Mathijs Kok

Alea iacta est.......... Aerosoft A318/A319 professional

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50 minutes ago, marcsparkz said:

Will this be featuring shared cockpit? I would love to the see airbus family continue it.

 

It is planned, but will not be part of the initial release. 

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17 hours ago, bartuparlakay said:

 

Mathjis can you answer to my message to ? :clapping_s:

 

 

 

I can answer it for you.
Engine start times are simulated accurately and reproduced using several videos of startups our testpilots took for us (so videos where we know the exact conditions, like elevation, temprature, maintenance status, etc. Not like those YouTube videos I am sure somebody will bring up to proof ours is wrong of which we don't even know the ambient conditions).

 

The 30 seconds dry motoring of the IAE engine is of course also simulated and thus extends the IAE engine start time significantly compared to the CFM.

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1 hour ago, bartuparlakay said:

 

And what about my other question :rolleyes:

 

Only FWD is implemented. Mech and AFT are almost never used IRL. 

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On 1.3.2018 at 22:40, OuterMarker sagte:

One thing I haven't been able to find in the old threads is wether we'll be able to switch between the left and the right sidestick or wether the right sidestick will be static like in the previous versions?

 

On 2.3.2018 at 09:42, Mathijs Kok sagte:

We are considering that. Not a trivial change though

 

Has there been a decision made on this yet?

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That video is as the title says a sneak preview of a year ago. No, there is no release date given for the A330. Please refer to the first post in this topic for more information on that.

 

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48 minutes ago, Teufelsrochen811 said:

For how many years is Aerosoft already working on the A330?

 

Development started back in 2015. 

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14 hours ago, Teufelsrochen811 said:

For how many years is Aerosoft already working on the A330?

 

Of course there is a lot of overlap with the other busses, but we have around 4000 hours listed for the A330 specifically.

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If you would start a project like this you have to reckon with something upwards to 30.000 hours in total. From project design to marketing. 

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13 minutes ago, bartuparlakay said:

I'm just wondering about the project process.

 

Updates will be given on a regular basis by Mathijs. There is no explicit need to ask for a Monday (or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, or Friday) update.

 

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Underneath When? it says:   What do you mean with that?

"A318/A319 Professional

14 days after A318/A319 Professional release"

What do you mean with that?

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13 hours ago, Dino1945 said:

A question: Following an Italian tutorial, I learned the various procedures of flight by Aerosoft Airbus FSX. Now I would like to know if everything is different by the new Airbus Professional. Thanks to those who answer me. I am not off topic.

As the logic in the Airbus is still the same, in principal you should be able to fly the new Airbus based on the old tutorial. But as there are many new features, using the new tutorial is highly recommended.

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38 minutes ago, Fredge said:

Are the flood lighting switches still a On or Off switch or are they now dimable like in real life?

 

You can see the new features here

 

 

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I‘ve got a short question. I‘m still new in this Forum and I don‘t know if this topic is the right one for this. 

I purchased the old Buses (A318-321) not from the Aerosoft Store but from an other reseller (gamesplanet.com). Now my question is if it is possible to get the discount on the new ones although I don‘t purchased them from the Aerosoft Store. 

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Pricing and upgrade procedure have yet not been finalized. But other shops usually offer the same upgrade procedure as Aerosoft.

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Hi, I am also new to the forums but if you look right on top of the page you will find useful information about the whole project etc.

I don't think it matters where you purchased the software from so here's what I pulled out to answer your question:

 

On 2/21/2018 at 5:18 PM, Mathijs Kok said:

Are these updates of the old version?

No, they are fully new builds. The 32 bits versions had some code in it that was close to 7 years old and was holding us back.  So we decided to redo a lot of the modules and graphics to modern standards. Around 60% of the modeling and textures are new and more then 75% of the code is new.

 

So they probably are not free updates, right?

Indeed. But as always Aerosoft will never charge you double for anything. If we replace 50% of a product the update will only cost you half the new price. I this case it's even better because we if you own the A318/A319/A320/A321 and want the newer versions you will be offered an update price of 16.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable). If you want the A330 and have any of the older models we might be able to offer you an discount as well, not 100% sure on that. The full versions will cost just under 50 Euro. Bundles will be updatable for 24.95 Euro (plus VAT when applicable. Of course prices can always change.

 

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After our Tuesday dev meeting I looked at all the show stopper issues that are stopping the release right now. And I decided there is no reason not to share that.

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As you see the two areas that are not ready are the AP section (that's why we decided to redo part of that code) and MCDU. 

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1 hour ago, Hugo Bicho said:


But could you make ringing also when the crew call to confirm the cabin is ready etc... ? as you can see on this video the real one do it

 

Our model has a cabin ready memo message so no need for different company SOP‘s. 

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48 minutes ago, bill3810 said:

AP not following route and FMS freezing....seems a bit late in the game to have this issue especially since Auto Flight is the bread and butter here...

Is there a quick fix here.... or maybe it's an isolated issue?

Course we could just MEL it and stay below FL290 if you want to release early... :-)  JK...

 

Well, every complex aircraft add-on I have used over the last few years had and still has issues like that. And even the real airbusses have issues where the AP can't follow the route calculated by the MCDU because it is unflyable. So to a degree this is one of the more serious issues we have (and that's what caused us to decide a complete rewrite. FMS freezing is simply a bug that needs to be found. And then we'll probably find some more like that after release. 

 

Here some images from real Airbusses (I got folders full of them). When pilots see that, disable the AP and simply fly the damned thing. Simmers start to write angry posts on facebook about them being used as beta testers. Ahhh my life sucks sometimes, lol.

 

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Yes, we'll start using it for the An-2, CRJ, DC-8 and Busses. It will allow normal updates and 'experimental' updates. 

 

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Please do not try to take any conclusions from the titles of issues in the bug tracking system. 

You miss the whole background of the problem that was identified, and these details will surely not opened up here. 

Mathijs posted the screenshot to show that there still are show stoppers, and not to start a detailed discussion about any single of these issues.

They will be fixed before release, so you will not encounter them. Therefore it doesn't make too much sense to discuss the details here.

 

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3 hours ago, Trevor Hannant said:

 

Thanks for this.  Is the current thinking to clear these then evaluate a release at that time or do you want to clear the next level of severity down from Showstopper also? 

 

Showstopper issues HAVE to be solved.

These issues include crashing, not following the programmed route at all etc.

 

Critical issues most likely have to be solved before release or should be solved very shortly after release
These are issues that can occur in normal use and will be visible. They might cause the user to take manual control.
 

Major issues need to be sorted before SP1 
These are issues that will for a good deal only be visible to users with a LOT of knowledge. These can be things like an ECAM message that does not show (or does show incorrectly).90% of users will never notice them.

 

Minor issues will be solved when there is time

These are things like a box on the display that should be grey and not white (we got a long list of those)

 

After Release issues will be moved to SP1 or SP2.

These are mainly new features or enhancements, things the view automatically focussing on the correct panel when you use the checklists (I really want that in the initial release, but there might now be time).

 

Keep in mind this is not one release but three staggered releases that partly overlap. It's something that will span several months. 

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1 hour ago, Mathijs Kok said:

 

Well, every complex aircraft add-on I have used over the last few years had and still has issues like that. And even the real airbusses have issues where the AP can't follow the route calculated by the MCDU because it is unflyable. So to a degree this is one of the more serious issues we have (and that's what caused us to decide a complete rewrite. FMS freezing is simply a bug that needs to be found. And then we'll probably find some more like that after release. 

 

Here some images from real Airbusses (I got folders full of them). When pilots see that, disable the AP and simply fly the damned thing. Simmers start to write angry posts on facebook about them being used as beta testers. Ahhh my life sucks sometimes, lol.

 

 

BTW, this is from a high cost add-on made by friends. Believe me getting these things right is not only hard but incredibly time consuming. Solving the issues shown here are both hard to solve. The wiggly lines need a lot of code to straighten out and you will always see some of that in some conditions. Avoiding the impossible routing is even harder. Every developer found that no matter what you do there will always a procedure that will mess things up and that need special care. The code contains a whole load of special lines for specific procedures. That way we can be pretty sure that the procedures on major airports all work. But can you imagine how many hours of test flying it takes to just make sure all approaches on Heathrow are correct? 

 

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