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Flight Sim Labs Releases A320-X and A321-X Sharklets for P3D

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Flight Sim Labs has released their long-awaited A320-X and A321-X Sharklets add-on. The new aircraft brings the Sharklet model of the Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 to Prepar3D v4.4 and above.

As per the forum announcement, it is also confirmed that the changes to the aircraft include a completely new fuel system that models the newer jet-pump design. Furthermore, new ELAC L97+ computers have been added which features Load Alleviation Function and Anti-Aileron Droop. As was already mentioned, the new “jump ahead” feature has also been included.

As well as updated systems, the new Sharklets model includes brand new custom sounds, animations and lighting effects that are unique to the model. This is of course in addition to the 2.3 meter sharklets attached to the end of each wing.

Perhaps one of the bigger additions to the new A320-X and A321-X Sharklets is the addition of the new EFB. The virtual electronic flight bag seamlessly connects to various services and tools to directly help pilots. The EFB includes take-off and landing performance, integration with GSX to handle the opening of doors and other operations, and also links to Navigraph, SimBrief and others. It also displays a live traffic map which is based on the AI traffic in the simulator. What’s more, the EFB can be connected to any smart device such as a tablet and mobile phone.

You must own the base A320-X in order to be able to use either Sharklets model (A320 or A321). Individually, the A320-X and the A321-X Sharklets will cost $59.95 (excluding taxes). However, you are able to buy both as a combined pack for $79.95. You can find the Sharklets bundle pack on the webpage when you go to purchase. To be clear, you are able to purchase the A321 Sharklet without owning the currently available A321-X.

It’s worth noting that there’s also an update to the existing line of products (A320-X, A319-X, A321-X), which you can download from your account.

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Recap of Flight Sim Labs A320-X Sharklet Blackbox711 and AirbusFTW Livestream

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Following on from the recent trailer for the upcoming Flight Sim Labs A320-X Sharklet release, streamer Blackbox711 took to Twitch to showcase the aircraft in action. In addition to highlighting what features will come with the aircraft, Blackbox711 was joined by both Lefteris and Andy from Flight Sim Labs who answered a range of questions from the chat. Update: Streamer AirbusFTW
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FlightSimLabs has released a brand new update for the A320-X, A319-X and the A321-X. Whilst this update doesn't include the release of the long-awaited sharklets, the new update does pave way for the A320-X and A321-X Sharklets product which is "soon to be released." The latest update, version v5.0.1.151, introduces a range of changes to the complete family of aircraft that
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FlightSimLabs A320-X / A321-X Update Released

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Lefteris of FlightSimLabs has today announced the release of v5.0.1.103 for the A320-X and the A321-X. Both of the downloads are ready to obtain through the redownload portal from their website. This release of the A321-X provides support for Prepar3D v5, along with numerous improvements and updates. As with the release of the A320-X for Prepar3D, the A321-X brings with it
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Whilst many await for FlightSimLabs to release their A320-X update (along with their other aircraft), testers have had their NDA lifted to now showcase the aircraft from within Prepar3D v5. Whilst the NDA for the Sharklets hasn't yet been lifted, a minor (but neat) feature was shared by Lefteris and Andy from the FlightSimLabs team. As part of the upcoming
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FlightSimLabs Prepar3D v5 Compatibility, A320-X Sharklets and More

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In a forum post, Lefteris Kalamaras has given an extensive update regarding the A320-X series in Prepar3D v5 and compatibility, the Prepar3D v4.5 HF3 and excitingly, the A320-X Sharklets.

First up, with the release of a new hotfix for Prepar3D v4.5, FlightSimLabs will release a small update that will add compatibility with the latest hotfix. This release will not any new features. It will soon be beta tested by the team and once ready, will be released to the public.

Moving onto Prepar3D v5 compatibility, Lefteris touched on the fact that there has been a lot of underlying changes with the engine’s code with particular note of the move to DirectX 12. The team are testing the product line right now with the aim to update soon. Related to Prepar3D v5, it is confirmed that there will be no upgrade fees, but asked the community to note this is not an easy or simple task and will require some time. Lefteris also said that simply moving and copying files over will not work in Prepar3D v5, nor would FlightSimLabs support anyone who chooses to try this.

Alongside the updates to Prepar3D v5, Lefteris also confirmed that a huge range of changes to the A320-X series will also be coming soon.

In particular, the A320-X will see the brand new S8 software updates to the FMGS, which includes updated FIX INFO pages and also MDA/DH replaced with BARO/RADIO. Furthermore, CPDLC systems will be included and PBR textures for the IAE and CFM models.

  • Added S8 software updates to the FMGS
    • MDA/DH replaced with BARO/RADIO
    • UPDATE AT deprecated
    • IRS INIT page updated
    • FIX INFO pages updated
    • DMC updates for Profile/VDEV and approach identifiers
    • Flight Guidance NPA logic revised
  • Added CPDLC systems
  • Added DCDU displays
  • All new PBR textures on the external IAE and CFM models

The A321-X is then expected to see an update shortly afterwards, with the S8 update and also some PBR enhancements. Similarly, the A319-X will also see an update to bring the aircraft to the same standard.

Following on from the Winglets updates, a new package for the A320-X series will then be released. The “Sharklets” addon for their Airbus A32X series will release with both the A320-X SL and A321-X SL and both engine variants. This update will be available as a separate purchase on the FSLabs store. The update will not only update the visual model, but will also add the relevant flight characteristics. A list of the major differences was shared. Interestingly, an EFB has also been confirmed to be included and is also previewed.

  • Electronic Flight Control System
    • Load Alleviation Function (LAF)
    • Aileron Anti-droop system
  • FMGS S8 version update (as above)
  • Fuel System:
    • New fuel system supporting center tank jet pumps
    • Updated FQIC and FLSCU logic
  • Updated FWC to latest software standards
  • Updated SDAC to latest software standards
  • New ISIS model
  • New DU LCD colorset for better contrast
  • DDRMI now optional
  • SATCOM Radome now optional
  • iPad-style Electronic Flight Bag now optional
  • Lighting:
    • All lights are now LED
    • Each LED light has accurate warm up / cool down times (exclusive FSL feature through FSLSpotlights technology)
    • Anti-strobe blocker option to prevent cockpit glare
  • Oh, and did I mention the sharklets added to the wings? 🙂 Fun aside, the external model features many differences – some subtle, some not so much, like the upper wing to body belly fairing…

That wraps up his extensive forum post. You can read the original post on the FSLabs forums.

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Over on the FSLabs forums, version 2.0.2.440 was announced today and is now available for all users of the FSLabs A320-X, A319-X, and A321-X. Version 2.0.2.440 addresses various bugs like the STD ATSU leap year issue as well as fixes in friction logic during "hard winter" scenarios. It was also shared that FSLabs is continually working on a sharklets extension
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FlightSimLabs has released a new update (V2.0.2.434) for their A320-X and A319-X aircraft. As described on the forums, the update brings various fixes to numerous items along with product improvements. I'm sure most of you will also be excited to hear that this update paves way for the upcoming release of the A321-X. The biggest new feature included within this update
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