After over a year of building, giving up, and getting back into it, I’ve finally finished this beautiful plane! I had wanted it to be the best plane I had ever made, and I think I did a good job!
The Douglas DC-8 (also known as the McDonnell Douglas DC-8) is an American four-engine mid- to long-range narrow-body jet airliner built from 1958 to 1972 by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Launched after the competing Boeing 707, the DC-8 nevertheless kept Douglas in a strong position in the airliner market, and remained in production until 1972 when it began to be superseded by larger wide-body designs, including the Boeing 747, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. The DC-8's design allowed it a slightly larger cargo capacity than the 707 and some re-engined DC-8s are still in use as freighters.
Act. 1-3: Lights
Act. 4 + VTOL up: Gear Doors
Act. 5 + VTOL up: Flaps
Act. 8: Reversers
- Power/Weight Ratio 2.611
- Wing Loading 42.3lbs/ft2 (206.3kg/m2)
- Wing Area 3,055.3ft2 (283.8m2)
- Drag Points 46871
- Number of Parts 665
- Control Surfaces 7