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The org store is having a 4th of July sale, and the Rotatesim MD-80 is now $45. Since this is the first time I've seen this go on special, I'm just wondering what's the progress on patches given the criticism from Froogle's video from a while ago. 

 

System wise how do you compare it with the IXEG 737, and the Leonardo Maddog? Also is it polished or buggy?

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I was about to ask something similar, I want to take advantage of the sale too but I'm debating between the MD-80 and the Tu-154, I'm more inclined to the Tupolev but I don't know how difficult the systems are.

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I'm absolutely gutted because I bought the Rotate MD80 the day before yesterday at full price. Oh well, some you win....   :smile:

 

Any way, I was a little unsure about it but I love it.   It's not as complete as something like the FF 767, or even the IXEG on it's constant development journey, but for me, the important stuff is all there and it feels, sounds and flies like a Maddog.    The A/P (quite quirky and complex on this a/c) now works a treat, and they provide custom bindings so you can use keyshortcuts/hardware, etc, if you wish.

 

I enjoy it more than the FF 767 but not quite as much as my two XP10 all times favourites; the IXEG 737 and the Dreamfoil EMB110.

 

I understand that the release version was a bit of a mess with bugs, but as of the version I bought two days ago, I'd say it's very stable and I had no issues.

 

Highly recommend it - especially you lucky beggars who will get it cheaper in the sale!

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I'm absolutely gutted because I bought the Rotate MD80 the day before yesterday at full price. Oh well, some you win....   :smile:

If you send a kindly worded, friendly email to the org store, it isn't unheard of for them to give you a refund for the difference if you buy a product right before a sale  :wink:

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If you send a kindly worded, friendly email to the org store, it isn't unheard of for them to give you a refund for the difference if you buy a product right before a sale  :wink:

 

Thanks Hamoody, I might just do that. 

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I have it Infact I bought it for full price like 3 days before the sale....... it's worth it though

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anyone know what the current version number is? i bought this plane when it was released and haven't even flown it, i might as well wait for the patch if it's not far off.

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1.11 version

 

The version 1.11 is now available for purchase (free update for v1.0 owners). It solves most of the issues detected in v1.0 and has many improvements in the flight model, FMC and other systems. You can get it here.
 
We keep working to include new features in upcoming updates.
 
Here the list of changes done to this version.
 
– Beacons are now red, and light sizes adjusted to X Plane 10.42.
– FMS route sequencer improved and compatibility issue solved.
– CDU crash in route edition has been fixed.
– DIR TO routine is now operative.
– CDU function keys delete functionality added (“pick and move up”).
– CDU ERASE option added, and corrected EXECute’s logic.
– CDU RTE activation logic functionality added.
– CDU Candidates pages ordered by nearest to current position.
– Transition altitude and transition speed restriction logic fixed.
– Transition altitude and cruise altitude selectable from 1000 to 37000.
– CDU altitude XXX format (without FL) now supported for input.
– FMS route altitude and speed restrictions now available in all waypoints.
– T/D calculation improved and available with DISCs in the route.
– FMS route now support airports as waypoints.
– DEP and ARR pages rebuilt and selection logic improved.
– Missing STARs and SIDs issue has been solved.
– Vector and unsupported terminator legs in SID and STAR procedures are shown as DISCs.
– Baro knob manipulator more sensitive.
– Altimeter light logic corrected.
– APU and GPU lights logic corrected.
– TO button now selects the necessary modes automatically.
– Selecting ALT HLD from VNAV mode will enter SPD/MACH SELECT AT mode automatically.
– VNAV is only available if A/T and HNAV are engaged.
– SPD readout shows FMS SPD while in VNAV operation.
– Corrected FMS OVRD behaviour. Only SPD mode is allowed.
– Capturing ILS enters SPD SEL mode automatically.
– VSPEED mode is automatically selected when wheel is adjusted.
– Gear Door Open annunciator’s logic corrected.
– Throttle handles are overriden when A/T is engaged, to avoid hardware controller glitches.
– TAS indicator minimum value set.
– Nose light is now off when gear is retracted.
– TAT and RAT now show the correct readings.
– Added GS reading to PFD (when IRS is in NAV and above 10000ft).
– Altitude’s warning logic corrected.
– Altitude’s FMA annunciator reading correctly.
– Tuned up Vspeeds calculation considering Temp/Alt corrections.
– Tuned up CI ranges and Economy SPD/MACH calculation.
– Adjusted drag.
– Customized airfoil data.
– Tuned up pitch/lift/speed for CLB CRZ DES.
– Corrected speed/attitude in final approach.
– Below G/S annunciator logic corrected.
– APU start up and EGT logic corrected.
– Tuned up engine’s N1, N2 and EGT readings.
– Tuned up engine’s fuel consumption.
– CSD Temp indicators now simulated.
– Changes in OAP annunciators related to start up and fuel.
– Empty view now available.
– Takeoff flap alarm is now less sensitive.
– Aircraft management page added to plugin menu.
– Adjusted flap handle positions.
– Source selection switches (overhead panel) and corresponding annunciators now interactive.
– Galley power switch now operative.
– GPU toggle is now available through the plugin menu.
– Fixed list filter in ARRIVALS page.
– Random missing waypoints in STARTRANS are now inserted correctly.
– Inhibited the CRZ ALT limit due to performance.
– New CDU warning will be issued if CRZ ALT is over MAX ALT (MAX ALT FLXXX).
– Transition altitude now accepts input formats FLXXX and XXX.
– Landing and nose lights range extended and intensity increased.
– Boarding door position adjusted for AutoGate plugin.
– Glideslope capture inhibits Altitude Alert. Also flaps deployed at or over 28º.
– ALT knob click resets Altitude Alert.
– Adjusted track indication in ND MAP.
– APU EGT bug solved.
– CDT while changing STAR has been solved.
– Resolved bug preventing VIA insertion in last position of the route.
– New CDU alerts END OF ROUTE and DISCONTINUITY.
– NAV and VNAV disengage when these alerts are triggered.
– ART READY annunciator logic corrected.
– TOGA button now keeps the current EPR mode and heading if selected.
– Corrected HDG knob animation.
– APU and GPU frequency readings are now correct in the overhead gauges.
– HDG bug in ND hidden when HDG not available.
– Pitch and roll commands are now less sensitive.
– Adjustment to Vref 28º and 40º in the manual.
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I wish they would add mouse wheel support like the Flightfactor 767 has

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I wish they would add mouse wheel support like the Flightfactor 767 has

 

 

wheel support is a planned feature for 10.50 so hopefully it wouldnt take them alot of time to make it compatible 

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OK I pulled the trigger and brought it, and after the first flight my impressions are it's OK for $45. Some FMC functions, like PROG, FIX, HOLD, procedure turns and TOC estimates are not there, but the stuff that is in there are of decent quality. VNAV descent path feels a bit suspect, but TOD is around the right place. Weather radar is a bit wonky but they're expanding it in a later patch, along with TCAS.

 

Feature wise it's also a bit less than IXEG. It doesn't have a load manager, aircraft manager, checklists or custom failures. And it's single FMC operation. Systems wise it fell short of IXEG or the Leonardo Maddog, but at $45 it's not bad at all. $60 would be a bit more difficult to justify.

 

Finally if you like eye candy, the exterior model is perhaps the best I've seen in X-plane. I would say it slightly exceeds Captainsim, if you're from FSX.

 

Edit: Just to add a little extra - The aircraft feels quite unstable when hand flown, when compared to the IXEG or any complex FSX airliners. It has that yo-yo effect which makes it difficult to trim and fly with precision.

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I bought too for $45 and I am learning to fly this aircraft. Very nice plane.  :wub:

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I was about to ask something similar, I want to take advantage of the sale too but I'm debating between the MD-80 and the Tu-154, I'm more inclined to the Tupolev but I don't know how difficult the systems are.

I don't have the md80 yet but the tu154 is fantastic, easily the most complex and detailed systems I've had a chance to fly on sim. But because of this, and the language barrier for those who don't speak Russian, learning material is a little sparse and it's a very steep learning in curve for some of the finer points of the aircraft.

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I don't have the md80 yet but the tu154 is fantastic, easily the most complex and detailed systems I've had a chance to fly on sim. But because of this, and the language barrier for those who don't speak Russian, learning material is a little sparse and it's a very steep learning in curve for some of the finer points of the aircraft.

 

Something about that TU-154 that keeps calling me....I might have to give in to the urge one of these days. I have the AN-24 and took me ages to learn it but it is great fun!

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