Magknight B787-9 Updated to Version 1.6.0

A new update for the Magknight B787-9 has been released on X-Plane 11. The new…

Posted: 24-Sep-2020 @ 12:30z
Magknight B787-9 Updated to Version 1.6.0

A new update for the Magknight B787-9 has been released on X-Plane 11. The new update brings both the new cockpit and also the next-generation EFB. Furthermore, version 1.6.0 also brings full X-Plane 11.50 support (Vulkan/Metal) and a host of bug fixes.

The new cockpit brings high-resolution textures for the cockpit and cabin, along with more complex lighting for the cockpit. Modelling has also been improved to make sure that the dimensions of the cockpit is more accurate than before. In addition, the new cockpit brings new animations for all buttons.

As for the “Next-Generation EFB”, Magknight has included an all-new WTBAL calculator which will support various cabin configurations and load-outs. Also, a new takeoff calculator has been added which will take into consideration INTX and runway slope, max weight for the runway along with calculating automatic derate calculations and also trim calculations.

The new update is fairly extensive in also fixing a range of bugs that have been reported. For example, ACARS messaging formats have been rectified, along with numerous alterations to how the EICAS is handled in the simulator. A full list of those bug fixes and changes can be found down below.

The update is available now from the store or via the Magknight updater tool. That said, the team are recommending that people update with a fresh installer due to the large file size and amount of changes.

If you haven’t picked up the Magknight B787-9 for X-Plane 11, you can do so from the store for $44.95.

Version 1.6.0  (September 23rd 2020)

“The New Cockpit”

  • ACP/Stationbox is now functional
  • High resolution textures with PBR throughout the cockpit and cabin
  • More comprehensive cockpit lighting options
  • Mousewheel Manipulators (#470)
  • New Manipulators and animations across all buttons
  • Optional tinted cockpit windows
  • Realistic Panel dimensions
  • Reduced speckle effect in cabin

Next-Generation EFB

  • New WTBAL calculator
    • Config file support for different cabin configs and galley loadouts
    • Weight configurations are validated to ensure safe flight
  • Takeoff calculator
    • Automatic derate calculation
    • Automatic trim calculation
    • INTX and runway slope support (using extremeData)
    • Max weight for runway
    • Substantially more cases supported than previous generation
  • Landing calculator
    • Enroute and dispatch versions
  • Autobrakes
    • Full selection of autobrakes RTO, 1-4 and MAX
  • EFB init

Extensive bugfixes and other small features

  • ACARS message formatting issue
  • ACARS spelling mistake (#393)
  • ACP/stationbox configured for use with VATSIM
  • Autobrakes being sad
  • Balance button is now momentary
  • Better keyboard entry for TCPs
  • Button default states
  • CDU button crash (#395)
  • COMM keyboard entry (#401)
  • Conversion altitude changes
  • Delayed air lights
  • EICAS Stab trim indicator is now fancy
  • EICAS too high (#406)
  • EICAS warning/caution reset (#472)
  • External datarefs for weight and balance
  • FCS lock
  • Flaps system modifications (787#191)
  • GPWS flaps/gear messages
  • Handler for malformed ACARS messages
  • Linked logo light to navlights for Honeycomb yoke
  • More advanced error checking for JSON stuff
  • ND range knob direction (#376)
  • PA volume made a bit louder, and persistent
  • Physical keyboard number entry for the CDU (#405)
  • Settings file soft crash (#456, #415)
  • Specifically define SASL modules
  • Speedbrakes manip at bottom of axis for ease of use
  • TCP keyboard entry scope issue
  • Updated SAM support to 1.0.7
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