With pleasure ASN X-Plane would like to inform you on behalf of the SSG team that their Boeing 747-8i has been updated to version 1.4.
This update brings terrain displays to both pilot and copilot navigation displays (NDs). This is part of the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), which is installed in the real aircraft, and is quite complex in operation and capabilities. However, the most visible part of the system is the terrain display on the NDs. The terrain display is much like that of a radar, sweeping the flight path ahead of the aircraft and showing terrain that might pose a threat to the aircraft in color coded fashion from green to red, even showing areas of water in blue. As the aircraft climbs and descends, or the range scale is changed on the ND, the terrain display changes accordingly.
Also, external textures and normals have been enhanced with added details and all the default liveries have been redone.
Other changes include:
– Fixed issue where some users experienced moving artifacts in the external model.
– Fixed issue reported by some users where the parking brake would switch off when changing aircraft loads.
– Problem with some cockpit sounds activating incorrectly has been fixed.
– Added functionality to the switch that allows the ND and PFD to switch between magnetic and true heading.
– Transponder now has different modes working rather than just ON/OFF, primarily TCAS.
– Improved the speedbrake operation and message logic.
– Improved runway presentation on the ND to make it closer to the real aircraft’s.
– Modified external model properties to gain FPS on some systems.
– Added an option on the EFB to disable rain effects.
– and many others.
Various FMC and autoflight improvements such as reduced delay/lag in FMC display functions and the flightplans now are stored in an x-plane/Custom Data/UFMC/FlightPlans/ folder so they are not overwritten any time the aircraft is updated and will work for any add on using future versions of the UFMC (V3.0+) and/or x737FMC (V3.2+) , which can read/write flight plans.