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I say it will never come. And I mean really never! You remember Next Level Sim etc? All dead projects. Just download Project Airbus A380 and get a decent A340 Panel (SMS Overland or CLS Airbus for example). I fly with that for years already...

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I wouldn't put the "confirmed" word on that news title, or even make an announcement if I was FS Elite . What Matt does with projectFLY is extremely good and I admire him for that, but from that to an A380 study sim, that's more than a huge step. I hope he has a team that knows what that announcement requires and the skills and experience to do that.

I understand the excitement when you can plan something like that, but personally I'd wouldn't announce something that big before it had already started taking place. As Hoang said, it took FSL years, and only an A380 of this accuracy can be considered study sim.

Really hope it succeeds. If so, it will be years until this gets to the store.

 

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Well one thing for sure is true: It needs to be done. That and the Dreamliner are soreley lacking in high quality renditions for flightsimulators. No matter what platform.

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Wow. That's quite a long shot. As much as I respect Matt as a very good flightsim streamer, I think he is seriously loosing focus here. 

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We are just only getting started with the logic with the A320 aircraft (Jeehell FMGS, Prosim, etc) and that has been with us for over 30 years. 

Good luck with the A380!

 

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As much as I'd love to see something of this level for the A380 it may be a little early to announce I would think.  Definitely looking at years of development for that.  Although I am looking forward to it if it is completed!

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Well, good luck to them. As everyone is well aware, that is a massive undertaking and one suspects it could have many pitfalls and barriers, but, in the words of Lao Tzu: 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'.

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3 minutes ago, Chock said:

journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Alan, you Mancunian philospher !!!:biggrin:

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Great news if it becomes a reality for both simulators as stated!  Have been wanting a study level A380 for a long time.

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2 hours ago, pugilist2 said:

Great news if it becomes a reality for both simulators as stated!  Have been wanting a study level A380 for a long time.

Then you should know that you have to wait from now even a "longer" time ;)

I miss nothing right now when it comes to Jetliners. There are very good simulated free A320, A330, A350 and of course A380 out there. 737, 777 and 787 are as well very nice. When it comes to panels, well for A330, A350 im using a A330 panel from CLS. For A380 a A340 Panel from CLS. For 777 and 787 I use a very nice free 777 panel.

The only thing what Im missing are private jets like Gulfstream G550 G650 and stuff, or Bombardier Global 7000, 8000. But it looks like they will never come :(

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He should stick to acting like a child wearing that judges wig for the lulz In order get the children to subscribe to his channel, and pay for his hobby.  good luck to him.  

I guarantee you he Could use the same fan base to create a pay to beta product like bbs.  He'd be laughing all the way to the bank to buy another bmw

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Somehow we have forgotten to encourage people no matter how uphill the task is. May be he will/will not succeed. Atleast we could cheer for him

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Good luck. It sounds like a project that would be daunting for the largest, most experienced developer. If a small-scale team can pull it off to study-level quality, they'll deserve all the accolades (and £££) they can get. 

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I come to like Matt alot, although his followers on stream can be highly annoying.  This is a highly ambitious project.  I just hope they've thought this through properly.  It's taken almost 2 years to get ProjectFly off the ground properly.  The A380 is in a different universe.

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A very ambitious project indeed, i wish Matt and his team all the best. Highly skeptical that this will reach study level but i'll give them the benefit of doubt

However, i'm not sure if it was such a great idea to announce this so early in development. Given how long it takes for established devs to develop a highly complex addon plane, i dont expect this to be finished any earlier than 3 years. The early disclosure will mean that every stream of his will be hammered with constant 'when is it gonna be released?' questions for the next couple of years :)

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I have a lot of time for Matt. I enjoy his videos, and he comes across as a genuinely nice bloke who I would happily share a few pints with. I'm happy to see he has turned a corner in his life, and I hope his investment in the PTA project pays off.

 

If he and his team can pull this one off, I'll be forever grateful.

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On 2017-6-5 at 6:43 PM, Nytro said:

Then you should know that you have to wait from now even a "longer" time ;)

I miss nothing right now when it comes to Jetliners. There are very good simulated free A320, A330, A350 and of course A380 out there. 737, 777 and 787 are as well very nice. When it comes to panels, well for A330, A350 im using a A330 panel from CLS. For A380 a A340 Panel from CLS. For 777 and 787 I use a very nice free 777 panel.

The only thing what Im missing are private jets like Gulfstream G550 G650 and stuff, or Bombardier Global 7000, 8000. But it looks like they will never come :(

We are talking about high end study addons here, nothing you mentioned can be considered as a study addon.

If those are your reference points you really need to check out PMDG and Flightsim Labs

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9 minutes ago, Glynn said:

check out PMDG and Flightsim Labs

+++1

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Matt is good at showcasing stuff, last but not least due to the high-end PC he could afford thanks to the community (whenever that came into fashion to have your hobby funded by donations...).

For a first project I question why it has to be a study-level sim and an Airbus A380. There could hardly be a more difficult task and I reckon you need both deep knowledge of both the aircraft's sophisticated systems and computer programming just to get started. I wonder if he and his team possess this set of skills.

If I were ever to start developing an airliner for flightsim, it would have to be something as basic as possible. Maybe the 737 Classic would be a good choice, as its systems basically date back to the beginning of the jet aircraft age and are not too difficult to understand or intertwined with each other. It would still be a monumental task.

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All I can say is I'm in Toulouse right now with Airbus doing a 320/350 conversion course and honestly I can't see anyone getting close to being accurate with these systems. I know we're talking a380 which is marginally older than the 350 but I still see no way of this working.

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Well - interesting... but maybe an announcement a little too soon?
See you in about 5-6 years... It's quite an undertaking I expect...

Interestingly I read that Mathijs said somewhere on their forums, that a 'study-level' version of an Boeing 787 or Airbus 380/350 would never be done. Don't know why or what he meant, but I would assume, that it would be something with the complexity of the new aircrafts?!

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Quality Wings may have something to say about that with their upcoming 787.....

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1 minute ago, Christopher Low said:

Quality Wings may have something to say about that with their upcoming 787.....

Yep. That's true... which is also why I wondered about the report from him... 

But looking forward to a 787 - sometime... 

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