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Hello, I am a relatively new 'Bus driver and fairly new to PSS. I have all of the PSS Buses (319, 320, 321, 330, and 340) and have been doing a lot of flights trying to learn them each. I have noticed that my 330 during a full autoland does not flare like the other aircraft. It follows and tracks the ILS perfectly but seems to stay nose down and with no flare. I apologize in advance if this has been addressed here, but I could not find anything directly on point doing a search. Thanks for any help.William Chambers

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Appearing below is the improved aircraft.cfg for the A330 by Bob Scott. I found it much better than the default. There might have been newer versions than this, but this is the one I use. Don't forget to copy the fltsim.0 section from your current cfg file to this file.// Aircraft.cfg for the PSS A330-200 v1.2// Copyright 2004 Robert Scott, all rights reserved. // Released as freeware. No commercial use or redistribution without permission// Version 1.2A, 1 Jan 2004// ZFW = 325,000 lbs//[fltsim.0]//insert [fltsim.x] sections from your original PSS aircraft.cfg here////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////[LIGHTS]//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing light.0 = 4, 80.0, 0.0, 4.5, PSS_VC[exits]number_of_exits=2exit_rate.0 = 0.4exit_rate.1= 0.4[Views]eyepoint = 78.0, -1.8, 5.5[General]atc_type = AIRBUSatc_model = A333performance =[pitot_static]vertical_speed_time_constant=99[GROUND_REACTION]MAX_STEERING_ANGLE = 72[GeneralEngineData]engine_type=1Engine.0 = 12,-30,-6Engine.1 = 12, 30,-6fuel_flow_scalar = 0.782min_throttle_limit = -0.5[jet_engine]thrust_scalar = 1.0[EFFECTS]wake=fx_wakewater=fx_spraydirt=fx_tchdrtconcrete=fx_sparkstouchdown=fx_tchdwn, 1[direction_indicators]direction_indicator.0=3,0[Radios]Audio.1=1Com.1=1, 1Com.2=1, 1Nav.1=1, 1, 1Nav.2=1, 1, 0Adf.1=1Transponder.1=1Marker.1=1[Flaps.0]type = 1span-outboard = 1.0extending-time = 20system_type = 1flaps-position.0 = 0 flaps-position.1 = 2flaps-position.2 = 8flaps-position.3 = 14flaps-position.4 = 22flaps-position.5 = 32damaging-speed = 240 blowout-speed = 260 lift_scalar = 0.6drag_scalar = 1.0pitch_scalar= 1.0[forcefeedback]gear_bump_nose_magnitude=3000 ; 0 - 10000gear_bump_nose_direction=18000 ; 0 - 35999 degreesgear_bump_nose_duration=250000 ; in microsecondsgear_bump_left_magnitude=2700 ; 0 - 10000gear_bump_left_direction=35500 ; 0 - 35999 degreesgear_bump_left_duration=250000 ; in microsecondsgear_bump_right_magnitude=2700 ; 0 - 10000gear_bump_right_direction=00500 ; 0 - 35999 degreesgear_bump_right_duration=250000 ; in microsecondsground_bumps_magnitude1=1300 ; 0 - 10000ground_bumps_angle1=08900 ; 0 - 35999 degreesground_bumps_intercept1=3.0ground_bumps_slope1=0.20ground_bumps_magnitude2=200 ; 0 - 10000ground_bumps_angle2=09100 ; 0 - 35999 degreesground_bumps_intercept2=1.075ground_bumps_slope2=0.035crash_magnitude1=10000 ; 0 - 10000crash_direction1=01000 ; 0 - 35999 degreescrash_magnitude2=10000 ; 0 - 10000crash_direction2=9000 ; 0 - 35999 degreescrash_period2=75000 ; in microsecondscrash_duration2=2500000 ; in microseconds[WEIGHT_AND_BALANCE]reference_datum_position = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0max_number_of_stations = 50 pss_num_class = TWO_CLASS // Load Editor Cfg Valuestation_load.0 = 450, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight Crew (lbs) LEAVEstation_load.1 = 3000, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight Galleys (lbs) LEAVEstation_load.2 = 12438, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight Baggage (lbs)station_load.3 = 9167, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight Cargo (lbs)station_load.4 = 0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight First Class (lbs)station_load.5 = 3600, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight Business Class (lbs)station_load.6 = 22350, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 //Weight Economy Class (lbs)empty_weight = 274000empty_weight_roll_MOI = 4000000empty_weight_pitch_MOI = 14500000empty_weight_yaw_MOI = 13000000empty_weight_coupled_MOI = 2000empty_weight_CG_position = 0.0, 0.0 , 0.0max_gross_weight = 507000******************************************************[fuel]Center1 = 5.0, 0.0, -4.0, 12500, 1043LeftMain = -5.0, -20.0, 0.0, 12150, 949RightMain = -5.0, 20.0, 0.0, 12150, 949 fuel_type = 2number_of_tank_selectors = 1electric_pump = 1[airplane_geometry]wing_area = 3892wing_span = 163wing_root_chord = 23.85wing_dihedral = 6.0 wing_incidence = 0.0wing_twist = 0.0 oswald_efficiency_factor = 0.625wing_winglets_flag = 1wing_sweep = 30wing_pos_apex_lon = 30wing_pos_apex_vert = 0htail_area = 933htail_span = 70htail_pos_lon = -82.0htail_pos_vert = 0.0htail_incidence = 0.0htail_sweep = 0.0vtail_area = 650.0vtail_span = 28.0vtail_sweep = 33.0vtail_pos_lon = -82.0vtail_pos_vert = 8.0elevator_area = 95.0aileron_area = 39.0rudder_area = 155.0elevator_up_limit = 30elevator_down_limit = 18aileron_up_limit = 25aileron_down_limit = 25rudder_limit = 45.0elevator_trim_limit = 20spoiler_limit = 35spoilerons_available = 1aileron_to_spoileron_gain = 0.5min_ailerons_for_spoilerons = 10.0min_flaps_for_spoilerons = 0.0 //0 Class <0=none,1=wheel, 2=scrape, 3=float> //1 Longitudinal Position (feet) //2 Lateral Position (feet) //3 Vertical Position (feet) //4 Impact Damage Threshold (Feet Per Minute) //5 Brake Map (0=None, 1=Left, 2=Right) //6 Wheel Radius (feet) //7 Steer Angle (degrees) //8 Static Compression (feet) (0 if rigid) //9 Max/Static Compression Ratio //10 Damping Ratio (0=Undamped, 1=Critically Damped) //11 Extension Time (seconds) //12 Retraction Time (seconds) //13 Sound Type //14 Airspeed limit for retraction (KIAS) //15 Airspeed that gear gets damage at (KIAS) [contact_points]point.0=1.0, 75.5, 0.00, -14.6, 1574.803, 0.0, 1.312, 75.0, 1.0, 1.50, 0.257, 10.0, 10.0, 0.00, 0.0, 0.0point.1=1.0, -12.21, -18.3, -15.2, 1574.803, 1.0, 1.512, 0.0, 1.0, 1.50, 0.688, 17.0, 17.0, 2.00, 0.0, 0.0point.2=1.0, -12.21, 18.3, -15.2, 1574.803, 2.0, 1.512, 0.0, 1.0, 1.50, 0.688, 15.0, 15.0, 3.00, 0.0, 0.0point.3=2.0, -14.16, -47.3, 0.00, 787.401, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 0.00, 0.000, 0.00, 0.00, 5.00, 0.0, 0.0point.4=2.0, -14.16, 47.3, 0.00, 787.401, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 0.00, 0.000, 0.00, 0.00, 6.00, 0.0, 0.0point.5=2.0, -54.00, 0.0, 2.83, 787.401, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 0.00, 0.000, 0.00, 0.00, 9.00, 0.0, 0.0point.6=2.0, 42.66, 0.0, -3.75, 787.401, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 0.00, 0.000, 0.00, 0.00, 4.00, 0.0, 0.0point.7=5.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1600, 0.0, 0.0, 50.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.00, 1.0, 1.0, 0, 0.0, 0.0static_pitch=0.5static_cg_height=13.015gear_system_type=0[TurbineEngineData]fuel_flow_gain = 0.005inlet_area = 54.5rated_N2_rpm = 29920static_thrust = 69700.0afterburner_available = 0reverser_available = 1 max_contrail_temperature = -30[keyboard_response]elevator = 150, 250aileron = 150, 250rudder = 150, 250[autopilot]autopilot_available = 1flight_director_available = 1default_vertical_speed = 800autothrottle_available = 1autothrottle_arming_required = 0autothrottle_takeoff_ga = 8autothrottle_max_rpm = 105pitch_takeoff_ga = 10max_pitch = 10.0max_pitch_acceleration = 1.0max_pitch_velocity_lo_alt = 2.0max_pitch_velocity_hi_alt = 1.5max_pitch_velocity_lo_alt_breakpoint = 20000.0max_pitch_velocity_hi_alt_breakpoint = 28000.0max_bank = 25.0max_bank_acceleration = 1.8max_bank_velocity = 3.0max_throttle_rate = 0.1nav_proportional_control = 9.0nav_integrator_control = 0.25nav_derivative_control = 0.0nav_integrator_boundary = 2.5nav_derivative_boundary = 0.0gs_proportional_control = 9.5gs_integrator_control = 0.26gs_derivative_control = 0.0gs_integrator_boundary = 0.7gs_derivative_boundary = 0.0yaw_damper_gain = 1.0[Reference Speeds]flaps_up_stall_speed = 155full_flaps_stall_speed = 115cruise_speed = 460max_indicated_speed = 350.0max_mach = 0.84[brakes]toe_brakes_scale=0.5parking_brake=1[gear_warning_system]gear_warning_available = 0pct_throttle_limit = 0.1flap_limit_power = 25.5flap_limit_idle = 5.0[hydraulic_system]electric_pumps = 0engine_map = 1, 1, 0, 0normal_pressure = 3000[stall_warning]type = 1[attitude_indicators]attitude_indicator.0 = 1[turn_indicators]turn_indicator.0 = 1, 0[flight_tuning]cruise_lift_scalar = 1.06parasite_drag_scalar = 1.0induced_drag_scalar = 1.0elevator_effectiveness = 1.0aileron_effectiveness = 1.0rudder_effectiveness = 1.0pitch_stability = 1.0roll_stability = 1.0yaw_stability = 1.0elevator_trim_effectiveness = 1.0aileron_trim_effectiveness = 1.0rudder_trim_effectiveness = 1.0Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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Thanks - I'll give it a try - are there other such files for the other Airbus frames that you would recommend also? ThanksWilliam Chambers

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Version 1.2J for the A330 and A340 is the latest, available from the user updates section on the PSS site. If you use one of my aircraft.cfg files, you need to also use my .air file, contained in the same archive. I have not done anything similar for the A320 series. Pedro Oliveira's version 10 FDE for the A320 is widely used, and Eugene Schneider's FDE for the 319 & 321 are also popular. Pedro's FDE is available here on Avsim, Eugene's is bundled with the iFDG (freeware) models.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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Hello!>Version 1.2J for the A330 and A340 is the latest, available>from the user updates section on the PSS site. The link is there, but the file isn't. Is there another site I can get it from?Ham

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