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FS2004 Boeing 747-400 Flight Dynamics

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FD744.zip
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The standard Boeing 747-400 that comes with original FS2004 is not accurate; its engines develop too much thrust while being too weak at idle, and the cruise settings are incorrect. By Pedro Oliveira.

The archive FD744.zip has 10 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Aircraft08.21.030 B
b747_40008.21.030 B
aircraft.cfg08.21.0319.23 kB
Boeing747-400.air08.21.037.83 kB
boeing747-400_ref.htm08.20.0311.80 kB
FS200408.21.030 B
readme.txt08.21.03675 B
thumb.gif08.21.038.12 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

This flight dynamics set was something that I immediately was interested in downloading as soon as I became aware of its existence. The 747-400 flies like a cow in FS2004 and I was looking forward to trying out something that might improve this rather dull experience for me once and for all. What I found with this mod was that it not only gave me a much better appreciation of what makes the overall flight dynamics so important, but what makes the 747-400 such a great aircraft to fly in general.

The original FS2004 model is quite inaccurate in terms of how it flies so I decided to pick this mod up and see how much of a difference it would make. Now the engine feels far more balance, producing the right levels of thrust when in action and also being strong enough to handle itself when idle.

Also, there has been some big changes to the overall cruise settings and this makes the whole thing a lot more enjoyable to fly around in. I would happily recommend this to anyone who wants to use this mod or who, like me, felt a bit bored by the lack of accuracy within the old 747-400 flight dynamics in FS2004.

This makes a big difference and will likely ensure that your improvement and overall enjoyment of your flight can become much sounder as time goes on. If you want to fly a fun take on the dynamics of a 747-400, try this out. 

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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w5pda
Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:32:00 GMT
This file has saved me a lot of headaches as it solved a problem I was having with FS9's default 744 doing two moves that should be impossible in the real world, let alone FS, whenever I got remotely close to the maximum thrust of 63,300 pounds (28,122 Kilograms) for the default PW4062 engine. The only drawback as far as I can tell, is that you have to start lowering your rate of climb at about 28,000-32,000' (8,534-9,753 meters) depending on your total gross weight and indicated speed, or you run the risk of stalling.

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