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vor 10 Stunden , 747-400fan sagte:

BTW, I know it's normally up to the repainters but will we eventually get an editor//some tool to edit the reg numbe plates in the VC? I know it's a problem with the A320 mainly but if you have 80+ liveries and you need to edit a dds file for each one of these it might be a bit long. Just saying.

 

When it comes to the registration of the airplane, there exist mainly two approaches: A generalized generic one which feeds the symbols out of a gauge on a polygon floating above the mainpanel itself (and above the exterior fuselage too) and the approach we do normally, where the registration information is embedded into the texture itself. While the first one seems to be able to adapt faster to changes in registration, it is also totally unflexible when it comes to costum fonts, position and looks especially on the exterior of the aircraft. There is no unique size, position and color worldwide for the exterior registration, they can be spread over mainy positiong of a wing lower surface and the same issue appears on the sides of the tailsection. And so to keep the look of the exterior near the original it must be manually adapted, and the close to realworld look is simply the primary aim over pure convinience. Additionally if you use an extra surface close to the original surface, starting from a certain distance away from the aircraft you will get drawing errors as resulting from floating point rounding errors (finite precission) you will get that extras surface for parts of the pixel rendered behind the lower surface.

 

You will never get it perfectly right for anyone, but the compromise we use currently is more favourable than the other one.

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Free copy of the A330 for the first person who can tell me EXACTLY what sound this is...

It recorded on an A330 flight desk.

 

 

whatsthis.zip

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10 minutes ago, Tobias Nome said:

the blinders/sunshade on the side cockpit windows?

 

 Damn, that did not last long. It is indeed.  We are closing up on 500 sounds for the cockpit right now but this one is pretty cool.

Contact me at mathijs.kok@aerosoft.com when we release for your free copy.

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3 hours ago, mopperle said:

small hint: it is not the flushing toilet

 

Damn, now I want to hear what that sounds like.

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2 hours ago, Tino. said:

 

Damn, now I want to hear what that sounds like.

 there you go. Wish we could flush it in the sim LMAO

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14 minutes ago, 747-400fan said:

Sooo, will the A330 get any icing effects (cuz winter is coming soon) like frost on the windshield on the ground or snow on the wing leading edge? We would just need an FSFX addon and it would be cherry on the cake,  🙂  just like the 787 IMO.

 

No. The anti icing systems are all automatic so if you get ice on the windshield you are either in very extreme conditions (and should consider if you want to fly there).  We would love to do realistic icing on wings etc and see it realistically being removed by the anti-ice systems but I think that's beyond the sim capacity at this moment. 

 

To be perfectly honest, this is one these things where user have ideas that might not match what is real. Is there any non-pilot who knows what dangerous snow on a wing looks? Most of the snow will just blow off as you gather speed. You do not need to model snow but freezing snow and model how that would be broken off by the wing anti-ice systems (both mechanical and thermal. I bet you there is not a single customer who is not trained as a pilot who can say if that is done realistically.  

 

Can it be done realistically? I think not at this moment with our current sim engines. Could we fake it so it looks what customers might believe what is realistic? probably. It will take a few weeks to design, model, implement and test.  For something that most likely is not close to realism.  That's why we decide to keep the price of the add-on low(ish) and do not model things we think we can't do correct. Things like Connected Flight Deck that add realism to every second of a flight are for us far more important. 

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9 minutes ago, CheapCharlie said:

Mathijs, I think you mentioned in earlier posts that the A330 will get PBR textures.  Will your models include PBR textures on the external portions of the aircraft as well as the internal surfaces of  VC?  The reason I ask is that I have the Maddog X, and I can say that PBR VC textures do make the VC look much more realistic.  That being said, I understand that the MD-80 has a lot more reflective glass surfaces as compared to the Airbus Series of Aircraft.     

 

PBR inside and out.

 

23 minutes ago, Tobias Nome said:

Cant wait :D 

 

and... don't forget to send me the $40 for telling you what the sound was.... ;)  :)

 

 

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17 hours ago, Aaron1 said:

Any update on the landing gear? 

 

No, we are currently working on the charts, bit more complex than expected. We;'ll see.

 

 

14 hours ago, lcuesta said:

I don't know if the information on the previous pages is there, but will the efb also come from the first officer's side?

 

Yes, but if we keep them 100% separate is not yet decided. The issue is that the EFB has a high res display and inserting two with different bitmaps will take resources we rather not spend.

 

 

12 hours ago, Thomas Hao said:

From last week’s video, I found out that the landing gear still have bug on the ground. 

 

And that's why it was a work in progress video!

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1 hour ago, Tobias Nome said:

Thought we weren't to going to tell them!!! :D 

 

LOL!  You're a good egg my friend.  When and if you get a chance, I'd love to have you come by our Discord Server and meet our CFD Captains?  I think you would fit in really good with them, and each and everyone of them are great, fun loving guys.  LINK:  https://discord.gg/yc2QBat.

 

Best wishes!

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7 minutes ago, mseder said:

In case there will be a SAS livery, they will change their livery soon.
https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-presents-new-livery/
 

 

Thank you my friend. Even though we've known this and had photos of the new liveries for many weeks (and you'll find a post or two about that in this thread), we truly and sincerely appreciate you guys letting us know when you come across things like this. We never know everything!

 

Thanks again, and best wishes.

 

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5 hours ago, rickard.sim said:

Can I get a discount of the a330 if I'm only own a320/321 pro or should I must have the a320 family pro?

Pricing hasn't been set yet, including for owners of existing related products. Please see this reply from just four pages back:

 

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Hello, first I would to say that your project looks absolutely great and I look forward to seeing the final version when it comes out.

I've just a small question which I think has not been asked yet:

Can we hope for an Air France livery included  with this magnificient bird ?

Air France currently operates around fifteen A330

Good luck for the remaining work.

 

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They are using a different (less used) type of A330. But I am sure somebody will do a repaint anyway.

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59 minutes ago, Detail50 said:

I come here everyday hoping to see some release of the plane.  It's been so long in coming and everyone is anxious to have a long haul version of the Airbus that can work with P3D.

 

If you would like to avoid checking daily for a release, you can always go to the Aerosoft Shop and sign up for our Newsletter, and you'll receive the release announcement in your email.

 

I hope this is helpful to you.

 

Best wishes.

 

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Good to know. I signed up recently to get the Aerosoft Newsletter unbeknownst that is how releases are announced. Certainly makes sense and I don't understand why other devs don't do the same but I will be watching the inbox. Hope it's soon.

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2 hours ago, VAFPilot said:

Aerosoft Newsletter unbeknownst that is how releases are announced

 

We announce it on Facebook and here in the forums as well where you will find a new Support Forum for the aircrash.

 

On top of that, I'm sure that every major flight sim website will announce the release of the Aerosoft A330 - it's something most of the community has been waiting for!

 

Best wishes.

 

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24 minutes ago, Detail50 said:

I think about 5 seconds after the release it's going to be posted here

 

 

Actually, historically between one and a few days before.

 

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9 hours ago, klisura said:

it could be possible to abolish all the "when will it be released" and "I can't wait" and similar posts ?

so annoying...

I fully understand you, but the other option would be to lock the topic, so that only stuff can post. But Aerosoft decided to leave it open to be able to get (valuable) feedback and this unfortunately includes many useless posts.

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The me let me set minds at ease, We'll for sure show a date two weeks before release. But the only thing I am willing to say right now is, this year.

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1 hour ago, halface0104 said:

Seems like all good questions have been already asked, so I came up with a different one. I've read that your A330 will be a -343 variant with RR Trent 700 engines. There are two models of those engines being used by -343, 772B-60 and 772C-60. Which one of them will be used? According to what I've found on the internet, those two have slightly different thrust output depending on the altitude. If it's true, is that difference significant enough to actually bother which one of those variants is "modelled"?
 

Btw: keep up the great work on that bird! I'm also impressed by how great you're with your audience. It's nice to be so close to the development. Feels like almost being a part of it. Cheers!

 

I believe it's the Trent 772B-60.

 

Both engine types are very similar, with the 772C-60 producing a little extra thrust over the 773B-60 above 8000ft (I think), but otherwise they are very, very similar especially for flight sim purposes.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, halface0104 said:

Seems like all good questions have been already asked, so I came up with a different one. I've read that your A330 will be a -343 variant with RR Trent 700 engines. There are two models of those engines being used by -343, 772B-60 and 772C-60. Which one of them will be used? According to what I've found on the internet, those two have slightly different thrust output depending on the altitude. If it's true, is that difference significant enough to actually bother which one of those variants is "modelled"?
 

Btw: keep up the great work on that bird! I'm also impressed by how great you're with your audience. It's nice to be so close to the development. Feels like almost being a part of it. Cheers!

Almost same, but it can have more thrust in the  high attitude airport, for example, in China, A lot of A330 use the 772C because it can fly the Tibet( high attitude) 

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9 hours ago, Thomas Hao said:

Almost same, but it can have more thrust in the  high attitude airport, for example, in China, A lot of A330 use the 772C because it can fly the Tibet( high attitude) 

 

You would have to be a very very serious simmer to notice that. Certainly as the sim is pretty bad in correct thrust modeling.

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50 minutes ago, Mathijs Kok said:

 

You would have to be a very very serious simmer to notice that. Certainly as the sim is pretty bad in correct thrust modeling.

 

No... you simply wouldn't notice. First of all because there is no serious performance prediction available for any FS aircraft which would come even close to the in sim performance.

 

Secondly you'd need a correct piloting technique for actually making those performance predictions. Which using those joysticks currently on the market is close to impossible.

 

Last you'd need correct influence of winds, tempratures, pressure levels, etc. which simply don't exist in the sims very simplyfied weather models.

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Just a quick tip for those of you who keep on asking about whether the A330 is going to come out before Cross The Pond for the reason of what routes to take. I suggest doing what I did. Choose a route that operates another plane in your hangar and the A330. I just booked JFK - LHR and I'll fly the BAW B744 or B77W. And if the A330 comes out before then, I'll do the Virgin Atlantic A333 op from JFK-LHR so I can still do a realistic route with the correct aircraft type with my booking and only just change my callsign in my booking to Virgin Atlantic.  That's all I can come up with for now. Just thought this would help with anyone who has been planning the same thing I have. 

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