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Aerosoft A318/A319/A320/A321/A330 Professional Preview (part 4)

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vor 5 Minuten, José Alberto sagte:

It's frustrating but I think the wait will be worth it. And anyone who does not want to wait, as has already been said, has an excellent alternative.

 

For me personally: It would only be an alternative for ME, if FS2CREW would work with it. And FS2CREW already confirmed the support for the new Aerosoft Airbuses.. :)

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Enough gentlemen!

 

This is a preview topic to showcase the upcoming new Aerosoft Airbuses. It is limited to specific questions and information directly linked to that.

If you feel the need to blow some steam or spread any uninformed rumors you can do that anywhere else, but not in here. 

 

Any further posts that do not match this simple requirement will be deleted.

 

[EDIT] The original post and the direct replies to that have been removed from the forum, so you might miss a little bit of context here.

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vor 6 Minuten, Tom A320 sagte:

...It is limited to specific questions and information directly linked to that...spread any uninformed rumors ...

 

Zitieren

Argonox: " And FS2CREW already confirmed the support for the new Aerosoft Airbuses.. :)"

 

Directly linked to the "new Aerosoft Airbuses" and NO RUMORS ... see FS2CREW Forum Thread:

https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/521419-aerosoft-airbus/

;)

 

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The rumors I mentioned related to a post which has been deleted in the meantime.

I didn't relate to you. I am sorry if you got that impression.

 

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3 hours ago, Tom A320 said:

The rumors I mentioned related to a post which has been deleted in the meantime.

I didn't relate to you. I am sorry if you got that impression.

 

Ah ok :) sorry for the missunderstanding :)

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As I told you last week I would not be posting a lot because I had to travel to our HQ in Germany for meetings. But this also gave me the opportunity to spend some time with the lead developer of the bus projects.  We looked at the schedule (of course, and I will report on that later this week) but I also asked him what many of you have asked. Is there a list of things that are new and updated in these new versions…. And my reply has always been that there are thousands of changes, hard to make a list. That of course is not a very satisfactory reply so I asked him to explain how some systems have changed.

 

Take for example fuel temperature (I have explained part of this before). It used to be a more or less fixed but now it is a complex formula where the temperature of the fuel slowly adapts to the external temperature following an S-curve (fast at first slower at the end). For that formula things like the capacity of the tank, the quantity of the fuel in the tank and even the location in the tank (some are far better shielded from external temperature). It’s stuff you will most likely never notice but it is there and for some professional customers it is important.  After a long discussion we decided to load fuel at 7 degrees in winter and 15 degrees in summer.

 

Take for example all valves, they used to be ‘digital’ as in open or closed, now they are analog and need a certain time to open. This does not only show on the ECAM (they are amber when they are being operated) but it also affects the flow of air or hydraulic. So pressure equalize in a realistic way.

 

Take for example all pumps, they now provide pressure to their systems using a C-curve where the pressure rises very fast in the beginning, but very slowly at the end.  When a system uses the pressure the flow now depends on the pressure (that was a hell of a calculation) and again the controlling valve will determine how fast the flow starts. This all results in far more ‘lively’ gauges actions have far more reactions.

 

Take for example the APU. The N and EGT values are now 100% correct (as it the timing) and follow a S-curve that reflects the ignition and possible air flow from the moving of the aircraft (we draw the line at wind). So, it has a flat section around ignition. Of course, the outside air temperature plays a role, starting your APU at -20 degrees take longer than doing so at +30 degrees. And it now provides a limited amount of pressure making it near impossible to start both engines at the same time unless if optimal conditions. If you look closely at the EGT gauges you will see the red area change during startup as the maximum allowed temperature depends on the air flow. Cool down is also corrected and partly depending in external temperature.  The old bug with the APU Start Button (it should be momentary switch) is of course also corrected.

 

We also looked at all the lights and while there are a few still to perfect we now have all (I think 18) internal lights and illuminations completely working. All that have rheostats now are dimmable, all that have different settings now have different settings. External lights were already all working, when I am back in home office next week I’ll make a video showing all lights.

 

We also quickly ran over all animations. For example, the reversers never were perfect, they should close in an almost complete linear way and like so many standard animations that starts and stops too slow. So it is now a non-standard animation that is correct. Nobody will ever notice but we felt it needed to be done.

 

You might understand that having all these changes allows us a lot more things. We still have no plans to add non-standard stuff to the commercial version but for some professional customers we must do partial simulations. For example, to simulate a valve that is stuck at 5% open.  Or a left and right reverser that do not open at the same rate.  Again, not planned for a commercial release but if you look closely you will see the depth of all these new systems when you experiment with the buttons.

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Hey there! Sorry a little bit off topic and sorry if it was asked before, but I found nothing about that on the last 72 pages :D

I bought the "You have control" book (Vol.1) for the 320-family a few month ago, it´s a very good book and it helps me a lot. Are you planing an update for this book after the release of this "new" aircraft and a new book for the 330?

 

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6 hours ago, Mathijs Kok said:

We'll launch in Feb. March and April. 

 

Feb - A318/319

Mar - A320/321

Apr - A330?

;):P:lol:

 

Or was that meant to read "or April" as in sometime in these three months?  ;)

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48 minutes ago, Captain Doctor said:

Hey there! Sorry a little bit off topic and sorry if it was asked before, but I found nothing about that on the last 72 pages :D

I bought the "You have control" book (Vol.1) for the 320-family a few month ago, it´s a very good book and it helps me a lot. Are you planing an update for this book after the release of this "new" aircraft and a new book for the 330?

 

I don't know, these books were always made externally and offered to us for publication. Would not be a bad idea of course!

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6 hours ago, Mathijs Kok said:

We'll launch in Feb. March and April. 

 

And wich products exactly do you launch in Feb. March and April?

 

 

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8 minutes ago, AndreasXX said:

And wich products exactly do you launch in Feb. March and April?

 

If, you see the first post the order of the release it firsth the A318/319 of prepar V4, next A320/321 P3DV4 and final the beautiful A330 FSX/P3D

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In March, is there a bundle price for A318/319 & A320/321? I'm old bundle user, so i want both same time, and of cource bundle price as before... 

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2 minutes ago, Zeta said:

and of cource bundle price as before

 

The bundle price will be communicated once it is available, as stated already several times in this topic.

 

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I know that, but there is a two independent releases for the A320 -family. If i want fast first release (A318/319), i pay a lot more than bundle prices for both. Ok! It's my deside to do, or not. I'm a pilot in Virtual Finnair, so i want all A319-A321 & A330-300. So maybe i wait for a bundle price for two first releases...

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As stated before, owners of the bundle will be in no way disadvantaged from owners of the single packages.

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I have and enjoy the available high quality Airbus 320 from another publisher.  But I will still buy the full Aerosoft suite as they come available, as flightplanning in the present aircraft is a PIA, and it lacks the built in goodies for pushback (the MJC Q400 has the best) and the like.   Call me lazy if you like, but ease of flightplanning, preferably through SimBrief, is a must..though I have PFPX.

But in spite of Mathijs further consoling words, the wait is not getting any shorter.

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Hello

Would the circuit breakers on the back of the cockpit will light up in the new version of the 32X?

Cheers!

 

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I'm sorry to say so but I couldn't resist to ask because I'm curious.

 

You said many times that you would only simulate the most important things and systems in this aircraft even in things (which I) thought would be important.

How come you are simulating something like that? :

vor 20 Stunden , Mathijs Kok sagte:

now it is a complex formula where the temperature of the fuel slowly adapts to the external temperature following an S-curve (fast at first slower at the end). For that formula things like the capacity of the tank, the quantity of the fuel in the tank and even the location in the tank (some are far better shielded from external temperature). It’s stuff you will most likely never notice but it is there and for some professional customers it is important.  After a long discussion we decided to load fuel at 7 degrees in winter and 15 degrees in summer.

In what way exactly is that important to virtual Pilots that just want to fly as you like to say it ? 

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19 minutes ago, Lennart1948 said:

In what way exactly is that important to virtual Pilots that just want to fly as you like to say it ? 

 

Mathijs gave the answer already at the end his post ;)

 

It is needed to provide professional customers with the functionality they are asking for. 

 

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2 hours ago, Aldarean said:

Today I've read about a AP/FD TCAS Mode. Will this be available in the new Airbus? 

 

No it will not. The „old“ system is still the one that is installed on most A320‘s. I flew with new TCAS mode in an FFS and it is indeed very nice. Maybr when we do an NEO somewhere in the distant future it will be included. 

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vor 5 Minuten, Frank Docter sagte:

 

No it will not. The „old“ system is still the one that is installed on most A320‘s. I flew with new TCAS mode in an FFS and it is indeed very nice. Maybr when we do an NEO somewhere in the distant future it will be included. 

Ok, thank you. I would be happy about that.

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