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Demo version with banners, with new panel and gauges, new external model, sound and virtual cockpit. The Airbus A380 is a doubledecker, four-engined airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It first flew on April 27, 2005. During much of ist development, the aircraft was known as the Airbus A3XX. The A380 is now the largest passenger airliner, topping the Boeing 747, which was the largest for 35 years. However, the Antonov An-225 retains the record of being the world's largest commercial aircraft. Panel, Gauges, Model, sound and textures A. Meyer.
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|over A380.txt||10.06.05||3.82 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
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Having long been a fan of Airbus flights, I grabbed this take on the Air France Airbus A380 for review. It’s an aircraft that I know quite well both in real-life and in simulation, so was excited to try it out. The hard work put into the development of this mod by A. Meyer was very impressive and made me want to give it a shot.
Depth and Detail
On first glance, I noticed just how impressive the attention to detail is on the model. Not only is the model a higher resolution than most, it’s scale feels almost perfect. The new external model has been the beneficiary of incredible hard work and precision, work that makes sure the original core and detail can be captured and preserved as much as possible.
However, one major element of the process here is the new sounds. I found that although the model (and by extension the skin) was hugely impressive. However, the sounds go a long way to adding that extra big of “oom” to the presentation which really makes a big difference. I’d happily fly this aircraft all day just to hear that ferocious engine roar into life. It’s a great touch, and one that really made me feel at home here in the cockpit.
Speaking of the cockpit, what a job has been done here!
The development team on the cockpit have exceeded themselves. The new development of the aircrafts cockpit has gone a long way to making it easy to settle into flying this beauty of an aircraft. The introduction of a solid and well-made virtual cockpit foes even further when you want to have an easy to enjoy way to tear though the skies.
I always put a huge amount of stock in performance, though. It’s all well & good flying around in a high-end model that follows realism, but is it coded well?
Flying Feels Fabulous
A poorly coded model can be a real drawer of energy and use up a lot of that valuable energy that we need for performance. Thankfully, the developers here even got the coding spot on!
This flies very well and gives me no performance issues or pauses for thought, at all. The work that has gone into making sure this aircraft flies with grace and freedom is very impressive indeed. In fact, it’s an aircraft that feels far truer to its true self than most.
The panels, the sounds, the gauges, the performance, accuracy and dynamics are excellent. Add in the detail on the model and the ease of use and installation, and you have the most perfect of storms.
I’d happily recommend this to anyone who wants to fly a modern favorite, created wonderfully.
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