. . : : MD-10 BRIEF History : : . .
The MD-10 program was started by MDC (later Boeing) and FEDEX.
The program consist in two stages. The first was the passenger to freighter conversion of the FEDEX DC-10s fleet (Many acquired from United and American). The second stage was to equip the DC-10 with ACF (Advanced common flight deck) The cockpit is basically identical to the MD-11 and it requires just two pilots. The conversion produces significant cost savings associated with changing to a two-person flight crew from a three-person flight crew. The conversion also replaces the old DC-10 computers with 19 state-of-the-art Honeywell Computers, improving the efficiency, and decreasing inventory costs. The MD-10 conversion achieves a weight savings of approximately 1,000 lb (454 kg). Additional maintenance and labor savings will result from commonality in an MD-10/MD-11 fleet, including same type ratings for pilots who fly either airplane
. . : : VERSION 1.5 CHANGES : : . .
-Re-designed Landing Gear with totally new animations.
-Fixed some VC compatibility problems, since MD-11 SP3.
-NEW Wings, stabilizers (Super Hi-Def)
-NEW Fuselage Textures.
-NEW Engines Textures.
-Refined Flight Dynamics with brand new Cargo and Balance.
-Cargo Bays has been totally reworked.
-New Nose Vortilons.
-Refined Leading Edge.
-Many Textures has been changed to provide better realism.
-Reanimation of the Fan Blades
-Fixed Aileron, Rudder and Elevators Shaking problems.
-Detailed missing or black textures parts.
. . : : AIRCRAFT : : . .
-Dual Native versions available ( FS9 and FSX )
-State of the art replica of the aircraft.
-Extensively use of the new FSX characteristics such as:
-BUMP Map, Specular Map, Self cast shadows, Availability for ground support, etc.
-Wing Root, Nose and Tail Section has been meticously designed
giving exact shape to this section.
-Gravity and Aerodinamic actuated Flexible wings.
-Complete 3D Fan Blades.
-Wing/ Runway lights.
-Velocity wheels with steering and compressing nose wheel.
-Forward Entry with realistic Truck Stairs and full motion animation.
-Forward Exit/Service redesigned, with full interior animation and Lights effects.
-Dynamic Shine on fuselage, engines, wings, vertical and horizontal stab.
-The Vertical Stabilizer has been designed with a countless number of details.
-Animated horizontal Stabilizer (Stabs move up and Down according to trim).
-Perfectly simulated loss of hydraulic pressure on: horizontal stabilizer, Rudder, Spoilers,
Ailerons, Elevators and Brakes. The elevators Falls when the systems are inoperative.
-one touch Reverses (The reverser now arm fully with just a touch of the reverser "F2" ).
-Fully operational animated Landing Lights (Extends with the action of landing lights CTRL+L).
-Highly detailed gear and actuators.
-Realistic animation of speedbrakes and roll spoilers.
-Detailed every part of the flap and Slats, hinges and actuators.
-Suspension adjusts height to load.
-Parking Mode.(Main Cargo Loader, Container loaders, Front stairs Trucks,
Pushback Truck and Fuel truck Avail just in FS9.
-Highly Detailed and animated Container Loader truck.
-Highly Detailed and animated Main Cargo Loader (Freighter Version).
-Highly Detailed and animated Stairs truck.
-Highly Detailed and fully animated Ground Crew (Walks in pushback state).
-Ground Power unit has been perfectly modeled and it interacts with the 2D Panel.
-Animated Flight Deck Door.
-Highly detailed and animated Captain and First Officer window.
-Maintenance Mode has been added.
(includes Meteo Radar, main, nose and Aux landing gear doors
and in the tree Engines The Cowls opens to expose the Engine itselfs.
-Perfect modelled Wheather Radar.
-High detailed Pitots, static intakes, stall probe, Static ports and Ventilation Exhaust
and Intakes (Are no longer a texture Bitmap now are a full independent elements.
-Multi stage flap and Slat animation.
-Taxi, Wing, Navigation, strobe, Runway Turnoff, Landing Lights and beacons lights.
-Hi Definition Photoreal Textures 32Bits.
. . : : VIRTUAL COCKPIT : : . .
-All the functions on the virtual cockpit are fully functional and animated,
you can perform a complete flight within the VC.
-Over 80 switches clickable and animated.
-Thrust, flap, spoiler Controls animated.
-Perfectly modelled and animated captain and First Officer window and its mechanisms.
-Display Control System.
-Master caution System.
-Animated Rudder pedals, Ailerons and Elevator Yokes.
-Animated Sterring Wheel.
-Every switch, handle or Knob are modelled in 3D.
-Fully operational autopilot.
-Fully operational Displays knobs and switches.
-Animated Flight deck door.
-Highly detailed and animated Suncreens and Visors.
-Animated Service and main exits.
-Spectacular night lighting.
-Flood panel lights FX.
-Highly detailed reflecting-transparent windows.
-Clickable and movable Sunshine screens.
-Highly detailed and animated Suncreens and visors.
-Photoreal and Hi-Def Textures on the Virtual Cockpit.
-Fully Detailed and clickeable with endless details and effects.