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  1. Want to hear something you probably NEVER heard a project manager say publicly? I do not want to raise the price of this product even though everybody tells me I should. They have good reasons. I do not know any project with better modeling/texturing (Jae and Anne are really doing a remarkable job and it is all 101% MSFS without any P3D imports), Alexander and Hans are really going for state of the art in the flight model and instruments. Sounds will be fully MSFS standard, no P3D files. There will be a 100+ page manual with several tutorial flights. The biggest argument the 'raise the price' people have is the amount of models. Normal wheels, tundra wheels, ski, floats, amphib, 3 blade prop, 4 blade prop, long nose, short nose, we cover it all. Check out ANY other MSFS add-on aircraft and you will find none that even comes close. Not even in the same ballpark. I really want this to be the ultimate aircraft to explore the MSFS world. At a sub 30 Euro price (ex VAT of course). If I ever took a gamble hoping that low price = loads of sales will work, this is the one. I have never been a fan of $100+ prices for add-ons because you reach a limited number of, pretty high demanding (and they should) customers.
    26 points
  2. Reasoning for what? And of course we do not expect you to buy this (obviously) but we do hope many other people do. I would not call working a few months very hard on the new models (they are really different in many visual aspects) and new flight models 'laziness'. Actually it was damned hard work.
    25 points
  3. Dear friends, it is time to introduce you to a new Aerosoft development, Aerosoft One. It will be launched pretty soon and will change the way you install our products. Aerosoft One is a tool that makes extremely simple to install and update your Aerosoft products. It does more, we will get to that later, but the main task is to make sure the files on your system are always up to date. When you have bought a product (you can do so securely from the browser inside Aerosoft One) you do no longer have to download the installer, just go to Library, find your new product, and click install. The product will then be downloaded and installed. To check if there are new versions, click go to Update and click update. That is all you need to know. We like to keep things simple. As said, Aerosoft One does a bit more. You can quickly see our news, visit the shop, find all your serials, access our forums and support options and find the most important parts of our websites. It is called Aerosoft One because it is a one stop method of using all we have to offer! In the next few weeks we’ll share more information, show some more features and gladly answer any of your questions. Let me share some images that will show you how things actually are presented to you. Here you see all the MSFS products actually supported by Aerosoft One (at the start not everything will be included but we’ll quickly expand that! In this screen you can see what MSFS products you have already installed and can find more information on that product. Aerosoft One offers you complete freedom where to install the DLC, but will give you some very solid advise on what to avoid. On the Queue display you can see what you have downloads, what is being downloaded and what will be downloaded.
    24 points
  4. Wednesday, image day... Jae worked on the parajumper version (the special door still needs to be done). Anne closed work on the GI maps so the cockpit textures now look pretty good. And me, poor me, am now solidly on the manual. Will be around 200 pages.
    21 points
  5. Final livery list on release: CRJ 900: Lufthansa City Line D-ACNM Scandinavian Airlines OY-KFI "Rolf Viking" American Eagle PSA N550NN DELTA AIRLINES N324PQ SKYWEST "35th Anniversary" N821SK Air Canada C-GJZV Lufthansa City Line D-ACNU "Uetersen" IBERIA REGIONAL EC-JZS IBERIA AIR NOSTRUM EC-JYA "Comunitat Valenciana" CRJ 1000: Air France HOP! F-HMLH BINTER 9H-MPA "Macaronesia" Air France HOP! F-HMLK "DS Regions" GARUDA PK-GRO IBERIA REGIONAL EC-MNQ "Burgos" HIBERNIAN EI-HBB "RÍA DE VIGO" BINTER 9H-MOX "Islas Canarias" IBERIA REGIONAL EC-MJP
    20 points
  6. Just in time ! My brand new replica of CRJ throttles console are almost ready for delivery.
    18 points
  7. It is an interesting project for sure. And we love all projects that add something new. Honestly. I have flown more in the PMDG DC-6 then in any other aircraft lately, it is just damned good. But..... There is a huge step between announcement and a release. I think I can speak from experience to say doing a solid A320 is just super hard. You need very deep pockets to make it happen. I know of three Airbus projects that failed. Not only in development, also support, marketing, sales etc. You can have a brilliant product but without a good marketing department it will not sell enough. The simple fact is sales trumps quality these days. Speaking about sales, as I understand it now this project can't be sold on the Marketplace and as all publishers can tell you, that hurts, That hurts very very bad. I mean seriously bad. Products compete in their own price bracket. While some websites and customers might see our P3D Airbusses compete with others, like FLS, this is simple incorrect. Certainly for MSFS, price is a huge factor. Not for the 'YouTube influencers' or the people active on forums, but you make you money on the people who you never hear from. Simply put, you need to sell a shite load of products to make money these days. And while the high end products get the limelight, that's not where you make your money. If anything it is FSL that should be worried. So if this is a $40 product I will seriously consider it a possible issue. If it is a $80 product, nope. Different customer, in our experience most of the people who bought the high price product will also buy the lower cost product. Just ask the people who bought the FSL Airbus if they own the one we did. Now while Fenix will say it is of no influence, the fact the guys who are doing the freeware update of the default A320 in the sim are doing a cracking job simply means you are losing out on the lower end of your market. It is why we choose to go for the A330 first. The simple fact is that for many users that update works fine. See the market for 'study level' whatever that may mean (certainly it does not mean real pilots use it for study) is simply very small. So you need a high price, and that decreases the market, rince and repeat. But as said, if the competition is fair and honest, we love high end DLC! Bring it on. Not our market as we do not like high price DLC, but anything that makes the sim better is good for us. Remember we are selling the simulator!
    18 points
  8. Now as I explained late last week, the size of an aircraft product means little these days as high res textures are replaced (and surpassed) by modern technology using decals etc. A modern MFSF aircraft add-on is per model/livery smallere then a very high end P3D add-on. But that does not mean the total file size of the Twin Otter will be small. Far from it. That's a solid 6 GB and we are not even done. The reason for it is simply of course. we have a LOAD of models, more than any other MSFS add-on to date. At least one more model will be added. As MSFS does not have a solid fall back texture system at this moment, the compressed file size is a lot less (around 2 GB), but it remains a very large project. Like I explained, this is really indented to make money by selling a lot of copies and not by making a lot of money per sale. I am working on part of the sounds with our befriended twotter pilots. They have been recording every possible thing that makes sound in the cockpit for us. As an example here are the sounds of the control lock mechanism. Twot_Control_Lock_Removal.wav Twot_Control_Lock_Install.wav Or even more impressive, how rain sounds on the flight deck when you are parked. Twot_Rain.wav As said this is a very comprehensive project!
    18 points
  9. Updated and final list (please do not ask for other liveries, will not happen): CRJ 900: Lufthansa City Line D-ACNM Scandinavian Airlines OY-KFI "Rolf Viking" Scandinavian Airlines EI-FPN "Menja Viking" American Eagle PSA N550NN DELTA AIRLINES N324PQ SKYWEST "35th Anniversary" N821SK Air Canada C-GJZV Lufthansa City Line D-ACNU "Uetersen" IBERIA REGIONAL EC-JZS IBERIA AIR NOSTRUM EC-JYA "Comunitat Valenciana" PRIVATE D-ACHH CRJ 1000: Air France HOP! F-HMLH BINTER 9H-MPA "Macaronesia" Air France HOP! F-HMLK "DS Regions" GARUDA PK-GRO IBERIA REGIONAL EC-MNQ "Burgos" HIBERNIAN EI-HBB "RÍA DE VIGO" BINTER 9H-MOX "Islas Canarias" IBERIA REGIONAL EC-MJP BRITAIR F-HMLA
    17 points
  10. And while still in early stages (the effects etc are missing) but work on the animations is progressing very good. There will be a lot of animations and many are pretty damned complex.
    16 points
  11. Actually the deal at this moment is that we can release the updates when we submit them, so no more need to wait.
    15 points
  12. 14 points
  13. Another Livery finished: Iberia Regional EC-MNQ
    14 points
  14. The CRJ1000 Garuda livery has been finished now. Iberia birds will be the next ones...
    14 points
  15. ?? The only meaningful difference in systems for the -1000 was the addition of an optional VNAV system, which has already been modeled in the -550/-700. They also have the LCD-screened MCDU & radios, but that’s just a minor cosmetic difference, AFAIK the actual systems are the same. Also, none of those were exclusive to the -1000s, so it probably wouldn’t make a lot of sense to spend time modeling that version differently when many -900s (and possibly even a few -700s) have the same setup in real life, but are not modeled as such. There are often minor changes like this made over the course of production of an aircraft type, and it wouldn’t be very practical to try and model every possible difference, especially ones that don’t change the way the aircraft handles or operates in a significant way. As another example, the -900s also switched to a flat exhaust nozzle towards the end of production for a slight fuel efficiency bump, but that isn’t modeled either, because it doesn’t make a meaningful difference in the way the aircraft handles or operatey. Calling this a “cash grab” seems like a stretch to me, especially compared to some of the things other developers have been pushing lately.
    13 points
  16. Just to show we are making progress.
    13 points
  17. Fair deal ! A soon as received and tested, I'll prepare a review for you.
    12 points
  18. Topic temporarily closed for obvious reasons. I have officered Pierre the change to apologize for his libelous post. People who upvote a post like that, where we are accused of being dishonest without a shred of evidence, will face a temporary ban. We are proud of our honesty and openness towards customers and will not have that put in doubt without some very serious proof. I know this is the 2021 Internet where people can just blurb out what they want, but that will not happen on our forums. We are a bit old fashioned in that aspect and believe accusations like "That's a dishonest move" require very serious proof before you can post that.
    11 points
  19. I think I have not introduced the new airbus team member (should have done this earlier, my bad). Next to Frank and Robert, we now have Uray. He is working on the updated MCDU's and the systems behind that. He is at this moment redoing the layout of the displays, fonts etc and send me this image during the development meeting this afternoon. Shows you how much work just the display of text can be. You might also see we still do almost all development in P3D because that is a better development platform at this moment and the. code is almost 100% 'copyable' (is that a word?). Asobo is making things a lot easier though at this moment.
    10 points
  20. Another livery finished: F-HMLK. Thanks to Holgi for the vectorart for the regions of France!
    10 points
  21. I am sorry you are disappointed, we normally pick the liveries after checking what is flown most in the regions our customers are in. Adria Airlines is one of the smaller operators of the CRJ with according to Wiki only 4 aircraft (and 1 in order). And we simply do not have a lot of customers in Slovenia. Now, as always some people feel that we are crazy not to include the airline they really like, for many reasons. It has been the same for every release we did the last 15 years. When there is a demand, we normally see that some kind soul will make the livery soon after release. So you probabl;y will not be disappointed very long.
    10 points
  22. Videos from Developer Today, I like to share with you a couple of quick videos showing How To Set some functions of CRJ desktop console in MSFS using Aerosoft CRJ product. In my case I requested as a custom made option a Reversers function as a separate axes not a switch, second video shows how to proceed to setup in this case. So far looks great to me. IMG_4559.MP4 IMG_4560.MP4
    9 points
  23. Version 1.0.0

    215 downloads

    Recommend use with AIRAC 2107 for best results. Updates for RAD Restrictions and Directs are cumulative. Changelog Update: Route and Altitude/FL Restrictions Update: RouteCharges (July 2021) Best regards David
    9 points
  24. Thanks for that. Would you be so kind as to keep us informed about your experience? I'll offer a free 900/100 in exchange.
    8 points
  25. really? THis is what I would call aggressive:
    8 points
  26. Yes, I will assume so. However, because of some things we found yesterday we have to move the release to when SimUpdate 5 is done. GIves Stefan some more time to work on the icing! As you can see it still needs some work 🤣... Asobo is assisting so we have good hopes.
    8 points
  27. Dear people of the community, Dear Aerosoft and Dear Mr. Kok, I had the opportunity to discuss with Mathijs after our argument earlier this week and I came to realize that the words I have used were not the apropriate ones, and I understand Mathijs reaction when he read it. I obviously didn't think and did not want to imply that Aerosoft is being dishonest in this situation (or any other for that matter) I was feeling frustrated to be stonewalled and I felt like it was a bit unfair but I understand that this issue is also annoying for the people at Aerosoft as much as it is for us. I just hope this will be sorted out soon in a way or another. Once again I dearly feel sorry for the words I used and for the embarrassment it caused, and I hope this conversation channel will stay open with a good and constructive spirit. I also wish to thank Mathijs personnaly for his efforts to understand. Have fun with the game and fly safe (hopefully soon in a CRJ )
    8 points
  28. No, not planned. adding good looking humans will add a huge amount of polygons. When the next update promises a lot more efficiency we might reconsider.
    8 points
  29. From a procedural point of view the CRJ900 is the same as the CRJ700, so if you can fly one you can also fly the other. I did not fly the CRJ1000 IRL or as a beta tester but I expect it to be very similar, if not exactly the same, as the modeled CRJ700 except for the flightmodel/engine thrust rating etc. I will be making some additional CRJ900 videos in the future that will apply to all versions though. At the moment I am knee deep in RW flying so they will come after the CR9/CRK release.
    8 points
  30. Wednesday, images day. Ignore the floaters on the runway, the flight models have not yet been inserted. But for the last 4 weeks the project is 100% on schedule. I really rock as project manager.
    8 points
  31. We will start testing next week while we work on the last models. I am also spending most of next week on the manual.
    8 points
  32. Wednesday, picture day... Anne worked on more smallish detail for the interiors (there will be many different interiors of course) While Jae completed the Skydiver version, that we showed last week from the modeler tools (as said before Anne will still have to hack a hole for the special skydiver door): Overall, in the last 5 months of the project we just had to extend it with one week so it is pretty much smooth sailing.
    7 points
  33. As we just got good coverage on the label by you, this is of course put into the livery next week. Thanks for the input!
    7 points
  34. The main reason for that is that we use the new decal technology a lot and we see many others are just now adjusting. Here is a short explanation on how it works: Basically if you see text like "high res textures", or "4K" (or even 8K) textures you know the model is not made with the latest technology. An aircraft with a simple paint scheme can be done with very low base textures, often 1K textures would be more than enough, when all details are added as decals. There are other very important new technologies I am surprised are not being used extensively. For example:
    7 points
  35. 7 points
  36. Dear @ametlib, so I went to your profile and read every single post of yours, from all of which exactly 3 (maybe 4) had actualy something to do with reporting a "BUG". All other posts of yours were merely additions to threads without any specifics, or insults towards AS team of developers and testers. So I'm just curios: are you going to keep the same attitude? I'm just curious.... *************************** And now back to the topic: I'm not going to a 3rd party forum where we don't offer any support on to check for reports. You need suport, you come here and ask for it! If you have ANY issues to report or Q to ask, please be so kind to open threads providing any information we need to assist YOU, as we do with ALL of our customers. Thank you!
    6 points
  37. 6 points
  38. You must be such a pleasant person to be around...
    6 points
  39. I spent literally hundreds of hours in the Twotter Extended in the past couple of years, it was my favorite workhorse and money maker in FSEconomy, and I miss her since I stopped flying in P3D (for SOME reason) about a year ago. I know it's kinda ridiculous, but the Twotter's arrival in MFS in a couple of weeks or months makes me feel giddy.
    6 points
  40. I can guarantee that!
    6 points
  41. The BINTER livery has also been finished...
    6 points
  42. 6 points
  43. This isn't a support request but rather asking if a working feature will be implemented in the product. Currently, it doesn't work well. Before dropping more $$ on the 900/1000 it would be nice to know.
    5 points
  44. Aerosoft and Orbx today announce a new partnership which sees both companies sharing distribution of their respective products. Winfried Diekmann, Aerosoft’s CEO, said: “A great partnership – both Aerosoft and Orbx are very well known brands in the flight simulation industry, and both care greatly about high quality and customer satisfaction. Together we can offer our respective customers a great variety of interesting products.” Anna Cicognani, Orbx’s CEO, said: “We are very excited to start this partnership with Aerosoft. Orbx has been developing high quality products for the major flight sim platforms for many years, and we are proud our two Companies - which share a lot of history - can offer flight simmers some of the best products from our respective catalogues.” About 15 products from each Company are going to be initially on offer with this distribution agreement, with more to be added to the catalogue in the near future.
    5 points
  45. Suggestion: have a worldmap to show where add ons airport are located. Orbx does that in the Discover tab, it's great (and triggered several sales for me).
    5 points
  46. Btw, today was fully spend on icing.... If we get that working we were willing to delay a few days.
    5 points
  47. Indeed, started just now.
    5 points
  48. My first post in this Forum I really hope its not to late to give some livery suggestions. I´d really love to see the Air Seychelles livery when there´s hopefully an update for the Seychelles by Asobo or maybe a new Aerosoft MSFS Version from the Seychelles
    5 points
  49. No in fact the manual will be pretty special.
    5 points


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