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Tempting.....very tempting.

Same here, but i'm on a mac which makes it even harder. I guess I know the first addon I'm going to buy once I get my windows computer.

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Looks very nice. I have yet to buy any addons for XP10 as I am a study sim kind of guy. What can I expect of this addon compared to a PMDG aircraft?

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I'm confused- from the Jar site, requirements:

 

"X-Plane 10.35+, with HDR mode ON, CPU: 2,4Ghz Multi-core. Memory: 8 GB RAM. Video Card: 2Gb VRAM. 64 bit OS (Windows 7 / Windows 8, Mac OS X), high-precision joystick, rudder pedals, throttle controller (separate throttle controllers not support now). For good performance, you need 3Gb Video Card, at least like Nvidia GTX780Ti or ATI analogue"

 

I see OSX in there, is it really Windows only? :)

 

Thanks, Bruce.

 

Edit: I now see the Windos option is the only one for sale, Mac version to come. Sorry :)

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Bruce,

It looks like the initial release is Windows only. I'm guessing that Mac will follow but I have no idea what their timeline might be.

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Bruce,

It looks like the initial release is Windows only. I'm guessing that Mac will follow but I have no idea what their timeline might be.

Thanks Mike... :)

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I did enjoy the Jar A320 right up until it rained and I got squares appearing on the windows. Completely killed it for me and it was something they confirmed they were not going to fix. So until I see a video of this in the rain I will not be getting it.

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Also, from Jar's forum:

 

"This is Windows version for X-Plane 10 64 bit.

It is included all needed files to work with X-Plane 64 bit for MAC OS, but it is "Windows version", course we have not statistic how is stable on MAC. Sure, you can try and report.

Whats new: Please use v1r2 tag like this http://jardesign.org/forum/search.php?a … ;tag_id=51

 

MAC OS VERSION FOR TESTs:

(without SASL sound)

http://airbus320neo.com/download/330/in … ACTEST.zip"

 

Thanks, Bruce.

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It would cost me 80 euros to buy it from their store  :blink:  

 

I´m better off just waiting for it to be in the .org store  :mellow:

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Looks very nice. I have yet to buy any addons for XP10 as I am a study sim kind of guy. What can I expect of this addon compared to a PMDG aircraft?

If it's like their A320neo, it is probably of medium complexity and with a not-so-good FBW. But maybe the A330 is better in this regard, would be great.

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Funny that download protection for 10 bucks. Anyway as I boot proprietary OS only to recompile my stuff, that saves me those bucks. Easy decision. :P

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Hmmm... their store slaps on sales tax to the $61 price, making it not far off PMDG pricing. However if their A320 is anything to go by, it will be nowhere near PMDG complexity or quality.

 

I shall wait until the Org gets it, at least their system doesn't hammer you with local VAT.

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Based on their A320 I'm going to hold off.  I had many lengthy emails back and forth with the developer just to get some basic things working and even to this day the MCDU likes to draw some very interesting routes for arrivals that I have to go back thru and edit, plus the price tag is rather high.  The screen shots look great but then again so does the A320.

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It looks like it is available on the .org store now and JAR said a mac version is coming soon.

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Based on their A320 I'm going to hold off.  I had many lengthy emails back and forth with the developer just to get some basic things working and even to this day the MCDU likes to draw some very interesting routes for arrivals that I have to go back thru and edit, plus the price tag is rather high.  The screen shots look great but then again so does the A320.

+1

 

Luckily I got the Neo on sale.  It's now off and forgotten in my e-dust covered hangar.

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Just picked it up from the Org at 61USD. Pricey but from the feedback so far would seem worth it.

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Just picked it up from the Org at 61USD. Pricey but from the feedback so far would seem worth it.

 

Dave, please do let us know how you get on with it and how detailed of a simulation it is. It's quite expensive for just an impulse buy, and especially since there is no Mac version yet.

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Dave, please do let us know how you get on with it and how detailed of a simulation it is. It's quite expensive for just an impulse buy, and especially since there is no Mac version yet.

Sure Tony. I don't have much time tonight but tomorrow I will do a couple of flights with it.

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FSStevenhas a great vid up - His comment to questions about the FBW, comparison to A320..

 

"Yes, I have the A350 of FlightFactor. Compared to the JARDesign A320 it's massively improved. Compared to FlightFactor A350, I think hardly any differences now! JARDesign did really a great job on improving their Fly by Wire system. Hand flying is a real pleasant and take-off/landing is even peanuts now. Also the Fly by Wire protections are covered very well as described in the Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM). "

 

From the vid it looks great and JAR has proven record of providing support and frequent updates. Now its on the org and have a day off work... well...!!

 

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Hopefully, they'll take what they've learned concerning FBW with the A330 and port it back to the A320. I'd be willing to pay for an update like that.

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Did a couple of flights today.

 

For the eye candy I can honestly day there is not a better-looking tubeliner in X-Plane, it's a visual treat inside and out.

 

Flight seems smoother and under better control than the JarDesign A320. Systems-wise it feels like a step up but still has some of it's older sister's "idiosyncrasies"; if you watch the videos you'll see what I mean. And the occasional annoyance (why won't it let me set r/w heading on the ground?)

 

Mind you I think for the price they could have produced a decent manual with a tutorial instead of banging together some Fcoms and making a few half-a***d videos. Some of us know Airbuses reasonably well but a lot of people won't.

 

Overall though I'm pleased with my purchase, no regrets at all.

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Hehe, those ground roll "jumps" (at ~14:00). I thought it was me causing those but it seems like the devs also can't help.

 

Can some of you comment on whether or not the dials support the mouse wheel input? My personal preference leads me to lose patience with the click and drag operation for precise operations. :blush:

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