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Rotate MD-11 Development Update

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X-Plane developer Rotate has shared on the X-Plane forums a couple of screenshots of the aircraft cockpit. One was taken during cruise where we can see some navigation ongoing, and the other was taken on the ground, with numerous failures message displays. The developer commented that it was still largely a work in progress and users might easily spot some mistakes. While there is still quite a lot of work to do, Rotate indicated that the main autopilot and navigation systems were already implemented. The aircraft has not yet reached beta stage, but is closing in. Not much further information was shared, but we will make sure to keep you posted regarding the Rotate MD-11.

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TFDi PACX and MD-11 Development Update

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TFDi has shared on their forums a development update regarding PACX and their longed-for MD-11. PACX PACX development has been progressing well, and a new version is available for testers at the moment, and should be releasing soon. The first major improvement of this version is the implementation of a cabin layout within the PACX add-on. From now on, PACX
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Sky Simulations MD-11 Updated

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Sky Simulations has updated their MD-11 to version 2.2, which makes it compatible with Prepar3D V5. The most visible addition is the PBR modeling while the virtual cockpit has received a fair share of work with several bug corrections and a overhauled systems logic. However, the FMC remains based of the easyFMC by Eric Marciano, which uses the default simulator
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TFDi Design Development Update – MD11/PACX/717

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In a recent dev blog update from the team, TFDi Designs has shared with us a progress update for their MD-11 accompanied by some new renders of the cockpit model, a changelog for the latest PACX update, and a small maintenance fix for their 717. The systems programmer at TFDi Design is currently working on developing the MD-11's electrical systems.
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TFDi Design MD-11 Development Update

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TFDi Design has posted a progress update on the upcoming McDonnell Douglas MD-11 for Prepar3D. Writing on the TFDi website, the company used the article to outline the current progress of the plane, as well as to share an FMC preview from the hotly anticipated tri-jet. While no more visual previews of the exterior model were made, it was confirmed
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Rotate Previews MD-11 Landing Gear

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Over on their website, aircraft developer Rotate has published some landing gear screenshots of their rendition of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 for X-Plane.

The team has been working hard on the exterior model and texture work on the aircraft since the last post in March. These screenshots show the level of detail the team has included on the landing gear mechanisms, tyres and gear bays.

Alongside the work surrounding the landing gear, Rotate has also made progress in terms of performance and flight modelling which marks a pivotal point in the development of the aircraft as flight testing will start this week. This would suggest that the aircraft will be moving towards the final stages of development relatively soon. 

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New TFDi Design MD-11 Renders

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After TFDi Design's announcement the other week, people are very excited for the MD-11. Whilst the aircraft is still very far off from release, a brief presentation shared by TFDi Design revealed some brand new renders for the upcoming aircraft. The new renders are from an external standpoint. As from their past announcement, the team at TFDi Design said after
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TFDi Design Announces the MD-11

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Earlier today, TFDi Design previewed a single render that showed the under carriage of a new product and had a caption of, "Announcement coming soonTM". TFDi has now officially announced that the preview is in fact the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. MD-11 In their blog post, TFDi mentions that the team has grown for this project who are also more experienced. They
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Rotate Shares News Previews of the MD-11 FMS System

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The developers at Rotate have been rather quiet lately, but have broken that silence with new previews for their MD-11 FMS system. Developer Kucoman said that 30 individual pages are on the roadmap for development, and many of them are already operative. Below are some new previews of them in action. What's interesting to note is that each of the MCDUs
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Sky Simulations Updates MD-11 for FSX and P3D

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Developer Sky Simulations has updated their P3D/FSX-compatible MD-11 to version 2.2. The significant update adds PBR textures to the aircraft, a reworked FMC that now includes vertical navigation, as well as an aircraft manager, among other additions and fixes. Included with the addition of vertical navigation, the developer has reworked the MCP, including improved knobs for better handling. The aircraft,
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