Jump to content

iniSimulations A300-600R(F) Project Update & What's Coming!


Recommended Posts

  • Administrators

Hello to our dear A300 customers.

Firstly I hope you are well, and are enjoying this product.

Whilst there is a lot of discussion around our A310 product, I am sure there is a good few of you, interested in what is the status of this product; why there isn't a lot of information / discussion / updates here... Well, I hope to provide you with an extensive update here, and perhaps alleviate any potential queries or concerns formally. A lot of the information discussed thus far has been casually over our social media platforms. 🙂 

To start, the A300 release was truly fantastic, and we learnt a LOT. This was our first aircraft product release in X-Plane 11 (flight simulation for that matter) and I am tremendously proud at what we accomplished. However, although a lot of our customers enjoy the product, there are a few areas that we felt needed to be improved and elevated to continue exceeding our customers expectations, and address some of the 'quirks' present in the current version. 

To outline them below in a high level manner:
1. 3D model refinements [Customer feedback / New elements we would like to introduce]]
2. Flightmodel improvements (using the new, experimental flightmodel)  [Customer feedback]
3. Failures [New feature we would like to introduce]
4. CDPLC/ACRAS Integration [New feature we would like to introduce]
5. Brand new sound sets [New improvements we would like to introduce]
6. System Improvements across the board

Although we only released the first version in August 2020, the team were quick to start work on these issues and plan a roadmap of what we need to do to continue integrating new features, taking into account customer feedback, and ensuring that we provide updates in a swift manner; not just quick fixes, but a true, enhanced update. 

1. Since, we have invested in new resources and new team members and I am pleased to report that the new 3D cabin work, and exterior improvements will all be coming into the A300. This will also allow for a public paintkit. This has been one of the longer term solutions, and the team will be finalizing work on this post the A310. The A310 allowed us to also incorporate some optional cockpit features such as the standby compass, IDC/RMP radio units, texture enhancements, new PW model, GE/PW being changed live in sim, etc! 

2. As we were able to tear up the 3D work, and refine certain areas, this allows us to go back and address some of the feedback provided regarding the flightmodel. I am pleased to report that work on this has gone fantastically well on the Beluga and A310 and the same methodology will be applied to the A300 along with our excellent source of performance data, that are integrated into the product. By allowing us to refine this area, we are able to provide you with an even better experience than you have now, which I am sure will be greatly appreciated! 

3. Failures! Now this is a topic that is really quite interesting. If we recall our position on our product range; it is to provide an ON THE LINE experience; an immersive journey in flight from the pilot's perspective from one place to another! Based on customers' feedback we set out to incorporate more than 70 failures into our product range (note A300/A310 only). This really allows our customers to have the option to take their simulation that next step further for non-normal operations. This took a tremendous amount of time, and without our excellent technical consultants, would really not have been possible! Hundreds of ECAM memo updates and improvements! 

4. A bit like failures, and our ethos of always trying to exceed our customers' expectations we have decided to be one of the first to provide comprehensive CDPLC/ACARS integration in X-Plane. This required the creation of a new unit within the cockpit the IDC/RMP. First featured on the Beluga product, this unit will be available in the A310 and the A300 update, and provides another immersive layer to the product, for those customers who like to use the online networks in their simming. 

5. Our customers overall really enjoyed the sounds we provided with the aircraft, and was not on our priority list to update. However, we came across some excellent data post-release and just knew we had to improve the current offering! Therefore, in the A300 update you can expect significant improvements as will be available on the A310.

6. As we have had time to further refine so many areas of the aircraft; all systems have been reviewed, enhanced and improved from LNAV to the CGCC system, to improved wingflex; really a whole plethora of improvements all coming to the A300 (including Autosave!). 

As I hope you can appreciate, this is a lot of work, and we cannot wait to showcase this, more, very soon. I felt this post was important, as mentioned above to really re-iterate we have not left our A300 customers behind... I completely appreciate why there may be this view, based on other X-Plane developer actions, but this is not what you should expect from iniBuilds. All I can do is say we are working as efficiently as possible to bring this to you ASAP. All the updates, and new features mentioned up will be coming for free in the A300 update... 

We value our customers enormously, and want to ensure we are always providing the best products, with the best customer service as best as we can. 

While things wrap up swiftly on the A310, full attention will be turned to the A300, along with our brand new iniManager in the works... no more full installs or re-installs 😉 

Thank you for your time in reading this post, and happy to discuss further in the comments! 

P.S - I hope to update you in the next few days on more information on our A310 product offering, the full comprehensive features list and 3 excellent introduction to the next jet in the family. A note that A300 customers receive a 35% discount on the A310. 
 

Kind Regards,

Ubaid & the Team. 

 

  • Like 41
  • Thanks 5
  • iniBuilds 1

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 59
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Hello to our dear A300 customers. Firstly I hope you are well, and are enjoying this product. Whilst there is a lot of discussion around our A310 product, I am sure there is a good few of you, i

Thank you for your kind words! Indeed it will. Here is a sneak peak; the red border is also a new feature allowing for keyboard input 🙂

Fantastic news! Big iniBuilds fan and seeing as you’re able to provide these updates for free and continually update your customers is fantastic! The enthusiasm is great to see. Just a quick ques

Posted Images

Fantastic news! Big iniBuilds fan and seeing as you’re able to provide these updates for free and continually update your customers is fantastic! The enthusiasm is great to see.

Just a quick question regarding the new radio panel, incorporating CPDLC/ACARS, will this be available as a 2D pop-up display?

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
6 minutes ago, Locarno1 said:

Fantastic news! Big iniBuilds fan and seeing as you’re able to provide these updates for free and continually update your customers is fantastic! The enthusiasm is great to see.

Just a quick question regarding the new radio panel, incorporating CPDLC/ACARS, will this be available as a 2D pop-up display?

Thank you for your kind words! Indeed it will. Here is a sneak peak; the red border is also a new feature allowing for keyboard input 🙂image.png

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to echo what's been said above....
I think you guys are really setting the benchmark and showing the others right now how things should be being done.  I love the whole company ethos, from the great quality products you deliver, the information and updates you communicate out to us, to the fantastic team who genuinely seem to care about looking after and helping us.  👏

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for an amazing job iniBuilds!

@Ubaid There was one feature that was requested on the forum and you guys replied saying that you would support it in the next update, but I haven't heard about it since so I'm wondering now, and that's the ability to save and load flights, or at least have an autosave feature. Is that still on your radar?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
2 minutes ago, Yosri A. said:

Thank you for an amazing job iniBuilds!

@Ubaid There was one feature that was requested on the forum and you guys replied saying that you would support it in the next update, but I haven't heard about it since so I'm wondering now, and that's the ability to save and load flights, or at least have an autosave feature. Is that still on your radar?

Yup! Autosave is coming in the A310 and will be in the A300. 🙂

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 3

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Ubaid said:

Yup! Autosave is coming in the A310 and will be in the A300. 🙂

Superb! I can't tell you enough how useful I find such a feature, especially when going through an unfamiliar situation. Thank you.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a pleasure to invest my money in your products. You are the mirror in which those who intend to be developers of the Laminar platform should look at themselves. I wish you would decide to make a turboprop like the ATR. But what can be demanded when there is nothing negative to reproach? 
Thank you for your effort and good work.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
1 minute ago, cloudbase said:

Love the support this product has had since i first purchased it. Just a quick question on the 3D model refinements, will all the liveries still work after the updates. Thankyou.

Brand new set of liveries. Not to worry 😄 Thank you for the support. Hence the reason to introduce this in a large update, as all liveries are affected and need repainting. 

  • Like 3

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good afternoon, congratulations on your products and quality. Something that I see necessary to improve the immersion in the plane, is the rain in the cabin and when landing smoke wheels when touching the runway, they are nonsense, but they are appreciated. greetings and congratulations.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, rcaballero said:

Something that I see necessary to improve the immersion in the plane, is the rain in the cabin

+1, I so miss rainX since Vulcan, I do not care about smoke or other things only visible outside because I never look there (I do not even care about liveries)

A big tumbs up to the devs of this amazing airplane. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Ubaid said:

Yup! Autosave is coming in the A310 and will be in the A300. 🙂

Thank you. Very much for this.  As someone who has to leave his desk due to his SO needing to have private meetings, this will allow me to pick up where I left off and not have to plan short flights all the time

8 hours ago, Ubaid said:

Thank you for your kind words! Indeed it will. Here is a sneak peak; the red border is also a new feature allowing for keyboard input 🙂

Oh man this is fantastic, going to have to make a few new habits while doing my data entry, but thats fine!

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sunny said:

Hello, is it updated now?

 

They said it would be updated after the A310's release, and that hasn't been released yet.

 

Quick question, any plans on Simbrief integration?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
10 hours ago, pa4tim said:

+1, I so miss rainX since Vulcan, I do not care about smoke or other things only visible outside because I never look there (I do not even care about liveries)

A big tumbs up to the devs of this amazing airplane. 

Unfortunately Librain needs a bit of work by their dev to work in Vulcan. Until that is an option, we can't implement it. It already works in internal dev builds using OGL. 

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
3 hours ago, DarthBelan said:

They said it would be updated after the A310's release, and that hasn't been released yet.

 

Quick question, any plans on Simbrief integration?

Yep, 🙂

  • Thanks 1

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ubaid said:

Unfortunately Librain needs a bit of work by their dev to work in Vulcan. Until that is an option, we can't implement it. It already works in internal dev builds using OGL. 

There are ways around that. The IXEG 737 still has working rain/snow/ice on the windows

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
1 minute ago, pa4tim said:

There are ways around that. The IXEG 737 still has working rain/snow/ice on the windows

Until Librain is compatible publicly for Vulcan; that is when we will be implementing that, and that is the end of the matter. Thanks for your understanding. 

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrators
17 minutes ago, naturallyherb said:

Will the Beluga also see the autosave implemented? Because I did have a crash involving that aircraft once.

Yep! 

  • Like 2

Ubaid Mussa
CEO | iniBuilds
inibuilds.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I would love to see (in stead of a cabin or nice liveries) in a plane is technical things like the electronics compartment, movable hatches, cabinets that you can open and things like a RAT. But I think I will be the only one who likes things like that. Could be great in combination with a random failures mode. 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Ubaid unfeatured this topic
Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...