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Douglas DC-8-71F Air Transport International ATI

33.3k jelybaca  9 days ago

The DC-8-71F in ATI livery

Interior

night time

Contols

AG2...........................Reverse
AG5...........................Autolevel(roll)
AG8...........................Cargo Door, and Doors
Landing Gear...........Landing Gear and Landing Lights
VTOL..........................Flaps
Trim...........................Trim

This DC-8-71F features

  • ASBS
  • Cockpit Interior
  • Working Instruments
  • Plane interior
  • WingFlex!
  • Air Transport International ATI livery
  • Working doors and cargo door
  • Smooth Airbrakes

Notes

Max operational throttle is 75%, use 100% for short takeoffs or emergencies. Takeoff speed is around 330km/h, max tested speed is around 900km/h, and stall speed around 166km/h with trim. It tends to roll on the left a little bit but it shouldn't bother that much.

Quite thankful I went ahead with the Freighter version, that meant there would be no window duties, not only exhausting, but can consume a lot of parts that could have been used on other things, and now with no windows, I could not only do an interior, but also detailed cockpit and livery.

There are substantial changes from the DC-8-32 Project, primarily the revised Cockpit and nose Assembly using lesser and more detailed parts, a plane Interior for the cargo bay, working doors from the 737-200C project, and detailed instrumentation from all of the previous projects I built.

This plane is long overdue, its construction was started right after the DC-8-32 is published, and ended a week later, but I am glad I overdelayed the DC-8-71F project because it wouldn't have benefitted from revised funky trees, and improved construction methods, in fact, I am considering re-publishing the DC-8-32 with a revised nose but with rules so unclear, and every step risking a perma-ban for most mundane of reasons, its safest to leave it alone.

This plane was supposed to take the next publish bracket after the 747-8i and 787-9, a weekend bracket (Fri/Sat|Ven/Sam) however due to miscommunication that led to internet problems, the 747-8i and 787-9 had to take the next publish bracket (26th-27th June) and have the DC-8-71F ATI moved to a weekday bracket (Mon/Wed/Thu|Lun/Mar/Jeu) to make way for the 747 and 787.

I really should get a move on on my clientwork queue list. Its getting very crowded.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 143.0ft (43.6m)
  • Length 186.3ft (56.8m)
  • Height 43.4ft (13.2m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 88,438lbs (40,115kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.573
  • Wing Loading 29.5lbs/ft2 (144.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,996.0ft2 (278.3m2)
  • Drag Points 47260

Parts

  • Number of Parts 671
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    Also, not gonna lie, this looks like a HUGE improvement from your previous dc8. Don’t get me wrong, the old one still looks good!

    2 days ago
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    super realistic

    4 days ago
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    this is the landing gear that doesn’t need to tilt

    4 days ago
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    @jelybaca I really love the planes you made very accurate and beautiful as well
    Compatible with my Android not laggy much

    5 days ago
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    Holy heck. You build so fast and your builds never look bad. Flawless Actually.@jelybaca

    5 days ago
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    @jelybaca oh okay thanks for warning

    6 days ago
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    33.3k jelybaca

    @HYpe1554 your simpleplanes is probably out of date, as the gears I use utilise a new FT function only available on the latest update.

    6 days ago
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    My landing gear dont retract

    +1 6 days ago
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    4,133 N661US

    @jelybaca Please try input: Brake*(1-LandingGear) for the spoilers, and in fact the nose needs only two panels at the “cheek” area. BTW, you still built the best DC-8 I see in here.

    8 days ago
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    33.3k jelybaca

    @N661US Ah I see, I do apologise for lashing at you. But I do want to see your rendering of the DC-8-70, with how you know these things with the airbrakes, and sections, I bet it'd better than this.

    8 days ago
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    4,133 N661US

    @jelybaca I think I need to clarify I'm totally not nitpicking, and I fully recognize your technique and effort through your previous builds. This is only a suggestion and answering with a "do it yourself" attitude may seem somewhat inappropriate.

    8 days ago
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    33.3k jelybaca

    @N661US Build one then in accordance to your desired level of detail and accuracy. Not everyone knows the innerworkings of each specific aircraft.

    8 days ago
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    4,133 N661US

    impressive, but there's a issue with the avionic logic: DC8s have no hydraulics supplied to all airbrakes, and thus they cannot use spoiler in the most times of their flights, they rely on reversers. DC8-70s may use reversers of their 2&3 engines in MaxContinuousThrust inflight in accordance to the manual.
    and it would be great if there's less seams in Section 41.

    8 days ago
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    @jelybaca very cool

    8 days ago
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    33.3k jelybaca

    @QingyuZhou I was gonna say There's no load and maybe you set the throttle to 100% but those are plausible. Frick forgot to decrease brake torque.

    8 days ago
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    33.3k jelybaca

    @ShootsPlanes I'll see into it. I am planning to build it

    8 days ago
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    You should do a kitty hawk in Australian or any other allied forces. But that’s just a suggestion a hopeful suggestion.

    8 days ago
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    @jelybaca could you make the boeing 757-300?

    8 days ago
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    oh you are back

    +1 8 days ago
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    Decrease drag points to around 30000, and decrease engine power as well. And reduce brake torque of the wheels...
    Bruh as an airliner builder you must know these basics lol
    @jelybaca

    8 days ago
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    33.3k jelybaca

    @QingyuZhou I have seen your builds, but I'm satisfied with the method I am applying to my builds for nose paneling, uses much less parts than yours and honestly works enough. Accelerates too fast? Gee I wonder why...

    8 days ago
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    Have you checked out my airliners yet? You can download some of mine for references on gears and nose paneling. Great livery, tho it accelerates and brakes WAY too fast (90% of players here make the same mistake, don't worry)

    8 days ago
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    3,296 F4Mustang

    Awesome dc8! How did you get multiple planes on the same taxi way and parked together though?

    8 days ago
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    13.7k Viper6

    Best DC8 I have ever seen!

    8 days ago
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    Wow! This is really cool! I like how detailed all of your planes are! You did an amazing job on this!

    8 days ago
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