Any news regarding the ability to speed up time? In most cases, I am able to double the sim rate in the a320 series, but going faster will cause severe abnormalities / crashes.
How tolerant will the A330 be to simming time rates, if it's not too early to ask.
Frank is correct ( (obviously, he does this for a living... very well too!) ), it depends on the weight more than anything. But pound for pound, especially how a lot of flight sim pilots load out the aircraft, we can assume that the A321 is loaded out to come in heavier than the average A320.
For those who are new to flying airliners or the Airbus....
My recommendation is to first get used to flying the A318/A319 if you have them (if you don't, the discount makes it worth getting them), the A320 if you don't have the smaller cousins, or you could try a very lean load out of the A321, Get used to that before you try landing a heavy aircrash (play on words... lol).
Note: One thing that a lot of newer flight sim pilots forget is the LANDING WEIGHT when they're loading out the aircraft (especially FUEL). If you're flight is only 300nm long, don't load the fuel out for a 1800nm flight. That will lighten the aircraft up considerably. If you don't have PFPX, try using the SimBrief to help you with the fuel loadout... or if that's too much for you right now you can use the free Fuel Planner that comes with the Airbus. The heavier the beast is, the faster your approach and landing speeds are going to be and as Timothee and Frank (a.k.a.The Dude) pointed out above, that can really have a highly undesirable affect on your approach.
Something else... don't forget that flying Shared Cockpit (Connected Flight Deck) with someone experienced in the Airbus can help you compress the learning curve significantly. You'll still have to do some reading and go through the Turtorials on your own, but after that try and catch a Shared Cockpit Flight! Visit the Aerosoft Connected Flight Deck forum for more information on this.
Friends, I hope I've been able to positively contribute to the discussion and provided a little food for thought. It's always a pleasure watching people learn the Airbus. Keep learning and asking questions! You're AWESOME!
Best wishes for Happy Flights!
P.S. Remember the advice Tom A320 gave above... if you don't have the Airbus Version 1.31, go and get it and install it using THIS PROCEDURE (verbatim!)..
Hello Peter, and mark767. Peter, doesn't the cloud lean with wind present? Maybe mark767 is missing the thermal by relying on the cloud/shadow of cloud. I'm not the best one to ask about thermaling, but as a rule of thumb for me, I try not to turn too early, one needs to stay straight until you hear the variometer slow down and then you can start to make your turn sometime after that. After that you can then start to get "comfortable" in the thermal. I have yet to have the experience of CumulusX! with thermaling since getting the paid version, I've just been slope soaring and enjoying the challenges of that when I have a chance. Not to say thermaling doesn't have it's challenges, I should just break down and give thermaling another chance with the added wing simulation that I didn't have with the free version.
I had to format my HD and reinstall FSX and all programs. Installed FS9 and Ran Database Manager. Upon starting FS9 I get error msg cant find MSFS 2004. Run Database Mgr. I don't have FS 2004 installed. I'm running FSX and the paths are shown correctly when opening FS9. Any Help appreciated..Thanks Eddie
As I said taking pic wont help its just a knob. But here it is in deafult start position, Usually have to click to get it into the correct spot. and log file too. Oh with hardware prop lever disableled. makes no diff.