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.
It's been way to long since I gave you an update on the DC-9 project. I apologize for that. In an attempt to make up for it, I'm bringing you these huge close-up screenshots. The first screenshot shows the First Officer's instruments. The second screenshot shows the center part of the main panel where all the engine instruments are located.
I wanted to show you this screenshot of the virtual cockpit to give you an idea of what kind of level of detail you can expect to see in the DC-9 Classic. This is McPhat Studios' first virtual cockpit and they are going all the way on this one to make sure it stands out from the crowd. If you know McPhat Studios, then you know that these guys are all about the details and this project is no exception.
Many of you have been asking me, for quite some time now, “what is Coolsky up to?”, “what is the new product?”. Normally when it comes to new projects, I like to keep things under wrap for as long as possible, until I am comfortable showing screenshots and I know the release date. However, when it comes to the latest project I’m working on, I guess some of the guys were just too excited about this project and couldn’t hold back. The cat escaped the bag!