I would like to see a custom FBW that actually works as Airbus designed it in all phases of flight, with an accurate rendition of the autothrottle system as described in the FCOM ( interms of active/armed positions, TOGA N1, FLEX/MCT N1, and the fact that once you have gone to TOGA, you cannot go back to FLX, just MCT... stuff like that...)
Extended capability in the FMGS to include custom flight plan entry using waypoints and airways, departure/arrival procedures, runway selection, ILS autotune, constraints, custom waypoints, overfly/fly-by waypoints, and the associated smoothing of the plotted course on the ND.
Weights and balance that actually reflect correct operating weights of the aircraft modelled (new load manager?)
Improved refresh rates in the cockpit displays
ADIRS simulation and ability to set different align times like quick, 3mins, 10mins
FMGS to support all the Airbus modes of climb and descent, OP CLB and OP DES for example...
What I do not need personally is:
Wx radar simulation
Wingflex (the minimal wingflex in the A320/1 wing is not worth the additional performance cost in my opinion)
VC rain (nice effect but comes with a cost too...)
Failure modelling would be a nice addition, but the work associated with the abnormal procedures and ECAM action stuff is horrendous and one of the reasons why the "other" Bus for FS9 has been having such development problems I believe... in addition to all the other hokus pokus stuff...
As regards the package and pricing - it would be nice to see this as an addon for the addon, so those not wishing to delve deeper into the Airbus world can stick with the current "basic" (for wont of a better word) version, and those wishing to go the "full" hog may purchase the base package (AirbusX) and then purchase the Systems upgrade addon... At the end of the day, most of the work (ignoring the addition of say A318/9) seems not to be on the modelling/texture front...
Either way, that is a decision to be met by the development team at Aerosoft and them only... we only make suggestions and not demands...
Edited to add FMGS capability of airway insertion... thanks Alexander!
This post has been edited by alehead: 17 September 2010 - 10:25