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Wilco Publishing A380 - Any Good?  
User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 18939 times:

It's been around for a while now, and i think it's strange that nobody's talking about it. Is it any good? the preview pics do look find indeed, as you can see yourself at:

http://www.wilcopub.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=prod_380


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 18936 times:

Quoting DeC (Thread starter):
Wilco Publishing A380 - Any Good?

Definitely not. First of all, the FDE is based only on the projected flight data from Airbus, not the actual one, since the Wilco A380 was released before MSN001 had its first flight.

Second, the modelling is a bit sloppy. Have a look at the wing and how the slats look like they're about to fall off. Here's the shot:

http://www.wilcopub.com/wilcopub_images/images_a380/21_g.jpg

Third, something that pissed me off for a long time: the gears on the Wilco and other A380s don't tilt right!!! They don't tilt with the rear side of the truck like this:

http://www.wilcopub.com/wilcopub_images/images_a380/23_g.jpg

And here's how the gear tilt in real life:

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Photo © Terence Li



And if you have another look at the model, either the repaints have far too much alpha or they made a poor dynamic shine. So I personally don't recommend the Wilco A380.


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 18924 times:

I read a review (in Computer Pilot, I think) when it was released and they weren't all that enthusiastic about it.

User currently offlineAeroluxpt From Luxembourg, joined Feb 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 18908 times:

I personally don't recommend, get something else.

User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 18897 times:

Cool, thanks guys, i'm staying away ! You know, it's sad, but it seems that apart their excellent FEELTHERE B737 classic and the level-d B767, the rest is crap...


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21529 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 18885 times:

Wilco hasn't come up with a good FS addon in a long time. The 380 just continues that tradition.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18872 times:

Quoting DeC (Reply 4):
level-d B767, the rest is crap...

The Level-D 767 is originally distributed by Flight1 Software (which has an excellent customer support, especially if you get a guy named Jeff to respond to your inquiries  Smile). While I know Wilco also distributes the LDS 767, it's most likely with a licence from Flight1, so you can't count the 767 as a Wilco release, as it is actually a Flight1 release.  Wink


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21529 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18859 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6):
The Level-D 767 is originally distributed by Flight1 Software (which has an excellent customer support, especially if you get a guy named Jeff to respond to your inquiries ). While I know Wilco also distributes the LDS 767, it's most likely with a licence from Flight1, so you can't count the 767 as a Wilco release, as it is actually a Flight1 release.

Wilco originally distributed the 767 PIC for FS2000/2002, which was an amazing product. But they do not distribute the Level-D 767 (essentially the 767PIC upgraded for FS2004), which is distributed by Flight 1 (although it's made by Level-D). Confused yet?  Smile

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 18844 times:

Ah thanks, i didn't know that! But i guess FEELTHERE/WILCOPUB 737 is their's? Or isn't it? Ah, don't tell me it's feelthere's !  Wink


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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 18832 times:
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Quoting DeC (Reply 8):
FEELTHERE/WILCOPUB 737 is their's? Or isn't it? Ah, don't tell me it's feelthere's !

Bingo.  Wink

Feelthere is the developer, whereas WILCO is the publisher in that case. Just Flight have also just released a boxed version of the FT737 as well.....  Wink Big grin



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21529 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 18801 times:

Quoting DeC (Reply 8):
Ah, don't tell me it's feelthere's !

It is. Wilco has as much to do with it as Flight1 has to do with the Level-D 767.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 18736 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
Wilco originally distributed the 767 PIC for FS2000/2002, which was an amazing product. But they do not distribute the Level-D 767 (essentially the 767PIC upgraded for FS2004), which is distributed by Flight 1 (although it's made by Level-D). Confused yet?

That's what I essentially wanted to say about the LDS 767.  Smile Sometimes my English does fail me.  banghead  Thanks for setting things straight.  Smile


User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 18716 times:

Here is a review of the product from Flight Sim that you may find useful:-

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/wilca380.htm

She doesnt seem to rave about it too much!!

Cheers

Mark


User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18705 times:

Indeed! Thanks a lot Treeny, i'm staying as far as possible!


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 18696 times:

I own it... its crap! It is the worst money I have ever spent! It is like burning your money. That is how much I got out of this add-on. The aircraft looks like something from fs2000 and the panel is full of default gauges and it is not airbus alike at all!

Edit: oops! sorry! I thought of Abacus A380 which is way worse than Wilco A380. Anyway, the Wilco A380 doesn't look too good either.

[Edited 2006-02-22 20:50:41]

[Edited 2006-02-22 20:53:08]

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 18686 times:

It's crap, and no i don't have it, ive read the reviews.

Don't get it, save your money.


Lee  Smile



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 18621 times:

back in the FS98 days, Wilco meant something, (PIC 767, Airport 2000 series)
but now I' am ashamed it's a Belgian company...


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18605 times:

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 16):
back in the FS98 days, Wilco meant something, (PIC 767, Airport 2000 series)

Wasn't the WILCO 767PIC actually released for FS2000?


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 18587 times:

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 16):
back in the FS98 days, Wilco meant something, (PIC 767, Airport 2000 series)
but now I' am ashamed it's a Belgian company...

well british just flight doesn't always make the best add-ons either.. some of them are good, some of them are rubbish


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 18556 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 18):
well british just flight doesn't always make the best add-ons either.. some of them are good, some of them are rubbish

The PSS Aircraft, which are published through Justflight, are very poor when it comes to the visual model. However, they do have kickass panels, which make them worth buying and merging.  

Once I have the chance, I get the PSS buses just for the panels. However, if you want one of the official repaints from PSS, you have to buy them. They cost £5.00 each if I'm not mistaken. At least at Level-D you get the official repaints for free.

[Edited 2006-02-26 05:19:36]

User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 18537 times:

yeah, i read some stuff and purchased the pss a320 but didn't read anywhere that it required a joystick or it doesn't work, so yes, i can't control it and it's useless for me! Waste of money  Sad


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 18502 times:

Quoting DeC (Reply 20):
Waste of money

Can't you just buy a joystick?

Problem solved  Wink


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 18450 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 21):

Problem solved

and it makes FS way more exciting and fun


User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 18442 times:

Which ones would you recommend?

Thanks.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18421 times:

Quoting DeC (Reply 23):
Which ones would you recommend?

I have a logitech freedom 2.4 cordless joystick. It actually lasts very long on 3 AA batteries, but it can be annoying sometimes, because if you dont move the joystick for a few minutes and you then click a button or move the joystick, it has to connect to the dock again which can take a couple of seconds.



25 DeC : Thanks! Do you know if these things reduce the game's performance in any way?
26 AirPacific747 : they dont. it responds very fast
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