Review: [P3Dv4]PMDG 777-200LR F 300ER Expansion Freel
If you are a fan of the Boeing 777 and want to experience it in Prepar3D v4, you might want to check out the PMDG 777-200LR F 300ER Expansion Freel package. This is a freeware expansion for the payware PMDG 777-200LR base pack that adds the longer-range and higher-capacity variants of the 777 family.
The expansion includes the 777-200LR (Longer Range), which holds the record for the longest non-stop flight by a commercial airliner, and the 777-300ER (Extended Range), which is the most popular and widely used variant of the 777. Both models feature accurate and detailed exterior and interior models, realistic flight dynamics, custom sounds, animations, effects, and liveries. You can also enjoy the advanced features of the PMDG Operations Center, such as aircraft options, panel state, failure scenarios, and more.
The expansion also comes with a comprehensive documentation that covers the installation, operation, and troubleshooting of the add-on. You can learn how to use the complex systems and avionics of the 777, such as the FMC, EICAS, PFD, ND, MCP, and more. You can also follow the step-by-step tutorials that guide you through a cold and dark start up, a short flight, and an autoland.
The PMDG 777-200LR F 300ER Expansion Freel is a must-have for any 777 enthusiast who wants to fly these magnificent machines in Prepar3D v4. You can download it for free from various flight simulation websites, but you will need to have the PMDG 777-200LR base pack installed first. The base pack costs $139.99 and can be purchased from the PMDG website.
In this review, we will take a closer look at the features and performance of the PMDG 777-200LR F 300ER Expansion Freel in Prepar3D v4. We will compare the two models and see how they differ in terms of range, capacity, fuel efficiency, and handling. We will also test some of the scenarios and failures that are included in the package and see how they affect the flight.
We will start with the installation process, which is very simple and straightforward. After downloading the expansion from the website of your choice, you just need to run the installer and follow the instructions. The installer will automatically detect your PMDG 777-200LR base pack and add the expansion to it. You will also need to activate the expansion with your PMDG account information.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch Prepar3D v4 and select one of the two models from the aircraft menu. You will notice that there are many liveries to choose from, representing various airlines that operate or have operated the 777-200LR or 777-300ER. You can also use the PMDG Operations Center to download more liveries or create your own.
After selecting your aircraft and livery, you can choose your departure airport and set up your flight plan. You can use the default ATC or a third-party add-on for navigation and communication. You can also use the PMDG Operations Center to customize your aircraft options, such as fuel load, payload, panel state, failures, and more.