Matt Schmalz Posted November 6, 2019 Share Posted November 6, 2019 I'm considering the A320 (looks amazing!) for P3D; I currently have most PMDG and A2A aircraft. Before I commit though, I'm trying to learn more about the features. Can anyone provide input on the following? I've read that oil consumption is modeled, with mixed statements about the value being retained on shutdown as part of the panel state. With this in mind, how in-depth are the service/maintenance aspects? I can't seem to find copies of the manuals online, or much discussion on maintenance/service related failures in general. Are, let's call them "abuse related failures" modeled? Examples would be hot brakes, Engine failure due to hot start or overstress etc. I don't know much about the A320... so if failures of this nature are mitigated by the aircraft that would be interesting to know as well. Are random failures modeled? If so, are they equally random or are MTBF values considered? Are same advanced ice-related features from the A319 also modeled in the A320? Follow-up to that, are ice-related engine FOD failures modeled? I know... yes I agree I should be focused on flying and not breaking it! But... I worked in Aircraft mainteance for several years and this is all part of the experience for me . Thanks in advance for the input - any additional comments on your experience with the A320 is also welcome!! All the best, Matt Quote Link to comment
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