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Flight Sim Labs Reveals New Icing Features for A319-X

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A few days ago, Flight Sim Labs teased what would be a “super cool” new feature for their upcoming A319 product. Today, they have announced on their forum what this tease was all about. One of the biggest safety concerns for any pilot is icing. Icing that forms on the fuselage, wings or control surfaces of the aircraft can cause detrimental effects if not properly treated. Whilst other aircraft have attempt to simulate icing within the sim, FSLabs are announcing  their custom-built “ground-breaking” new icing model.

The new icing model, which will be made for the A319 at first, will feature a wealth of new features not yet seen in a flight simulator. The team say that ice, frost and contamination will build up dynamically on the airframe based on numerous in-sim atmospheric conditions. This will include temperature, humidity, sun elevation and other factors including fuel and realistic ‘cold soak’ effects. Not only will it build up, but then depending on the conditions, the ice and snow will melt dynamically too. This data has been taken from thermal models and data from many test flights. So during walk-arounds, you will need to check the wings, tail, fuselage, engine nacelles and spinners to ensure they’re free from ice. Furthermore, in the FSLabs A319-X you’ll be able to see ice building up dynamically on the flight deck ice probe. Alternatively the electronic ice detectors that are fitted to some A319s, which display an ECAM alert when ice is detected, can be optionally enabled via the MCDU.

 
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Aerosoft Airbus Previews

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You guessed it! Mathijs has shared a few more screenshots of Aerosofts upcoming Airbus package. This time on display is the Airbus A321 with a beautiful new Lufthansa livery. Not to mention the new satcom antenna that can be seen on the back of the aircraft.

 
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FSElite Exclusive: ToLiss A319 to be released February 28

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UPDATE: As promised it's now released. You can grab it from this link. The ToLiss A319 is yet another much-anticipated Airbus simulation for X-Plane that testers and developers have both been teasing in the aircraft's thread on X-Plane.org for a couple of weeks now. Neither has said anything solid about a release date, with only phrases such as "before the end
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ToLiss A319: The FSElite Review

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2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Airbus in flight simulation. We’ve so far been blessed with the release of the FlightFactor A320, with talk of an updated A350 on the horizon too, and let’s not forget the FSLabs A321 and A319 that are abuzz in the P3D/FSX hemisphere. The hype was no different during the development
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BlackBox Simulation Airbus Update

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BlackBox Simulation has issued a small update for their Airbus family. The update fixes a few small issues and is available for both the A320 and the Widebody family products. You can download the updated installer (version 0.87.8) from their website. Changelog Fixes CTD situations entering bad / erronious navdata Fixes P3DV4.2 missing fcu digits and switches
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