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  1. Stefan Hoffmann

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Small friday update: Gearbay have now been integrated into the fuselage with a basic coloring, details come later. Next task is to create the final cargo hold geometry...
    48 Points
  2. The Dude

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    As Mathijs already stated the AS A330 is in early alpha. I just did my first testflight from EDDM with it and I really like it sofar. The VC has a lot of 2048 textures now and all the text on the panels is so much sharper than with the AS A320Fam. The displays are also hires but Mathijs just told me that they will get an even higher resolution soon. Here are 3 quick shots from the cockpit flying the BIBAG1S SID: Do note this is early alpha.
    43 Points
  3. Stefan Hoffmann

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Time for a little friday update! You have already seen some images from a sidepath i had to take this week (coffeepot, napkins, cellphone etc...). Those geometry/textures are encapsulated. If you dont want them to show, you loose no system performance/texture memory. And for those who want to see them: They are very optimized. As i told last week the slat arms were finally to make and they are finished new. Examine the little rasterlike track on the back arc of the arms: There the slat geardrive buries in its teeths, to get grip pulling and pushing on the arms. Over a system of cylindrical rolls on each arms base, the whole thing is kept in balance during movement. Left to work on is only some riveting for the stringers/flaps. The stringers are the connections between the main ribs of the wing. They are thin bands of metal below the outer surface, which keep the structure of the wing body stable, while at the same moment being flexible for up- and downward flex. However the flex on the A330 wing is gradual. The most you will see starting at the end of the spoiler section to the wingtip; logically at the thinnest parts without special enforced sections. Still doing the stringer rivets now (which cover the most part of the lower wing center between the main spars). Next week cleanup of the wing texture pages and again some pictures from within the sim. Was simply faster to shoot the images from within the 3dsoftware (but that creates some blurries when you look at narrow angles at the geometry - that is for fast drawing during work on that piece; dont worry - it will be still sharp when we see it in the sim itself).
    41 Points
  4. Stefan Hoffmann

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    And here we go with the updates for this week Dudley! You did saw some post from Mathijs already of the "paperwork" which was to do for the throttle levers. Beside the wings are finished now (sigh) and the focus moved over to the thrust reverser section on the engines. It´s progressed rather far already, only the details on the outer sides of the doors have to be added next week. There is some more complex paneling located. After that work will focus on the maingearbays. Two pictures come from FSX, the rest (for my convinience) directly from within the 3dsoftware.
    40 Points
  5. Stefan Hoffmann

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Time for a small update again: This works week concentrated on the detailing of slats and its direct surroundings. Only the connection arms of the outer slat and de-icing scopes need still work, which is just yet happen after the post is sent. So the clean works on the wing are nearing its end (diryting comes how already told later) and the work moves then forward to the "interiors" of the external model: First thing is the reverser section which is a much smaller place luckyly and then the main gearbay in all its glory. After that only the cargo holds and galleys are left to do...
    40 Points
  6. Stefan Hoffmann

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Time for a small firday update: ThrustReverser Section is now done and work is moving over to the maingearbay.
    35 Points
  7. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Connected Flight Deck The Connected Flight Deck (CFD from now on) allows two persons to fly an airliner together. Aerosoft feels this is very important because that is how airliners are flown. Flying one on your own is not only seriously unrealistic, it is even totally illegal in a real aircraft. Using CFD, the crew will be able to interact just as a real crew would and both parties will have access to all features of the product. CFD is fully optional. We believe it adds a lot of value but if you feel it is none of other people’s business where you fly, simply do not use it. We hope that people will quickly see the fun and practicality of using the system, even if they do not intend to fly with another person. Having somebody join you in the cockpit is just a great way of making your sim a more modern and interactive place. And what better way to help a new pilot getting to grips with the systems or with a difficult approach? Features (not completed list) It will be 100% free of charge and not used for any advertisement Totally transparent connection. No need to any setting of parameters in firewall or router Store your ongoing flight and pick it up from your own or another system later (yes, we did think of ‘Flight in the Cloud’ here) An optional voice channel, using highly modern compression, can be used for voice communication The weather, time etc will be send from the Captain system to all connected systems (navigation databases will NOT be shared) Observer Next to the Captain and First Officer there is a third role that can be chosen, that of Observer. In this role, your point of view is from the jump seat and you cannot interact with any of the aircraft systems, but if the Captain allows it will allow you to use the voice channel. Up to 50 observers can join a session.The observer role can be used to train people or to join friends in their flight. We also see it used as a way to simply observe other crews flying. Just start your sim, load the Airbus and see what sessions are active. When the Captain allows (aka made the session public) you can just be ‘beamed’ to the jump seat and join the flight. See the Observer option to ‘stream’ your flight. But instead of a limited video, the watchers are in the simulator with you. Of course, they will need the product itself to join. How it is used Start a session (by the Captain): Use the drop down menu option, type in a description, select [PUBLIC] or [CLOSED] and click [HOST]. That’s all. Join a session as First Officer: Use the drop down menu to select a session and select [JOIN AS FIRST OFFICER]. The Captain will need to confirm. That’s all, no IP addresses to enter to rules to enter in your router. Join a session as observer: Use the drop down menu, select [JOIN AS OBSERVER]. This is only possible for public sessions. Network, FPS and VAS Not an issue. The code is not even close to a megabyte, all processes run by cores not actively used by FS and the amount of data so small it will not even make a blip on your internet connection. Using the build in voice option will increase the needed bandwidth of course. In our tests the delay of using a server instead of a (less secure) direct connection is not an issue. IVAO and VATSIM 100% compatible, can be run at the same time. If IVAO or VATSIM would like to use any of the data from a public session they are free to do so. In the past, we have seen that both organizations strongly promote two person cockpits. CFD is not intended in any way as a new ‘network’ it is just a way to fly realistically in our Airbus and CRJ projects. Security and privacy The CFD server does not require any identification. There is no need to login as we do not store any user data (identifying a user). The only data that is send to and from the server (and can be stored on the server) are the CFD data packets. Even so, and because it is so easy, the data will be encrypted end to end. Forgetting all technical details, the CFD server works just like the weather server used in FS. You ask for weather and the server send the weather. There is no way the server can access memory outside FS, just as the weather server can’t. If the Caption has set the ‘Temporary Store’ option, the session will be stored for 14 days before being deleted. The server will most definitely not be used as a means to find pirates and will work equally well for paying customers and pirating rat bastards. To prevent this service being halted by Aerosoft’s unlikely demise (we are doing fine btw, growing all the time), the complete server code will be provided to a third independent party why will release it if we close the server. Licensing This technology can be licensed, just contact us. In fact it has been licensed already.
    30 Points
  8. Griffin78

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    I am no software developer but I think the remaining steps are as follow : more alpha testing -> initial beta testing -> extensive beta testing -> Release!! then either -> or ->
    24 Points
  9. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    First real implementation in the build, I still really like the way these objects make the flight deck a more 'lived in' place. We might need to tweak the models a bit.
    24 Points
  10. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    This the last of what we will show about the immersion stuff. Techlog, OFP and such stuck between the thrust levers when on ground (before engine start) you will see that in every airbus cockpit world wide. Please note that we got strategy and developers meetings next week so updates and responses might be a bit slow.
    22 Points
  11. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Here is how it looks in the sim. Told you it looked better in 'real life'
    22 Points
  12. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Here is some good news..... we just decided to build the first alpha on feb 9th. That means that basically all functionality should be in there (and probably nothing will work, lol). But is a big step as we can then start to share it with some people for some initial tests. If you are a A330 driver and like to help out, let me know (mathijs.kok@aerosoft.com). We really only need pilots at this moment, we'll insert other people later.
    22 Points
  13. Emanuel Hagen

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    This is something that has been thought about for a long time. While we agree that such a feature looks really neat we also did some testing. Here are two screenshots I took from PMDGs latest beauty, the 747v3, which has a tremendous virtual cabin: Looks absolutely beautiful, don't you agree? And it looks just as good in the cabin! Really a very well done model, both on the outside, as well as on the inside. I really mean it! Now tell me: How much of the inside do you see on the outside shots? Not a lot you say? You are probably right with that. And that's the point. On a study level simulation class of product I really see the point for - and like - such features. How often do you actually walk through that cabin? Surely once or twice if you just got the bird! I also like exploring (and finding the Pogo Stick!). How often did you use, or even see, the cabin afterwards? Maybe once or twice when panning around with the views searching for a good perspective for some screenshots? That's what the average customer sees from the cabin, while he definately has to pay the price in terms of reduced performance and increased VAS usage. Let's do another test: Next time you visit your local airport have a close look at how much of the cabin you can actually see from the visitors places. It'll not be a lot because of the different lighting levels between the outside and in inside. This is very well reflected in the above shots of PMDGs 747. PMDG really nailed it on their model! While we really understand the benefits of a cabin model we believe it is not worth the price you pay in terms of performance and memory usage for the actual additions you get to your flight.
    18 Points
  14. AirbusCG

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Until it's ready Yes About 5 minutes from the moment it has been released. No Yes and No Because they produce good quality software. Ok
    18 Points
  15. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    But mostly they just sit and eat snacks... Can you freaking believe this picture was actually taken for this topic?
    17 Points
  16. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    After long discussions we decided on a complete feature list for the FMGS Do compare this with competition.... Aerosoft FMGS features: Navigraph/NavDataPro support; Flight Plan construction using procedures like SIDs, STARs, transitions, approaches; Company routes, primary and alternate; Complete Vertical Profile, including constraint management, managed climb and descent etc; Complete Lateral Navigation modes; All flight phases: Preflight, Takeoff, Climb, Cruise, Descend, Approach, Go-Around and Done; Primary, TMPY, SEC, ALTN and SEC ALTN flight plans; AIRWAYS management; HOLD patterns; DIR TO, DIR TO Radial In/Out and Abeam; Direct waypoints PD, PBD, PBPB, LatLon;Pseudo points: T/C, T/D, SpeedLim, DECEL, S/C, S/D, Level Off, ETP and more; Navaids automatic and manual tuning; Accurate predictions and performance calculations: fuel/time/ALT, managed/selected/presel speed/mach;FIX INFO; OFFSET path; Equitime point calculation, and a time marker; WINDS aloft; STEP ALTS; Constant Mach cruise segments; Required Time of Arrival, Estimated Time of Takeoff; DUAL MCDU, working independently from each other; MCDU web interface; If you feel anything major is missing or have any other comments, let us know! This is the time to have influence. In a few weeks it will be too late.
    17 Points
  17. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    And you should invest in smaller typeset. And understand that the A330 actually IS a widebody class of airliner.
    17 Points
  18. MK-Studios

    Madeira Evolution

    Close to be finished. The problem is that Madeira scenery uses (I guess) all possible workarounds for flight sim limitations that every developer could imagine. Beside, you need to be compatible with GSX, ORBX and other addons. Let me give you an example for ground vehicles (GSX). You need fs concrete material under our custom ground polygons to have them moving correctly. But wait! You have pillars and slopes all around the airport. Ok then, when you deal with this you realize that to move fsx road traffic you need platforms all around the airport. But you used another to keep the aircraft on the runway (platform must me rectangle object) and traffic goes through the runway. Not a good idea when you want to land there with an airplane... Anyway 2 weeks later (I guess this was when my head became bold) when runway lights were ready I discovered that there's small transparency problem. You see an ocean and default ground through them... Let's go back! Runway should be physically connected to FS mesh. Ok! We can flatten, but wait... There are pillars there... Really, I could write a book about this.
    16 Points
  19. Speedbird ATC

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    You have given me inspiration for an Oscar winning film: The epic quest of a lone Flight Simmer for the legendary "Release date!" He will endure hardships he has never been able to dream of before, only to find out that what he really was looking for was love...
    16 Points
  20. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Come come, let's not feed the trolls.... And I am closing the discussion on 'realism' because it goes a bit beyond the purpose of showing off the A330 development. We have a very clear idea of what we want to do and at what price level. Others companies like BlackBox aim for a bit simpler product and others like FSL aim for a much more complex and complete product. There is a market for each of these product obviously.
    16 Points
  21. DaveCT2003

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    I'm a flight simmer, I'm one of you and I've been one of you for well over 30 years, so I know first hand what it's like to wait, and wait, and wait for product I've been looking forward to. I understand the disappointment, and I understand that sometimes good people write somewhat negative posts as a means to vent their frustration. Doesn't make them a bad person, and none of us should assume they are. It's usually just a temporary disappointment speaking. The positive side of this is that they are STILL interested and excited about the CRJ, otherwise they wouldn't be disappointed or frustrated. I was speaking with a flight sim developer two days ago, and one of the subjects that came up was the CRJ. He was actually on the Beta Team over a year ago, and the aircraft he described to me was not the aircraft that I've been testing. What this means is the extra time that has been spent on this aircraft has turned it from being an average product into a terrific one. I don't know Han's that well, but I don't think it's a stretch to say that Han's isn't shooting for an average aircraft. He has his sights firmly on producing a TERRIFIC ONE! But the amount of time it takes to go from average to exceptional is often exceptional in itself. My dear friends, now is the time when we need to listen to and trust the developer, to stay positive, and give the one man working so very hard for us all the support he needs. We should also remember that Hans has bills to pay, and he's spent all this time without being paid on this product and has development costs, other responsibilities, and bills to pay - just like the rest of us. We can all help with the development of this aircraft by being supportive, and helping the one and only person working for us to stay POSITIVE. After so many years of working this, can you imagine how he feels? I'm sure that there isn't a single person on the planet who wants this product released more than Hans does. My friends, will you join me in sending our thanks to Hans for staying the course, and working to provide us with an exception aircraft rather than just an exceptionally average or unfinished one? As always, my very best to each and every one of you.
    16 Points
  22. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    While we are not against the idea to make these files available (as said when we are unable to host them they will be made freeware) we do not think multiple servers (not sharing data) will be a good idea. Let me explain. I am writing this reply on a widescreen monitor. Now it is 19:01 local and after 18:00 I normally have some TV running on my screen to catch up on the silly things Trump is doing. Heck just show you my desktop: Okay not CNN but According to Jim, one of my favorite comedies as long as I do not have to actually watch it (like with TBB). The WX picture is a sample of how silly it can look when you are using raw weather data and not how FS interpretes it. But what I hope to do in a few months is to start P3D (v4?) and select a A330 flight in the CFD menu. It will instantly put me on the jumpseat of a ongoing flight (keep in mind there can be 50 observers in any flight). If there is no First Officer and I have some time I might ask the captain if he'll accept me. Knowing myself I probably just want to lurk and follow the flight from a observer point of view. But it will NOT be a video stream. I will be in the sim, can select viewpoints, see what I want to see, talk to the crew, if they miss something I will be able to assist. When the flight has landed I will simply open the CFD menu and select another flight I want to follow. At a some point I will be confident enough to offer a captain my services as a first officer. But if we have private servers part of that is gone, you will have less flights to choose from. And that is exactly what we are hoping to achieve with CFD in the Airbus and CRJ. Simmers helping simmers. Thats is why we hope that EVERYBODY flying our busses or CRJ will activate CFD even if they do not need a FO. It's about making other people flights more fun. And I'll drop According to Jim for that in a heartbeat.
    15 Points
  23. Emanuel Hagen

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Alright Gullideckel, so you open an account to tell you're not waiting anymore. Let me show you the way out.
    15 Points
  24. MK-Studios

    Madeira Evolution

    Not sure if some new shots will help you waiting, but I think it may be good to post something. Last shot is with GSX working.
    14 Points
  25. Emanuel Hagen

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    I am sorry to disagree with you here, our market research shows that this is not the case and our sales numbers in fact confirm it. The "typical" simmer and customer of our (and other developers!) products is a guy who had a hard day of work and wants to relax with one or two flights in the evening witha beer and probably his children playing in the living room behind him. Most are kept really busy with the normal procedures already and therefore use things like our copilot, FS2Crew, etc. as an aid flying the airplane. There is with no doubt a market for those ultra realistic study level addons, but it is far smaller than the market for normal procedures addons. In fact a lot smaller which also reflects in the higher prices. Developers of such addons do not invest 3 times the effort into creating their addons compared with ours as you might think when looking at the price. It is mainly the number of sales that makes up the price. We can offer our Busses at a rather low pricelevel not because of less effort that goes into the development of the product, but because of the bigger customerbase that our product aims at. You will probably not agree and that is totally fine. This product might not be something for you based on your argument. If you prefer flying airliners with a lot of abnormals there are other developers out there catering your demands. I am sure at some point there might even be an A330 that suits you. Ours will unfortunately not be that one then.
    14 Points
  26. ColH

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Let me try to explain why I raised this issue. What we are talking about here, is the ability to read various instruments, that have small characters with ease, and without having to strain the eyes. It does-not matter about shading and colours, or that it is an unnatural angle to view a panel, or being a contortionist. It is about the ability to select an instrument, or panel to be able to read or monitor various functions of the aircraft with ease. We expect, with a mouse click, to be able to see an enlarged (for example) engine start sequence, or ND, or PFD, and then to have the enlarged panel return to its normal size, with another mouse click. I can not find any other developer who does not see this. Products from the likes of PMDG, FSL, Majestic, Carenado, Wilco etc all have aircraft flightdecks that have 2D mouse click pop up panels. When you fly on a 17 inch gaming laptop, it is an eye straining job to be able to see properly, (for example) the Radio Altimeter read out when on finals. There are many more examples. I think that when we purchase a product from a developer of the quality of Aerosoft, that they have considered this and have built this into their product. We are not asking for something extra, but only what other developers provide. As I have previously stated, the AS A320 product is the best on the market, EXCEPT for this missing feature. We are talking here, after all about a computer game/simulation. Please take these comments as a positive, because they would make a good product into a brilliant one. Regards to all.
    13 Points
  27. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Not fully sure about the question but the total weight has nothing to do with CoG because that has to do with where the weight is. But just as a pilot depends on ground staff to get all that right (planning the CoG is not a function of the crew), in our software you simply can assume it is done correctly. The pilot checks the data, but he does not decide where cargo is loaded or where that group of rather large persons will be seated. I have never fully understood why some simmers want not only to do the job of two (!) pilots but also that of the loadmaster / ramp agent . What's next? Cleaning the aircraft? Emptying the pee tanks? We have always been very clear on where we draw the line, we simulate the day to day work of the pilot as precisely as possible. What the pilot does not do is of little interest to us. That's why we spend a LOT of time on the MCDU for example.
    13 Points
  28. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    We can tell you that the 747 is seriously good, perhaps the best add-on I have ever seen. Expensive though, very expensive for P3D. But we heartily recommend it. The last few weeks were NOT good for the CRJ progress. Hans had to spend a lot of time on a professional simulator project that was in serious problems. Professional projects come with very serious contracts and deadlines and simply always have priority over commercial add-ons. Hans is now on his way back so we hope the steady flow of new builds will resume tomorrow. Check out http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/110849-aerosoft-a330-preview/&do=findComment&comment=798208. The problem with the CRJ is (and has always been) that we got not three but one dev on most of that list. As other add-ons became more complex we had to adapt with very little resources (it's nearly impossible to insert new staff at a certain moment). So for two years we have been running behind the facts. A harsh lesson.
    13 Points
  29. MK-Studios

    Naples Capodichino 2016

    Most of things is done. Still some work to do, mostly optimizing stuff and adding details. We've got small Rome update on the way and our Madeira on short final, so this may have to wait a moment until we release these two. In the meantime you may enjoy some screenshots.
    12 Points
  30. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    We have had a A330 team meeting last week in Germany and I am happy to report that we seem to be on schedule. We also decided on the last open issues we had not yet decided on. For example we have already started development of CPDLC (now that VATSIM started to support it more) and AOC. We also decided on the Connected Flight Deck (see another post on that, it's pretty exciting).
    12 Points
  31. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    As product manager I can guarantee bugs!
    12 Points
  32. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Well modeling and systems are two different teams, in fact there are three (or five) development streams in a project like this: Modeling. Almost always done by one person, in our case Stefan, to maintain consistency. Systems (and modeldef). We got Robert, Frank and Choobe on that. That's where the money goes. All the rest, management, manuals, delaying things with stupid ideas etc etc. That would be me. Flight modeling, as always done by John for us (his F-14 is still the finest flight model I have ever seen) Sounds, these are partially done internally and partially licensed from Turbine. The last two are sub tasks that normally only take a few weeks. Ideally all these development paths end up at the same time but that never happens. As modeling is perhaps the longest task and not impossible to schedule, we tend to take that as our deadline. At this moment the biggest thing is to get all the little bits that were worked on, some in a empty frame A330 others in a A319 test bed, together in the A330 for the first time. The first Alpha build I described earlier this week. But even now we are on revision 553 for the A330. We'll hit at least 1500 before we see something in the shop. We use pretty modern tools like SVN to handle files so all people got the same files all the time. Als our beta testers use the same system so they often get 5 or even more updates a day. Flexibility is incredibly important. As I described we put so much effort into this because it is the base for a all the Airbus projects. It's this kind of work that makes our project relatively low on price. Of course not modeling emergencies that have NEVER happened in real life also helps a lot. Does that answer your question?
    12 Points
  33. Dudley

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    They also took 5 yrs to complete the project, and charge $140 for the P3D version. Please don't take too much of a cue from them.
    12 Points
  34. MK-Studios

    Madeira Evolution

    I'm sorry but the night lightning will be included as 'Madeira Night' extension for ~20$. Ok, I'm joking. It's already there, finished. With flashing strobe lights too.
    11 Points
  35. DaveCT2003

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Hello my dear friends and fellow flight simmers! It's always heartwarming to know how interested people are in your product, but the honest truth is there really is no such thing as a release date for flight sim software. It's a myth, it doesn't exist. You might as well be asking for directions to the Fountain of Youth, the City of Gold, shop for Relative Bearing Grease, or quest for the switch for the Northern Lights. Here's the true down and dirty on Flight Sim software releases. One day the software isn't released, and one day it is released. Back in the olden days (horse drawn carriages, etc.) game developers gave release dates because they would complete the software, then have to press disks (eventually CDs/DVDs), add marketing material, ship it to stores and schedule the authorization date (a.k.a. "release date) for it to be sold. That's where release dates come from. We live in different times (welcome my friends to the 21st Century, though some of you have come kicking and screaming... lol). Software is now released by essentially uploading a file - as it's sold online and then downloaded. Literally not here one day, and here the next. TA-DA! MAGIC! Plus now consumers don't have to wait nearly as long for their favorite software titles - or camp outside stores in the heat/cold. Now, I have to say that yes, there are still some software developers (not in Flight Sim to my knowledge) who, purely for marketing purposes, will hold a finished product for a scheduled release date. It's HYPE, and quickly fading (if it even exists anymore). What's the release date? It stands to reason that when the software is done, it will be released. In Flight Sim, the sane developer will make the decision a few days beforehand. So you see, there is absolutely no reason to ask, and doing so just means that staff here has to answer with the same old "No release date at this time, we don't give release dates/please don't ask because we don't know". We're not being rude! Nobody can give an answer to this question, not even Mathijs. But the good news is that when any flight sim product is released, every flight sim website publishes it! My very best wishes to everyone!
    11 Points
  36. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Well, a beer will do fine. We do appreciate the sentiment however!
    11 Points
  37. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Well three companies already have asked about an option to join this (or rather to be able to license the technology). The times of one simmer flying an airliner will soon be behind us and it can't happen fast enough.
    11 Points
  38. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Hey if a Pilates Porter can apply reverse thrust in the air, our super de luxe Bus can!
    11 Points
  39. Andy320

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Every airbus I've been in before pushback this practice is normal, in fact it's very organised and very efficient to use things such as the throttles to hold paper work. I found it funny to see these BA pilots topping up on the news before departure from Sofia, sort of gave a very relaxed boarding experience as a passenger.
    11 Points
  40. Tom A320

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    Fare well...
    11 Points
  41. amahran

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    You guys need to adopt my method of dealing with the fact that the CRJ is late: STOP BEING HUNG UP ON IT! It will come out when it comes out. Go out and hang out with friends, or join a virtual airline and make friends in the meanwhile, or get some actual flying lessons. The CRJ will be here when it's here, and being anxious about it isn't going to help it get here faster.
    11 Points
  42. richcam427

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    The confusion stems from constant beta screenshots and testimonials that all paint a good picture; nice visuals, beta testers saying the plane flies great, and then Mathijs himself saying it's very close...well we've repeated this cycle, what, five times now? And then add in the fact that a few posts up Mathijs posted something with a quite ominous tone that hints at yet another delay, like what is going on here? How many times will it be close to release before it actually is? Please forgive my tone, but women confuse me less than this project. And that's saying a lot.
    11 Points
  43. MK-Studios

    Naples Capodichino 2016

    Moving on...
    11 Points
  44. mikewhiskey

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    The resemblance is truly remarkable, lol! Btw, with this topic approaching page 130 at lightning speed can we perhaps get a fresh one, just to make things a little more overseeable? Oh and kudos to the devs who seem to be pushing the boundaries further and further with every step they make! Because some of us like clean desks?
    11 Points
  45. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    These are renders, will look better in the sim, but I think you get the idea.... First one to name the app shown get a free copy of the A330. Btw if the objects look too large, they are not, it's really a small tray (36 cm wide). If they get a food tray it does not even fit.
    11 Points
  46. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    If you can't live with the fact that we decide what is welcome on these forums that is more a problem for you then it is for us. These are NOT public forums, but part of our marketing. We remove messages that are off topic (as they were in this case) daily. If you call that censoring so be it, you agreed to that when you signed up for the forum remember? I got no problem what so ever with the article on FSElite btw. As always you will never pay more then once for the same files. So if 50% stays the same the you get a 50% discount.
    10 Points
  47. mrivera

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    Compliment to complaint Ratio: Let's raise it up....any takers? Dear Aerosoft Staff/Aerosoft Customers I have been extremely impressed over watching the CRJ preview thread, on how much Aerosoft Staff have been beat up on, in terms of the CRJ project taking so long. I have seen complaint after complaint lobbed at you all, and it all has been handled with grace, restraint, and the up-most professionalism. Mathijs and Hans have taken the brunt of the negative comments, but have never seem to let the negativity get to them, (or at least if it did, they never showed it in public). The honesty of Mathijs, and thus Aerosoft management is second to no one. (Mathijs I wish you were government official; we all need more honestly from those folks these days, they could take a lesson or two from your actions). My point is that there is more complaints on this thread than there is praise and positive encouragement to Aerosoft staff who have been working the CRJ project. What I would like to do, is see if we can change that by "flooding" this thread with positive encouraging comments. No complaining about missed release dates or how long it's been taking, or other related items to the CRJ etc. (if you'd like to complain you are still free to do so, but please rethink about it) The Aerosoft staff has been running a very long and tired marathon with the CRJ project. They have shown us nothing but love, so let's do that in return. Any takers? I will start off first in the next post. Hope to see all the positive encouragement, and comments of support, cheering these guys on, as they get closer to the CRJ finish line! Captain Mark 737 NGX Driver To all at Aerosoft and also Hans, Thank you all for your energy and hard work on the CRJ project. Thank you for putting up with endless complaints. Thank you for your dedication, perseverance, and focus on the CRJ project, even when juggling multiple balls with other projects. I look forward to flying the CRJ, and know that it will be a top tier product, that will provide endless hours of enjoyment. Hope you all have a great day/evening, and please keep your self’s safe during the hectic work schedules. Captain Mark 737 NGX Driver
    10 Points
  48. Dudley

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    I had a lot of fun with the Wilco even back in the FS 2004 days, it hasn't scaled well to 2017. But it doesn't deserve ridicule. Neither do people who fly the Aerosoft A320, safe in the knowledge that the galley microwave won't catch fire. I enjoy the Aerosoft A320 series very much and am looking forward to an A330 in the same vein. Aerosoft produce a damn good product, at a damn good price, and provide top quality support - other developers could learn a lesson. To provide all the failures in the system, would take years more to program and would be reflected in the price.
    10 Points
  49. richcam427

    Aerosoft (DA) CRJ Preview

    It's because this plane is going on seven years old. We're not talking about a delay of a week here; we're not even talking about a year. We're talking about like five times this plane was supposedly ready for release and a countdown stuck in the single digits for well over a year. Plus, Mathijs himself said a few weeks ago that it was only weeks away. It was a glimmer of hope, and I even got a bit excited myself, but alas it seems to be more of the same from this never-ending cycle of empty promise. Honestly, it's pretty silly at this point. I'm sure it will be awesome when it comes out, but it's frustrating as hell for us customers seeing beta shots and then left sitting in the dark as to why we aren't flying it yet.
    10 Points
  50. Mathijs Kok

    Aerosoft A330 preview

    This is the order of aircraft releases for this year: Aerosoft / DA CRJ Aerosoft A330 2017 (new) Aerosoft A320/A321 2017 (update + update price) Aerosoft A318/A319 2017 (update + update price) The Ju52 (that is really shaping up nicely btw) and Porter will have to fit in somewhere as well but these are projects where we are really just the publishers and not seriously involved in the development. There is one other airliner that has not yet been announced but that we expect to be ready this year as well. Of course new sim platforms could throw this whole schedule in in disarray, but without a schedule I would not be a project manager.
    10 Points