Horizon’s 787-9 Mod is Now Available on MSFS

The 787-9 freeware mod is now available, just in time for VATSIM’s Cross the Pond this weekend.

Posted: 27-Oct-2023 @ 22:05z
Horizon’s 787-9 Mod is Now Available on MSFS

After a few previews earlier this week, the Horizon Simulation 787-9 modification for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

This freeware modification is designed to bring the popular 787-9 aircraft to Microsoft Flight Simulator by changing elements of the 787-10 included in the Premium Deluxe version of the simulator developed by Asobo Studios.

Included will be both engine variants – the General Electric GEnx-1B, and Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, along with a number of highly detailed liveries for both variants. The plane has been constructed with Sim Update 13’s new framework meaning it will take advantage of the EFB that was recently added to Asobo’s stock Boeing 787-10 following its redesign by Working Title.

As with the other 787 variants, you will need the Premium Deluxe edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator in order for this freeware addon to work properly in your simulator, since it takes advantage of systems logic present in that version of the game only.

The release window on Friday sits on the eve of VATSIM’s annual Cross the Pond event, so keep your eyes on the virtual skies Saturday for any pilots plucky enough to try their hand at the new Boeing widebody. Although it ought to be said that per standard practice on the VATSIM, please do not try to fly a plane that you’re not already totally familiar and confident with on the network.

The Boeing 787-9 by Horizon Simulations offers an array of exciting features and improvements, all thanks to our dedicated team of creators and contributors. You can see the features below.

You can get the Horizon Simulations 787-9 mod from FlightSim.to right now.

EFB Enhancements

  • Added EFB performance calculations for the -9 and both engine types (Credit: Kuro).
  • Doors page added to the EFB (Credit: Toby).

Model Enhancements

  • Exterior model now features grime, dirt, markings, and more (Credit: Max).
  • SATCOM added to the model (Credit: Kuro/Max).
  • New default wing textures (Credit: Max).
  • RR and GE engines are now split into two separate aircraft in MSFS menu (Credit: Toby C).
  • Engine cowlings now have a more realistic grey/matte appearance (Credit: Toby C).
  • Engine fan blades have been reworked for better animations (Credit: Toby C).
  • Wingflex and engine vibrations have been tweaked (Credit: Andro).
  • Engine spinners have been recoloured (Credit: Toby C).
  • New Hublot/Parallax window textures (Credit: Jviation).
  • Gear compression is now simulated (Credit: Rob B/Adam).

Lighting Enhancements

  • Exterior lighting has been completely reworked (Credit: Nico).
  • Cabin lighting now features “mood lighting” in the external view, depending on livery type (Credit: Toby C/Adam).

Cockpit Enhancements

  • Brand new cockpit textures (Optional download) (Credit: Mike).
  • Added correct engine displays based on engine type (Credit: Kuro).
  • Added Vbar option (Credit: Kuro).

Sound Enhancements

  • Added a new GEnx sound package (Credit: Heavy Division/Toby C).

Flight Model Enhancements

  • Flight model has been reworked to match -9 tables (Credit: Mark Sz/Rob B/Adam).
  • Fuel flow reworked to match the -9 figures (Credit: Rob B/Mark Sz/Adam).
  • Taxi model reworked to match -9 figures (Credit: Adam).
  • Tweaked idle thrust (Credit: Mark Sz). Overhaul of flap configuration (Credit: Rob B/Adam).
  • Tweaked drag/lift values (Credit: Rob B/Adam).
  • Model matching (Wing area, aircraft length, fuselage width) (Credit: Mark Sz/Rob B).

Miscellaneous Enhancements:

  • Added GSX profiles (Credit: Simon).
  • Included a -9 Paintkit (Credit: Max/Kuro/Qbit).
  • Over 30 stunning liveries to choose from (Credit Max/Zaph/Hakon/Jason/Jordan/Raimbotrax/Silky/Javiation).
  • Added -9 tooltips (Credit: David N). Corrected -9 description (Credit: David N).
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