PROJECT AIRBUS A320
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Support: This model has been tested to be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator A Century of Flight ONLY. As of release there are no plans to make this model compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Feedback and Suggestions: Users are encouraged to post their feedback and opinions on the Project Airbus Forums located at http://www.oxidesigns.com/projectairbus/.
All files included in the official releases as well as paintkits are copyrighted by Project Airbus. Under NO circumstances are any of the contents to be edited or modified in ANY manner.
Officially released paints by Project Airbus and its guest painters CANNOT be modified or edited in any manner without the express permission of the authors concerned in writing via an electronic medium. Anyone found doing so without permission from the author(s) concerned will be held accountable under applicable laws.
The paintkit texture files may be used by painters to paint the liveries they choose. However, if any of these are uploaded for use by the general community, all we ask is the relevant credits to Project Airbus to be included in release; if not, the concerned file will be reported to the hosting site concerned and a request will be made to have it deleted from the same.
Commercial misuse: All copyrighted material, source files and other files developed by Project Airbus are forbidden to be sold or misused either in whole or part thereof in any manner that would term the nature of the misuse as commercial either involving money or kind. In simple terms, you CANNOT repackage either in whole or in part thereof, any of the above mentioned files for sale. Anyone found doing so will be held accountable severely under the applicable laws. We intend to keep our efforts freeware, so we ask you to please respect the views of the authors who have invested their hard earned money, time and energy into this project.
Terms and Conditions: The Terms and Conditions specified under Copyright can be modified by Project Airbus at any time without any prior notification and it remains the sole prerogative of Project Airbus to decide the nature of the change. Any and all changes will be posted officially by Project Airbus on the relevant website/forums.
Project Airbus was born in the mist of flight simulations 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 Ruths 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 groups 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 groups effort and names such as that of Thomas Kwong, Alexander Kvitta, Peter Binamira, Michael Karam, Gianmarco Bettiol or Micheal Theriault were written down PAs 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 9/Aircraft directory and move the contents of the Effects folder to your root Flight Simulator 9/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
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
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 and sounds
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