FS2002 Lisbon Sun Airbus A340-500
powered by RR engines. The A340-500 is 222 feet in overall length with a maximum range of 8500 nm with 313 pax. Features fully animated control surfaces, fully independent suspension, dynamic flexing wings, animated tilting bogies, rolling main wheels, animated thrust reversers, fully reflective ...
- Complete with Base Model
- Download hits
- File size
- 5.22 MB
- Virus Scan
- Scanned 28 days ago (clean)
- Access to file
- Free (Freeware)
- Content Rating
The archive A345_lsn.zip has 38 files and directories contained within it.
This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.
|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|A340-500 Lisbon Sun||03.10.03||0 B|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
Having always been a big fan of Airbus models, I decided to grab this for my old copy of FS2002. I’m using an older laptop at present for a lot of testing for retro software, and this was one that I had on my list to try out. What I found out more or less immediately upon loading this up, though, was that it’s based on the old United Sim Designs model.
The re-paint carried out here by Dinarte Gaspar is very impressive. I like having good liveries that are historically accurate, and this makes it very easy to adapt to.
How to Use
The aircraft itself flies the exact same as the old USD model. If you used that before then you have essentially used this. The main difference here is the usage of the aircrafts textures – they are fresher, fairer and more impressive.
However, this take on the A340-500 is impressive for an FS2002 model. 222ft in size, this carries the scale and the size of the aircraft very well. It also does a great job of offering the aircrafts authentic performance capabilities, with a maximum range of 8,500nm. Whilst some mods are a bit simplistic when it comes to flight dynamics, this repaint makes sure it does not mess around with the right settings at all.
The attention to detail is awesome, by the way. The designer has done a fine job of grabbing that depth and detail almost perfectly. From the fully animated control surfaces to the dynamic and flexing wings, this feels about as close to real as you’ll get on FS2002.
Graphical limitations allowing, everything from the animated thrust reversers to the rolling main wheels looks great. Sure, it feels outdated and blocky when compared to an FSX rendition, but this still looks pretty spectacular.
The fully reflective textures, though, is not just a nice look. It merely is the casing for an authentic take on aviation history. This is a fairly accurate take on the right aircraft from the visible landing lights to the genuine flight dynamics. All of this, when run together as one, provides a really engaging flight.
I would happily recommend using this if you are like me and still enjoy a jaunt back in time. It might be over a decade old, but FS2002 can still feel pretty damn fun when you choose to use the aircraft in it – like this!
Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery
Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download.