J van E

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  1. Shortly after it was announced that the Junkers Ju52/3M would be released for Aerofly FS 2 first, the topic was locked. I wonder why? Has the project been cancelled? I, and a lot of other Aerofly FS 2 fans, were really looking forward to the first ever 3rd party plane addon for AFS2 ever...!
  2. Since this is a preview topic: do you have any new and recent preview video's that can show us for instance a few of the new features? Even though that may be a video made in P3D 4.2 I'd like to see some more of what's to come. Afaik it's been a while since there has been a video. And since you are just waiting for 4.3 and the work is mostly done maybe you might find some time to create some sort of trailer? That would make this a genuine preview topic again! If not, some fancy new screenshots will do, just to get us all in the mood. That's what a preview topic is for, isn't it?!
  3. So... that seems to say that 4.3 comes with significant performance improvements...!?
  4. J van E

    Junkers Ju52/3M

    It's been a while since I logged in here but I just have to say this new caught my attention and made me very happy! So there will be a 3rd party plane in AFS2 after all...! Which begs the question: is Aerosoft working on more planes for AFS2...? AFS2 needs 3rd party support badly and planes from Aerosoft could be a game changer. (Or well, a sim changer. ) It's a shame though that progress seems to be quite slow... AFS2 could do with some addons the coming months! Anyway, that Junker isn't my kind of plane at all but well, if it is a good and 'deep' simulation I will probably get it anyway! AFS2 can do with some more depth also!
  5. Nice. And good to know about the release being pushed to 2018: now I can stop waiting for a while.
  6. I don't envy your job, Tom... I respect how you stay so calm, cool and collected.
  7. Well, yes, 'more in-depth' doesn't equal 'best product'. There is a lot that comes into play when choosing between similar addons (similar meaning the same kind of plane). Cost, performance, what is actually simulated, what is actually used, etc. I think I can safely say that not only a lot of users are considering the Aerosoft Airbus to be the better product for them but that most users do so. The market for the Aerosoft version simply is larger. Which is exactly why Aerosoft is making specific choices. And rightly so. It works both ways. BTW I am still on the fence and will wait with my decision until the AS Airbus has been released.
  8. Come to think of it... If I am not mistaken you can enable a co-pilot with the Airbus to make the job a bit easier, right? Question 1: will that virtual co-pilot be using that indepentent right hand stuff? Or is the option to use those things indivudually only meant for shared cockpits? Question 2: you as a player (or simmer...) are the pilot in command (or whatever you call him) and you either also do the co-pilot's job OR you let the virtual co-pilot do that. Does that co-pilot help you in a totally realistic way or is it just helping out on a few things to make simming on your own easier? In other words: are the duties divided between the player and the co-pilot in a realistic way or is it a 'sim-only aid'? Question 3: what about a mode where you play the co-pilot and let the computer be the pilot in command? Just thinking out loud here. I think it could be fun to sit in the right seat every now and then (without using a shared cockpit, that is) and only do the things a co-piot does. Would be nice to see things from a different perspective. But I suppose that won't be possible...
  9. No, the sim itself has to be 64 bit in order to run the 64 bit Airbus. The fact that Windows itself is 64 makes no difference. FSX (and every version there is of it) is 32 bit so you would have to wait for the 32 bit version. And no need to say sorry because I am sure there are a lot of people who are confused by all this 62 vs 32 bit stuff.
  10. I am also sure I've read that but I am getting a bit older and remembering posts done in June is becoming a bit problematic. But seriously, good to know AS will look into this. I obviously didn't expect them to do so right away: the plane hasn't even been released yet! In the meantime I've heard the rain effect doesn't look too good so... maybe AS should have a REAL good look at it before they decide.
  11. Just read in the previous topic about raindrops on the windows and that P3D 4.1 would probably not give us that yet so this wouldn't be a feature of the new bus. 4.1 has been released today and guess what, it has raindrops on the windows (applied to some 10 default aircrafts). So, will the upcoming Airbus take advantage of this new feature?
  12. Oh boy... after reading almost the entire topic I am certain someone will now post he or she won't buy this plane because this isn't modeled...
  13. I hardly dare to say this but well.... Those screenshots from the cockpit are looking great but er... so did the previous version of the Airbus. What exactly is different? It's been a small year or so since I flew the Airbus so maybe that's why I can't immediatley see what the improvements are...?
  14. Hi all! It's been a while since I've been here. After using a few other flightsims I am using P3D v4 now and am eagerly awaiting the Airbus 320. Or to put it more precise: I am eagerly awaiting any Airbus 320. I've been keeping an eye on another Airbus out there, which is also being worked on, but frankly... I know myself and I know that in the end I'd only use the options a pilot would use on a regular daily bases... and so all the options the other Airbus will offer are probably wasted on me. Not to mention the waste of money. I simply think the Aerosoft Airbus is more my kind of plane. It was my absolute favorite airliner ever in FSX and later P3D so I am sure this one will become my favorite airliner ever too. Presuming it comes with all the options the previous version had (like the audio checklist stuff and so on). I suppose that will be the case. I did actually read almost the entire topic but I did so spread over a few days so I may have forgotten a few things already. Anyway, just wanted to say I am back here and looking forward to what Aerosoft will come up with! Can't wait! But I will.
  15. Thanks, Dan, got it! And er... I see where I went wrong before... I thought the file was a ready to use aircraft profile and so I put it in the Aircraft folder... After putting it in the AircraftTypes folder I could create a new aircraft in PFPX using this data. Got it now, thanks! EDIT Using Dan's file I created my SAS OY-KBT aircraft. A few settings had to be changed (considerably). I just finished a short flight with it and times plus FOB were pretty spot on (deviations from the plan were at most 35 seconds and 100 kg FOB, which I think is pretty good). Here are my altered settings for who is interested:
  16. I had seen that file already but it's a text file and PFPX won't see or load it... It's been reported as broken but I gave it a try anyway: no luck.
  17. Anyone here who knows where to get PFPX profiles for the Airbus A319 IAE? I want to fly with the SAS livery and need a profile for that. (I am surprised how hard it is to get a hold on profiles for PFPX!)
  18. J van E

    Repaint request

    Thanks for the info, Mas! I think I might switch to the SAS A319 then, even if it won't be used for domestic flights in real life: it will at least feel a bit better then the British livery I am using right now. I already found a good looking livery made by John Glanville. http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/89435-100-accurate-sas/
  19. J van E

    Repaint request

    I only fly the Airbus 318 and I only fly in Norway. Anyone knows which available livery can actually be seen in Norway...? The only Scandinavian liveries I could find are fictional Widerøe ones. I'd love to get a livery that you can really see in the sky over there... but I suppose there aren't any, at least not ones that do domestic flights in Norway. If so, are there any companies that do fly with the Airbus 318 to various Norwegian airports?
  20. J van E

    Fuel tutorial

    Although everything is well explained in the manual, some people might be confused a bit by a few things (I know I was... ). And also the order of doing things as described in the manual is different than I'd do it... So... here's how I do it! 1. This is how the fuel screen looks when loaded. I left off the left side where you can change the price (what's the use...?) and see how much fuel you loaded (what's the use...? ) 2, First thing I'd do is drain the tank: that's step 3c from the walkaround check! Press and hold the little draining vent: if you see water (blue) appear in the bucket, keep on pressing until you see fuel appear (yellow). Stop as soon as you see fuel. If you see fuel right from the start, also stop immediatley (obviously). 3. Next thing to do is to check the fuel quantity: that's step 3d from the walkaround check! No need in adding fuel is there is plenty in the tank... First you have to open the fuel tank cap. There are two clickspots to do this and both clickspots do the EXACT same!!! Here are the clickspots: 4. And here's what you see when you clicked them: the tank is open. Again, both clickspots do the EXACT same and can be used for fueling and checking! 5. Now check the amount of fuel by dipping the pipe into the tank: you do this by pressing the arrow (and not clicking on the pipe or whatever): 6. Within a second you will see the amount of fuel in the pipe: you have to watch rather closely because the color is a bit dark. The fuel will drop out of the pipe quickly too. 7. If you need to fuel, choose the type of fuel you want (I always keep the default choice) and drag the fuel nozzle from left to right into the tank filler neck: 8. Press and hold this clickspot to refuel. It will automatically stop when the maximum capacity is reached. Remove the nozzle when done (simply drag left). 9. Close the fuel tank cap by clicking on it: again, either of the two clickspots will do the trick! 10. When things look again as they did in the beginning, you can take off and enjoy another flight with the magnificient Katana!