Aerosoft Douglas DC-8 Released!

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After a fairly long development, Aerosoft has finally released their Douglas DC-8 aircraft for P3D Version 4!

The aircraft is only compatible with Prepar3D Version 4 at the moment, however, “The version for 32 bit simulators is expected to follow in May at no additional cost.”

“The Douglas DC-8 was one of the aircraft that brought long distance air travel to the masses. It made transatlantic air travel possible for a much larger group of people, thus making the world a much smaller place.  Commercially it was successful up to 1972 when wide bodied aircraft like the B747 took over its place.”

“For a long time, we lacked these important aircraft in our simulators but this add-on adds a version to your virtual hangar that is not only looking and sounding good, but also offers a good system depth. Every real pilot will enjoy navigating by VOR and NDB and manually managing the four finicky power plants. It is hard work but the DC-8 will reward you with great handling.”

Features

  • Simulation of a 50 series DC-8 passenger airliner with a focus on normal procedures
  • 3D model of the exterior with animated flight surfaces, reversers, landing gear, four exits and two cargo doors
  • Virtual cockpit model with detailed simulation of instruments and controls at the pilot’s, first officer’s, and flight engineer’s positions
  • In-depth simulation of more than 10 aircraft systems
  • Visual rain effects on cockpit windows using TrueGlass technology by TFDi
  • P3D V4 version includes dynamic landing, taxi, and ground floodlights that illuminate objects
  • Cockpit lighting including main panel, pedestal, and engineer’s panel floodlights, dome light, panel back lighting, and instrument gauge lighting
  • Instrument gauge lighting has four selectable levels of intensity
  • Engine and other sounds by Turbine Sound Studios including start-up external air cart sound
  • Radar display showing terrain with three ranges selectable
  • Loader utility to add and remove passengers, cargo and fuel
  • Detailed engine simulation with accurate EPR readings to set power for takeoff, climb and cruise
  • Detailed performance tables to determine V speeds, power settings, takeoff trim, manoeuvre and stall speeds, and more
  • Custom icing code will cause airframe ice accumulation to increase drag and degrade lift while de-icing will gradually remove effects of ice
  • INS waypoints may be manually inserted, or simply by loading a standard FSX flight plan
  • INS simulation is very detailed with random drift, DME updating, realistic or fast alignment and more
  • A cold and dark state is available at any time using the pop-up loader utility

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