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  1. On 12/24/2020 at 12:12 PM, Secondator said:

    Hi VAFPilot,

    This is normal behavior especially on lighter weights where the aircraft starts automatically rolling on idle power. Even on heavier weights the aircraft needs only small amount of thrust to overcome the inertia but after that the aircraft will happily maintain speed or even accelerate even at higher weights. The RR engines truly have a lot of power at idle thrust. This effect is magnified even further when using Engine Anti-ice which increases the idle a bit.

     

    Thanks for the response. However, what you said in the response is what the aircraft is not doing: ' . . . happily maintain speed even at higher weights.'. It continues to accelerate at idle regardless of aircraft weight. It would make sense to me if at a low weight this was an issue but at a heavier weight the behaviour would decrease or disappear due to more inertia required to get the aircraft moving.  I know the 787 has similar behaviour but I was surprised to see it on the A330.

     

    I'm guessing at this point there's no way counter the effect other than constantly riding the brake when taxiing? If this is how the A330 operates in real life I would imagine there's a bit of additional fuel burned and certainly a lot of brake changes.

     

    I really do like this aircraft . . . just wish the taxi speed could be throttled back without the need to have my feet constantly on the toe brake. Becomes a bit of a nuiscance on long taxis.

  2. Hello, All:

     

    I believe this has been discussed before and I've read some of the responses which seem to always point to the calibration of the hardware. The A330 begins to roll the second the parking brake is released and continues to gradually gain speed. Last evening I had a long straight parallel taxi to the departing runway and before long the aircraft was 40+ knots of taxi speed: that was with throttle at idle. I tried different fuel loads and that did not seem to make a difference.

     

    I re-calibrated the hardware (throttles), disabled the thrust control on the Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick to avoid a secondary input. I also checked this issue in the other Airbus Pro series (A318, A319, A320) and this is not an issue. Aircraft remain stationary with thrust levers at idle and no parking brake.

     

    I'd very much like to have the A330 not to be overpowered at idle. Any suggestions on how to fix/tweak this would be appreciated. I enjoy flying the aircraft but this has become quite a bit of a distraction especially with other airport traffic on the ground and when ATC is online (pilot workload).

  3. DISREGARD:

     

    If I could delete this post I would. The A318/A319 update seems to be working with regard to the exterior lighting issue.  Sorry.

     

    Hello, All:

     

    I installed the latest version of the A318/A319 Pro (1.4.1.2) via the AS Updater. During pushback and start up I noticed the BEACON light is no longer illuminated with the switch activated. Cycled it several times with no success. The same issue seems to be present with the taxi light switches and navigation lights. I turned on all of the exterior lights and checked different times of the day (dawn, daylight, dusk, night) to verify whether or not the beacon, taxi, and navigation lights are illuminated. Nothing. The other lights such as Tail/Logo & wing seem to be OK.

     

    Has anyone else noticed this or is experiencing the same issue?

     

    I haven't updated the A320/A321 Pro due to the issue I am seeing on the A318/A319 update and do not plan to update the A330 either at this point.

     

    Any insight or suggestions on how to correct this issue would be appreciated.

  4. I think it looks great! Considering some developers have stated it would be a year or so before they will have their products ready for MFS I am looking forward to this aircraft. The sim desperately needs high quality 3rd party addons and when the CRJ is released I will start using the sim. (I’ve decided to shelve MSFS 2020 as it is a mess in my opinion). 
     

    Looking forward to this aircraft. Keep up the good work and thanks for letting us know. 

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  5. On 10/24/2020 at 7:46 AM, Tom A320 said:

    If you bought it directly from Aerosoft, there is no need to register it anywhere. It is already in your shop account.

    So just login into your shop account, switch to the "Instant downloads" page (from where you also downloaded your purchase initially) and get the latest version from there.

     

    Thanks, Tom. I mistakenly assumed it would be in the updates section like Aerosoft aircraft. This should also help with another product from a different developer I purchased directly from Aerosoft.  Much appreciated!

  6. 14 hours ago, masterhawk said:

    You have to download the full new installer in the shop you bought the product.

    I purchased it from Aerosoft but it's not listed in the dropdown menu to register it in my account. I am hoping someone from Aerosoft can explain how to add it so I can download the latest version since the Updater doesn't do it.

  7. So sorry.

     

    I am using P3D v4.5 and I do use Active Sky.

     

    Thanks for your suggestions as it made me think about my process and if I was doing something different. I think I found the error of my way . . . I was testing something else and in the process was trying to load the FP while the engines were running when the simulator loaded. I closed down P3D and when I restarted the scenario I shut down the engines and used ground power with Active Sky running.

     

    I was able to load the winds with no problems. All seems to be working as it should be now.

     

    THANKS AGAIN for responding and helping me to think about it. Much appreciated :)

  8. I have no idea what happened, but when I select the "WIND REQUEST" in the CLIMB WIND page of the CDU nothing happens. I enter the weights but because I cannot import the wind it also seems to be effecting the flaps setting in the CDU as it will not accept the number either (no warning - just won't take it). Of course this issue doesn't allow me to get V1, V2, etc. which produces an error that TO speeds are not inserted.

     

    Flightplan imports from PFPX with no issues I can see (waypoints/altitudes/speeds).

     

    Curious if anyone has this issue or know what is causing it?

     

    (Running the latest version of the Airbus Pro Bundle)

  9. Hello,

     

    This morning for whatever reason PFPX stopped working. I reinstalled it (v2.03) but now the aircraft database is completely empty. The weird thing is that they are still in the folders:

     

    (1) C:\Users\Public\Documents\PFPX Data\AircraftTemplates

    (2) C:\Users\Public\Documents\PFPX Data\AircraftTypes.

     

    Does anyone know how to get them to show in PFPX again?

  10. Hans,

     

    I've read this entire thread as I am having the same issue. However, I have a slightly different experience which I am not sure will help.

     

    1. Everything worked fine with v2.0 of the CRJ Pro installed.

    2. Updated to v2.2 and it worked fine, however, there were some things in 2.2 I didn't like so I uninstalled it and reinstalled v2.0.

    3. v2.0 no longer works.

    4. Uninstalled v2.0

    5. Installed 2.2. Still not working.

     

    The "navigraphOIDC.dll" is present in the main P3D folder. I have the QW787 installed with SP3 and FS2Crew for the 787 (SP3 is required for FS2Crew to work).

     

    I checked the ASupdater and it shows that all Aerosoft aircraft addons are up to date (A318-321 Pro, A330 Pro, CRJ, CRJ Pro, Twin Otter).

  11. Hello,

     

    I upgraded to the latest version of CRJ Pro (2.2) and now the cockpit is dark and the yoke deflected to the left. I researched this as best as I could and found this link, however, it stated a new topic should be started.

     

    I turned the battery switch on but nothing powers up. Can't use the EFB to add a ground cart since there is no power. I attempted to reinstall but that did not fix the issue either. I checked the AS Updated and it shows I have the latest version of the CRJ Pro.

     

    At the moment, I have an aircraft that will not fly. Any help is appreciated.

  12. Thanks, Dave.

     

    Like I mentioned, I normally do watch to see where it's going to install but it was a bit difficult to see and it was not real obvious. Only after uninstalling and re-installing did I catch it. I was not aware that Aerosoft products kept the last install as the default and now that I know i will definitely be on guard in the future.

     

    Thanks again, for answering and for providing more detail. Much appreciated.

  13. Dave,

     

    All is well with the reinstall. As I suspected, the A330 installer finds the other Aerosoft product folder (Maastricht) and places it there, not the actual default location. And I could barely see the "Browse" button on the installer as the colors are not very distinguishable from the rest of the window. I would like to suggest the button have a lighter (white) background in the future so it's more visible.

     

    Thanks a bunch for your help!

  14. Dave,

     

    Thanks so much for responding. I was able to find out where the files installed. Somehow (I don't know how) the A330 installed into another Aerosoft scenery folder. I'm guessing it found it and I must have hit "OK" during the installation.

     

    Anyway, I'm going to uninstall and then re-install making sure it uses the directory you mentioned above.

     

    And if you don't mind, could you point me in the direction of how to fix/correct the .zip files for liveries using the livery manager? It seems with the new one you can't drag and drop like before without errors. Otherwise I'll be painfully installing manually. Sorry to get off track and onto a different topic.

     

    I'll post here if the reinstall is successful.

     

    ~Will

  15. Hello,

     

    I just installed the latest version of the A330 and so far so good. I haven't taken it for a flight yet, however, I can't find the installation path.

     

    Also, I'd like to see where the liveries are located in case I need to manually install a repaint (or create one myself).

     

    Where does the new build install to by default?

  16. Thanks for the reply.

     

    I still think it should be an option that can be displayed or not displayed for those of us who use tablets. Anyway, I might try it but first I need to make sure I still have the installer prior to the latest update in case I would like to go back.

     

    I don't suppose there's an archive for downloading previous versions?

  17. Are there any posts/screenshots displaying the A318-A321 with the EFB installed?

     

    It's my understanding the latest update installs the EFB with no option to not have it displayed. I've seen one screenshot of the A320 EFB but it looks like it's higher than the A330 in reference to the window. (The A330 EFB does not block any portion of the window). It appears the A31X/A32X aircraft have the EFB blocking the lower portion of the window which I personally find to be a distraction. I know this has been discussed before, but I'd if there are any pictures to verify how it looks please point me to them.

     

    I've read the updates and the A/T fix would be great but I'm not sure if it's worth having the EFB (which I don't use anyway - I use my tablet as an EFB for all of the Airbuses).

     

    Not trying to start a feud or complain: just trying to decide on the updates.

  18. Hello 

     

    I know the EFB for the A330 can not be removed from the cockpit. I’m hoping  the latest update for the A318-A321 Pro will not be the same.

     

    1. If the update is installed will the user have the option to not display the EFB?

     

    2. Is there a way to roll back the update?

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