Flight Progress Displays



  • Overall, the latest cockpit shots show absolutely amazing modeling/texturing work. However, one thing that sticks out to me like a sore thumb, is the Flight Progress Display. It looks like you have chosen to model the original style FPD most prevalent in the -100s and early -200s. On this model, the light panels protrude from the panel background (each side is actually a button used to test the lights). It is extremely similar to the 727 Flight Progress Display if you are familiar with that one. The coloring on yours seems to be off as well. Here are some photos for reference:

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    It almost looks as if yours is a combination between the model above and the newer style FPD used on the later -200s as seen below:

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    As you can see this style of FPD does not protrude. The indicators are flush with the panel. This is because, on this style FPD, they are not lights at all. Rather, each indicator is a 3 sided barrel that spins. Instead of lights, 2 side2 of the barrel are painted in a fluorescent paint and the last side is just left blank.

    It would add a lot to the realism, if you could fix the FPD to look like the appropriate model, and also improve the look of the lights

    Best Regards,
    Robert


  • JF Staff

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for providing this feedback and reference material.

    We struggled to find detailed reference for this unit so that'll be a great help, and I've passed on the details to the development team.

    Thanks
    Martyn



  • No problem Martyn! I’ve been helping Felis w/his 747-200 for XP11 and have amassed a bunch of photos of many various panels. If you need anymore reference shots, or reference material, let me know and I will be glad to provide them if I have it.

    Regards,
    Rob


  • JF Staff

    A quick update on this - we are working on including an option for the later style of FPD.



  • @Martyn said in Flight Progress Displays:

    A quick update on this - we are working on including an option for the later style of FPD.

    Awesome! That will add some cool differences between models. Can’t wait to see photos of the updated models.

    Cheers



  • @Martyn , I see you all have added the 3 autopilot barrel FPD in the latest screenshots! Just want to say thanks for listening to us all and great to see so many options included. Looks great!



  • I viewed the latest screenshots today. I noticed you still have a dual-autopilot, yet your new FPD is for a triple autopilot.

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  • JF Staff

    This is something that is currently being addressed (the challenge with so many mods!).