AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
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  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
  • AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
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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. There were many variants and once in a blue moon you still see the “Old Smokey” carry cargo. Old Smokey was just one of the many nicknames the aircraft was given by pilots that loved flying them. DC Late, Greasy8, Death Cruiser, Whiney Bird and Cigarette Jets were others.

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.

It’s time to forget about MCDU, FMS and FADEC and go back to real flying, complete with instruments with needles and a sturdy but steady hand on the throttles and stick.

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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Robert Thomason
*Verified Product User*
2018-04-21 18:08:26
Really an excellent simulation of a classic. System depth is extensive you get a lot for the price. Following the amplified checklists can take around 30-40 minutes before your ready to taxi but shortcuts can be taken. The INS system is also included and quite detailed. A joy to hand fly but you need to stay on top of things because there is no automated systems like Auto-throttles and V-Nav modes; you got to fly it. Comes with a complete set of performance charts to help you determine correct stabilizer trim , EPR values and fuel requirements. This is far superior to any other DC-8 available IMO and is a must have for any fan of historic steam driven jetliner.

Btw the yokes are removable by clicking the air-brake lever on the MIP. My wish list would include a dedicated cargo version/livery. A load/flight planner with a little bit higher fidelity and the ability to incorporate Milviz Wx Radar. The radar included only displays terrain, or at least that's my understanding.

Nice Job!
George Joachim
*Verified Product User*
2018-04-20 10:14:34
An excellent by gone era airliner. There is a moderate amount of systems simulation. The sounds are great. The modelling is great and there are numerous liveries. I personally wish for a ground power and air supply truck. The aircraft is stable and is a joy to manually take off and manually land. I also wish for a clickable disappearing yoke because it conceals the DME.

Overall a great vintage airliner and if you like these, go get her...

I would love to see a B747-SP, which is of the same era.
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
389MB
REGISTRATION KEY
Registration key after purchase, see order details page in customer account
REQUIREMENTS
FSX and FSX:SE, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V4
Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64bit)
CPU: Dual-Core with 2.6 GHz (Quad Core highly recommended)
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Graphics card: 3 GB VRAM, DirectX 11
Disk space: 1.1 GB free disk space (SSD highly recommended)
Resolution: 1920x1080 (Full HD) or higher
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AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
Robert Thomason
Really an excellent simulation of a classic. System depth is extensive you get a lot for the price. Following the amplified checklists can take around 30-40 minutes before your ready to taxi but shortcuts can be taken. The INS system is also included and quite detailed. A joy to hand fly but you need to stay on top of things because there is no automated systems like Auto-throttles and V-Nav modes; you got to fly it. Comes with a complete set of performance charts to help you determine correct stabilizer trim , EPR values and fuel requirements. This is far superior to any other DC-8 available IMO and is a must have for any fan of historic steam driven jetliner. Btw the yokes are removable by clicking the air-brake lever on the MIP. My wish list would include a dedicated cargo version/livery. A load/flight planner with a little bit higher fidelity and the ability to incorporate Milviz Wx Radar. The radar included only displays terrain, or at least that's my understanding. Nice Job!
AEROSOFT - DOUGLAS DC-8 FSX P3D
George Joachim
An excellent by gone era airliner. There is a moderate amount of systems simulation. The sounds are great. The modelling is great and there are numerous liveries. I personally wish for a ground power and air supply truck. The aircraft is stable and is a joy to manually take off and manually land. I also wish for a clickable disappearing yoke because it conceals the DME. Overall a great vintage airliner and if you like these, go get her... I would love to see a B747-SP, which is of the same era.
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