FS2004 McDonnel-Douglas DC-10 (KC-10)
Custom Panel for Microsoft Flight Simulator 9 (FS2004). Main panel .bmp and positioning of the gauges as per photos of the real flightdeck. * New and improved overhead panel and gauges. If you move your mouse over a switch and it will let you click it, it probably does what the photo-real panel s...
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Custom Panel for Microsoft Flight Simulator 9 (FS2004). Main panel .bmp and positioning of the gauges as per photos of the real flightdeck. * New and improved overhead panel and gauges. If you move your mouse over a switch and it will let you click it, it probably does what the photo-real panel say's it does! (pretty cool, huh?!) * Added a couple cool sounds like an altitude horn, go get me some coffee (and step on it!!....just kidding!), T.O. Calls, Approach calls, et.,al. *Added Lee Hetherington's IVSI/TCAS gauge, Built by: Dale Britton.
The archive DC10dfbv1.zip has 32 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|DC10dfbv1.1 FINAL.jpg||11.11.03||114.06 kB|
|New overhead Explain.JPG||11.11.03||129.16 kB|
|Ymu Windspeed.txt||10.29.03||467 B|
|File List.txt||11.11.03||1.25 kB|
|READ ME_or else.txt||11.11.03||5.78 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
Having been looking for a good excuse to fire up FS2004 once again, I decided to download this old model for the McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 to see what it was made of. As an aircraft with a strong and committed history I decided it might be worth downloading to see what all the fuss was about.
One thing I immediately noticed when using this simulated model was just how much it has in terms of detail. As a deeply integral piece of kit that looks wonderful, this does everything you could possibly imagine to pull it all together and look wonderful whilst it does so.
However like any other mod for an older simulator I decided it would be worth trying it out to see how it performed as much as how it looked. The graphical detail was impressive, but what did I make of the quality of the model?
Easy to Fly
The first thing that I looked out for was how effective it is to actually fly – with the help of the new panels and similar features, it was soon very easy to start mastering. The main panel .bmp and positioning of the gauges made a huge difference, as it really helped me settle into the cockpit and get a good bearing for what actually going on in the first place.
However, more importantly for me was the introduction of the level of realism. The creator Dale Britton said that he has used real photos to get the flight deck spot on – I have to admit this is 100% true. I like to be quite sceptical about claims like that but it was hard to disagree with; this looks wonderful.
Simple to Command
Even more importantly for me, though, was the introduction of the new overhead panels and gauges. These look great and when you hover your mouse over switches, you can simply click on it and get the commands that you need. The addition of all of the realism and the extra features done a lot for me to get to grips with the demands of the model.
This also added a couple of really cool sounds such as an altitude horn and even approach calls. It’s these little things, the extra attention to detail that brings mods like this together. I was massively impressed and would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to fly properly.
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