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IDG MD-11X Development

Postby it0uchpods » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:10 pm

Hello all
It is time that I share with you the first real previews of the it0uchpods Design Group MD-11X Project. The goal is to create a as realistic as possible MD-11 aircraft. This is my favorite aircraft, and have been working on this project for around 3-4 months now, and it is finally ready for a public announcement.

PICTURES REMOVED DUE TO OUT OF DATE

What about under the hood:

Accurate JSBsim FDM with accurate gear modelling (including the tendency to bounce)
Fully automatic hydraulic and electric system with working system controller (pneu, fuel to follow)
DU Improvements
Custom Flight Control system with spoilers, ailerons, elevators, and rudders fully simulated, including aileron droop, outer aileron lockout, and realistic spoiler deployment
New Canvas EAD (SD to follow)
New Advanced and Realistic Autopilot based on IT-AUTOFLIGHT
Fully simulated LSAS (Longitudinal Stability Augmentation System)
Custom FADEC with Thrust Limit system
And much, much, more

Every system has been crosschecked in operation with a real MD-11 FedEx FCOM, and the PMDG MD-11.

Variants:
MD-11 (Passenger)
MD-11F
MD-10 Addon

Planned:
MD-11ER
MD-11 Combi

Each model with it's own selection of liveries.

Note: It will have the same level of complexity as my Airbus', if not more. The best part, is it uses the it0uchpods Shared Libraries, so internal code improvements to one airplane can be backported/ported to the other. This has already been done a few times now. The Airbus Development is not stopped by this project.

DOWNLOAD - IDG-MD-11X
DOWNLOAD - IDG-MD-10X Addon

Thanks to John Williams (tikibar) for his awesome work on the cockpit and model which I based my work on.

Kind Regards,
Josh
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby Darkriser » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:19 pm

Awesome news, Josh...!!!

If the feeling/handling of this MD will be anywhere near your A3XX planes, then bye bye all my work assignments and productivity...:-)

it0uchpods wrote in Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:10 pm:DOWNLOAD - Coming Soon...
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to have it public in hopefully 1 week. Worst case, 2 weeks.

Why are you doing this to us!??!?
You can't show us another toy and not allow to play with it.... :cry:
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby it0uchpods » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:28 pm

@Darkriser
Haha, it may even be more complex, due to the MD-11 being more complex in real life! ;)

Why are you doing this to us!??!?

Here's why:
A beta tester just informed me that if you engage the AFS (AP) at cruise, then the LSAS freaks out and starts oscillating the yoke constantly. This caused me to find a major bug in the LSAS system, not disengaging properly when AFS is engaged. Since AFS provides it's own Pitch Damping, LSAS cannot be active, therefore causing the oscillation, the LSAS may command a neutral pitch rate, while AFS commands a positive or negative pitch rate. It's now fixed (http://prntscr.com/ge3bku), but if I simply want the plane stable before I public it. If you are OK with finding maybe flight-ending bugs, PM me, I think it may be time to add a few more testers (3 right now, excluding IDG)

Bugs like this may make people very upset! So I want to make sure the plane works well before public.

And I thought I'd get the interest up before suddenly make it appearing :D

Kind Regards,
Josh
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby J Maverick 16 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:29 pm

Darkriser wrote in Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:19 pm:Why are you doing this to us!??!?
You can't show us another toy and not allow to play with it.... :cry:

Well, I guess that if you want a toy to play with, you expect it to work well right? Then in order to play nicely with it you have to wait till it's in a "playable" state, otherwise it's not that fun right? ;)
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby it0uchpods » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Yup!

And I have another "toy" coming soon.....

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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby sp-lcz » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:19 pm

Great! For me current MD-11 is almost perfect (most often used by me plane), I am interested in the effects of changes. I cross my fingers! Good luck!

BR
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby it0uchpods » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:43 pm

Hi Lukasz
The changes is a completely rewritten FDM and Systems to more accurate, as well as majorly improved instruments.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby wlbragg » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:03 pm

That is one really nice looking model, very nice!
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby it0uchpods » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:06 pm

I didn't make it :D

The original author is Jormapaappa1235, continued by John Williams (tikibar). (Credited in the aircraft About Dialog)

I can only do minor Cockpit 3D model, like switches, knobs, etc. If I tried to 3D model an aircraft, bad things would happen :D

I'm just doing the instruments, FDM, and systems.

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PS: Is your avatar blinking or have I gone completely insane????
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:51 pm

hahaha! i just saw that! his avatar is an animated GIF and yes, it does wink its right (our left) eye ;)
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby wlbragg » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:14 pm

No, your not seeing things. Bobby is blinking. That is a rendering of a real Bobcat named Bobby. My mother's family raised 3 pet bobcat kittens when they were young growing up in the Mojave Desert.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby it0uchpods » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:19 pm

Very cool personal touch

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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby it0uchpods » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:01 am

Hi,
I just majorly improved the Canvas EAD: See the new "rolling" digits. Thanks to Richard for helping to get the clipping working!
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Your thoughts?

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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby uvindu330 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:02 am

Amazing!!

But I think, The ND should change.It is boeing's one.
MD-11 had a nice looking ND.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Development (Project McDonnell D

Postby omega13a » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:00 am

Looking forward to making some liveries for it. :D

Anyways, if I recall, its easier for an MD-11 to bounce on landing than other types of planes. That should make determining what is a legitimate bug and what isn't a little more challenging. Hopefully you won't get too many complaints about landings ending in disaster like FedEx flights 14 and 80.
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