X-Plane 9 Civil Heavy Aircraft

Boeing 747 in X-Plane 9

Image shows a Boeing 747 in X-Plane 9 with Boeing house colors, early scheme.

X-Plane version 9 has a great community following, with many users creating aircraft to download into the simulator. At the moment, users have not developed as many add-ons as the Microsoft range has, however each package is very high quality, and you can view each file with an image before you download it.

Aircraft design software for X-Plane is included with the program package. The designing of aircraft is quite a simple with this software, and with the way X-Plane works, flight dynamics are created by the simulator software, not the aircraft designer - so designing accurate aircraft shapes and structures create a very flyable model.

This section covers the heavier type of aircraft, usually commercial passenger types such as the Boeing 747, Airbus A380 and many of the other popular aircraft you would find at the terminal of an international airport.

While general aviation flying is popular, flight simulator users tend to more enjoy the larger, commercial types of aircraft - usually because they have spent most of their flying hours on these aircraft while going on holiday or business trips.

Installation is reasonably easy, and most of the files come with installation instructions to get the aircraft up-and-running in X-Plane.

Ilyushin Il-76

About the aircraft This aircraft is built to be as close to the real thing both in performance and look. The performance was designed using the original Pilot’s Handbook which can be found at http://www.il76.boom.ru. The real aircraft is still handles a little better at high weights which I am not able to reproduce in X-Plane. The flaps of the real aircraft are more sophisticated than in this model, and of course the real aircraft has a fixed main landing gear. The instruments...

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MD-10 Fedex

Conversion of DC-10 to MD-10 standard With UFMC config and 8.64 acf files. Fedex MD-10 in X-Plane 9. ...

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Handley Page 70 Halton

This was a conversion of post-1945 redunadant Halifax bombers. Flying Instrument panel is pure guesswork and what's practical in X-Plane. There are multiple fuel gauges, but actually only one single tank and a single on/off switch. Landing: I recommend prop RPM 1000, some nose up trim, flap 40 degrees and about 75 knot approach landing speed. Credits The 3-bladed moving prop graphic and the GPS notepad was made by Paul B Jones.  Engine sound files were made by...

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Boeing 747 SP

Introducing the Boeing 747 SP. I built this plane by modifying Sergio & Mohammad's United 747-400 that is standard in x-plane. I used Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7 engines that pump out 48,000 pounds of thrust each. thanks to Joe Van Ewyk for the engine nacalles , and thanks to Paul Steinsberg and Gerry for providing the awesome realistic panel (wich I tweaked a little to make even more so) Also thanks to Viking and the Teamspeak server guys for answering a ton of my questions about development along...

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