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  1. 33 points
    The blooper reel of Connected Flight Deck testing. Pitch and speed perfect on touch down, heading not so much. Heading okay, position whahhh.... The captain was perfectly aligned to the runway, the first officers system not so much (you do see the runway fully right!). But the last pictures we made I won't even share because they just show an aircraft on glide slope. Loads of issues to check but making great progress. I know some people do not like us to show progress without being able to give a solid release date and price but I honestly believe showing how our talented team of developers struggle to get things done adds value to the project. The images I show here are from a two hour session between Robert (Poland) and me (somewhere in France without fast internet). They show the issues we encountered, the problems. THAT is how FS aircraft add-ons are build. Coding and then a shit load of testing and debugging. And then you test and debug again. Repeat that many times.
  2. 26 points
    And another feature requested by many implemented, 2D gauges, still need to get the scaling of the PFD correct though... and for the record, I still don't like them
  3. 21 points
  4. 17 points
    Damn, now I REALLY wonder why anybody would have an issue with us showing the issues we have in development. Ahh well... nothing an upvote can't solve.
  5. 14 points
    I just completed a first serious test of our new Connected Flight Deck system with the developer Robert Mirozewsk and wanted to share the results. It's a mixed bag but with fantastic promises. Let me first explain what is changed. The big change is that we moved from a peer to peer system (that has all kinds of issue with firewalls, viruses etc) to one that uses a server. That means that it will just work. No more messing with routers etc etc. Connect to the server, type the session ID and you are connected. Three seconds if you are slow. I can't stress enough how important that is. Here is a a slide from a presentation I did recently to 'sell' the system to other companies. It also allows 'matchmaking'. That means you got a website and see all flights going on and will be able to jump aboard as First Officer or observer (the Captain has complete control over who can do what). The website will look something like this: This is a very rough sketch to explore what we need to include, it's not how it will look. But it will give you a good idea on the options and that why I show it. VA's will love it and I will as well because it will be so cool to work on support while seeing another flight going on. Not as in YT or Twitch where you are limited to a video stream, but you will be in your own sim, being able to look around, jump to to external view etc. You are IN the cockpit, not watching a stream. Now I need to get a bit technical to show how robust this technology is. Believe me, you want this robust as hell. This is how my connection to the Connected Flight Deck Server was when we tested. Anybody who knows anything about networking will tell you this is about the worst connection possible. Ping times up to 808 milliseconds and even packets completely dropped. That's what you get when you are using a 2 way sat connection from rural France that costs a bloody fortune a month (mmm I digress it seems). The important part however was that it still worked. We had some jittering in movement but because we moved to a new protocol that keeps the packets in the right order no jumping around as you see so often in other online games. And even with the jittering, it was 100% stable. You have no idea how happy I am right now. With the previous busses we experimented a lot (Joshua did some amazing work there) but this is the next step. This makes the technology mature. Just as we bought licenses for RealLight and TrueGlass because it is the best possible, this is technology that other companies will use. And for those people who hate 'servers', we will deposit the source with a external source so when we go out of business (not planned) it is usable, the connections are encrypted and you only need a email address to connect. We do store your flights so you can see them again (with EVERY action logged), but only if you specifically ask us to do so (opt in, not opt out, double confirmation for people who click fast). It's 'free' technology with our aircraft. No strings attached. Our marketing department does not even know about it and when they will find out they will only be able to see what you can see.
  6. 11 points
    Well that is not how we, the owners of this forum, decided things should be. I am sorry ray that we do so many things in a way you do not like, however I kindly ask you not to use these preview forums with these comments and to stay on topic. All new posts that are off topic will be removed.
  7. 10 points
    In case you are interested in a live preview of the upcoming A330 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6qfqT7f-3Q If you missed it, I will share the link to the taped session here once it becomes available.
  8. 9 points
    Yes and believe me, we will keep on experimenting with a good looks First Officer. However the simple fact is that while the coding is simple (we got that done, he will reach for the gear lever at the right time etc) we simply do not have the GPU hardware to make it looks good. The problem is that humans are programmed to recognize and 'read' humans'. That's why even the biggest games where 50% of the hardware and code is spend on animating humans are not getting seriously results. You will never doubt if a human animation in Call of Duty WWII is a real video or animation. And that's with a few tens of millions thrown at the issue. In very blunt words, a animated first officer looks like crap in a highly detailed virtual cockpit. Personally I think we are just two generations of GPU's from making it work, so say 3 to 4 years. We know how to do it, we just can't deliver. In 6 years you will have the flight attendant put the coffee on your tray table, now we just are able to play sound sounds and magically make it appear on your tray table.
  9. 9 points
    Never considered the FSLabs Airbus because i really dont like the way it looks in comparison to the Aerosoft Airbus. There is just one thing i noticed in my quick research of the FSLabs Airbus which i prefer over the Aerosoft Airbus - it's the sound. Nevertheless i will wait patiently although i wish i'd find a copy of the Airbus under the christmas tree. Have a nice weekend, guys!
  10. 7 points
  11. 7 points
    Your suggestion might indeed be the simplest way and avoids comments like yours but we feel it's not how a mature company in 2017 should behave. Ray, as we always say, if you find it disconcerting to be confronted with work in progress updates without actually knowing when you can buy it, we can make this preview forum invisible for you. Some users who had the same comments as you had preferred that and only wanted to know when the software was available. We will NOT however change the way we communicate with customers. We believe most customers find it nice to have some idea on the progress, even if it takes longer than they would like. And this concludes this side step of the topic on hand.
  12. 7 points
    Let's wait for this until the busses are released. What is your benefit to know that there will be such bundles months before release? Just be patient. I'm sure Mathijs will announce these details once they have decided about them.
  13. 7 points
    Keep in mind the A330 was originally supposed to come out in 2016. And as I always say, instead of demanding a release date go fly and learn something else. It'll be out when it's done and the devs better take their time to make sure it's stable and has no major bugs.
  14. 7 points
    Buy the FSLabs bus and have fun with it if you have the money. I am fairly sure you will also buy the AS bus after release regardless.
  15. 6 points
    Please do not consider your wife buggy. It's just a not yet implemented feature.
  16. 6 points
    I get that now! I here a lot of sounds coming from the wife that I'm asking for a coffee yet it magically appears on my desk, She's still a no go for dressing up as a flight attendant though. Maybe in 6 years :o)
  17. 6 points
    Friends, I'm in the process of uploading the recorded version of the OVPA 2017 Flight Simulation Web Conference - Part 2. The upload counter says it will take 2 hours from now. Part 2 of the conference includes video of the Aerosoft Airbus A330, but I hope you can find the time to watch the entire broadcast as I'm sure it will be meaningful to you. After the upload is complete you will be able to find the conference video on the OVPA YouTube Channel. Best wishes.
  18. 6 points
    Please don´t critisize each other, I can understand Ray and all people waiting. But for circumstances we can´t tell exactly when things will be released, only that we are working on this products. Thanks for that, Regards Manfred
  19. 6 points
    As said before we have not yet decided on how bundles will be updated but don't worry, it will be a good deal as for all our products that use part of previous products. And yes the A330 uses RealLight and TrueGlass.
  20. 5 points
    I'll investigate but in my own recordings that we made of startups there were two in rainy weather, one moderate rain, one serious rain this was not done. Perhaps a company specific thing. We seen a lot of that. The overhead thing you mention is abnormal procedure and thus not simulated by us. It is just not something that pilots do to perform a flight. Keep in mind that we draw a rather rigorous line in the sand about that. We simulate the job of the pilot, not the training of the pilot. Update on the pb thing, quick feedback from two bus pilots was clear, this might be practise in some countries under extreme conditions and both knew of the process, but is is most certainly not standard procedure, neither of the two had ever done it. That means we will not support it.
  21. 5 points
    2D panels are the necessary evil. Highly unrealistic to have, but sometimes you just want to see readings better in conjunction with another dial or button somewhere else. EG 2D popup for hydraulics or air while looking at the overhead. You can see both rather well in a real cockpit but our sim world has this limitation. So im sure it will be greatly appreciated that its implemented
  22. 5 points
    Okay, the upload is complete, but YouTube says it needs about 45 minutes more to "process" the upload. When YouTube is finished, you can watch the video at: https://youtu.be/Q5By6s-Jdug Subscribe to the channel for lots more great content of upcoming products and regular flights. Best wishes.
  23. 5 points
    CRJ v1.0.3 Full Build - [Fixed] Several LNAV issues - [Fixed] Drawing of line to DIR-TO waypoint - [Changed] Allowed outbound turn for arc legs (up to 20 degrees before end of arc instead of 10 degrees as before) - [Added] HGS clipping polygon for attitude elements - [Fixed] Stutters on flightplans which contain DME Arcs - [Changed] Maximum autopilot bank angle is now at 30 degrees during LNAV-flown SIDs, STARs and approaches. Otherwise it remains at 25 degrees - [Fixed] Arcs should now be flown better - [Fixed] HGS pitch scale - [Fixed] HGS flight path vector - [Fixed] HGS flight director - [Fixed] Waypoint switching and FROM waypoint drawing changed - [Fixed] Actual N1 slightly lower than commanded N1 - [Fixed] Left PFD CDI (nav source FMS) - [Fixed] FA announcement "Landing abort" no longer playing on ground - [Added] New GSX files - [Changed] DAVE: Buttons for stair railings are now disabled while main door is opening/closing - [Fixed] FA: Seatbelts OFF announcement after C&D -> Battery ON - [Fixed] Door control now compatible with GSX and similar tools - [Fixed] GPWS Mode 2 terrain closure rate calculation - [Fixed] Barometer flashing until TA is passed (if TL != TA) - [Fixed] Cabin Secure announcement no longer plays after landing - [Added] GNSS CTL page on FMS INDEX page - [Added] GNSS STATUS page - [Added] SBAS Service page - [Added] NPA RAIM page - [Added] 5 minute cooldown periods for "after landing" FA announcements - [Fixed] PFD/MFD Bearing pointers - [Fixed] Flaps 20 max speed for -700 changed from 220 to 230 knots (not model yet!)
  24. 5 points
    it is only A330-300 RR Engines for the initial release
  25. 5 points
    Why should I stay neutral? Just because I am a moderator here? Of course I have a personal opinion and am allowed to raise it. The idea behind the voting system is, that it is an easy way of showing a quick response to something (regardless of positive or negative). Not always I have either the time or the will to engage into a discussion but still am able to use the vote system to show if I agree or disagree with something. This system is open to all registered and logged in users. You are a long time user here in the forums, Ray. You should know how Aerosoft handles the previews. And that is unlike many other developers/publishers. Aerosoft is quite clear on this way, and everyone is free not to look into the preview topics. For a couple of users we have even removed the visibility of this forum (on own requests). Aerosoft previews are simply not a promise that there will be a new product available in 4 weeks from now, but just tell you that something is in the making, without any time frame given. Nothing more, and noting less.
  26. 5 points
    You might have upset some fanboys, I woulnd't worry too much about it. Back to topic though.
  27. 4 points
    Another platform: The Meerwind Südost substation collecting power from the surrounding wind turbines:
  28. 4 points
    This feature alone makes the wait all the more worthwhile.
  29. 4 points
    Made this vid for anyone struggling with the engine or brakes:
  30. 4 points
    I for one enjoy the preview policy Aerosoft uses. If you're not willing to wait for something to be released just don't check the forums. But others like me love to stay informed about projects they're interested in, this includes everything from good to bad news. And if I learned something about software development, then that sometimes there simply isn't anything to share. I can understand your point of view, but in my opinion it's a bit silly to demand on information for something you haven't paid for yet. Even if you're owner of other products.
  31. 4 points
    I have just spoken with Dave. He will publish the video next Tuesday evening (Florida time). You might want to subscribe to his YouTube channel to get a notification once it's available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYYh3CJn7W9I6NiKZCDMVmQ
  32. 4 points
    Nope, I am talking about the A320. The A320 shares a lot of the code with the A330. Therefore the A330 beta will be fairly short, but at the moment testing wise we are only looking at the A320Fam.
  33. 4 points
    Leaking windshields ? No way... first we get wing-flexing on the A-318. Thank you.
  34. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    208 downloads

    Recommend use with AIRAC 1712 or 1713 for best results. Changelog Update: RAD and Directs Update: minor fixes in RAD and to ensure correct routing Update: implented Free Route Airspace Albania (LAAA FIR) Regards David
  35. 3 points
    Because the previous topic was old, contained a lot of nonsense etc I decided to make a new one. How many products are this? And what will be the names? Aerosoft A318/A319 Professional Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional Aerosoft A330 Professional The 'Professional' in the title indicates that the product is developed for P3d V4 and partly for the professional market (did you know we sold over 75 educational licenses?). This 64 bit platform is our main development platform and our main market. We are sorry that this might lead to some confusion. In scenery we only use the term 'Professional' for products that are designed for P3d V4 and are ONLY P3D V4 compatible. They are not the same products as the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, P3D V3 versions. For aircraft they basically ARE the same. One product, one buy and you can install as many times on any compatible sim (as long as it is your sim and not that of a friend). In other words, you buy the P3D v4 version and get the FSX:SP2, FSX:STEAM, and P3D V3 version for free. A bit complex, sorry about that. Are these updates of the old version? No, they are fully new builds. The 32 bits versions had some code in it that was close to 7 years old and was holding us back. So we decided to redo a lot of the modules and graphics to modern standards. Around 60% of the modeling and textures are new and more then 75% of the code is new. So they probably are not free updates, right? Indeed. But as always Aerosoft will never charge you double for anything. If we replace 50 of a product the update will only cost you half the new price. I this case it's even better because we if you own the A318/A319/A320/A321 and want the newer versions you will be offered an update price of 16.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable). If you want the A330 and have any of the older models we might be able to offer you an discount as well, not 100% sure on that. The full versions will cost just under 50 Euro. We still have to decide on the update and full prices of possible bundles. Will be okay. Of course prices can always change. When will they be released? Next week? No. The 64 bit version of the A318/A319/A320 and A321 will come first (because we got so many customers of those who want 64 bit versions). That will probably this year very early 2018 as we wanted to include the fully dimmable lighting. The A330 (32 and 64 bit versions) will be next, early next year, the 32 bit A318/A319/A320/A321 after that. DRM? Online activation? Of course not. You paid for the files and can do with them (on your own systems) as you want. Wingflex? On the smaller busses not (we simply have never seen the high frequency very small movements of the wings done well, they are remarkably stiff wings) and adding it just adds a load of complexity and development cost. Of course the A330 has wingflex, it has much larger and much less stiff wings.
  36. 3 points
    Well Tyazhkiy, first of all it is surprising you never found any problems with PMDG and FSL products because we all know and accept they also have 'issue'. It's excellent that you know all about how stable a windows installation is and all about Visual C++. To be honest I have never met anybody who fully understood how this all links together (I could certainly use somebody like you in support!) but when we advise people to re-install windows to solve an issue with the CRJ we only do so as a last resort. After trying all we can think off. And when we do we got a 7 out of 7 result. Everybody who we advised to do it and who took our advice had their issue solved. It is hard to argue with these hard results, is it not? Of course we focus on the 64 bit platform because that is where the most of our customers are, but we sell the product as 32 bit compatible. But most certainly not 'at your own risk; I dare you to find any statement like that. We fully support the product on all platforms. If you have problems, post about them so we can look at them and solve them. if you do not post about them you are not giving us an option to solve the issues. If you look at VATSIM and IVAO you see that every day hundreds of our CRJ's are used online. Clearly by people who have better experiences then you have. Why don't you tell us about your issue, perhaps they are easily solved. But please, do NOT refer to the customers who we supported and who in the vast majority had their issues solved as teenmagers and grandmothers. I am totally willing to accept you are far more knowledgeable then they are, but please stay polite. I will close this line of postings as it does not contain any question we can answer to and because I find it mildly insulting. We are more them willing to respond to any question you have. Do post the details about your missing waypoints (what nav database, what was the flightplan etc etc), in the correct forum. To be honest, we have limited patience with customers who complain but do not ask for assistance, certainly if they claim to be superior to other users. Ps would you please use compressed images?
  37. 3 points
    Or use two monitors one above the other with the pop up that add 0 fps hit and you get the most realistic view imo you can get. Well within reason. The 2d pop up are the real size the VC is on a 30" screen. The bottom screen is an old 24" A 24" is really not expensive these days compared to to a ipad. (that's the white area to the left side ) For use with Navigraph, PFPX etc. I also use a chashplane view for the MCDU's so no need for it to be on the iPad.
  38. 3 points
    “We must learn what customers really want, not what they say they want or what we think they should want.” eric ries, Same for trueglass and popup displays.
  39. 3 points
    C&D always seems to come up from time to time. I worked on the ramp many years, and very rarely did I see an aircraft C&D. Guess you might have to introduce a maintenance crew expansion pack so they can go ahead and simulate their full C&D simulation.
  40. 3 points
    ... and that means that a lot of things are simply done different. You can not jump into the An-2 and take-off if you know how perfectly how a Cessna 172 flies. For example Russian love to use pneumatics for many systems (strange because no pneumatic system ever maintains pressure and you have to 'refill' it all the time). We seen a lot of questions on the forum and in tickets that are based on misconceptions on how things work. A good friend of mine who flies airliners for a living just told me "I have the highest respect for russian planes. I just can not fly them without reading a manual. " And that's from a guy who flown CRJ's, also an aircraft with weird and wonderful systems. So kind advise.... read the freaking manuals.
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    OK. The installer file has been switched out and now contains the correct 1.0.3 gauge files. I downloaded and tested it myself before typing this post. Please re-download the installer and run it again. It's available for both, downloads and boxed versions. Please be aware that it might take a bit before the installer is available in other online shops. I know that Simmarket sends email notifications if an update is available but I'm not sure about others. When in doubt just wait until later today. Hopefully everything will be sync'ed by then. I apologize for the trouble! -------------------------- Sorry, something went wrong with the installer and/or server. Aerosoft guys are troubleshooting the problem right now and will get back to me as soon as they fixed it. Shouldn't be more than an hour or two. -------------------------- CRJ Update 1.0.3 is now released and available for download in your shop account. Updates for boxed versions and other online stores should show up soon'ish. Please be aware that this version will not work with Prepar3D v4.0. Prepar3D v4.1 is required. CRJ v1.0.3 Full Build - [Fixed] Several LNAV issues - [Fixed] Drawing of line to DIR-TO waypoint - [Changed] Allowed outbound turn for arc legs (up to 20 degrees before end of arc instead of 10 degrees as before) - [Added] HGS clipping polygon for attitude elements - [Fixed] Stutters on flightplans which contain DME Arcs - [Changed] Maximum autopilot bank angle is now at 30 degrees during LNAV-flown SIDs, STARs and approaches. Otherwise it remains at 25 degrees - [Fixed] Arcs should now be flown better - [Fixed] HGS pitch scale - [Fixed] HGS flight path vector - [Fixed] HGS flight director - [Fixed] Waypoint switching and FROM waypoint drawing changed - [Fixed] Actual N1 slightly lower than commanded N1 - [Fixed] Left PFD CDI (nav source FMS) - [Fixed] FA announcement "Landing abort" no longer playing on ground - [Added] New GSX files - [Changed] DAVE: Buttons for stair railings are now disabled while main door is opening/closing - [Fixed] FA: Seatbelts OFF announcement after C&D -> Battery ON - [Fixed] Door control now compatible with GSX and similar tools - [Fixed] GPWS Mode 2 terrain closure rate calculation - [Fixed] Barometer flashing until TA is passed (if TL != TA) - [Fixed] Cabin Secure announcement no longer plays after landing - [Added] GNSS CTL page on FMS INDEX page - [Added] GNSS STATUS page - [Added] SBAS Service page - [Added] NPA RAIM page - [Added] 5 minute cooldown periods for "after landing" FA announcements - [Fixed] PFD/MFD Bearing pointers - [Fixed] Flaps 20 max speed for -700 changed from 220 to 230 knots (not model yet!)
  43. 3 points
    Dang, this just keeps getting better and better. All you need to do now is an animated CO/FO so that when control events happen (i.e. moving gear lever up or turning knobs, flipping switches etc.) you see the CO/FO do that actual animation making it obvious what has happened. And of course add the animated slap when they do something wrong. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Rob.
  44. 3 points
    Files are now send to our installer department.
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    Yes, of course. It's also supplied with an airport entry so you can takeoff from there. Lights switch on automatically at night/dusk/dawn. Note that these are all dynamic lights causing lights on approaching helis (P3Dv4 only).
  47. 3 points
    That was a live stream of the OVPA 2017 Flight Sim Web Conference. As I said, once the recording of it becomes available I will link it here.
  48. 3 points
    This will be the last product from Aerosoft I ever buy. I'm not sure which is worse, the plane not being able to follow a NAV path after years of development or the handling of the whole situation. Not too pleased with being left standing with my Airbus purchase either. Most other planes that I bought have been upgraded at no cost to P3Dv4.
  49. 3 points
    The new Helwin tranformer platform north of Helgoland, which is used to channel all power from the offshore wind turbines to the mainland. After more than 10 years in the industry this was probably the most complex single model I ever created.
  50. 3 points
    Is this what you were asking for all these years (lol)?