FSX Spirit Airlines Airbus A320
- Complete with Base Model
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- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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- 58.79 MB
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- Scanned 24 days ago (clean)
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- Free (Freeware)
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Spirit Airlines Airbus A320. The Project Airbus A320 in Spirit Airlines livery (N601NK). VC merged with FSX default A321. By Barrie May.
Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 in flight.
Firstly, many thanks to Project Airbus and the artists involved for allowing me the use of their night-lighting textures.
Spirit Airlines (N601NK), livery, by Private Custard.
PROJECT AIRBUS A320
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Support: This model has been tested to be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator X - Acceleration.
Project Airbus was born in the mist of flight simulation’s golden era, at a time when all add-on production was taking a turn to supreme accuracy and evolved from sheer simplicity to authentic flight recreation.
In early 2002, Trevor Slack came across Thomas Ruth’s website, while his A300 was still in production. Trevor had the benefit to beta test Thomas’ creation and they constantly exchanged ideas and information, so to end up naming their effort “Project Airbus,” and soon after, with the texturing assistance of Nicholas Wu, the A300 became the first group’s big hit. The number of variables they had managed to incorporate into the model was almost revolutionary and never seen before in the flight simulator scene.
In the meanwhile, a lot of people were inclined to help the group’s effort and names such as that of Thomas Kwong, Alexander Kvitta, Peter Binamira, Michael Karam, Gianmarco Bettiol or Micheal Theriault were written down PA’s book. The A320 was another success – and the last for quite some time. It also included many new features and was widely regarded as simply the best A320 flight simulator rendition available at that point in time.
The group went through a rough patch in late 2003 and early 2004 and was commonly decided that there was a break. However, a proposal to revive the group with new blood and projects was welcomed and work on the new version of the A320 began.
Three years later, the A320 has been finally released and Project Airbus has a lot more up its sleeve for the future!
For now, we hope you take your time at enjoying our current recreation, as that is the first and foremost stimulus in freeware add-on production.
Simply extract the ZIP file in your Flight Simulator X/Aircraft directory and move the contents of the Effects folder to your root Flight Simulator X/Effects directory.
The Project Airbus A320 offers a wide range of features, many of which are XML-controlled such as:
• Pressurisation outflow valve – controls air pressure by letting it out, opens below 30 knots on ground
• Ground spoilers
• Pack outlets – open different amounts due to temperature
• Idle reversers – reversers stay open for a couple of seconds after they have been shut off, open full when only idle reverse thrust is selected
• Parallel bogies – in the double-bogey model (used by Indian Airlines)
• Dynamic jetwash – visible only when engines running
• Dropping surfaces – elevators and ailerons drop when engines are shut off
• Opening passenger and cargo doors
• Custom effects – double strobes, navigation and beacon lights, as well as touchdown effects
• Dynamic shine
• Accurate landing gear extension and retraction
L1 – Select exit (Shift + E)
L2 + cargo doors – Tail hook up/down (not assigned to a key binding by default)
R1 + R2 – Wing fold/unfold (not assigned to a key binding by default)
The Project Airbus Team, now and then:
Andy Warden – external model design
Thomas Ruth – virtual cockpit design and texturing; XML coding
Peter Binamira – flight dynamics
Demetris Themistocleous – base textures and liveries
Alessandro Savarese – base textures
John Tavendale – liveries
Derek Mayer – liveries
Matthew Murray – corporate design and organization
Gianmarco Bettiol – imagery and feedback
Nick Wu – feedback
Trevor Slack – feedback
Alexander Kvitta – feedback
David Bromwich – feedback
Special thanks to our guest painters and all who helped in the completion of this project…
Jaco du Preez
Flight Dynamics Testing and Feedback:
Capt. Manny Osias
F/O Spike Acenas
The archive pa_a320_spirit_airlines.zip has 109 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|
|A320-233 Spirit Airlines||02.19.11||0 B|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
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