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Description

Following the Upgrade version 1, this upgrade for the Airbus Series Volume 1 and Volume 2 aircrafts fixes some minor problems and add new features. It works for FS2004 and for FSX.
This upgrade can be installed only if you have the upgrade version 1 installed. It is free, no support is provided for this upgrade. If you install it and you are not happy with it, you can rollback to the previous version as explained in the FAQ.

Please read the description of the new features below and also read the FAQ if you have any question about this upgrade.

  1. With new technologies, improved features and specific FSX missions, Wilco Publishing brings the Airbus A380 to Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The DOWNLOAD version is for FSX only. The CD-Rom version is compatible with Flight Simulator X and 2004. The features list on this page concerns the FSX version.
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On a final note, the real A380 automates most of the complicated climb process. If you don't want to be constantly changing the VS yourself, I suggest investing in a payware panel. I hear the PSS A340 panel works very well with our model, but I haven't heard anything about the Wilco A340 yet. Thanks for reading.

Target Altitude

The target climb or descent altitude is shown on the route with a blue arrow and its position is updated in real time. These arrows are sometimes called “hockey sticks”.


The target altitude of 8000 ft will be reached at the blue arrow position

TOC Real-Time Update

The position of the top-of-climb (TOC) point is computed in real time. It is very important if the ATC asks for a level during the climb. If it happens, the TOC point is moved accordingly instead of being wrongly positioned.

To avoid a hit on performance and to make it more realistic, the position of the target altitude points and the TOC points are computed at a low frequency.


Second ADF

A second ADF receiver has been added, it is fully functional. On the navigation display, 2 different green needles can show the 2 ADF signals.

Alert Clear and Recall

The alerts displayed on the E/WD can be cleared and recalled if necessary. This is especially important when a master caution alert (displayed in red) is shown because it blocks the display of the take off/landing memo.
The displayed alerts can be cleared by pressing the CLR button on the ECAM Control Panel. When cleared, any alert can still be seen on the STATUS page that can be displayed by pressing the STS button. Pressing the recall (RCL) button brings the
alerts back on the E/WD.


Low fuel alerts are displayed on the E/WD. With these alerts,
the takeoff or landing memo will never be displayed.


Clearing the alerts makes them disappear
and the takeoff memo can be displayed.


The alerts are still there, they can be seen
on the SD STATUS page.

Fly-by-Wire (auto-coordination)

The fly-by-wire system provides auto-coordination. The rudder pedals are active even if auto-coordination is active. This allows you to 'kick' the aircraft, very important with crosswind, like in the real aircraft.
This feature used to work in FS2004 only, now it works in FSX as well.

Speed Brake Alert

A new alert has been implemented to display a warning if the speed brakes are deployed while the engines are providing thrust.

Engine and Door Selection

The Engine selection works fine using the FS standard keys E-1, 2, 3, 4. This allows separate engine control with a single throttle lever. It is the same for the doors: Shift-E-1 and 2 open/close the aircraft doors.

MCDU AIRAC Cycle and Version

The AIRAC cycle is displayed on the MCDU A/C STATUS Page. The current version of the Wilco Airbus systems has been added on this same page, at the VERSION line.

Push-back steering

FSX users will be happy to see the aircraft can be steered during pushback with PPU in FSX. This feature used to work in FS2004 only.

Cold & Dark

FSX users had some trouble using the cold & dark feature because the aircraft configuration menu is not present in FSX (it is in FS2004 only). In order to make their life easier, the cold & dark feature can be activated through a key press. The key can be defined in the key configurator.

Note: The images shown above has been captured when using the AIRAC Cycle 1012 (december 2010). It may look different on your system if you use a different AIRAC.

Download

Volume 1Volume 2

Volume 1 Upgrade v2
for FS2004

Volume 1 Upgrade v2
for FSX

Volume 2 Upgrade v2
for FS2004

Volume 2 Upgrade v2
for FSX
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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read this section before contacting me for support.

1. What are the differences between the Upgrade version 2 presented here and the Airbus Evolution from Wilco?
The upgrade version 2 brings the same level of functionnality as the Airbus Evolution, except some new features that are in the Evolution only:
- The weather radar provided by RealityXP and integrated in the Navigation Display.
- The Head-Up Display provided by SimScape
- The AIRAC 1012 from Navigraph packaged with the Airbus Evolution
If you want to install the Airbus Evolution, there is no compatiblity problem with the Upgrade version 2. You can install the Airbus Evolution on top of it without any problem.

2. How can I rollback to the previous version?
It is very easy. For each file that is updated, the installer creates a backup file with the 'upg1' extension. If you want to rollback to the previous version (upgrade version 1), you just have to do the following:
- In each aircraft version, rename aircraft.upg1 into aircraft.cfg and erase existing file
- In each aircraft panel directory, rename panel.upg1 into panel.cfg
- In each aircraft panel directory, rename all other .upg1 files into .dll for FSX / .gau for FS2004
- In the 'gauges' directory, rename all .upg1 files into .dll for FSX / .gau for FS2004

3. I installed the upgrade version 2 and I loaded an existing flight. The 2D panel is messy, what is wrong?
For a technical reason, the gauge layout has changed in the upgrade version 2. When you load a flight, the previous panel layout is also loaded from the flight file, which is why it is wrong. The solution is easy: just load another aircraft or reload the same aircraft, and the problem disappears.

4. How can I make sure Upgrade version 2 is installed?
The A/C STATUS page of the MCDU displays the version number of the Airbus gauges (accessible pressing the DATA button). If version is 3508, you have the upgrade version 2.

If you have other problems with the Wilco Airbus Series, not necessarily linked to this upgrade, don't forget to look at the Wilco Publishing support page:
Volume 1: http://www.wilcopub.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=support_airbus1
Volume 2: http://www.wilcopub.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=support_airbus2

The A380 is the sign of the times - bigger, faster, cleaner. Whether it's better is something that I'll leave up to you to decide, but nonetheless such an impressive aircraft deserves an equally impressive counterpart for the simulator. Did Wilco's effort fill this niche? Let's see..

First Impressions

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The 92MB download and installation went quite smoothly and without any hiccups. After installation, a quick check of the start menu and FSX folder reveals eleven liveries and several different PDF files; these include the main manual, some background information, a description of the included mission, as well as an FAQ. The manual itself is quite informative on the whole, but I found that some things weren't (to my knowledge) available in this or any of the PDF's. This missing element is the checklist and for any Airbus-phobic like myself, this is really a key thing which must be included. However, I made do with the step-by-step guide of the included mission, which details most of what you'll need.

Interior

Upon my first flight, I was very interested in the cabin and I was not disappointed. The virtual cabin is incredibly large and covers the lower deck in impressive detail. There are basically four sections to the cabin: first class, sleeping cabins, economy, and an even more crowded section in the rear. The detailing on the seats is most noticeable, but there are some other nice details such as a bar, bookshelves, and what I deem to be a small store in the rear of the craft selling luggage and the like. Keep in mind, however, that these are just added bonuses, as the only area you need to fly the aircraft with is the cockpit. Therefore, don't expect utmost detail and crystal clear textures; as a matter of fact, when you're about one-quarter of the way through the cabin (coming from the cockpit), if you raise your viewpoint up rather high you can see through a gap in the cabin to the outside. Things like this didn't really bother me, though.

Despite the ostentatious nature of the cabin, Wilco's rendition of the cockpit itself is rather disappointing. Aside from such things as blurry seats and textures in the rear, the instruments themselves are somewhat akin to your least favorite FS2004 VC. The absolute worst thing, in my opinion, is that portions of the main panel, for whatever reason, have been given a somewhat shiny appearance. Remember seeing the 'reflections' of a scene of trees and mountains on a shiny section of another aircraft? Well, it's rather less impressive in the cockpit of an airliner. It's not terribly noticeable, but it's there and is more evident in some lighting conditions than others. There are some other things which detract from the cockpit, such as unusually large, squarish looking pedals, mismatched texturing on the pedestal, and a fair amount of blocky switches and controls. The textures on the pedestal are comprised of different colored panels, and unlike the real aircraft, these are not of a uniform bluish color, but rather lighter and darker shades. Feel free to look at this A380 cockpit panorama, courtesy of Mathew Stibbe, to compare the real and the simulated.

Neri meaning in tamil. I cannot say that I am pleased with the cockpit of the A380. There are many more things in the real cockpit which are not modeled, but I'd be much happier if they simply did a good job on what they chose to model. However, it may come as some comfort that there is a suite of 2D panels for those not interested in the VC.

Exterior

My overwhelming impression of the aircraft is that it's very, very shiny. This seems to be a recurring word in this review, but the Wilco model is true to life in the highly-polished exterior of the A380. At first it seems somewhat unrealistic, but after some research I'm convinced that this is accurate. However, there are still some inaccuracies which I will get out of the way first. Primarily, the landing gear trucks tilt the wrong way; that is, the aft is tilted down when in reality the front should be slightly tilted. Additionally, I noticed that there is a small square texture patch which didn't receive night textures on the Singapore Airlines livery. The 3D engine fans allow you to see through the engine which it's not running, and lastly it seems that the starboard landing light is located to the left rear of the aircraft, completely on its own.

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Even though I've never been a great fan of tubeliners, even I have to admit that the A380 is very impressive. Other than the issues above, Wilco has done a fair job of modeling the exterior. There are subtle panel lines, detailed undercarriage, and the high-quality textures include many of the sensors.

Systems

The A380 is really the peak of our (as in us humans) efforts to make a plane no longer need its pilot. Wilco has done a good job with most of the common systems and there are all sorts of details such as the IRS, which will take up to ten minutes to align, complete autothrottle programming which really takes the workload off of the pilot, a fair FMC, and the autoflight system which incorporates the autothrottle and the autopilot. These last two work together in perfect harmony, and there are plenty of nice, realistic touches such as the authothrottle being armed after takeoff thrust is applied. A very useful feature of the FMC is that it can import a flight plan directly from the simulator. For us FMC-phobics this is a pretty nice touch. On the whole, I didn't find any major issues in the systems programming so I'm quite happy with how the plane flies. This is definitely a long haul plane, so Wilco has made some nice features for those of us who don't sit at the controls for the whole flight, such as how the aircraft will 'autopause' 20 nautical miles before the top of descent.

Flight

Perhaps this isn't really worth an entire section since the A380 will practically fly itself. However, this performs like a classic heavy - a bit slow to turn, absolutely sluggish on taxiing, and heavy as a stone on approach when you're not managing your thrust properly. The autoflight system does most of the work for you and can simulate managed climb, cruise, landing, etc. There is only one major issue which I encountered whilst flying this aircraft, and that is that it has an unusual tendency to 'bounce' when switching views. This cues the landing audio and resets the aircraft for your next flight (proper application of this feature is discussed below). This clears the FMC, so you have to go through the tedious process of configuring the FMC and systems again. I've found this bouncing in other aircraft, but this package seems to be particularly prone to it.

Features

The Wilco A380 V2 has some pretty impressive features, such as the configuration manager. This allows you to calculate how much fuel you will need, check some of the information required to properly program the FMC, as well as some other necessary data. Probably the most unique and useful feature is the ability to shift through three different modes of systems complexity: these are simply beginning, intermediate, and advanced. The manual details just what each mode has, but basically the beginning mode doesn't require any knowledge really, and allows the pilot to use some of the FSX shortcuts. Advanced is, of course, advanced, and is the version of choice for the 'heavy duty' simmer; this mode requires complete knowledge of all of the systems. I usually flew in intermediate mode, not being a big jet person.

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The aircraft comes with a nice set of cockpit audios as well. These automatically sound at door close, engine start, cruise altitude, touch-down, etc. These are of fair quality and are portrayed in a clear French accent. Additionally, the aircraft will reset its systems in preparation for the next flight upon touch down. This clears the FMC and systems - just don't switch views (since you'll probably bounce) until you're in the air and you'll be fine.

Final Word

The Wilco A380 shows some very obvious flaws, but since the underlying systems work well, I think that, for any Airbus fan, the appeal of flying this magnificent airliner may just overcome the product's other issues. I think that I've given a detailed enough account of the pros and cons of this aircraft, so, on the whole, it's largely up to the reader to decide the final verdict on this aircraft.

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