Robert Randazzo from PMDG has revealed the 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator has entered beta testing.
Work continues on various parts of the aircraft such as cleaning up the details and focusing on the systems, operation and general refinements.
- Adjustments to the 3D model of the Head-Up Guidance System.
- Adjustments of the 3D model, including the virtual cockpit and external model.
- Implementation and testing of TCAS II v7.2 with online/offline traffic.
- Continued work on shadow models and texturing
- Verification of hundreds of hardware/equipment/functionality options.
- Updated models and textures for ground handling equipment.
- Improved accuracy for automated pushback features, including a user-driven pushback tractor.
- System logic checks, verification and adjustments.
- Implementation of client-side and server-side installer.
- Functionality verification for flight plan loading from outside tools (simBrief, etc) as well as saving/loading of FMS generated flight plans.
Like the PMDG DC-6, the lighting has been built from the ground up to capitalise on the MSFS rendering engine.
No release date has yet been announced, but more information is available on the PMDG website.