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    The first sentence is complete and utter tripe. Please don't try to make up uninformed figures to try and justify your cause. The number of people with genuine issues (that is, problems specific to a user that aren't covered in our FAQ or common threads) is down in the fractions of a single percent. Second, in regards to your suggestion: You really want us to triple our model development and testing time? You want us to build three different models with different animations, and levels of detail which all must be properly test? These sliders already exist within FSX and P3D, and can be found in the display settings window. Here, you can change the load that you place on your own system. As with any add-on, it's up to the individual user to balance their own settings to what they feel is appropriate. This is nothing simpler than a user balancing their own settings, because this option ships in the core platform. It is there for everyone.
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    Hello all, You may have noticed that we have made a few changes in our Forums and Web Site recently, in our on-going efforts to streamline and simplify support for our current and prospective customers. New Support Ticket System If you have sent any emails to support (at) flightsimlabs (dot) com, you'll have discovered that they are now automatically entered in our new support ticket system. This will be our primary means of providing support to our customers going forward, as it guarantees that your issue will be noticed and responded to. Our new support ticket system also provides a Knowledge Base with solutions to several issues already contained and more added every day. Feel free to visit it at http://support.flightsimlabs.com if you need help with our product line. A320-X Forum System As part of those changes, the A320-X forums have now become read-only for all our registered members who have not (yet) verified ownership of the A320-X products (for FSX or P3D). Keep in mind that while we try hard to read and respond to all posts, if you really need help with something, we ask you to open a support ticket instead to be guaranteed a speedy reply. Now - In order for a member to be able to post in the A320-X forums, we now ask that the following two requirements be met: 1) Change of your Display Name to your Real Name. To do this, click on your display name on the top right area of the forum, select "Account Settings" and click on "Display Name" on the left. Then, enter your real name as your new display name, as in the picture below: 2) Proof of A320-X product ownership. To verify that you own one of our A320-X aircraft, click on your display name on the top right area of the forum, select "Account Settings" and click on "My Products" on the left. Then, enter your product information as in the picture below: Thank you once again for your continued support and appreciation of our hard work - it is exactly what makes us work hard to provide you with highest quality products now and in the future, with many more exciting things to come!
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    Gents, it has been mentioned many, many times that we do indeed have an internal bug tracker. We have received several requests to either make this public, or make a summarised version available somewhere in the forum for public digestion. This is not going to happen in the short-term, due to the work required for someone to sift through the bug tracker and summarise the more major bugs, and then keep on top of updating the post every few hours as bugs are resolved. There is then further work involved when people see "resolved" and ask why it isn't in the current version, or when the next version will be out. If we sign the bug as "for next version", how will we know which "next version" that is? We simply don't know until the "next version" is built and distributed to the beta testers for testing, and then approved or a further bug fixed and therefore incrementing build/version numbers which then adds another layer of confusion. In the forums, we try to merge topics which pertain to the same issue, and will typically contain a post from a dev or beta tester that this is a known bug and being worked on. Now you might try and say "well, if there was a bug list, people wouldn't post", and that, unfortunately, is not true. In the same way that people won't bother searching the forum and just post a new topic, they will not read a bug page and go on to post a new topic. Case in point is the new forum rules. There's been a load of forum posts and tickets from people who haven't seen the pinned topics in "Announcements" or the "General A320X Forum", and clearly haven't searched as to why they can't post. I'm sorry to be so cynical, as I'm sure there are users who search properly, see the bug and wait patiently for the next release, but there are a good majority who do not, and therefore cause a larger admin overhead which then restricts what we can do.
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    In the end i'm one of those who, with a lot of pain, also have to go. At first i did as requested and changed my name (after asking why it was needed) but it continues to make feel uneasy so i reversed course. I value my privacy a lot and i'm very reluctant to share any personal data on public online spaces. I understand that FSL as a company (and by extension some of its employees) has to have some personal information about me, since we have a commercial relationship. That's ok by me and in fact i agreed to that when i got the product. but having it publicly visible, just a google search away makes me feel uneasy. I fully understand the reasons they want to put that rule in place, but they can implement it in a different way. Someone, a stalker, employeer, marketing company, even a malicious actor can have a very clear picture of who you are just using google if you share your personal data freely. I understand that they need to control access to the forums and that some members misbehave because they feel their identity is hidden, but FSL can use other methods to tackle the problem without affecting our privacy. A method like this that i show you next can give then control over the forums and also lets us maintain the same degree of privacy. Someone registers a forum account Then, they need to fill their real name in a field that only FSL can see The user then proceeds to register his serial numbers The user then gets read/write access to the forums Is the user misbehaving or disrespecting other users? then the forum moderator removes the write access to the forums for that serial number (Not the user, but the serial numbers that that user has) That way, the user cant misbehave AND regain access to the forums by registering with a new account, since its serial numbers will be the same and he can be detected that way, unless he wants to pay 100/130 dollars again This method should solve the issue of privacy, pirates accessing the forum and users misbehaving.
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    I am going to break my own rule by posting since the new rules (Sorry Norman this will probably be my last post here), but there are reasons why people might want to keep their names off the internet (In certain case it can be related to their job or other reasons). I understand FSL wants to protect their product from pirates, and I think the verification process was a good step towards it, however, in my case, I am not able to share my full name publicly due to my job (sorry I wont go into the why, etc.). It is too bad as I enjoyed communicating with other FSL owners, even made a few new friends here, and reconnected with people from previous Airbus projects... In the end, this is FSL house and their rules, This is very disappointing for me, I enjoyed my time here, I will continue reading the forum and stop posting and use the ticket system when/if I have a problem with the product. Take care all...
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    I don't like that either. I have no problem showing this forum (or the whole FS community) my real name. But I don't like to be found on Google. On avsim I put a picture with my name in the signature. The forums can see my name but it can not be found on Google. I would prefer to do this on these forums, too.
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    So, to leverage things a little bit, and not only read and write about VAS and FPS problems... Each day I get more and more joy out of this marvel. I am doing Blackbox711 videos last couple of days, and each with each video, I am more and more amazed how great this aircraft is. Honestly, previously, I never really liked Airbus. I always thought it as kind of a chick-plane. Too much automation, less hands on... while true, it's actually also kinda false. I am not far with the videos, I am currently doing non-precision VOR approaches, but what would usually (with "other" aircraft) result in a very weird landing (in a home desktop simulator), due to not being in a real cockpit, most likely due to one person doing two person job and not feeling the aircraft, the landing was, for the first time doing non-precision VOR approach, excellent. Hit the nail on the head. Actually too bad I didn't record it (and not have Geforce Experience installed), it was such a nice offset landing, and what I love about the Airbus is the ease how it flies and how much more one can concentrate on flying, rather than pushing too much buttons (now put the full ILS autoland aside). I am really starting to grow on the whole FBW thing. It simply has that certain something. Anyway, just two big thumbs up and keep on improving it!
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    The immersion comes as a result of the "what IF" factor as i call it. In an aircraft without failures: You dont need to compare your fuel en route because there's no possibility at all of a fuel leak. You dont need to check for engine vibration because the engine wont develop them. You dont need to pay attention to your V1 speed because you wont need to abort any takeoff. You dont need to test the fire extinguisher systems for the apu, engine, cargo etc because you wont see any fire in them EVER. You dont need to monitor the oil PSI during engine start because you know the pressure will be there. Cross checking instrument values? nop, no need for that since they wont fail And what about the RAT? Its there just wasting polygons because you wont need to deploy it ever. Blue, green and yellow hydraulic systems? For what? You dont need redundancy in systems that wont fail EVER. ETOPS? You dont need that because you wont need to divert Bad weather? Doesn't matter, since you wont see any "unreliable airspeed" scenario because of frozen probes. Landing gear door lights? you dont need to check if they are green or not because they will always be green. Yes, in the real aircraft its likely that nothing will happen because aircrafts are so reliable BUT there's a chance that something can go wrong in any of the systems. You can have minor issues that if you troubleshoot them wrongly or using non approved methods can compromise the safety of the plane and kill everyone on board in just minutes (AirAsia Flight 8501?) The aeronautical industry has been build around failures. You have redundant systems because of them. You have Normal Law, Alternate Law, Direct Law, Mechanical Back Up etc because of them, you have CRM because of them. The entire aircraft is build around the idea of "what if something fails" Compare that to an aircraft without failures: you can climb to cruise altitude, walk away and be 110% sure that 8 hours later nothing HAS happened because by definition nothing CAN happen. So, yes. Just having that possibility of something failing brings a lot of immersion to the table, because you need to be aware of your plane's status. You feel that you're flying a living machine.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong. I heard that the SDK will come with SP1. We need a SDK for other developers to create stuffs compatible with FSL A320. Many of them are waiting for it. Thanks, Frank
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    Flight with A320 from LGIR to LIMJ
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    Haha, thats just great...Someone asks if theres a bug-tracker, clearly a question to the devs, with the commendable intention to reduce duplicated bug reports....the boss himself replies....just to remind some other guy to comply with the rules Seriously @Lefteris Kalamaras? You took the time to reply and not even a short comment about the actual thread topic?
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    Although the idea in general is good, you need to stop listening to users who have absolutely no idea of any figures and just throw random numbers into the equation. Many have bought this product without issues and those who do, receive support when asked. Those figures he quoted are merely what is made up in his head.
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    Hello. We all come to the forum , report bugs, issues etc. and give the developers heads up on things that were either missed, or that were not anticipated when the A320 went in to coding. We are all thankful that they undertook this project as im sure it is Heavy on coding and lots to deal with. I must say though the communication has been Stellar from the Support team , not on all issues but on a lot of them Some issues never get answered , but Im not sure if they do it on one to one either so I wont comment on it. What I will comment is the absence of the Owners, and lack of communication regarding the progress of the fixes etc. So I will take this opportunity to invite Lefteri K. to let us all know where they are in terms of a release that will address some of those pestering issues, be it cosmetic or System issues that make the bus less enjoyable and down right unstable at times. So Lefteri if you can take a bit of time perhaps 5 minutes to inform us all of what goes on behind the scenes, or if any progress is made ,and when we can expect some sort of release Thanks Regards Jim
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    Hello all, we are getting several messages from registered members who used to be able to download aircraft liveries and are confused as to why they are not able to do so now. The reason is quite simple - if you wish to download A320-X liveries, you need to be a registered and verified owner of the A320-X. Simply follow the instructions for verifying your A320-X product as described in our other announcement here and you should be in good shape.
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    Just wanted to say thanks to the team for this brilliant A320. Having been flying real 320's and 330's over the last 13 years its great to finally get a publically available Airbus. Congratulations you actually convinced me to buy P3D something i swore id never do just for this plane. As an ex beta tester in FS over 10 years ago i cant imagine how much work went into making this work so well and with so few issues. Now you just need to port it to xplane so we can ditch the ridiculous view system and get a decent aerodynamic model. Great work guys!
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    If in doubt, have a cup of tea.
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    Take care, Bruno. Sad to see good guys like you go. It's really unfortunate. I don't see the need for real names at all. What does it help with?
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    Why do we have to use the real name though? I don't want to use my real name on a public forum.
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    The last time they went this quiet it was followed by the realease of the 320. They already stated they are redoing some systems like pneumatics and electric. Maybe they also got their hands on the P3DV4 SDK, but that we won't know for sure. Anyway I'd rather have them work on the 320 than spend half of their time answering every single question on this forum. And since the last update a month ago I haven't seen many complaints about the 320 crashing or activating, so the last build is pretty stable, no need for an imediate update.
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    Version 1.0.1

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    This is a tool that calculates a trim setting for Take off based on the center of gravity of the aircraft. The trim settings data used is taken from the checklist that Flight Sim Labs provide with their A320X product. Installation Instructions: Simply extract the executable and the TrimSettings.txt to any folder you like. Make sure that they both are in the same folder, otherwise the application won't work! Simply run the executable, there is no further installation required. If you find any bugs or have suggestions, contact me via PM. Credits: Trim settings data: Flight Sim Labs Ltd. DISCLAIMER: This software is only for Flight Simulation use! Do not use this software for real world operation! Do not redistribute, decompile or reuse this software without the author's permission! The Author of this software is not responsible for any damage caused by the use of this software!
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    Thanks for your comments. Regarding Xplane, it's just another platform. I am not sure XP addons are more realistic than FS or P3D regarding flight models. XP offers some nice and interesting possibilities regarding airfoils but on the other hand it's quite "closed" regarding the way thrust, drag, lift, momentum are computed. FS/P3D are now well documented and when a designer is not happy he can still used off loaded flight model. Anyway at the end, like the adage says "Shits in, Shits out" !
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    Hi all, Just as a small note -- whilst you can certainly use TOPCAT for takeoff performance numbers (and the trim setting, provided you match the CG from TOPCAT with the CG in the A320X when you load the aircraft)... ...you probably already knew this, but for the avoidance of any doubt, please do not send any payload or fuel data direct from TOPCAT to the A320X! We use a sophisticated payload station model. Using external software like TOPCAT, FSPassengers et al to load payload and/or fuel will ruin our payload model and you may end up with all manner of weird CG-related issues. So, to reiterate -- you must only use the MCDU to load passengers and cargo and distribute the payload, and likewise only use the MCDU (or the webpage-based refuelling panel we provide) to load fuel in to the A320X. I wouldn't want you to have to go through the pain of having to completely uninstall and reinstall your A320Xs from scratch Best, Simon
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    Well as a system engineer and working in IT for more then 30 years I don't agree to provide with the full name stuff... Actually it's very naive to ask for it in this current age and time Since the forums are still public accessible without to login and over a not secure ip address! Privacy is in lot of countries still an important issue ;-) I have purchased the FSX version to support the team and finally on release the intended P3D version and supplied my registration details and that is enough. Cheers gentlemen, André
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    I'm not sure how you can make a judgement about wingflex in the FSL from one video. Especially as it's impossible to recreate those exact atmospheric conditions in the sim. My final point is that if accurate wingflex is at the top of your priority list you're probably flying the wrong version of this aircraft.
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    I would also like to petition for the forums to be private, as in accessible only for registered users. It is a small thing to ask since I am being asked to reveal publicly my real name on the forum. Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk Pro
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    I cannot confirm nor deny those rumours. And it was London, not the Caribbean
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    It would be interesting and revealing to see a benchmark of accuracies versus FCTM/FCOM performance tables available for the various study sims of the market, regarding climb trajectory, cruise figures (engines settings and attitude), descent path, approach config engines settings and attitude. Always wanted to see that as a customer instead of empty"tested by real pilots" statements
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    Well, it's the 2nd time this ( painful ) month that I take the plunge... But I can't regret a single penny... Yesterday I went ahead and bought a 1 month P3Dv3 license and installed on the desktop to have a first evaluation of performance. Followed the recommended settings available for an FSLabs A320 install, and went for a test flight with the default Bonanza. Apart from the fact that with p3d I don't even feel the need to install ORBX FTX Global because the scenery feels already good enough for my taste, I got very acceptable frames, at the level of FSX:SE, but above all with average values that are actually above the average I was getting with FSX:SE. This differed considerably from the first evaluation I did of P3v3 last year, on an "early release" version. I tuned the shadows and tried with or without shadows and HDR, and the difference isn't really that huge.... Next step was a bit "painful" specially at this time of the month, but I WAS SO GLAD I DID IT !!! I bought the FSLabs license extension for P3D and rushed installing the aircraft. I got a quirk when I was first issued a popup message with "invalid activation key" or something the like, but a 2nd try resulted beautifully.... Then, as I started p3d, picked the Piper Cub with engine running at LPPT rw 21, and then eagerly loaded THE MASTERPIECE I got a message regarding P3D having to be run with Admin privileges in order for the aircraft to load correctly. I left p3d, "configured the p3dv3 icon" to always run "as Admin", and ... in a minute I was experiencing something I wasn't really, truly, honestly expecting at all ! The FSLabs A320 runs even smoother, in VC mode which was the only one I decided to install for my first tests, while in FSX:SE I was using 2d, runs even smoother as I was saying than in FSX:SE, allowing, probably, to stay with this VC mode and try to adapt to it, although I confess I prefer the 2d panels for various reasons.... Well, the meaning of this post is simply to answer my own OP question: Should I ? YES I SHOULD ! Now, for something rather unplausible but that I really have to share with you... The aircraft handles differently to me in P3Dv3 compared to the FSX:SE experience. I know it's exactly the same core FDM, but I also know FSLabs uses probably very few of it in it's implementation of this true masterpiece of Airbus simulation, so, probably because P3Dv3 makes better use of the processing power of my 2011 acquired i5 2500 16GB DDR3 + 2015 acquired GTX 960 4 GB GDDR5, the smoothness and the true beauty of the flight dynamics shines like it didn't shine in FSX:SE. It's not a placebo effect, of that I am sure, but whatever it is I would say to everyone not sure about going FSLabs A320 and / or P3Dv3 - in as far as my personal experience goes, I wouldn't go back for nothing! Since for P3D I only own this FSLabs and the PMDG 777, these will be my only add-ons ( aircraft ). Tomorrow I will replicate the AS16 network installation I had working for FSX:SE, and from there on, it'll be only a question of having enough spare time to enjoy this - which is already, and BY FAR, THE BEST ADD-ON I EVER GOT for FSX or P3D. Great work FSLabs Team ! And Great work LM Team too.
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    LIRF-LFMN, over the med heading into the setting sun. Enjoy!
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    Now, this begs the question: Are unplanned equipment failures possible in the FSL A320? If so, nice! If not, we need a part two of the investigation...
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    Then I'll request FSL to delete my forum account, if my posts would otherwise end up on Google.
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    I never used my real name in any public (flightsim) forum and I'll keep it that way. FSLabs would be well advised to find another solution that adresses these concerns about privacy.
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    This is quite an interesting discussion! A little while ago on the forums a banned person managed to get back on by using a different alias and a different computer. I suspect that the current change may be as a result of this action. I am at a loss however as to why many of you have a hang up about using your given name - are you ashamed of it?
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    Dont like the real name as username thing either, for the reasons already mentioned. Putting the real name into the signature would have been a much better way, imho. And enforcing real names even though ownership is confirmed already seems to be rather overdoing it. But yeah, its their place, their rules, but this could have been done better. Just a bit ironic that all this anti piracy overkill is coming from a company that was accused of pirating others works in the past.... #justsaying
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    I also didn't see any announcement, and my attention was caught when browsing the forum a couple of days ago... I searched in my Profile and easily found the place to do it, but sincerely, I confess I feel a bit unsafe with cut & pasting my license data at a (pure HTTP) forum interface, over Internet......
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    Hello all, You may have noticed that we have made a few changes in our Forums and Web Site recently, in our on-going efforts to streamline and simplify support for our current and prospective customers. New Support Ticket System If you have sent any emails to support (at) flightsimlabs (dot) com, you'll have discovered that they are now automatically entered in our new support ticket system. This will be our primary means of providing support to our customers going forward, as it guarantees that your issue will be noticed and responded to. Our new support ticket system also provides a Knowledge Base with solutions to several issues already contained and more added every day. Feel free to visit it at http://support.flightsimlabs.com if you need help with our product line. A320-X Forum System As part of those changes, the A320-X forums have now become read-only for all our registered members who have not (yet) verified ownership of the A320-X products (for FSX or P3D). Keep in mind that while we try hard to read and respond to all posts, if you really need help with something, we ask you to open a support ticket instead to be guaranteed a speedy reply. Now - In order for a member to be able to post in the A320-X forums, we now ask that the following two requirements be met: 1) Change of your Display Name to your Real Name. To do this, click on your display name on the top right area of the forum, select "Account Settings" and click on "Display Name" on the left. Then, enter your real name as your new display name, as in the picture below: 2) Proof of A320-X product ownership. To verify that you own one of our A320-X aircraft, click on your display name on the top right area of the forum, select "Account Settings" and click on "My Products" on the left. Then, enter your product information as in the picture below: Thank you once again for your continued support and appreciation of our hard work - it is exactly what makes us work hard to provide you with highest quality products now and in the future, with many more exciting things to come!
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    You've misread my post - I said outside of the common threads. Even with those threads, let us not forget the false sense of scale that a support forum can make. People come here for support with problems. There are a few praise threads (which are always nice to read) but the vast majority pertain to problems.
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    Hello. Here goes my test on the new driver: the driver still leaks VAS. Test setup: P3Dv3 (latest build), FSLabs A320 (latest build). Start simulator (no weather addons, cameras, anything else) and wait for the simulator to stop loading textures and stabilize. Place the camera on virtual cockpit and never touch any key for the next hour. Airplane is cold and dark. This happened at time 1511Z. These are the VAS usage statistics I've made: 1511Z - VAS usage 2772MB; 1527Z - VAS usage 2861MB; 1549Z - VAS usage 2987MB; 1554Z - VAS usage 3019MB; 1615Z - VAS usage 3145MB. After 1h and 4 minutes VAS usage rose by 373MB. The initial conditions remained the same. No key was pressed during this period, no weather injected, no settings have been changed. My conclusion is that on my particular combination of hardware and software, NVidia driver 378.78 leaks VAS. This is happening to me since 376.33 which was the last driver that didn't leak VAS (on the same test VAS usage remains steady). It just got reinstalled again...
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    I flew Orlando to Manchester today. Flight planned with PFPX and CPS-X worked out all the numbers for Concorde. That route is inside 100nm of Concorde's maximum range. Here is the CPS-X Flight Report and the Flight Log generated by Electronic Flight Bag. CPS-X Flight Report EFB Flight Log
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    No, the topic will continue with or without you. What a disappointment you can't even apologise for your comments which were uncalled for.
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    @Beardyman tell me, you do know that CPS has nothing whatsoever to do with FSL; don't you? You do know that it is essentially freeware, you can make a donation to the developer if you have the means to; don't you? You do know that a private individual developed it, maintains and supports it; don't you? You might like to explain to the rest of us why you say; 'Sorry for my bitter words, but i am annoyed as due to problems with CPS i have to give up flying Concorde as well' since you are not required to use CPS to use FSL's Concorde-X; indeed, I know of one Concorde-X user that doesn't use it, and I know he has been flying Concorde-x for many years. One last question; do you think that the tone of your post re software that is given to you freely, may be considered offensive to those of this community who regularly use CPS, and have been doing so for years and consider the developer a friend? Sorry one final thing; have you considered the feelings of the developer of CPS in any shape or form?
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    I do expect Fslabs to correct that...as well as the lxxding gxxr but, there is always a BUT.
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    I have operated standard A320s into ADD in Ethiopia at 7500ft. No special procedures except the high TAS and GS. However, try a ILS approach to 25L with a tailwind circling to 07R at night! The RNAV onto 07R now in place wasn't available 10-15 years ago. The surface wind at night was usually easterly. The cabin altitude in the cruise was usually circa 6500-7000ft, so the cabin altitude climbed as we descended.
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    So... it's a P3D quirk... Glad I'm still on good-old FSX:SE :-), at least until I see signs of Pd3 64 bit, and FSLabs A320 being made available for that version... Actually, I wouldn't say I have FSX:SE - I have AN AIRBUS A320 SIMULATION which can use FSX:SE or P3D for the visuals.... :-)
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    You might be right Srdan, but 376.33 work fine so thats all I need
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    Aren't you Pilots taught how to use inertial navigation system?? =D As for the choice, obviously A330. Look at this, pure elegance:
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    the devs & owners are probably on a crazy cocaine & LSD fueled extravagant caribbean 5 star cruise with exotic beaches and women and the occasional rampage at a casino. They will report back hung over and in desperate need for new cashflow for their newly acquired luxury lifestyle from the outrageously high A320X profits! It could be that or i'm talking BS. Joking aside I am looking forward to fix info page (if that is coming?) and sec flight plan.