Douglas DC-8

Compatibility: P3D v4, Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition
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The Douglas DC-8 was one of the aircraft that brought long distance air travel to the masses. It made transatlantic air travel possible for a much larger group of people, thus making the world a much smaller place. Commercially it was successful up to 1972 when wide-bodied aircraft like the B747 took over its place. There were many variants and once in a blue moon you still see the 'Old Smokey' carry cargo. 'Old Smokey' was just one of the many nicknames the aircraft was given by pilots who loved flying them - 'DC Late', 'Greasy 8', 'Death Cruiser', 'Whiney Bird' and 'Cigarette Jet' were others.

This add-on brings a version to your virtual hangar that not only looks and sounds good, but also offers a good system depth. Every real pilot will enjoy navigating by VOR and NDB and manually managing the four finicky power plants. It is hard work but the DC-8 will reward you with great handling.

It’s time to forget about MCDU, FMS and FADEC and go back to real flying, complete with instruments with needles and a sturdy but steady hand on the throttles and stick.

  • Simulation of a 50 series DC-8 passenger airliner with a focus on normal procedures
  • 3D model of the exterior with animated flight surfaces, reversers, landing gear, four exits and two cargo doors
  • Virtual cockpit model with detailed simulation of instruments and controls at the pilot’s, first officer’s, and flight engineer’s positions
  • In-depth simulation of more than 10 aircraft systems
  • Visual rain effects on cockpit windows using TrueGlass technology by TFDi
  • P3D V4 version includes dynamic landing, taxi, and ground floodlights that illuminate objects
  • Cockpit lighting including main panel, pedestal, and engineer’s panel floodlights, dome light, panel back lighting, and instrument gauge lighting
  • Instrument gauge lighting has four selectable levels of intensity
  • Engine and other sounds by Turbine Sound Studios, including start-up external air cart sound
  • Radar display showing terrain with three ranges selectable
  • Loader utility to add and remove passengers, cargo and fuel
  • Detailed engine simulation with accurate EPR readings to set power for take-off, climb and cruise
  • Detailed performance tables to determine V speeds, power settings, take-off trim, manoeuvre and stall speeds, and more
  • Custom icing code will cause airframe ice accumulation to increase drag and degrade lift while de-icing will gradually remove effects of ice
  • INS waypoints may be manually inserted, or simply by loading a standard FSX flight plan
  • INS simulation is very detailed with random drift, DME updating, realistic or fast alignment and more
  • A cold and dark state is available at any time using the pop-up loader utility

PC Pilot Classic Award"The Aerosoft DC-8 is a near-perfect balance of value, systems modelling and complexity. It gives the user a good taste of what it must be like to manage such a large aircraft with older technology, while still allowing those who don't want to dig too deeply to enjoy it on a more basic level." PC Pilot (Classic Award, 85/100)

System Requirements:

  • Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition & Prepar3D v4
  • Dual-Core CPU with 2.6GHz (Quad Core highly recommended)
  • 4GB RAM
  • Graphics card with 3GB VRAM, DirectX 11
  • Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)
  • 1.1GB hard drive space (SSD highly recommended)
  • Resolution: 1920x1080 (Full HD) or higher
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Douglas DC-8 Aerosoft's Series 50 DC-8 passenger airliner for FSX and P3D v4 includes functional pilot, first officer, and flight engineer positions and provides an in-depth simulation of more than 10 aircraft systems.

Features include dynamic exterior lighting, custom icing code whereby aircraft icing affects performance, instrument gauge lighting with four selectable levels of intensity, visual rain effects on cockpit windows, TSS sound set, loader utility and a radar display showing terrain with three selectable ranges.

Download size: 344MB

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Earn up to 110 points.