TBA04 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
Just wondering if anyone knows where i can get good panels for the default 744 and 773 in FS2004, I have a really good 737 one (features autoland, taxi speed, visable throttle, etc) .I am yet to find the same for the other two default aircraft.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2644 times:
For freeware, "extended" versions of both default panels are available on FlightSim.com certainly although I doubt they have autoland. The best panels are of course payware. At the moment PSS have a 744 and a 777 out but they were designed some time ago, I hear the 744 just about works with FS9, the 777 doesn't.
But of course, the most highly anticipated is the PMDG 747-400 "Queen of the Skies" which will no doubt have an outstanding panel complete with all systems, FMCs etc. I think it may have IRS, and there was talk of ACARS.
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward
They really are top notch products from PMDG - I have the 737NG and 800/900 upgrade - highly recommended if you are into a more 'realistic' flight. For example, the 737 flies within a 5% tolerance of the data issued by Boeing - not bad hey!
And their 747 is probably the most highly anticipated add-on for the next year or so. (Closely followed by their MD-11 which will be released in '05)
As for your computer - it should be okay. I had a AMD 1.3GHz with 512MB RAM and a 64MB GeForce 4 which ran the 737 reasonably well. Be aware that if you have add-on scenery, tons of AI or your sliders set high - your FPS will suffer. My computer sadly died last night (not as a result of FS I hope!), so I'm in the market for a new one.
A shiny 64bit P4 3.2GHz should get the ball rolling I think... :P