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NEWS! - Aircraft Updated : Rotate McDonnell Douglas MD-11 v1.09


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Rotate have released v1.09 for the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Earlier in a noted "beta" release for testing, this now the formal release with a load of great improvements added to this fabulous authentic Simulation.


First it tests support for Apple Silicon architecture, which has become a more restless problem for developers than first realised, developers are getting on top of the problems, but Silicon is certainly not of the same configuration of the older Intel based processors.


Another big new feature is the "pop up" instrument displays are now available. Rotate aircraft (MD88/MD11) have always had fixed displays/screens.


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Now you can "popout" the instrument panels including the MCDU units. It was always hard to programme with their position relative to the MAP display (PLAN MODE)...  You still have to use the MCDU for inputs, but it saves you from flicking back and forth between the MAP display and MCDU. Yes all the popouts are scalable in size and can be used in Home Cockpits in the usable Window configuration. 


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And YES I really "loved" the new feature. Lighting has also had a bit of a revision, fine tuning you can all it. The lighting was always really good in the MD11, but it feels now more natural, Softer? but it looks excellent.


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Windows are now more cleaner, clearer... I personally found them a bit "Too" clean, clear... I would like the option for dirty windows as my preference, or the dirtier the better.


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There has been attention on the landing roll. The MD11 has one of the fastest landing speeds of any aircraft, so this aspect point is important. Here several areas on the approach phase have been tuned. Including AP1/AP2 annunciator in (the) FMA during dual land mode has been fixed, FMS SPD deceleration select/preselect now have safeguards during approach, FMC now does calculated IAS values for deceleration configurations. The MS speed target was rising above the approach speed below 100AGL in some cases...   and finally the landing roll brakes have better deceleration. All are aimed to the approach and landing phase sequences.


The v1.09 changelog is the usual lengthy output from Rotate, mostly nips and tucks to this of one of the very the highly specialised Simulations for the X-Plane 12 Simulator...


- Added pop up windows for screen displays.
- Implemented MIN PROF field in STAR page for RNAV procedures.
- Implement FMS SPD deceleration select/preselect safeguards during approach.
- Show FMC calculated IAS values for deceleration configurations.
- Improved VNAV descent prediction during non-clean configuration.
- Improved VOR interception accuracy.
- Tuned landing roll brakes deceleration.
- Added VERT ALERT annunciation in FMA when approacing T/D.
- Filter airports displayed by runway length.
- Reset CLB/ACCEL FMC fields.
- HDG SEL (pull) must allow edition of the heading target until <3º difference.
- Pushing FMS SPD (with no wheel change) resets to ECON.
- Added warning and logging for route loading process.
- Improved LED lighting of LCD displays.
- Inhibit DEFINED WAYPOINTS deletion when used in the flight plan.
- TCAS TA Only mode should be engaged automatically on ground and below 1000AGL.
- Improved manipulation of ELF switch.
- Reorder SID/STAR listing after applying filters.
- Reset ADG with maintenance button.
- Reduced dirt on windshield texture.
- Fixed FMS SPD indication glitch during climb at cross-over altitude.
- Fixed a problem with navaid selection with duplicate names.
- Fixed AFS pitch limits during SOP.
- Fixed a problem when transitioning from PROF to ALT HLD/SOP during descent.
- Fixed navaid DESELECT for ILS navaids.
- Fixed APPR/ILS guidance response when signal is not available.
- Fixed HDG turn direction problem when crossing 0.
- Fixed HDG bug reset after being hidden.
- Fixed AP1/AP2 annunciator in FMA during dual land.
- Fixed a bug in bank limit during non curved transition.
- Fixed FMS SPD target rising above approach speed below 100AGL in some cases.
- Fixed draw order of flight director bars in PFD.
- Fixed Aircraft floating over the runway during autoland in XP11.
- Fixed DME only stations not showing correct data in ND.
- Fixed ATS too responsive during cruise.
- Fixed compatibility problems with A Pilot's Life and other plugins.
- Fixed N2 going over red arc during TO in high altitude airports.
- Fixed bug in FPA discreet stepper when going down.
- Fixed problem in "fix all failures" function.
- Fixed a bug in landing gear disagree lights.
- Fixed a typo in stby airspeed indication.
- Fixed a bug in logic of CRZ and CLB thrust mode auto-selection.
- Fixed A-ICE ALL ON shown along with all other A-ICE alerts.
- Fixed reverser indication color during deployment on air.
- Fixed engine fire handles annuciators.
- Upgraded to newer Aerosoft database.


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The update v1.09 now also available to download from the Skunkcraft Updater, or use your X-Plane.OrgStore account and download the latest version in v1.09.

Support Forum at X-Plane.org or http://support.rotatesim.com/



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Yes! the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 v1.09 by Rotate is currently available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

Rotate MD-11

Price is US$83.95


The feature list is HUGE, so if you want to read it, then open the text file.

Feature List.txtUnavailable

X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11
Windows 8 or  Mac OSX 10.12 or newer (M Processors supported) , Linux Ubuntu 64b 18.04 or newer
8 GB+ VRAM recommended
Current version: 1.09 (May 16th 2024)

You can download this updated v3.0 Updater free here; SkunkCrafts Updater Standalone client


Full download v1.09 changelog is here;


Changelog v1.09.rtf


NEWS! by Stephen Dutton

17th May 2024

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