Did we had enough time, was it Christmas time, did we had a holiday or ….? Yes, we had. X-Plained.Com reviewer Bruce Knight and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has more then enough time to check out the JARDesign JD332 version 3.3r1. And yes, because we had enough time to check the aircraft, we decided to split the review in a Part I and a Part II. Anyway, this is Part I and what can we say about it?
According to Angelique “It’s not easy when you look for example to the JD330, but it’s possible and will cost a lot of time and effort from the JARDesign team to fulfil this wish to model is as real as possible. I also know that JARDesign lead developer Evgeny Romanov visits quite often together with S7 Airbus pilots the FFS Level-D simulator at Domodedovo to check his modeled aircraft versus the FFS Level-D simulator. Still no guarantee that the modeled JD330 is 100 percent reflecting the reality, but is the best way to model systems by seeing it in real.”
According to Bruce “I have never flown an A332- nor will I ever do so, and I wanted to have a good appreciation of what I should expect from an X-Plane 11.41 model vs what would be unreasonable to anticipate would be modelled. I even reached out to a retired A320 captain- knowing that the systems are so similar to an A332 that pilots can transition between one and the other. As I became more aware of the complexity of the systems, I also realized how well the JARDesign aircraft works.”
Curious what we have seen, found, decided and so on? Take a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you prefer, sit back, relax and enjoy this comprehensive review.