I just finished doing an interview with Angelique van Campen for Aerosoft Sim News (ASN) about the upcoming DC-9 Classic. In the interview I talk a whole lot about the DC-9 Classic, the design process, features, how it works and so on. In fact, I talked so much they decided to split and publish the interview in two parts. ASN has also posted some exclusive new screenshots along with the interview.
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.
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.