Airbus Series Volume 1 Evolution Upgrade

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator 2004
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The best just got better!

Airbus Series Evolution is today's most advanced, most realistic, most complete Airbus simulation available for Microsoft Flight Simulator X / FS2004. Developed with the help of active professional pilots, this add-on is a major technological break-through in the famous Airbus suite.

Among the many new features are:

  • Advanced Weather Radar developed by RealityXP
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Upgraded SID/STAR management and navigation system enhancements

See the detailed description below for full details.

Note: This package is an upgrade for the Airbus Series Volume 1 software and cannot be used in FSX or FS2004 without this add-on.


Airbus Series Evolution is for anyone eager to discover the fascinating world of fly-by-wire technology as well as Airbus high-end systems.Whatever your knowledge level - beginner or expert - the user's manual will teach you step by step all systems and procedures.

The three operating modes - Beginner, Intermediate and Expert - allow you to take control of your aircraft in three different ways: engines running, ready for take-off, or cold and dark on the apron.

As well as all the orginal Airbus Series Volume 1 features, Airbus Series Evolution implements the following systems :


WEATHER RADAR

Airbus Series Evolution features a highly advanced Weather Radar developed by RealityXP. It is fully integrated into the Navigation Display (ND) and follows the ND range/mode and brightness settings. The route and the moving map are still visible as they are displayed on top of the weather radar display. (The Weather Radar can be activated from the 2D cockpit only.)


HEAD-UP DISPLAY (HUD)

Based on specifications from the manufacturer, a Head-Up Display has been integrated into the cockpit. All the necessary flight information is displayed on the HUD so that no other instrument is needed. You can look through the window while flying the aircraft on the right trajectory. The HUD is useful for manually flying low-visibility approaches. It even allows you to lower the minimal visibility distance.

The HUD is designed to be used in full-screen mode and can also be displayed in the 2D cockpit.


NAVIGATION

SID/STAR Management

One of the most important improvements in the Airbus Series Evolution package is in the management of the SID/STAR procedures. The information management contained in the database has been improved so that all the waypoints that describe a SID or STAR procedure are now taken into account, whatever their type.

This is especially visible for waypoints that describe a turn to a waypoint or a radial interception, because a curved route is then drawn on the navigation display (ND). In order to take advantage of these improvements, getting a recent version (AIRAC) of the navigation database is strongly recommended. You can get a more recent database at Navigraph.

DIR Operation

The DIR operation used to proceed direct to a route waypoint is improved. A temporary flight plan is created (like for any flight plan modification) and requires validation. In addition, the trajectory is drawn as the aircraft flies, with a curved route when appropriate.

Holding Patterns

The aircraft flies the holding pattern trajectory almost perfectly. Flight tests have also been conducted with crosswind.

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'.

TOC Real-Time Update

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

Second ADF

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

SID/STAR filtering

When a departure or arrival runway is selected, only the SID/STAR procedures that apply to the selected runway are displayed. Hiding the useless procedures reduces the list of the displayed SIDs/STARs, making the selection easier.

Flight Plan Edition

When a new waypoint is inserted on the F-PLN page (immediate waypoint insertion) at the place of a discontinuity, the discontinuity is shifted down and no discontinuity is added.

Flight Plan Display

As the aircraft flies toward the next waypoint, the displayed distance to the next waypoint is updated in real time.

Approach Speed

The managed speed on approach depends on the flap handle position instead of depending on the flaps position, as in the real aircraft. This makes the approach smoother, with less variation of engine power.

Updated Flight Management System Database

Thanks to a partnership with Navigraph, the latest navigation database (December 2010) is provided with Airbus Series Evolution. This database is up to date and contains much more information than the database originally provided with the Airbus Series. This is especially true for Europe, with most airports having all the SID/STAR procedures available. The navigation database is updated every month, you can keep updating it by visiting the Navigraph website.


SYSTEMS

Electricity

All the electric devices, such as lights (landing, taxi, beacon, strobes) and the 6 EFIS screens (PFD, ND, E/WD and SD) are properly managed and can be switched ON only if the appropriate electric source (APU, GPU or engine generator) is available.

Alert clear and recall

The alerts displayed on the E/WD can be cleared and recalled if necessary. This is important when a master caution alert is shown because it blocks the display of the take-off/landing memo.

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, As in the real aircraft, this is very important when a crosswind is present.

Computed speeds

The FACs (Flight Augmentation Computers) are in charge of computing the Green Dot, F and S speeds. Consequently, these speeds are not displayed on the PFD speed tape if both FACs are off.

Fuel tank management

The centre tank fuel feeding is active only when the slats/flaps are not extended. During take-off and landing, each engine must be fed by its own tank. In case of a fuel problem, both engines would therefore not stop at the same time.

Metric Altitude

The metric altitude is implemented: the FCU-selected altitude is displayed on the bottom part of the SD.

Brake alert

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

FADEC

Improved multi-throttle devices to control each thrust lever independently.

Engine and door selection

Improved engine selection from FS standard keys E-1, 2, 3 and 4. This allows separate engine control with a single throttle lever.

Also valid for doors selection: Shift-E-1 and 2 open/close the aircraft doors.

Radio

The radio master switch located on the Radio Management Panel is efficient and the radio stops when the switch is off. In addition, this switch is turned off when the Cold & Dark option is selected.

Hydraulics - yellow electric pump

The yellow electric pump has its own sound, familiar to all A320 passengers.

Landing lights

In Airbus Series Vol. 1, a specific sound is heard when the landing lights are deployed. This is because the landing lights on these aircrafts are deployed below the wings when they are turned on.

MCDU AIRAC cycle and version

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

SD DOOR page

The door status page shows the right door selections.

Network flying

The TCAS mode is fully compliant with the IVAO/SquawkBox TCAS specifications - very useful for network flights. The AUTO mode is implemented so that the TCAS is automatically set to C-mode when the aircraft leaves the ground, and set back to standby mode when the wheels touch the ground upon landing.

32-bit rendering

The EFIS screens (PFD, ND, E/WD and SD) are now rendered in 32-bit mode. Rendering is improved without any impact on the refresh rate.


MISCELLANEOUS

Push-back steering (FSX)

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

Cold & Dark (FSX)

The Cold & Dark feature can be activated through a keystroke. The key can be defined in the key configurator.

Multiple monitor display

Improved multi-monitor management for pedestal and overhead consoles.

Expert mode

Improved Expert mode with no more MCDU assistance.


System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (SP2 required) or FS2004
  • 2.5GHz or any Dual Core
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • 1Gb RAM
  • 128Mb 3D graphics card
  • 1.0Gb hard drive space
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Packshot for Airbus Series Volume 1 Evolution Upgrade This package is an upgrade for the Airbus Series Volume 1 add-on.

Airbus Series Evolution is today's most advanced, realistic and complete Airbus simulation available for FSX and FS2004, and now the Evolution Upgrade provides a host of advanced new features which include the RealityXP Weather Radar, Head-Up Display, upgraded SID/STAR management and navigation system enhancements. The best has just got even better!

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