Taking to their development forums, Aerosoft has provided a further development update on their highly anticipated Airbus A330 aircraft, this time focusing on the progress of the aircraft’s autoflight system.
According to the developer, numerous dead-end pieces of code that still existed from the Prepar3D version of the airliner have now been removed. While most of the problems associated with that have been easy to resolve, 2-3 issues that initially seemed quite trivial have proved to be causing more headaches than anticipated.
One notable development effort undertaken recently was getting the aircraft engine performance parameters just right. This is important so that the sound engineering team can continue working. In addition, the lateral tracking of the autopilot has also been greatly enhanced, making “egg dance flight paths” a thing of the past. Finally, the developer has also indicated that the 3D exterior model is very close to completion, leaving very few adjustments remaining to be made.
Going forward, the developer has indicated that the focus will be set on the continuous updating of flight parameters that are to be fed into the various aircraft systems, including most notably the autoflight system, and fine-tuning how computers will interpret and adjust aircraft behavior to said data inputs.
The developer finishes his forum post by indicating that, “Now we ‘just’ need the systems to do what we want them to do. We will give you more information on this soon.” In any case, it seems as if the aircraft is coming along nicely, and with beta testing already in progress, a release is hopefully not too far out.
We will keep you posted on any future developments. In the meantime, feel free to check out the official Aerosoft Airbus A330 product development page linked here, where more information and screenshots can be found.