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#1 Nik Efimov

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 02:33 AM

A lot of questions have been asked lately about whether we model such and such function or not.  There seems to be a slight confusion as to what the level of detail of our projects is. I would like to take a moment and amplify on our features.

First of all, our goal is to be the leader in producing ultimate-quality Airbus-based aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is our mission statement, and that

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 02:42 AM

So, your product is 'stand alone', in that it only depends on FS for the enviroment?

That is amazing!! Thanks for your insight, I'm sure it will help people who want to know if something is modeled or not. Now, I have a problem with this... you made an already hard wait, even harder!!! :angry:  :lol: Anyway, looking forward to your next announcement, I just hope it isn't far away.

BTW, I just want to mention that this is the best forum for a product I've been to. You guys are really friendly and professional, and always answer our questions. Thanks for that! :)

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:15 AM

WOW...That just sounds insane....I don't know how you guys are doing this, but I am glad you are...LOL...If that makes any sense...This is one product I looking forward to...And I mean that :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink:
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:56 AM

oh my god .... it's AMAZING !! I LOVE your philosophy !!
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 10:23 AM

Hi,

will you make the sounds playing from FS or external, too?

Regards, Ben

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 11:59 AM

Wow, no wonder why there is so much time being dedicated to this. Great job and visions guys!  Keep up the good work! :D
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:24 PM

I can't wait for the release or even the release date like everyone. AirSimmer is very well organized! Also, the team said that the project is still going to be released in 2007 (probably the end of 207) - that's just 3 months to go! That's not long and the waiting is quite exciting. Every day we have new previews. If we ask for a screenshot the team will always post them. What's most important - AirSimmer created a very friendly environment! In my honest opinion, AirSimmer is really unique. I wish them all the best!

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:08 PM

Here's a tiny bit to illustrate the ADIRS

I guess we could use this thread to preview the little things once in a while :)

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:33 PM

Is it a dream ?  :o
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 07:09 PM

:rolleyes:  This is ALL GOOD.
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#11 Nik Efimov

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 07:24 PM

View PostBen Voigt, on Oct 7 2007, 06:23 AM, said:

will you make the sounds playing from FS or external, too?

Regards, Ben

The systems and environment sounds are .wav files called by our systems when needed. Both system coding and files themselves are 'outside' FS. I guess we can't say they they run 'outside' FS just because you won't hear them when FS is minimized.

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 11:32 PM

Nik, your description of the product sounds quite astonishing, I'm really looking forward about it. I have few questions here :
1) Will it be possible to test the CSMG on the ground with the blue elec pump?
2) Is the RAT automatic extension implemented (loss of AC1+2 and VC > 100kts)?
3) Are you sure that F/CTL reverts to direct law at gear extension? I though it goes to direct law on the ground via flare law when <50ft then a gradual transition in 5 seconds to direct law. By the way, will the flare law be there with a positive nose down order to help pilot to "sense" the flare?
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:26 AM

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Are you sure that F/CTL reverts to direct law at gear extension?
If I understand the FBW laws properly, from Alternate Law, yes.

@Nik: Any hints as to how close to release you are????

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:19 AM

Vulcan

Sit tight, remember that Airsimmer will be released before the end of this year, for FS2004

Couple of months pal, and you'll be flying
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:53 AM

We make no promises when it comes to dates. It's not like we know that we release on such and such day and just won't tell you because we're bad...no, we just don't know yet!

Marcopolo,

1. You must mean EMER GEN. Yes, you can test the operation, turn it on manually, etc
2. RAT. Yes, that is pretty essential
3. There is no diversion in Normal law, but I was speaking about Alternate law. Just like Vulcan said, the aircraft switches from alternate to direct when gear is down. Flare mode is part of Normal Law, and is simulated as well.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:31 AM

View PostNik Efimov, on Oct 8 2007, 05:53 AM, said:

We make no promises when it comes to dates. It's not like we know that we release on such and such day and just won't tell you because we're bad...no, we just don't know yet!

It would appear from reading between the lines that another developer is getting delayed due to the forthcoming patches from MS for FSX in respect to their A320. I realize that their FS9 and FSX versions are being built at the same time which I guess is hindering the release for the FS9 version now as well. Its not their fault...I blame MS/FSX/ACES. I hope these upcoming patches for that crap of a sim FSX will not delay the FS9 release of your A3xx series.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:20 AM

View PostNik Efimov, on Oct 8 2007, 07:53 AM, said:

2. RAT. Yes, that is pretty essential
And what about:  During RAT deployment and emergency generator coupling (approximately 6-8 seconds), the batteries supply power to AC ESS BUS and DC ESS BUS.
After landing, the DC BAT bus is automatically connected to the batteries when airspeed drops below 100 knots. When the speed decreases below 50 knots, the AC ESS bus is automatically shed, and power is lost to the CRTs.
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#19 Nik Efimov

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:53 AM

Have you been reading CBT's lately? ;)

Here's the idea.

Suppose we have a description of how XX system works (and we DO have extensive descriptions of how all the systems work). We follow it word by word (providing it's applicable to FS), and implement the described features in our products. It's a very simple concept :)

Short Answer: yes

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:23 PM

Thanks.
Nik, it was only question. The information I get  from Airbus ATA-24 "TECHNICAL TRAINING MANUAL
MECHANICS / ELECTRICS & AVIONICS COURSE 24 ELECTRICAL POWER" :) and from Airbus study notes not from CBT.
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