FS2004 SGA- Mcdonnell Douglas MD-88 Aerolineas Argentinas
registration LV-VBX Parque Nacional Lanín -Completely new Gmax model that is true to the real aircraft in many ways. This aircraft include flat tail, along with working airstairs. Other features include retractable landing lights, accurate light placement, full animations, accurately shaped wing...
- Complete with Base Model
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- 2.04 MB
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- Scanned 27 days ago (clean)
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- Free (Freeware)
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The archive SGAMD88aarg.zip has 34 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|SGA MD88 aarg||12.10.03||0 B|
|Prewiew 1.jpg||12.09.03||63.10 kB|
|Prewiew 2.jpg||12.09.03||44.10 kB|
|Prewiew 3.jpg||12.09.03||56.61 kB|
|image 1.jpg||12.09.03||44.44 kB|
|image 1.gif||12.06.03||18.64 kB|
|Mad Dog.jpg||12.09.03||131.75 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
Having never had the pleasure of flying on an AA flight, I decided to grab this mod. As a fan of the old MD-88, I wanted to see how it would look lit up in these colors. This package, then, was put together by Marcelo Allende as well as Stewart Global Aircraft.
So, what did I make of this version of the model? Is it worth your time to try it out?
Yes, I would say so. The textures are nice and crisp, blending in with the X-Plane world quite well, never looking out of place. The entire model was made in GMax, too, with a lot of minor features included for that added precision and depth. The aircraft comes with the real flat tail as well as the working air-stairs, two nice touches that tend to be left out of other versions of the aircraft for some reason.
Overall, I was really impressed with how much work has gone in across the whole aircraft. For example, it’s got fully retractable landing lights – a small but very useful feature. Many mods don’t come with this included, but the team here have gone to the extra detail of adding them in. alongside the accuracy of the light placement in the first place, this is a very nice little touch!
Looking the Part
One of the major adjustments that is included, though, is the animations. The animations team have done a good job because this thing looks like it’s all moving as one. Rather than some mods, that looks like hundreds of little things all running independently and apart from one another, this looks nice and fluid.
Add in the fact that the scale and shape of the whole aircraft is more or less spot on, and this makes a very big difference to the overall enjoyment you can have hopping into the cockpit of this aircraft. When you know everything is where it’s supposed to, it does make it a lot easier to fully buy into flying this aircraft.
The new DXT3 textures go a very long way to adding a great dynamic shine to the aircraft, with accurate alpha channels helping to finalize that look and making the whole aircraft look spot on. I was just very impressed with the overall composition of the aircraft, with everything from the photorealistic textures to the dirt effects all making the whole experience just feel a little more authentic.
I would be more than happy to recommend this take on the aircraft. It flies well, and controls itself as you would expect/demand. If you want to try out a cool version of the MD-88, this is definitely it!
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