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A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by Alexis » 22 Jul 2010, 18:27

Before the news post, I'm clarifying again that all things shown here are WIP and you're not seeing the finished product in these shots.

Now, to get on with stuff. First thing to be previewed is Gary's radio. His first job was to create a radio that looks to work in similar fashion to the real 380's. How it works is explained below. The radio has all FS9 radio functions implemented. It is also used for entering the transponder code.

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1. Top row: select radio function here you see VHF (COM) selected
2. Audio on/off for COM1/2, NAV1/2 e.t.c. Here you see COM1 on, COM2 off. The next to the right is NAV1/2
3. Line selector. Push the button of the frequency you want to change
4. Numeric keypad: type in the frequency, delete it with CLR if you want to. Once done, hit Enter, to the right of the arrows
5. Switch between active/standby frequency

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Post by HeathrowSpottingHD » 22 Jul 2010, 19:10

Looking good guys!
Can't wait really hate flying the A380 without a VC but your model makes up for it ;)

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Post by sknepper » 22 Jul 2010, 21:09

Thanks for sharing it with us Alexis. This is certainly a "New Generation" in VC design. Great work on those gauges.
B.T.W. How did the exams go? :) If I was the examinator I would give you 110% ;)

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Post by GaryG » 22 Jul 2010, 21:52

Hopefully more things will be done....

regards

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Post by AirNewZealand_A320 » 23 Jul 2010, 04:21

Im not exactly sure how to set up ILS with VC's that have "VHF", "HF" and all that...

Like Default ones are Comm 1 and 2, Nav 1 and 2.

Set a frequency to nav1 and then the rest i can do.

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Post by sinsnowman » 23 Jul 2010, 08:50

The picture is from the 'A380 - Flight Deck and System Briefing for pilots' published by Airbus S.A.S.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37209933@N ... 0/sizes/l/
not bad actually, keep it up!!!

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Post by Tranceaddict » 23 Jul 2010, 13:01

AirNewZealand_A320 wrote:Im not exactly sure how to set up ILS with VC's that have "VHF", "HF" and all that...

Like Default ones are Comm 1 and 2, Nav 1 and 2.

Set a frequency to nav1 and then the rest i can do.
Then im sure it would do you no harm to read up and learn some

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Post by lordsniper » 24 Jul 2010, 21:03

nice work alexis and I still can't believe how fast you learned to do gauges gary.. :) the radio is beautiful, as an fsx user and vc lover may I ask please what's still to be done in the Vc, just an update ;) (not begging or acting like an impatient asshole ;) )

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Post by esg » 24 Jul 2010, 22:28

lordsniper wrote:as an fsx user and vc lover may I ask please what's still to be done in the Vc, just an update ;) (not begging or acting like an impatient asshole ;) )
Few final model changes, few textures, rest of the gauges

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Post by GaryG » 24 Jul 2010, 23:23

We'll do what we can.... "fast learning"... actually I knew something about gauges before entering PA, as all of you know.

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Re: A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by Atomic_13 » 25 Jul 2010, 05:29

The radio looks authentic and realistic! Keep it up ;)

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Post by Movieman162 » 25 Jul 2010, 07:12

Looks great, I'm going to see the A380 today and go inside so I'm eager to see how your model and vc compares.

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Post by HeathrowSpottingHD » 25 Jul 2010, 10:12

Movieman162 wrote:Looks great, I'm going to see the A380 today and go inside so I'm eager to see how your model and vc compares.

Farnborough? have fun, in May on Work Experince i got a 3 hour tour of the SIA A380 Outside and Inside.
It was being towed from a Romote Stand to T3 Gate 301, so i was with the guy doing the breaks so soon after we parked the captain said he would allow me in for them programeing it for the flight! Great fun turning the Beacon and seatbelt sign on but even better when he droped hydro and let me deploy the speed breaks!
After going in it you are going to want the realist VC you can make on FS trust me!

Have fun :)

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Re: A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by Silverbird » 26 Jul 2010, 01:44

Awesome work Alexis, Gary, ! it kicks butt! :o

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Re: A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by GaryG » 26 Jul 2010, 14:11

Thanks Cesar :)

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Re: A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by aase » 29 Jul 2010, 23:23

Hey its looking amazing so far keep up the great work

cant wait to see some more progress!!

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Post by airbusler » 30 Jul 2010, 19:42

it is very first good look of a virtual cockpit for the a380.

Fine :!: :!: :)

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Post by nike » 07 Aug 2010, 00:46

Any News? ;)

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Post by LY7610 » 08 Aug 2010, 06:19

That Great,
but this virtual cockpit have FMC/CDU ??

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Post by Alexis » 08 Aug 2010, 09:02

LY7610 wrote:That Great,
but this virtual cockpit have FMC/CDU ??
Nope. There is Ken Mitchell's FMC, from his A340 panel, but not a fully featured one. If someone has the time to make one though, he'll find he can put it on the 380 and map it on its keyboard.

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Post by wc_ent3 » 10 Aug 2010, 12:15

NEWS pictures ?

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Post by Snowdragon » 10 Aug 2010, 17:59

Great work! Looks nice!

How long we must wait for it? :D

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Post by Tranceaddict » 11 Aug 2010, 14:33

2 years.. give or take 1 year

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Post by Thickfog » 13 Aug 2010, 21:44

Maybe some newbie doesn't realize how their loved (fps killer in FSX being run in low spec systems)virtual cockpit is complicated to do...a decent virtual cockpit can take alone more time and resources than the external model of the airplane...a virtual cockpit made with modern standards(let's say at least the level of the default FSX airplanes) is made with more polygons of the external model of the airplane and often contains HD textures...let's add that it needs specific programmed gauges(in the case of the A380) and animations and you have an idea of what we are talking about...it takes years to payware developers, not to mention for freeware developers...you are just capable of complain... "when will we have the VC model???", because for you the wonderful external model that has been released isn't enought for you...flight simulation exists from more than 20 years...and virtual cockpits have been introduced just with FS2002...in my opinion a wonderful 3d external model and a good widescreen 2d panel(and a series of panels covering all the cockpit) is sufficient to make a perfect aircraft...even because without track IR and some MCP panels that you can touch with your hands, without going mad trying to catch the right knob or button with the mouse (at least the main functions of the autopilot) the virtual cockpit loses all it's advantage against the 2d panel...virtual cockpits are made more for kids who like to identify with the role of the pilot...and cares more about the appearance, the look, the graphics rather than the substance... they are the ones who keeps on panning around continuously with the joystick hat switch during an IFR flight wich instead would require more attention to the instruments... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by ariput » 14 Aug 2010, 07:20

ok, why no 2D panel then?

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Post by Tranceaddict » 14 Aug 2010, 11:30

Cos we think someone else can do a better job at that than we can :D

any more questions?

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Post by esg » 25 Aug 2010, 21:56

Sexing up the gauges

[youtube]NnlBHnLgDA4[/youtube]

[youtube]B2w_McKUc-M[/youtube]

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Post by GaryG » 25 Aug 2010, 22:23

I think it's important to mention that most of the PFD has been done by esg.

He deserve the praise, he has done awesome job.

Congrats esg, keep it up mate.

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Post by sinsnowman » 26 Aug 2010, 01:17

Wow that looks excellent!!! No freeware panel had came this close to the real one!!! But how about the autopilot functionallity? Is there any OP CLB function as you can use on the wilco bus?

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Post by esg » 26 Aug 2010, 01:28

Nope. Dunno what time will bring though

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Re: A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by Tom Collins » 26 Aug 2010, 06:43

Wow - that's looking great DT

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Post by lordsniper » 26 Aug 2010, 10:13

Thickfog wrote:...virtual cockpits are made more for kids who like to identify with the role of the pilot...
ehhh that's why they call it "simulation", you actually simulate the role of pilot :o , and let's be honest Vc are more realistic and that's what developper are trying to do all this years, I don't think actual pilots can't turn their heads like turtles from instruments during long haul flights [2d panels,] but everyone has it preference

but I agree with the complaining THAT is childish, esg and gary your gauges are orgasmic :)

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Post by esg » 26 Aug 2010, 12:31

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Post by AlexLloyd » 26 Aug 2010, 14:59

Looking awesome guys. I can't wait :D

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Post by Atomic_13 » 26 Aug 2010, 16:14

It's so beautiful! Keep it up guys! ;)

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Post by lukep95 » 26 Aug 2010, 18:12

Just to make a VC just amazing as the model! Hope you take it easy and not rushed ;)

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Post by sknepper » 26 Aug 2010, 20:33

Compliments on the fantastic work on the gauges. Did they come out of a real Airbus? ;)

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Post by LN-OSS » 27 Aug 2010, 07:06

Aesome job guys!..

May this help?.. These was taken on my A380 trip from LFPG-EGLL-LFPG on the 14aug :)

Cheers
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Post by esg » 27 Aug 2010, 10:42

Hi, thanks, Stian. I saw them on AVSIM a few days ago and saved them :P

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Post by LN-OSS » 27 Aug 2010, 20:03

Good to hear :)... Hope they come in hand!!..

Looking forward to vc and 2d panel.. btw.. will 2d panel support widescreen?..

Cheers
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Post by AirNewZealand_A320 » 27 Aug 2010, 22:01

Theyre Not doing 2D Panel. im pretty sure. but i think ive seen a Widescreen 2D a380 panel out there.

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Post by airplan3z » 30 Aug 2010, 02:57

VC looks amazing. Those pictures should really be of a lot of help Stian. I can wait for this VC. I say this because....
1. Im not a childish person that keeps saying "When will it be released" over and over....
2. The longer the wait, the better it must be because of the more time that was spent on it.
3. You guys always do an amazing job so why rush you!

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Post by GaryG » 30 Aug 2010, 08:50

We'll do the best from what we can and our knowledge.

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Post by kalim » 04 Sep 2010, 16:30

Congratulations guys, I know the real thing (cause working on that airplane as a technician) and you're doing a great job. Can't wait to see the VC finished.

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Post by jaketeirney » 14 Sep 2010, 06:55

Looks great, whens it due out and is it going to be for FSX as well as FS9?

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Post by GaryG » 14 Sep 2010, 07:29

jaketeirney wrote:Looks great, whens it due out and is it going to be for FSX as well as FS9?
Apart from that question is not allowed and it is not in every freeware forum..... do not expect it soon.

We have a lot of work to do, gauges involve lots of work.

Hope you all appreciate the day this comes out.

Regards.

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Post by elwoodjetblues569 » 14 Sep 2010, 17:35

GaryG wrote:
jaketeirney wrote:Looks great, whens it due out and is it going to be for FSX as well as FS9?
Apart from that question is not allowed and it is not in every freeware forum..... do not expect it soon.

We have a lot of work to do, gauges involve lots of work.

Hope you all appreciate the day this comes out.

Regards.
I know I certainly will - I have a feeling it will be worth the wait. Take your time PA team.
Stian - those are really nice pics. :)

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Post by Air Berlin » 14 Sep 2010, 17:41

i think it's worth to wait even a jear, if it needs so long :roll:
it should be the "best" VC for FS2004, with all functions of the A380, and aas real as possible.
Something like the Posky 777 VC. I wish everyone who's working on the VC good luck and "fun" do do this awesome job.

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Post by lukep95 » 25 Sep 2010, 20:12

As long as it dosent take as long as the model did we will survive :)

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Re: A380 Virtual cockpit previews

Post by GaryG » 08 Oct 2010, 22:29

Hi all,

I know it's been a long time since our last update. We just want to ensure everybody that we're progressing slowly. But rest assured. When we have something to show we'll show it.

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