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FSLabs Releases A320X for P3D

FSLabs have finally released to the world their highly anticipated A320X for Prepar3d. Despite a few bumps along the way, the team have finally allowed people to try out their fantastic rendition of the popular aircraft.

You can buy it now for just $139.95 excluding VAT, or if you purchased the FSX version, you can upgrade for just $39.95 (also excluding VAT) more.

We’ll have lots of coverage for the great piece of kit. There’s already some great videos online, but we’ll be sure to present even more in the future.

Let us know how you feel about the price or the product in our comment section below.

FSLabs A320X update 1.0.1.191

FSLabs have released another update for their incredibly popular Airbus A320X for FSX. This updates adds a whole array of updates. There are fixes for memory usage but also for the MCDU, FMGS, ELAC and much, much more. Furthermore, they assure us once more that they are working on Service Pack 1 which will add much missing functionality.

Its great to see FSLabs doing such a great job in maintaining their product and updating it to perfection. Now lets just hope that Prepar3d version isn’t too far away anymore! You can check out the original post with a full change log (its a long one) over here.

FSLabs January 2017 Update

Update 11 JAN 2017 @ 20:30z:

We’ve been following the forums and Andrew from FSLabs has clarified some important information.

We have every intention to release the A320 for P3D.

We are not going to wait months for LM to produce another hotfix.

We are working around the clock on this – if LM can help, that’s great. If not – we’ll be taking additional steps with the A320-X to mitigate (as much as we can) the memory problems introduced in P3D v3.4.

So there we go, the team aren’t resting until LM fix the issues, but are continuing to work regardless of the outcome.

Original article:

Lefteris from FSLabs has taken to the FSLabs forums to update the world with what’s going on with the team for this year. Not only the long-awaited Prepar3d version of the A320X, but also snippets of the future.

He began detailing what will come in 2017 for Simmers. He confirmed that the next update for the A320X will be with us very soon. This will fix several bugs (e.g. MCDU freezes and autoland flare logic) as well as other improvements.  Of course, once we get closer to a release, we can expect a full list of details. Whilst this update won’t bring in features like detailed winds, we can expect that in a service pack later this year. The team have broken the service pack down into smaller tasks to push updates faster, as well as add any improvements and user feedback along the way.

Now, like me, you really just want to know when the Prepar3d version of the ‘bus is coming out! Lefteris has said that there are no ‘major bugs’ with the version the team have, but as awaiting some more fixes from Lockheed Martin with their most recent version of Prepar3d. Some users have reported VAS issues and an error message called “DXGI_DEVICE“. I’ve personally not experienced either, so can’t comment, but the logic is, FSLabs don’t want common users to associated the issues with their product and build up a huge list of support issues not meant for them. I can understand the frustration of users especially after hearing there’s no bugs, but completely understand their position. With development fast and active, hopefully it won’t be long until LM solve the issue.

Further information was also given about the ‘cockpit builder’ features. Basically, lots of vendors want to work with FSLabs (and vice versa) to bring the best hardware to the community to work with the A320X. FSLabs are asking you to contact your favourite vendor to contact them to begin the discussions!

Finally, the forums have had a spring clean to make things easier to find and more helpful. The team are also looking at different ways to use support facilities to help people who have purchased the product!

Other than that, that’s about it. We’re excited and eager to get our hands on the plane. Come on Lockheed, chop chop!

Don’t forget to vote in our FSElite 2016 User Awards for FSLabs A320X to be your aircraft of the year, and FSLabs to be your Aircraft Developer of the year.

You could even possibly win a prize just for voting!

 

 

 

 

FSLabs Post An Update on P3D Release Schedule

With the release anticipated over the holiday season, we have entered the new year ‘Bus-less. With so many releases over the past few days, it was probably for the best to keep our wallets from sinking further into debt. However, like myself, many of you are eager to fly the FSLabs A320X in Prepar3d as soon as possible.

FlightSimCentral did some digging and found a post on the FlightSimLabs forums from Andrew Wilson detailing that things are still progressing, where testing continued over the Christmas break. With the recent hotfix release from Lockheed Martin, there was some testing still to be done, and the team at FSLabs still need to discuss some stuff with the Prepar3d creators before they can finally release.

Here’s the full quote:

A very brief update from me –

Lockheed Martin posted Hotfix 2 for P3D v3.4 during Christmas week – which only gave us a few days to install/test/compile a build with the A320 before our teams dispersed for the holiday period. That said, the Beta team received a new A320 build for FSX and P3D on Christmas Eve and I’m anticipating they’ll receive another one early this week. Things are progressing, even over the holiday period. We still have some points to discuss with LM, who aren’t back in the office until next week.

I’ll post more updates on our progress as we continue to finalise the A320 release for P3D.

Best wishes to everyone for 2017

Fingers crossed it’s sooner than later.

 

Win FSLabs A320X, FSFX Dash 8 Immersion and REX Worldwide Airports HD

As part of our FSElite Christmas Giveaway, we’re offering you the chance to win some great prizes. You can win the prize below simply be signing up with your first name, last name and email. Check out our COMPETITION PAGE for more prizes that may be available.

 

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- Competition closes 72 hours after it opens
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Simply so we can verify that the entry is legit and ensure that the winner is selected fairly. We won’t use the information to spam you.

How to win?

Except Orbx’s Catalina, all you need to do is enter the Contest Hopper entry. Just your name and email address is all we need. A random winner will be chosen 72 hours after the contest opens, so you need to be quick!

So for example, if the contest opens at 10:00am (zulu) on Saturday 10th December 2016, the contest will CLOSE at 10:00am (zulu) on Tuesday 13th 2016.

Want more chances to win?

That’s easy. The more you share, the more you can win! For every person who signs up with their name and email address via your ‘sharing link,’ you’ll automatically gain an extra 2 entries into the contest.

So for example, if you submit your email, share and your friend signs up, you will have 3 entries for the price of 1. Your friend, will still have 1 vote so you’ll still have more chance to win! (Unless of course your friend shares, in which case you need to continue sharing!)

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FSLabs A320X P3D In Final Stages of Testing

In a very short and sweet post on Facebook, FSLabs have confirmed that the P3D version of their upcoming A320X is in the final stages of development! After the extremely detailed update for FSX, we’re pleased to hear development is almost over.

Thanks to the dreadful UK weather, they’re able to show off the lighting effects which have been designed for Prepar3d specifically.

Alongside the post was a short video showing off these new lights, which you can watch on Facebook now.

We’re in the final stages of testing for P3D – the foggy weather today in the UK provides a perfect opportunity to show off some of our new lighting effects, specifically designed for use in P3D.

We are so excited to finally have this available on all platforms in the near future.

Stay tuned to FSElite for more information.

FSLabs Updates A320X for FSX

We’ve been commenting that FSLabs have been working hard on an update to fix some user related issues as well as continue to improve the already immersive aircraft. Today, Lefteris has released the update for their A320-X to v 1.0.1.184 for FSX. This update is massive and I’ve done my best to summarise some of the key elements below.

The Aircraft Cabin has now been made truly immersive now thanks to safety demons being played, and the ‘Cabin Ready’ memo now being variable depending on how many passengers are onboard. The same logic also applies to landing, so you need to make sure the cabin is secure before you take off or land (or your poor crew will go flying…) Other elements have also been included to help with the immersion.

With winter coming, low visibility is more common. Now with the update, when flying through fog or thick cloud, you’ll see landing light beams as well as glare from the aircraft lights reflect inside the cockpit.

Flare law, common feedback from pilots and users, has been refined based on new algorithms from Elevator and Aileron Computers. The team now hope that this is now true to life.

Something I think is pretty cool is the newly implemented ATSU, which now adds the ability to import flight plans from several sources including FSX default, Simbrief and PFPX.

Also you can now request ATIS messages from VATSIM or IVAO connections and are displayed in the MCDU! You can also request METAR reports also through a revamped AOC service. The data can be requested from AS16, ASN, VATSIM, IVAO or NOAA. Amazing!

Before I go onto the list of changes, Service Pack 1 is still going to include important information such as detailed winds and secondary flight plan and further improve ground handling. Of course, the Prepar3d version will be out beforehand (which is in final beta testing)

To download the new update, v1.0.1.184, just head over to Flight Sim Labs redownload area with the order ID, serial and email. Once you have downloaded the .zip file, extract both installers, uninstall previous v1.0.1.173 Binaries and Resources and install the new ones as per our Installation Instructions here.

Anyway here’s the full list:

Logic fixes / improvements

ACHC
– Cargo heat Logic improvements

AEVC
– Blower sounds now fixed

ELAC
– Rudder pedal position now taken into account for AP disconnect
– Protection for nose dives in turbulence
– Aileron limit bug fix
– Aerodynamic pitch down and lift fix

FAC
– Rudder Travel Limiter limit now 25 degrees when faulty
– Logic updates for low energy and Pitch Requested.

SFCC
– Alpha lock fixes

FQIC
– Fix for Fuel Auto Feed Fault

AntiIce
– Limit values relaxed for ECAM message

FCU
– Buttons / knobs now auto-restore after click if mouse moved outside click area

FDU
– Fix for test logic on ground

CIDS
– Cabin immersiveness logic overhaul
– Various bugs fixed

Display Units
– Fix for display flickering
– Pen thickness now customizable via LCDPens.ini file
– Asynchronous (threaded) operation implementation

FMGS
– Flight Guidance
– Mode reversion fixes
– Fix for GA pitch rates
– updated GA Fac to 8sec
– Go around logic now independent of FD/AP
– Go around FDs autorestore based on FG conditions
– Flight Management
– User-entered wpt numbering scheme fix
– CD leg fix when DME reference from ILS DME (LOWI26 case)
– DES profile spd retained if DES computation not available
– DECEL fixes
– TCM fixes (profile spd on clb)
– Flightplanning updates
– GA also in DES phase allowed
– CD legs now OVFY by default

FWC
– Cavalry charge / triple click logic fix
– Sound logic reworked (Cavalry charge / UNVOLUNTARY AP OFF logic)
– SPEED aural added

MMR/ILS
– Marker display and aural logic added

SDAC
– Fix for threads freezing sometimes

FADEC
– Several FADEC logic fixes

Pressurization
– Logic rework for CLB/CRZ/DES modes
– Safety valve logic fix
– Skin valves outflow implementation

FSL Runways Database
– bug fix for crash in certain conditions

Virtual Cockpit
– Registration / Selcal sometimes missing bug fix
– Various part optimizations / replacements / fixes

External Model
– Fix for wing lights permanently on

Lights
– Landing lights overexposure fixed for dusk/dawn
– New (experimental) 2D landing lights logic added

FSLabs A320X Video Showing of Prepar3d Beauty

Tim Mitchel has been kind enough to allow us to post his fantastic Youtube video showing off the upcoming FSLabs A320 direct from P3D v3. Using only Active Sky CA and Active Sky 16 to add to the immersion, we can already tell this looks vastly improved upon compared to the FSX version.

Watch the video above and subscribe to him as he’ll be releasing some more very soon!

 

FSLabs A320X Prepar3d ‘Intended’ Release this Holiday Season

It would appear that our stockings could contain FSLabs’ A320X for Prepar3d.

With FSLabs having a successful launch of their fantastic A320 for FSX back in August, Prepar3d users have been left wondering when their Sim would see the addon. It was confirmed that it would be a few weeks / months after the FSX release, but we’re not biting at the bit to get our hands on the desktop aircraft sim.

Since then, the P3D version has officially been shown off publicly. You can see the only P3D screenshot we could find above. When asked about the status of the product, Andrew Wilson stated it was their “intention to get the A320 for P3D out before the holiday season.”

It is certainly our intention to get the A320 out for P3D before the holiday season.

Whether “holiday” means Thanks Giving or Christmas is unknown. Either way, to know it’s still on track for 2016 is great news.

The focus is on performance for FSLabs’ A320

Andrew then went on to talk about that the main items are complete, and that the “focus” is on performance.

At this stage, most of the items we had wanted to focus on for the P3D build are completed and we’re now focusing on making additional optimisations, in an effort to squeeze a little more performance out of the aircraft for you.

With many users of the FSX version experiencing a few issues with performance, it was also confirmed that any updates and performance optimisations that were found would then be made available for Flight Simulator X users via an update.

We are super excited to finally have this in-depth A320 in Prepar3d. In the mean time, however, you can purchase the FSX version and then ‘upgrade’ to help spread the cost. It’s expected that the Prepar3d version will cost around $30-$40 more.

Will you be purchasing the FSLabs A320 on launch or is it too expensive?

FSLabs Will Show off A320X for P3D This Weekend

For anyone attending FSWeekend at Lelystad this weekend will be in for a bit of a treat, as FSLabs have confirmed that they will be attending this year. Why are they attending? Well, they’ve confirmed that they will be showing off the Prepar3d version of their rather popular A320X simulator that was released back in August for FSX.

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Not only will this be the first time people outside of the team get to try the P3D version, it will also be the first time we’ve seen any official screenshots of the product running in the newer Sim. So if anyone is going, make sure you take lots of photos!

After a 6 year development, it’s all finally coming together for the team. We already know that the Prepar3d version will cost a bit more than the FSX version, but we’re used to that by now! At least we don’t have to pay twice, as if you already own the FSX version, then you’ll be just paying the difference.

Daan from the FSElite team will be going this weekend, and we’ve forced / asked him to provide us with whatever information he can get! If anyone else is going, get in contact with us!