ToLiss Updates Airbus A321 to Version 1.3

June 2, 2021
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Following the release of a similar update to their A319 at the end of May, ToLiss has published the highly anticipated update for their uber-popular A321. 

The update, sharing a large number of changes and new features as the A319 V1.6 update, brings a few A321 exclusive features, in particular for the NEO addon, such as support for SBAS LPV approaches.

Next on ToLiss’ roadmap is their upcoming A340-600, slated for release in the second half of 2021, according to the X-Plane.org Store’s Upcoming Products Page. The modelling for the new aircraft is being done by a new 3D design company Ekran Design.

Here’s the full changelog for the ToLiss A321 V1.3:

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 a TEMPY flight plan.
  • Added RAT and outflow valve to the external 3d model
  • ISI popup is now also scalable

Bug fixes:

  • Corrected PFD speed bug location during Go Around
  • Prevented waypoint sequencing when flying in HDG mode in the 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 around
  • 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 the 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

The ToLiss A321 is available for purchase from the X-Plane.org Store for $79.00. The NEO Addon for the ToLiss A321 is also available for $29.95, although the main aircraft must be purchased before the NEO addon.

On the fence about buying the A321? Watch the Threshold Review of the aircraft on our YouTube Channel.

Thanks to Nyro for tipping us off to the news in the Threshold Discord Server.

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