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  1. This is "The Automatic Retraction System" (not sure if it is fully deployed on the Airbus X.)

    While in CONF 1+F as the aircraft accelerates towards VMAX CONF 1+1F the Automatic Retraction System retracts the flaps to 0 degree. (CONF 1). VMAX displayed on the PFD changes from VMAX CONF 1+F to VMAX CONF 1. As the aircraft accelerate to S speed, the flap lever can be selected to 0, provided the target speed is Green Dot or greater. F and S speeds are minimum speeds for flaps and slats retraction and not the speeds at which the selection must be made. If IAS decreases below, the flaps will not extend.

    I hope this answers your question

    Regards

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  2. We noticed the option to switch the FAC on the Airbus X , however it seems like switching FAC 1 & 2 off does not make any difference on the protection of the aircraft. I also would like to ask what happened to the Airbus stall warning sound?

    Regard

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  3. Hello Cenkcnk,

    I dont think there will be a freighter version of this aircraft.

    As for your repaint question the answer to that is not known.

    I did hear from MacPhat that they had contacted Mathijs and had received a NO from him because he did not want other companies making revenues out of the Aerosoft product, a comment I felt was very short sighted as Aerosoft do use the airbus brand to generate revenues.

    Furthermore having a company like MacPhat making HD repaint for the Airbus X would only make it more desirable to the buying public.

    Regards


  4. I need to spend a bit more time with it but first impression on manual land is;

    >aircraft very heavy on the last 500ft or so,

    >manual stick input erratic,

    >aircraft fail to react between commands, (managed-selected) (selected-managed)

    >there seems to be a problem between throttle position and thrust, this doesn't seem right

    I haven't had the time to really dig into these issues in detail and prepare a log, but I will. Autoland still not tested yet, I want to get the manual stuff right first.

    Regards

    D


  5. Practically you do have options for all system callout on the 320 setup. I think it is 2 digital voice and 2 human voice. (I am not the right person to give you specifics on that but I could find out), so theoretically you could have a digital voice option on a new setup. This is customer specific. Airbus do not impose on options, only will recommend. I for one prefer a digital voice, I guess I got accustomed by only hearing a digital voice in recurrent training, again this is pure preference on what people want and feel good about with their Airbus X.

    Regards

    D


  6. Guys, I am not sure to understand what you are talking about when you mention, New set and Old set? The Zip file I posted contains actual Digital callouts from the full motion simulator. I only included the ones Airbus X have included in their program. Unfortunately this airbus set only call for retard, 5, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 1000, 2000. What are you actually looking for?

    Regards

    D


  7. Anyone know of a third party GPWS callout utility that does Airbus voices? I looked at FDC live cockpit but I think that only handles Boeing's GPWS. I miss the the callouts in this plane, all my other addons do this and add to the overall experience when flying into an aiport.

    Thanks

    The ones I posted earlier are taken from the actual simulator digital voice. Can't get any close than that.

    Regards

    D


  8. Hi Mathijs

    Fantastic list of additions.

    Please revise the callout and system sound pack. Also a revise on the load manager UI, also it would be good to have it a bit more precise and functional.

    Regards

    D


  9. You do understand that autothrust works in two modes, open (controlling thrust) and speed (controlling speed). Open mode can be either climb or idle thrust. Most of the time you are going to have a problem it is in open mode. If you are having problem with thrust doing something other than what you think it should you can try:

    -turn off flight directors (if hand flying), this should cause autothrust to go to speed mode

    -select vertical speed (if in open climb or descent), this will cause authothrust to go to speed mode

    -select speed select (if managed speed), this will force the commanded speed to what you desire

    Regards

    D


  10. You don't turn the fly by wire off unless it fails, (and in Aerosoft's case it will never happen). We were fairly disappointed by the feel on this product. Some other dev team (in our opinion) achieved a better transition between each stick input on the 320. (I am not sure how else I can describe that). As an example, a relation between a left and center input on the stick is not "Airbus like" enough, the whole stick input on the Airbus X just doesn't respond close enough to the real 320 sim (I know it's a big ask and may I say it will vary on the stick you are using and the settings you have applied to it). Another real disappointment as I already mentioned was the Airbus immersion (this has nothing to do with system depth) I am simply talking about a bad sound pack (poor unrealistic quality and some callout sounds missing) and bad light replicated inside the flight deck (too orange guys and too dark, especially as we cannot adjust the later). Well, beside the system depths which were as advertised, we thought this add-on was rushed out. Shame but not a big deal. I did not mention the few bugs we found as these I am fairly sure will be solved by Aerosoft very shortly.

    Regards

    D

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  11. I do find it mind blowing to be reading some people talking how great the sound pack is on the Airbus X. Yes external sounds and cabin sounds are great but to us who fly the full motion simulator (ok, once every six months but still) ECAM, CALLOUT, TCAS and Warning sounds are just awful and far from being realistic. We had to swap them ourselves. Not mentioning a lot of CALLOUT are missing. We knew the depth of the Airbus X systems so we have to queries about that, but one thing we really thought was a shocker is the glass cockpit display, jagged lines display all over. Awful really. We did find it surprising considering the amount of polygon available within FSX. A dev team "we wont name them here" who released a 320 for FS9 managed to achieve really smooth graphics, lines and fonts on the glass cockpit displays, I am struggling to understand why the Airbus X display such a poor graphics within the glass cockpit. For us this was a major blow and we aren't flying Airbus X anymore. The least we expected was for the glass cockpit and system sounds to be spot on and Aerosoft (in our opinion) failed to deliver. Shame. I'd like to know why the glass cockpit is so poor in terms of graphics, maybe Mathijs can explain. We also mentioned in this forum during development the lighting within the flightdeck was far too orange and far too dark (especially as this cannot be adjusted in flights) , we were disappointed that this issue had not been looked into. oh well.

    Regards

    D

    Before I get any reply mentioning the "you knew the specs before buying the product" I'd like to reiterate that we have no issue with the lack of system depth. Our issue are related to Airbus "immersion" and little details we feel were overlooked.

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  12. "PS: Not impressed with the quality of the recorded callout sounds, we will change those with the real simulator callout when we get the time. Same story for the TCAS sounds, I know they were kindly recorded by a member but it just doesn't sound like an Airbus to me."

    We have noticed an anomaly with the BAT but I got to double check that,

    CRM320 any chance you could share your sounds when your done? I also noticed that and your right you can hear the background engines of the recorded A320.

    -Travis

    Re: Sounds, sure. I'll pack them up and PM you with a link. Also bear in mind Airbus X has missing CALLOUT (which is a shame, we are not sure why some are missing.) No callout above 400ft. Then the 300ft, 10, 5 are missing. Also the TICK TICK TICK is also badly recorded so we need to get hold of that one. Maybe Aerosoft can explain?

    Regards

    D

    By the way, I know I am bitching about little things and I'd like to say we are impressed by the Descent/Climb rate attitude of Airbus X. Well done on that one guys.


  13. Flare Mode Is normal for the real a/c,

    * Transition to flare mode occurs at 50' RA during landing.

    * System memorizes pitch attitude at 50' and begins to progressively reduce pitch, forcing pilot to flare the aircraft

    * In the event of a go-around, transition to flight mode occurs again at 50' RA.

    http://www.airbusdriver.net/airbus_fltlaws.htm

    Nose dive it is. Nothing to do with the Airbus transition flare you'd find on the real aircraft. In fact I not sure at all the Airbus has this function implemented.

    Regards

    D


  14. The Procedure and checklist which you can find in the tutorial pdf says you have to turn of the MA. WARN and MA. CAUT after turning on the bats (and the EXT PWR) so it seems this is normal procedure...?

    No.


  15. Same here. We tried 3 different manual approach and the aircraft just veer to the left with a sharp bank angle and a nose dive, then of course hell break lose, warning sounds, GPWS, TOGA, Alpha Floor etc.. Also we noticed no callout before 400ft.. is that normal?

    Regards

    D

    PS: Not impressed with the quality of the recorded callout sounds, we will change those with the real simulator callout when we get the time. Same story for the TCAS sounds, I know they were kindly recorded by a member but it just doesn't sound like an Airbus to me.

    We have noticed an anomaly with the BAT but I got to double check that,

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    Ridgey, no disrespect, you've done a good job on TCAS, but the recording just don't do it for me, it's an easy fix, we'll just swap them. Nothing personal.

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  16. Lost the release window for today. We got an issue on a clean machine we test the installers on and for the last few hours we were not able to track it down.

    Very pissed off but working on it.

    Sorry.

    Thanks for the update Mathijs, hope you get it resolved soon,

    Regards

    D

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