A well-known aircraft developer in the X-Plane community who has both, the A319, and A321 in their portfolio, and an A340 coming up this year, ToLiss, has today taken to the X-Plane.org Forums to announce the release of a new major update for their Airbus A321 rendition.
The update is very similar to the one released for the Airbus A319 rendition back in April earlier this year. As well as that update, this one brings reworked performance pages in the MCDU, improvements to the bleed system affecting fuel consumption and take-off thrust, or the ability to create and store custom waypoints that can be used in the MCDU.
Additionally, the developers at ToLiss have improved the way autosaving works while flying the aircraft to reduce the risk of simulator crashes. Not to forget, the update brings various bug fixes to the aircraft as well as improvements.
The complete changelog is quite extensive and can be seen below in the article.
In order to update the A321 to v1.3, either download the files again from the store of your purchase or use the updater located in the aircraft’s files. If you don’t own the aircraft yet, and would like to purchase it, you can do so through the X-Plane.org Store for $79 or about €65.
Major new features:
- Pilot item database allowing the creation and storage of custom waypoints, including associated page reconfigurations on DIR TO, FPLN, RAD NAV page etc.
- Bleed system upgrade to a quantitative bleed model affecting fuel consumption and take-off thrust
- Support for LDA, IGS, Localizer Backcourse and GLS approaches
- Complete rework of the PERF pages to add EO mode information as well as climb/descent predictions to a given altitude
- Rework of the PROG page to include EO mode information including indication of OEI gross ceiling and predictive GPS function
A321NEO specific new features:
- New NEO feature: Support for SBAS (SLS) LPV approaches
- New NEO feature: FLS PFD indication scales and autopilot modes for non-precision approaches
- New NEO feature: IRS INIT page adapted to the latest standard for aircraft with the simplified ADIRS overhead panel
Minor new features:
- When flying the IAE engine, the EWD now properly supports revision to N1 Mode
- TO performance calculator also determines whether packs need to be ON or OFF for the take-off.
- Complete redo of the SD pages ENG, BLEED, PRESS, and F/CTL for better representational accuracy
- FPLN page rework: Constraints are now shown prior to filing the INIT B page.
- FPLN page additional information: The Final approach slope is now shown
- Improved the lateral-directional handling qualities in manual flight
- Changes to altitude and speed constraints of the active flight plan create TEMPY flight plan.
- Added RAT and outflow valve to the external 3d model
- ISI popup is now also scalable
- Corrected PFD speed bug location during Go Around
- Prevented waypoint sequencing when flying in HDG mode in opposite direction of FMS path at current TO waypoint
- Fixed ILS indication location on PFD
- Improved AP vertical target tracking when flying with high Angles of Attack
- Fine tuning of the graphical representation in the EWD.
- Speed target for flap 3 landings is back to VAPP
- Waypoints can now be added at end of FPLN directly on the FPLN A page.
- Fixed issues with ground rolling and flap extension sounds
- Preventing engagement of both APs for a non-precision approach.
- Various small bug fixes
- Fixed ground spoiler activation logic when deploying reversers
- Improved the Dome lighting at night
- When reloading a situation faults are now correctly reinstated or reset
- Added triple click when the V/S protection mode engages
- Fixed A/THR arming logic for OEI Go arounds
- Fixed issues with the fault injection logics, when the ISCS remains on the fault injection page
- Improved functionality of the fault injection datarefs
- Improved NavAid Autotuning.
- Improved EGT computations to consider random sensor offset and effect of bleed and electric power use
- Jump to waypoint now advances the chronos as well as x-planes time
- ISCS text entry boxes now display a cursor
- ISCS dropdown lists are now constrained to remain within ISCS window
- Changes to the Autosave algorithm to make it less susceptible to crashes.
- Fixed excessive ground friction when landing with alternate braking or AntiSkid disabled