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FS2004 SGA- Mcdonnell Douglas MD-88 Aerolineas Argentinas

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
3,822
Compatibility
FS2004
Filename
SGAMD88aarg.zip
File size
2.04 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 17 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 3 PRO members.

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 wings, flaps, and fuselage, and opening passenger and cargo doors. -DXT3 textures with dinamic shine, accurate alpha channel -Hand painted dirt effects -Photorealistic textures -No mip maps, high quality visual aircraft STEWART GLOBAL AIRCRAFT, painted by MARCELO ALLENDE

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The archive SGAMD88aarg.zip has 34 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
SGA MD88 aarg12.10.030 B
Super83.air11.05.038.36 kB
aircraft.cfg12.05.0311.01 kB
README.doc11.23.0333.35 kB
SMOKE_JT8D.fx06.12.031.22 kB
sound12.10.030 B
Sound.cfg11.23.0331 B
panel12.10.030 B
panel.cfg11.23.0331 B
model12.10.030 B
Model.cfg09.05.0221 B
MD83.mdl11.16.031.13 MB
texture12.10.030 B
DC9xINTERIOR_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
ENGINES_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
DC9_B_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
MD83_B_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
MD83_A_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
DC9xINTERIOR_T.BMP11.04.031.00 MB
Thumbs.db12.09.0339.00 kB
ENGINES_T.BMP12.05.031.00 MB
Dc9_b_t.bmp12.05.031.00 MB
MD83_B_T.BMP12.09.031.00 MB
Md83_a_t.bmp12.09.031.00 MB
Prewiew.jpg12.09.0357.20 kB
Prewiew 1.jpg12.09.0363.10 kB
Prewiew 2.jpg12.09.0344.10 kB
Prewiew 3.jpg12.09.0356.61 kB
image 1.jpg12.09.0344.44 kB
image 1.gif12.06.0318.64 kB
Mad Dog.jpg12.09.03131.75 kB
FILEID.DIZ12.06.03694 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

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! 

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery

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Vipe
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:45:44 GMT
Wonderful Plane
RavenholmAlpha
Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:54:04 GMT
Its fun! It uses the 737 panel and no virtual cockpit. But it is still cool!

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