iniSimulations Releases A300-600R(F) On The Line

August 10, 2020

After many months of excitement, iniSimulations has released their long awaited Airbus A300-600R(F) for X-Plane 11. Following its announcement in February, the eyes of the community quickly fell upon the developers’ first aircraft. The aircraft originally started as a one man project by Roger39 in September of 2017, on X-Plane.org’s aircraft development forum. After the ensuing progress (mainly focusing on modeling and texturing), iniBuilds took the jump and brought the aircraft onboard for development in 2019, forming the iniSimulations division. 

iniSimulations’ main message to simmers is that their Airbus A300 flies like it would in day to day operations (on the line), rather than how manuals say it would. In real life not everything goes as planned, and with the help of real A300 pilots their rendition acts like the real world counterpart “on the line”. 

The aircraft has been teased several times over the previous months with continuous progress updates on the in-depth systems simulated in the aircraft. iniSimulations' first aircraft ever comes with a substantial and lengthy feature list including a detailed FMS, 4K PBR Textures and custom sound sets unique to both engine variants modelled (full feature list found below).

The developer is also working on an A380 for X-Plane, the last previews of the aircraft were shown in March where the developer had been working on the exterior 3D, find the details in our previous article.

Although the release today only initially includes the Freighter variant of the aircraft, a passenger variant of the aircraft is also in the works, the latest progress shared can be found in the image below. The passenger version will be a free extension that will be part of a future update.

Full Feature List:

High Fidelity Systems

  •  Detailed custom FMS designed to replicate an on the line experience
  •  SIDs, STARs, SEC flight plan, custom VNAV and LNAV, altitude and speed constraints and holds
  •  Independent FMS with state-of-the-art high definition pop-outs with high-resolution cockpit displays
  •  Custom system rendition including bespoke hydraulic, electrical, pressurisation and fuel operation including unique A300-600R trim tank functionality
  •  Unique behavioural characteristics of the A300-600R simulated throughout each system for the most excellent immersive experience
  •  Extensively tuned flight model to capture A300-600R characteristics including accurate performance; landing and takeoff behaviour with custom ground effect simulation
  •  Custom taxiing behaviour following extensive consultation from empirical sources
  •  Custom stalling behaviour including aerodynamic buffet
  •  Accurate rendition of General Electric GE CF6-80C2A1 and Pratt & Whitney PW4158 variant engine behaviour
  •  ACARS Wind Uplink

Remarkable Visual Quality

  •  4K, PBR texturing in both the exterior and interior of the aircraft
  •  High-resolution, pixel-perfect cockpit displays
  •  Accurate, toned night lighting
  •  Detailed renditions of the General Electric GE CF6-80C2A1 and Pratt & Whitney PW4000 models
  •  A contemporary set of realistic and fictional liveries courtesy of the iniBuilds Painting Team available for free

Authentic Sounds

  • Custom FMOD sounds with two unique sound sets for each engine type (GE CF6 and PW4000), including authentic sound recordings from the real aircraft
  •  Audio dynamically balanced within a 3D environment, coupled with location-dependent audio, as well as the inclusion of audio based on a variety of environmental conditions
  •  All buttons, levers and switches have their own unique sound that varies each time during interaction

Additional Features

  • iniGroundHandling Set for both A300 Freighter and Passenger Expansion
  •  Feature-rich onboard Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
  •  Revolutionary performance calculator and data
  •  Interactive loading area functionality
  •  Free A300-600R passenger expansion (coming soon)
  •  Built-in panel state capabilities
  •  Comprehensive Radar Modes
  •  Compatibility with BetterPushback plugin
  •  Extensive user settings options

Be sure to watch out for Threshold's full review of the aircraft and watch Threshold's first look video on our YouTube channel.

iniSimulations’ A300-600R(F) is available to purchase on iniBuilds’ own site for £69.99, or roughly US$91.35. Prices will vary depending on your country of purchase + any applicable goods and services tax.

Thanks to Bjørnar | TheWingedViking in the Threshold Discord server for letting us know about the release.

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