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When Do You Expect To See An A380?

A380 For P3D  

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  1. 1. When Do You Expect To See An Flyable A380 For P3D?

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When do you expect to see a flyable A380 so Qualitywings standard and up for P3D V4 or V3 

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36 months? 63 months at least....

Unless there is somebody working on it for a while now except Matt and has not public the project yet.

It will be better if we have all A320 and A330 variants, much more enjoy to fly than that big boy.

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Hoang Le

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I would rather have the that big boy A380!

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As much as I would like to have a new 4-holer, I fear it will never happen.

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Yep ... Don't think it will happen either.

Besides I would rather have an 787 (or an A350), to be honest... I have more faith in, that these aircrafts, will remain in the future.

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When I was young and enjoying Flight Simulator for Windows 95, the idea of flying a fully fledged and complex 747 just a few years later in FS9 was not even conceivable to me.

I don't think a fully fledged A380 is around the corner, but I'm sure we'll have it in a few years. 

I'm hoping not more than 5 years, but that's just a personal dream of mine.

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Everyday at around FL150 over my house when Emirates descends to MUC coming from DXB ;-)

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Like Joe, I expect to see one pretty much every day, usually an Emirates coming down to about 1200 feet on finals to Manchester 23R. As far as in P3D goes, there is one in development, but that doesn't mean it will be guaranteed to see completion, but if it does come, then probably about four years away if they intend to make it believable. It's a very complex bird but beyond that complexity there are a number of features which would be tricky to implement in P3D, such as the very capable EFB functions the real aeroplane has. Flight Factors had a good stab at the A350 for XPlane which does have much of that EFB functionality in it, so if you use that one, you get an idea of how large a task it would be to create an A380 for any sim. This makes me think that we'll see one for XPlane first, as FF have done much of the donkey work in creating their A350.

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Wishful thinking,  we don't have an airbus full stop for v4 Let's alone a 380.  

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I don't know, why not ask Matt from Simtweaks who are developing it.

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7 hours ago, ukplane1 said:

When do you expect to see a flyable A380 to Qualitywings standard

Interesting that you make that comparison.  Qualitywings have yet to prove themselves as a 'higher standard' developer - and will hopefully do so with the 787.

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3 hours ago, Chock said:

usually an Emirates coming down to about 1200 feet on finals to Manchester 23R.

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

 

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If we see a complex simulation of the A380 in P3D it will be years from now. Maybe when P3D v6 is released...lol. 

It would be an interesting bird to have but I would much rather have a high quality A350 or even a 737 MAX for P3D v4. 

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4 hours ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

If we see a complex simulation of the A380 in P3D it will be years from now. Maybe when P3D v6 is released...lol. 

It would be an interesting bird to have but I would much rather have a high quality A350 or even a 737 MAX for P3D v4. 

Indeed! 

I seem to remember reading somewhere (I think it was the Aerosoft Forums) and I believe it was Mathijs who said, that a PMDG level A350, A380 or 787 would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to do, due to the complexity of the aircrafts. I don't have the insights as to whether or not he's right, though...
I would assume, that he increased complexity and automation would be harder to model correctly... 

A little sad, as I really hope for a PMDG 787 or an high-level fidelity A350 sometime in the future... 

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I really think if they spent enough time on it FsLabs or another decent developer could do the aircraft itself to a very good standard. If they can do the transition from the 320 to the 330 then I'm sure down the road with increased exeperience  and information they'd be able to make the transition from the 330 to the 350. I think a hard task would be adding all the cockpit goodies such as the ANF (airport navigation function) basically a moving map for taxiing and the OIS (onboard information system) which is the a350s very very advanced EFB system. I am also assuming here they will be stepping up to do the 330 too.

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I think never from my POV, Matt Davies said something about it but, now its been 1 or 1-1/2 month ago that rumor come out, as for Qualitywings 787 that should of come out this summer, maybe they intended end-of-summer, so September? we all need a magic ball ^^

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10 hours ago, Anders Bermann said:

Indeed! 

I seem to remember reading somewhere (I think it was the Aerosoft Forums) and I believe it was Mathijs who said, that a PMDG level A350, A380 or 787 would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to do, due to the complexity of the aircrafts. I don't have the insights as to whether or not he's right, though...
I would assume, that he increased complexity and automation would be harder to model correctly... 

A little sad, as I really hope for a PMDG 787 or an high-level fidelity A350 sometime in the future... 

As far as the 787 goes, lets wait and see what Quality Wing's 787 has to offer. 

It is VERY unlikely (OK, more like NEVER) but it would be fun to see PMDG take on an Airbus project...the A350. 

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7 hours ago, VS0 said:

I really think if they spent enough time on it FsLabs or another decent developer could do the aircraft itself to a very good standard. If they can do the transition from the 320 to the 330 then I'm sure down the road with increased exeperience  and information they'd be able to make the transition from the 330 to the 350. I think a hard task would be adding all the cockpit goodies such as the ANF (airport navigation function) basically a moving map for taxiing and the OIS (onboard information system) which is the a350s very very advanced EFB system. I am also assuming here they will be stepping up to do the 330 too.

Interesting... Would it be possible to leave out those systems and be able to make a believable version of the A350? Or are these systems an integral part of the plane, which is too vital to forego, since you can't simply fly the plane without them... 

I mean, the 777 (some companies) have an EFB integrated - but PMDG has foregone that, since there were too many complications and difficulties to overcome to make it believable... Couldn't you do the same with the A350?

13 minutes ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

It is VERY unlikely (OK, more like NEVER) but it would be fun to see PMDG take on an Airbus project...the A350. 

That would be amazing!

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11 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

but PMDG has foregone that, since there were too many complications and difficulties to overcome to make it believable... Couldn't you do the same with the A350?

That would be amazing!

From what I know of is that there weren't any technical complications in making it.. It's the licensing part of the data that would make it cost prohibitive.. The cost would go significantly high.. This is what pmdg had explained..

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1 minute ago, whoispankaj said:

From what I know of is that there weren't any technical complications in making it.. It's the licensing part of the data that would make it cost prohibitive.. The cost would go significantly high.. This is what pmdg had explained..

Okay... fair enough. To be honest, I don't really see the idea of an EFB integrated in the VC. Captain Sim has already tried it, and it was next to useless, IMO. Served more as a distraction, than a help.

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Can't see this ever happening. If it does, I reckon it will only be a half arsed attempt. I like Matt, and I have nothing but respect for him and all he's done for the flight simming community. But I just can't see him pulling this one off. I wish him all the luck in the world though, and if he pulls it off, I'll be first in the queue to buy it.

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3 hours ago, nealmac said:

Can't see this ever happening. If it does, I reckon it will only be a half arsed attempt. I like Matt, and I have nothing but respect for him and all he's done for the flight simming community. But I just can't see him pulling this one off. I wish him all the luck in the world though, and if he pulls it off, I'll be first in the queue to buy it.

I managed to catch a 10 minute snip of Matt's stream yesterday - and by the sounds of it, the A380 is going ahead.  They apparently have the funding for it (due in part, to the profits generated by PTA sales)  and have sourced high-end competence to make it happen.  

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2 minutes ago, ErichB said:

I managed to catch a 10 minute snip of Matt's stream yesterday - and by the sounds of it, the A380 is going ahead.  They apparently have the funding for it (due in part, to the profits generated by PTA sales)  and have sourced high-end competence to make it happen.  

Yeah, taking on the PTA project was a fantastic move for him. It's good that he has the funding now. I'm sure his intentions are really good. Like I said, I'd love to see him make a success of this. I just can't help but think, if this project was doable, why haven't some of the bigger developers been all over it by now?

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9 minutes ago, nealmac said:

Yeah, taking on the PTA project was a fantastic move for him. It's good that he has the funding now. I'm sure his intentions are really good. Like I said, I'd love to see him make a success of this. I just can't help but think, if this project was doable, why haven't some of the bigger developers been all over it by now?

My guess is that it will be a superb visual model with plausible systems modeling.

Whatever happens, I hope he makes a success of it. Love him or hate him, I think he has inspired many to fly more complex sim aircraft and also got more people to use VATSIM -  through his series of Youtube videos over the last 3-4 years.  He loves what he does and is himself quite critical of slapdashery.   Hopefully that will translate into something to look forward to with the A380.

The only unfortunate thing about Matt is (some) of his group of delinquent stream followers who mostly sound like they are 10 years old with an commensurate level of brain development.

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