• DC-9 Classic Auto Config

    The Automatic Aircraft Configuration feature, or Auto Config for short, has become one of the signature features of my aircraft. The idea for it came as the answer to the question which has spawned a lot of the features in my aircraft; what would I like to see in a product that I would buy?

  • DC-9 Model Differences

    Just recently came across an article on the Internet that detailed the differences between the various DC-9 models, as well as the MD-80 series, the MD-90 and B717. I thought it was a very interesting article and I wanted to share it with you.

  • 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.

TWA logoMcPhat Studios previews a few screenshots of the next Ultra High Definition Texture (UHDT) release for the Super 80 Pro. The next release will feature the old Trans World Airlines livery. Just like the American Airlines livery, the TWA livery will be available as a free download. The screenshots shown here are WIP (work in progress) and may not fully depict the final product.

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The long awaited Ultra High Definition Texture (UHDT) liveries from McPhat Studios are now out. The first livery made available by McPhat Studios is the American Airlines livery for the Super 80 Pro. The AA livery has been released as freeware, which means you can download it now free of charge from the McPhat Studios website.

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McPhat Studios does it again! Another 100% free UHDT livery! This time McPhat Studios releases the old TWA livery for the Super 80 Pro. Just like the AA livery released last week, the TWA livery has been released as freeware. You can download it now free of charge from the McPhat Studios website.

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Beta PatchA new beta patch for the Super 80 Pro has been released. This is beta patch version 1.1.3. This beta patch is a small update to the Super 80 Pro gauge file, yet important as it should fix the last remaining known CTD bug. There are also a few other fixes to the FMS and some graphical updates.

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  • FSX vs P3D: The Rematch


    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


    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


    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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