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Best A-380 out there...?

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Looking for a nice A-380 with excellent cockpit, wing views, and overall great flight dynamics.  Which do you recommend?  Love to have an Emerates livery.

 

Stan

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I think the best A380 would be the one made by Airbus Industries . Not cheap though !

 

John

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The Wilco A380 looks like a hack into the Feelthere A340 code (I'm not saying it is one ... it just seems to me that way) - and the Wilco bus has quite a number of flaws and issues remaining, despite the fact that its development ended a long time ago. Also, their cockpit/display/gauge representation is off in many aspects and even varies between the 2D and the VC views!

 

So one more for NLS - the best is yet to come!

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That NLS (Next Level Simulations) one looks awesome.  Perhaps the best thing is to wait for that one. Thanks FS Camp.

 

Stan

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That NLS (Next Level Simulations) one looks awesome.  Perhaps the best thing is to wait for that one. Thanks FS Camp.

 

Stan

Fully agree.

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That NLS (Next Level Simulations) one looks awesome.  Perhaps the best thing is to wait for that one. Thanks FS Camp.

 

Stan

 

Hi Stan,

 

I would agree too. I made the mistake of not 'practicing what I preach' and bought the Wilco version a little while ago during a rash moment as it was available at a reduced price and I was fed up with waiting for an A380!

 

Having read reviews, etc before purchasing it, I didn't expect it to be great and I wasn't disappointed - it really is a very mediocre offering even though it is version 2 of this product. Externally the shape of the model just doesn't seem quite right and the engine nacelles are far too thick. Furthermore thrust reversers are present on all 4 engines whereas in reality only the inboard engines have thrust reversers. It really is very much lacking in the type of detail that gives a model realism, to the point where I have seen freeware models that look better. Internally the VC is also a bit of a disappointment visually and again I would describe it as pre-FS9 quality in terms of finish and as a result does not confer a great sense of immersion . I haven't gone into the systems in depth, but I gather that they are largely functional if you can put up with 'sitting' in a fairly uninviting VC! I don't fly from 2D cockpits any more so I won't comment on this.

 

As I became disillusioned with this even faster than I expected, I haven't spent too much time flying it, but I would comment that the flight model does seem realistic. Certainly it is better than a payware A380 that I bought for FS9 many years ago (can't remember whether it was from AFS or Perfect Flight) which had many of the flight dynamics of a Saturn 5 rocket! The sounds both internal and external seem reasonable, but I think if I was using this a lot I would be looking at getting a payware sound addon for it.

 

So another vote for waiting!

 

Bill

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Gotta try that WIlco + Project Airbus merge. Looks promising (while waiting for NLS to finish their project)

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