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Although this is a lite product, the introductory price of $22 certainly is a bargain considering that there is no other DC-10 product for FSX (I could be mistaken).

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I notice it's by CLS, wonder if the graphics have improved over previous models?

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Don't waste your money. I bought their 747 'HD'/'V2' and it is awful. The textures are only marginally nicer than the original's, and for some reason they messed with the flight dynamics so that it handles more like a Cessna than a 747. When I emailed them about it, they responded "sorry you don't like it" and refused to even acknowledge that there was a problem with it. Also, it gave me my only P3D OOM.

 

But I really, really hope that Mr. Womacks' review will show that they didn't do the same thing again. I love the DC-10, and a better version than the original CLS is definitely needed. 

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Hey all they just released the plane I'll be doing a review of it later on today. Its got a temporary price cut to just $21 dollars.

http://www.justflight.com/product/dc10-collection-hd-10-to-40

Will your review come out before the sale price is over? I am thinking of getting this plane and would really like some input from those that have purchased it.

Thanks,

paul

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Will your review come out before the sale price is over? I am thinking of getting this plane and would really like some input from those that have purchased it.

Thanks,

paul

Yes I'll be posting on YouTube soon.

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Please also let me know your thoughts as well. I am not expecting much for that price but would like a mostly functional airplane.

 

Thanks,

paul

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Will your review come out before the sale price is over? I am thinking of getting this plane and would really like some input from those that have purchased it.

Thanks,

paul

Discount is for the first 2 weeks (starting 30/7).

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Unfortunately It looks little better than their old DC-10 for FS2004. You would assume that given the MD-80 a few years ago they have upped their game in terms of graphics.

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Thanks, changed my mind because Just Flight is having a small sale and the 146 200/300 is only $14.95.

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Thanks, changed my mind because Just Flight is having a small sale and the 146 200/300 is only $14.95.

 

I would rather spend some more money and go for the Qualitwings Sale of their "Ultimate 146 collection": http://qualitywingssim.com/146.html

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I would have been more interested in the CLS DC-10 if the FMC used Navigraph/Navdata Pro rather than the default FSX/P3D database. At least that is the impression I got from reading about the features. 

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I just purchased it (and have their original DC10) and there is indeed a considerable improvement in the graphics from the original version. Still not top of the line but for those that really want a DC-10 in their hangar, as I do, then it is certainly a step up. As for the important stuff... I am just starting to look at it but I am keeping in mind that this is marketed and sold as an F-Lite product and I purchased it for $20. There have certainly been additions and changes and now we will see how these stand up.

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I'm quite happy. Loved the FS9 version so it's great to have it in P3D now! Visually is a big improvement.

Unfortunately/strangely it is rather a big VAS eater, hmm. I hope that get's sorted out in a coming update.

 I went over to the HJG website to get the fantastic soundpacks they have there for the 10. Proper FSX sound-cones and the three engine types (CF6-6, CF6-50 and JT9D) are available. Happy days!

 All we need now is a few good United paints ;)

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Video up yet?

Yep sorry that it took so long I was having an issue where my sim was running 60fps in windowed mode but only 8-10fps in full screen so I had to rebuild my .Cfg with all my tweaks.(Not the DC-10s fault) As stated before this plane uses a huge amount of VAS about 1.2GB in the VC this is compared to 700mb for the PMDG 777 so if you are getting OOMS in that plane beware! I was sitting at about 3.4gb of VAS on the runway with this on a clear day and with 20% traffic if it was cloudy I would have OOM'd.

The review itself.

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Thanks David for the mini review. I don't think I am going to get it due to the VAS problems a few here are experimenting . What are the VC texture sizes and are they mipmapped?

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Great video, thanks. It is a problem using so much VAS though.

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Thanks David for the mini review. I don't think I am going to get it due to the VAS problems a few here are experimenting . What are the VC texture sizes and are they mipmapped?

According to the sales page they are 2048.

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Thanks for the review, David.

 

I was tempted to buy it, but your remark about the VAS made the descision for me.

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Thanks for the review, David.

 

I was tempted to buy it, but your remark about the VAS made the descision for me.

Yea if they can get that issue fixed it really would be a decent plane.

Thanks for the review, David.

 

I was tempted to buy it, but your remark about the VAS made the descision for me.

Yea if they can get that issue fixed it really would be a decent plane.

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I was surprised to see this announced out of no where. However I reckon I will save the money for a future aircraft based on what I have seen so far. And I have been dying to get my hands on a nice 3 hole tubeliner. It seems all of the previous projects, that were great, have been left to rot. Thanks PMDG/A2A/RA for setting the bar so high. :)

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