Airbus A380 Family for FS20041 reviews
AFS-Design brings to the world of flight simulators a very unique and exciting expansion, with the Airbus A380 Family designed for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. This unique and exciting model pack is available for purchase via instant download, to ensure that you get it as quickly as possible and can begin soaring through the skies in these incredibly rendered aircraft models. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 28 MB
The Airbus A380 Family is known for their superior size, and these large jumbojets are used in the world of aviation for such tasks as FedEx or UPS deliveries, among many other things. Their largesse is beautifully rendered by designer AFS-Design and these models certainly feel hefty, without the physics of flight becoming muddled. Overall, flying these models is a very true to life experience, complemented wonderfully by the meticulous attention to detail when it comes to recreating the looks of these aircrafts, both outside and inside.
Indeed, the included interior cabins of the Airbus A380 is truly life-like, and makes piloting this large jet even more of a treat. The detail doesn’t stop there though, as the cockpit is rendered with just as much detail, featuring hundreds of accurately represented switches and panels, to truly heighten your virtual flight experience.
Continuing the excellence in detail comes the inclusion of textures which feature specular and accurate night time reflections, to make sure that the experience of flight is accurate in both daytime and nighttime within the program.
Also exciting is the inclusion of realistic sounds to truly improve the overall feel of the experience; with a jumbo jet, you’d better believe sound is important! Flight enthusiasts with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 would do well to pick up this affordable and accessible expansion pack for themselves, as the features it is packed with make it a no-brainer purchase, and a worthy add-on to any flight sim fan’s collection.
As an aircraft with genuine charm and care, the Airbus A380 Family has long been respected and enjoyed by pilots across the globe. Thanks to the hard work of AFS-design, you can now hop into the cockpit and enjoy a simple and effective flight moving forward to really help you enjoy and understand the best way to move forward.
One of the major benefits that comes from using something like this mod package, though, is the fact that it will let you see first-hand all of the major (and minor!) features of the aircraft that made it such a lovable piece of kit in the first place.
As far as getting to enjoy the aircraft goes, this is a commercially effective aircraft that you should have relatively few problems learning how to fly thanks to the accuracy and consideration put into the enjoyment side of things by the team.
Whilst this may be a true rendition of the real thing, it comes with a hugely effective and stylish format that makes it fun to fly but easy to learn. In turn, you should have no problem in taking control of your aircraft and just getting out there into the skies.
With an easy to learn style and a learning curve that should not be too taxing on you, this can be the perfect ally for anyone who wishes to truly enjoy the skies from the comfort of a modern, exciting and charming 21st-century piece of workmanship that, for a time, totally transformed the direction of Airbus.
New and Improved Cockpit Features
In this package, the cockpit comes first. It makes sure that the flight experience is at its best at the very basic levels, ensuring that you can finally fly in the right manner and make sure that you have no problems adapting and changing to the rules needed for safe and effective flight handled in the right manner. Some of the main features include;
Two new flight displays for both Primary Flight Displays and Multi-Function Flight Displays. These features make it easier than ever to control your aircraft by giving you access to a simple and effective way to control and manage your flights moving forward. For an easy way to understand how your flight can be most successfully put together without compromising your safety, each of these instruments will be needed.
You also have two fully switchable EICAS displays to pick from – these give you access to everything FUEL, ENGINE, DOORs and MAP ranges to ensure you can stay well in line with the targets you’ve set. Make flight safer thanks to the various features and improvements that this brings to the cockpit.
Center the console with your FMC system by having access to everything that you need for success. Radio controls, transponders, trim wheels, throttles and engine controls are all a major part of the process which will greatly help you improve your position when you are flying, making corrections simple.
On top of this you have access to have an upper panel that has around 100 real and fully deposited switches to pick from, adding even more depth and realism to the way that you will manage yourself and the route that you will take to ensure your flights are safe.
Seatbelt and no-smoking signs are added for a nice little cosmetic touch, using the noted acoustic sound to make them sound the very best that they possibly can here.
Another major improvement is that of the various autopilot features you now have access to – from LS, FD, ALT, VS, NAV and SPeeD through to Mach, Loc, Autothrottle and QNH you have full and utter access to controlling your aircraft.
HUD displays have been changed utterly to ensure they carry the same depth and detail as you might have hoped for. With vertical gyro and velocity G, Mach, TAS, IAS, Kompass, QNH and Pitch all available you can really have some fun here!
2D panels are included in the resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1024 x 1024 pixels for 3D models respectively. This gives you a much greater level of depth and control when actively controlling your aircraft.
Fresh FMC Configurations
Another major boost to your flight control and comfort has been that of the new Flight Management Computer. This has been detailed in such a fashion that it can be surely managed and used to help make your flights easier than ever before, giving you access to key FMC features like;
Fifteen new menus that all give you fresh features to pick from, making it easier than ever to make the right decisions when you’re flying.
Gauges that use miscellaneous flight parameters options to help you stay on track and to retain your accuracy when you are flying – this is a vital aspect of your progress so make sure you use this to your advantage when you are using this model.
You can also finally utilize a flight plan system easier than ever before as this totally freshens up and re-calibrates the way that you might look at flight plans, making them much easier to balance with and use in future.
Calculation of courses is made much simpler too; now you just need to use systems and features like analogical winds, high level and aerodrome of destination to help manage yourself on the right path.
Following waypoints is a piece of cake with your new FMC, freshening up and drastically changing the way that you fly and the way that you control and detail your flight.
C0ursage and autopilot control has been included to give you an even greater level of control when you are moving forward in your flight.
Incredible Model Designs
This is a package that takes a great deal of care and precision when showcasing the quality that it brings to the table. The model designs and various other features are just a part of this, captured and caught in the most detailed and effective manner that it possibly can be. The model designs include extra features such as;
Detailed external and internal modelling throughout. This manages to grab every feature and make it prominent on the page, ensuring that it stands out from the crowd and can be managed and looked into in the most impressive level of detail.
Animations are also vastly improved to try and capture that format and style in the best way possible. New animations for the external model include serious changes to features such as flaps, slats, spoilers and even the three cabin doors which are inside alongside the two hatches. Even the gear is animated!
Another major and significant change has been that of the lighting effects of the windows as well as the exterior lighting. Exterior lighting on the aircraft includes beacons, strobes, navigation lighting, landing lighting and taxi lighting for the utmost levels of precision, care and detail when moving forward.
Utilizes a variety of extra graphical design fefatures to help make the aircraft look more authentic. For example, it carries the ATC-ID sign on the aircraft in the cockpit to make sure you can easily know what you are flying and how it should be most closely represented moving forward.
New textures which are an impressive 1024 x 1024 pixels in detail are used, combining an excellent specular shine with night lighting and Alpha technology along the way to make the most progressive, effective and stylish system it possibly can. Really makes the aircraft stand out from the crowd perfectly.
Other Key Features
Virtual cockpits are included, changed and improved to make sure that this carries the right hallmarks, looks and feels of the real thing. More importantly, this package can be used to detail major features such as panel lighting, window reflections and highly detailed flight avionics for improved radio navigation when flying.
FMC is obviously included, but so is the usage of GPS systems to help you analyze, improve and modify your flight as you go. It’s never been easier to maintain that level of control and comfort when flying an Airbus aircraft than it is when using this specific modification.
Engine thrust reverser is included which uses specific animations and the most authentic flight dynamics possible to make sure it can fly in the right direction. It’s something that you can very easily control, manage and prepare for as you begin to try and move forward to fly with precision.
The system also makes use of the real recorded sounds of the original Rolls Royce Trend 900 engine – this really does capture the genuine power and anger of the original aircraft engine, giving you something that stands out from the crowd and gives you a truly distinctive sound when flying.
One of the major benefits of this package is that it not only gives you detail, it gives you depth. Some of the included liveries are;
- Industrie house,
- Air France,
- Virgin Atlantic,
- Korean Air,
- Quatar Air,
- Thai - Thailand,
- Singapore Airlines,
- Repaint texture
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Rated 3.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
Yh not BAD but not the best. The pilot figures are plain annoying, if they could use something better to make the figures and some textures, that would be 5 stars. Still good though.
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