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7 minutes ago, niklasnowaka380 said:

Any plans on making the A330-200?

..... "We start with the A333 with RR engines but we might expand, nothing decided yet though, a full coverage of all possible models is not our goal.-"

 

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19 minutes ago, Jackstar275 said:

I think the 332 is included 

 

No sir, the release version will only be the A330-300. In fact, it's the A330-343.

 

Well after release Aerosoft evaluate if we're able to make other variants of the A330.

 

Best wishes.

 

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1 hour ago, rickard.sim said:

I have some quesstions the first is will the a330 have same flight dynamics like the BlackBox A330?

 

1. It's a different company that does things there own way (plus their A330 is still Beta or actually Pre-Beta).

2. That would possibly violate the copyright on the other A330, so no.  We always do our own, as do all other developers.

 

1 hour ago, rickard.sim said:

The another quesstion is will the a330 come with some SAS and Thomas Cook liverys?

 

You are just going to have the read the last two pages of this thread my friend. 

 

1 hour ago, rickard.sim said:

The third quesstion will the a330 come with the enhanced version with airport map?

 

If it's not too much trouble, please read the last page or two of this thread my friend, question was asked and answered.

 

 

Many thanks, and welcome to the forum!

 

 

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, francis16 said:

Oh i see. I guess the jettison tubes on the wing are modeled? 

 

No, but remember that we only model Normal Operations, which doesn't include dumping fuel.  But there are PLENTY of goodies that are, including ones that you won't find anywhere else, like Connected Flight Deck which allows you to join as a pilot or observe a flight (up to 75 observers per flight) from in the sim during in any phase of flight. Observers  so you can move around the flight deck or internally as you wish.  With our Connected Flight Deck (CFD) you can fly a long haul and do crew change outs with friends if you wish. 

 

We will publish a complete list of the A330 capabilities as we get closer to release.

 

Below are a few screen shots (including the wings) to hold you over.

 

Best wishes!

 

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@DaveCT2003 Great progress of the A330! But when will Aerosoft's model have the ability to alpha the window like PMDG did with their models? I wanted a custom window config on my A330 later

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You mean transparent windows?

The windows are very small and it's a widebody. All you could see is may be the back of a seat or a little bit of the sky, if you look at the perfect angle. It's not like a CRJ with large windows and a small body.

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7 hours ago, klisura said:

If ever one day it will work, the CFD will surely be the feature that alone will be worth the purchase of the product

 

Well, it's working, so one day is here!  We are in the process of training up the CFD Captains who will be available on our Discord Server for people to both fly with and join flights as observers.  Our CFD Captains are currently flying with the latest Beta and we've been having great fun with Connected Flight Deck.  There are a few more non-CFD things to get done before we are ready to release the update, but it's coming out soon.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mathijs Kok said:

You mean transparent windows?

The windows are very small and it's a widebody. All you could see is may be the back of a seat or a little bit of the sky, if you look at the perfect angle. It's not like a CRJ with large windows and a small body.

Yes the plugged window,i was wondering if Aerosoft can do what PMDG did with their window model

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We experimented but found it simply was not worth the time and additional frames. I never understood why seeing the cabin was a big deal, certainly not when there is never a passenger. We really keep want to keep cost down and fps up. 

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As we got not a lot ot report on right now (we are working flat out but more on code behind switches and things like how to model wind effects on the CI resultant speed), I will bore you with some images made by a tester. Shows the PBR work pretty well.

 

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This last one is pretty subtle but connoisseurs will see the work.

 

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10 hours ago, aplong said:

Apologies if this has been asked before (i did a search but could not find the answer) but will the A330 - which we all cannot wait for- have pop out PFD Engine/ECAS and ND so we can read the screen without having to zoom in. The A320 series only has the PFD pop out which is great. For flight planning having a pop out ND would be really useful.

 

Can you please advise if this will be implemented into the A330 series?

 

Yes that is planned for all our busses.

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6 minutes ago, blackbird971 said:

 

What do you mean by "HD" Nav Light ?

 

Just slightly smaller in size/more defined with less of an 'inflated' look (think QW 787 lights) 

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How lights are shown depends, unfortunately, a lot on the graphics card and driver. 

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1 hour ago, HB-JHM said:

Thanks @Mathijs Kok for sharing these nice pictures.

 

The EFB looks amazing, can we expect them in the small busses as well, in the future? 🙂

 

Most certainly. 

 

There were also some people asking for a demo of the gear mechanism. Well actually that is one of the things that is delaying the release. As you know the main gear of the A330 is very complex and rather unique. The only way to model this correctly is using InverseKinematics but we would need two additional contact points which simply are not there.  We have spoken abut this with Lockheed and they can't make any promises on that. The only way out of this is to simply start inputting numbers and with loooong experiments get the right animation. Days, perhaps weeks. It's can't be calculated. 

 

I do not know how this will end, but at least you have some idea of the last issues we are facing.

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1 minute ago, HB-JHM said:

Great to hear, thank you for your quick response. @Mathijs Kok

 

 

As long as I got no A330 to sell I can at least supply quick and open answers!

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On 27.8.2019 at 13:00, Wibispnp sagte:

@DaveCT2003 Great progress of the A330! But when will Aerosoft's model have the ability to alpha the window like PMDG did with their models? I wanted a custom window config on my A330 later

You can do a costum window layout directly via the paintkit by simply masking a window ON or OFF in photoshop for example.

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15 minutes ago, Captain6143 said:

However, you said you had a problem with the main gear of A330, could it be solved perfectly?

 

Well to be perfectly honest, that's not the only issue.  Using the latest compilers from Lockheed we can't get a lot of the stuff to work. This affects all aircraft developers (noticed hardly any aircraft add-ons have been released recently?) at this moment and everybody is working with Lockheed to solve things.  

 

The gear is not really part of this issue but a separate one, we have not yet decided how to tackle this. As said we think it can be done but the effort we need to spend on it is very very costly.

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5 minutes ago, klisura said:

I asked if is there any chance that PBR seen in A330 will be ported to small bus. I got a notification that 9 hours ago Dave replied but I don't find it and not even my post

 

Here is your topic along with all provided answers:

 

 

And please: this is not a general forum support topic, but the A330 Preview topic.

 

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Gents, with Microsoft Flight Simulator around the corner a lot of things are very fluid at this moment. Making plans and schedules is simply very hard. Our only solid plan is to release A330 as soon as possible.

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13 minutes ago, BudSpencer said:

've heard real pilots say very often that they hardly take off at full thrust

 

Ever since I'm flying the line now (about one year) I've done exactly four full thrust takeoffs, one of them even a no engine bleed takeoff.

Three in possible windshear conditions and the last one was climb limited due to terrain proximity and the aircraft being almost at MTOW.

 

With modern jets you barely need full thrust. Maybe in hot and high conditions at places like Quito as you said. Apart from that we normally use a combination of the highest fixed derate plus some assumed temprature in my airline.

 

There is some misconception amongst simmers regarding heavy aircraft.

You do not necessarily feel it being heavy. Mostly it's quite the opposite indeed!

Most heavys nowadays, like the 777, are operated far below their maximum weights. A route like Frankfurt-New York is a short flight for a 777. It could fly twice as long easily. With this in mind on most flights in heavys you're quite overpowered and the aircraft would climb like a rocket without derates.

 

This "heavy feeling" most simmers want, especially in the flight controls, is just some expectations. If you have a large aircraft you'll build in large flight controls to make it controlable nicely.

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Friends,

 

We have a lot of our team responding to posts and questions in this thread, sidelining some discussions (like I did with liveries) and stuff like that as we strive to keep all our forums as straightforward as possible.  But please don't take that to mean that we don't appreciate your enthusiasm for our work on the A330 and our other products! 

 

In in the rush to get things done and move on to the next work item, I often forget to let you know that I and the entire team appreciate your enthusiasm, and it's your enthusiasm and appreciation that keeps us pushing very hard to go the extra distance and complete this and other projects for you guys.  We really do appreciate you guys and each of your posts and questions, and on the behalf of everyone working behind the scenes I just wanted to let you know that.

 

So, a huge THANK YOU to you guys!

 

Best wishes!

 

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