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  1. Hi Paulo, Indeed I was flight crew of this beauty from 1984 to 1987, in the rolling position between First Officer and the back systems position; never were in the "sacred left seat" LOL. I certainly did some tries in the DC-8, affectionately called "the eight" in P3D v4 but due to some personal problems I do not have enough time to try it in depth. My first impresions are that it taxies out with the corresponding weight, ie not equal to the 737 ng; another one is the takeoff roll distance seems to be correct according to the variables involved in the TO, like ac weight, airport elevation, outside temperature, altimetric density, engines thrust, etc. Once in the air, the trimming seems to be rather fast as far as I remember!! I was removed from this aircraft to fly the DC-10 in 1987!!! many years ago!! The handling in clean configuration is awesome!! It turns in the right way since the wing creates a lot of inertia during turns due to the weight of the engines and the wing itself, fuel included. In landing configuration, I recall that this aircraft generated a lot of lift so we considered it to have a good glide characteristics, tough to get in the rubber on the ground, lol, especially when landing light weight!! Well Paulo, I hope to have my time already done to dedicate much more time to fly'er, and if I'm elegibe to get "Aeronaves De Mexico" repaint, well a lot more happy the man!! Please do not hesitate to ask about'er, one problem is that unfortunately I do not keep any manual anymore, in fact I donated them to a younger pilot doing his firsts in the eight many years ago. A sus ordenes Sr. Soares, su amigo Arturo.
  2. I flew this classic in my good old days. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeronaves-de-Mexico/Douglas-DC-8-51/389806?qsp=eJwtjbEOwjAQQ3%2BlupkJJIZuZUcw8AOnOwsiShNdTtCo6r%2BTFDbbz7IXkjg5Zr%2BVBOopg00etKPExq9M/UJPlE80rZoGWJz4jdwpujPmILFWczQ/lYqVHYMIkkP/%2BcUU1hCybKv39rJvEnb9ucOxWg05jbytwDmMtK5fajAz8g%3D%3D https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeronaves-de-Mexico/Douglas-DC-8-51/255649?qsp=eJwtjbEOwjAQQ3%2BlupkNiaFb2REM/MDpzioRpYkuJ2hU9d9Jqm62n2WvJHF2LP4sCdRTBpu86ESJjT%2BZ%2BpXeKL9oWjUNsDjzF7lTdDcsQWKt5mh%2BLRUrOwYRJIce%2Bd0U1hCy7Ktjezk3CXsc7lKthpwm3lfgHCbatj9qVjPz https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeronaves-de-Mexico/Douglas-DC-8-51/244831?qsp=eJwtjbEOwjAQQ3%2BlupkNiaFb2REM/MDpzioRpYkuJ2hU9d9Jqm62n2WvJHF2LP4sCdRTBpu86ESJjT%2BZ%2BpXeKL9oWjUNsDjzF7lTdDcsQWKt5mh%2BLRUrOwYRJIce%2Bd0U1hCy7Ktjezk3CXsc7lKthpwm3lfgHCbatj9qVjPz https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeronaves-de-Mexico/Douglas-DC-8-51/244141?qsp=eJwtjbEOwjAQQ3%2BlupkNiaFb2REM/MDpzioRpYkuJ2hU9d9Jqm62n2WvJHF2LP4sCdRTBpu86ESJjT%2BZ%2BpXeKL9oWjUNsDjzF7lTdDcsQWKt5mh%2BLRUrOwYRJIce%2Bd0U1hCy7Ktjezk3CXsc7lKthpwm3lfgHCbatj9qVjPz Sorry for this bloody lengthy addresses. Now I'm retired but would love to see this gorgeous plane with this dress, Thanks in advance for those who are in the repaint if anyone would take this project. Much appreciated, best regards. Arturo Villalpando.
  3. Dear repainters: How about this one, it brings me quite nice memories, thanks in advance. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeronaves-de-Mexico/McDonnell-Douglas-DC-8-51/2165186/L?qsp=eJwtjcEKwkAMRH%2Bl5OxFBA%2B91bvowR8Im0GLtbskQbuU/rtx8fZ4M8yslPLsWPxWC6gnA2t60I4KK7%2BM%2BpWeqJ%2BsEkwDNM/8hnWC7oxlTDmqltVPNWJhx5ASikP%2B/qIC/UWw1Fbv8bIPgF4b0%2BEYXkYrE7cNOI8TbdsXD6EzrQ%3D%3D
  4. Hi Tom, very much appreciated, sorry for not being so acquainted with reading, got to check my glasses, lol. Arthur V Washton.
  5. Hi guys, I use simBrief for my flight plans, the new format .flp is there to download but, where to store it? Thanks guys.
  6. Hi everyone, Just asking, is there anything wrong with the FPV? It just blinks and moves apparently random on the combiner so it's not possible to follow. Thank you. PS. v1.005c Regards, Arthur.
  7. Hi everyone, In my own particular case, it does capture ILS LOC and GS, but we must "help" the AP to do the task ie. at 1 dot of GS low the landing gear and capturing the glide slope, reduce your power a bit and lower your landing flaps. This will lead you to have your final stabilized and when you have the rwy in sight disconnect the AP and fly the last segment manually; slowly reduce power starting at 30 ft above the pavement and time in the flare a bit at 10 ft. until touchdown. We must remind that this wonderful bird is not an Airbus or Boeing and it does require more intervention on the PF side. What I have noticed is a slow reaction on capturing the ILS signal with a bit tendency to snake around the LOC; many things are yet to be improved but it is a great achievement from DA and AS, great bird though. Best Regards. PS. v 1.005c A.V. Washton.
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