The Mad Dog nickname came not only from its MD initials but also because it takes off like a rocket and makes a lot of noise.
Your HJG team will have new and improved FDEs and an audio upgrade for our MD-80 series.
Video previews in FSX featuring JT8D-217 engine sounds for our MD-81/-82/-83/-87/-88 line-up.
Separate FS2004 and FSX soundpacks will be available.
The following preview videos shown in FSX, feature external and internal views. Cabin view sounds are programmed (only available in FSX) to simulate different volume levels within the passenger cabin depending upon your location from the two rear mounted engines, louder sounds closest to the engines and as you move forward towards the front cabin, engine sound is less audible.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jan 23, 2021 6:41:15 GMT
YEP .... and what Benoit's saying here is our "NEW" MD sound packs will not only be "SUPERIOR" to that we currently offer, but, will also be FS2004 and FSX native too (separate audio for each FS platform) .... unlike our current current MD audio which is FS2004 (only) compatible.
The FDE updates for our MD series to which Benoit refers is that I presented within the following-linked thread ....
Loved the Super 80 from the very first time I flew on one as it was called then, DC-9-81 N809HA Hawaiian Airlines from PHNL-PHTO (Honolulu-Hilo) in November 1981, I was amazed at the length of the narrow cabin and the power on takeoff on a steep climb out for this short 40min sector.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jan 23, 2021 20:38:04 GMT
I only ever got to fly on them 3 times .... twice with AVIANCA COLOMBIA between BOG and CTG .... and once with AMERICAN from TPA to ORD
The latter opportunity should never have happened ordinarily, but, MIA was closed prior to the impact of hurricane "whatever it was" (back around 2004), and to get me from MIA to LAX, AA in order to make my LAX/AKL connection with QF, re-routed me TPA/ORD then to LAX from there (I was in St.Petersburg/FL at the time) .... I wasn't complaining though .... just concerned until I made my connections thanks to AA's co-operation
A detail one will notice with this "NEW" sound audio (and this also applies to Benoit's established B727 sound packs .... plus those he's also done for the BAC ONE-ELEVEN, TRIDENT, and VC-10 too) is that the "FD" (Flight Deck) versions of these feature much less engine volume (camouflaged by environmental/wind friction) whereas as the "WV" (Wing View) versions feature more engine volume. This's because on aircraft with rear fuselage mounted engines much less engine noise is actually heard up front/on the flight deck whereas the opposite is the case within the rear cabin section (being closer to the engines) on these aircraft.
Therefore the general FS audio "rules of thumb" in regard to these sound packs (and hopefully those for the B717-200, DC-9, and MD-90 too .... although I'm not committing Benoit to these other audio projects) are .... "IF" one wants an authentic panel/flight deck based audio experience then use our "FD" version sound packs .... BUT .... "IF" one otherwise wants to hear more engine noise then use our "WV" version sound packs. The choice is "ENTIRELY YOURS" in these respects .... and either way will be "AN FS AUDIO TREAT"
PLEASE NOTE: These "NEW" MD sound packs have "yet to be released" .... they're "NOT" available for download yet
Mark C AKL/NZ
Benoit's above-referenced B727 P&W JT8D-7, P&W JT8D-9/-15/-17, and P&W JT8D-217/-219 sound packs (separate FS2004, FSX, and AI versions) are already available "HERE" .... from our "BOEING" sounds page and are previewed per the follow link ...
Audio-visual and file information concerning Benoit's above-referenced and externally hosted BAC ONE ELEVEN and HS TRIDENT RR SPEY 511 and RR SPEY 512 sound packs are featured within the following-linked HJG presentation ....