FsLabs hat heute ihr neustes Feature für den kommenden A319 bekannt gegeben. So wird dieser einen „dynamic Bug splatter effect“ besitzen, oder auf deutsch – „dynamischer Insekten- Spritz- Effekt“. Die Intensität der Insekten auf eurem Windshield richtet sich dabei sogar nach der Jahres- und Tageszeit.
Flight Sim Labs this afternoon unveiled the latest of their A319-X exclusive features – dynamic windshield bug splatter effects.
Gone are the days of sitting in a pristine, clinical ‘just washed’ flight deck – as an A319-X pilot you’ll be fully immersed in the cockpit environment with bug splats so real you’ll find yourself cleaning your computer screen!
The fully dynamic splatters are tuned only to occur in the correct atmospheric conditions, in spring and summer seasons and over land mass, so if you depart on a warm summer’s evening you’ll note more impacts on the windows than if you were flying on a cooler morning.
“The idea came to us one afternoon over a coffee in the office,” said Flight Sim Labs founder Lefteris Kalamaras. “We were looking at a reference photograph of a real A319 flight deck to check the Virtual Cockpit modelling, when we noticed the screens were covered in streaks and bug splatters. Someone said ‘wouldn’t it be cool if we could model that dynamically?’ – so we did.”
The effects are persistent across sim sessions so even if you shut down Prepar3D, next time you load up the A319-X the same splatters will be in place until you clean the windscreens.
The splatters are affected by external environmental conditions in the air – but you’ll need to ask maintenance to clean the windows for you on the ground. They get quite dirty after a few sectors at this time of year!
The A319-X will be a paid expansion to Flight Sim Labs’ highly acclaimed A320-X, exclusively on the Prepar3D v4 platform. Stay tuned for details of more cracking new and exclusive features still to be revealed…