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*Improved fuselage model in the FDM for better drag realism
*Improved fuselage model in the FDM for better drag realism
*Changed engine fuel consumption data
*Changed engine fuel consumption data
*Service ceiling is closer to 43000 now.
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*Smoke associated with tailstrike
*Smoke associated with tailstrike
*Tailstrike effect on the engines
*Tailstrike effect on the engines
*HUD now is activated only with by clicking on it instead of using FG HUD; it can also be flipped out of the way with middle click.

Revision as of 07:41, 22 August 2010

Boeing 787-8
Boeing 787.png
Type Airliner
Author(s) Josh Wilson and Nickyivyca
--aircraft= 787
Status Released(Currently Undergoing Testing & minor/major model and FDM changes)
Download Download the Boeing 787-8 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).


The Boeing 787-8, the first model of the aircraft to see production.The 787-8 is the base model of the 787 family with a length of 186 feet (57 m) and a wingspan of 197 feet (60 m) and a range of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 km) depending on seating configuration. The 787-8 seats 210 passengers in a three class configuration. The variant will be the first of the 787 line to enter service in 2010.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It will carry between 210 and 330 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration. Boeing has stated that it will be more fuel-efficient than earlier Boeing airliners and will also be the first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction. Boeing's development of the 787 is also innovative in the collaborative management approach with suppliers.

Until January 28, 2005, the 787 was known by the developmental designator 7E7. Early released concept images depicted a radical design with highly curved surfaces. On April 26, 2005, a year after the launch of the program, the final look of the external 787 design was frozen, with a less rakish nose and a more conventional tail.

Boeing featured its first 787 in a rollout ceremony on July 8, 2007 at its assembly factory in Everett, Washington, by which time it had become the fastest-selling wide body airliner in history with nearly 600 orders. Originally scheduled to enter service in May 2008, production has been delayed and it is currently scheduled to enter into service in late 2009.

Inside the 3d cockpit of the 787 looking up
Inside the 3d cockpit of the 787 looking down

Aircraft help

This is for the version unfortunately not available on the official Download page or per CVS. However, it does work with the version provided in the link above.


  1. start APU on electrical panel and wait for its work mode (on EICAS will be message "APU running").
  2. on APU start on 1 second lights APU FAILURE - this is normal - build-in APU-controller test runs.
  3. on electrical panel switch on APU generator.
  4. on engine panel switch on Autostart button and switch on starters.
  5. wait for engines idle (on EICAS lights off messages L ENG FAILURE, R ENG FAILURE).
  6. on electrical panel switch on L GEN, R GEN, BKP GEN L, BKP GEN R.
  7. on electrical panel switch off APU GEN and turn off APU.

If buttons do not work on startup, click on the HUD with the left button and move the view around. Then return to middle view. If the HUD activates, buttons work. In older versions, you may have to middle click on it to rotate it. Middle click or left click on it to move it back into place.

Current Changes

The tailstrike effect


  • Engines down from 90500 to 66500 lbs of thrust
  • Cruise speed down to 488.
  • Cruise alt up to 37000
  • Slightly adjusted weight.
  • Repositioned hstab and vstab, eliminated elevator spazz.
  • Adjusted approach from 120 and aoa at 7 to 150 and aoa at .5
  • Added pushback thruster
  • Added 6 adjustable weights-crew, first class, business class, economy class, front cargo, and rear cargo
  • Slowed down flap extension rate-from 5 seconds 0-full to 40 seconds 0-full.
  • Improved fuselage model in the FDM for better drag realism
  • Changed engine fuel consumption data
  • Service ceiling is closer to 43000 now.


  • Pushback model (it rotates when the rudder is turned, but not to the same amount of wheel turn)
  • Gear smoke (from 777)
  • Contrails added
  • Tailstrike spark effect (a modified gear smoke code)
  • Smoke associated with tailstrike
  • Tailstrike effect on the engines
  • HUD now is activated only with by clicking on it instead of using FG HUD; it can also be flipped out of the way with middle click.


  • Autopilot works with 2.0 successfully in all areas, but may need a bit of tweaking.


  • Bring back GPWS callouts
  • Redo cockpit to a real 787 type cockpit (see image linked to below)
  • Extend fuselage model and make a 787-9, with FDM as well.

External Links

  • Picture of cockpit. [1]

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