McDonnell Douglas MD-10

From FlightGear wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
McDonnell Douglas MD-10
Bermuda Triangle disappearance
MD-10-10 FedEx Wiki.jpg
Type Airliner
Propulsion Trijet (Jet aircraft, Three-engine aircraft)
Author(s) Unknown
--aircraft= MD-10
Status Early production
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-4.png
 Cockpit Stars-4.png
 Model Stars-3.png
The MD-10P and MD-10F 3D Cockpit

The McDonnell Douglas MD-10 is retrofit cockpit upgrade to the DC-10 and a re-designation to MD-10. The upgrade included an Advanced Common Flightdeck (ACF) used on the MD-11 and was launched in 1996.[38] The new cockpit eliminated the need for the flight engineer position and allowed common type rating with the MD-11. This allows companies such as FedEx Express, which operate both the MD-10 and MD-11, to have a common pilot pool for both aircraft. The MD-10 conversion now falls under the Boeing Converted Freighter program where Boeing's international affiliate companies perform the conversions.[39]

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 of 380 passengers. Its most distinguishing feature is the two turbofan engines mounted on underwing 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 TriStar, which has a similar layout. In its early years the DC-10 had a poor safety record; however, this has greatly improved over time.

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 refueling tankers, designated KC-10 Extender.[2] 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, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, conducted an upgrade program that equipped many in-service DC-10s with a glass cockpit that eliminated the flight engineer position; the upgraded aircraft were re-designated as MD-10s. The DC-10's last commercial passenger flight took place in February 2014, although freighter versions continue to operate. Despite the airliner's popularity, only a few DC-10s are on display, while other retired aircraft are in storage. DC-10s are also used for specialist services, such as the Orbis International Flying Eye Hospital, which has a compartment for performing eye surgery.

Development status

This aircraft contains updated versions of the MD-10, in one package. The aircraft will be updated here from now on. Good 3D Cockpit with overhead, throttle quadrant, autopilot panel, and more. Decent 3D Model.

This MD-10 model features 4 variants:

> MD-10 (Passenger Version)

> MD-10F (Freight Version)

> KC-10M (Aerial Tanker)

> MD-10ERX (Experimental version of the DC-10, with engines from MD-11, and updated airframe.)

Click me to visit the Github repo to download. Remember to rename the aircraft's folder to "MD-10".

Current Known Issues

  • Livery Select may not work under some conditions.

Aircraft help

Key Function
S Autostart
Control+B Cycle spoilers
Del Thrust reversers
Shift+B Parking brake