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Attention attention:
Rotate informed us that the updated MD-80 v1.43r3 has been released. Pick up, buy or update your model via your X-Plane.Org account.

The Rotate MD-80 is a most accurate simulation of this popular aircraft, specifically the MD-88 variation. It offers a complex and immersing simulation experience. 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 demanding flight simmer.

In case you’ve got no idea what the requirements are …. Windows Vista/7/8/10, OSX 10.9+ , Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (or compatible) and up – 64 bit operating system. You need a multi-core Processor 3.3GHz, 8 GB RAM, a harddisk of 3.3 GB and finally a 4Gb VRAM (8GB+ VRAM or more for best performance).

According to Rotate, the aircraft has been updated to version 1.43r3. We have added support for AviTab plugin, done some improvements, and fixed a few bugs.
Here the complete change-log:

  • Added tablets and compatibility with AviTab.
  • Improved autopilot trajectory precision, allowing RNAV procedures not available before.
  • Improved compatibility with SmartCopilot plugin.
  • Improved compatibility with hardware controllers.
  • Improved auto brakes behavior during rejected takeoff procedure.
  • Improved anti-ice system.
  • Fixed CDT when running without audio hardware.
  • Fixed a bug in CRZ page.
  • Fixed sound error in outside views.
  • Fixed minor errors in some manipulators.
  • Fixed minor errors in some textures and animations.