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seems it requires a video card with 4G ram....might have to hold off a bit....

Probably those 4K textures. My 3GB 780Ti is handling it well though! 

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I had my first flight with rotate MD-80 this afternoon and my initial thoughts are the following:

 

-VNAV seems to still need some tuning but i still need to do more flights to make sure it was not my fault. 

-Sounds are very nice.

-Exterior absolutely gorgeous.

- Performance on my end was very good. Comparable to the a320 jardesign. 

-Cockpit looks great and the ambient light is great as well.

- Hand flying it was very nice. Im not an MD-80 pilot ( Currently i am obtaining my PPL) so i cannot to tell you for sure it feels like an MD-80 but i can tell you it flies like in my opinion as an MD-80 would fly. Typically nose light.

 

-I do want them to integrate whenever possible the missing pages on the FMC like the Progress page which is helpful and is needed for realism.

-Needs an operational TCAS.

-Not a complete level study sim but you will still need some reading to do to get her fully working and to complete a successful flight. In other words it's not like the upcoming IXEG 737 but the md-80 still has its quirks. For example the layout of where switches are is completely different to what you're probably use to (like boeing and airbus) . If you aren't familiar with the md-80 or mcdonnell douglas aircraft for that matter at first you will be a bit lost in the cockpit looking for specific knobs and switches (APU bleed air for example is called APU air conditioning i believe :fool: ).

 

I hope this helps some that are still thinking about purchasing it. Overall on just the one flight i have done i am glad I purchased it and is my favorite airliner aircraft in x-plane 10 (Till the IXEG 737 comes out that is  :wink:  :smile: ).

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seems it requires a video card with 4G ram....might have to hold off a bit....

I got it working ok, with my 2GB...the 'secret' for myself, was dropping the Sim Res from Very High, to High and/or Normal. That did the trick...with being able to acquire 30 FPS for most operations.  I have a ton of pics with FPS readings in the other thread....

 

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