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Airbus A400M

Wilco Publishing

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English and French manuals included.

The A400M was designed according to the joint prerequisites from the seven countries participating in the project (Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Turkey). The aircraft will cover different tactical transport, logistical, humanitarian and peace-keeping needs.
A400M offers to the air transport world a modern, multi-role airlifter which will replace the ageing fleets of C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transall in service with the air forces around the world.
This new aircraft guarantees far superior performance and characteristics as compared to competitors : double load capacity, greater cruising speed and range, optimum capabilities for low-altitude flights.
Equipped with four high speed turboprop engines, it will feature a cargo capacity of 37 tons over 3,550 nm at a maximum cruise speed of mach 0.72. Its design will enable it to operate in areas with deficient infrastructure and on short/unpaved runways. It will also be able to refuel and be refueled in flight.
So far, 180 A400M have already been ordered.

GENERAL FEATURES
- Highly detailed replica of the Airbus A400M
- GMax exterior/interior models
- Complete and detailed 2D cockpit
- 3D Interactive Virtual Cockpit
- Fully textured 3D cargo bay
- Different liveries : German Air Force, French Air Force, Camouflage, Spanish Air Force, Royal Air Force (green), Red Cross, Royal Air Force (grey), Belgian Air Force, French Air Force (dark), Turkish Air Force, Unicef,  U.S.COAST GUARD
- Frame-rate friendly
- Easy-to-use Paint Kit to create your own liveries

AIRCRAFT FEATURES
- Unique flight characteristics
- Sound effects
- Numerous animations : Animated 3D pilots, hydraulic suspension, flaps, landing gear, cargo and pilots doors, reverses,...
- Fly-By-Wire Flight Control System : bank angle limiter and automatic stall recovery system
- NEW : Load manager for cargo and vehicles
- NEW : 8-bladed propellers with de-icing
- High resolution reflectives textures, dynamic shine, realistic night lighting,…

PANEL FEATURES
- NEW : Hotspots on the panel to access multiple 2D panels
- Vector gauges for the Primary Flight Display, ND, Engine/Warning Display and System Display
- NEW : Head Up Display (HUD) with basic navigation instruments
- NEW : Realistic MCDU : new generation Airbus with large digital clickable screen
- SIDs and STARs included in the FMS database
- FMS datas entered with the mouse or through the keyboard
- ND with arc, rose, nav and plan mode
- Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) with multiple callouts
- Pop up EFIS screens for multi-monitor displays, resizable and detachable for any additional monitor use
- Traffic and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)
- Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
- Warnings and caution messages
- Multi Function Display including NAV, Plan, Rose, Radio modes,…
- AutoPilot control panel simulating almost all the features : Speed, Heading, Altitude mode, ILS approach mode, Autoland, Flight Path Angle, Speed mode.
- Battery and generators switches fully operative with corresponding action
- APU startup/shutdown sequences simulated with all the corresponding EICAS messages
- Anti-ice and lights sub-panels with active switches
- NAVDATA database compatible. Enjoy the very high quality AIRAC cycles from navdata.at 

HARDWARE Compatibility :
 the Go Flight modules & Track IR Deluxe Pack.

Wilco Fleet : A400M has been developed within the limits of confidentiality. Some features may not be correctly rendered. All represented systems are not simulated.
The CD version features the FS2004 compatible version. The free FSX upgrade is available from Wilco website, Support page.

Some features may not be correctly rendered. Not all the represented systems are simulated. Wilco Fleet : A400M has been developed within the limits of confidentiality.

WILCO FLEET series is about quality product, available for anyone who wants realistic visuals and flight dynamics without the need of reading and learning hundreds of pages of manual.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Windows XP/Vista/7) / Flight Simulator 2004 (Windows XP) - Windows XP 32bits / Vista 32bits / 7 32/64 bits - Pentium IV - 1.4 GHz - 256MB RAM - 32Mb Graphics - 160Mb Hard disk space.

How compatible is this add-on with FSX, P3D, FSX:Steam Ed., Windows 8.1,... ?  Read our complete table.

Sample flight (flight tutorial). Special thanks to N. Herrera ! Get it here
A400M manual in Spanish --
Get it here

Wilco Fleet : A400M -- Paint Kit (ZIP Format - 7.80 Mb)
We do not offer technical support for these Free of use paintkits.

OFFICIAL LIVERIES

Livery Flight Simulator 2004 Flight Simulator X  File Size
Belgian Air Force
8.9 Mb
French Air Force 14.5 Mb
French Air Force (dark) 9.9 Mb
German Air Force 8.69 Mb
Red Cross 8.92 Mb
Royal Air Force (green) 8.7 Mb
Royal Air Force (grey) 8.82 Mb
Spanish Air Force 9.36 Mb
Turkish Air Force 10.88 Mb
Unicef 9.04 Mb
U.S. COAST GUARD 8.85 Mb

 

 

If you own the FS2004 A400M download version, and do not see the FSX version displayed in your download account, please contact us by e-mail with your order number. We will reset the download counter so the FSX A400M version can be displayed.

SUPPORT FILES :
FS2004 latest currently released version is A400M_40.exe
FSX latest currently released version is A400MX_10a.exe

FSX Version policy :
-If you own A400M download version, the FSX version (Windows Vista compatible) is automatically added to your download account.
-If you own A400M CD version, follow the procedure described here below :

Filename Release Date File Size FS Version

A400M_FS92FSX_Upg_10a.exe
WARNING : This migration patch is intended to be applied on
A400M FS2004 version installed in FSX folders only.

STEP 1 :
Launch the original A400M CD version for FS 2004 installer and when prompted, point to your FSX main folder (Default : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X) instead of your FS2004 directory.
Install the product normally.
At the end of the installation process, the liveries page will open. DO NOT install liveries and close the window. Liveries will be installed later.

STEP 2 :
Locate the X:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Aircraft directory and cut (CTRL-X) the following directory : A400M_Wilco. Then paste (CTRL-V) it into (by default) :
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X \SimObjects\Airplanes

STEP 3 :
Download from our website the following patch : A400M_FS92FSX_Upg_10a.exe and execute it.

STEP 4 :
After patch completion, launch FSX, go to Aircraft Selection window and choose "Airbus military".
Your A400M is now ready to fly !

LIVERIES OPTION :
To install A400M liveries, go to the Wilco website extra page, choose A400M page and download the FSX liveries you need.

13-FEV-2008 4.4 Mb FSX

 

Please note that FSX version REQUIRES Flight Simulator X Service Pack 1 (and the VS2005 update as indicated on FSinsider.com)



If under Flight Simulator 2004, Flight Simulator quits after having selected the A400M, please download and run the patch here below.

File Name
Flight Simulator
File Size
File Date
A400M_upg FS 2004 102 kb Jan. 03, 2007

Liveries will have to be reinstalled afterwards.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS :

The liveries or the textures do not appear correctly.
This problem occurs with other add-ons after having installed FSX Acceleration Pack and/or FSX SP2.
You can disable the Direct X 10 Preview feature.
Please do not install the FSX SP2 if you already installed Acceleration pack.
Load the aircraft under the 2D mode and then after switch to 3D mode (Virtual Cockpit).

Under FSX, getting into the virtual cockpit (3D), EFIS screens are black.
We recommend to lauch the aircraft in 2D mode. Then you can switch to Virtual Cockpit if you wish.

Under FSX, using Cargo view, I can't see the cargo bay.

In the cockpit, be sure to open the cockpit door before getting into the cargo bay.

Under FSX, I cannot open the Cargo bay.

Under FSX, the cargo bay cannot be opened.

How to install and setup an add-on under Windows 7 / VISTA (32/64bits OS) ?

First, install the add-on using Full Administrator Rights.

Then, go into program files\microsoft games\
Highlight Flight Simulator X folder and right-click on it
Select the SECURITY tab
Click on your username (not on Administrator 1)
Click on the 'edit' option (it should have a pic of a shield on the button with edit next to it)
Then you should be prompted by Vista security module, click on 'ALLOW'
Then tick the 'Full Control' box and press 'OK'
Installation of our add-ons can now start.

We do not support the use of our FS2004 add-ons under Windows Vista/7 (although they may work).

Make sure to run the installation of the add-on and of Flight Simulator with full Administrator rights by right-clicking on the application file and selecting the "As Administrator" feature.

At the first add-on installation, make sure to accept the DLL Warning after the aircraft selection.

We don't support the use of our add-ons under Windows XP64 and Vista 64.

Using a 64bits Operating Systems, the installer can't find the Flight Simulator folder.
Your Flight Simulator is probably located into a folder called "Programsx86" which is probably not what the installer is looking for.
During the installation process, simply browse the installer to this folder.
Once done, be sure to follow the Windows 7/Vista procedure as explained above on this page.

In autopilot mode, the A400M climbs and descends a few hundred feet while in 'ALT Hold' ?
If the problem occurs, we recommend to disable the auto-thrust feature and manually manage the throttle.

 

When I import a FS flight plan with the IMPORT FS FPL feature, it says NO FS PLAN LOADED. How do I access my imported flight plan then ?
Make sure that the default file called 'gps_export.dll' is located into your Flight Simulator/Modules subdirectory.
If not, download it from here and save it under your Flight Simulator Modules sub-directory.

How can I setup my throttle to work with FSUIPC and A400M ?
Many customers use the FSUIPC (version 3.5 or higher) either in registered or free of charge variant to handle all their yokes, pedals and others.
Our Wilco Fleet A400M has been designed to be fully independent of FSUIPC.
Nonetheless, to be able to use the Wilco Fleet A400M while FSUIPC remains available for other aircraft, it is needed to change some configuration settings in FSUIPC itself :

  • Load a flight with Wilco Fleet A400M.
  • Open up FSUIPC menu and locate the "joysticks" tab (last one).
  • Select the option " 3 of 11 separate throttles per engine".
  • Configure the page according to the image below.

Please pay attention to tick the "Aircraft Specific" option, so that this configuration change only concerns the Wilco Fleet A400M and not your other add-on.

Computer Pilot - July 2006 :
Computer Pilot - July 2006 edition - A400M Review
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Article extract
"...Flying the A400M is a lot of fun; in fact I have all but retired my C-130 fleet and chosen to fly this one instead ..."

The Reviewer


Micro Simulateur magazine #171

"...L'A400M de Wilco est un appareil sympathique pour débuter dans le transport militaire aérien.
L'appareil est parfaitement reproduit avec ses lignes caractéristiques de gros camion militaire, sans négliger un design en finesse qui ajoute une touche d'élégance à ce gros-porteur. L'ambiance sonore est irréprochable, depuis le sifflement de l'APU jusqu'au ronronnement des turbopropulseurs...."