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FS2Crew Announces for the FSLabs Airbus Series


FS2Crew has today announced plans for a brand new line of products which will be compatible with the FSLabs Airbus Series. The developer took to the Avsim forums to confirm to the community that work has been on-going for several months to bring the product out. As of right now, it has been said that the product is 90% complete.

The Airbus QRH being used to help develop the product

The developer has been working extensively on the product and even has personal experience with the aircraft to it due to now being Airbus type rated since the last fall. This new experience has made it easier to develop as it means he doesn’t have to rely on third parties to consult information. The product itself will focus on Airbus procedures directly from the FCOM and FCTM. This means you it FS2Crew for the FSLabs will focus on Airbus SOPs, but they will add airline specific callouts and checklist options for the user.

Whilst there is still not an official SDK for the FSLabs, FS2Crew have found a way to implement alternative methods. FS2Crew did say that some things can only be controlled via simulated mouse clicks and control of the FCU heading, alt and speed values is a bit restricted. However, some knowledge was passed on to say that typically, the pilot flying would control speed, heading and altitude values in the FCU, not the pilot monitoring.

Confirmed further down in the forum thread, FS2Crew said that the product will feature both voice and button controls.

Two new features were also confirmed for the first time in an FS2Crew product. The first of which is you can now fly as pilot monitoring. There are some restrictions in place, such as the fact you can only do this from takeoff to rollout on landing. Furthermore, the automatic pilot flying cannot handle vectors or non-precision approaches because the system can’t see the outside. With that said, the team are looking into trying to do a full flight from gate to gate, but they need to figure out how the aircraft can taxi through the airport unaided.

The second new feature is that you’ll be able to use FS2Crew for FSLabs Airbus from the right-hand seat. You will be able to select the appropriate option and the simulation will act accordingly.

The final other bit of information is in regards to the Aerosoft Airbus version of FS2Crew. Bryan said that there are huge differences between the two. The Aerosoft version was more specific to a specific airline, whereas the FSLabs version will follow current Airbus flows and standard callouts. He did confirm that a Reboot for the Aerosoft version will be developed after the FSLabs one.

Still no further word yet on the upcoming FS2Crew Ground Crew X since January of this year.

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Flight Sim Labs Releases A320-X/A319-X v2.0.2.347 Update

Flight Sim Labs (FSLabs) has released its highly anticipated v2.0.2.347 update for their A320-X and A319-X. This update includes a significant number of new features and updates. A long time in the making, this update has been hindered by a number of delays however it is now out to the public. Some of the stand out features of this update
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FSLabs Previews A320 & A319-X Update Video

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Flight Sim Labs has just dropped a brand new video showcasing upcoming features to be included in an update for their Airbus A320/A319-X add-on aircraft for Prepar3D v4. If you didn't see our previous article on the A320-X update, you can read it here. For the A320, snow and ice effects (synonymous with the A319) are featured along with detailed
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FSLabs Release 32-bit Update For A320-X

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FSLabs have released a large update for their Airbus A320-X for the 32-bit platforms. Lefteris has stated that despite the usual compatibility updates and code additions, this update includes several fixes and improvements. FSLabs have made multiple fixes and improvements to the FMGC. They have increased the 'Pause at TOD' to 20NM so you will have some time to set
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FSLabs Brief Roadmap Update

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With the release of Prepar3D V4.4, many were left wondering the status of many of their purchased add-ons. One of which is the A320-X family from FSLabs. Whilst we have our extensive post detailing a range of add-ons, we felt this one deserved its own post due to the numerous roadmap items discussed in the forum post. A319-X / A320-X
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First FSLabs A321-X Information and A319-X/A320-X Update Details

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Those who attended Flight Sim 2018 at Cosford this weekend were surprised with a running version of the A321-X from FlightSimLabs. The aircraft was on display for people to view the external modelling. Curious, we spoke to the developers to see what was going on with the aircraft.

The A321-X is coming along nicely with beta testers getting their hands on it very soon. Over the course of development, the team were keen to let us know that the A321-X isn’t a simple model update, but includes all the performance models and little details to create a realistic A321 simulation along with all it’s unique characteristics.

Further to the changes to the visual models, the flight dynamics and the inclusion of the ice and rain effects from the A319 series, the A321-X will also feature the DCDU and ATC COMM logic to simulate CPDLC via the Hoppie ACARS.

What was interesting was the fact that the virtual cockpit of the A321 wasn’t shown off. When I asked, I was told “there’s still a ‘couple’ more surprises in store”.

A319-X/A320-X Updates

Whilst the A321-X was on display, the A319-X and A320-X was there for users to fly. When asked, we were told that the FSX/P3Dv3 version updates were still coming and include the latest system features.

For Prepar3D V4 users, there’s some brand new stuff coming very soon. Firstly, the ice and rain effects will soon be available for the A320-X. First appearing on the A319-X, the effects are both visual and have a impact on the flight dynamics. Speaking of flight dynamics, it was confirmed that there will be a new high-definition flight performance model, which bypasses the conventional P3Dv4 system, which allows for more precise simulations of limitations, performances and edges of the envelope handling characteristics. So things like coffin corner, independent leading and trailing edge rendition on lift and drag as well as proper airframe drag and lift contributions depending on the component. It’s quite technical, but you can see the full change log below which details it further.

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Update: FSLabs A320-X and A319-X Receives An Update (V2.0.1.266)

Update: Turns out that FSLabs also updated the A319-X. We've posted the change log down below also. The FSLabs A320-X and 319-X has just received an update for P3D v4.2 and v4.3. The changelog for this new update can be found here. This update includes an abundance of fixes, as well as performance and scenery improvements. Some of these fixes
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FSLabs A319-X and A320-X v2.0.1.262 Released

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FSlabs has recently made available v2.0.262 of their A320-X and newly released A319-X  for P3D V4, brining various optimizations and fixes to both products. Included in this update is a good number of fixes but main changes include improvements to dynamic lighting, FMGC crashes, sound tweaks, GSX boarding improvements, as well as other various logic fixes and improvements. Those wanting
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Flight Sim Labs Release A319-X

Flight Sim Labs has just announced the release of their A319-X product. A long time coming, the microbus has finally released to add to FSLab’s A320 family. Up next in the series will be the A321 and following behind that, the sharklets for the family. The A319-X comes with the same levels of simulation as seen in the A320-X, as
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FSLabs A320-X v2.0.1.258 Released – P3Dv4.3 Compatibility

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A few days ago, FSLabs released a statement with details of a brand new update for their A320-X aircraft. As of just a few hours ago, that update was made available to the public to download via their download section. The free update has made the aircraft now compatible with the recently released Prepar3D version 4.3, and includes a bunch
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