• TFDi Design 717 Version 1.1 Released

    TFDi Design Boeing 717

    The initial release of the TFDi Design 717 on December 23, 2016 that we initially thought was the end of the journey ended up being the start of an entirely new one. We learned a great deal about aircraft development, product life-cycle, and community management. It is with great pleasure that we now announce the release of version 1.1 of the TFDi Design 717. This version is what we originally envisioned when we started the project.

    Major Changes From Version 1.0.8.0

    The Community Opt-in Beta has helped us research, develop, test, and refine the product over the last year and a half. The customers who aren't part of the COB will notice a massive number of additions, fixes, and changes, but we've selected some to highlight below.

    TFDi Design Boeing 717

    • A totally revamped exterior model including wing flex and cabin lights
    • Paint kit
    • Official Prepar3D v4 support
    • Major AFS and MCDU improvements, such as
      • Better NAV logic
      • Better PROF logic
      • Proper ATS CLAMP functionality
      • Improved altitude, speed, fuel, and time predictions
      • Various new MCDU functions
      • Improved MCDU interaction and display
      • Improved leg sequencing and insertion
      • HOLD support
      • AFS-guided VOR tracking support
    • ADF simulation
    • Scroll and drag support for documents on the tablet
    • RemoteCDU integration
    • Improved VOR simulation
    • Improved ND PLAN mode
    • Pause at top of descent option
    • Improved engine performance throughout various stages of flight
    • Settings page within the tablet for applicable on-demand settings
    • Revamped terrain display
    • Improved air manifold pressure and demand system
    • Improved FADEC and throttle behavior
    • Improved ground taxi behavior
    • Various minor improvements to cockpit and night lighting textures
    • New performance options via the Addon Manager
    • Yoke light
    • Improved hardware and MCDU keyboard interaction
    • Improved internal logic to improve system resource utilization

    TFDi Design Boeing 717

    What To Expect Now

    With the active development of the TFDi Design 717 winding down, we will begin to put more focus on upcoming projects. We've announced Passenger and Crew Experience (PACX), and that will be our focus for the immediate future. We will, of course, over the coming weeks, months, and years periodically update the TFDi Design 717 with new features or fixes as appropriate, but the rate of development and updates will be significantly slower. Users experiencing issues will still receive the quality and timely support they've come to expect from us during development.

    Although we've announced PACX already, we have more projects lined up, but they'll get their time to shine in the future. More frequent progress updates on PACX and subsequent projects, as we reveal them, should be expected.

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    3 Comments
    1. zangg's Avatar
      zangg -
      Tnx. It's time to take MD-88)
    1. lear45xr's Avatar
      lear45xr -
      More overpriced software. I'm sure its a nice model but $60 bucks is too much. Simple economics will tell you to drop the price and go for volume sales.

      Prices like this also ensure the pirate sites stay busy. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying these sites are OK. Simply that at these inflated prices many will simple forego the "paying" sites and download a free pirated copy in a few days.
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      Quote Originally Posted by lear45xr View Post
      More overpriced software. I'm sure its a nice model but $60 bucks is too much. Simple economics will tell you to drop the price and go for volume sales.

      Prices like this also ensure the pirate sites stay busy. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying these sites are OK. Simply that at these inflated prices many will simple forego the "paying" sites and download a free pirated copy in a few days.
      It’s far more than a “nice model”. It’s a very good simulation of the 717. It’s also a very high quality product, worth the price. To a large extent you are paying for the time and effort the devs put in. So it’s only reasonable that a more complex simulation like this costs more.

      As for your piracy comment some people aren’t prepared to pay anything at all and will use such sites whatever the price. Reducing the price might sell a few more copies but it won’t eliminate software piracy.
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