Rotate Previews MD-11 Night Lighting

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Development on the Rotate MD-11 has been ongoing for a considerable period, but it would seem that development is slowly coming to an end for the team. On forums, the team shared a number of new previews of the cockpit with the interior lighting added.

According to the post, the team said that all light sources have been simulated to provide a realistic looking night scene. Furthermore, Rotate said that instrumentation and systems are now “mostly complete” and that the VNAV elements are under heavy testing.

Whilst this aircraft has been in development for a long time, it appears as though the end may finally be in sight. Their post hinted that the development phase is coming to the end, which is evidenced by the fact that they’re working on the night lighting.

You can also watch a short video trailer for the aircraft as you wait for Rotate to finally release the iconic plane for X-Plane 11.

If you want to know more about this highly anticipated XPlane airliner, feel free to head over to Rotate’s official webpage, where you will be able to learn more about it and the features that it is supposed to come with at release.

As always, we will keep you updated regarding any potential future developments on this topic.

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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 can be independently controlled. This is because of the developers focus on a “dual-cockpit approach”. Rotate also added that the autopilot is awaiting on tuning and also work on the performance-related pages along with the aerodynamics and navigation.

Kuoman said in the post “As can be seen in the images, MCDUs can be independently connected to onside/offside FMCs, or together to the STBY NAV/RAD mode. Both primary and secondary flight plans are available, as well as alternative destination flight plan and the possibility to enter custom user waypoints.”

No further information was shared, nor any indication on a release date. We’ll continue to keep you updated should anything else come to light. You can also check our previous previews of the cockpit here.

Thanks to Cameron in our Discord for the heads up.

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