Airbus A320 Family for FS20041 reviews
Media format: Immediate Download
Compatibility: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
File size: 39 MB
Designed in the early 1980s, the Airbus A320 team has become a major staple in the way that aircraft work and the way they are respected and treated – it really did make a massive change for Airbus. Now, you can be a part of that progressive change thanks to the hard work and style of AFS-design.
They have designed a truly magnificent homage to the real thing, creating an exciting and unique system that really does manage to capture the best and most effective work of the real thing.
For those who want to see something unique and engaging take to the skies in their FS2004 experience, then this might just be the place to start with.
It really helps to re-vitalize and improve the overall position and style of the old FS2004 models, making an old simulator come to life in a fresh manner thanks to the hard work and commitment of AFS-design.
Changes to the Cockpit
The cockpit is one of your major instruments for making sure your flight can be easy to control and an effective part of your flight process moving forward. This package introduces fresh changes to the cockpit to improve your flights, including;
A reworked and improved range of displays to give you more information and detail than ever before. Now you have access to the Primary Flight Displays as well as the Multi-function Flight Displays, bringing everything together in the most effective manner possible whilst ensuring you can move forward with ease.
Make your flights easier to manipulate in the future with two totally switchable EICAS displays. The EICAS displays that you get access to when using this model include key features such as FUEL, ENGINE, DOORs and Map to really bring to life the most effective, detailed system it possibly can.
Center consoles with FMC, radio ads and transponders are included alongside trim wheels, throttles and engine controls which all help you out in a variety of ways to become a fresher and more effective pilot when you are moving forward. These various extras greatly improve your precision when you’re flying.
Make use of an upper panel which has been reworked and changed over and over again to make more than 100 deposited switches, all designed from their real counterpart. This makes a massive difference in bringing together a convincing, effective, and truly enjoyable flight style that will be hard to forget.
Seatbelt and no-smoking signs are included to help you fully see the transition towards authenticity, including all of the most minor features and additions possible to make the flight feel open and honest in relation to what the real thing can provide you with, offering a fresh, engaging take on the interior of a cockpit.
Autopilot features are worked upon, changed and improved to make them as effective and interesting as they possibly can be – this includes features such as ILS, FD, ALT, VS, HDG, NAV, SPeeD, Mach, Loc, Autothrottle / Master and QNH to optimize your flight experience.
Improve the quality of your flights even further with the introduction of the new Finkenwerder in Hamburg, Germany. This now comes with a range of new taxiways which add to the special aerodrome which is hosted here, giving you another much improved look and feel across the entire Hamburg airport.
Make sure that your aircraft carries the most authentic look and feel possible with a range of new improvements and changes which really do capture the detail and depth of the aircraft. Specular shines and night lighting are included using solid Alpha technology to really grab, design and control it.
With 1024 x 1024 textures you now have access to a design that really looks excellent, matched by the depth of the sound. This makes use of the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engine which is used in the aircraft, making sure the sounds are authentic to the actual engine you are flying with.
Like any good aircraft, this includes access to your aircraft’ FMC and the various changes that have been implemented to make sure you have full control and precision when you are handling the flight process moving forward. For more assistance in doing so, you can benefit from;
A huge range of menus and different changes along the way that make a massive difference to your aircraft, with various different menus improving control.
Gauges of various flight parameters are included inside, too, which add another layer of control of the flight process to you when you’re actually flying.
The use of flight plans will make it much easier to manage your aircraft in tight spots and this mod offers you access to just that, greatly improving your overall control when flying.
Following waypoints is now much simpler thanks to an improved FMC experience that will ensure you are always on the right path when you are flying around.
Calculation of courses using analogical winds, high levels and aerodrome of destination is another major benefit that this brings to the table.
Likewise, course gauging and auto pilot control has been a major factor of your FMC system in place.
Aside from totally reworking and managing the way that your FMC and your cockpit in general are going to operate, you will find that this mod introduces much else, too. For example, this adds various other major features and improvements that can capture the eye of the right aircraft, offering features and improvements such as;
New changes to the way that models are put together, with ATC-ID signs included on every model in the cockpit and both on the exterior. These add another layer of authenticity and control to the overall picture, making something far more authentic to look at.
Engine thrust reversers now come with the right animations and minor changes to help make it blend and stick together with the rest of the design for the utmost realism and control. Designed to also provide you with authentic flight dynamics that further improve the realism and attention to detail.
Comes with a FMC and GPS system in place to help you fly more comfortable and stay in full control of your flight. With the GPS you can complement the various other added features to make sure you stay on track at all times, improving your overall flight comprehension extensively.
Make sure that you have a realistic flight to enjoy with the addition of the virtual cockpits various new features. From panel lighting to improve visibility right through to extra window reflections, you can feel like the cockpit finally looks the part. It also includes new avionics for radio navigation.
It’s these massive changes to visibility and overall flight control that make the biggest difference, however. Thanks to these mods and the changes that they introduce it will now be easier than ever for a pilot to control their aircraft thanks to the introduction of exterior lighting sources.
These new lighting sources will do a great job of making sure you can move forward and enjoy the comfort and authenticity of process, helping you understand the various aspects of lighting including beacons, strobes, navigation, landing and taxi lighting to help you further see where you are going and what’s ahead.
A major benefit of this modification, though, is the introduction of animations on the external model. These new animations include changes to flaps, slats, spoilers and various other features like three cabin doors and two hatches alongside animated gears. All of this really helps bring the aircraft into organic life.
Detailed external and internal image changes are included to help make sure that this cockpit is the friendliest one you will ever spend time in! This includes a friendly co-pilot who is more than happy to help you stay on top of your progress and manage your aircraft with precision.
Like any good aircraft modification, this introduces a host of fresh changes and improvements that capture and dictate the quality of your flight authenticity. With many hours of research and detail put to the test, this modification brings to life a range of liveries which include some of the most commonly known designs.
Some of the main liveries which are included are;
- Industrie House - A318, A319, A320, A321
- AIR BERLIN - A319, A320
- Germanwings - A319
- Lufthansa - A318, A319, A320, A321
- SWISS - A318, A319, A320, A321
- Air France - A318, A319, A320, A321
- easyJet - A319
- Grundlack - A318, A319, A320, A321
- LAN Airlines - A318, A319, A320
- United Airlines - A319, A320
- US Airways - A319, A320, A321
- China Airlines - A319, A320, A321
- British Airways - A318, A319, A320, A321
- Qatar Airways - A319, A320, A321
- Repaint Texture - A318, A319, A320, A321
Rated 3.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
3/5 Verified Purchase
I am happy with the download of the Airbus Family. So far everything seems to be functioning well. However I am disappointed with the sound considering it is that of a turbine engine. Is there a way of changing the sound to that of the A320?