The Fenix A320 is getting improved VNAV pathing, flight model enhancements, bug fixes, and more
The Fenix A320 is a resounding success amongst the MSFS community, a product that has received universal acclaim ever since it was released not too long ago. After a few necessary updates that fixed the occasional experience-breaking bugs and even brought in some welcome performance improvements, Fenix Simulations is now readying the next patch, which will continue to improve the A320 to even higher standards.
Fenix revealed this intention in the team’s Discord server, where Aamir Thacker detailed some of the changes that will be coming soon to the package. These include a few notable ones, such as improved VNAV pathing calculation that will be significantly more accurate than it is now, but also flight model enhancements, with changes to the lift/drag area of the flaps to provide more realistic results, or rotation and post-rotation behavior adjustments.
These and other changes are aimed at further improving the realism and immersion levels provided by the Fenix A320. Important areas of the product that contribute to that are the sounds, which are also getting some overhauls, or the VR experience, set to also get some improvements.
This new update will also bring the usual assortment of bug fixes all around the product, hoping to fix many of the issues that have affected the experience for some users.
Finally, Aamir hinted at some exciting plans for the future of Fenix Simulations. The team has now started hiring new developers, which are not only being recruited to work on further enhancements to the A320 but also on future projects! Who knows what’s in store now from the team? A new Airbus airframe for MSFS? A ProSim-powered 737?? Place your bets!
See below the full details provided so far about the upcoming patch for the A320, which Fenix says will be arriving as soon as possible:
- VNAV vertical pathing math has been completely ripped out and replaced with a much more accurate set of algorithms.
- Rewritten the flap lift/drag area to provide better and more realistic results when decelerating the aircraft.
- Rotation and immediate post-rotation behavior was reviewed and adjusted.
- Engine thrust has been reviewed and adjusted in conjunction with the analysis on post-rotation behavior to find better SRS pitch targets.
- Overhauled large swathes of the soundscape following feedback from the customer base.
- Visual bug fixes.
- VR improvements
- 50+ system bug fixes, crash fixes, error fixes.