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XPX: Rotate Sim MD-80, what a beauty!

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Let the pics do the talking!

XPX 10.42, SMP v3, FS Global Real Weather, tweaked art controls.

I hope you like them:

 

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Excellent shots of Rotate's bird.  Am flying it now as well.


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Shot number six looks like you are orbiting the earth at space shuttle altitude...

:)

 

Love the mad dog...

 

Regards,
Scott


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Yeah! This thing initially climbs like a rocket, but I guess it won't climb that high! ;-)

The sky gets that dark because of the way I tweak the art controls.

I love this bird, it looks so good, and it feels very nice as well, especially when flown by hand. The systems are a bit on the light side, and some things show some erratic behaviour. But overall, it's really enjoyable for an initial release!

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It should be able to cruise up to 41,000 (but usually up to 37000ft).  If the flight model is accurate, it will out climb a 737-800NG up to approximately 23,500ft at which point the 737-800NG will out perform the MD-80.  This is primarily due to the very different wings between the two aircraft.

 

We're working on a Boeing 717 (last of the MD-80 series) with TFDi Design, and I have to save that I love that these wonderful aircraft are getting more love!

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Guest Mik75

Thanks a lot for your kind comments, guys!

Yes, the plane climbed to 37.000 feet in this flight without problems, with a rate of around 1.000 ft/min for the last few 1.000s of feet. The flight model feels very believable and accurate, I have to say!

I hope, they'll add some more features and work on a few flaws with future SPs and updates.

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It does look a fabulous model! I wish my GPU was more meaty so it could handle it, reading through about the issues someone was having with a 2GB card, I daren't even risk it with my measly 1GB!

 

it will out climb a 737-800NG up to approximately 23,500ft at which point the 737-800NG will out perform the MD-80.  This is primarily due to the very different wings between the two aircraft.

 

 

Is it also down to the different engines? As I understand it the MD-80s JT8Ds are low bypass turbofans. I would guess that the much higher bypass ratio of the NG's much more modern CFM56 means it is much more efficient at high altitude?


Kind Regards,

Tom Wright

 

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