Ground Power at the Gate

GPU units to Terminal Buildings, You guys amaze me sometimes.

This isn’t the topic for chatter about stuff like that.

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Speaking as ground crew the GPU does make noise, a fair bit actually.

Depends on the aircraft type and operator but the APU is normally turned on 5-10 mins before departure and the GPU is disconnected. Some aircraft require the GPU to start up so its left connected til one engine is started. (ATR/Saab 340/Jetstream 41/etc) (Battery starts can be done but very rare)

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Wow that would be a nice feature I just love the noise in the new 777 this would be great !
You got my vote bud

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@AdamCallow - Do you think it would make the SIM Even more realistic with the GPU? Or do you think it is nice-to-have but unnecessary?

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I don’t think you can spilt the points really. Adding it would add that nice extra touch of realism. I’m all for it but I’m bias given my job.

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We definitely need this. Don’t want to have the APU running the whole time at the gate.

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This is definitely a feature that is needed in the game, and as animations come to 3D airports, this feature could really be brought to life.

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its defiantly more likely to come now that we have 3d buildings!

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Looks like he was right

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I am hoping that as more planes get an apu option that this will become a more pressing issue.

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100% agree

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Now that we have the first 3D animations confirmed, I believe there is a strong possibility of it being added in 2022-23

Great Idea Hope it gets into IF in an update or so but more like Mid to Late 2022

Will be perfect to have in IF, it would look great to have it animated, like wires connected to aircraft.

Congrats everyone, you get a vote back! Confirmed 😊

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Belt loader, Catering, Pallet loader, cones, GPU. That’s a lot

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With the recently announced changes to the feature request category, this feature no longer meets the following criteria:

  • 3D airport/object requests are currently not allowed (including airports, ATC facilities, buildings and objects etc.)

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