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  1. domm

    DC8 Operations

    I do not have a photo of F/E panel, just one from Airliner I never flew on DC-8 series 70, but on DC-8 55 in air force and UTA 62 at UTA and I went directly to DC-10. The 2 70 was in the French Air Force. 1 APU in the front cargo. 2 packs adn not freon compressors, and like the 62 that 8 fuel tanks. That it, for me..sorry
  2. domm

    DC8 Operations

    Michael, If I can tell you some things about the DC-8, I'll do it with pleasure. (Post in PM) Best Regards Domm
  3. domm

    DC8 Operations

    I have no problem, I was wrong, I thought I had something closer to reality, that's all. But I will stop there. the flight compartment is perfect.
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    DC8 Operations

    Thank you for your comment. (Frighter and pax for DC-8, pax only for DC'10, and 767) Sorry for my English, it's not my language, I speak better than I write it, on the other hand I speak 4 languages, but all with a problem for writing. (except for French) And you??? I know I wanted this DC-8 at Aerosoft store, to bring me 50 years back. and I understand that it's only for fun. And I understand that focus of the simulation for this DC-8 is on no failures. To have something very close to reality, with failures possible, you have to pay more and go to PMDG>>>Random failures, programmed failures, and the best..... Service based failures, that is based to mechanical reliability that closely approximates the mechanical reliability of the airplane in normal service operation I'm going to stop criticizing this DC-8, but if the developer wants info, then by PM, I would certainly answer him.
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    DC8 Operations

    You are unlikely to need the crossfeeds except in response to a failure. Not only, in the real aircraft if you want to make a Run-up operating an engine from other than its own system, or a long flight on 3 engines, you must need, the crossfeed in crossfeed position. Your flight engine who participated in the beta test, is a funny man. ************************************** NO the fuel panel is not "fully functional" The crossfeeding is ESSENTIALl to operate, for example, 3 engines with one inoperative engine, and to use the unused fuel of the tank corresponding to this engine. I already ended up finishing a flight on 3 engines, and for that we need crossfeed and fill valve If the operation of the cross feed is not simulated, then the fill valve is useless. The ramp below the fill valve switches is the manifold, which is pressurized only during refueling and transfer from tank to tank. Try to make a transfer, and give me the result. I tried the operation superficially, what you need to know is that not much is simulated. for example the pneumatic crossfeed. Takeoff warning should be with # 1 and #3, not just on the #1 Run-up on engine 3 with zero fuel in the main 3..see jpg But this your DC-8 has no faults, so everything is good
  6. domm

    DC8 Operations

    Hello Michael2 First quick test First off all...Fuel management. It's a pity because: The DC-8 had the most advanced fuel management system, in the 50s, and you could run an engine from any source Crossfeed not simulated, so all fuel fill valves sw are useless The crossfeed does not work, as well as engine fire shut-off transfer fuel from one tank to another impossible. Fuel in tank Alt 3 =0 and boost pump Alt 3 ON we have 15 psi ?? (see attached jipg) Fuel in tank Alt 2 =0 and boost pump Alt 2 ON we have 0 psi that is OK Do you send information by personal message? Have you noticed that I'm at -8 in red, so a bad one ( and I do n't care about that) . I'd love to help you, but why should I help Aerosoft, who does not even bother to answer me? So if you do not mind, I'll give my comments through the forum. Good Day to You regards
  7. domm

    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    "I can see the same alignment issue on your livery as my own. Because" ??? Yes because I kept the blue texture around windows, from DELTA textures, and I just lined up the green tape with a little cheating. The longest for me was to make the UTA inclined to Left for the tail
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    DC8 Operations

    Hi, I will tell you my opinion. The cockpit is perfectly represented, well done, and that brings me back 50 years. So your plane is fine, even with this problem of textures. My pleasure is to learn flying aircraft to young people around me. I finished my career on 767-300 at Air France .As soon as I have time I will try this DC 8, and inform you about possible problems. If ever, I can remember. I do not have any more documentation and I have thrown away a few years ago the Operations Manual and the checklists and procedures.
  9. domm

    DC8 Operations

    On your DC-8 reverser work even with the engines stopped, (OFF..not running) and this is False. You can try... And anyway, as soon as a motor runs there is pneumatic pressure indicated on the pressure manifold indicator. I am retired pilot, and I started my career on DC-8 in the French Air Force, and after at UTA. DC-8 50/55F/70serie So I know this aircraft very well. ( From the moment my memory is still good) And all the DC-8 series, 50F in the French Air Force and the all F versions from UTA, had the auxiliary star on the #3 engine by combustor.
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    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    now me too I agree, on the other hand when it is a payware that wants to compare to others, we do not give a quality inferior to a freeware. now me too I don't much care for the tone of some of your posts. among other things English is not my language, even if I speak it, better than I write it now if you only have to say that everything is good and for that, do not count on me. If it's good I say, if there are defects, I say it too, even if it does not please. sorry.
  11. domm

    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    For information. Here is a DC-8 UTA colors made by me in 3:30 without misalignments Starting from the DELTA texture.
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    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    If you think this is not a significant issue, then there is nothing more to say. I made a lot of textures that are available on AVSIM and/or FlightSim, and you do not teach me anything about painting (texture creation), but I never dared to give texture with such flaws. And it's up to you, and not me to make a real effort to see the problem: Go see on PMDG an example of a paint kit, and how it looks, it's free.
  13. domm

    DC8 Operations

    DC8 Operations Two remarks: The reverses work without the pneumatic pressure (pressure manifold indicator zero psi) , which is abnormal. When starting­­: The fuel flow debits with the fuel valve on off, when the starter is actuated ??? page 54 Auxiliary start. I read: "Auxiliary starts used compressed air from a main gear oleo. This system was found to cause corrosion in the strut and the system was removed from all DC-8s" This is true, but the DC8F, and some 50/55 passenger version was equipped with 2 high pressure air bottle installed in the right wheel well, air ducted to a small combustor attached to the #3 eng., ( Methanol reserve in #3 pylon) So this auxiliary function was operative. In the conbustor kerosene was mixed with the air and ignited. The exhaust gasses were then supplied to the #3 Eng starter to turn it & fire up #3 engine. Once again this was a last ditch arrangement for when there wasn't an air start truck was available It was intended to be used at remote airports with few facilities and was used only to get one engine started on the ground. Once one engine was running there was electrical power and cross-bleed air to start the remaining engines. On some aircraft there was also an air compressor to inflate the air bottles
  14. domm

    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    Hellon Can we hope for a paint kit without misalignment and without paint; Whoever is available, has lots of misalignments I used to make textures, which are downloadable on AVSIM or FlightSim.com, and i have never seen a paint kit as bad. The same, default, and at the same place on all DC-8. Impossible to make a master fuselage , as for example this one of PMDG... See the pictures available for this DC-8