Magknight Updates their B787-9 Aviator Edition to Version 1.7.0

May 5, 2021
X-Plane
OTHER
MSFS

Magknight have updated their B787-9 Aviator Edition once more, bringing with it an assortment of improvements in all sorts of areas.

Fuselage and cockpit art join an improved fuel system, automatic checklists, and enroute CPDLC/ACARS using HOPPIE.

These improvements are topped off by other improvements and the implementation of feature requests from users.

It was back in September when the aircraft last saw a major update: version 1.6.0 saw the release of their brand new cockpit, with smaller updates releasing afterwards in the months that followed.

The version history at x-plane.org’s store shows the aircraft was updated in the following areas:

Improved fuselage and cockpit art

  • Screen LCD effect
  • Reduced animation time on most buttons
  • Extra cargo doors
  • Cockpit hatch
  • Additional GPU models
  • New (brighter) external lights
  • Animations for keyboard buttons
  • Window lines, pillar seals and HUD glass changes

Improved fuel system

  • Automatic fuel Jettison
  • Crossfeed
  • Pump loadshedding
  • Better primary pump selection
  • Various small fixes and improvements

Automatic checklists

  • Automatic checklists, defined on a per-livery basis
  • Autocomplete for checklists
  • Standard normal checklists included
  • Intergration with cabin announcements

Enroute CPDLC/ACARS using HOPPIE

  • Added freetext to various pages
  • Logon, logoff, responses and freetext messages supported
  • Oceanic and CPDLC clearance requests
  • Improved resilliance
  • Station status shown on logon/request pages
  • Simbrief uplink for aircraft loadout, configuration and flightplans

Various other feature requests and improvements

  • Toe brake animations
  • Reversers moving the throttles
  • EFB QNH inHg/hPa auto-detect
  • On-the-fly reload of cabin soundpacks
  • Added message info box to COMM
  • STORED VHF improvements
  • EFB error showing when EFB off
  • QNH Pressure range (#511)
  • Gear doors automatically deploy after takeoff
  • Improved NWS control logic
  • Brake temperature simulation
  • GEAR EFIS page
  • Full spoilers command order (#502)

On top of 1.7.0, Magknight has pushed four smaller updates through to 1.7.4, which include small fixes and improvements.

  • Fixed issue with CPDLC logon request
  • Fixed instance of SASL soft crash
  • Indicator test
  • Added indicator capabilities to most of the overhead yellow indicators (others to come)
  • Fixed bugs associated with having batteries off but elec power on somewhere
  • Fixed bugs with electrical drive disconnect
  • Indicator test ends after 3 seconds
  • Reduced display reflections
  • Master warning/caution indicators
  • Green light indicators
  • Balance ON indicator

The aircraft is available at x-plane.org for US $44.95.

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