So far prolific aircraft developer PMDG has brought three variants of their hugely popular Boeing 737 to Microsoft Flight Simulator, the -600, -700, and -800.

Wednesday (13th October) saw Randazzo take to the PMDG forum, issuing an announcement confirming two updates for the 737 product line in quick succession addressing a number of items, with the most up-to-date version now 3.00.0042. Additionally, there is a short update on the much-anticipated PMDG Universal Flight Tablet and -900 variant. Both products were expected to be released for Beta testing last month, but unforeseen issues have meant they have been kept to internal testing only so far with Randazzo citing unusual characteristics in the -900, and platform-side challenges for the Universal Flight Tablet. Though work is continuing, it will be a little while longer before beta testing commences.

Changelog

Change list for 3.00.0042 is as follows:
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0011989: [General – SDK] SDK to be added when stable for all 737 variants (rsrandazzo)

Change list for 3.00.0041 is as follows:
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0011941: [External Model – Geometry] Bad topology on tail (jbrown)
0011939: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Displays to dim during day time (vscimone)
0011910: [General – Unsure] The SPD BRK steps do not match the mouse click spots (vscimone)
0011217: [AFDS – Pitch Modes] New pitch channel : ALT ACQ model at low altitudes and ALT HLD during turns (emvaos)
0011885: [AFDS – Pitch Modes] New pitch channel : Level change and VNAV SPD (emvaos)
0011546: [FMS/AFDS – VNAV] New pitch mode : VNAV PTH DES mode (emvaos)
0011935: [General – SDK] MCP Altitude output (abashkatov)
0011936: [General – Ground Operations] Request for Loading via stairs without the use of Buses (hvanrensburg)
0011928: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] VC textures fixes (vscimone)
0011933: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Texture Clipping Pilot Glareshield and Transponder panel (vscimone)
0011855: [Main Panel – ND] X track error should start appearing from 0.01 and not from 0.04 as we have it (abashkatov)
0011930: [External Model – Liveries] 738 BDSF Structure Protruding Out Behind L2 Door (jbrown)
0011931: [General – Unsure] Duplicate entries in CFG files (hvanrensburg)
0011913: [Pedestal – Radios/Comms/Navs] TCAS ON ND (abashkatov)
0011919: [Pedestal – Radios/Comms/Navs] ADF Radio behaviour (abashkatov)
0011926: [External Model – Geometry] Nose gear tire passing through gear doors (jbrown)
0011909: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Sunshades clip through HGS (hvanrensburg)
0011912: [Systems – Pressurization] PASSENGER OXYGEN SWITCH (hvanrensburg)
0011918: [Pedestal – Radios/Comms/Navs] 2ND ADF (hvanrensburg)
0011907: [External Model – Geometry] Hole in the floor of the 737-700BBJ (jbrown)
0011905: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Visors Disappear when clicked when cockpit interactions are set to LOCK (vscimone)
0011818: [External Model – Geometry] Shadow issue on left hand fuselage (jbrown)
0011858: [External Model – Geometry] Cabin Divider is Black with no textures (jbrown)
0011232: [External Model – Geometry] PIP options incorrectly connected to selection of LED lights option. (jbrown)
0011850: [External Model – Geometry] Decals on both cargo doors are not attached to the cargo door (jbrown)
0011882: [External Model – Geometry] Frames drops when plane looked from outside (jbrown)
0011824: [External Model – Geometry] Bottom left corner window flicker (jbrown)
0011815: [External Model – Geometry] Small gap at 800 aft cabin (jbrown)
0011851: [External Model – Geometry] 737-800 winglet gap (jbrown)
0011868: [External Model – Liveries] PMDG House livery N738BA BB2 has the wrong title name (jbrown)
0011884: [External Model – Geometry] Airstairs Hatch UV Map Error in 738 Paint kit (jbrown)
0011900: [External Model – Geometry] Wrong Type of Cargo Containers used in the Cargo Variant (jbrown)
0011839: [Main Panel – PFD] Round Rad Alt “Alive” box offset (abashkatov)
0011881: [General – Flight Model] Left and Right trim wheel “White Band/Handle” offset (vscimone)
0011877: [General – Unsure] External view instruments are those of a prop and not a jet (hvanrensburg)
0011897: [General – Unsure] Time Compression button on Clock does not work with PMDG mouse clicks (hvanrensburg)
0011870: [FMS – Performance Pages] Distance to various vertical path markers now showing decimals if within 10nm (emvaos)
0011863: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] Small VC anomalies (vscimone)
0011861: [Virtual Cockpit – Geometry/Textures] 737 VC floating labels and screw (vscimone)
0011857: [General – Documentation] Intro documentation needs updating (hvanrensburg)
0011848: [General – Unsure] Aircraft.cfg entries for the 800 should be B738 and not B737 (cbpowell)
0011843: [General – Unsure] Escape slides should not always be armed when a door is closed (hvanrensburg)
0011846: [Virtual Cockpit – Functionality/Click-Spots] Small Gaps Aft of cockpit windows (vscimone)