Blue Sky Star is known for providing some great sound package add-ons for planes in both X-Plane and P3D and their upcoming sound package for the Toliss A319 in X-Plane is sure to be another hit.
In a post on their Facebook page, the developer has an exhaustive list of all of the features included in the upcoming add-on, emphasizing the fact that all of the sounds were recorded from a real aircraft, keeping all of the real volumes at all stages of rest and flight. The resulting product is a culmination of 6 years of work and recordings.
You can read the full list of features below (taken from the Facebook post), and while there is no release date, the expected release is “really soon.” You can check out digitalpilot’s Twitch channel for a chance to hear the beta product in action (check Facebook for show times).
- Honeywell 131-9 Apu operation with igniters, APU door, combustion, exhaust, all stages, contactors, heard differently from outside inside, with open and closed exit doors.
- Safran UBCF Brake fans with start, shutdown and running 360 degrees outside and inside with exit doors open dependent volumes.
- Brake release and set sounds (mechanism) as well as brake “singing” on high speed usage.
- All electric sounds of “Electric Bus” such as transformers rectifiers, cooling air fans, coil whine, the 28DC whine and 400Hz whine.
- Many sounds from E&E bay, contactors, relays, resets and much more.
- Flaps motor sounds start, stop and run, hydraulic state dependent sounds, flaps wind (drag) sound depending on degree of flap and speed.
- Fuel Pumps center, right, and left aft and forward sounds.
- Hydraulic pump sounds for all three systems, typical sounds heard in A320 family of modulations with pressure change. PTU sounds – bark, self test, PTU gear sounds, fast and slow dependent on state. (Generally PTU can only be heard from mid cabin with engines on, from all cabin with engines off and even from cockpit with cockpit door opened, engine shut and no other loud sounds on the way). Externally of course they can be heard too.
- Typical Y pump operation during cargo doors opening etc.
- Oxygen mask test and use sounds, purge and flow.
- Packs sounds, internal and external with open and closed exit doors, all areas. Typically with running avionic fans in cockpit packs are more “felt” than heard and in cabin you can hear them work louder since it is a quiet environment there apart from cockpit.
- All vents, blowers, extractors, inlet, outlets, start run and shut as well as cabin fans and recirc fans all placed in correct locations and sound both externally and internally. You can also hear toilet fans, galley fans aft and forward.
- Galley equipment sounds, best heard when parked engines off.
- All switches, knobs, selectors, small and big buttons, levers – everything that is present in aircraft sounds different. (There is a specific sound for each position of those, so there is no “general 5 sounds for all pushbuttons”, each position sounds different, so if there is a three way switch, all three positions will sound different, all recorded in a quiet environment in the A319 cockpit. Everything is present, so if Toliss A319 has a button that is not working yet (dummy) we already have sound for it, so it will get updated when Toliss will make them all available.
- EGPWS, FWC, TCAS enhanced sounds.
- People sounds, Flight Attendant sounds, exit doors, cargo doors, everything bumps and clicks. People talk, seatbelts get fastened unfastened depending on stage of flight, attendants will automatically announce as per stage of flight. You will be able to control general volume of those to turn them off and on completely.
- Voted feature will be to have ATC radio act the same way, by prerecorded loop of ground, tower, center etc stage of flight when radio is on. Will be able to turn off that feature as well.
- Turbulence sounds, depend on actual turbulence and your smooth flying, yes these overheads will shake if you fly abrupt.
- All sorts of ambiance sounds such as airport outside, cabin ambiance.
- Wind external and internal, cockpit is a loud place, it is calculated and measured by decibels and cockpit wind will act accordingly.
- Fuselage wind flow, engines wind flow, gear flow, flaps flow. All dependent on where you at inside the aircraft.
- Correct bumps on the tarmac will include bumps, cracks, panel shakes, plastic inside cabin will shake all depending on what’s going on with the aircraft. Centerline lamps will sound if they are present, all depending on speed.
- Gear mechanism with gear doors slamming and gear transfer with gear rotation vibration and stoppage.
- Rudder pedals will sound when fully depressed each, trimmer sounds, hydraulic variation when pressured hydraulic demand.
- Wipers all speeds and park, seatbelt and no smoking dings, seat motors, horns, beeps, self test beeps etc.
- Touchdown sounds, depending on the force, each separate gear and magnitude.
- Weather wind, rain drops and many other sounds.
- CFM56. No explanations needed. Made separately with N1 fan and N2 core sounds, jet blast. Reversers.
- Jet Rush, Vibration, Jet Bass, exact spool up and spooldown speeds. Sound of engine will change per speed and altitude, simulated jet blast of tarmac into gear compartment when open.