ColH

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  1. Please let me clarify the request that is being made here. Only the PFD,ND and engine instruments panels are required.The bezels are not required.The most important thing is to be able to re-position these screens on the users computer monitor or on a separate secondary screen. We accept the fact that your head would be in an unusual position to be able to see these screens at this angle.Please take a look at the PMDG NGX, Majestic Dash-8 et al. This is all we are asking for.How real is real?. When your aircraft is in a turn, do your desk and chair tilt to replicate banking?. Probably not. Making your own views is OK, but has a massive frame rate impact for FSX / FSX.SE users. Hope this helps. Kind regards to all.
  2. Your reply is much appreciated. Many thanks.
  3. I would be MUCH,MUCH,MUCH,MUCH happier with the new Airbusses (and buy the whole lot!), if they incorporated the one missing feature.........Pop out instrument panels, as asked for by me (and others), when so many other leading developers include this feature as standard. It is the only reason that I would buy the FSL bus over the AS. Sorry to raise this again, but I feel that is an essential. Regards to all.
  4. Is it the intention to publish a "change log" regarding the new 2018 A320 family v the current version?. This may be useful to help decide if to buy the new version, or stick with the current one. Regards.
  5. I have just seen on Youtube,the excellent Frooglesim start one of his "Fully Loaded" episodes on the new CRJ700. This is part one of two. In this episode, he makes extensive use of the 2D pop out screens to demonstrate parts of the set up and preparation for his flight. Does this not raise again the importance of this feature, with the new Airbus family development. I have almost pleaded for this feature on the Airbus in the past, but have been told that it is unrealistic, and that Aerosoft are not in favour of this very useful feature on all add-ons IMHO. We do not all have large HD screens. Will you not please reconsider before it is too late for the launch of the new planes?. Regards to all.
  6. I am delighted to see that 2D panels will be a feature of this aircraft. It is such a pity Aerosoft are not a fan of these normally, as their inclusion on the Airbusses would be fantastic. I am looking forward to the CRJ now, more than the new A320. I may have to convert to flying for a regional carrier on the CRJ900. Just my humble opinion. Regards to all.
  7. I have used a Chillblast Messiah gaming laptop for the last three years with no problems. As well as the AS Airbusses, it runs the NGX, and the Majestic Q400 very smoothly. Chillblast are a British company, and are well worth a call for advice on a suitable machine.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Just for clarity, I refere to the PFD and ND. Also, perhaps the engine instrumentation.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Thank you very much for the reply. Looking forward to the new aircraft. Regards.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.