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I just received a notice for NavDataPro from Aerosoft for the 1610 Airac.

 

"AIRAC Cycle 1610 is now available for download on our server!
Run NavDataPro on your PC to download the new AIRAC Cycle.

NEW in this month:
support for FSLabs A320 for Prepar3Dv3 added"

 

Looks like it might not be too far down the road.

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Well... maybe.  Might be a few days, few weeks, few months.... regardless, I am looking forward to this one.  I'd normally never be interested in an Airbus but with Leftarius behind it I'm all in.

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Just starting to read the FCTM. Also looking forward to it.

 

Will fly SAS - 232 IAE

 

Michael Moe

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I'm gonna find myself a Jetblue VA to fly for as soon as she is available for P3D. Plan on wearing out that livery. I live in an area where they decel over my house at about 12k going into the airport. Those IAE engines have a very very distinct sound when they pull the power back. I always make my wife shake her head when we are in the house and I hear it and tell her that's a JBU A320 going overhead. Fire up FR24 and am never disappointed!

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That's funny you mention JB Eric, I have been flying FSL320 using JB livery, picking a real flight and following it on liveatc (dont tell my airline I fly for the competition on my desktop at home..lol)

I also can't wait for the P3D version!

Happy landings!

John

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If that is the loud humming sound, interestingly it comes from both IAE and CFM engines. IAE ones have a sharper N2 sound though, while the other one has a bit finer like the 737s. 

The neo ones are so quite on takeoffs compared to both, fan buzz is very dull to almost non existent and sounds like a distant 777 from behind. Could be shallower preferred climb profile on the new FMCs.

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One question for you Boeing drivers that think of trying out an Airbus, what controller will you use?

 

I have a CH Yoke but that one wouldn't feel right to use with an Airbus. I guess some kind of joystick would be the most realistic option but most joysticks are more leaned towards fighter a/c are they not?

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One question for you Boeing drivers that think of trying out an Airbus, what controller will you use?

 

I have a CH Yoke but that one wouldn't feel right to use with an Airbus. I guess some kind of joystick would be the most realistic option but most joysticks are more leaned towards fighter a/c are they not?

 

Well have an X55 which works fine in FSX-SE and the FSLABS A320 and can't wait for the P3D version :-)

But the ship will be vas heavy... curious how it will perform in P3D (VAS/FPS wise) at least better since you don't have the mouse bug.

Regarding VAS it's almost simular to the PMDG 777 so it would be fine in P3D.

Love this Airbus (beside some small issues) piece of art and those sounds great job from the team there.

Lucky us we can all have that on a desktop sim.

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OK, I do know the X55 by the looks anyway but didn't think of that as a realistic Airbus sidestick but of course it can still be used as one.

 

So how will this FSLabs A320 compare to the Aerosoft airbuses? I recon this will be the Airbus version of the NGX from PMDG?

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One question for you Boeing drivers that think of trying out an Airbus, what controller will you use?

 

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Richard, there was an interesting discussion in the FSL forum here:

http://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/4350-home-joystcick-vs-airbus-sidestick/#comment-20855

 

All kinds of joysticks had been discussed, I finally opted for the Thrustmaster T16000m (can be configured for left-hand and right-hand use, fairly inexpensive, very precise). The range of the (thrust) slider could be larger, though.

 

Since you own the CH yoke already: I assigned the slider on the stick to the speedbrake, and use the three levers on the yoke for thrust (left), thrust (right) and flaps. Works like a charm.

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Richard, there was an interesting discussion in the FSL forum here:

http://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/4350-home-joystcick-vs-airbus-sidestick/#comment-20855

 

All kinds of joysticks had been discussed, I finally opted for the Thrustmaster T16000m (can be configured for left-hand and right-hand use, fairly inexpensive, very precise). The range of the (thrust) slider could be larger, though.

 

Since you own the CH yoke already: I assigned the slider on the stick to the speedbrake, and use the three levers on the yoke for thrust (left), thrust (right) and flaps. Works like a charm.

 

Cool Oliver, will check that out!

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OK, I do know the X55 by the looks anyway but didn't think of that as a realistic Airbus sidestick but of course it can still be used as one.

 

So how will this FSLabs A320 compare to the Aerosoft airbuses? I recon this will be the Airbus version of the NGX from PMDG?

 

Well I see the Aerosoft stuff as light to medium and is nice if you are looking for that level of simulation.

It's a study sim ;-) never seen this on a desktop with regards to an Airbus or in some fields in other aircraft.

 

As for the X55 with it' s different springs have the strong one just love it :-)

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Well see the Aerosoft stuff as light to medium and is nice if you are looking for that level of simulation.

It's a study sim ;-) never seen this on a desktop with regards to an Airbus or in some fields in other aircraft.

 

As for the X55 with it' s different springs have the strong one just love it :-)

 

OK, sounds cool and will keep my eyes open for this one once it's released.

 

Who knows...maybe it's time to learn how to not only move a yoke but also a stick after all these years :smile:

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An early version of a flight sim stick would fit the bill as they were simple in design much like the controller in an Airbus.  I'll have to check the post out over at FSLabs regarding sticks. I've got the JoyLock bracket's that work like a charm.

 

http://www.avsim.com/pages/0711/JoyLoc/Joyloc.html

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One question for you Boeing drivers that think of trying out an Airbus, what controller will you use?

 

I have a CH Yoke but that one wouldn't feel right to use with an Airbus. I guess some kind of joystick would be the most realistic option but most joysticks are more leaned towards fighter a/c are they not?

 

Like Oliver, I'm using a Thrustmaster T16000M, which is convertable to either the right or left hand. It's got some heft and enough buttons to be useful without completely destroying the illusion of being a "real" Airbus controller. Very accurate, too...I'm a fan.

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Like Oliver, I'm using a Thrustmaster T16000M, which is convertable to either the right or left hand. It's got some heft and enough buttons to be useful without completely destroying the illusion of being a "real" Airbus controller. Very accurate, too...I'm a fan.

 

Thanks, will keep that one in mind should I decide to try out some buses further down the road.

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Kinda now more excited about the FSLabs A320 than the PMDG 747-400v2. I expect they will both be in the same price area which for me means buying one or the other. Will be nice to have something new to learn, different autopilot logic etc rather than the same Boeing LNAV/VNAV once again.

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One question for you Boeing drivers that think of trying out an Airbus, what controller will you use?

 

I have a CH Yoke but that one wouldn't feel right to use with an Airbus. I guess some kind of joystick would be the most realistic option but most joysticks are more leaned towards fighter a/c are they not?

I have the Thrusmaster Warthog. Expensive (I waited a long time before bought it ;-)) but it is a real pleasure to fly with it ... On the number of years that it can operate without problems, it is worth. Also if you like to fly military aircraft it has become essential in terms of quality, accuracy and of course just perfect with the Bus.

 

Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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Same here, Thrustmaster Warthog with throttle controller.  These things are solid and heavy, and very precise feel.  The extra axis on the throttle controller works perfect for speedbrakes, enough switches for all the the things I want to assign.  Expensive compared to toys sure, but not interested in toys.

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OK, I do know the X55 by the looks anyway but didn't think of that as a realistic Airbus sidestick but of course it can still be used as one.

 

So how will this FSLabs A320 compare to the Aerosoft airbuses? I recon this will be the Airbus version of the NGX from PMDG?

I use the X55 and love it! And the throttles are great.

 

As for comparing Aerosoft v FSLabs.  For me it would be like Ifly 737 v PMDG!  

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I also use the Thrustmaster T16000M

It actually has the same very precise hall sensor that the much more expensive Warthog stick has.

 

Marcel

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One question for you Boeing drivers that think of trying out an Airbus, what controller will you use?

 

I have a CH Yoke but that one wouldn't feel right to use with an Airbus. I guess some kind of joystick would be the most realistic option but most joysticks are more leaned towards fighter a/c are they not?

I have a PFC 737 Yoke and rudder pedals, a 737 TQ from JetMax and those were a lot of money and not easy to just set aside for the A320. So I plan on using this setup. All of it configured through fsuipc as well. Way to much to just let sit for some cheap side stick.

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That's funny you mention JB Eric, I have been flying FSL320 using JB livery, picking a real flight and following it on liveatc (dont tell my airline I fly for the competition on my desktop at home..lol)

I also can't wait for the P3D version!

Happy landings!

John

I became addicted to flying like this. I rarely fly in Europe since liveatc coverage is almost complete in America. JetBlue has a lot of fun flights to the Caribbean and transcons.

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