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  • DC-9 Autopilot

    The DC-9 is equipped with the Sperry SP-50 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS), which is a gyroscopically controlled electromechanical system. The DC-9 is an old school aircraft and the autopilot installed in this aircraft is very much old school too. If you are used to flying with modern autopilots, you will find that this autopilot works a bit differently than the other autopilots you may be familiar with.

     
  • Radio Navigation

     

    What exactly is radio navigation? In short, radio navigation is the art of locating your position on the earth by use of radio waves. Radio waves can be used to find direction (bearing), distance (ranging) and also velocity to or from a station.

     
  • Future Flightsim: Part 1 - Prepar3D

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    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.

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The second update for the DC-9 Classic is now available for download. This beta patch fixes a number of reported issues with the gauge file, aircraft, virtual cockpit and texture.

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The third update for the DC-9 Classic is now available for download. This beta patch is a texture update. The virtual cockpit textures are updated and few minor bugs are fixed on the external aircraft model textures.

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Avsim.com just posted an interview they did with me. The interview is about me, Coolsky, my partners and products. If you would like to learn a bit more about me and what I do, then this article has all the details.

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Avsim.com has just posted another interview they did with me. The previous interview was about me, Coolsky, my partners and products. This new interview is about the DC-9 Classic specifically. I talk about the DC-9 Classic features, what it has to offer and why I think you should have a look at it.

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  • FSX vs P3D: The Rematch

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    FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane – who won the battle for flightsim supremacy last year? It has been said that “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. With that in mind, let’s have a look at the 2014 Avsim Demographic Survey.

     
  • Full Flight Tutorial Videos

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    Mike Dart of ProFsxVideos on Youtube has posted a comprehensive and detailed four-part full flight video series featuring the DC-9 Classic. Mike takes us along on a short range flight in the DC-9 Classic from Hannover to Nuremberg, Germany.

     
  • Stavanger - Tromsø in the DC-9

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    Join Matthias Hanel on this flight report as he flies the DC-9 Classic from Stavanger in southern Norway all the way up to the far north for a landing in snowy Tromsø.

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