The A320 V2.1

Derek Mayer
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The A320 V2.1

Post by Derek Mayer » 01 Jun 2011, 18:58

Good afternoon all,

Yesterday we started on something long overdue, the A320 V2.1. Essentially, this will be a re-release of our A320. The models will be updated with all of the features of our recent A321 release, and most (if not all) of the original release liveries will be repackaged using the base pack/livery pack method. The official textures will have a couple of minor parts added to them, but existing repaints for the original model will still look fine for the most part.

An FSX version is not confirmed for the moment.

The models have been updated as follows:
  • Applied custom engine fan animations. Added windmilling.
  • Applied the custom tailhook animation so the cargo doors open slower.
  • Changed the exit assignments to the A321 config.
  • Applied the new antenna hiding method.
  • Fixed a smoothing issue near the cockpit windows.
  • Improved the specular shine.
  • Added wingflex.
  • Added a missing antenna just ahead of the v-stab.
  • Replaced the CFM and IAE engines with the improved A321 versions.
  • Replaced the flap fairings with the more accurate A321 versions.
  • Added hardcoded doublestrobes.
  • Applied the new surface droop code.
  • Updated the pilot models in the cockpit.
  • Tweaked the APU shape at the rear.
  • Applied the custom nose gear steering code.
  • Added windshield wiper objects (unanimated).
  • Removed the jetheat effect entirely.


And some screenshots for good measure:


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Thanks,

The PA team

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Lufthansa 007 » 01 Jun 2011, 19:03

nice ;) :o
this is da dope ! :D

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Atomic_13 » 01 Jun 2011, 19:06

It is great to have previous models reworked with new features added in :)

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by fsxfan » 01 Jun 2011, 19:28

Yea wingflex! :D Have you already contacted Tom Ruth for an FSX version?

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Delta777 » 01 Jun 2011, 19:53

Finally! Thank you so much PA!!
(Only thing missing now are the double boogie gear version of the A320 and the PW engines for the A318.)

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by futurepil » 01 Jun 2011, 20:21

Wow, this came unexpected! :)
Great!

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by sknepper » 01 Jun 2011, 21:28

Looking good. Nice reworked nose too, I think :?:

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by esg » 01 Jun 2011, 21:42

Yeah, the nose was reworked with the A319; the A318, A319, A321 all have the new nose

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Nixpilot » 01 Jun 2011, 21:42

YES! :DDD

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Nixpilot » 01 Jun 2011, 21:44

hey is the existing textures for the A318,19 and 20 will fit? or we will have to do minor adjustments? like you said you've reworked the nose and engines and added some stuffs to the paintkit.

Just wondering :)

P.S: Is this gonna be only A320?

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by esg » 01 Jun 2011, 21:46

Minor adjustments. More info on that later

We'll only be updating the A320 if that was unclear

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Nixpilot » 01 Jun 2011, 21:48

okay! :D

that's so awesome though, thank you PA :D

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Propilot23k » 01 Jun 2011, 22:07

nice to hear! what was wrong with the jet heat? Not leaving it as an option?
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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Nixpilot » 01 Jun 2011, 22:07

it sucks and doesn't represent the real thing. Better to get rid of it imo

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by bkircher » 02 Jun 2011, 00:12

OMG YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Ben F. » 02 Jun 2011, 05:22

Awesome! Keep up the great work guys! :)

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by AirNewZealand_A320 » 02 Jun 2011, 06:29

Fantastic news PA.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by EB1515 » 02 Jun 2011, 08:11

Will you also do a new paintkit WITH dirt?

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by esg » 02 Jun 2011, 09:57

No

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by anels9 » 02 Jun 2011, 14:05

Will there ever be an update of the A318 with P&W's?

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by esg » 02 Jun 2011, 14:33

It's not in our plans

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by elwoodjetblues569 » 02 Jun 2011, 14:55

Great news PA Team! :)
Glad to hear that the v2 paints previously released should work with the new models too!

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Ghostmaster » 02 Jun 2011, 17:19

Nice,gonna fly my Airasia A320 with this new feature. Hope FSX model will be reworked too.. Thankss

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Tavers » 02 Jun 2011, 22:16

EB1515 wrote:Will you also do a new paintkit WITH dirt?
It's not hard to make your own..
Ghostmaster wrote:Nice,gonna fly my Airasia A320 with this new feature. Hope FSX model will be reworked too.. Thankss
See below..
Derek Mayer wrote: .....An FSX version is not confirmed for the moment.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by tomthecat73 » 03 Jun 2011, 07:48

PROJECT AIRBUS - I LOOOOOOVE YOU!!!! You still create the most perfect Airbusses!!! Cant wait to paint them!!! Have a lot of ideas!

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by iberia321 » 03 Jun 2011, 09:52

great news team!You have the best 320 model for flight simulator!!!!

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by bumscab1 » 03 Jun 2011, 10:04

Cant wait for this! Any news on when you will release it?

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by A330Driver » 03 Jun 2011, 18:20

And just when you thought the best could not get any better... :)

I am sure she will be a masterpiece once completed, thank you PA, really appreciated.

A330Driver

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by nickthessaloniki » 04 Jun 2011, 10:42

any chance we'll see any model with sharklets????sss

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Lufthansa 007 » 04 Jun 2011, 11:27

nickthessaloniki wrote:any chance we'll see any model with sharklets????sss
yes, but at earlyest 2015 ;)

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Billster8724 » 04 Jun 2011, 11:41

nickthessaloniki wrote:any chance we'll see any model with sharklets????sss
It already has sharklets. That's all the A320 family has

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Tom Collins » 04 Jun 2011, 11:55

Billster8724 wrote:
nickthessaloniki wrote:any chance we'll see any model with sharklets????sss
It already has sharklets. That's all the A320 family has
They all (bar A320-100) have wing fences - nickthessaloniki is referring to these:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Airbus-I ... 1470002/L/

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by ceo.ostairva » 04 Jun 2011, 12:32

I think a first step towards the update of the A320 fam., the NEO serie.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Ghostmaster » 05 Jun 2011, 06:22

Sharklets = Winglet. Lol airbus,why they need to change the name even know it's the same thing.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by nickthessaloniki » 05 Jun 2011, 07:40

it's actually very different... the sharklets are not at all like the wingtip fence currently in use in all A320 family aircrafts.... just look at them:
the wingtip fence model: http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/pictu ... livery.jpg
and the new sharklet model: http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p ... 033162.jpg

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by transavia » 05 Jun 2011, 10:50

nickthessaloniki wrote:it's actually very different... the sharklets are not at all like the wingtip fence currently in use in all A320 family aircrafts.... just look at them:
the wingtip fence model: http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/pictu ... livery.jpg
and the new sharklet model: http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p ... 033162.jpg
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p ... 033162.jpg That's one of the test winglet/sharklets.
Here are more:
http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwit ... -sharklet/
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JSnmvYrb_F4/T ... klet01.jpg

The last one are the new sharklets.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Tavers » 05 Jun 2011, 11:51

There won't be additional winglets/sharklets/fishnets added to the models..

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by esg » 05 Jun 2011, 11:55

Well, _that_ sucks. I was looking forward to fishing for sharks in the A320... Thanks for ruining the fun, PA

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by transavia » 05 Jun 2011, 12:31

Tavers wrote:There won't be additional winglets/sharklets/fishnets added to the models..
Why not, over several time the A32X have sharklets all over de world. A320 fs makers have sharklets and PA... doesn't.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by esg » 05 Jun 2011, 12:33

No A320 is currently equipped with sharklets

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by b6ifc81 » 05 Jun 2011, 12:43

Great news guys! And thanks for your hard work on the A32x family! Quick question (which may have been answered in the opening post, not sure): once the base packages are released, will older liveries (not officially released by PA) be compatible with the new model?

*Edit: I just re-read the original post, and question was answered. Cheers!

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Brett-Hill » 05 Jun 2011, 22:12

esg wrote:No A320 is currently equipped with sharklets
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p ... 099160.jpg

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Camiz757 » 05 Jun 2011, 22:26

Brett-Hill wrote:
esg wrote:No A320 is currently equipped with sharklets
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-p ... 099160.jpg

"Currently", that's from 2006
http://www.airliners.net/photo/JetBlue- ... 3be336be41

And nowadays that aircraft looks like this:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/JetBlue- ... 3259eb006e


Personally I would love to see A32x with sharklets from PA but not until we can see the real one, A320NEO has new engines too, not just sharklets. Those pictures of A320 equipped with winglets were just some test flights.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Matt Tank » 06 Jun 2011, 06:53

i would sooner want to see the Double Bogied A320 than the "Sharklet" model but since theres only Indian Airlines with the double bogey and no Sharklets i doubt either will happen...which in all honesty doesnt bother me, cant you guys just be happy with whats coming?

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Matt

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by anels9 » 06 Jun 2011, 10:32

Agreed! ^ And also people, I'm sure PA will do a sharklet model when it flys for the first time in real life.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Ghostmaster » 06 Jun 2011, 11:48

I wonder,who gonna be the first modeling the sharklet.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by anels9 » 06 Jun 2011, 12:14

@Ghostmaster: I reckon one of the payware companies will release the A32X w/sharklets before PA.

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Matt Tank » 06 Jun 2011, 12:18

*Cough* Wilco...and they'll have something wrong with em

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Matt

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by Brett-Hill » 06 Jun 2011, 12:32

Matt Tank wrote:i would sooner want to see the Double Bogied A320 than the "Sharklet" model but since theres only Indian Airlines with the double bogey and no Sharklets i doubt either will happen...which in all honesty doesnt bother me, cant you guys just be happy with whats coming?

Regards

Matt
I did not say I wasn't happy with what has been previewed already, I was showing the sharklet being attached to an airline which made me think it was flying around now ... but I was wrong. personnally Im not too bothered if PA do it or not. I was simply posting my findings

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Re: The A320 V2.1

Post by GaryG » 06 Jun 2011, 12:41

Ghostmaster wrote:I wonder,who gonna be the first modeling the sharklet.
Competition and pioneering is NOT PA's goal. Such comments won't affect any members. PA lacks that kind of competitive environment. We compare with our best not with other's best.

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