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YEAH!

I made it, I became an early adopter! ;-)

And after a little glitch during the install process (caused by a WIN Auto update setting), everything went flawlessly!

I made 2 short test patterns around EDDK in DX9, but performance was quite bad (12-20 fps in the VC), and VAS usage was huge (I got the FSUIPC low VAS dings just before touchdown of my 20 min race track flight).

FSL said, and even the installer advises you, that the DX10 mode, using Steve´s fixer, is the way better mode, performace and VAS wise.

So, I ran the DX10 fixer, made the usual settings, and did the base training pattern again. This time, VAS usage was still high (950 meg left upon touchdown), but much better, and the performance is ok now as well! (30-50 fps on the outside, and 12-30 fps in the VC view).

The FBW feels fantastic, its an absolute joy to handfly this thing! The FMGS is very complete, the A/P is super smooth and the fonts and colors in the DU´s are spot on!

And although I haven´t dipped too deep into the systems yet, the start up process with the DU self test, the sounds, and all the ECAM messages created an immersive experience de luxe! ;-)

So far, I got an "left eng oil temp lo, delay take off" advisory, anti skid/NWS off, and an non functional start valve with the corrresponding advisories, all the "glory" of the STS (Status) page, and so much more!

I absolutely LOVE this bird.

Here are some shots of my base patterns, right now I am on my first IVAO flight! ;-)

 

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I want to upload pictures. In the past I was able to but now I cannot!

Can someone explain me?

 

I have issue with MCP lighting. It won't work. I need help.

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I want to upload pictures. In the past I was able to but now I cannot!

Can someone explain me?

 

I have issue with MCP lighting. It won't work. I need help.

There is a rheostat, on the underside of the glare shield. You have to turn this small knob (hover the mouse above it and rotate the mouse wheel) to turn the MCP lighting on.

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Nice pictures...but why another A320, the Aerosoft version is more then adequate. How about a new EMB170/175/190/195 (Wilco's version is junk) or maybe the A350 (we already have the B787 coming from QualityWings). Don't forget the "C" Series...

 

Darryl

 

Ps, I like the Embraer EMB better then the Bombardier CRJ!

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Nice pictures...but why another A320, the Aerosoft version is more then adequate.

Darryl

 

The FSL version is more of a study sim aircraft rather than what Aerosoft version is. The Aerosoft version is geared to what a pilot will most likely encounter on a regular flight while this version models much more including failures.

 

It's really meant for two different crowds. For some the AS version is adequate and for those who want to dive in deep into systems then they'll need the FSL version. Kind of like Quality Wings vs PMDG.

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Darryl

 

Ps, I like the Embraer EMB better then the Bombardier CRJ!

 

A350 now there you go - that would be awesome and the QW 787 - man I want that now - looks stunning - this new FSL exterior is just not doing it for me AS version looks much better - just my opinion and whats with the fps is it really that hard on fps 

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After watching both videos from Airline2Sim, I must say that I'm completely amazed by the amount of detail that went into this airplane. The sounds, the systems, mechanics, all that tiny mumbo jumbo that makes your experience in virtual cockpit so immersive is there! My jaw was on the floor for the whole time. Well done FSL, we have a winner!

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Yeah, this is not "another" A320 for FSX/P3D, this is THE Airbus for desktop flight simulation.

The startup from cold and dark alone, with its sounds and all the details, makes you feel like sitting in the actual thing, it's a whole different league.

Surely not for everyone, but for every serious study level sim freak for sure! ;-)

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Great pics sir!  I think AS has a slight edge on the visuals but obviously these guys did some massive systems design!  I hope you guys enjoy it!

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I don't know. Airbuses are so automatized that it appears a bit meticulous to dive so deeply into the systems. Sure, for training purposes that's vital, but my guess is that most flight simmers won't benefit a lot from the additional features that FSL provides compared to the Aerosoft version.

 

I consider myself a hard core flight simmer who follows amplified check lists and makes extensive preparations before each flight, but I mostly pick an Airbus when I feel like wanting an easy ride. When I want to have a challenge, I tend to use turboprops.

 

I will have to wait for the P3D version anyway, so I still have plenty of time to get excited about this release. However, currently I believe that I will happily continue to use the Aerosoft A320.

 

Peter

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There is a rheostat, on the underside of the glare shield. You have to turn this small knob (hover the mouse above it and rotate the mouse wheel) to turn the MCP lighting on.

 

Thank you for your assistance! I wish you happy flying time with the A320.

 

I have to say that this airplane is quite easy to fly. But I am wondering myself if the descends are as automated as that of boeing?

You have to alter the descent knob yourself, to start the airplane to begin its descent. That is true just for airbus as for boeing...

 

But you only get the "pink ball" descent profile and the A320 does NOT begin its descent automatically, whereas a boeing will initiate the descent totally on its own.

Am I quite right here, that the airbus A320 in the initial stage of the descent is not as automated as boeing for the descent path?

 

The nice thing of the A320 is though, that when approach phase is activated, the airplane is a whole lot more automated than the 737 for instance! You can land without touching practically anything at all!!

 

 

I love this plane!

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On the Airbus you have to start the descent yourself. In real life nobody uses that automatic descent Boeing and some other systems use anyway, so nothing new here.

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So, finally a "PMDG-like" Airbus for the "dead" sim :-)

 

This add-ons ave been prolonging the life of MSFS way beyond what most expected.

 

I am waiting for the P3D version because the best available visuals connector between my other tubeliner sim is for P3D only, and I actually have my all time preferred aircraft add-on for it - PMDG's 777 200.

 

I didn't get from their ( FSLabs ) forum if buying now for FSX, and then upgrading latter to P3D would grant both licenses as available for both platforms... and I really never run both at the same time - I always uninstall one of them :-) heheh

 

Now, if one of these days I win the lotery, I'll pay FSLabs to develop a version for Aerofly FS 2 :-)

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I don't think so José. Each version should deactivate the other an so on.

 

What i really hope is that the upgrade price to P3D is something fair and not a ridiculous amount of cash like €50 or similar.

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Nuno, even €50 would probably be fair - after all I payed a LOT twice for the PMDG 777....

 

And, as far as I can tell, the professional approach taken by FSLabs renders this Airbus a place in terms of PC-based Airbus flight simulation that is certainly not behind the Airlinetolls, much much more expensive, offer.

 

I would like to taste the inertia of the FSLabs bird. My unforgetable 1hr session at TAP's old A319/20/21 sim, and some 8 jumpseat rides plus the oppinions exchanged with fellow glider pilots that are also Airbus drivers revealed me the "lag" sensation of inertia of a true Airbus, as opposed to the "plastic" feel of most aircraft available for FSX. I confess I had that sensation, both visually and "by stick" in the Airlinetools FS 2 A320, which is uncomparably inferior in terms of systems modeling to this FSLabs masterpiece or even any other worth mentioning offer for FSX / P3D / X-Plane, but profits from a much better core flight dynamics model offered by that platform, compared to the good-old FSX / P3D... 

 

Maybe one of these days we can meet here at LPPT :-) Bring your laptop!  I'll show you PSX!

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Just what i was thinking !

 

Yup. 12 fps is unflyable to me. I absolutely HATE the stuttering and hesitations that present themself at, say below 25fps. Being on final and having <20 fps is the kind of thing that has made me many times question this hobby altogether.. =)

 

That being said.. My god I hope this is flyable on my computer when it is released for P3D. 

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There's an ''Early Adopters' subforum over at FSL, only requiring a regular registration and login, no validation of A320 purchase required.

 

They have been discussing the fps issue over there; judging from that thread I am fairly hopeful this bus will run satisfactorily on my system. (Will have to buy it first, though. )

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