The Rotate MD-80 is a most accurate simulation of this popular aircraft, specifically the MD-88 variation. It offers a complex and immersing simulation experience. The realism of the 3D model and texture work is pure and delightful eye candy. The advanced systems simulation makes a solid experience for the demanding flight simmer.
- Precise flight model and fine tuned engine performance.
- Virtually all the instruments and controls are interactive.
- Developed with the advice and counseling from MD-80 licensed pilots.
- Compatible with X-Plane 11 and 10.51 versions.
Custom Flight Management System (FMS) and Automatic Flight
- Route, departures and arrivals procedures (SIDs and STARs).
- Custom LNAV and VNAV. Climb, cruise and descend management with altitude and speed restrictions. ARINC424 instructions support.
- Save and load route to/from text file.
- Performance management, with complete VNAV profile calculation, including T/C, T/D, and time, fuel and altitude predictions.
- Takeoff and approach speed management.
- Custom Navigation Display with curved transitions and MAG/TRU operation.
- DFGC, Thrust Rating management (EPR modes) and Flight Mode Annunciator.
- Aerosoft NavDataPro (2016) included (for updated database third party subscription is needed).
- DIRECT TO page.
- LEGS page with RTE DATA extension page.
- CLIMB page with CLB DIR function.
- DESCENT page with SPEED/PATH, DES NOW and DES DIR modes.
- Complete HOLD functionality with entry pattern calculation and Present POS.
- PROGRESS pages with pilot selectable waypoint. More accurate time and fuel predictions.
- PERF page with BURN SCHED, WIND/TEMP corrections and calculated remaining fuel.
- FIX page.
Detailed simulation of systems
- WX/TCAS with TA/RA advisories.
- Power plant: accurate PW-JT8D-219 model, Fuel Distribution, Heat and Quantity Indication, Automatic Reserve Thrust.
- Electrical: Power Generating and Distribution, APU, Battery Charger, Emergency Power Supply.
- Hydraulics: Rudder and Elevator HYD/MAN operation, GPS, Reversers and Brakes accumulators.
- Air: Pneumatics, Air Conditioning and Distribution, Pressurization.
- Slat/Flap controls with Dial-a-Flap control.
- Takeoff Condition Computer.
- Complete Engine Fire Detection and Extinguishing simulation.
- Simulated Tests: DFGC, Altitude, Engine Fire, APU Fire, GPWS, Windshear, Flight Recorder, Voice Recorder, TCAS, Brake Temp, Stall, Anti-Skid, LED/Annunciators.
- Ground operations page, with GPU/GPS request, doors management, and fuel/cargo/passengers load functions.
- Fuel & Load page, with load stations according to Weight & Balance manual.
- Weight & Balance section, with accurate custom CG computing, and Weight/CG predictions for Takeoff and Landing.
- Highly detailed 3D cockpit, passenger cabin and exterior model.
- Normal and specular maps for enhanced detail.
- Thorough HD day and night textures.
- Accurate animations, including wing flex animation.
- All external and internal lights.
- A set of ten ultra-high resolution liveries, including a paintkit.
- 3D sound engine with stereo and doppler effects.
- High quality multi-layered engine sounds.
- Wind and control surfaces sounds.
- Cockpit ambient and custom alerts.