Tuesday, 17 July 2012

787, Why mine is going to be better.

So I was working on my 787 the other day, and someone on facebook straight up says "why should i download your 787? it's obvious that heinz's is better, after all it's payware"
Well, allow me to highlight the downsides of Heinz's plane and the upsides of mine.
Let's start on the exterior.
 So as you can see, in the above image, Heinz's model features a double slotted fowler flap, not the single slotted fowler found on the 787. his speedbrakes also extend in odd ways, plus the ailerons and inboard flaperons don't extend with the speedbrakes, below, you can see areal 787 in landing configuration. Note the fact that speedbrakes go all the way to the fuselage, and how they open at consistent angles. Also not how the inboard and outboard ailerons function as both flaps AND speedbrakes.
Below, you can see Heinz's (above) and my (below) 787s in landing configuration, again, not the fact that the inboard and outboard ailerons don't act as spoilers.

 One of my favourite issues with this plane is the landing gears, In each of the images, you can see what his landing gear lacks. His nose gear is just a leg, tire and some struts, the real 787 has steering cylinders which rotate back and forth to help steer the plane. His gear doors are also too fat, wide and open up too much. On the main landing gear, he features one drag brace and a cross bar. that's it. Hiroshi's 787 features a detailed landing gear, complete with hydraulic brake lines and full strut modelling.
 Now on to the interior, the real 787 (above) features a complex PFD (primary flight display) that has many modes. There are several systems in the PFD that are activated by the pilot, and several bugs, indicators and other things that haven't been simulated on this 787. My 787 will feature a plugin that should be able to cover all the various warning systems, speed bugs and annunciators. For example, the real 787 has bugs on the speed indicator that tell the pilot when to rotate, when V1 has been reached, and even what speeds to raise or lower the flaps! Take note at the design of the ND, or navigation display. his features an altitude reader at the bottom, when in reality, the 787 has a full screen ND plus an engine EICAS, both of which can be switched to an FMS or a failure page, or several ECAM functions. The details of those functions will be described in my 787's manual.
My final criticism for the plane goes to the FMC. the 787 FMC is a thing of beauty, a touch screen panel displays both the left and right FMCs and beside that, a pair of spankin FMS keypads. The actual 787 FMC can also be used to display ECAM information, but as seen in the bottom image, the ECAM can also be displayed on any other window. The FMC and two panels seen above it are all interconected in one giant redundant system in the real 787, all of which will be simulated on my own 787. Note how heinz simply puts two large FMC screens where a single touch screen should be, and neglects to put the keypads beside the screens rather than behind them. My 787 building group is currently working on making  a single-screened multi-functional FMC/ECAM/ND/EICAS panel system that we intend to incorporate via FBW plugins.
so THAT is why you should download my 787 instead of his. Don't get me wrong, he has quite a few good planes, but this just isn't one of them. I hope this answers the question "why should i get yours when it's released instead of heinz's"

no hard feelings towards him, however i do feel that if you're going to license a plane, that you should make it as accurate as possible.



  1. We'll, shit, Michael... You got my vote. I will gladly download your 787 Dreamliner when you roll it out.

  2. Dreamliner all the way! Can't wait to see this!

  3. This is mutch better then the Heinz really looking forward for it

  4. Your Plane looks really better then Heinz's

  5. Hey Michael question. I noticed that the .org nazis are also preventing repaints of your wonderful 767 to be posted for download. Where would be the best place to go get liveries for these 67's?

    Thanks mate. Dennis

    1. you're just gonna have to overload the .org with uploads, because i'm not uploading liveries anywhere else ;)
      sorry ;)

    2. Hey Mike! I don't understand....that one flew right over my head. Why not flightsim for the liveries since they seem open to host your files - why try the .org which will nban them?


  6. What do I have to put on the org. search engine to find your liveries? Thank you