ColH

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  1. what is wrong is that you are having to purchase extra software to be able read the aircraft instrumentation, also, when you are "zoomed in", you are blocking out the rest of the flightdeck. IMHO, this should be built in to the original developers product. Regards.
  2. 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.
  3. Just for clarity, I refere to the PFD and ND. Also, perhaps the engine instrumentation.
  4. This is my point exactly. Because of limited space,and/or finance, we sadly do not all have large HD screens. The AS Airbus range is superb, but I for one, think that it needs this feature. Regards to all.
  5. Along the same lines, I would make one last plee for AS to consider pop up 2D panels for the PFD and ND at least, before the A330 is finaly put to bed. I have asked before,but to no avail. For those of us that "fly" on gaming laptops with 17 inch HD screens and wear spectacles it would be an enourmous boost. If it can be done with the MCDU it must be technicaly possible. The AS A320 is my favourite aircraft, but I have to fly other developers planes to give my eyes a rest. Before making a final decision,could it not be put to the vote, ala the EFB discussion. Regards to all.
  6. Thank you very much for the reply. Looking forward to the new aircraft. Regards.
  7. Sorry if this has been covered before, but with the increase in the amount of systems on the A330, and then on the new generation of the A320 family, is there any predicted effect on frame rates?. At the moment, the current 'busses (v1.31) run very well on my not so top of the range computer, and I am looking forward to the new releases, hoping that they will work OK. Regards to all.
  8. If there is a detrimental dffect on frame rates, I would rather do without this feature. At the moment, I am happy with charts on my Android tablet. Regards to all.
  9. On the other hand, Airbus are still manufacturing this brilliant plane, and some of us would prefere to fly a "new" aircraft. Perhaps provide us with a choice ?. Regards.
  10. Have we drifted a little off subject here?. Can we get back to the A330 please. Regards.
  11. In particular, 2D panels of the PFD and ND would be particularly useful. After flying other devs products like the Majestic Q400, it is realy noticable. How can it be "old fashioned" if other devs aircraft are being introduced with them. Please Aerosoft, rethink this. Regards to all.
  12. Still running FSX + Accel. I would consider changing to P3D, but I am not sure if all of my "fleet" is compatible, due to their many ongoing updates. Also, LM have not officially cleared this for entertainment use. If they clarified this, I am sure there would be a massive change to P3D. At the moment, I'm OK with my old boxed FSX + Accel. Regards to all.
  13. I would also prefere a clean flightdeck. A "used and worn" look is one thing, but this one looks like a health hazard!. I have been fortunate enough to have visited a few flightdecks, both Boeing and Airbus, and have never seen one as dirty as this. Just my own view. Regards.
  14. IMHO, these 2D panels should be available for all of the Airbus fleet,present and future. It is the one big negative of these fantastic products, but if Aerosoft doesnt like them, that becomes the "law", despite the needs of thier customers. Just my opinion. Regards.
  15. Hi. I have purchased two Chillblast computers recently. One laptop, and a tower. In my opinion, they are a great company to deal with. Superb products, with helpful knowledgable people. Why not give them a call, and discuss your requirements. I have nothing but praise for them.