I was recently ask why Coolsky doesn't develop for and support Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D flight simulator. The discussion quickly turned into one about the future of flight simming since P3D is often held up as the future of flight simming. I will try to explain here why I don't develop for or support P3D, and why I don't think it is the future of flight simming.
With so many aircraft designs flying around, why choose to develop a DC-9 for FSX? It’s a cool aircraft! What more do you need?! Well, actually the logic behind choosing to develop the DC-9 goes a bit deeper than that. I will try to explain.
I wasn’t really planning on making this a three part series, but based on the response to the two first parts I feel the need to address some of the comments I have received and tidy up a few loose ends, because the big elephant is still in the room.
Multi Crew Experience now fully supports the DC-9 Classic.
Multi Crew Experience is a new add-on to the award winning, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, and FS2004® software. It adds the missing elements, like crew coordination, interactive checklist reading, realistic ATC operation, call-outs and warnings against deviation from standards, as well as extras, like user interface voice control.
The DC-9 Classic boxed edition is now available for purchase.
Coolsky brings this popular aircraft to your desktop with the release of Ultimate Airliners: The DC-9 Classic. This aircraft addon is a state of the art simulation of the Douglas DC-9 aircraft for Flight Simulator X. The DC-9 Classic simulates the DC-9-30 series aircraft and represents a new level of realism, simulation accuracy, graphics quality and included features.
This is an expanded checklist for the Super 80 Pro created by Stuart Ball. An expanded checklist gives you a more detailed description of what to do compared to the normal checklist, which is more of the abbreviated kind. This expanded checklist will guide you through all the Super 80 Pro checklists step-by-step and show you how to properly fly the aircraft.
The cowboy's checklist for the DC-9 Classic, created by Thomas Thurnheer, contains the minimal steps needed to operate the DC-9 Classic. This checklist has been designed for those who like to keep the workload low while starting out flying the DC-9 Classic or for flying online.