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Austin talking about a certified A-320 in X-Plane 11

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Cool! The video is dated May 03, 2017

Austin talking about a certified A-320 in X-Plane 11

 

 

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Hi RuiMC,

Thanks for the info. While I am not a fan of Airbus, the A320 will add to the general interest of XP11.

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I couldn't tell if his reference to the A320 was for the consumer market or for his professional version.  If for the consumer version, I'm all for it!

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32 minutes ago, Jimm said:

I couldn't tell if his reference to the A320 was for the consumer market or for his professional version.  If for the consumer version, I'm all for it!

I watched this when it first came out, and my impression was something like this:

1) Austin (Laminar) has been hired by a pro flight training client to develop a certified software model of the A320 fly by wire software. He said the contract hadn't gone through yet, but he's been working on it. 

2) He's been working on it enough that the A320 FBW software is actually now available in the current XP11 PlaneMaker as a checkbox for Airbus FBW (Stability section, I think). Presumably these are things like pitch/roll/yaw limits, overspeed protection through pitch-up, etc. All the stuff that keeps you from doing something stupid when the FBW system is fully active.

3) He would like to have an Airbus in X-Plane, and having the FBW system is obviously an advantage, but it would require flight modeling, a 3D artist, and all the rest. No promises, but we might see it in the default fleet eventually.

Airbus has been making noises lately about wanting to get licensing fees from consumer flight sims, and Laminar is probably in a good position to handle that without too much strain -- especially if they're working on pro contracts related to Airbus clients and training schools.

4) If the A320 FBW system is already in the sim, then that's a big leg-up for any 3rd party developer who want to develop a nice payware A320 model. 

So that's my take on it. It sounds like we'll get a deeply modeled Airbus eventually, but probably not right around the corner. :happy: 

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I couldn't have Parafined it better :-)... Oh ... sorry... Paraphrased !

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Already exists. I think still is incomplete though...but eventually will be fully simulated!

Hopefully with the new FMS/NAV SDK will be relatively not so hard to develop an Airbus. Will see.W78UrcD.jpg

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