Wide Body Sim Dév. annonce un A350 XWB Advanced Series P3D4

Wide Body Sim Development est un groupe de concepteurs 3D et de programmeurs dont le projet est de préparer un simulateur réaliste et conforme de l’Airbus A350 XWB pour P3D4+ seulement. En se basant sur un simulateur professionnel pour compagnie aérienne, ils ont déjà commencé à en adapter le code pour le simulateur de vol de Lockheed Martin. Ils ont aussi avancé sur la reproduction du cockpit virtuel 3D, des systèmes écrans des pilotes… avant de réaliser plus tard le modèle 3D extérieur du long porteur. Leur communiqué de presse indique aussi qu’ils ont entamé les démarches pour obtenir la licence Airbus.
« We are delighted to announce the development of our Airbus A350 for Prepar3D v4.4+. The A350 XWB is one of the most advanced long-range airliners in the world, yet an appropriate replica of this model for ἀight simulator is still missing. For the past ten years, we have worked for a professional company in France which programs system trainers for airlines worldwide. Since my colleagues and I are flight simulator enthusiasts for quite a long time, we always had the dream of bringing the professional products we have developed to the flight simulation community. For the A350, this dream will become true. After tough negotiations with our employer, we were able to draft an agreement which allows us bringing the system trainer’s code to flight simulator. Because of licensing issues, this is only possible for the professional market. Hence, we will develop our A350 XWB Advanced product series for Prepar3D v4.4+ only. While it is still too early for a complete feature overview, we can assure that our A350 XWB will feature study-level systems close to the real-world counterpart. Essentially, the systems are being ported over from the professional platform to Prepar3D. Working together with Airbus for many years, we are also in the process of obtaining an official license for our product. While porting over the systems sounds quite easy, it is not. Our current timeframe aims for a release in early to mid-2020. If the successor of Prepar3D v4 will be release at this time, we will most likely adopt to the new platform by providing free upgrades to our customers. At this time, we work hard porting over the systems and are joined by a very talented 3D-artist who is developing the model. »

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