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6 hours ago, Stefan Hoffmann said:

Must still adapt to the new forum structure: A318-A321 series this was meant for....

I must say - I am lookng forward to the A320 family update more than the A330 now, it does look really exciting.  I am preparing for a few down votes as a result ;-)

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vor 3 Stunden , Dudley sagte:

I must say - I am lookng forward to the A320 family update more than the A330 now, it does look really exciting.  I am preparing for a few down votes as a result ;-)

 

Agreed, the A320 series is something I will use quite more often than the A330 as I rarely have the time (or patience) for long or medium hauls. 

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Even European airlines use the a330 on busy summer routes to the Mediterranean or canaries.

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1 hour ago, phlpeo said:

Even European airlines use the a330 on busy summer routes to the Mediterranean or canaries.

 

True, I have flown Manchester to Agadir on an A330, only 4hrs or so.

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Vor 1 Stunde, Emanuel Hagen sagte:

 

Not anylonger ;)

 

True, but Eurowings occasionally operates its A330s on short-haul routes in the summer months, including the Mallorca routes. Here's an article about it: http://www.aerotelegraph.com/mit-airbus-a330-nach-mallorca-eurowings-macht-auf-ltu

 

For the non-German speaking readers: The article (published in March 2017) says that between the end of April and the end of June 2017, Eurowings planned to operate more than 150 additional flights from Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart to Mallorca with their A330s on days where the demand for Mallorca tickets is particularly high. The article's headline translates to "Eurowings copies LTU" - reminding that LTU was the first German airline which operated the A330 also on short- and medium-haul flights to holiday destinations on the Canary Islands and around the Mediterranean Sea.

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On 9/14/2017 at 5:09 PM, CRJ900 said:

One more question: Are there any plans to bring the A320/321 external models more in line with the A318/319 when it comes to the engine modeling and other geometry that is a bit off on the original models?

 

Don't punish yourself. Remember this is a simulation, not real life. Heck I even fly JKFK to KLGA on a 777. Fun, fun. The  most exciting part is the take-off and the landings.  I really don't get people letting their simulator run 4-8 hours across repetitive graphic blocks. Some traditional approaches are unnecessary.. Like........Like folks who stress-test their CPU an entire night to see if it is stable. lol I just follow the best known settings and configuration for my components, fire-up the sim, fly a  demanding a/c and scenery and see if it's stable  (or will crash); then I adjust accordingly. Bammm, only takes a few moments. 

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On 9/15/2017 at 7:52 AM, Stefan Hoffmann said:

Very small friday update: Modeling the new cockpit and preparation for texturing is finished now. Next weeks work is introducing new gauges and texturing the model. Hopefully pictures again next friday from within the sim...

 

Thank you, amigo Stefan. I must admit, I really miss my A321. Feels like an  eternity. But, nothing good comes easy.

 

Patiently waiting ... Thank you so much for all your hard work!

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On 9/10/2017 at 7:40 PM, twitt94 said:

Will the Airbus 2018 a320 have the option for satcom installation (like pmdg 737ngx) as well as realistic wingflex? 

 

Ahhhh, the internet.

 

Speaking about Wing flex, people seem to have different opinions and impressions of what a wing-flex means. I believe the A-320 wings flex (or bend) slightly- not very much.. To the point where it's vaguely noticeable

Then, you have people on the internet going: "Wow, look at the 787 wing-flex; that's amazing." And, I'm like.... folks, please, that's just how Boeing manufactured the wings...with a very high-fixed degree of up-ward bending- that's it! Relax. 

Yes, the longer the wing, the more you will notice the "bending" of the wing...  Or the bouncing (flexing up/down {dependent on the a/c weight, speed, and weather}) The A-320..mehh, very minute.. that's just how Airbus designed it. Don't expect to see more than what it wasn't designed for.   If you want to see a lot of wing bending go fly a glider. haha  kidding guys. :P

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vor 6 Stunden , Christopher Low sagte:

It's worth remembering that you don't have to stick to real world route-airline-aircraft type combos in a flight simulator.

 

Of course not. But for me personally (and, as I know, for many other flightsimmers) it is a lot more fun to fly real world routes, and sometimes even simultaneously with the real-world flights. It adds a significant bit more realism to the simulation. And it's simply not the same fun when I fly, let's say, a Qantas Boeing 747 on the Cologne/Bonn-Frankfurt route (which doesn't even have any real world flights anymore). But to everyone his own.

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That concludes wingflex and realworld airline routes discussions in this topic for now. Thanks.  

 

The lastest decision about the A320-321 3D models was that there will be no change to them to keep the already available liveries (thousends) compatible. 

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vor 11 Stunden , Johnny767 sagte:

Then, you have people on the internet going: "Wow, look at the 787 wing-flex; that's amazing." And, I'm like.... folks, please, that's just how Boeing manufactured the wings...with a very high-fixed degree of up-ward bending- that's it! Relax.

I don't understand you, if you see something like the biggest vessel in the world, NOBODY would say: "Oh, it's just like the shipyard designed it".

 

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As Frank said it just 3 posts up: no more wingflex discussion in here. Feel free to open your own topic in the general discussion area of the forum if you want to follow up.

 

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Hi All,

As someone who hadn't kept us with this forum for a few months, I am left confused with the current thread situation. What happened to the A330 thread and what's the deal with this A318 thread? I am unable to find an answer using the search function.

Thanks, Roarke

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The preview for the upcoming A318-A321 version and the A330, i.e. the 2018 editions, are put together into this single topic.

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vor 16 Stunden , Johnny767 sagte:

 

Don't punish yourself. Remember this is a simulation, not real life. Heck I even fly JKFK to KLGA on a 777. Fun, fun. The  most exciting part is the take-off and the landings.  I really don't get people letting their simulator run 4-8 hours across repetitive graphic blocks. Some traditional approaches are unnecessary.. Like........Like folks who stress-test their CPU an entire night to see if it is stable. lol I just follow the best known settings and configuration for my components, fire-up the sim, fly a  demanding a/c and scenery and see if it's stable  (or will crash); then I adjust accordingly. Bammm, only takes a few moments. 

 

Uhm, ok... I think you're missing my point completely. I just wanted the model to be more accurate (Since the A318/319 models are much better than the older A320/321 models). I see these aircraft pretty much on a daily basis so I notice these small things and details. Again, not really a big issue, since you'd spend 99% of your time in the cockpit. I just think that a beautoiful and accurate external model adds so much to the overall package. 

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so.. system wise, is it a steep learning curve for the a330? or  is it pretty similar to the a320 series? Obviously there will be different quirks and things since its a different plane. Is it fairly intuitive? 

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1 hour ago, mach533x said:

so.. system wise, is it a steep learning curve for the a330? or  is it pretty similar to the a320 series? Obviously there will be different quirks and things since its a different plane. Is it fairly intuitive? 

 

I would think, that the leap wouldn't be that huge. Some A330-pilots, would probably chop my head off for saying it, but as far as I can see, system-wise - the differences isn't that great.

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4 hours ago, Anders Bermann said:

 

I would think, that the leap wouldn't be that huge. Some A330-pilots, would probably chop my head off for saying it, but as far as I can see, system-wise - the differences isn't that great.

Before I started flying the A330, I did a short tenure on the A320. Line transition training was an overall of around two weeks. Only REAL differences is the size of the aircraft, although there are different systems that the A330 has compared to the A320, i.e. larger fuel tanks, all that good stuff. It takes some getting used to, but the average simmer should be able to transition nicely onto the 330 without a hitch.

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