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Mathijs Kok

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It's an issue we are looking at, but we are not huge fans of time compression to be honest.

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18 hours ago, DaWu said:

Can we expect a fix for this and proper support for 16x compression with the A330?

 

While Mathijs looks at this, I wanted to tell you there is a work around. FSX and P3D both allow us to go directly to a specific latitude/longitude, and one can easily get this info for anyway waypoint in a flightplan.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

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18 hours ago, DaWu said:

My biggest concern and a deal breaker is time compression. As the 330 will be for long hauls I am not going to sit for hours at crz level and do nothing.

Now with PMDG 737,777 or 747 I can fly with 16x without problems. But the very good AS 320 is limited to 4x as above the autpilot goes nuts.

 

Can we expect a fix for this and proper support for 16x compression with the A330?

 

16x time acceleration will not be supported, sorry. That's far to much for the computers to handle, unless your sim runs at 100+ fps.

I am for the matter of fact not aware of any single airliner addon which would properly support even 8x time acceleration. Maybe when flying a straight line but as soon as you enter even the modest turn they all run into severe trouble.

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Will I be able to properly fly from the right seat? Like in the fslabs there's no difference between flying in the left and right seat. By this I mean will the radio stack on the right side be independent from the left, it enables me to control either radio from either side. Hope in making myself clear

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I thought we are all "Leftseater". ;)

The MCDU on the right sight works independent.

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2 hours ago, james_12345 said:

Will I be able to properly fly from the right seat? Like in the fslabs there's no difference between flying in the left and right seat. By this I mean will the radio stack on the right side be independent from the left, it enables me to control either radio from either side. Hope in making myself clear


We are looking into this as it would suit very well our CFD approach with the aircraft with two pilots being able to perform PF and PM duties from either seat. The MCDUs will already work independently and we are also looking into other elements. But no definitive decision has been made yet.

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1 hour ago, suniram said:

just to add to this:

 

The PMDG autocruise feature is an "intelligent one", which slows to 1x automatically when needed, for example in turns or when getting off course.  I found it to work perfectly up to 8x while also allowing 16x, but at 16x it switches back to 1x too often.

 

For me it also does it at 8x and even at 4x.

I found that using Autocruise set to 8x will at best give you a lengh of about 4h for an 8h flight, so realistically it only comes at some 2x constantly because it keeps switching whenever the aircraft gets slightly offtrack.

 

I'm not too sure if a jump ahead feature would make a lot of sense, we are really not big fans of this particular feature even though I absolutely love the QW787!

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13 minutes ago, DaWu said:

 

I am not talking about 16x and go make laundry. I want 16x temporarily when I fly leveld a straight line. Every addon can do this so I expect AS to do the same

 

I can easily do 16x on PMDG and I have ALL of the addons. Tons.

 

A jump ahead feature at least for me it not of interest

 

Sorry to say but that simply won't happen. We explained the relation between the flight computers and framerates often enough and while it may be possible to modify them for stable 4x under most cruise conditions 16x is out of question unless your sim runs at 100fps+.

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1 hour ago, Jackstar275 said:

Maybe something small but will we get sounds of the PAX doors closing and opening?

You simply cant hear them in the cockpit. So what for?

And I cant remember hearing anything significant, even when sitting in the 1st row of business class- ;)

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5 hours ago, aplong said:

That is correct. You can most certainly hear the door closing from the cockpit especially of course if the cockpit door is open, and might I add you can hear it half way up the cabin if the passengers are not making to loud a noise.

 

I guess you are confusing an A330 with an A319 here. Or my ears are really getting bad over the years. ;)

 

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13 hours ago, steve dra said:

Thanks Dave! :)

 

I'm not a big fan of dirt on passenger aircraft except where it's supposed to be....like on the tail of an old MD-80 for example....(and you can see the ring around the L1 door from the boarding skirt)

 

 

Even on the many Freighter's I've done, I don't slather a lot of dirt on....only, like I said...where its supposed to be like on these Cathay Freighters (mostly around the cargo door)....

 

 

It's harder to see on metal...but usually around cargo doors you'll see it.  

 

 

Most A330's I've seen are pretty clean....not sure if too much dirt is appropriate on this model.  Stephan's paints look right on....I know any 330s I paint will not have much dirt...more "weathering" may happen if I decide to replicate any from pics that show it in detail.

 

 

 

Brother, where the heck have you been!  It's GREAT to see you!   Weren't you and the wife supposed to come by and stay with Evelyn for a day or two?  

 

Anyway, it's GREAT to see you in the forum!  For those who don't know him, Steve is one of the most respected repainters in flight sim. His work has long been more than impressive!  He's also a very good friend not only to me, but to all flight simmers who fly airlines as he spends countless hours working on very high class repaints, which he freely gives out to the community.

 

We're VERY happy to have him here!

 

Steve, I'll give you a call this week.

 

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10 hours ago, aplong said:

This is allowed on positioning flights etc where I work. apologies for not being clearer 🙂

 

Well okay indeed, as long as no passengers are onboard you can leave it open. You can also take 5 pilots, give 'em a trolley and make them run up the aisle during takeoff on circuit training though ;)

Whoever wins and gets up fastest can fly the next circuits.

We aim to model normal operations however so in our case the ambient soundset will match what you see: A closed door.

2 minutes ago, Emanuel Hagen said:

 

Well okay indeed, as long as no passengers are onboard you can leave it open. You can also take 5 pilots, give 'em a trolley and make them run up the aisle during takeoff on circuit training though ;)

Whoever wins and runs up fastest can fly the next circuits.

We aim to model normal operations however so in our case the ambient soundset will match what you see: A closed door.

 

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8 hours ago, BrianThePilot said:

Imagine having printed metars 

 

 

DONE  

 

weather_1.jpg

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print1.jpg

 

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Where does the printer get the METAR from? if we have Active sky installed will the METAR printout be effected??

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Sorry my statement was false. You can also select the metar source in MCDU3 weather settings, which only select in weather source for METAR data. If ActiveSky provides weather to the Sim, then selecting Sim in the MCDU Weather Settings will lead to ActiveSky westher being used for METAR data. If you have VATSIM weather selected in ActiceSky, then the METAR source will be VATSIM through ActiveSky.

 

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Hi developers.

What will be the minimum pc requirements for this A330 in wich it still is functional and what are the recommended requirements because i know not everybody has high end game pc's.

thanks

 regards

DUTCH1963

 

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We won't  know for sure until the release candidate is ready, however minimum PC specifications should closely match those for the other Airbus Professional aircraft, and you can find those minimum system requirements kn the respective product pages in our store. I've not seen any performance difference between the smaller Airbus Pro aircraft and the A330 thus far into development.

 

I hope this is helpful to you.

 

If your sysyem already struggles to run the present Airbus Pro aircraft, then on average one of the best system enhancements I know of is changing fro. A HHD to an SSD, and the software that comes with most higher end SSDs will automatically handle the cloning and copying of an existing HHD to the SSD, making it a fast and easy transition.

 

I hope this is helpful to you.

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, DUTCH1963 said:

thats what i thought too but still struggling with the busses even with p3d on low settings.

 

kind regards

DUTCH1963

 

Did you try clearing your P3D Shaders?  Beyond that, feel free to create a post in our support area and PM me the link, and I'll be happy to see if I can give you a hand with performance.

 

Best wishes!

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Will the A330 still use the Documents folder for Aerosoft files?

 

At the moment I have the A321 & A319 Pro and all the files in the My Documents folder are playing havok with my multi device synchronisations. There are over 17,000 files from Aerosoft which is more than my entire life's work of documents. I use the My Documents folder for all my documents - Word, Excel, PDF, PPT etc. I like to keep these documents in sync with my Clouds, PC, Laptop, Tablets, Phones & backups. Is there no way to use a different folder for the Aerosoft files, using the Documents folder just seems so wrong? The A321 & A319 manuals clearly state that they can't be moved at the moment. A shame really as I will have to delete both the 319 & 321 to allow room for the A330. As the 330 has been taking a while (no complaints, as it will be amazing when it arrives), I have been using XP11. I have to say that I really do like the ease of dragging & dropping a new aircraft into the XP11 folder with no other changes to an otherwise stable computer. If the aircraft has problems, then it is a simple delete. 

 

Will Aerosoft be making any A330 for XP11 as I now that I have got used to it, I think XP11 is much better than FSX & P3D v4? I am still looking forward to, and will buy, the Aerosoft A330 for P3D though.

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No changes planned regarding the document folder. But I do not understand why you need to delete the A31x/A32x. To make it clear: in the documents folder only generic files are being installed used by all Airbuses. The Aircraft itself can be installed elsewhere. So whta you should do is:

- create a folder elsewhere outside your documents folder like c:\P3D addons

- uninstall the Airbus

- install it again and point the installer to the new created folder

If you have further questions please create a topic outside of this preview topic

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I am sorry but that is the structure that both Microsoft and Lockheed advise for these kind of things. There are indeed a huge number of files, but that is because navadata is build up that way. But as they are very very small syncing them is fast and after first sync a question of seconds.

 

We do not have plans for an X-Plane version but when the software allows it are very interested in a version for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. 

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Just a very quick update on progress.....  Things are going well, honestly. Most work is at this moment on enhanced systems and the EFB that needs to not only handle all manuals, flows, checklists, takeoff and landing checklists but also Navigraph and NavDatapro charts. Time consuming but all doable. We had a few issues with the semi intelligent co-pilot in regards to GSX2 (after a GSX2 update) but we think we solved this. 

 

Our biggest show stopper at this moment is the fact RealLight does not want play with P3D PBR lighting. TFDi's RealLight is the best option for serious lighting in a VC (our A320 series has the largest amount of dimmable lights of any add-on) but at this moment it simply does not work with P3d V4.5 when we use PBR in the optimal way. As we have explained we do not want to add a PBR layer to an aircraft but have it incorporated from the start. That makes it works a whole lot better and reduces loss of framerates and memory. In two weeks we'll show images showing the difference. It's big. We REALLY want to use the latest compilers to make sure customers get an up to date product.

 

We are hoping that TFDi and Lockheed are able to solve this issue soon. We are far from the only users of RealLight that suffer from this problem.

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Hey everybody, 
not sure whether this has been answered yet, but my search in this forum was unsuccessful. 
First of all, the project looks really good! Keep up the great work!
So here is my question: new versions of the A330-300 have a moving airport map in their navigation display (much like the A350 or the 787). Will this be included in the addon? 

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No, but we'll have the moving map option on the EFB.

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35 minutes ago, Carey said:

Will the user manual be released sometime before the model itself. I am one of those rare creatures that likes to read a bit about what I am buying and how it works.

rgds

Carey

 

I will try that.

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