I was recently ask why Coolsky doesn't develop for and support Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D flight simulator. The discussion quickly turned into one about the future of flight simming since P3D is often held up as the future of flight simming. I will try to explain here why I don't develop for or support P3D, and why I don't think it is the future of flight simming.
With so many aircraft designs flying around, why choose to develop a DC-9 for FSX? It’s a cool aircraft! What more do you need?! Well, actually the logic behind choosing to develop the DC-9 goes a bit deeper than that. I will try to explain.
The Flight Center is the starting point for all aircraft administration, dispatch, options, training and failure simulation. You can also access the Navigation Simulator and the live schematic system views from the Flight Center.
The DC-9 Classic project has been in development for a long time now. We have put a lot of hard work, late nights, and our hearts into making her the best possible aircraft we could. She is truly a labor of love. Development is coming to an end now. It is with great pride and joy we give you this very first preview video of Ultimate Airliners: The DC-9 Classic.
The DC-9 wings were designed to be fast on cruise and perform well on short runways. The final wing design was the optimal combination of wing-sweep angle, 24 degree sweep back at the center chord, and wing thickness to yield the lowest operating cost for a given cruise speed (M.80), payload-range ability and field length requirements. Designed to provide a stable, sturdy and reliable airplane structure, the all metal wing was produced to withstand the stress of frequent takeoffs and landings which jets operating short haul endure.