The A330 and A340

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Nick L
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The A330 and A340

Post by Nick L » 02 Jun 2012, 22:50

Hello everyone,

We are proud to announce our latest project, the A330 and A340 family. This project includes both the external model and a virtual cockpit, with a virtual cabin coming later.

The external model has been designed in Gmax, with reference to Airbus documents and many pictures and videos, and incorporates numerous special features, including:

-A330-200, -200F, -300, and A340-200 and -300 models
-Both A330-200 vertical tail variants modeled (the original, taller version and the later "Post Mod 48979" version)
-For all variants except A330-200, ability to select large or small vertical tail root fairings
-Wingflex that reacts to speed, attitude, g-force, fuel load, and aileron deflection
-Control surface droop with engines off, including rudder deflection to one side or the other depending on wind direction
-Control surfaces that reduce deflection with increasing speed, including lock-out of the outboard ailerons above a certain speed
-Ground spoilers and spoilerons
-Modeled flap mechanisms
-Main landing gear bogie animations replicating (as much as possible within FS) the unique A330/340-specific bogie motion
-Nose-gear steering that reduces steering angle as speed increases, and holds its position when the aircraft stops mid-turn
-Windmilling engine fans and see-through "high-speed" fan discs
-Idle-reverser and blocker door animations
-APU intake, outflow valve, and pack vent animations
-Same method of hiding or showing antennas as the A380. Brake fans can also be shown or hidden using this mechanism
-Animated windshield wipers
-Opening cockpit windows, passenger doors, and main cargo doors
-Accurate Airbus double-strobe and beacon lights, with optional twin upper beacon lights for airlines such as Qatar Airways
-Lighting system includes switchable cabin lights, and strobe and beacon light reflections on the ground and fuselage that appear depending on the time of day
-Ground servicing equipment

The virtual cockpit features an extremely high level of detail, with features including:

Virtual Cockpit:
-All the standard FS animations
-Full VAS FMC implementation
-Backlit gauges
-Animated wipers, seats, sunshades, closet doors, jumpseats
-Detail objects (suits, books, coffee cups, eyeglasses, chart books)
-Wingviews

Virtual Cabin (coming later):
-First class interior space
-Inflight entertainment system with map display
-Animated trays, luggage bins, accessible lavatories
-Exits openable from the inside
-Seatbelt and no-smoking signs

More features may be added later for both virtual cockpit and cabin.

Here are a few preview shots. Please keep in mind that everything is still a work in progress.
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Thanks,
The PA team

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Flightsimmer » 02 Jun 2012, 22:57

Looking excellent already! Eventhough it is still early renders in fs.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Brett-Hill » 02 Jun 2012, 23:07

Very nice, looking almost complete! let just hope PAirbus will release FSX SDK models as well as FS9 as there was no mention of it in the release notes above

crosses fingers

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by ceo.ostairva » 03 Jun 2012, 01:17

Yes, yes, yes!!! We love this great project, exellent work. We see, patience will always be rewarded.
The A332F was planned to be asap our hight-tech middle-class-freighter on SkyFly Airlines. We have also the A333 & A343 PAX already in our fleet. We hoped and now we have the good fortune with your great project.
We wish the entire staff of this project much S6 with the further progress of this nice successor.

Thx&Grtz
Timo

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by jeremylee » 03 Jun 2012, 02:24

I am really happy to see that PA Team is making Airbus 330 & 340.
I have a question for you.
Are you guys are just making a RR engine for A330?
When I see your preview shot, I can only see RR engine.
Thank you for making A330!!! :)

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Nick L » 03 Jun 2012, 02:34

We will make all three engine types.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by DerKranich » 03 Jun 2012, 04:09

No A345/A346? Bummer. :(

Though will the FDE also include the HGW variant for the A332?

Looks good so far though.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by VX320 » 03 Jun 2012, 05:21

I'm excited for the A330!

No super long A340-600 though?

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Nate1001 » 03 Jun 2012, 06:36

Very excited for this project! I have 2 questions regarding the ailerons

Will the ailerons be split in 2 like how the A380 is split into 3? And also, will the ailerons move all the way up like the A380 or only a small way wth the flaps down ?

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by CRJ » 03 Jun 2012, 08:40

WOW!! This is amazing!
I guess after some years, Project Airbus will have the whole Airbus model range done.
Tremendous work!!
Keep it guys, that's why I love this group..

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by eddm » 03 Jun 2012, 09:10

Hello,

this is outstanding news! I hope the A340-500/600 is also on this list.

The wheels on the main gear bogies are more spread out in the width than for other aircrafts-types, will you consider this in the modelling?

Cheers
EDDM

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Bombardier Q400 » 03 Jun 2012, 09:23

Very very geat! The best news since a long time.
The A330 is my favourite plane - and all these features - wonderful!

Please tell me that you also do an FSX model;)

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Elmar » 03 Jun 2012, 09:33

I'm very very glad about these new models, the Airbus A330 ist one of my favorit airliners, it's a really elegant aircraft. Project Airbus is unbeatable in creating flightsim addons!

The A340-500 and -600 do have revised wings and bigger engines, so I can understand that PA wants mostly to built up the common A330/340 series, which have same wing and fuselage.

Best regards,
Elmar

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by karlli1221 » 03 Jun 2012, 10:51

The A345 and A346 have bigger engines? They both look like hairdryers to me but hey :D THANKS PA!!!! I will patiently wait for the A345/346 ;)

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by M@rco » 03 Jun 2012, 11:54

The A345 and A346 have bigger engines?
Yeah, that's right. The A345/A346 have Rolls Royce Trent 500 engines, but the A342/A343 have CFM56-5C2 engines.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Brett-Hill » 03 Jun 2012, 12:18

Bombardier Q400 wrote:Very very geat! The best news since a long time.
The A330 is my favourite plane - and all these features - wonderful!

Please tell me that you also do an FSX model;)
looks like they will not say... much like the a380 VC and the a320 V2.1 . The FSX model will get forgotten about despite the fact about 2 3rds of the pairbus fans are FSX users. Looks like it will be a really Great flyer, and the modeling detail gone into it looks second to none so really sad to say it but Ill stick with the thomas ruth models if there is no FSX model due :(

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by inbetween » 03 Jun 2012, 13:36

Great news, i'm assuming this will be for both FS9 and FSX?

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Alex_94 » 03 Jun 2012, 14:17

Guys quit asking about a A340-500/600, if they make it they make it, be fortunate they're doing an a340 one at all. And dont make this a FSX vs FS2004 argument. if they dont make it for FSX..too bad

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by DerKranich » 03 Jun 2012, 14:35

Alex_94 wrote:Guys quit asking about a A340-500/600, if they make it they make it, be fortunate they're doing an a340 one at all. And dont make this a FSX vs FS2004 argument. if they dont make it for FSX..too bad
1) I think in some cases it may be FSX compatible, but I've been a long time FS9 user so I'm not one to argue.

2) As for the A345/A346, I'm sure they will make it after the A330 and all. They're doing five variants including the A342/A343 which is a bit ambitious. Though after that, they should have mostly everything available to make one, so it's only logical to think it will come in due time. However, I've been advocating for one as we've been lacking a good freeware one for FS9 for the better half of seven or so years at least! In preventing myself from getting an ulcer (or feeling like getting one at least), I'd just say look at flightcraft's A340 model and you'll see why I am so much in support of PA potentially making an A345/A346.

Though at any rate, I can live with the A330. The way I see it, it's only a natural stepping stone to the A345/A346 down the road.

I'm a little curious on what exactly they will paint on the A342 though.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by esg » 03 Jun 2012, 14:46

They're doing five variants
We have done five variants; the models are complete. They'll all be previewed in due time.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Flightsimmer » 03 Jun 2012, 15:20

which is exactly why i have both Fsx and Fs9 installed... grabbing whatever is available, not having to worry about what its being created for..

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Bombardier Q400 » 03 Jun 2012, 15:42

esg wrote: We have done five variants; the models are complete.
The models are finished? That's really great - can we expect a release of the models soon, or do you wait until the VC is also finished?
Maybe it'll be good to release the models first, so that the painters can start painting, and when you release the VC, a lot of paints are already available :)

And can you tell us now any comment about FSX models? There are a lot of FSX User's today, and Thomas Ruth converted your A320 V2.0 /A319/A321 models to FSX, so what's against doing FSX models? Please think about the lots of people who switched to FSX in the last years ;)

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by esg » 03 Jun 2012, 15:48

There's still a lot of work to be done on the textures.

FSX is in our plans.

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by ReneM. » 03 Jun 2012, 15:51

Amazing. Thank you PA for doing my favourite Airbus.

One question. Did you programmed that the spoilers/speedbrakes are extending and retracting so slow as in real?

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Brett-Hill » 03 Jun 2012, 15:57

esg wrote:There's still a lot of work to be done on the textures.

FSX is in our plans.
that is good to finally hear that from someone in the know... i hope it won't turn out to be another one like the a320 v2.1 when it said "FSX version might come Later" ... and never did...

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by esg » 03 Jun 2012, 16:20

It might still come. Lol

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by ReneM. » 03 Jun 2012, 16:31

esg wrote:It might still come. Lol
Then it would be the most gorgeous addon for fsx this year. :D

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by karlli1221 » 03 Jun 2012, 17:28

I forgot who was it that loves doing random objects in the cockpit. But how about an in-flight meal? (but where?)

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Alexis » 03 Jun 2012, 17:48

karlli1221 wrote:I forgot who was it that loves doing random objects in the cockpit. But how about an in-flight meal? (but where?)
I don't know who does except for me, but there will be things to find in there.

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Post by elwoodjetblues569 » 03 Jun 2012, 18:24

NICE!! - Thanks for the great news PA team! Look forward to flying all of the these releases. :) The screenshots look great so far!
Appreciate the fact you're doing the A330-200F variant too. Would like to see the A340-500/600 done too by the PA team hopefully.

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Post by A321flyer » 03 Jun 2012, 20:56

Scratch one up for PA :mrgreen: , what now Aerosoft 8-) ?

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by karlli1221 » 03 Jun 2012, 22:05

Alexis wrote:
karlli1221 wrote:I forgot who was it that loves doing random objects in the cockpit. But how about an in-flight meal? (but where?)
I don't know who does except for me, but there will be things to find in there.
YES!! It was you Alexis. Because I found the coffee cups in the A380 not obvious enough so I thought a colourful in-flight meal in the tray (if there's one) would be quite a good idea :D but thanks anyway ;) I really look forward to discovering random things in the cockpit :lol:

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Post by szpirogyra » 04 Jun 2012, 01:29

will u FSX it???(develop for fsx)

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by ChainChomp2 » 04 Jun 2012, 04:50

szpirogyra wrote:will u FSX it???(develop for fsx)
esg wrote:
FSX is in our plans.

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Post by szpirogyra » 04 Jun 2012, 09:38

I love the VC will all the features be as detailed as we see in the Paywares' like starting apu ,turning Bleeds off, Fully functional FMC??????I love this one...

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Alexis » 04 Jun 2012, 10:05

No, we don't intend to reach to that level. However VAS gauges do have a fully functional FMC except for VNAV.

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Post by szpirogyra » 04 Jun 2012, 12:12

Thanks, Keep up the good work.....We love your aircraft

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by M@rco » 04 Jun 2012, 14:11

@PAirbus-Team: You guys are crazy! Thank you very much for creating these aircraft. But, I am sorry for this question, are there plans to do the A340-500/600, too?

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by ReneM. » 04 Jun 2012, 15:57

Come on guys. Let them finish the A330/A340-200/-300 and we will see if they're doing the A345/A346.
But at first I hope they doing the aircrafts also for FSX. I mean why they won't do that because they doing it for the A321and A380 for example.

Is the VC still work in progress at the moment? or is it almost done?

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Post by Alexis » 04 Jun 2012, 18:23

ReneM. wrote:Is the VC still work in progress at the moment? or is it almost done?
Work in progress

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Daniel_csr » 04 Jun 2012, 20:04

Think I'm going to update this bird to HD, too :D
Looking awesome!!!

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by szpirogyra » 05 Jun 2012, 02:38

Also what plans have u got for FSX in
1-A320
2-A380
Will u make a whole basepack with vcs' included
Because i have never managed to successfully install a320(318,319 too) in FSX..
Is A340-500,600 Planned???
You guys are doing great an excellent model :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Jarlsberg » 05 Jun 2012, 18:45

This made my week ;)
I don't know what it is, but it looks like most developers doesn't like Airbuses. You guys, POSKY and iFDG is probably the only group that cares about european aircrafts which also looks great, and that is awesome! And on top of that, you're giving it to us for free, only imagining how many working hours you've put in these projects, and probably money involved too...

Love you guys at Project Airbus <3

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by GRPilot » 06 Jun 2012, 12:48

:') What a perfect model. Congratulation PA-Team. Wish you all the best!!!

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Biboushek » 06 Jun 2012, 16:15

Thaaaanks alot :) and when do we expect that u announce their links for downloads ??

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Post by DerKranich » 06 Jun 2012, 16:24

Biboushek wrote:Thaaaanks alot :) and when do we expect that u announce their links for downloads ??
December 21, 2012 at 11:11 GMT :mrgreen:

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Post by Alexis » 06 Jun 2012, 17:19

DerKranich wrote:December 21, 2012 at 11:11 GMT :mrgreen:
Where's that "Like" button when you need it?

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Post by esg » 06 Jun 2012, 17:20

December 21, 2012 at 11:11 GMT it shall be

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by Brett-Hill » 06 Jun 2012, 19:19

Can't you release it at 11:10 GMT so we atleast get a peak and a meaning for life :D

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Re: The A330 and A340

Post by ReneM. » 07 Jun 2012, 09:16

Brett-Hill wrote:Can't you release it at 11:10 GMT so we atleast get a peak and a meaning for life :D
Yes, then we still have one minute to enjoy the A330/A340 :D


But will there be wingview like on the other models without vc or directly with included vc? Sry if i don't understand it right.

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