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  • Future Flightsim: Part 3 - The Elephant

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    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.

     
  • DC-9 Classic Training

    Stepping into the cockpit of an advanced aircraft for the first time trying to learn how to fly it with nothing to help you out but a manual, or maybe a good tutorial if you’re lucky, can be quite a daunting task. 

    If you are an experienced simmer the general knowledge of how aircraft work will go a long way, but you’re still going to have your work cut out for you trying to learn a new aircraft. If you are a newer simmer, you may be in for an extremely steep learning curve.

     
  • Why the DC-9?

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    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.

The final lineup of the liveries to be included in the release package hasn't been set in stone yet, but here is a preview of some of the candidates.

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Here are a few brand new screenshots of the external aircraft model to give you a glimpse of what's coming!

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The DC-9 wings were designed to be fast on cruise and perform well on short runways. The final wing design was the optimal combination of wing-sweep angle, 24 degree sweep back at the center chord, and wing thickness to yield the lowest operating cost for a given cruise speed (M.80), payload-range ability and field length requirements. Designed to provide a stable, sturdy and reliable airplane structure, the all metal wing was produced to withstand the stress of frequent takeoffs and landings which jets operating short haul endure.

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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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