Salty Simulations excellent 747-8 Mod updated to v0.2.0
Salty’s 747-8 Mod is one of the most impressive community mods for Microsoft Flight Simulator, with the goal of improving the default 747 into a more realistic and functional aircraft. It’s a similar goal to FlyByWire’s A320NX, but this time for the Queen of the Skies.
After a well received initial release, this mod was now updated to v0.2.0, which already considers Asobo’s updates to the aircraft from the latest MSFS update. There are several improvements over the default 747, like a funcional IRS knobs, several functional EICAS pages, and more. There’s even improved wingflex.
Here’s the changelog for v0.2.0:
[ND] Added altitude prediction arc (the “banana”)
[ND] Active waypoint now displays in magenta
[ND] ETAs for waypoints are now in UTC instead of local time
[ND] Various visual changes regarding waypoint information
[ND] Distance to waypoint now displays correctly
[ND] Added UTC clock on ND
[ND] Removed VOR arrows from ND
[ND] Removed track display from ND
[EICAS] Added GEAR EICAS Synoptic Page
[EICAS] Fixed minor bugs related to EICAS synoptics
[FMC] Cost Index can now be set
[FMC] VNAV CRZ Page now refreshes automatically
[FMC] VNAV CRZ Page now differs depending on ECON or MCP speed modes
[FMC] VNAV CRZ Page now displays current command speed
[FMC] VNAV CRZ Page now shows maximum operating flight level, based on aircraft weight
[FMC] Several minor visual accuracy improvements to VNAV CRZ page
[ISFD] Added correct ISFD behavior on startup
[ISFD] Added ISFD 90-second init sequence
[ISFD] ISFD now differs when IRS is not aligned / is aligned
[TEXTURES] Replaced red ON light with a more realistic color
[MISC] Seatbelt knob operational
[MISC] Fixed various minor bugs
Any question? Hit the team’s Discord channel!
Salty 747 does not work
Still does not work…still not heard back from ya! Why is this comment box even here?
Our apologies Pete, you comment was somehow lost in moderation. Can you explain a little more the problem you’re having?
Pete Van Emmert
I am following the steps but it’s not showing up
It doesn’t show up as a new aircraft. In fact, it replaces the default 747.
Ah ok, I thought it would show in my “Hanger” as Salty