QualityWings have today released their 2nd Quarter status update for the 787 project! Along with this status update are a few screenshots featuring the cockpit and gear assembly!
In a post to Facebook the team wrote: “Since our last progress update in February, some of you of may have seen our banner reading ‘Summer 2017’ instead of the dreaded ‘Coming Soon’.
The QW787 has been in beta testing for a little bit more than six months and we’re lucky to have a beta team that is knowledgable, diverse, dedicated and very passionate at what they do…in other words they drive us crazy (which is a good thing)!
The beta team has helped us resolve more than 600 reported issues during testing and the result is a product we feel is close to release. With that in mind we are excited to disclose information about the initial release and pricing.”
Initial release is expected to include the Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 with GEnx and Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine variants. Both variants come with completely custom flight dynamics, properly simulated FADEC and engine characteristics as well as complete soundsets true to their real life counterparts. A lot of time and attention has been spent to make you actually see, feel and hear like you’re flying a Trent or a GEnx. Differences between the two variants include:
- Adapted weights and thrust ratings
- Full Trent and GEnx sound
- Hand flying characteristics unique to the -8 and -9
- Simulation of the hybrid laminar-flow control (HLFC) system
- Additional flap settings and modified main landing gear unique to the -9
While we don’t anticipate any issues with the 787-9, testing on that model is behind the -8 and we won’t delay the release for the -9. In this case, the -9 would be delivered as a free update after the initial release.