Are You Ready To Fly the Old School DC8?!?

Written by on October 31, 2013

Just Flight


This new FSX collection featuring the early variants of Douglas’ long range narrow-body jet airliner includes five DC-8 variants in a total of 19 liveries, all with a very high degree of functionality in the virtual cockpits which are complete with Engineer’s and Navigator’s panels.  Product details here:

Five DC-8 variants (DC-8-10, -12, -21, -32 and -42) and 19 liveries

Highly functional virtual cockpit with virtually all of the hundreds of switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. Many gauges are modeled in 3D for smooth operation

Engineer and Navigator panels are included. The Engineer’s panel features functioning engine, hydraulic, electrical and fuel systems

Numerous authentic animations include retractable landing lights, opening pressure valve gate in the tail, rams and operating levers for spoilers, and trim-adjustable horizontal/elevator tail assembly

Authentically modeled electrics enable correct engine starts with ignition lock-out and over-ride functions for each engine starter

Special programming code has been used to re-create the complex fuel storage and delivery systems for each engine


Realistic sound sets for the Pratt and Whitney and Rolls-Royce turbofans

Wing flex on all variants

Avionics include full autopilot functionality from the operating period with NAV and ILS approaches, VOR and ADF receivers and displays, transponders and a full communications suite

Special effects reproduce the incredible smoke trails of these early DC-8s and correct reverse thrust smoke is also modeled

Features to improve ‘usability’ include switches to hide the control yokes and co-pilot’s seat for a better view of the instruments and preset angled views for the overhead panel, throttle quadrant and radios


Numerous warning annunciators will illuminate on fault detection

Specular map to give realistic light effects on the aircraft surfaces and Bump mapping to give a more realistic 3D effect to aircraft liveries

Special slats in the leading edges of the wings open ahead of the main flaps and the full slotted-flap system is faithfully reproduced

Full cockpit lighting with atmospheric instrument backlighting

Simulation of the DC-8’s engine thrust reverse in flight to assist with air braking

Full color PDF manual


See the Just Flight website for screenshots, video and full details!

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