Flight Sim Labs Airbus 319-X, Released

Flight Sim Labs or FSLabs has released the developers highly anticipated Airbus 319-X for Prepar3D V4.2 and V4.3.  The product is a fully featured and highly complex simulation of the Airbus 319 including internal aircraft systems.  Moreover, the aircraft features the implementation of various new visual effects in an effort to make the flying experience even more realistic.  Keep in mind, this is a product expansion and as such, you must already own the original FSLabs A320-X.

Check out some official product release captures.

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Next, please see below for a copy of the complete release statement according to the developer.

We’re pleased to announce the immediate release of our A319-X for Prepar3D v4.2 and v4.3!

The smaller cousin in the A3xx Master Series family, the A319-X raises the bar for desktop flight simulation once again.

Featuring FSLabs’ ground-breaking new visual effects, windshield rain and airframe icing simulation as well as a fully custom animated external model and FSLabs’ unique 3D sound engineering, the A319-X provides the flight simulator pilot with never before experienced levels of immersion and detail.

On top of the features already familiar from the A320-X – a robust Flight Management and Guidance System (FMGS) with ARINC-424 support for proper SID/STAR tracking and accurate lateral and vertical flight management, the entire range of A319-specific aircraft systems and the most accurate Fly-By-Wire representation ever seen in a desktop flight simulator – the A319-X includes a number of unique and exclusive developments, including:

– Ground-breaking custom aircraft icing model, with dynamic build-up of ice based on actual atmospheric conditions and authentic effects on aircraft and engine performance and dynamic visual effects – check the aircraft is free of contamination during your walkaround, and see ice building in real time when flying through icing conditions

– De- and anti-icing with realistic hold-over times, fully integrated with GSX de-icing equipment and unique de-icing fluid visual effects

– The most realistic rain effects seen to date. Utilising over 500 textures, you’ll see dynamic drops, trickles, rain and streaks that appear, disappear and change direction dependent on the aircraft’s speed, the rate of precipitation and aircraft systems

– Braking causes more trickles to run down the windscreen

– Dynamic windshield dirt simulation including bug splatter tuned to occur only in the correct atmospheric conditions, seasons and over land mass

– Dramatic St Elmo’s Fire simulation

The A319-X features A319-specific flight dynamics, engine performance models and handling characteristics developed in consultation with real airline pilots and using thousands of data points derived from hundreds of test flights in the real aircraft. Both the CFM56-5B7 and IAE V2524-A5 engine variants are faithfully reproduced, including each engine type’s unique performance characteristics. Each engine variant has its own sound set, utilising hundreds of recordings from the real aircraft and FSLabs’ unique 3D sound design techniques to provide a truly immersive and realistic sound experience from every angle, whether you’re in the cabin, on the flight deck or outside the aircraft.

Users of FSDreamTeam’s Ground Services X (GSX) will also benefit from close integration between the two products – you can see payload increasing or decreases in real time during boarding and deboarding, as well as real-time refuelling and de-icing operations.

On top of all that, the A319-X also includes:

– Custom ground friction models to simulate proper ground handling (single engine taxi).

– Brake models tuned to match real world performance in all weather environments

– Over 60,000 electrical components simulated and connected via simulated electrical and data driven networks.

– Every aircraft component within the Fuel, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems has been modelled, making the aircraft feel alive.

– Complete flight control system, featuring Normal Law, Alternate Law, Abnormal Attitude Law, Direct Law and Mechanical Backup. The Fly-By-Wire system faithfully represents the feeling of flying the real world aircraft

Please note that the A319-X is an add-on expansion Package for use with the A320-X Base Package in Prepar3D v4. The A320-X for Prepar3D v4 is not included in this product and must be purchased separately.

You can buy the A319-X right away from here: https://www.flightsimlabs.com/index.php/a319-x/

Certainly one of the most advanced aircraft representations currently available for any consumer flight simulation platform.  Everything certainly looks very good, lets hope that performance holds, particularly at detailed third party airports.

To review the original release announcement, jump to the applicable post via the developers Facebook page.  If you’d like learn more, see more screenshots, or to purchase, visit the official product page via the developers website.  The aircraft is currently priced at $39.95 USD and as stated above, is considered an upgrade to the original Airbus 320 product – as such, you must already own the A320-X, see the official product page here.

*Images courtesy of Flight Sim Labs.

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