McDonnell Douglas MD-80 by Rotate Released

The Rotate MD-80 is an aircraft simulation add-on for the X Plane Flight Simulator v10 by Laminar Research.
The first version of the Rotate MD-80 has been released. Get it here.

This simulation is a most accurate replica of the popular McDonnell Douglas aircraft, specifically the MD-88 variation. The realism of the 3D model and texture work is pure and delightful eye candy. The advanced systems simulation makes a solid experience for the exacting simmer.

The most remarkable features of this simulation are:
-> Precise flight model and fine tuned engine performance
-> Developed with the advice and counseling from MD-80 licensed pilots
-> Works great on all three platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux
Custom Flight Management System (FMS) and Automatic Flight
  • Route, departures and arrivals procedures (SIDs and STARs)
  • Save and load route to/from text file
  • Performance management, cost index and optimal altitude and speed calculation
  • Custom VNAV. Climb, cruise and descend management with altitude and speed restrictions
  • Takeoff and approach speed management
  • Custom Navigation Display
  • Improved autopilot with specific horizontal and vertical modes
  • All EPR performance modes
  • Flight Mode Annunciator
  • Aerosoft NavDataPro (2014) included (for updated database third party subscription is needed)
Detailed simulation of systems
  • Power plant
  • Electrical
  • Pneumatic and pressurization
  • Slat/flap controls with dial-a-flap feature
  • Takeoff trim computer
  • Customized alert and failures
Hyper-realistic visuals
  • Highly detailed 3D cockpit, passenger cabin and exterior model
  • Normal and specular maps for enhanced detail
  • Thorough HD day and night textures
  • Accurate animations, including wing flex animation
  • All external and internal lights\
  • A set of ten ultra-high resolution liveries, including a paint-kit
  • A set of ten 2k down-sampled liveries
Custom sounds
  • 3D sound engine with stereo and Doppler effects
  • High quality multi-layered engine sounds
  • Cockpit ambient and custom alerts

See the complete feature list here.