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Im still preoccupying myself with something I enjoy (watching movies, playing games on my PC, flying FSX, etc) while I patiently wait for the A330 and it is working so well so far, those who are impatient do this and time will fly like a RR Trent!

 

Also looking forward to the CRJ AS! Considering it will probably be my first aircraft type to fly once I become a F/O in real life

 

Would like to thank the Aerosoft team for their outstanding support to their customers, you guys have done a great job in keeping us in loop and am looking for the near bright future of the release!

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2 minutes ago, KingMusjo said:

 

This discussion has already been covered here

 

And with that the EFB discussion stops here. I think Mathijs was clear about the EFB a few posts back. Thanks for posting the link KingMusjo. 

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vor 3 Stunden , Mathijs Kok sagte:

We have asked about that people wanted to see new in it and not a lot was mentioned. We do have a few ideas though.

Maybe a "aborting takeoff" checklist? When you're pulling back to idle at the start, the aircraft brakes and stops, but there's no checklist for rolling out and taxiing back to the runway... Also: If you've reached the 100 kts and the PNF says that and you're aborting the takeoff now, at the new takeoff run it isn't saying it anymore...

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vor 3 Stunden , Lotus3xiG3 sagte:

Maybe a "aborting takeoff" checklist? When you're pulling back to idle at the start, the aircraft brakes and stops, but there's no checklist for rolling out and taxiing back to the runway... Also: If you've reached the 100 kts and the PNF says that and you're aborting the takeoff now, at the new takeoff run it isn't saying it anymore...

 

A RTO is still abnormal ops. It might happen more often that most of the ther stuff that can go wrong but I don't see AS simulating this to a greater extent. Maybe a feature to reset the automated checklist would be possible?

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Not sure if this has been suggested before or not, but if we get a fuel/load planner with the A330 (and using the A318-21's as a reference): Is there any chance we could have ICAO entry for alternate (rather than specifying a distance), and an ability to save & recall loads?

 

Another cute thing, but requiring a bit more code, would be modular checklist(s)...

 

A list of 'possible checklist items' on the left, 'selected checklist items' on the right, whereby a pilot can move an item from possible to seleted, and perhaps once it's in the 'active' list, present a drop-down/radio-button/whatever to allow response selection: "checked, set, set on, set off, value x" (I realise that the value x one would be the most code-heavy to implement, but perhaps not enormous if it's handled logically - one wouldn't want to make a checklist item for pitch trim dependant upon setting flight deck air-con to 21 degrees, for example - I guess all [most of] the hooks are there for existing 'static' lists, anyway). I dunno; just an idea that popped into my head that I thought might be useful too - I guess if it were push-direction aware, it could be handy for the single-engine taxi folks; but that notwithstanding, it could be useful (moving xpnder stdby to parking checklist for example; setting electric hydraulic pump on/off at 'company' specified stages, etc.). Again, this is somewhat off the top of my head stuff, but it seemed like a potentially useful idea, and probably in keeping with the Aerosoft 'immersion' ethos?

 

I'll go back to my terminal and be quiet(!)...

 

Regards,

 

Rob.

 

EDIT: Speaking of push-direction... I imagine I'm one of not very many who don't use GSX, but if the A330 is to get the MCDU pushback gadget, I'd be grateful if its distance controls could be looked at - the A318-21 push seems heavily affected by the aircraft type (a 9 metre push is OK in a little bus, but in a '321, 9 metres/90 degress gets you half way down the STAR with the tug attached! :wacko: - I find myself using 9m/45deg in basically all cases to avoid going [unexpectedly] too far)

 

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Hi devs!

just want to ask if we see traffic on our ND, is it going to be like this? Or is it going to be just the same with the a320 wherein it is diamond?

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On 2/20/2017 at 1:40 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

 

While we are not against the idea to make these files available (as said when we are unable to host them they will be made freeware) we do not think multiple servers (not sharing data) will be a good idea. Let me explain. I am writing this reply on a widescreen monitor. Now it is 19:01 local and after 18:00 I normally have some TV running on my screen to catch up on the silly things Trump is doing. Heck just show you my desktop:

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Okay not CNN but According to Jim, one of my favorite comedies as long as I do not have to actually watch it (like with TBB). The WX picture is a sample of how silly it can look when you are using raw weather data and not how FS interpretes it.

 

But what I hope to do in a few months is to start P3D (v4?) and select a A330 flight in the CFD menu. It will instantly put me on the jumpseat of a ongoing flight (keep in mind there can be 50 observers in any flight). If there is no First Officer and I have some time I might ask the captain if he'll accept me. Knowing myself I probably just want to lurk and follow the flight from a observer point of view. But it will NOT be a video stream. I will be in the sim, can select viewpoints, see what I want to see, talk to the crew, if they miss something I will be able to assist. When the flight has landed I will simply open the CFD menu and select another flight I want to follow. At a some point I will be confident enough to offer a captain my services as a first officer. But if we have private servers part of that is gone, you will have less flights to choose from. 

 

And that is exactly what we are hoping to achieve with CFD in the Airbus and CRJ.  Simmers helping simmers. Thats is why we hope that EVERYBODY flying our busses or CRJ will activate CFD even if they do not need a  FO. It's about making other people flights more fun.

 

And I'll drop According to Jim for that in a heartbeat. 

 


Well, judging from that pic, Mathijs certainly has good taste with video games. +1 on BF1 :) 

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23 hours ago, Ethan Hunt said:

Does anyone have a link to the news of a new airbus 320/321. never heard of this before.

 

Is this gonna by a new product i have to buy cause I just recently bought the airbus a3xx's last month.....

 

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On ‎20‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 11:36 AM, Emanuel Hagen said:

 

One person does not really make any noticable difference however, therefore we will not implement the effect this might have on the CG. You wouldn't notice it, really.

 

 

This is a bit worrying because if the a/c is faithful and realistic aerodynamically then the affects of CG will be part of the aerodynamic performance equations and if that is the case then it should not involve any additional work to include the effects of any number of people or cargo where they are in the aircraft.

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3 minutes ago, Budlake said:

 

This is a bit worrying because if the a/c is faithful and realistic aerodynamically then the affects of CG will be part of the aerodynamic performance equations and if that is the case then it should not involve any additional work to include the effects of any number of people or cargo where they are in the aircraft.

 

Do you want to write the code that faithfully does that everytime someone logs in and out?

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What if we can set aircraft ZFW and max pax number (within reasonable range, of course) as airlines seat config are different

for example, set it in fuel planner?

I hope it helps to enhance user experience for simulating real world ops^_^

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3 hours ago, amm693 said:

What if we can set aircraft ZFW and max pax number (within reasonable range, of course) as airlines seat config are different

for example, set it in fuel planner?

I hope it helps to enhance user experience for simulating real world ops^_^

 

You can already change them in our present A320 series in the aircraft.xml file in the Fuel Planners folder.

 

6 hours ago, Budlake said:

 

This is a bit worrying because if the a/c is faithful and realistic aerodynamically then the affects of CG will be part of the aerodynamic performance equations and if that is the case then it should not involve any additional work to include the effects of any number of people or cargo where they are in the aircraft.

 

Of course effects of the CG on flight envelope, stability (well, you won't notice this since the FBW takes care of it) and fuel usage are simulated.

What is not simulated is the effect of an 80kg increase in the weight on the jumpseat on the Center of Gravityif somebody logs in or out in the connected flight deck.

 

However, since A330s are usually flown with 3 (or even 4) pilots we will add these 80kg on the jump as a constant (yes, including the effect on the CG) to simulate the third pilot sitting there.

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8 hours ago, jhammer said:


Well, judging from that pic, Mathijs certainly has good taste with video games. +1 on BF1 :) 

I knew the A330 was flyable in BF1!

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1 hour ago, Emanuel Hagen said:

 

 

However, since A330s are usually flown with 3 (or even 4) pilots we will add these 80kg on the jump as a constant (yes, including the effect on the CG) to simulate the third pilot sitting there.

They must all work out in the Aerosoft gym,  I am 117kg   With a MTOW of 242 tonnes, this rather flabby pilot won't make much difference though.   I was reading that the Messier/Dowty legs and bogies permit this higher MTOW, if I read it right. Is it these legs that are modelled?

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On 2/19/2017 at 10:35 PM, CRJ900 said:

Hats off to Aerosoft. Other developers should take an example from you. 

They do.

 

On 2/20/2017 at 8:51 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

Well, a beer will do fine. We do appreciate the sentiment however!

I am going to take that as a 'Yes, PMDG approached us'^_^

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Hi, i have not posted in the forums that much. I have a question (sorry if it has already being answered) Is there any news on the release date that i may have missed? I cannot wait to buy this Beast!

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7 minutes ago, TylerHam777 said:

Hi, i have not posted in the forums that much. I have a question (sorry if it has already being answered) Is there any news on the release date that i may have missed? I cannot wait to buy this Beast!

 It's the question in most people's minds, but we refrain from asking it for fear of ridicule.

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3 hours ago, TylerHam777 said:

Hi, i have not posted in the forums that much. I have a question (sorry if it has already being answered) Is there any news on the release date that i may have missed? I cannot wait to buy this Beast!

No, no official release date yet. It was scheduled for 2016, and there have been updates on this thread stating the development is "on schedule" so should be pretty soon (and when I say pretty soon I mean within 2017)

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Hello my dear friends and fellow flight simmers!

 

It's always heartwarming to know how interested people are in your product, but the honest truth is there really is no such thing as a release date for flight sim software. It's a myth, it doesn't exist. You might as well be asking for directions to the Fountain of Youth, the City of Gold, shop for Relative Bearing Grease, or quest for the switch for the Northern Lights.

 

Here's the true down and dirty on Flight Sim software releases. One day the software isn't released, and one day it is released.  Back in the olden days (horse drawn carriages, etc.) game developers gave release dates because they would complete the software, then have to press disks (eventually CDs/DVDs), add marketing material, ship it to stores and schedule the authorization date (a.k.a. "release date) for it to be sold. That's where release dates come from.

 

We live in different times (welcome my friends to the 21st Century, though some of you have come kicking and screaming... lol).  Software is now released by essentially uploading a file - as it's sold online and then downloaded. Literally not here one day, and here the next.  TA-DA!  MAGIC! Plus now consumers don't have to wait nearly as long for their favorite software titles - or camp outside stores in the heat/cold.  Now, I have to say that yes, there are still some software developers (not in Flight Sim to my knowledge) who, purely for marketing purposes, will hold a finished product for a scheduled release date. It's HYPE, and quickly fading (if it even exists anymore).

 

What's the release date?  It stands to reason that when the software is done, it will be released.  In Flight Sim, the sane developer will make the decision a few days beforehand. So you see, there is absolutely no reason to ask, and doing so just means that staff here has to answer with the same old "No release date at this time, we don't give release dates/please don't ask because we don't know".  We're not being rude! Nobody can give an answer to this question, not even Mathijs.

 

But the good news is that when any flight sim product is released, every flight sim website publishes it!

 

My very best wishes to everyone! 

 

 

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You have given me inspiration for an Oscar winning film: The epic quest of a lone Flight Simmer for the legendary "Release date!" He will endure hardships he has never been able to dream of before, only to find out that what he really was looking for was love...

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Will the 2017 version of the Airbus A318/19/20 and A321 be released at the same time or a little bit after the A330? :lol:

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8 minutes ago, TwixXiZ said:

Will the 2017 version of the Airbus A318/19/20 and A321 be released at the same time or a little bit after the A330? :lol:

 

The order of release is A330 first and afterwards the A31x and A32x will be updated and released. That means there is a reasonable amount of time between the A330 release and the others.

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As Mathijs already stated the AS A330 is in early alpha. I just did my first testflight from EDDM with it and I really like it sofar. The VC has a lot of 2048 textures now and all the text on the panels is so much sharper than with the AS A320Fam. The displays are also hires but Mathijs just told me that they will get an even higher resolution soon.

 

Here are 3 quick shots from the cockpit flying the BIBAG1S SID:

 

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Do note this is early alpha. 

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