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Magknight Updates 787 to Version 1.7

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Developer Magknight has updated the 787 to version 1.7. According to the developer, this is the “biggest update since the initial release” and includes a number of improvements to the cockpit, the modelling, fuel systems and much more. Magknight has said that the update can be downloaded through the SkunkCrafts update tool, but they do recommend that you download from the store first as it is likely to be faster.

The new update sees changes throughout the aircraft with many new additions and features that many customers will appreciate. Some of the standout changes with the new version for the modelling and animations include the new cockpit hatch, additional GPU models and toe brake animations. The fuel system has also seen major improvements including automatic fuel jettison, crossfeed and also pump loadsheeding.

Another improvement is the inclusion of a more detailed CPDLC/ACARS system which also integrates with HOPPIE. The new update enables users to get clearance requests for oceanic procedures or pre-departure clearence on the ground at various airports. Furhtermore, you can now use Simbrief to uplink aircraft loadout, configuration and also flightplans.

The team has reconfirmed that the Magknight 787: Aviator’s Edition is compatbile with X-Plane 11.50 and Vulkan. This is a free update and can be downloaded from your original store account or by using the SkunkCrafts update tool. A full changelog is provided to customers, but an abridged version is below for an overview on key changes.

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New Magknight 787 Update Previews

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Magknight continues to provide development updates for the 787 update they will be bringing to X-Plane 11 in the future. The new previews shared Mitchell Chen's Twitter (@sp33dm) highlight the new wing modelling that will be included in a future update to the aircraft. From what we can see, the new renders showcase an improvement in the overall quality of
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Magknight B787-9 Updated to Version 1.6.0

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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
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Magknight 787 FMS/EFB Development Update

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Developer Magknight has updated the community, over on the X-Plane forum, with progress to the 787’s FMS and EFB. Magknight has shared some previews of how their new coding incorporates performance and weight/balance calculations through the use of the EFB. Large changes to the EFB are being made, including new aircraft config system, allowing you to manage all the important
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Magknight Previews Dreamliner Update

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Magknight, the developer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for X-Plane, has presented its monthly update over on the X-Plane Forum. The post gives an update of the implemented changes in the new cockpit they're currently working on, which has provoked quite the reaction from dissatisfied users. For clarification, Magknight reminds their users their main focus is on the modelling, rather than the
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Magknight 787 Aviator’s Edition Updated to 1.5.0

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Developer Magknight has updated their Boeing 787-9 for X-Plane. This significant 1.5.0 update brings Hoppie ACARS support, new custom flight controls, Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine model and flight dynamics (still very much under development) and upgraded air conditionning and fuel systems. There are also various bug fixes (see the full list below).

The previously created liveries are compatible with this new release, however they will obviously not feature new additions such as the RR engines. Users are however keen on quickly creating liveries for this new update, which can be found here.

This update is compatible with Vulkan and X-Plane 11.50, although there are some minor issues with X-Plane 11.50b9. The developer recommends to download the update from the store rather than using the habitual SkunkCrafts Updater.

The Magknight 787 Aviator’s Edition is available through the X-Plane Store for $44.95

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Magknight Previews New Cockpit and RR Trent 1000 Engines

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Aircraft developer Magknight has released some previews of their next update to the 787-9 over on the X-Plane forum, including a completely overhauled cockpit and new Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. The 787-9 is the mid-sized variant of the 787 from Boeing, but by far, the most popular with over 700 orders for the type. The Dreamliner is considered the
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Magknight Shares New 787 Previews

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Developers Magknight has shared some new 787 previews via their Discord server. The new previews are renders of the cockpit, but lack much of the 3D modelling for various components. This is very much just an indication of where the team are currently with the development of the cockpit redesign. In addition to the new cockpit renders, a few other
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Magknight 787 Update from Cosford

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Over at Cosford, the team that brought the 787 to X-Plane, Magknight,  just finished presenting their latest update to the aircraft. ThresholdX was on scene to attend the presentation and we'd like to thank them for their information and source for this article, available here. Head developer Mariano Gonzalez was the first presenter for Magknight. Mariano explained how important the
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Magknight B787-9 Aviator Edition Updated to Version 1.30

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Developer Magknight has issued a significant update to the B787-9 Aviator Edition. Version 1.3.0 includes 20 new EICAS messages, new pop-up windows and also a custom automatic engine start system to match it closer to the real aircraft. Further to the additions, a few elements have been changed including some adjustments to the autobrakes and the spoilers. Fixes include some
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