Update! MSFS2020 - Salty 747-8 Improvement Mod - V.0.3.1 dev


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


    • 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 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 "salty-747.zip". 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


    [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

    V.0.3.0 Stable
    V.0.3.1 Dev Version
    File Size : 3 KB- Upload Address : Google Cloud - Download Speed : Unlimited

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


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