiiiiiite :)

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:23 posted by Matt

    Sold! I want it :)))

  • Comment Link Sunday, 15 June 2014 15:11 posted by Amir

    Will it work on 32-bit OS?

  • Comment Link Friday, 30 May 2014 00:24 posted by Dave Zamzow

    Looks like a great project. Will there be a cargo version at some point?

  • Comment Link Monday, 19 May 2014 10:51 posted by Stas

    Great. I know boeing737CL very good. When can we begin test?

  • Comment Link Saturday, 17 May 2014 19:06 posted by Alistair Brown

    Good to hear you're not rushing it. It's been a real labour of love and the videos and screenshots look amazing. Really looking forward to it!

  • Comment Link Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:51 posted by Paulo Zenari

    Count me as a customer!

  • Comment Link Friday, 16 May 2014 01:02 posted by Brian

    Hi guys:
    Absolutely fantastic product you are creating.
    Questions:
    Will the FMS / FMC be fully functional. Will we be able to set it up the same way as the real plane? Also, will all the SID's and STAR's be available?
    Thanks

  • Comment Link Friday, 16 May 2014 00:32 posted by Angelo

    Hi Team,
    thank you very much for the update, I really do hope that it will be ready before the end of the year in order to have a great Christmas gift!!!
    Keep the great work!!!

    Angelo

  • Comment Link Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:15 posted by Mike

    Thank you for hard work, time and effort! Looking forward to buying this one!

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 14 May 2014 20:39 posted by prabbit08

    Nice to get some news :)
    But I must say something: As far as you said (once...) that even if you stopped the project now it will still be a great plane to fly, you could actually release it as 1.00000a version in not too long without taking too much risk...
    Just an idea in the air ;)

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