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Thinking of a DC-9......Maddog or SkySim's?

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Thinking of adding a DC-9 to my hangar but am not sure whether to opt for the Maddog version, or SkySim's latest v2 version.

 

If anyone has either/both, which one would they recommend? Used to PMDG complexity, so that is no issue for me,systems-wise.

 

Thanks.

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Hi, it will depend of which simulator are you running. If you're with FSX, the Maddog is the way to go. If you're running P3Dv2 or v3, I believe the Maddog is not compatible and the only option would be the SkySims's.

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Ed

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Thanks, Ed and Joel.

 

Running FSX-SE but I also have P3D v.2.5, Have not made the switch to v 3.xx. Am still sitting on the fence on that

 

Is the Coolsky FSX-SE or P3D v2.5 compatible?.

 

EDIT: Ignore that last question as I've just seen it is. Flight1's offering............................hmmm. Food for thought, as I have read plus/minus things.

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Actually, the Leonardo Maddog is compatible with P3D.  Check the Flythemaddog forums, their is a post there to help get it working (doesn't take much as I recall).

 

I've flown all the other FSX/P3D DC-9 / MD-80 sims, and  you couldn't pull me out of the Leonardo Maddog.  Shared Cockpit in the Maddog is INCREDIBLE, especially on VATSIM and MOST especially during a VATSIM event.

 

Best wishes to all!

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Thanks, Dave. Even more food for thought.

 

Glad I asked here before taking the plunge and buying blind.

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Actually, the Leonardo Maddog is compatible with P3D.  Check the Flythemaddog forums, their is a post there to help get it working (doesn't take much as I recall).

 

I've flown all the other FSX/P3D DC-9 / MD-80 sims, and  you couldn't pull me out of the Leonardo Maddog.  Shared Cockpit in the Maddog is INCREDIBLE, especially on VATSIM and MOST especially during a VATSIM event.

 

Best wishes to all!

 

I saw a post before (can't remember if it was here on Avsim or not) saying that the Leonardo Maddog is compatible with P3D v3. I'm running v2.5 though like Rick. Is there anything saying it works? Haven't flown that plane in ages. I remember how much fun it was to fly...

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+1 for Coolsky. Looks great and good systems modeling.

 

Used to love the Maddog but the VC is very dated graphically. Great systems though.

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Would love to see one of them make the other -9 variants someday.  Would absolutely love to see a DC-9-10 and -50 with that kind of detail.

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Speaking about the Sky Sim DC-9, can anyone tell me if the liveries come included with the download, or do you need to download them from the site? I'm thinking of buying it and tried to download liveries to make sure I could, but it looks like the download service is down. 

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Hi - SkySim DC-9 liveries have to be downloaded from their website.  There are a few others in the AVSIM library, I believe.

 

Unfortunately for me, I could not get the Coolsky DC-9 to work in P3D v3.2, so I went with the SkySim one....not as thorough as the Coolsky one, but it will have to do in P3D unless/until they update theirs to work in that sim.  Fortunately, it works great in FSX-SE, so I can still fly it when I want, as I have both sims installed.

 

The Leonardo Maddog works in FSX-SE, but not in P3D (at least for me).

 

Hope this helps...

Jim

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Just acquired the Sky Simulations DC-9 v2.1 which was on Special Offer from Just Flight(offer on  till Thursday UK 2pm)

 

Can anyone give me any tips on installing the Repaints? I have downloaded the Pre-Livery Tool and downloaded a handful of Repaints but cannot find this Tool to install the Repaints.

 

Any assistance, appreciated.

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Rick,

 

Can you tell me if this Special Offer V2.1 Sky Sim DC-9 includes the liveries shown in the screenshots on the JustFlight product page? Previous versions only installed the Douglas house liveries and I had great difficulty getting the addon liveries from SkySim's website to install.

 

Would be willing to take a chance on this new version if I knew the TWA twin globes and SAS old colors liveries shown would be there automatically on initial installation without a headache.

 

Thanks,

 

John

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Actually, the Leonardo Maddog is compatible with P3D.  Check the Flythemaddog forums, their is a post there to help get it working (doesn't take much as I recall).

 

I've flown all the other FSX/P3D DC-9 / MD-80 sims, and  you couldn't pull me out of the Leonardo Maddog.  Shared Cockpit in the Maddog is INCREDIBLE, especially on VATSIM and MOST especially during a VATSIM event.

 

Best wishes to all!

 

Hi Dave I tried but failed to get it working , can you reference said post? I would love to get it working in P3D.  I've searched google for an answer and on their forums a few times but never came up with anything that got it to where I could put  a load out  and get the VC to work 100% even with EMT. 

 

 

Thanks

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Rick,

 

Can you tell me if this Special Offer V2.1 Sky Sim DC-9 includes the liveries shown in the screenshots on the JustFlight product page? Previous versions only installed the Douglas house liveries and I had great difficulty getting the addon liveries from SkySim's website to install.

 

Would be willing to take a chance on this new version if I knew the TWA twin globes and SAS old colors liveries shown would be there automatically on initial installation without a headache.

 

Thanks,

 

John

Hi John

 

Oddly enough when I installed that Just Flight package, there is every variant of the DC-9 but only the House Repaints got installed. Precisely, why I asked for help here. I too had to get the other real-life Repaints from Sky Sim's site and I'm a bit hacked off that the advert shows the other Repaints but is not included in the package.

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For 21€, it was very hard for me to resist, so I bought the SkySimulations DC-9. Thanks for the heads-up on the JF offer.

Saves me few hundred ir thousand hours of development work.

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Rick,

 

Those particular upgraded liveries shown on the JustFlight page aren't even available for download at the Sky Simulations site...only the previously available liveries from earlier versions of the DC-9. And I was never even able to get those installed. Had to ask their support help to send me a special installer for the liveries I wanted. 

 

Sloppy way to market a product. So I won't be buying this new version after all.

 

Thanks for your warning.

 

John

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The installer installs the liveries to "C:\Sims\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes". Find the textures and aircraft.cfg entries there and then move the paints to the proper folders. An oversight from the devs, I guess.

 

No idea about the "pre livery tool" though. It points to the correct FSX folder, but doesn't seem to install anything at all.

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I have the Leonardo MD80 working in P3DV3. It required some plating around with migration tool but now this is even not required and it loads on its own without intervention. It is one of my favourites even with its older graphics.

 

Shez

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I have the Leonardo MD80 working in P3DV3. It required some plating around with migration tool but now this is even not required and it loads on its own without intervention. It is one of my favourites even with its older graphics.

 

Shez

Really? What about night lightning? And white textures?

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CoolSky is the way to go. I was a test pilot their DC9 and I made sure it performed by the numbers. We used the flight manual and performance manual to capture every aspect of behavior and performance of the 9

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