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Great! I'm intrigued to buy however looking for system description the product page just says "In-depth simulation of more than 10 aircraft systems". If anyone who bought it could say an opinion about how deep is the system simulation it would be really appreciated.

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Hi Folks,

Yeah - followed the development efforts on FSDeveloper for years before it went to Aerosoft - looks like a quality effort and Paul Golding was a beta tester - I'm intrigued...

Regards,

Scott

 

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I had been following the discussion of the DC8 over at FSDeveloper and then at Aerosoft since day one. On impulse, bought it this morning. Had a look at it in P3Dv4.2 on the ramp at EDDM. Looks and sounds great. Seems to be a problem with the pax/fuel/cargo loader...I posted in the Aerosoft DC8 forum about it. Mathijs is looking into it.

Didn't have time for more than a cursory look before work. Going to start going through the manuals later today.

Really can't say how in-depth the systems are at this point.

Regards,

Scott

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5 hours ago, Daedalus said:

Great! I'm intrigued to buy however looking for system description the product page just says "In-depth simulation of more than 10 aircraft systems". If anyone who bought it could say an opinion about how deep is the system simulation it would be really appreciated.

Ok, I gave it a shot. I was too curious to wait :) I'm certainly not experienced in the DC-8 but with a first look in the cockpit it seems a detailed simulation certainly worth investing time learning.

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4 hours ago, scottb613 said:

Paul Golding

Wow, I haven't heard that name in years since his Dreamfleet 727. If this DC-8 has his approval then I'm buying.

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Hi Bill,

Hah - yeah - still remember Paul stating he was going to make a DC8 - I know he was on the beta for this one - I don't know if this has his seal of approval though... Just a note of caution - but - yeah - Paul's involvement does carry a lot of weight with me...

Regards,
Scott

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If he is part of this project I will buy it. The 727 Paul made was better than anything that we see today for the triple-holer.

 

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Good to see some interest in the aircraft here!

I'm Michael Cependa the principal developer of the Aerosoft DC-8.

Paul Golding was a beta tester on the aircraft, but not involved in the development, aside from pointing out areas for improvement in the beta. 

Having said that, the Dreamfleet  727 was the first airliner I bought for FS and was part of the inspiration for this project. I always wanted another classic airliner with proper EPR readings you could use to set power, real performance charts and in depth systems. It was one of the reasons I made the aircraft. 

I'll have to figure out out to update my profile so I show as a commercial member -- think I need to do that.

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38 minutes ago, Michael Cependa said:

I'll have to figure out out to update my profile so I show as a commercial member -- think I need to do that.

We'll take care of it Michael.

 

Vic

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Purchased, I love classic airliners ... need to make some time for this one, videos look exceptional and the addition of TrueGlass was icing on the cake ... I'm a huge fan of TrueGlass (and RealLight) and it's being incorporated into more and more aircraft.

Cheers, Rob.

 

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15 minutes ago, Rob Ainscough said:

Purchased, I love classic airliners ... need to make some time for this one, videos look exceptional and the addition of TrueGlass was icing on the cake ... I'm a huge fan of TrueGlass (and RealLight) and it's being incorporated into more and more aircraft.

Cheers, Rob.

 

Anytime for one of your famous videos Rob?

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Anyone else has problems with frame rates?

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I wonder if it has an INS?  That would really be neat if it did.

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Seen many DC8's in real life, never ever saw a smokeless version. 

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I would buy this if they did the later cargo variants. I don't fly in a retro world (considered cresting one a few years back, though), and the hole I want to fill right now is something for cargo ops.

 

I agree that Paul's name brings a lot to the table. His 2d freeware panels for FS2002 (I think) were part of the reason I got hooked on FS. The night lighting options were amazing.

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2 hours ago, qqwertzde said:

Anyone else has problems with frame rates?

I don't have it yet but try disabling true glass from the P3D menu for a test

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19 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

I don't have it yet but try disabling true glass from the P3D menu for a test

I did

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9 hours ago, Michael Cependa said:

Good to see some interest in the aircraft here!

I'm Michael Cependa the principal developer of the Aerosoft DC-8.

Paul Golding was a beta tester on the aircraft, but not involved in the development, aside from pointing out areas for improvement in the beta. 

Having said that, the Dreamfleet  727 was the first airliner I bought for FS and was part of the inspiration for this project. I always wanted another classic airliner with proper EPR readings you could use to set power, real performance charts and in depth systems. It was one of the reasons I made the aircraft. 

I'll have to figure out out to update my profile so I show as a commercial member -- think I need to do that.

Welcome, Michael.  I bought your DC-8 and I'm really excited to try it out. Hopefully, I'll get a chance this weekend.  It sure looks great in the pictures.

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52 minutes ago, signmanbob said:

  I bought your DC-8 and I'm really excited to try it out. Hopefully, I'll get a chance this weekend.  It sure looks great in the pictures

I hope you like it Bob. Be sure to look at the Aerosoft support forum, sticky post at the top, before you load it up. 

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10 hours ago, Michael Cependa said:

I always wanted another classic airliner with proper EPR readings you could use to set power, real performance charts and in depth systems. It was one of the reasons I made the aircraft. 

Great, that sounds like a heart and soul project.

Time for a break after roughly 500 hours FSL A320. I`m curious how to handle the workload, the DC-8 checklist is shocking if used to one page in the A320 :biggrin:

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The workload is manageable.  If you start from cold and dark, there's a lot to do before you line up on the runway.  But it eases off quite a bit after takeoff. There are a few things to do during cruise: fuel management, DME updates of the INS and setting thrust from time to time as your weight goes down, but you have a lot of time available during that phase of flight. 

Many of the items on the checklists are just checking things rather than flipping switches, so if you get too busy, a lot of it can be skipped. 

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I'm eager to see video reviews of this aircraft and to hear more about it before I buy it. I'm a huge fan of the 707 and DC-8.

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