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Realistic Airbus Add-on For FS9  
User currently offlineBeowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 27967 times:

Hello,

PSS (Phoenix Simulation Software) is still in limbo, and accidentally I discovered that Wilco Publishing has two Airbus series (A320 etc. and A340/A330) available.

Can some advice on how the Airbus from that Wilco Publishing series are compared to the PSS Airbus? Is the FMC from the Wilco products as (if not more) realistic as the PSS one?

Nick

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User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 27940 times:

Sorry I cant' help you with the PSS/Wilco comparison since I only have the PSS. If you are looking for realism...I would suggest you wait for Air Simmer to release their A32X.
http://www.airsimmer.com


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 27920 times:

AirlinerXP has an A320 in the works, although I haven't heard anything about it for some time. It was meant to be released at the end of last year but here we are and it hasn't been released.

Unfortunately there aren't really any realistic Airbus models.


User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 27891 times:



Quoting QFA380 (Reply 2):

Yea, it seems like the AirlinerXP folks have disappeared off the face of the earth. Last I've heard they are still working on it. When it will be released is a big question mark. Air Simmer has no firm release date either but from what I've gathered from their forums, it will be either at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.


User currently offlineB737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 224 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 27866 times:

I have the WILCO A320 and use it on FS9. I personally think that it is very realistic, even more realistic than the PSS offering (however we must remember that the PSS model is much older so I don't mean to attack PSS).

Now I've heard a lot of negative comments about this package but after buying their 737 classics (which I liked) and seeing a seemingly lack of process with the two above mentioned A320s I decided to buy it and I don't regret it. Sure when the others come out they might be better but I've been using the WILCO A320 for like a year now and it wasn't that expensive to begin with.

Ultimately its up to you, everyone has his/her own opinion, but I am personally pleased with them. If you do get them I suggest downloading the replacement VC night textures, you can find a link in the feelthere forums.



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User currently offlineBilgeRat From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 27688 times:

The PSS Airbus was very good for it's day, but that was a long time ago...

The Wilco/FeelThere packages are the best Airbus currently available for FS9. Wilco/FeelThere get lots of negative comments on the various FS forums, and much of it is rightly deserved. Their Airbus packages aren't in the same league as PMDG or Level D, but they are much more sophisticated than the likes of CLS. Also bear in mind they don't feature the A340-200 or -500. The visual models aren't great either and there aren't so many repaints available. If you can live with losing the VC and are savvy with merging aircraft you can replace the FeelThere models with much better ones either commercial or freeware. For the A318/19/20/21 I use the old IFDG models that are still great and have an enormous number of repaints available, and for the A330/40 I use the fantastic models from Overland (commercial addon) with the equally fantastic repaints by Tom Collins, available on Avsim.

As I said the Wilco/FeelThere packages are the best available right now, but come with the following caveat emptor - the customer support is shameful, the visual models aren't the best available and have limited repaints, and the documentation is pretty poor compared to other developers.

Alternatives are:

AirlinerXP - announced last year and has since been delayed indefinitely. The reason being one of the key developers has apparently left the project. The other developers are being very tight lipped about the whole situation which has no doubt caused them great embarassment after the fanfare and hype it was announced with last year.

There is another Airbus in development from a Russian group, I can't remember the name now, but like AirlinerXP they have been very quiet for a very long time now which makes you wonder as to the status of the project.


User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 27648 times:

I hear good things about Wilco! But hey boeing is where it is at!  Smile

User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 27455 times:

My favorite Airbuses are from Commercial Level Simulations (CLS). Have a look there for the widebodies. (A300, A310, A330, A340, Beluga)

User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 27418 times:

For wide body Airbus models I found the Project Opensky versions excellent. Add the IFDG A320s and you have some pretty good freeware there.

I rarely use some of the really complex payware a/c. The quality of some freeware designs (especially if you take the trouble to load realistic panel and sound files) at least matches that of some the better payware packages. Having said that PMDG are really something special.


User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 27143 times:

Hi,

Just wanted to add there's also the Eric Marciano freeware A320 and A330 panels which work very nicely with the Ifdg A320/A319/A321 models. There's also side views available and add a soundset even if desired. It's not up with Pmdg etc. by any means but I really like it because it definitely gives the feeling of not flying a Boeing and flying something quite different (something with "Airbus" logic for lack of a better term!).

His web page is: http://emarciano.free.fr/. (I'm not sure if the panels are still downloadable there but they're still around in various packages at Virtual Airlines I think if not or I have them here too if interested/required).

Hope it might help a little (if looking for freeware/something less complex too),

Pierre.


User currently offline767nutter From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 27125 times:

I have wilcos/feelthere Airbus A320 series, and i think its good compared to some others, the Fly by Wire has been modelled really brilliantly in my opinion, not that im a airbus pilot but from reading and watching videos demonstrating how FBW works they have done well,


Ultimately i think PMDG's A320 will knock them all flat,


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 27100 times:



Quoting 767nutter (Reply 10):
Ultimately i think PMDG's A320 will knock them all flat

Didn't PMDG scrap that project? There are a couple in development, though:

http://www.airlinerxp.com/a320home.html
http://airsimmer.com/products320.htm

... but they've been "in development" for quite a while.  Sad


User currently offline767nutter From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 27097 times:



Quoting David L (Reply 11):
Didn't PMDG scrap that project?

oh please no!! tell me its not true!!!!! dammit!!!  banghead   Sad


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