Ultimate Airliners: The DC-9 Classic is a state of the art simulation of the Douglas DC-9 aircraft for Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition and Prepar3D. The DC-9 Classic simulates the DC-9-30 series aircraft and represents a new level of realism, simulation accuracy, graphics quality and included features coming from Coolsky.
The DC-9, built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, is a twin-engine, single-aisle, short to medium range jet airliner. The DC-9-30 is capable of carrying just over 100 passengers. It cruises at around 570 mph/910 km/h and has a range of about 1600 nautical miles (3000km). The DC-9 family of aircraft is one of the most successful series of airliners ever built with a total production of over 2,400 aircraft.
The DC-9 Classic comes with a fully operational 2D panel. Two forward views, two views of the pedestal, two views of the overhead panel, four circuit breaker panels, numerous training windows and an assortment of sub-panels and pop-up windows for all your piloting needs.
The virtual cockpit 3D model and textures have been created by McPhat Studios. Widely known for their texture work, McPhat Studios are now also doing great 3D modeling work. They have put the same level of quality and attention to detail into their 3D modeling as they have in their award winning texture packages.
With everything modeled in 3D, even down to the smallest moving instrument parts, the virtual cockpit has been designed to maximize the immersion factor and to give you the feeling of ‘being there’ as you fly.
The aircraft model, also modeled and textured by McPhat Studios, is just as rich in detail as the virtual cockpit. There are moving parts all around down to the individual control tabs on the control surfaces.
The external aircraft model fully simulates the “flying ailerons and elevators” of the DC-9. Rather than being hydraulically operated, like on most other aircraft, the DC-9 ailerons and elevator are operated by a control tab at the end of the control surface which flies the control surface up and down. This means the control surfaces won’t move on the ground when there is no air flowing over them.
Six high quality McPhat Studio liveries are included in the release package.
- Eastern Air Lines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Ansett Airlines of Australia
Further liveries are available in McPhat Studios award winning World Airliners addon textures package line.