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  1. On 8/4/2017 at 8:06 AM, Stefan Hoffmann said:

    Here is the "master painkit" for all three sections together. Use the colored squares as calibrators to insert the large pieces into the smaller final textures. The squares must be located cleanly in the upper left corner of each texture map, without any gap. The the texture sits correct in the "local texture sheet" (3 of 3).

    ASCRJ700_TRIPLE_TEMPLATE.psd

     

    Stef:  

     

    Could you build a Master Template for the CRJ-900 as well?  Also, could you build a layered master template for the tail so that we could see what the completed tail will look like before laying into the PSD?  


  2. On 9/1/2018 at 3:06 AM, Stefan Hoffmann said:

    Thats not correct. While Jetblue bought in the whole sat-antenna company, Delta uses the Gogo 2KU antenna system, which is different in construction inside and outside. That is then the third sat antenna system we have on the table beside the european one used by Lufthansa

    and those from Jetblue. I will collect now continous information about the 2KU and when the data is enough to model it, it will be modeled. With the new updating system that is easier to introduce than it was before...

     

    Stef:  My employer uses the Gogo Wifi system for both our 737NG and Embraer ERJ jets.  If you need close up pictures of the antenna, I can send them to you anytime.   


  3. Stefan:

     

    Could the Aerosoft Team create a new download section called Airbus Professional then a subsection for A319 and A318.  That way, we re-painters can upload our Airbus Professional only repaints into a dedicated download section.  Also, in this manner, our original 32 bit Bus repaints can remain unchanged in their own subsection.       


  4. 1 hour ago, Patrick Almeida Helzer said:

    Doesnt the old Aerosoft Airbus A320 already has LED lights? I mean if you turn them on they are instantly on, the colour of the light on the taxiway or runway is completely white (not even a litte bit of a yellow colour), the taxi light texture contains blue colours when it is turned on etc. The only difference I can see now in the photos of the Airbus Professional is that more blue colours are added.

     

    The present Airbus is correct to the CEO versions.  They use a halogen type lamp that is very bright and provides a nearly white light.  The yellowish light you are accustomed to happens when the plastic lenses become cloudy and yellow with age.  Most airlines like us change them long before they get to that condition.   


  5. 1 hour ago, Frank Docter said:

     

    Emi tolde me a, hard to believe, story that some of the students where he does his 737 TR called the 738 an NGX. It seems we have an whole new breed of pilots that think that the 737 NG series is actually an NGX. PMDG must be proud. Now we just need the branding of ‚professional’ to stick for the A320 ;)

     

     

    In our organization, at least 1/3 of A&P Mechanics own a copy of P3D/FSX with PMDG NGX installed.  I bet there is a similar number of pilots, maybe more.  I have even heard my local Air Traffic Control accidentally say "Pass behind the 737 NGX and proceed to your gate Alpha-Six."  PMDG really are genius with their marketing.  That being said, when AS comes out with their AS Professional Bus, I am sure the lingo will catch on as well.  Lets face, many of real world airline employees use FSX/P3D in own 'Professional Manner' at home and I am sure quite a few visit these forums.  Maybe we could have Mathijas include a signed self portrait in a digital format included with each copy AS forum member purchase.         


  6. On 2/18/2018 at 1:58 AM, Jetwings32 said:

     

    CaptKornDog, in order to do a repaint like that, a painter would need a really good painting for us to work from.  Here is a really good example:

     

    https://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-m1rws/products/4447/images/8866/G2UAL402__87335.1504813557.900.600.jpg?c=2

     

    The reason is that the tail as well as the three strip combo is very hard to create from scratch.  But if I have a high resolution image like that, I can use the image as transparency and lay it onto the flat model. 

     

    Sorry wrong quote, I meant Capt Korn Dog who is requesting the old blue tulip United Paint Scheme.


  7. 2 minutes ago, Emanuel Hagen said:

     

    The structure is kept the same, only the location of the files is now different being in the documents/p3dv4 addons folder as Lockheed wants it for all addons.

    The installler of your custom soundset may not work anymore, but the structure is kept the same. You should be able to install your old soundset by simply copying over the files into the new location.
    Yet keep in mind that some things may still change, while it may work in our current beta there is still a possibility for changes for the releaseversion.

     

    Should we infer that the Professional Version of the Airbus Narrow Body bundle will install into the Prepar3D v4 Add-ons folder instead of the Prepar3d base folder like the current Bus? 


  8. 3 hours ago, gregoryv said:

    I want to share with you, opinion of one member in Facebook group, real airbus pilot:

     

    "Yea who really cares about paper inna clip when the original was so far from the real aircraft..have they fixed the Fmgc and Mcdu so that it behaves like the real aeroplane? In the original it was extremely limited with no ability to modify speeds for descents, contraint speeds where non modifyable, max weights where wrong, numerous basic features used every day where not available.
    How does the FMGC compare to FSLabs or FF A320’s as they are the gold standard? Pieces of paper under a clip not used any more because we have Ipads mounted there in the real aeroplane dont really show whats been fixed,,,lots needed fixing..."

     

    What can you say about it?

     

    I don't understand why Mr. Real World Airbus Pilot is so angry.  If he has constructive suggestions, he can always email Mathijas personally.  Heck, he can create an account and post here for all of the developers to see.  You can't improve a product if you don't tell the developer what's wrong and offer suggestion. Finally, this business of pieces of paper is way overblown by the Facebook Poster.  In my airline, we use ten inch IPads for EFB.  I even have an IPAD mini for all of my Maintenance Manuals.  But pilots till use paper releases, weather breathing and use the ACARS printer is extensively for enroute Meteor Data as well as routing information from Dispatch.  BTW, Stefan's VC modelling of the paper attached with clip in the window frame trim is what I do often when I am preforming maintenance related engine runs.  


  9. 7 hours ago, Kota Fox said:

    thats cool, ive actually looked into the js41 and heard good things about it, im not looking for something as large as the Q400 right now due to my inexperience, but knowing something about it is a plus, im still stuck on piston engines but maybe one day ill move up to a q400 eventually

     

    For simplicity of flying and departing/landing into small airports the JS41 is the better aircraft.  Also, Avsim has a huge number of JS41 repaints.  Many more than the Q400.  Finally, all of the PMDG kits are really easy to use for us re-painters, thus if you need a custom livery, it shouldn't be hard to find a painter.      


  10. The Majestic Q400.  The very best in realism.   Of course, it is so realistic that flying it with one person is very difficult. 

     

    Another really good plane that deserves an honourable mention is the PMDG JS41.  I am not sure if it is available for P3D yet, but in FSX it is an absolute joy to fly.  Due to its smaller size it can get in into smaller fields as opposed to the Q400.      


  11. One thing to add is that all electronics, consumer and industrial, do have a limited usage operating life.  Capacitors will burn out, solder joints will become intermittent, spinning disks will have mechanical failures.  At that time people will upgrade/replace their computers/components with newer more powerful models.  That is only natural.  After all, how many of us want to buy a brand new black-and-white TV, BetaMax VCR or even a flip phone?  As we improve our hardware, will will naturally look at the newest available software to go with it.  Better hardware creates new capabilities for upcoming software.  Of course, sometimes the new hardware is incompatible with our older software, other times the Operating System makes older software unusable.  For example, I was a hard core FS2004 guy for many years.  I really enjoyed the simulator and my many addons.  My ancient PC was barely capable of running stock FSX, let alone a modded version with addons.  Thus, FS2004 was my simulator of choice.  When the motherboard finally suffered an internal failure, I purchased a brand new PC.  I immediately looked around and found FSX-SE on a Steam Sale.  Flew it for a year when the video card failed.  The manufacturer kindly upgraded me to a DX11 card under the RMA.  I then purchased P3DV3 and never went back to FS2004.  In this way, I believe the shift away from FSX to P3D has happened in the same way the shift from FS2004 to FSX rapidly accelerated after 2010.   With many developers focusing only on the P3DV4, this poll shows the shift is becoming quite complete. 

     

     


  12. Identity theft in the manner you experienced can happen to anybody, no matter how careful you are.  Sadly, the digital world we live in has expanded the world for fraudsters.  My PayPal account got hacked and PayPal was less than helpful.  My Bank was the the real hero in this instance.  Needless to say, I no longer have a Paypal Account.  The internet is not the only dangerous place for identity theft, one of my friends at work had his credit card compromised at local grocery store.  That being said, an honourable well established retailer like Aerosoft will always do their best to accommodate you and do you right.  Also, your Bank will give you many protections as demanded by your country's consumer protection act.  I wouldn't fear using your credit card just because of your experience. 


  13. I have been reading the news and read about the German vote concerning the closure of EDDT.  With the financial issues at Air Berlin and the outcome of the vote, will EDDT still close?  Is there is a possibility of EDDT staying open even after EDDB begins operations?


  14. Truly amazing work Stefan.  I love how you included normally overlooked details like the emergency flashlight underneath the sliding window.  When I see the screenshot, I want to reach down and verify the LED is flashing like I do on the real aircraft.  Also, here in America, those flashlights all have a tamper seal that has to broken before the flashlight can be removed from the cradle.  I can upload a picture for inspection if needed .  Even the oxygen mask placard is in the exact same location as our A320 Aircraft.  Finally, is the level indication in the armrest operable like the real aircraft?  


  15. 4 hours ago, James Long said:

     

    This is exactly right - if I may mention another complex add-on, Majestics Q400 - after one if the updates it added a requirement to remove gear pins before departure - if you didn't then you could not retract the gear. Of course on my first post update flight I did not know this and trying to troubleshoot an already difficult to fly aircraft was nigh on impossible. For training purposes I do understand the complexity and there is a certain enjoyment knowing these things are modelled but trying to do anything on your own if it goes wrong doesn't end well.

     

    James. the airline I work at, the only time gear pins (Ground locks as we call them) are installed are when the aircraft is during maintenance operations.  Also, anytime the gear pins are installed, there is a defect entry is written in the maintenance logbook.  Live aircraft never have gear pins installed, even during maintenance taxi reposition operations.  Thus, I really don't understand Majestic's rationale for requiring the gear pin removal before takeoff.  Is this complexity for the sake of complexity?         

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