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Aerosoft Updates Entire Airbus Series of Aircraft

Aerosoft A330 Professional Release (7)

Aerosoft has updated its range of Airbus aircraft including the A330, A320 and A319. Version 1.3.1.0 for the Aerosoft A320/A321 and the A319/318 are exactly the same with version 1.0.1.0 now ready for the Aerosoft A330 Professional.

Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional & Aerosoft A318/A319 Update

Version 1.3.1.0 for the series of aircraft is a full new build. Various bug fixes have been applied including a fix for the GSmini display and also the parking brake desync issue in Connected Flight Deck. Alongside bug fixes, various improvements have been made including various lines for holding and also speed flags logic. Furthermore, in line with updates for Prepar3D, the COMs frequency spacing has been changed from 25kHz to now 8.33kHz.

Full Change Log

  • Bug Fix: EFB folder path full unicode support to fix issue with special characters
  • Bug Fix: Dive issue when speed increased
  • Bug Fix: Small fix for GSmini display
  • Bug Fix: After setting altimeter to STD it might have happened that former QNH still was set on according ND altimeter while STD displayed on BARO selector
  • Bug Fix: Fix for park brk desync issue in CFD
  • Improvement: A/THR response adapted for better turbulence handling
  • Improvement: Several small adjustments in ND like heading bug visible with preselected HDG on FCU
  • Improvement: Several adjustments with STEP ALTS implementation
  • Improvement: Several speed flags and protection speeds and logics improved
  • Improvement: Multiple fixes in holdings line drawing
  • Improvement: COMs frequency spacing changed from 25kHz to now 8.33kHz

Source // Source

Aerosoft A330 Professional Update

Version 1.0.1.0 for the Aerosoft A330 Professional is a full new build. Similar to the above A320 family of aircraft, various bug fixes have been applied alongside some general improvements. Many of them are the same, but with differences with the upper ECAM seeing fixes with content displaying correctly. Furthermore, FLEX setting logic has been added, along with improvements to the way the autothrottle response during turbulence.

Full Change Log

  • Bug Fix: EFB folder path full unicode support to fix issue with special characters
  • Bug Fix: Dive issue when speed increased fixed
  • Bug Fix: Several issues with ECAM MEMO logic fixed
  • Bug Fix: Small fix for GSmini display
  • Bug Fix: OVHD reading light on CPT side could have stayed on partly when turning it on/off several times
  • Bug Fix: After setting altimeter to STD it might have happened that former QNH still was set on according ND altimeter while STD displayed on BARO selector
  • Bug Fix: If upper ECAM is switched off its content is correctly displayed on lower ECAM. But in this situation some drawings were scaled incorrect…
  • Bug Fix: Fix for park brk desync issue in CFD
  • Improvement: A/THR response adapted for better turbulence handling
  • Improvement: Added logic for FLEX setting
  • Improvement: Several small adjustments in ND like heading bug visible with preselected HDG on FCU
  • Improvement: Added logic for right MCDU to control right ND PLAN mode
  • Improvement: Several adjustments with STEP ALTS implementation
  • Improvement: Several speed flags and protection speeds and logics improved
  • Improvement: Multiple fixes in holdings line drawing
  • Improvement: COMs frequency spacing changed from 25kHz to now 8.33kHz

Source

All three aircraft products are available to pick up from Aerosoft.

Aerosoft A330 Professional

Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional

Aerosoft A319/A318 Professional

The changelogs do not indicate any compatibility with Prepar3D v5 at this time.

 

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update April 16th – Boeing 747, Alpha, and more

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The weekly Microsoft Flight Simulator update has been dropped on the regular blog website. While this is a shorter update, there are still some new noteworthy information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYe-q9TgBPM Watch our video breaking down the new screenshots above. Deliverables Update Mid April is still set to see the update to the Partnership Series, while episode 8 of the Feature Discovery Series,
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Aerosoft has updated its entire Airbus products on Prepar3D V4. The Aerosoft A318/319 Professional, along with the A320/A321 Professional package are now on version 1.3.0.3, with the Aerosoft A330 Profesional now on version 1.0.0.8. Both updates are dubbed "experimental" by the developer. The Aerosoft A318-A321 professional update focuses primarily on the addition of the EFB now integrated into the aircraft. It includes
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FSElite Original: Community Voted Top 5 X-Plane 11 Airliners

For the month of November, we asked the community to vote on their favorite airliners in X-Plane 11.  You made your voice heard from all around the world as this became one of our most popular top 5 poll with thousands of votes! Everyone’s participation made this a tight race, but there was always going to be one winner in this contest on X-Plane market. We won’t spoil it straight away, so check out what took which place this month!

#5 FlightFactor 767 – Votes: 663

Coming in at number 5 with 663 votes is the FlightFactor 767. This aircraft for $92 USD comes with the 200ER, 300ER, and 300Freighter models with the Prat & Whitney, Rolls Royce, and General Electric engines to choose from. It features some of the most in-depth systems on X-Plane as well as some of the best sounds. It has an EFB – complete with loading manager – and an interactive checklist that follows your progress. It can also automatically do it for you like a first officer. With in-depth systems, high fidelity sounds, accurate modeling, and flight dynamics it is no wonder this is a community favorite. They do have a $72 USD version that just has the 767-300ER Prat & Whitney.

The next one on our list had just 5 votes more than the 767. She’s not heavy, but I hear she has some nasty wake turbulence…

#4 FlightFactor 757 – Votes: 668

Coming in at number 4 with a very close vote count with 668 votes is the FlightFactor 757. Similar to their 767, this plane is also $92 USD and comes with the 757 200, 200SF cargo and 300 variant with the Prat & Whitney and Rolls Royce engines to choose from. With an identical feature list to their 767 aircraft, you can be assured model, system, and flight dynamic fidelity are all proper to the type. Found usually on more shorter hauls in both cargo and passenger variants, it’s no wonder it scored a little higher than its longer-range big brother. Also, like her big brother FlightFactor did do a $72 USD version that includes just one model.

#3 Toliss A319 – Votes: 870

Coming in at lucky number 3 with 870 votes is the Toliss A319! This aircraft features the most realistic a319 simulation you can get on Xplane and it’s only $69 USD. On top of the detailed model, it features in-depth systems such as hydraulics, electrical and pneumatic. Even the MCDU’s and autopilots are independent of each other as with the real one. They didn’t stop at the systems as the flight dynamics are also representative of the real-world counterpart down to touchdown with brake temps. With both CFM and IAE engines as well as either wingtip fences or sharklets options, it’s no wonder the community rounded off the top 3 with the Toliss A319.

#2 FlightFactor A320 – Votes: 986

Coming in a strong second with 986 votes is the FlightFactor A320! This one from FlightFactor is $89.95 USD and features a very high-quality model and flight dynamics to match coming from things like a physically-based electrical, hydraulic, fuel and pneumatic system simulating even the small things like an electrical relay or even sensors along with a particular system. Though it’s highly stimulated, you do only get one engine variant. I think system fidelity and aircraft popularity in the short to medium hauls amongst airlines gave this aircraft its rightful spot in 2nd place.

Before we do our number 1 spot, Let’s go over our honourable mentions that didn’t quite make the top 5 list but were still highly voted on by the community.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

Rotate MD-80 – Votes: 452

Our first honourable mention having 452 votes is none other than the Rotate MD-80! This aircraft is from the era when pilots didn’t have huge digital displays and not too many systems were automated. Flying an aircraft like this was a lot of hands-on. Learning this aircraft is fun and easy. Mastering it is challenging but rewarding.

FlyJSim 727 – Votes: 398

Our second honourable mention is going to take us back even further. We’re talking 6 packs and no I’m not talking about the buff guy kind. FlyJSim’s 727! With 398 votes is an aircraft that definitely takes us back to the old times with an odd number of engines. This tri-jet is one of only a few to get some simulator love with decent depth to boot.

FlyJSim 737 – Votes: 339

For our 3rd and final honourable mention coming at us with 339 votes is going to be the FlyJSim 737. This is the early 737 200 variant identifiable instantly by them rather unique engines. This aircraft sticks with the honourable mention theme, which wasn’t intentional, of having good system depth as well as being from the era of early commercial jet aviation. Like their 727, the 737 from FlyJjsim has simulated systems and flight dynamics to be true to the real world aircraft.

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#1 Zibo Mod 737-800X – Votes: 1781

In the number 1 spot is an aircraft that has unmatched value to any other addon. According to the community, this is one aircraft that provides the most realistic simulation of the 737-800 in any simulator. It is very community-driven and runs off the generous donations from the community. It’s completely free and has a very high standard of system fidelity, flight dynamics and realism. This is undoubtedly an unmatched aircraft in both realism and value for money.

It’s also interesting to note that if we compared our aircraft poll to the P3D version, the Zibo actually gained more votes than the PMDG 737 NGX. The PMDG NGX received 1476 votes, compared to the ZIBO Mod’s 1781. That is very impressive and shows how much the community values the ZIBO community.

Huge shout-out to Thomas Rasmussen and R1 Aviation for allowing me to use some of their footage on this project. Subscribe to the channel and ring the notification bell for more.

As always feedback is welcome in the comment section. Don’t forget to check our other top 5 videos like the recent Top 5 Airliners for P3d!

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