Welcome to the tenth installment of The Workshop – a series dedicated to the latest news and updates regarding FlyByWire’s work on the A32NX and the upcoming A380. Our previous episodes can be read here. The Workshop is written directly by the FlyByWire team within the FSNews and FlyByWire partnership.
Features of the week
This week, some features have been merged into the latest development version of the aircraft including a new feature in our experimental build:
- Reworked packs sounds
- Reworked push button and light switch sounds
- CONF 3 Landing
- Printer Implementation
You can now print weather request messages and FREE TEXT messages on a physical piece of paper that can be placed in front of the throttles. This helps for later referencing during MCDU fill-out. Here’s a tutorial by our QA Tester BritishAvgeek:
- Rotate law with tailstrike protection
Thanks to the advice from 320 Sim Pilot’s video we have added this feature to the experimental fly-by-wire build. You can see a demonstration via the link below:
You can try the experimental fly-by-wire build right now using our installer, with improved flight controls and protections. Keep in mind however that the build is experimental and that support on Discord will be limited.
Work In Progress
Here are some features we are working on currently:
- Complete from-scratch rework of autopilot systems (routing, autoflight)
- Realistic systems simulations (starting with the APU)
- Cockpit textures rework
- EFB integration
- Display Unit reflections
- Avionics rewrite (PFD, ECAM, MCDU, RMP and FCU) – for performance improvements and easier code maintenance
- Complete rework of sound modeling with packs logic
New Documentation Website
We have started work on our new documentation website – https://docs.flybywiresim.com/.
One of our first featured guides is on how to get started contributing to the FlyByWire A32NX. We have plans to make our documentation site a one stop shop for all the information you need to help us develop or fly the A32NX, and in the future, A380X.
If you’d like to contribute feel free to check out the link below as a primer: https://docs.flybywiresim.com/a32nx-dev/overview/
Our next episode of The Workshop is scheduled to be published on February 5th, 2021