Airbus A330-300 Series
|Author(s)||Narendran M, Chris M, Zhuang T, Geir M, Kyle D, A330-200 Developers|
|--aircraft=||A330-303, A330-323, A330-343|
|Status||Git Development Version|
This aircraft package is now rembrandt compatible! (Simply checkout the rembrandt branch from the git repository to get it)
The Airbus A330-300 series project consists of the Airbus A330-303 (A330-300 with General Electric CF6-80E1 Engines), Airbus A330-323 (A330-300 with Pratt and Whitney PW4000 Engines) and the Airbus A330-343 (A330-300 with Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60 Engines). The project uses theOmegaHangar's new Airbus A320/30/40 cockpit and systems and new Airbus A330-300 models. The A330-300 series aircraft have been converted from the same developers' Airbus A330-200 series aircraft. The following changes have been made:
- Fuselage Length Increased (6 fuselage sectional frames in front of the wings and 4 behind)
- Rudder Height Decreased (to be precise, by 0.59 meters)
- Textures Re-mapped and new paintkits created (to accommodate to the extended models)
- Animations fixed (nose and tail, due to extensions)
- Minor FDM Changes made (CoG, Weights, Fuel, Contact Points, Metrics (VStab Area and HTail Arm))
- New Liveries (see below)
Feel free to start a discussion in the forum topic if you'd like to contribute to the project.
The Airbus fly-by-wire (adapted from the Airbus A320neo fly-by-wire) is a system which continuously takes in the pilot's stick input, uses them as Pitch/Roll-Rate commands, and calculates the required surface deflection to achieve the commanded rate. The fly-by-wire also provides flight envelope protection and the soft/hard bank feature.
Pitch/Roll-Rate and G-Force Command
For the Roll Axis, the stick all the way to the left commands a negative 30 degrees roll rate and all the way to the right commands a positive 30 degrees roll rate.
As for the Pitch Axis, the commands are divided according to the airspeed of the aircraft. If the Airspeed is under 210 knots, pitch-rate is used and over 210 knots, g-force is used. Under 210 knots, pulling the stick all the way to the back commands a 30 degrees pitch rate and pushing it all the way forward commands a negative 30 degrees pitch rate. Over 210 knots, pulling the stick all the way to the back commands a 2.75G acceleration and pushing it all the way forward commands a -0.75G acceleration.
Flight Envelope Protection
For the Roll Axis, having the stick less than half way deflected either side, you get what's called a soft bank. With a soft bank, the aircraft can't exceed 33 degrees of bank to either side. If the stick is deflected more than half way, you get a hard bank and the aircraft can be banked up till 67 degrees to either side.
For the Pitch Axis, the aircraft will maintain itself between a pitch of 30 degrees nose up and 15 degrees nose down.
The Airbus A320, A330 and A340 series have similar hydraulic systems. There are three hydraulic systems on the aircraft, each having it's own reservoir- the GREEN system, the YELLOW system and the BLUE system.
The Green system is powered by the Left Engine's Hydraulic Pump, the yellow by the Right Engine's Hydraulic Pump and the Blue System with an Electric Pump. During normal operation, each hydraulic system should have their hydraulic pressure between 2500 and 3000 PSI. (Pounds per Square Inch) The engine systems control the surfaces, stabilizers, flaps/slats and landing gears while the electric pump system connect to only the surfaces and stabilizers. In case a system fails, an alternate system can be used. The yellow system also has an electric pump which can be used to power the hydraulics using external power when the aircraft is on the ground.
The Yellow and Green Hydraulic systems have a power transfer unit which is used to transfer hydraulic pressure between the pumps in case there is a 500 PSI difference between the pressures in the green and yellow systems.
All hydraulic controls (including the PTU) can be controlled form the Hydraulics section on the Overhead Panel.
MORE SYSTEMS INFORMATION COMING SOON
Custom Emirates Flight from Frankfurt to Munich
This flight was requested by Detlef N. (MIA0283), and video tutorials were recorded for different sections of the flight. The videos can be viewed below or in the FlightGear Airbus YouTube channel. Thank you for watching!
NOTE that these tutorials have been meant for the Airbus A330-200 series aircraft but are applicable to the A320neo and A330-300 series too. This is because of the shared flightdeck and systems on board most A3XX aircraft.
Take-off and Climb
NOTE: Cruise skipped due to the fact that it may be boring...
Descent and Autoland
The Airbus A330-300 series have liveries for each variant (303, 323 an 343) and are managed by Chris M (muffinman). Please let us know if you're creating a livery by changing the status on the livery below so that duplicates are avoided.
Airbus A330-303 Liveries
All liveries complete!
Airbus A330-323 Liveries
All liveries complete!
Airbus A330-343 Liveries
Default Flight Database
The Airbus A330-300 series do NOT have an airline's flight database. It's open for users to add their own routes. Nevertheless, a few Singapore Airlines A330-300 routes might be added to the default database in the near future.