Big Update! MSFS2020 - Salty 747-8 Improvement Mod - V.0.4.0


This is an open-source modification for the default Asobo 747-8 included in Microsoft Flight Simulator. 


      • [FMC] Custom Flight Plan Manager from WT integrated, allowing directs, holding, route changes, custom waypoints etc.
      • [FMC] Added direct to functionality.
      • [FMC] Added holding functionality.
      • [FMC] Route changes are now possible.
      • [FMC] Custom waypoints, such as precise coordinates and waypoints based on distance are now possible.
      • [FMC] Redesigned FMC DEP/ARR, RTE and LEGS pages.
      • [FMC] Added new FMC hold page.
      • [FMC] Added new custom font to CDU.
      • [FMC] Updated VNAV pages layout for accuracy.
      • [FMC] SimBrief now properly uplinks airways and lat/long points.
      • [FMC] Fixed FMC failing to initialise bug.
      • [FMC] Corrected FMC cruise altitude formatting.
      • [TEXTURES] Added new decals to cockpit panels.
      • [SOUNDS] Added minimums GPWS callout.
      • [SOUNDS] Added new OVERSPEED warning sound.
      • [SOUNDS] Enabled Asobo "SINK RATE" and "PULL UP" aural warnings.
      • [EICAS] Added reverser "REV" indication to upper EICAS display.
      • [AUTOPILOT] Target MCP alt can now be actively changed when not in ALT hold modes.
      • [AUTOPILOT] Autothrottle now uses more thrust in FLCH SPD and VNAV SPD.
      • [AUTOPILOT] Fixed FLCH bug below 3000'.
      • [VNAV] Added VNAV ALT mode, VNAV will now stop climb/descent when reaching MCP altitude.
      • [VNAV] Custom climb, cruise and descent speeds can be set in VNAV FMC pages.
      • [VNAV] Pushing ALT knob now sets new higher cruise alt in FMC in climb phase, and no longer changes it in descent phase.
      • [VNAV] Fixed bug causing FMC to enter Descent mode when step climbing in VNAV.
      • [A/T] Tuned A/T PID for better autothrottle response.
      • [PFD] Added altitude alert system when approaching MCP altitude with aural warning.
      • [PFD] Redesigned heading indicator on PFD.
      • [PFD] Polished some cosmetic elements on PFD.
      • [PFD] QNH can now be preselected on PFD when in STD mode.
      • [PFD] Added new pitch limit indicator (PLI) to PFD.
      • [PFD] Fixed stall tape sometimes not being visible.
      • [ND] Added TCAS traffic.
      • [ND] Added track line to ND.
      • [ND] Heading bug dashed line now hides after 10 seconds of not being moved when not in HDG SEL or HDG HOLD.
      • [ND] WX radar returns from behind the aircraft no longer show.
      • [ND] The temporary flight plan dashed line no longer draws beyond what is needed, increasing performance.
      • [ND] Minor cosmetic changes.
      • [EICAS] Pressurisation info is now hidden from upper EICAS when not displaying ENG.
      • [FUEL] Added fully functioning fuel jettison system.
      • [FUEL] Added EICAS messages related to STAB tank pump operation.
      • [MODEL] Adjusted default state of various knobs.
      • [MISC] Slightly shrunk the size of all displays to add a "deadzone" edge area as present on the LCDs.


      • Dev version


      • [FLIGHT DIRECTOR] New smooth rotation command when VNAV armed/V2 set for takeoff.
      • [MISC] Added custom-made Boeing font to EFIS.
      • [MISC] Added option in FMC to switch units between LBS and KGS.
      • [VNAV] Maintains approx V2 speed from liftoff until ACC ALT.
      • [VNAV] Automatic Thrust Reduction at altitude specified in TAKEOFF REF fmc page.
      • [VNAV] Automatic Acceleration Profile beginning at altitude specified in TAKEOFF REF fmc page, with proper flap retraction schedule.
      • [VNAV] Flies climb profile/speeds up to CRZ alt based on aircraft weight using approximation of Econ speeds.
      • [VNAV] New slightly higher default VNAV CRZ at .845 mach.
      • [VNAV] Descent speed initially .845/340KIAS until approx 10500' then slows to 240KIAS.
      • [VNAV] Adjusted descent mode criteria to reduce inadvertent triggering.
      • [VNAV] Autothrottle now correctly engages in SPD mode when leveling in VNAV PTH.
      • [VNAV] New VNAV CLB and CRZ pages on FMC (Not fully functional).
      • [FMC] Added Simbrief Integration.
      • [FMC] Added WX/METAR and ATIS requests.
      • [FMC] Default thrust rating now TO.
      • [FMC] Default climb rating now CLB.
      • [FMC] VREF25 and 30 now calculated from current weight using real aircraft data.
      • [FMC] Flap Maneuver Speeds displayed reflect real aircraft values for current weight.
      • [FMC] REF speed bug now displays correct value on PFD.
      • [FMC] New Takeoff Ref page matching real aircraft layout.
      • [FMC] Redesigned Progress Page.
      • [FLIGHT MODEL] Engine fuel flow increased to more realistic figure.
      • [SOUND] Enabled some missing Asobo sounds (GPWS Alt Callouts, V1 Callout, Speedbrake servo extension, A/P disc).
      • [PFD] Visual redesign of all instrumentation on PFD.
      • [PFD] New Flight Path Vector display.
      • [PFD] Minimums settable now in 10FT increments.
      • [PFD] Fixed VMO/MMO on speedtape.
      • [PFD] V1/VR hides after takeoff and next flap maneuvering speed now shows on speedtape.
      • [PFD] Stall speed red tape and amber band now varies with G Load.
      • [ND] Visual redesign of all instrumentation on ND.
      • [ND] New ND symbology and colours.
      • [ND] Added VOR/ADF L/R needles and ident/DME info. (Tune in NAV/RAD page).
      • [ND] Bing map airport display now hidden when turning ARPT switch off.
      • [ND] Small airports (<2500M Runway) are now filtered out from ND ARPT display.
      • [ND] Removed DECEL waypoint.
      • [ND] Removed NDBs from STA display.
      • [EICAS] Visual redesign of all instrumentation on upper and lower EICAS.
      • [EICAS] Added Arrows to Fuel Synoptic to show active transfer of RES1&4 and HST fuel.
      • [EICAS] Stab Trim indicator now properly functional.
      • [EICAS] New EICAS message logic, adds Advisory message category and correctly displays Memo messages at bottom of list.
      • [EICAS] New APU RUNNING memo message.
      • [EICAS] New AUTOBRAKE 1/2/3/4/MAX/RTO memo.
      • [EICAS] New PARK BRAKE SET memo.
      • [EICAS] New IRS ALIGN MODE L/C/R memo.
      • [EICAS] New SPEEDBRAKE ARMED memo.
      • [EICAS] New DOOR ENTRY L1/R5 advisories.
      • [EICAS] New ICING advisory.
      • [EICAS] New BLEED 1/2/3/4 advisories.
      • [EICAS] New FUEL QTY LOW caution.
      • [EICAS] New OVERSPEED warning.
      • [MODEL] Added pilot models to interior model (Optional can be configured in FMC).
      • [MODEL] Updated camera instrument/quickview positions.
      • [MODEL] Fixed LOD draw distance on external model.
      • [MISC] Fixed minor bugs


      Small update addressing bugs and compatibility with MSFS 1.12.13.

      • [OTHER] Compatibility with MSFS 1.12.13
      • [EICAS] Fixed inaccuracies with PARK BRAKE SET EICAS message
      • [ND] The altitude range arc now disappears at 200ft from the MCP altitude instead of 100ft
      • [FMC] New calculation for maximum flight level on VNAV page
      • [FUEL] Tweaked engine data and fuel consumption
      • [FLIGHT MODEL] General flight model changes
      • [FLIGHT MODEL] Changed empty CG position to 26% MAC

      To download and install:

      Click on "". Follow the instructions found in the readme.


      [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


      [IRS] IRS knobs functional

      [IRS] IRS alignment

      [IRS] IRS alignment affects PFD and ND realistically

      [EICAS] Added fully functional DRS synoptic page

      [EICAS] Added fully functional FCTL synoptic page

      [EICAS] Added fully functional ELEC synoptic page

      [EICAS] Added semi-functional STAT synoptic page

      [EICAS] Added FUEL TANK/ENG EICAS Caution

      [PFD] Adjusted PFD colors to more closely match real life

      [ND] Wind and TAS no longer display under 100kts

      [FMC] Added "Salty Options" page (Should be moved to EFB in the future)

      [FMC] Added IRS instant align option

      [FMC] VSpeeds are now correctly calculated

      [FMC] VSpeeds now reset appropriately

      [FMA] FMA HOLD mode now properly displays when TOGA is pressed

      [FMA] FMA no longer displays anything when A/T and FD are off

      [FUEL] Improved fuel consumption rate

      [FUEL] Changed fuel tank priority to more closely match the real aircraft

      [AIRCOND] Aircond knobs funtional

      [LIGHTS] Fixed taxi light bleeding into cockpit and remaining lit after gear is up

      [FLIGHT MODEL] Adjusted Wingflex



      IRS fully modelled (PFD, MFD, Knobs)


      DRS EICAS Synoptic Page

      FCTL EICAS Synoptic Page

      ELEC EICAS Synoptic Page

      Semi-Functional GEAR EICAS Synoptic Page

      Semi-Functional STAT EICAS Synoptic Page


      Green arc predicting altitude during climb / descent


      PFD Colors Adjusted


      "Salty Options" page under MENU in FMC

      IRS Instant Align Option

      Some values that couldn't be entered can now be entered (e.g Cost Index)


      Various FMA fixes

      Flight Model and Engines

      Improved fuel consumption rate

      Improved fuel tank logic


      Aircond Knobs Functional


      To install, simply copy the salty-747 folder to your community folder. Depending on the platform you bought MSFS on, the location of your Community folder will be different.

      Microsoft Store - C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_[]\LocalCache\Packages\Community

      Steam - C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community

      Boxed - C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\MSFSPackages\Community

      File Size : 2.17 MB - Upload Address : Google Cloud - Download Speed : Unlimited

      3/Post a Comment/Comments

      1. with last dev version , the flight plan isn't showed at VFRmap

      2. With latest version of MSFS, moving items in the cockpit, switches, throttles, brakes no longer move.

      3. Strike last comment--I was on the wrong version. Probably should like your git here, though. =)


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