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  • Rotate MD-80 V1.3 PRO update is available!



    The long awaited update for the amazing Rotate MD-80 is here! Version 1.3 PRO!

    This update is a free one for all who purchased the previous versions.

    The aircraft is compatible with X plane 10.51 and up and is working in the latest X plane 11 beta. They cannot guarantee that future beta releases will offer 100% compatibility. 

    Rotate has stated they've completely reworked the LNAV & VNAV systems and the FMS includes new pages like PROGRESS and HOLD and offers support for ARINC424 instructions (DME arcs, Procedural turns, conditional waypoints, VECTORS, …).

     Many smaller systems and older cockpit functions have been upgraded and some newer systems added with much detail. 


    Here is the official list of features 

    Flight characteristics:

    Precise flight model
    Fine tuned engine performance
    Developed with the help of two MD-80 pilots
    Custom systems:


    Accurate PW-JT8D-219 model
    Engine Starting and Ignition System
    Engine Oil System
    Fuel Distribution, Heat and Quantity Indication
    Thrust Reversers
    Automatic Reserve Thrust
    Thrust Rating Panel
    Engine Display Panel
    Systems Display Panel

    Electrical System:

    Power Generating and Distribution System
    Battery and bus monitor system
    Emergency Power System
    Ground Power Unit

    Hydraulic System:

    Rudder and Elevator HYD/MAN operation
    Ground Pneumatic System
    Reversers and Brakes Accumulators

    Air System:

    Air Conditioning and Distribution with Ground Operation and In-flight Pneumatics
    Cockpit and Cabin Temperature Control
    APU On-Ground Air Conditioning
    Airplane Pressurization
    Ground Pressure Supply for on ground A/C operation

    Automatic Flight, navigation and FMS:

    Dual IRS alignment rutine, NAV and ATT modes
    Custom LNAV and VNAV. Climb, cruise and descend management with altitude and speed restrictions. ARINC424 instructions support
    Performance management, with complete VNAV profile calculation, including T/C, T/D, and time, fuel and altitude predictions
    Lateral Navigation: NAV, VOR/LOC, ILS
    Vertical Navigation: VNAV, VERT SPD, IAS/MACH, ALT HLD
    Speed modes: SPD and MACH sel, EPR LIM, FMS OVRD
    All autopilot readouts simulated
    Flight Mode Annunciator
    All EPR modes
    Flight planning, navigation, performance management and airplane guidance
    FMS pages:
    RTE page with VIA and DIRECT selection, DISContinuity detection and CO ROUTE
    LEGS with insertion and deletion capabilities and RTE DATA
    DIRect TO waypoint
    DEPartures and ARRivals pages with SIDs and STARs (third party database included)
    PERFormance page with BURN SCHED, WIND/TEMP corrections and calculated remaining fuel
    CLIMB page with estimated times and restrictions and CLB DIR function
    CRUISE page
    DESCENT page with SPEED/PATH, DES NOW and DES DIR modes
    TAKEOFF REF and APPROACH REF with automatic V-Speeds calculation
    HOLD page with entry pattern calculation and Present POS
    PROGRESS pages with pilot selectable waypoint
    Save and load route options
    Aircraft Management page
    Custom PFD and ND with curved transitions and MAG/TRU operation
    Accurate navigation instruments and displays
    Weather Radar and TCAS with TA/RA advisories

    Complete Engine Fire Detection and Extinguishing simulation

    Simulated Tests:
    DFGC, Altitude, Engine Fire, APU Fire, GPWS, Windshear, Flight Recorder, Voice Recorder, TCAS, Brake Temp, Stall, Anti-Skid, LED/Annunciators


    Slat/Flap controls with Dial-a-Flap selection wheel
    Vertical trim control with Take-off Condition Computer
    Hide yoke option

    Hyper-realistic visuals:

    Highly detailed 3D cockpit, passenger cabin and exterior model, with accurate animations
    Accurate control surfaces animations with control tabs. Precise wing flex animation
    Thorough 4K texture work
    Normal and specular maps
    10 High quality liveries (Air Liberté, Alitalia, Allegiant, American Airlines, British Island Airlines Delta Airlines 1, Delta Airlines 2, German Wings, Iberia, Scandinavian Airlines)
    Cockpit crew modelled
    Paint-Kit 4K

    Cockpit flood lamps and thunderstorm lights
    Cockpit instruments, text and digital lights
    Panel flood lights
    Overhead panel flood light
    Wing lights with off, on and deployed positions, and nose lights
    Nav, strobe and anti-collision lights
    Exterior flood lights, wing and nacelle lights.


    Custom 3D sound engine with stereo and doppler effects
    High quality multi-layered engine sounds
    Wind and control surfaces sounds
    Cockpit sounds: varied switches and knobs, avionics and Air Conditioning, tests and alerts,…


    To purchase this aircraft or upgrade to the latest version please click here - Enjoy!









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