Supercritical Simulations Group, kurz SSG, haben ihr neues Update für die Boeing 747-8 angekündigt. Das Update wird als Anniversary Edition V2.3 deklariert, folgende neue Features sind vorhanden:
• Fuselage closely modeled on the real one with many details.
• Each door can be opened individually and is very detailed.
• Almost all parts that can open/move on the aircraft are modeled.
• Many external details such as a satellite antenna, tail camera (Intercontinental), and various vents, drains, etc.
• Cut passenger windows with “glass” panes.
• Vertical and horizontal stabilizers with added details, such as fuel vent (Intercontinental).
• Detailed nacelles and engines with many details and animations.
• Detailed landing gear/gear doors with proper animation.
• Leading and trailing edge flaps, detailed flap mechanisms and proper animations (such as partial retraction of leading edge flaps during reverse thrust).
• Speedbrakes/spoilers with accurate function and logic for individual panels.
• Interiors with seats, galleys, lavatory and crew rest, with stairs to lower deck and some animations.
• Wing flex and nacelle animations.
• Separate and animated windshield wipers with accurate timing and rate.
• Functioning Ram Air Turbine (RAT).
• Pilot figures (can be hidden).
• Animated Angle of Attack (AOA) vanes.
• Fans windmill when engines are off.
• Several blocked windows on the Intercontinental.
• Various cargo types on Freighter main deck.
• Visible fuel vapor during fuel jettisoning.
• Custom external lights design with realistic width, direction and range.
• Detailed 3D cockpit with enhanced textures and accurate differences between the Intercontinental and Freighter models.
• Detailed overhead panel with most buttons/switches modeled and working.
• Accurate forward panel with most buttons/switches modeled and working.
• Detailed pedestal with most buttons/switches/handles working.
• Detailed side panels and window frames.
• Detailed cockpit seats.
• Option to set up various panel states from “cold and dark” to “through flight”.
• Flight dynamics tested by real 747 pilots and mechanics.
• Custom brake system with autobrake and antiskid, and hydraulic system dependency.
• Tailstrike protection.
• Gear system with sensed tire pressure, wheel temperature and associated advisory messages .
• Realistic warning/caution system with advisory messages at all 3 message levels with over 120 Messages.
• Hydraulics with system pressures simulated on all 4 systems plus brakes.
• Fuel system with opening/closing pump valves.
• FUEL TANK/ENG logic and warning, as well as fuel imbalance warning, and many others.
• Engines with fire bottle discharges simulated that empty when used.
• Fuel dump system.
• EICAS decluttering function.
• 3 radio consoles that can be used with any left or right channel COMM 1 / COMM 2 plus custom transponder panel.
• High resolution displays.
• Minimum callouts based on radio altimeter or barometric altimeter
• Display manager like in the real aircraft that shows over 10 synoptic pages in any MFD side and lower EICAS with electronic normal checklist.
• Lights switch test and dim implemented.
• Display brightness is controllable.
• Custom cockpit lights.
• External sounds (3D localized sounds) using the DreamEngine plugin.
• Fuel system with accurate tank loading.
• Detailed EGPWS implementation and displays.
• Realistic AUTOSTART and RUNNING indicators on engine displays.
• Realistic air conditioning system and logic.
• Detailed Navigation Display (ND) with many accurate functions like Airport Map, TCAS and Weather radar (default XP).
• Clock and chronometer display on ND.
• Detailed electrical system logic and switching.
• Realistic baro pressure switch logic (STD, preselected, transition altitude).
• Inertial Reference System (IRS) implemented with alignment function.
• FMCs are modeled closely after the real 747-8 ones with most menus and functions implemented.
• Captain and First Officer CDUs.
• RNAV approaches (non-precision) implemented.
• FMC FIX page implemented.
• FMC Route 2 function implemented.
• FMC Diversion function implemented.
• Custom navigation data supported by Navigraph and Simbref.
Tablet with extra functions, such as:
• Realistic fuel loader with FMC fuel prediction.
• Payload options page.
• Ground service and door control page.
• Wheel chocks are selectable.
• Sound control page.
• Pushback function that permits joystick control.
• Cargo main deck light control (Freighter).
• SSG 747-8 V2 Quick Start Guide (QSG)
• SSG 747-8 V2 Flight Crew Operations Manual (FCOM)
Sobald das Update veröffentlich wurde, kann es über den Skunkcraft Updater bezogen werden