Publisher: JustFlight / CLS
Before I Begin:
This aircraft is actually a very old model, made by CLS, and published by Just Flight. Therefore, some of the gauges and virtual cockpit may not be as good as today's standards. However, I would like you to keep your minds open, and think of this product as something launched about six years ago... Have fun, and enjoy the review. I am open to constructive critism/comments, and please do not be a troll on my reviews. Thank you, and let's begin!
Background Information On The Aircraft
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engine wide body jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas. The DC-10 has range for medium- to long-haul flights, capable of carrying a maximum 380 passengers. Its most distinguishing feature is the two turbofan engines mounted on under-wing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. The model was a successor to McDonnell Douglas's DC-8 for long-range operations, and competed in the same markets as the Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star, which has a similar layout to the DC-10.
Production of the DC-10 ended in 1989 with 386 delivered to airlines and 60 to the U.S. Air Force as air-to-air refuellers designated the KC-10 "Extender". The largest operator of the DC-10 is U.S. cargo airline FedEx Express. The DC-10 was succeeded by the related McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Boeing, who merged with McDonnell Douglas in the 1990s, conducted an upgrade program for the DC-10s, equipping several with a glass cockpit, leading to the re-designation as MD-10s.
Three General Electric CF6-6D turbofans
|Fuselage Length:||55.50 m|
|Maximum Speed:||530 kt|
|Cruising Speed:||490 kt|
(Max Fuel / No Payload)
The DC-10 is the predecessor to the more advanced and safer MD-11. Many design elements from the DC-10 was used in the MD-11, most notably, the design of the third, tail-mounted engine.
I will be focusing on the DC-10-30 variant in this review. The collection package contains many more models, I find the -30 variant to be the most significant, and the -30 variant was probably the most widely used variant of the DC-10.
This aircraft definitely gives a good first impression. The installer works quickly, and the unlocking of the product is also very short. Just be sure to have the key at purchase with you...
Once you load up Flight Simulator, dozens of liveries and models await you, all accessible under the publisher name: "Commercial Level Simulations - Just Flight". From this, we can infer that the model was made by CLS, and perhaps just marketed under the name "Just Flight DC-10".
Moving on into the review, we shall take a look at the exterior model of this package, particularly the -30 variant. To give you an idea of the exterior model, here are some screen shots.
As you can see from the screen shots, this model has basic essentials, such as opening cargo and passengers doors.
This model also features an animated tail engine fan, which some freeware lack. This model is very frame rate friendly, and I really did not notice any loss of frames while using this add-on. The exterior is wonderfully created, and is accurate to the real DC-10-30 that flies in the real world.