Dornier Do X

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Dornier Do X
Type Flying boat, Airliner, Historical aircraft
Configuration High wing aircraft, Push-pull aircraft, Double-deck aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Twelve-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Dornier
  • Emmanuel Baranger (3D, FDM)
  • Pierre Geoffroy (FDM)
  • Marc Kraus (Panel)
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Status Early production
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-4.png
 Cockpit Stars-4.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Dornier Do X developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Dornier Do X.
Download Download the Dornier Do X aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

The Dornier Do X was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929. Only three were built.

Aircraft help


Key Function
Shift+B Cast Anchor (down)
b Hoist Anchor (up)

s Start engine by engine
Ctrl+S Stop engine by engine
PageUp↑ Increase speed of locked engines
PageDown↓ Decrease speed of locked engines
, Increase speed left locked engines
Shift+; Decrease speed left locked engines
. Increase speed right locked engines
: Decrease speed right locked engines
m Increase Mixtures
Shift+M Decrease Mixtures

l Interior Lights on/off
c Interior/Exterior View
= Open DO X Engineer Menu
> Switch Pilot/Radio View

Engine control between Pilot and Engineer

In the Middle Panel between the pilot and copilot seat you see 12 lamps. 6 left for the larboard engines. 6 right for the starboard engines. The two instruments show you the average rpm of all locked engines.

Red engine off
Yellow engine is running but not locked to the two little throttle gears of the pilot. Only the engineer has the control for this engine in that moment. The clutch lever to lock and unlock those engines you will find in the Engineer Cabin.
Green pilot hase full control over this engine.

Navigation with RDF and NDB

  • Switch view between Pilot and Radio Navigation Officer with Ctrl+ Shift+R.
  • In the Radio Cabin you will find a RDF-panel. First you have to set a NDB, ILS or VOR/DME -frequency in range.
  • Switch on the Instrument with the little knob "AN/AUS".
  • Fit on the headset and turn the "DREHWINKEL-SCHEIBE" to find the loudest volume of the beacon-signal you have set.
  • If you have found the max. volume, click the pencil below the RDF-panel.


This is a description of the Do X cockpit:

Do X cockpit.png

Performance and weight

Empty weight: 28,250 kg (62,280 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 56,000 kg (123,460 lb)
Maximum speed: 211 km/h (131 mph)
Cruise speed: 175 km/h (109 mph)
Range: 1,700 km (1,056 mi)
Service ceiling: 3200 m (10498 ft)

Special features

Dual control


Cquote1.png Dornier Do X, phenomenal experience, pilot and radio operator working on interactive dual coordination for navigation.
Aepcam Jan 31, 2016 in Dual control

1rightarrow.png See Dual control for the main article about this subject.

Livery selection dialog

The Dornier Do X has a livery selection dialog with 5 different liveries:

  • Abtl. Entwicklung (Department for development)
  • D1929
  • Default
  • IABBN - The last build: Do X3 "Alessandro Guidoni" This is a link to a Wikipedia article for Italy
  • oGalego - O Galego Itinerante - "Star of Vigo"

Interior light

Interior light can be switched on/off in the menubar (F10) or individually in the "navigation cabin view". The switches are named:
Innenbeleuchtung → Interior Light

Name (de) Führer Kommandant Maschinenzentrale Funkraum Hilfsmachine
Place (en) Cockpit Navigation cabin Engineer cabin Radio cabin Help engine cabin

Help engine

In the "Help engine cabin view" you can switch with a lever between:

(de) (en)
Pressluft Compressed air
Generator an Generator on
Aus Off


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