PMDG Updates Universal Flight Tablet for MSFS

PMDG has recently issued an update to their 737 lineup for Microsoft Flight Simulator, bringing a list of changes and improvements to their newly released Universal Flight Tablet.

It focuses on the tablet alone, with many changes that range from performance calculation tweaks to general QoL improvements. The complete changelog follows below:

PMDG 737 for MSFS: Airplane Build 3.00.0082 (Tablet 1.1.1)

0012611: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Dynamic calculation of OPT derate when OPTIMUM selected (emvaos)

0012476: [EFB - Simbrief] CRZ data on dashboard's Flight Details is unclear, not useful (cbpowell)

0012751: [EFB - General] Change the order of OAT/WIND/QNH to WIND/OAT/QNH, like every OPT, to match the sequence of the METAR (cbpowell)

0012674: [EFB - General] ICAO entry fails using Onscreen Keyboard for certain ICAOs (rmurdoch)

0012720: [EFB - General] CTD when zooming quickly on map (rmurdoch)

0012736: [EFB - Performance and Computational] OPT LDA calculated incorrectly if using meters for units (cbpowell)

0012730: [EFB - General] Issue when entering wights with the virtual keyboard (rmurdoch)

0012723: [EFB - General] On screen keyboard is missing the / symbol (rmurdoch)

0012731: [EFB - Performance and Computational] OPT runway heading field should accept both 360 and 0 degrees (rmurdoch)

0012741: [EFB - General] Replace METAR parser with a more robust solution (rmurdoch)

0012744: [EFB - General] Implement new map tiling server in the tablet (rmurdoch)

0012592: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Runways below a certain length should not be displayed nor selectable (cbpowell)

0012579: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Permit OPT wind entry as + / - value to represent head and tail wind (cbpowell)

0012710: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Display runway slope percentage to a decimal precision (cbpowell)

0012690: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Invalid landing solutions should be clearly messaged on OPT pages (cbpowell)

0012675: [EFB - Performance and Computational] METAR parser cannot parse M00 temperature, does not load any OAT on OPT pages (rmurdoch)

0012581: [EFB - General] METAR not showing when there is /// on certain fields (rmurdoch)

0012725: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Permit user editing of runway elevation and length in OPT pages (cbpowell)

0012743: [EFB - General] Downloaded simbrief wx/rte files have trailing garbage characters (cbpowell)

0012618: [EFB - General] METAR display missing in certain unparseable situations (rmurdoch)

0012679: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Incorrect Takeoff Runway Length for KJFK 31L (cbpowell)​

Randazzo has also reinforced PMDG’s commitment to the customer base, with plans to update the UFT on a weekly/bi-weekly basis with new fixes and features: “Since the release of our PMDG 777 for Prepar3D back in 2012, PMDG has taken the view that part of the value you get in your PMDG product is our ongoing commitment to post-release commitment to our work. Generally speaking, we build in 5+ years of development/features and improvements into every product we sell- and this is true of our new product lines in Microsoft Flight Simulator as well!”. He then concluded: “The tablet is part-and-parcel of that development philosophy. In the post release period of any PMDG product you can expect to see a rapid iteration of changes/fixes/features. Over time that iteration cycle will slow from weekly to monthly to quarterly, depending upon the backlog of features that we have for you”.

The update is available now for customers, and the marketplace release will depend on Microsoft’s intake process.
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