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Aircraft Update - McDonnell Douglas MD-88 v1.20 by Rotate

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Aircraft Update - McDonnell Douglas MD-88 v1.20 by Rotate

 

Rotate have updated the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 to version...  v1.20. As updates go it is not a long list but has some really nice significant new features. Note: since this post there has been an update v1.21 posted, details are noted below.

 

The main feature has been the work on the Weather Radar and TCAS - Traffic Collision Avoidance System. And the new system is also compatible with any third party addon using X-Plane's multiplayer interface to position traffic and it has been tested in IVAO and VATSIM, of which was highly requested from online flyers.

 

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The pedestal around the TA/RA panel has had a little attention as well. In operation it works very well but not the level of FlightFactors Boeing 767.

 

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I can't remember that folded crew seat being there...  I could be wrong.

 

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Another new feature is the engine output numbers now have rolling numbers and blinking advisories, very nice it is.

 

Autopilot has had attention with retuned up fuel burn rates that still work to with the APU.  SPD/MACH SEL now selects V-SPD pitch mode when out of IAS/MACH mode and the SPD/MACH SEL is now not selectable while in TO, GA or TO-FLX modes.  I still find the Speed to Mach change goes out (higher number) and is not consistent when you switch over in up or down changes?

 

Autobrakes are now disengaged when manual braking is detected and all custom commands are now operative for hardware controller allocation.

 

I found and reported some white flashing on the wheels with HDR switched off, that has also been addressed and fixed.

 

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The full 1.20 update list is:

 

- All custom commands are now operative for hardware controller allocation.
- TCAS implementation in VSI and Weather Radar (TA and RA modes).
- Weather Radar range and other fuctions are now operative.
- Barometric pressure manipulator correction.
- Engine's displays now with rolling numbers and blinking advisories.
- Solved some texture problems in the wheels.
- Slow fast indicator is now shown with AT dissengaged.
- Aerosoft airac database naming convention now supported.
- X Plane GNS430 airac database naming convention now supported.
- Tuned up fuel burn rates. Still work to do with APU.
- Tuned up AP modes. SPD/MACH SEL now selects V-SPD pitch mode when out of IAS/MACH mode.
- Tuned up AP modes. SPD/MACH SEL is now not selectable while in TO, GA or TO-FLX modes.
- Other improvements in AP modes.
- Tuned up exterior lights.
- Added camera movement restriction to the inside view.
- Added details in cockpit textures, specially in aft pedestal.
- Corrected some texture problems in the wheels.
- Autobrakes are disengaged when manual braking is detected.

 

Update v1.21

 

Rotate has posted an update to be added into version 1.20. This covers a few items:

 

- Solved issue preventing the loading under OSX versions previous to 10.10.
- Rudder trim tab animation is now correct.
- Minor cockpit's textures changes.
- Missing cockpit lights are back.
- Camera limits removed. They will be back if we find a satisfactory solution.

 

You don't have to redownload the full aircraft from your store, but download this v1.21r1 patch here: Rotate MD-80 v1.21r1-patch 1.0.0

Patch is 76mb and just replace the contents into their relevant folders.

 

So all in all a nice set of tweeks and small updates to keep the MD-88 flying the routes in service...

 

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You can go and download the v1.20 update now from your account at the X-Plane.OrgStore if you have already purchased the aircraft or purchase below.

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Yes! the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 by Rotate is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here : 

 

McDonnell Douglas MD-88

 

Price is US$59.95

If you already have purchased the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 by Rotate, then go to your X-Plane.OrgStore account and download the free v1.20 update.

 

Developer Rotate - Rotate.Com

Developer Support - MD80 - X-Plane.Org

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Updated by Stephen Dutton
20th July 2016
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RotateSim have uploaded a further patch to V1.21r1, available right now from the downloads section at X-Plane.Org. 

This aircraft is maturing nicely, and having seen the excellent quality of this recent TCAS implementation, I am now absolutely looking forward to even more functionality in the overhead panel. 

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3 hours ago, Fab10 said:

RotateSim have uploaded a further patch to V1.21r1, available right now from the downloads section at X-Plane.Org. 

This aircraft is maturing nicely, and having seen the excellent quality of this recent TCAS implementation, I am now absolutely looking forward to even more functionality in the overhead panel. 

 

Yes the update 1.21r1 is noted above... :)

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